Canada Global Intensive

The Canadian global intensive offered by the School of Business IT and Logistics provides a unique opportunity to critically appreciate and evaluate relationships between global and Canadian businesses.

Toronto, Canada.

This global intensive is suitable for Undergraduate and postgraduate students, any discipline and will be taking Sunday 25 June - Friday 7 July 2017.

Canada occupies most of northern North America and extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world’s second largest country by total area, and shares land borders with the United States.

Technologically advanced and industrialized, Canada maintains a diversified economy that is heavily reliant upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade.


The 12 day global intensive includes visits to:

  • Niagara Wine Region and Vineyards
  • Steam Whistle Brewery
  • Niagara Falls
  • Niagara on the Lake
  • Ryerson University
  • Cultural bus tour of Toronto
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) in Cambridge, Ontario
  • The Digital Media Zone (DMZ)


Named one of the world’s best cities in which to live by Fortune magazine, Toronto is known as a safe and friendly city. Toronto is not only a major cultural centre, it is also Canada’s centre for business and finance, providing students from many programs with exciting learning opportunities.

Ryerson University

Ryerson University was founded in 1948 as Ryerson Institute of Technology. It is named after Egerton Ryerson, the founder of public education in Ontario.

The Ryerson campus is undergoing its greatest expansion in decades as the University grows to meet increased demand. Construction activity is springing up around campus as we undertake this exciting development.

Ryerson buildings include the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC), an innovative facility that is built underground, and the Rogers Communications Centre. Student facilities include computer labs across campus and three residences for on-campus living. Student life is enhanced by activities such as Orientation, the annual parade and Island picnic.

Ted Rogers School of Management

Located in the heart of Toronto’s business community, combines academic rigour with real-world learning. According to the University website (, the Ted Rogers School of Management:

  • Is Canada’s largest undergraduate business school with more than 6500 full-time students.
  • More than 94% of management graduates are employed six months after graduation.
  • Undergraduate Retail Management and Information Technology Management and the specialized MBA/MMSc in the Management of Technology and Innovation are unique-in-Canada programs.
  • Faculty members have a combination of senior corporate, government and consulting experience with solid academic credentials. The Business Management program offers the widest selection of majors and is the largest management program. The seven majors are Accounting, Economics and Management Science, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources Management, Management and Marketing Management.
  • The Hospitality and Tourism Management program is one of the largest of its kind in Canada, producing some 100 new graduates each year.
  • The Information Technology Management program is the only one in Canada that integrates business management and information communications technology (ICT).
  • The Retail Management program offers Canada’s only BComm degree in Retail Management. With the CEO’s of major Canadian retailers, such as Canadian Tire, Loblaws and Sears on the Advisory Council the program has created strong partnerships for its students with the retail industry.
  • Entrepreneurship management is a strong focus at the management school, having one of Canada’s largest university programs in entrepreneurship. In addition to the undergraduate entrepreneurship BComm major and the MBA in the Management of Technology and Innovation, students, industry and the community benefit from the ACE/SIFE Chapter, the annual Standard Broadcasting Business Plan Competition and the new Ivanhoe Cambridge Retail Evolution Program $150,000 award.
  • Graduate programs include a broad-based MBA with an international focus with specializations in Human Resources Management, International Business, Marketing, Retail and Commercial Development and an MBA and MMSc in the Management of Technology and Innovation with specializations in Media Management, Information Systems Management and Supply Chain Management.


  • Date of overseas tour: 25 June – 7 July 2017
  • Recommended arrival date: 24 June 2017
  • Pre Tour Workshop: 22-23 April and 20-21 May
  • Post Tour Workshop: 7 October 2017
  • Students must attend ALL classes unless ill, in which case they must obtain a medical certificate as evidence of their illness

Overseas Course Content/Topics

  • Based on the 2016 program, topics covered overseas include*:
  • Negotiation
  • Fresh Water
  • International Trade and NAFTA
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Diversity and Immigration
  • The Sharing Economy
  • Supply Chain Management

* Please note: that the program changes from year to year and will be finalised before the second weekend workshop in Melbourne.

Course content and Assessment

You will need to enrol in one of the following courses:

  • ISYS2380 - Business Globalisation (A Study Abroad – Canada) (Undergraduate)
  • ISYS2381 - Business Globalisation (A Study Abroad – Canada) (Postgraduate)

Assessment tasks may include…


  • Individual Ryerson Assessment Task as specified by staff at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada
  • Individual Reflective Journal on the Canada Global Intensive
  • Group Canadian Culture Report
  • Group Presentation


  • Individual Ryerson Assessment Task as specified by staff at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada
  • Individual Reflective Journal on the Canada Global Intensive
  • Group Business Opportunities in Canada – An Annotated Web Guide
  • Group Presentation

How to apply & Information Sessions

Please complete the Canada global intensive Mobi application by Friday 31 March 2017.

As there are only 35 places available, students are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Information Sessions



International Living and Learning Centre (ILLC)
240 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2L1, Canada, 1 416-979-5000 x.7700

The cost of accommodation in 2015 was approximately:

  • $96 CAD per person for a single room per night
  • $48 CAD per person for a double room per night

Buffet breakfast is included.

[Payment for accommodation in 2017 will be upon check in]

All students are required to stay at the same accommodation - the International Living and Learning Centre at Ryerson University. No student will be permitted to stay elsewhere.

Although students will be advised of the cost of accommodation prior to departure, they should be prepared for the possibility of a variation upon arrival, particularly around the exchange rate.

Further Information

Students with enquiries on the academic content of the study intensive can contact the Course Coordinator, Dr Konrad Peszynski via email at

For questions regarding the application process please contact Student Enrichment Services at