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Global Management

Doing business in the global economy

International markets offer valuable opportunities for business expansion and growth. Learn the skills you need to compete effectively in the global economy.


The Global Management emphasis is specially designed to provide managers and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to take on the challenges of the international market place and to compete effectively in a global economy.

Topics covered

At the core of this emphasis are courses in international business management and economics. These courses focus on the development of effective business strategies for entering and competing in international markets and for effective management in diverse cultural and political settings. Additional courses focus on specific challenges for marketing and finance that international business operations create.

"In the poorest countries, the established elites are so powerful that entrepreneurship and innovation are suffocated."

—Dan Trefler, professor of Business Economics at the Rotman School, in an online article

Requirements to complete the Global Management emphasis

Complete five half courses (2.5 FCEs) with at least two half courses (1.0 FCE) from the list of main courses. See the Registrar's Office for more detailed information. 


  • International Strategy
  • International Business in the World Economy
  • Economic Environment of International Business
  • Global Consulting Project (Honours/Pass/Fail)
  • Global Practicum (Honours/Pass/Fail)


  • Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • International Financial Management
  • Managing Talent for Global Operations
  • Inclusive Global Development

For detailed information on each elective course, please see our MBA electives guide

Global Management resources at Rotman 

Career paths for Global Management 

This emphasis is relevant for those students who expect to be managing in or operating companies that have a significant international business presence. This presence may range from only selling in foreign markets to having actual foreign operations or joint business ventures.

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