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Overview

In the Global Leadership program at BCIT, you will gain invaluable leadership skills and intercultural competencies that are instrumental for today’s business environment. You will become responsive to the needs of both a global marketplace and workforce, while factoring in the needs and perspectives of internal and external stakeholders. Ultimately, this graduate certificate program will promote the global mindset required to lead in an increasingly diverse business world.

About the program

The program incorporates a blend of assessments, including case studies, problem-based learning, collaborative group work, self-reflections, and individual projects. Students are exposed to real-world leadership issues throughout their coursework, culminating in a capstone project where students will be given the opportunity to work on solving real problems facing industry.

  • Two terms to complete: Six graduate level courses taught over nine months (September to May)
  • Blended course delivery: Evenings at the Vancouver campus combined with online learning
  • Cohort program: You will work through this full-time program with your cohort, sharing your experience and expertise, and building a professional network that will last long after you have graduated
  • Global leadership capstone project: Students assume the role of a professional in global leadership and develop a report and presentation, addressing solutions to real-world industry challenges
  • Laddering options: Articulations with partners are being developed so that alumni can ladder to international master degree programs

Who should apply for the Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership?

This program is designed for students who have completed a recognized bachelor degree and are looking to continue their education at the graduate level, or for employees looking to up-skill. If this sounds like you, visit the Entrance Requirements page to apply today.

What grads can do

The Global Leadership program prepares graduates for careers in management and leadership roles across a range of industries, from health care to construction, and education to financial and business services. Learn more about the career opportunities open to graduates on the Graduating and Jobs page.

MBA Degree Opportunities

The BCIT Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership program is structured to meet the requirements for direct entry and advanced placement in MBA and other master degree programs. For more information, please contact mark_nakamura@bcit.ca.

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies

Bring your own device

Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.

For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.

Courses

The program incorporates a blend of assessments, including case studies, problem-based learning, collaborative group work, self-reflections, and individual projects. Students are exposed to real-world leadership issues throughout their coursework, culminating in a capstone project where students will be given the opportunity to work on solving real problems facing industry.

Flexible Schedule

This full-time program is designed to give you access to a master’s level program through a blended learning format. You’ll be able to pursue lifelong learning while maintaining daytime employment or other activities by attending evening classes at the Vancouver campus and studying as an online learner.

Program Details

In the Global Leadership program at BCIT, you will gain invaluable leadership skills and intercultural competencies that are instrumental for today’s business environment. You will become responsive to the needs of both a global marketplace and workforce, while factoring in the needs and perspectives of internal and external stakeholders. Ultimately, this graduate certificate program will promote the global mindset required to lead in an increasingly diverse business world.

Program goals

In the Global Leadership program, you will learn to:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills to develop and optimize successful global teams.
  • Determine successful global strategies that will position an organization to capitalize on opportunities while being responsive to new and emerging situations.
  • Cultivate a culture of trust and integrity, influence others, form teams, and build coalitions, in a cross-cultural context.
  • Demonstrate effective and culturally-aware communication and negotiation skills both in direct and technology-enabled communications.
  • Create clear objectives that identify competitive strategic advantages and integrate motivational strategies for employees in global teams.

Graduating & Jobs

The Global Leadership program aims to improve abilities in critical analysis, problem-solving, effective team design, change management, and cross-cultural communication. Graduates can expect to continue their education in an MBA program, or seek out careers in management and leadership roles across a range of industries.

MBA Degree Opportunities

The BCIT Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership program is structured to meet the requirements for direct entry and advanced placement in MBA and other master degree programs. For more information, please contact mark_nakamura@bcit.ca.

What Grads can do

The Global Leadership program prepares graduates in careers in management and leadership roles across a range of industries, from health care to construction, and education to financial and business services.

Examples of careers include:

  • Senior Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Director of Marketing
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Business Consultant

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Simonetta Mezzomo
Program Assistant, Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership
604-432-8298 | simonetta_mezzomo@bcit.ca

Mark Nakamura
Program Head, Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership
604-412-7486 | mark_nakamura@bcit.ca

Contact Us

Simonetta Mezzomo
Program Assistant, Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership
604-432-8298 | simonetta_mezzomo@bcit.ca

Mark Nakamura
Program Head, Graduate Certificate in Global Leadership
604-412-7486 | mark_nakamura@bcit.ca

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