Master in Global Management (MGM) - RRU
Level of study: Graduate
Type of program: Master of Arts (MA)
Canada / Victoria
Other locations: none
Program Description
Program Courses
The Master of Global Management is an international business management degree designed specifically for professionals and entrepreneurs who want to perform with intelligence and savvy in the global workplace. Ideally, students will have an undergraduate degree; at least two years work experience, a keen curiosity about the world, and the motivation to develop competencies in international business issues. The Master of Global Management Internship Option Program is designed as a launch platform for an international business career. Graduates will be ready for: an entry level position with a transnational corporation; to be a director of international marketing or international business development for a small or medium enterprise; to identify an international business opportunity, develop an international business plan, secure funding and launch an international new venture; or to work in social entrepreneurship either starting their own NGO or serving as a program officer offshore. Some graduates may work for national or international governments, or go on for a doctorate degree in international management.

The Master of Global Management degree teaches graduate-level business skills for today’s international business market.
Academic assessment in the Master of Global Management program will focus on international business skill and competence development. Those skills include, but are not limited to, negotiation, risk assessment, persuasive communication, selling, critical thinking, problem solving, active listening, and effective rational and ethical decision-making.
The Master of Global Management degree program outcomes are:
  • Communicate Effectively – communicate effectively through writing, speaking, presenting, interviewing and using computer-based media.
  • Think Critically – use a broad range of research methods and conceptual models to make judgments and draw conclusions.
  • Solve Problems – use a range of processes, models and approaches (quantitative and qualitative) to make deductions, and to identify sound potential solutions, goals and actions.
  • Work with Others - respect cultural diversity, share knowledge, work as members of a team and lead a team.
  • Innovation - recognize the need for innovation, initiate the process of generating innovation, assess the value of proposed ideas and solutions and implement innovations in an organization.
  • Think Globally - recognize and respect cultural differences, learn from outside their own culture and predict how their actions will interact with the environment in which their organizations operate.

MGMT541A - Cross-Cultural Studies, Part A - 3.00 Credits
Develops attitudes and skills that support successful interaction with new cultures. Using experiential and reflective learning, students will engage with cultures with which they are unfamiliar, and will develop greater awareness of their own and other cultures. Co-requisites: MGMT 561, MGMT 562, MGMT 568.

MGMT541B - Cross-Cultural Studies, Part B - 3.00 Credits
Uses practical experiences to develop student awareness, appreciation and experience of other cultures. Employs a variety of experience-lab activities to develop support-building skills that are essential for doing business internationally, including: negotiation, risk assessment, persuasive communication, critical thinking, problem solving, active listening, and effective (rational and ethical) decision-making. Pre-requisites: MGMT541A.

MGMT560 - Corporate and International Finance - 3.00 Credits
Focuses on fundamental corporate finance concepts and how they relate to international corporate finance issues. Students will develop a deeper understanding of applied financial concepts as they examine the extension of theory into the real world. Focuses on fundamental corporate finance concepts and how they relate to international corporate finance issues. Students will develop a deeper understanding of applied financial concepts as they examine the extension of theory into the real world. This course provides a framework for analysis that will serve students well in international management. Pre-requisite: MGMT565.

MGMT561 - Political Geography and International Economics - 3.00 Credits
Examines the theories, frameworks and tools required to analyze, interpret, predict and respond to the global business environment. Using contemporary examples arising from globalization, students will apply various analytical approaches to interpreting international political and economic relations, as these relate to global management. Co-requisites: MGMT 541A, MGMT 562, MGMT 568.

MGMT562 - International Business Strategy - 3.00 Credits
Examines new and old mental models to foster a strategist perspective in international business practitioners. Students will explore and think critically about the core strategic international business notions, concepts, tools, models and economic trade theories required by managers to manage and lead their organizations in today’s challenging and turbulent international business ecosystem. Co-requisites: MGMT 561,568, 541A.

MGMT563 - International Law and Global Trade Organizations - 3.00 Credits
Focuses on the nature and scope of International Law: where, when and how it applies. Explores the legal framework in relation to individuals, multi-national enterprises (profit & non-profit), trade in goods, services and labour, and intellectual property. Critically examines the roles in trade of organisations such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World Bank and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Explores how to exploit commercial opportunities in global organisations. Facilitates an understanding of the use and limitations of international dispute settlement options.

