WCIDWMM - International Management

What Can I Do With a Degree in International Management

International management is the practice of managing business operations in more than one country. International Management professionals are familiar with the language, culture, economic and political environment, and business practices of countries in which multinational firms actively trade and invest. They also have the conceptual and analytical skills needed to formulate effective management strategies and policies to benefit all the firm’s constituents in today’s globally competitive environment.

 

Students will learn about cross-cultural management practices and how work behaviour differs throughout the world. Students will also study international aspects of business, trade, marketing, finance and economic systems, develop fluency in a second language, and gain cross-cultural experience. The International Management major allows students to hone the skills needed to meet the challenges of doing business internationally and build a network of personal contacts across the globe.

 

As part of the program, students will complete an international exchange in one of 17 countries around the world.

 

Students may also consider combined degrees. The combined degrees leverage synergies with other Bachelor programs and open up additional career opportunities

 

Students interested in Marketing can complete:

Bachelor of Management (International Management)

Bachelor of Management (International Management)/Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Management (International Management)/Bachelor of Science

 

For more information contact the Dhillon School of Business: https://www.uleth.ca/dhillon/study/degrees/bachelor-management https://www.uleth.ca/ross/program-planning-guides-2020-2021

Skills

  • Ability to Meet Deadlines
  • Adaptability
  • Appreciation & Awareness of Cultural Diversity
  • Computer Literacy
  • Creative Thinking
  • Criticial & Analytical Thinking
  • Knowledge of a Second Language
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • Organizational
  • Planning & Budgeting Expertise
  • Problem Solving
  • Research
  • Team Work
  • Time Management
  • Work Independently

Work Environment 

International Management majors go on to work in a variety of work environments – both internationally and domestically. Graduates work in the private sector, government, post-secondary education, and as entrepreneurs. U of L graduates are currently working in the diplomatic corps, in government, as lawyers, as professors, in college and university international offices, in international development agencies, in the oil and gas sector, and as small business owners. Graduates may also find employment in administration, communication, consulting, economics, financial institutions, policy, public relations, operations/logistics, international trade or marketing.

 

Key Areas of Specialization:

Accounting, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, First Nations’ Governance, General Management, Human Resource Management, Labour Relations, Information Systems, Marketing, Political Science

Career Possibilities 

These jobs are normally intended for new graduates and require 0 to 2 years of experience. It is important to note that many entry level positions require some related experience or demonstrated ability to perform job-related tasks. Even those positions that do not require experience will still prefer an experienced candidate, if one is available.

 

  • Air Import Operation Assistant
  • Assistant Development Executive
  • Business & Industry Liaison
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Analyst Intern
  • Business Development Coordinator
  • Business Development Representative
  • Canadian National Sales Representative
  • Client Project Coordinator
  • Financial Advisor
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Account Specialist
  • International Business Development Officer
  • International Liquidations Business Development Specialist
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing Intern
  • Recruitment Officer

 

These jobs generally require extensive, relevant work experience and/or further education.

 

  • Aid Organization Regional Representative
  • Association Manager
  • Bank Manager
  • Bank Research Analyst
  • Banking Representative
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Border Services Officer
  • Brand Manager
  • Campaign Manager
  • Central Bank Officer
  • Commercial Bank Officer
  • Commercial Coordinator
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Consumer Brand Manager
  • Contract Analyst
  • Corporate Financier
  • Corporate Logistics Manager
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Cultural Advisor
  • Customs Broker
  • Customs Entry Writer
  • Customs Inspector
  • Demographer
  • Diplomat
  • Diversity Consultant
  • Economic Development Officer
  • Education Abroad Counsellor
  • Executive Officer
  • Export Logistics Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Services Director
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Foreign Investment Analyst
  • Foreign Language Instructor
  • Foreign Trade Consultant/Manager
  • Funding Analyst
  • General Manager
  • Government Administrator
  • International Account Executive
  • International Admissions Officer
  • International Advertising Executive
  • International Aid & Development Project Officer
  • International Banking Officer/Manager
  • International Business Analyst/Consultant
  • International Business Development Manager
  • International Consolidation Accountant
  • International Development Bank Officer
  • International Exchange Advisor
  • International Financial Analyst
  • International Management Consultant
  • International Marketing Analyst/
  • International Sales Coordinator/Director
  • International Shipping Specialist
  • International Tax Accountant
  • International Trade Analyst/Specialist
  • International Treasurer
  • Interpreter
  • Investment Advisor/ Consultant
  • Investment Broker
  • Investment Underwriter
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Labour Union Representative
  • Language School Manager
  • Market Research Analyst, Foreign Markets
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Market Research Analyst, Foreign Markets
  • Marketing Consultant/ Representative
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • Multicultural Development Officer
  • Non-Profit Administrator
  • Policy Advisor/Researcher
  • Political Aide
  • Politician
  • Product Designer, Foreign Market Adaptation
  • Project Management/ Planner
  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Publishing Rights Manager
  • Purchasing Agent/Buyer
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Research Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Strategic Planner
  • Trade Commissioner
  • Trade Services Representative
  • Transfer Pricing Specialist
  • Travel Manager
  • University Professor
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Wire Transfer Specialist

On average, people change their careers three to five times in their lifetime.  So, no matter what major you choose, you may still be interested in opportunities totally unrelated to your program of study.  We encourage you to be open to all possibilities!  Your undergraduate degree can be a springboard for other educational pursuits, and your transferable skills and experience can prepare you to work in a multitude of settings.

