East Asian Business Studies

We live and work in a globalized economy, but differences in languages, cultures, and laws make doing business across international borders a specialized and challenging field.The Alberta School of Business, through its Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS), and in cooperation with the Faculty of Arts, Department of East Asian Studies, offers this innovative and unique major. The East Asian Business Studies major provides business graduates with an expertise in the language, culture, history, and economics of East Asian countries with particular emphasis on China and Japan.

Formal international study exchanges are available in China and Japan to enhance your experience in the program. You’ll acquire the functional business skills required of today’s managers, and the language capability and cultural sensitivity to interact comfortably with Alberta and Canada’s East Asian trading partners. Career opportunities in all areas of business would exist both in the government and the private sector, wherever specialized expertise in Asia is required.