MBA specializations focus on growing markets
Greater knowledge and expertise needed for business with Asia and Europe
International business is a growing area of interest within Canada and abroad. With approximately 60 per cent of the Canadian economy linked to international trade through exports and imports, the time has never been greater to understand the global market.
Canada has been diversifying its trade partners and shifting away from a dependence on the United States towards a more diversified set of partners.
Last year, Canada signed a free-trade agreement with the European Union.
The UK, Germany, Netherlands and Norway are all among the top 10 destinations for Canadian exports. Meanwhile, the growth of markets in Asia, the growing influence of Asia-based corporations and the increasing flows of investment and people make the region an increasingly important dimension of Canada’s business development.
“The European Union and Asia are uniquely important areas of focus for Canadian businesspeople,” says Brian White, acting dean of the Faculty of Management. “At Royal Roads, we have created two new specializations within our MBA in Executive Management program to respond to the need for greater knowledge and expertise within these regions.”
The MBA in Executive Management with specialization in International Business – Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment is being offered for the first time in January.
The MBA in Executive Management with specialization in International Business – Europe is underway, as it has been offered for several years, but is now formalized into a specialization.
Western Canada, and B.C. in particular, has been identified as the Asia-Pacific gateway for Canada with China, Japan and South Korea as top Canadian export markets,” White says.
“What better way to prepare for this area of growth than with a specialization that focuses on this diverse region.”
The summer intake starts August 3 and the application deadline is May 1.
For more information, contact an enrolment adviser at 877.778.6227, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit royalroads.ca