Management and International Business (MIB) Program Overview

Management students on location in Peru, France, and Japan

Business Is Borderless

The next generation of leaders will have the skills and experience to view business through a truly international lens.

Founded on the University of Toronto's reputation as one of the world's top 20 universities, we equip our students with a powerful combination of management fundamentals, international work experience, and exposure to leadership across cultures and borders—all in a four-year honours degree.

Management and International Business (MIB) is the University of Toronto's only international undergraduate business program. Unlike comparable programs at Wharton and Berkeley, our students must complete an international work term in addition to a study-abroad term and two domestic work terms: in total, 12 months of work experience before graduation.

And that's why reviewers at Harvard, UBC, and York University have unanimously endorsed the MIB program.

Work Abroad, Study Abroad

The University of Toronto has formal agreements with 150 partner universities in 50 countries. We've leveraged these relationships to establish a rapidly growing network of academic partners in the Management and International Business program, including:

France Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University
Germany Mannheim University
Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong University
Singapore National University of Singapore

Nanyang Technological University
Sweden Lund University
United Kingdom Leeds University

Manchester University

University College London

Warwick University

Our international partners are all leading, internationally recognized academic institutions that are located in or near major business hubs and offer courses in English.

Experience to Lead

MIB students are among the top scholars at the University of Toronto. Each year, we select the top 40 students from over 1,000 applicants who meet high academic standards and demonstrate a commitment to succeed when living abroad.

We look for candidates who are strongly committed to developing their leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. Our thorough selection process (you’ll be formally interviewed by a professor) considers all aspects of your experience: your grades, your activities outside of school, and your passion for a career in international business. Proficiency in a second language is an asset, but we also offer an opportunity to earn two full credits in the language of your choosing—before you begin your work and study-abroad terms. You can take either four courses in a single language, or three courses in one language and one course in a second.

Our specialized program offers internationally focused courses in business leadership, financial management, corporate strategy, business ethics, and marketing. The MIB degree is made up of eight study terms and three work terms, including at least one study term and one work term abroad.

A sample MIB sequence over four years:

  Fall (Sep-Dec) Winter (Jan-Apr) Summer (May-Aug)
Year 1 U of T Study Term U of T Study Term U of T Study Term
Year 2 Domestic Work Term U of T Study Term Domestic Work Term
Year 3 U of T Study Term Study Term Abroad Work Term Abroad
Year 4 U of T Study Term U of T Study Term Graduation

International Experience Is in Demand

U of T alumni consistently rank among the most employable university graduates in the world. As a Management and International Business graduate with 12 months of industry experience, you will be in high demand by organizations in the global marketplace.

Students in the Management and International Business program gain an international perspective and engage in creative problem-solving in a number of functional business areas, such as:

  • ACCOUNTING: Audit and assurance, budgets and cash flow, internal controls, corporate and personal tax.
  • FINANCE: Bond and stock valuations, leasing and purchasing decisions, risk and wealth management strategies, mergers and acquisitions analysis.
  • HUMAN RESOURCES: Recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation, health and safety, diversity in the workplace.
  • MARKETING: Advertising and promotion, B2B, market research analysis.
  • STRATEGIC PLANNING: Management of policy and strategy, pricing strategies, new venture creation, sales and distribution management.
  • ECONOMICS: Policy development, comparing economic systems, regression analysis, organizational strategies, economic development.

A Global Network of Trusted Employers

You will have opportunities to work with multinational employers, including large audit firms, global investment banks, consulting firms, government and public institutions, as well as businesses involved in foreign trade, transportation and logistics, and management information systems.

The following is a selection of employers who have hired Management and International Business students in domestic or international work terms:

  • Adobe (Hong Kong)
  • Aga Khan University (Kenya; Dubai)
  • Blackberry
  • Commerzbank (Germany)
  • HSBC (Hong Kong)
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG (Hong Kong)
  • Mercedes-Benz (France)
  • Microsoft
  • PwC (Hong Kong)
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Sanofi Pasteur Ltd.

Strong Support at Home and Abroad

We’re committed to providing you with outstanding support as you prepare to work and study abroad, and while you are away. Leading up to your international work and study terms, you'll receive one-on-one career coaching, academic counseling, and job search training. You'll also be invited to participate in information sessions with industry professionals, networking events, mock interviews with employers, and mentoring opportunities with alumni and professionals. While you're away, you have a strong network of academic and personal support to help manage the complexities of living, working, and studying abroad.

In your first year, our mandatory International Work Term Preparation Course will prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of job-hunting and working in Canada and globally. The course focuses on key career skills in domestic and international contexts, including preparing for the job search, career planning, and workplace skills development. Through a series of interactive and applied activities, you will develop your communication and leadership skills, build connections with other co-op students, and develop a network of potential employers in Canada and abroad.

Consult a Program Specialist

Nicole Amiri

Nicole Amiri

Coordinator, Management and International Business

Management Co-op, U of T Scarborough




Portrait of Liz Cook

Liz Cook

Coordinator, Management and International Business

Management Co-op, U of T Scarborough




Are you an employer seeking a student for an international co-op placement? Please visit our global recruitment page for more information.