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International Business Administration Profile


From an international perspective, this profile aims at training students who wish to pursue university studies in the major fields of administrative sciences. In addition to providing rigorous general education, the International Administration program includes advanced mathematics courses.

Admission online Follow two courses in Greece and Italy

Average required

An overall average of at least 70% is required, as well as 75% in secondary 5 Mathematics. The overall average is the weighted average of the Ministry results for secondary 4 and the most recently available secondary 5 report card.

Any student not meeting these requirements may send a letter to the Director of Studies requesting an exception.

Prerequisite courses

  • Secondary 5 Mathematics, TS or SN option

Target university programs

The International Business Administration profile teaches the necessary skills and includes the courses required to enter a university program in the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Computer Science
  • Demography
  • Fashion Management
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial Relations
  • Interior Design
  • International Studies
  • Law
  • IT Management
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Urban Planning


  • First term: Fall

    Writing and Literature
    601-101-MQ This course takes students on an exciting literary voyage through time and genres: from 17th-century France to Cameroonian literature, students develop an appreciation of the rich literary heritage of plays and novels across the French-speaking world. The course also familiarizes students with literary analysis as they learn to identify a work’s themes and stylistic procedures and then organize their ideas into a coherent and well-written text.
    Philosophy and Rationality
    340-101-MQ This course introduces students to the philosophical approach that arose following the birth of Western rationality and to the importance of critical thinking in the emergence of autonomy. Lectures, active learning, team assignments, practical writing exercises, quizzes, plenary discussions, debates and videos all serve to bring to light the sociohistorical heritage of Greece and the principles of rational argument. Towards the end of the course, students write an essay exploring a philosophical issue in greater depth.
    Physical Activity and Health
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    English, Second Language
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    Introduction to the History of Western Civilization 
    330-910-RE This course traces the major steps in the development of our civilization from prehistory to the present time in order to help students understand who we are and where we came from. They learn to identify the main religious, political, economic, scientific and artistic influences that have shaped the society in which we live. Students are introduced to the historical method and to the popularization of history through visits to museum exhibitions.
    Practical Initiation to Methodology in the Social Sciences*
    300-300-RE This course helps students develop research skills and improve their ability to communicate the results orally and in writing. They are required to integrate concepts learned during their CEGEP studies (history, law, administration, political science, sociology, psychology, quantitative methods, etc.) in developing a well-structured and comprehensive research project.
    Introduction to the Global Economy
    383-920-RE This course introduces students to basic concepts in micro- and macroeconomics. Using current events, history and politics as reference points, students are invited to develop their knowledge of economics in order to better understand the world around us. They learn about the tenets of modern economics, especially concerning the place of markets, currency and trade, as well as the role of government.
  • Second term: Winter

    Literature and the Imagination
    601-102-MQ This, the second general course in French, takes students on a literary voyage through time and genres: from Romanticism to Postmodernism, students discover the rich literary heritage of French novels and poetry. They also learn to write an explanatory essay of 800 words in order to place a literary text in its cultural and sociohistorical context.
    Human Beings
    340-102-MQ This course poses the great philosophical question raised by anthropology: given the diversity of our experience and nature, what exactly are humans? Students compare, react to and criticize some of the most important responses to this question proposed by the Western tradition. The course therefore looks at the issue of human status, what makes our species different from other creatures, freedom, and the place and preponderant influence of human society.
    Physical Activity and Efficiency
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    English Related to the Student’s Field
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    Complementary Course*
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    Quantitative Methods in Social Science*
    360-300-RE This course introduces students to fundamental concepts and basic techniques of quantitative methods specifically applied to social science. By the end of the course, they are able to use statistical tools, including computerized tools such as the spreadsheet, and interpret the results. The ultimate goal is to equip them to critically read and interpret texts pertaining to quantitative methods.
    Differential and Integral Calculus I*
    201-103-RE This is the first mathematics course in the Social Science program. It begins by consolidating material learned in secondary school algebra and then goes on to provide students with a strong foundation in differential calculus, an essential tool in variation analysis. Students use web tools (graphic web calculator, online exercise sites, etc.) to develop solid mathematical skills. The course also includes a section on gaming.
    International Economics*
    383-002-SA This course introduces students to the concepts and structures of international trade and finance. Students apply what they learn in the course through activities that challenge them to interpret real cases for themselves. The course provides the foundation needed to understand current international events and prepares students for related university courses.
  • Third term: Fall

