Hanlon Centre for International Business Studies

Welcome to the Hanlon Centre

The Hanlon Centre for International Business Studies prepares our students for an increasingly globalized business world. The centre consists of academics, business liaisons and students mandated to increase:

  • the intensity of faculty research dedicated to Saskatchewan and Western Canada's international business;
  • the number of international perspectives in undergraduate curriculum;
  • undergraduate participation in international educational exchanges; and
  • the number of international students at the Edwards School of Business.

Hanlon Centre Team

Ted Hanlon

Ted Hanlon 
Founding Donor

Brooke Klassen

Brooke Klassen
Managing Director

Marc Usunier 

Marc Usunier
International Coordinator

Hanlon Advisory Board

The central purpose of the Hanlon Centre Advisory Board is to provide input and feedback to Hanlon Centre Staff on the activities of the Centre, ensuring we remain relevant to and supportive of student needs.

Current Hanlon Advisory Board membership includes:

Stewart Hanlon, Gibson Energy
Ken Ziegler, Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
Brittany Walter, KPMG Saskatoon
Brad Michnik, Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership
Derek Tannis, International Student and Study Abroad Centre (UofS)
Wayne Brownlee, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PotashCorp
Keith Moen, Executive Director, North Saskatoon Business Association (NSBA)
Alex Fallon, President and CEO, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)
Lyndon Holm, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Financing-West, Business Development Bank of Canad (BDC)

Study Abroad

The Hanlon Centre assists Edwards students in identifying and participating in international opportunities including study abroad. Take a look at the assistance that the Hanlon Centre provides to support Edwards students in the pursuit of studies abroad.

Why Study Abroad?

Students who study abroad are exposed to new ways of thinking, develop friendships with students from around the world, and truly internationalize their degree program.

A recent study of SMEs across Canada by Leger Marketing found that 82% of employers said employees who have cross-cultural knowledge and an understanding of the global marketplace enhance their company’s competitiveness. A report by the UK Higher Education International Unit found that students who studied abroad as part of their university degrees are both more likely to be employed 6 months after graduation and more likely to be earning more than their fellow classmates who did not pursue opportunities abroad.1

In short, study abroad will help you to develop as an individual and as a professional!

In 2015-16, all Edwards students who studied abroad received a minimum of $1,000 in support - and more is available for those who demonstrate financial need. Students who study abroad at one of our Featured Study Destinations receive an additional $1,000 in support!

1 Canadian Bureau for International Education, A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education, 2015.

Featured Study Destinations for Edwards Students Include:

  • Austria

    University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt

    Austria

    • Study in a quintessential Austrian town
    • Over 50 courses offered in English
    • Estimated cost of living: approximately $1,100 CAD per month 

    Transfer credit options from past student exchanges have included:

    University of Applied Sciences(FHWN) University of Saskatchewan

    Banking, Credit and Money Markets AND Capital Markets and Investments

    COMM SR. 3

    Applied Selling and Marketing AND Strategy and Planning

    COMM SR. 3

    Company Analysis AND Project Management and Applications

    COMM SR. 3

    Consumer Behaviour AND Strategic Sales Management

    COMM SR. 3

    Consumer Behavoiur AND Human Social Behaviour AND Intercultural Business Skills

    COMM SR. 3

    Economic Thought AND Multinational Finance & Risk Management

    COMM SR. 3

    English II AND Introduction to Austria AND German I Beginners

    LANG JR. 3

    Financial Planning, Budgeting and Controlling AND Macroeconomics for Managers

    COMM SR. 3

    German Crash I AND German for Incomings

    HUMANITIES JR. 3
    German for Incomings AND Spanish for Beginners HUMANITIES JR. 3
    German for Incomings I AND German for Incomings II HUMANITIES JR. 3

    HR Development and Training AND Corporate Organization and Insolvency Law

    COMM SR. 3

    HR Development and Training AND Organizations and HR Consulting

    COMM SR. 3

    Human Resource Management 

    COMM SR. 3

    Integrated Marketing Communication AND Marketing/Sales Controlling

    COMM SR. 3

    Integrated Marketing Communication AND Strategic Brand Management

    COMM SR. 3

    Intensive German AND German for Incomings AND Introduction to Austria

    HUMANITIES JR. 3

    Intercultural Business Skills AND Business Administration

    COMM SR. 3

    Intercultural Business Skills AND International Sales Law AND Business Software Systems III 

