Program Structure

When students apply to the program, each file is carefully reviewed and assessed to create a personalized plan of action. Each individual plan may consist of all (or some) of the following:

Jumpstart to Success

Each participant is admitted on a conditional basis and is required to complete a qualifying course alongside their first two Foundation courses (discussed below). Your performance in this course will determine whether or not you meet academic expectations to continue in our Bridging Program beyond the first term. Students will be evaluated on commitment to the program, attendance, participation, adhering to assignment deadlines, and English language skills. Those who successfully complete the course will be invited to continue with the program.

Phase I: Foundation Skills

All IEP candidates in the program are exposed to the Canadian business and cultural landscape through Foundation Courses. They leave the program with a full understanding and practice of teamwork, cross-cultural problem solving, communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution, leadership and management skills within the Canadian context.

Business and HR Professionals complete the following 3 foundation courses for a total of 9 credits:

  • Professional Communication in the Canadian Context - ADMS 3015
  • Canadian Business Culture and Management Skills - ADMS 3020
  • Fundamentals of Canadian Business Law and Ethics - ADMS 3060

IT Professionals complete the following 3 foundation courses for a total of 9 credits:

  • Professional Communication in the Canadian Context - ADMS 3015
  • Canadian Business Culture and Management Skills - ADMS 3020
  • Object Oriented Programming for Internationally Educated Professionals - ITEC 2615

Phase II: Specialized Skills

Earn up to 15-credits (5 courses) of York University upper-level coursework in your professional area of focus:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • management
  • marketing
  • public administration
  • human resources
  • application development
  • systems analysis