    Québec Literature
    601-103-MQ This, the third and final general course in French literature, takes students on an exciting literary voyage through time and genres: from the Quiet Revolution to the present time, students look at novels, plays, poetry, essays and songs. Students are introduced to the rich literary heritage of Québec and learn about the historical, social and cultural context that shaped it.
    Contemporary Ethical Issues
    340-300-SA This course invites students to reflect on current ethical, moral and political issues. The main theoretical currents underlying ethics are presented in a workshop-discussion format, while techniques for optimizing discussion and creativity in problem solving are also introduced. In the last part of the course, students write an in-depth essay exploring a contemporary ethical question related as closely as possible to their end-of-studies project.
    Complementary Course
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    Physical Activity and Autonomy
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    Business of tomorrow*
    401-003-SA Data is captured from citizen's action, online and of, from their computer, cells and everyday objects. this overflow of data is gathered, filtered, classified, linked. The huge amount of knowledge let's organizations, public and private, tailor their product, services and messages. Businesses of tomorrow will grow by surfing on this tsunami. How can data be useful? When is it harmful? How is data changing forever the business landscape? When we don't understand the patterns used by Al, can we still trust them? What are the potential and limits of automation in marketing? Through this cours, we will together open doors more than definitely close any of them. Let's imagine the future of business together.
    Differential and Integral Calculus II*
    201-203-RE This course follows up the differential calculus course with an in-depth look at sequences, series and integral calculus. By learning techniques pertaining to sequences and series, students are able to study the mysterious phenomenon of fractals that are now being observed everywhere in nature. Fractals are recently discovered mathematical patterns that challenge us to reassess and expand our understanding of the universe.
    Project Management*
    300-001-SA4 This course fosters the development of abilities students need to organize their end-of-studies project by applying the project management process: analyzing the student’s interests, identifying a relevant project, conducting a feasibility study, and planning the steps to carry out the project. Students are required to set objectives, draw up a timetable and determine the resources required to complete their end-of-studies project.
    Introduction to Political Sciences*
    385-001-SA This course teaches students to analyze key historical events and trends in the development of the current political society. Politics is part of daily life, and this course enables students to better understand what the term actually means. They are also encouraged to debate political issues and become active citizens.
  • Fourth term: Winter

    Communication and the Media
    601-300-SA This course exposes students to various forms of expression in French, both oral and written, used by different media (the press, radio, film, television and new media). They are encouraged to approach the content of articles and programs from a critical perspective and are also introduced to marketing and advertising. Finally, they produce original content and experience being part of various types of production team.
    International Geopolitical Issues*
    385-004-SA This course equips students with a thorough knowledge of maps from every region of the world, a better understanding of foreign politics and insight into the relationship between political power and territory. Using examples drawn from current events, students acquire a real understanding of the interactions between geography and the power struggles it engenders.
    Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry*
    201-105-RE This course provides an introduction to the linear algebra tools most commonly used in social science. Students encounter a wide range of geometric tools and apply them in solving linear equations. They are also asked to solve problems pertaining to resource optimization and management. Course projects include simulating the resource management of a small business, calculating a country’s payment default risk, and modelling economic development scenarios in a rural region.
    Introduction to Psychology*
    350-102-RE This course introduces students to the determining factors in behaviour and mental processes. Subjects covered included the structure and function of the different regions of the brain, the study of emotion, and research into mental diseases and their causes. Case studies, discussion, video capsules and scientific articles are used to help students understand the concepts presented.
    Social Science Integration Project (end-of-studies project)*
    300-301-SA This course involves preparing for and carrying out the end-of-studies project. The end-of-studies project at Collège international Sainte-Anne marks the culmination of the DSC program. It serves as a bridge between CEGEP studies and the next step in the student’s life. The project provides students an opportunity to improve their communication skills and to integrate and apply their knowledge in a concrete situation. CiSA opens doors around the world: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Senegal and many other countries.
  • *For information purposes only; the course may be given in English.

  • Some of the Block 2 and 3 physical education courses may be given outside the regular schedule on a semi-intensive or intensive basis during the winter and fall term.