More about MBA (ISP)

Our MBA (ISP) curriculum combines the best of our practical MBA curriculum with a focus on global business integration, and puts North American business practices into a cultural perspective.

MBA (ISP) Program Plan

Goodman’s MBA (ISP) is an innovative program designed to meet your needs as an international student, combining the intensive Business English and Skills Transition (BEST) Program with our comprehensive MBA core curriculum and flexible specializations. All of your coursework is taken in classes exclusively composed of your fellow international students.

The general stream provides you with a flexible program plan and the ability to take a variety of elective courses in different fields. The general stream is ideal if you have a wide range of interests, or are planning on working in general management and want to gain a competitive edge.

Industry Involvement with Co-op

Our MBA (ISP) includes an optional paid co-op term where you can gain valuable skills, link theory to practice and make important connections. Your co-op term is offered at the end of your MBA program and ensures that you’ve had a chance to strengthen your English language skills and are ready to transition into your new career.

Our MBA (ISP) students hold co-op positions such as project manager, marketing assistant, financial analyst, tax practice intern.

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We offer six MBA specializations:

Accounting/ CPA Accredited

The CPA/MBA pathway offers a CPA-Accredited stream that provides graduates with advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). The new accredited stream allows non-accounting university graduates to pursue an MBA and an accounting designation at the same time. Goodman is currently the only business school in Ontario to offer a combined MBA and CPA program.

Business Analytics

Business analytics uses data and statistical methods to help organizations gain insight from their data in order to analyze historical data, predict customer behaviour or help improve business processes. The field has increased in popularity in recent years due to the increase in data available to organizations from customer loyalty programs, e-commerce transactions, and even sensory data from machines.

Operations Management

The operations management specialization includes a focus on project management, quality management, logistics and supply chain management. Courses will cover many of the topics required for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) professional designations from APICS -The Association for Operations Management (formerly the American Production and Inventory Control Society).


This specialization is ideal if you are seeking a focus mainly on investments and portfolio management. This program has a high degree of correlation with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.


The marketing specialization equips you with an integrated managerial and global business approach to marketing that helps you first apprehend the values of product/service offerings, their market spaces as well as competitors, and then enables you apply the theoretical principles of marketing to deliver superior customer experiences that advance sustainable competitive advantage and growth. Emphasis is centrally placed on understanding practical, real-world marketing problems through customer behaviour and marketing analytics, and solving these problems using learned insights through innovative marketing strategies. Students will be able to earn the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) Sales Certificate upon completion of the specified courses, and the core and elective courses in the stream shall progress students well in earning the American Marketing Association (AMA) Professional Certified Marketer in Marketing Management, Sales Management, and Digital Marketing.

Human Resource Management

Designed to provide you with a strong foundation in the theory and practice of HR. This specialization provides you with the majority of the course work necessary for the CHRP designation.