Welcome to International Studies & Business Administration Dual Degree!

Earn a well-rounded business and liberal arts education that will set you up for global success. In this dual-credential program — earn both an international Bachelor of Arts (iBA) in International Studies and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) — you’ll start building your career in Toronto as you study for two years in Glendon’s flagship International Studies program. Then you’ll wrap up your degree with two years at France’s #1 business incubator, the emlyon Business School (St. Étienne Campus), where you’ll be immersed in real-world work experience. Between internships, part-time jobs and other hands-on opportunities for professional development, you’ll gain a multidisciplinary understanding of how governments, law, politics, business, civil society, culture, science and the environment relate on the international stage. 

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Skills You'll Learn


  • Gain exposure to at least one language aside from English and French
  • Understand how nations, geographic regions, and transnational and extranational networks interact
  • Combine the practical experience of business with an understanding of world issues, conflict resolution processes and societal problems

Careers


As an International Studies & Business Administration graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue grad studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Children’s rights advocate
  • Community worker
  • Corporate responsibility officer
  • Economist
  • Editor or journalist
  • Foreign service worker
  • Historian
  • Judge or lawyer
  • Public policy analyst or strategist

Visit the Career Centre for more career options in International Studies & Business Administration.

Hands-On Experiences


Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for International Studies & Business Administration students.

  • Tap into the expertise of emylon’s prestigious business program
  • Undertake a professional internship with an international focus; while in France, take advantage of placements and internships in French companies affiliated with the France-Canada Chamber of Commerce
  • Present at and help organize the Annual International Studies Symposium

Admission Requirements


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with an average* in the mid to high 70s
  • ENG4U or FRA4U
  • MHF4U
  • MCV4U or MDM4U and three additional 4U or M courses (4U French recommended; no more than two 4M courses will be considered)
  • A bilingual digital portfolio and interview

* Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses

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Student Supports & Programs

Glendon Campus prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources International Studies & Business Administration students use the most.

Meet Your Professors

You’ll learn from and get to know friendly, high-profile professors, who are experts working in the field.

Hossam Ali-Hassan

Hossam Ali-Hassan

York Hall 359
416-736-2100 x 88599
hossama@glendon.yorku.ca

Elaine Coburn

Elaine Coburn

York Hall 335
416-736-2100 x 88323
ecoburn@glendon.yorku.ca

Angelo Dossou-Yovo

Angelo Dossou-Yovo

York Hall 331
416-736-2100 x 88150
angelody@glendon.yorku.ca

Aymen Karoui

Aymen Karoui

York Hall 330
416-736-2100 x 88154
aymenkar@yorku.ca

Stanislav Kirschbaum

Stanislav Kirschbaum

York Hall 338
416-736-2100 x 88327
stankosk@gl.yorku.ca

Célia Romulus

Célia Romulus

York Hall 353
416-736-2100 x 88562
ecoburn@glendon.yorku.ca

Alban Bargain-Villéger

York Hall 330
416-736-2100 x 88118
abargain@yorku.ca

Sabine Dreher

Hilliard Residence D110
416-736-2100 x 88118
sdreher@glendon.yorku.ca

Normand Perrault

nperreau@glendon.yorku.ca

Farhad Rezaei

Scott Cawfield

York Hall 328

Hanene Belhaj

York Hall 328

Koumani Seli Apedome

York Hall 328

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