Conestoga news

September 18, 2012 11:09 AM

New Study Abroad opportunities for Business Degree students

Thanks to new exchange agreements with three leading European universities, students enrolled in Conestoga’s Business degree programs will have additional opportunities to study abroad and gain international experience as part of their studies.

The latest universities to join the exchange program are:  Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen (the Netherlands), Budapest College of Management in Budapest, Hungary and Groupe ESC Troyes en Champagne in Troyes, France.

These institutions join the three universities announced in March 2012:

  • University of Finance and Administration in Prague, the Czech Republic.
  • Duoc UC in Santiago, Chile.
  • International Business School in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Students who participate in an exchange program will take courses that are taught in English at one of the partner institutions for either one term or an entire academic year while earning credits towards the completion of their degree. Conestoga students who participate will not be required to pay additional tuition fees.  Host schools will assist participants in finding suitable accommodation and settling in to their new environment

 “Our students are very interested in the tremendous benefits of an international learning experience.  We are excited about these opportunities and will be working to create even more exchange opportunities with universities in other countries,” said Barbara Fennessy, program chair. “Our first group of exchange students will study in Prague in winter 2013.”

Conestoga’s Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management degree program is designed to prepare students to handle managerial issues in Human Resources and Operations Management that require broad knowledge of international business practices. The program provides graduates with the ability to bring people, process and technology together to achieve improved performance in business, whether in the domestic or international arena.

The program includes three co-op terms and three major consulting projects and has been accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) as well as the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT). It also prepares students for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) designation and the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.

Conestoga’s Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology degree program blends a comprehensive education in each of these disciplines to produce graduates who possess the skills needed in the global business environment. The program includes three co-op terms and has been accredited by the Certified General Accountants of Ontario (CGA) and the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario (CMA). The Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) is currently reviewing the courses in the program for accreditation. Graduates are also able to challenge examinations for the CIA designation awarded by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

For further details about these exchange opportunities, please contact Oded Tal at or call 519 748-5220 ext. 3346.