MGMT564 - International Marketing - 3.00 Credits
Provides the frameworks and skills required to develop a successful marketing plan for a business, product or service in an international marketplace. Students will study and examine successes and failures of international brands and will apply their learning by developing international marketing plans for the business ventures they outlined in their business plan projects from MGMT 562: International Business Strategy. Pre-requisites: MGMT 562.

MGMT565 - Financial Decision Making Tools in an International Environment - 3.00 Credits
Considers financial tools and performance measurements that are widely used in both the public and private sectors. The course focuses on tools that are required by both experienced and aspiring leaders, providing opportunities for hands-on application of tools and measurements by course participants. In individual and team projects, learners will examine the controls used by organizations and will explore the differences and similarities between Canadian and international financial reporting.

MGMT566 - Sustainability and International Corporate Citizenship - 3.00 Credits
The vision of transnational corporations becoming “stateless citizens of the world” raises important issues regarding their impact on the environment and the meaning of corporate citizenship. This course will examine these concepts in theory and practice.

MGMT567 - International Business Negotiations - 3.00 Credits
Prepares the student to be a capable contributor to international or intercultural business negotiations. Students will examine the negotiation process through the lens of interest and culture, developing awareness of their own and others preferences and the importance of cultural issues through discussion and simulation exercises.

MGMT568 - Comparative Management - 3.00 Credits
Examines the similarities and differences in the ways in which international entrepreneurs and managers address important management issues across different national and cultural contexts.

MGMT569 - International Business Operations and Supply Chain Management - 3.00 Credits
Examines the methods and theories related to production of an organization’s goods and services. Topics include discussion of process layouts, quality, supply-chain management and inventory control, all of which are considered from an international perspective.

MGMT589B - Canadian Internship - 3.00 Credits
Develops and demonstrates a variety of industry management competencies agreed to within a customized learning contract framework established between the student, the employer and the School of Business. During the internship, students will complete a series of assignments designed for reflection on the internship experience.

Master of Global Management (MGM)
Canadian Public Educational Institution, Accredited by the Government of British Columbia
Dual degree / Diploma:
Joint degree:
Study abroad:
Pathway Option:
Transfer-In Maximum:
1 semester
Total Program Duration:
12 or 18 months - depending on option selected
Study Duration:
12 months
6 months
Coop Duration:
Practicum Duration:
Type of delivery:
Ratio Stud-Inst:
Class sizes:
20-40 depending on class
Number of students:
International students:
Number of countries:
Over 40
Alumni / Testimonial
“At RRU, I’ve made close relationships with people from all over the world.”
Andrea Torres (Canada)
Unique Features
Famous Alumni
  • Internship or Project Option
  • Opportunity to work in Canada up to 3 years after graduation
Internship Option begins with a preparatory course focused on understanding the operation and culture of the Canadian workplace, followed by a six-month internship in a Canadian organization. The precise nature of the internship opportunity will depend on the availability and the experience and skills of the student choosing this option.

MGM program emphasize “experiential learning” – the application of business knowledge. Students will develop a broad range of international business skills while learning to work effectively with individuals from other cultures, regions and ideologies. The face-to-face and internship or “experiential” learning methodologies used allow students to gain an intelligent and informed perspective.
  • Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation 
  • Lorraine McLachlan, President and CEO of the Canadian Franchise Association
  • Jennifer Walinga, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion in rowing
  • Dave Mori, President of the Entrepreneurs Association of Tokyo

Application fee:
218 CAD
520 CAD
Tuition fees:
28880 CAD
Material fees:
CAD$ 900 textbooks
Other fees:
CAD$ 646 Ancillary Fees
Housing application:
Housing fees:
500 Depending on housing option
Contact information:
September, May
Application Deadline:
4-6 months prior to start of the program. Late application may be considered.
Admission Requirements:
Relevant Bachelor Degree from a recognized educational institution and minimum of 2 years of full time work experience
Language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0), TOEFL 88/570, TWE 4.5, Pathway through RRU ISC
Maximum 1 semester