International Business and Innovation - Europe Specialization

With almost 60% of the Canadian economy currently linked to international trade through exports and imports, it’s imperative that an effective MBA candidate study and understand the complexities of today’s global market. As the national focus shifts away from historic trade partners and begins to form new relationships around the world, a specialization can bring a powerful distinction to your MBA designation.

The Europe specialization leverages the strong relationship RRU has with the Grenoble Ecole de Management at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business to offer an opportunity for MBA students to complete two courses through a two-week, face-to-face residency in France. Please note that there is a $3,000 administration fee for this residency to cover classroom space and activities. Students are also responsible for air travel, meals, accommodation, sundries, and international travel costs (i.e. travel visas, passports). 

Who it’s for

MBA students looking to build a stronger understanding of the trade requirements and business needs of the European Union will find this specialization most useful. This concentration is ideal for managers and business people currently working in a global environment, as well as those who plan on building their International Business expertise.

Find out more about the core focus and logistics of the International Business and Innovation - Europe Specialization in this video hosted by the Dean of the School of Business, Dr. William Holmes:

This specialization needs a minimum of 15 students to proceed and is only available in July intakes.


Royal Roads MBA program offers a suite of specializations options to meet your interests as well as personal and professional needs. As part of your MBA program, you can select one of the RRU MBA specializations options. Alternatively, you may select one of the Royal Roads Graduate Certificates as a specialization option. If you have already completed one of the Royal Roads Graduate Certificate, you can use the 9 credits earned towards the MBA program.