North American & International Management Graduate Diploma

  • Applications are now closed for September 2018. The department is now accepting applications for January 2019.

  • Why Take this Program

    • Stand out from the crowd with a Graduate Diploma in North American International Management from Capilano University AND a Master of Science (MSc.) in International Business from the University of Hertfordshire.
    • Gain local work experience and business connections during a 2-month practicum
    • Specialize your first year in:  Marketing, Human Resources or International Strategy & Entrepreneurship 
    • Live, study and travel in Canada, and then in the U.K. for 6 months.
    • Small class sizes provide individualized learning and support 
    • Connect with future business leaders, in a team based cohort learning environment.
    • Have a resume that will create opportunities locally and internationally.
    • Attain valuable, high level international business skills.

    About the Program

    This two-year graduate diploma program provides international students with foundation management knowledge and the skills and decision-making tools needed to do business in an often diverse and turbulent North American and International economic environment.

    The first year of this program focuses on Canadian-specific business issues and trends. A broad set of topic areas within the business field are explored. During this year, students are able to specialize in one of three areas of concentration offering a deeper understanding of a particular subject.

    During the second year of the program, students specialize in international business strategy, and develop an awareness of differences in the cultural, socio-economic and political context of business operations. Students develop and apply the ability to critically analyze complex international business problems and generate and evaluate options leading to effective solutions.

    NAIM Students prepare for Study Abroad

    Who it's for

    The program will be of interest to students who wish to pursue a career in North American and international companies. The program provides individuals with an opportunity to gain valuable high level North American specific and international business skills that are beneficial to a business career in any industry or sector.

    Unlike many graduate or masters level programs, this program is open to students who have little or no work experience. This program may be of interest to students who have a non-business degree, who wish to enrich their education in order to enhance their employment opportunities.

    First-Year Concentration Options

    Students have the option to take courses in one of three areas of specialization:

    This concentration, in the first year, is designed to provide students with a strong background in marketing in order to prepare them for a wide variety of marketing careers. The concentration is most appropriate for those students seeking a career in brand management, small business marketing and business-to-business marketing in North America and abroad.

    Human Resource Management 
    During the first year, this concentration is designed to provide students with strong background in human resource management (HRM) and to prepare them for the wide variety of HR careers available. This concentration provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to help organizations ensure they have the necessary talent required to operate effectively.

    International Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    This first year concentration is designed to give students insight into the subject of entrepreneurship and to help them gain an understanding of the challenges of owning and operating a business across borders in a global marketplace.

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    Teaching Methods

    Known for its reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, Capilano University has distinguished itself by its commitment to student success.  We take our commitment to small class sizes seriously, ensuring high student Faculty contact and support.

    The program will include a variety of teaching methods including facilitated seminars, practical case study analysis, and traditional lectures. Students will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete an International Business Report or Project and will be supported by a supervisor. 

  • *Please note that progression to the MSc International Business in the UK at the University of Hertfordshire is subject to the student successfully completing the fall term at Capilano University and to meeting the minimal entry requirements as governed by the recognition agreement between the two universities.

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  • What our students say:

    William Luan

    The combination of studying in Canada and in England provides the opportunity to study a range of business styles. It’s also a really great chance to see the EU and interact with the people.

    William Luan

  • Program at a Glance

    Start Dates:

    • September and January

    Program Type:

    • Postgraduate

    Program Length:

    • 2 years (September intake)/2.5 years (January intake)

    Work Practicum:

    Credential Granted:

    • Graduate Diploma in North American and International Business
    • Masters of Science (MSc) in International Business

    Offered at:

    • North Vancouver Campus

    Study Abroad:

    • 6 months in the UK

    Tuition & Fees:

    How to Apply:

    Contact Us: or 604.990.7803