 

  • Activist
  • Actuary
  • Administrative Support/Technical Personnel
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Author
  • Commercial Trade Lawyer
  • Community Worker
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Environmental Economist
  • Event Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Fundraiser
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resources Personnel/
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Humanitarian Aid Worker
  • Income Generation Specialist
  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Institutional Researcher
  • Insurance Broker
  • Intellectual Property Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • International Regulatory Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legislative Aid
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Political Scientist
  • Population Studies Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Securities Agent
  • Social Researcher
  • Speech Writer
  • Volunteer Manager

Useful Resources

Add Value to Your Degree

The more you do to differentiate yourself, the more likely you are to succeed in building a fulfilling career path for yourself. It takes more than just attending classes to stand out amongst other students and new graduates. Become an explorer! Try new things, challenge yourself, build unique skills, and connect with diverse people.

Use the ideas listed below to help you brainstorm experiences to add value to your degree. For more ideas on experiential opportunities at the University of Lethbridge, view the Student Experience Transcript. 

Making connections with others is one of the best ways to learn about the world of work and gain access to career-building opportunities. Making meaningful connections with people is often called building a network.  Building these connections can give you access to jobs before they are posted, or to jobs that are not publicly posted. Employers like to hire people they have already built relationships with, and are more likely to hire people who have been recommended by trusted colleagues and friends.

Start building your network by attending Career Fairs and other on-campus recruitment events found on the Career Services Events page within the Career Bridge portal. Get introduced to career professionals in a welcoming and approachable way through uLethbridge Connect at Ten Thousand Coffees. Consider joining a professional association to help you find opportunities to meet experienced professionals in your field, find training opportunities, be paired with a mentor, or get involved in committees or other volunteer positions.

Co-operative Education allows you to earn income through real-world work experience that is related to your academic studies. Completing a co-op work term provides you with an opportunity to build your skills in a practical work setting, network with employers, and increase your marketability after graduation.

 

Co-operative education is available to undergraduate and graduate-level students within a variety of programs in the Faculty of Arts & Science, Dhillon School of Business, Faculty of Fine Arts, and Faculty of Health Sciences. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how co-op works here.

The Applied Studies program offers you the opportunity to earn academic credit for learning gained through employment or volunteer experiences. Placements provide skill development and experiential learning related to your studies by integrating principles learned in the classroom with practical situations encountered on the job.

Participating in clubs and running for student government are great ways to build employability skills, learn how to work with others, and demonstrate your leadership abilities.

The University of Lethbridge Students’ Union is committed to building a rewarding and enriching experience for undergraduate students. They have positions for Executive Council members and General Assembly members, as well as an extensive list of ratified clubs, offering opportunities to get involved in areas of interest and in leadership positions.

The Graduate Students’ Association’s mandate is to identify and advocate for graduate student needs. They have GSA Executive positions, GSA Council positions, and a mentorship program for incoming students.  

 

The University of Lethbridge provides many different opportunities to gain research experience in addition to the required courses in your degree program.

An independent study is a chance for you to design your own research project for course credit under the supervision of a professor of your choice. Course work usually requires independent library research and/or field work and/or a major term paper. For more information, meet with an Academic Advisor and the Department or Faculty member under whom you wish to pursue an Independent Study.

You can also opt to complete an Undergraduate Thesis Course. This will allow you to earn an “Honours Thesis” designation on your degree and is a great springboard into graduate studies and professional programs. Fourth-year standing and a cumulative GPA of 3.30 is required to complete an Honours Thesis; it is also helpful to have previous research experience like Independent Studies. For more information, contact the Department or Faculty member under whom you with to pursue your Honours Thesis.

The Office of Research and Innovation Services has a wealth of information on additional research opportunities for students, including Student Funding, Student Research Positions, AGILITY, and events. The School of Graduate Studies has information on Research Opportunities/Graduate Student Positions and GA/Co-op/Internship Opportunities. If you are interested in building your research portfolio, do not miss out on these opportunities!

International experience builds valuable employability skills like adaptability, multi-cultural awareness, and the initiative to take on new challenges. Gain an international perspective by participating in Education Abroad opportunities like semester exchanges, study tours, field studies, work-study tours, internships, and more.  Learn about international careers and resources through MyWorldAbroad (available within the Career Bridge portal). 

 

 

 

Volunteerism is an excellent way to demonstrate your current skills, build new skills, and grow your network. If you are not sure where to get started, connect with UVolunteer, the University of Lethbridge’s partnership with Volunteer Lethbridge. If you already volunteer, UVolunteer can provide you with a framework to organize and document your volunteer work. If you are not sure how or where to get involved, UVolunteer can help you find volunteer opportunities that meet your needs and the needs of your community. Also consider volunteering with a local Board, Commission, or Committee