    COMM SR. 3

    Intercultural Business Skills AND Teamwork/organization AND Company Analysis

    COMM SR. 3

    International Communication Strategies AND Applied Marketing Research

    COMM SR. 3

    International Communications Strategies AND Consultancy Skills

    COMM SR. 3
    International Communications Strategy Integrated Marketing Communication (COMM 451.3)
    International Marketing and Sales COMM SR. 3
    International Marketing Strategy & Planning International Marketing (COMM 456.3)
    Introduction to Austria AND German Crash I AND German for Incomings LANG JR. 3
    Introduction to Austria AND German I – Beginners AND English I LANG JR. 3
    Introduction to Austria AND German Crash AND German for Incomings HUMANITIES JR. 3
    Labour and Social Law AND Company Analysis COMM SR. 3
    Leadership and Management Development AND Organization and HR Management COMM SR. 3

    Legal Systems and Principles AND European Law

    COMM SR. 3
    Macroeconomics Introductory Macroeconomics (ECON 114.3)
    Management and Leadership AND Strategic Brand Management COMM SR. 3

    Marketing and Sales II AND Consumer Behaviour

    Sales Management (COMM 358.3)

    Marketing Research AND Managing Customer Relationships

    Marketing Research (COMM 357.3)
    Principles of Corporate Finance I AND Principles of Corporate Finance II Introduction to Finance (COMM 203.3)
    Principles of Sales AND Global Economic Relations COMM SR. 3
    Project Management and Applications AND International Taxation COMM SR. 3
    Sales Force Management AND Marketing/Sales Controlling COMM SR. 3
    Special Topics in Marketing Analytics I COMM SR. 3
    Strategic Brand Management AND Sales Force Management COMM SR. 3
  • Australia

    Curtin University, Perth

    australia

    • English curriculum
    • Cost of living is approximately $2,000 per month
    • Located in Western Australia where the Swan River meets the sandy beaches of the southwest coast

    Transfer credit options from past student exchanges have included:

    Curtin University University of Saskatchewan
    Advertising Principles 211 Integrated Marketing Communication (COMM 451.3)
    Australian & Intercultural Studies 211 SOC SCI JR. 3
    Australian Studies (HERI2002) SOC SCI JR. 3
    Brand Management MKTG2001 COMM SR. 3
    Business & Sustainable Development (MGMT2004) COMM SR. 3
    Child Development Psychology Child Development (PSY 213.3)
    Consumer Behaviour 201 Consumer Behaviour (COMM 354.3)
    Entrepreneurship 300 Entrepreneurship and Venture Development (COMM 447.3)
    Entrepreneurship MGMT3004/7 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (COMM 349.3)
    Grape and Wine Production 101 AGRC JR.3
    HRM: Selecting and Promoting Staff Recruitment Selection and Engagement (COMM 343.3)
    Human Geography 100  Space Place and Society An Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG 130.3)
    International Advertising 300 COMM SR. 3

    International Management (MGMT3001)

    COMM SR. 3
    International Marketing (MKTG3007) International Marketing (COMM 456.3)
    Internet Marketing 250 COMM SR. 3
    Internet Marketing 350 COMM SR. 3
    Management of Innovation Technology Commercialization (COMM 346.3)
    Mergers & Acquisition 311 COMM SR. 3
    Public Relations Foundations COMM SR. 3
    Retail Marketing & Distribution (MKTG3007) Retail Marketing (COMM 454.3)
    Self, Culture and Society 111 SOC SCI JR. 3
    Small Business Growth (MGMT3003) COMM SR. 3
    Social Psychology 212 PSY SR. 3
    Sociology 226 SOC SR. 3
    Strategic Advertising 310 COMM SR. 3
    Strategic Games 201 ECON SR. 3
    Tourism Marketing 300 COMM SR. 3
  • Chile

    Universidad de Chile, Santiago

    chile

    • Students should have a working knowledge of Spanish – FREE language classes are available before departure
    • English curriculum
    • Estimated cost of living: approximately $1,750 CAD per month 

    Transfer credit options from past student exchanges have included:

    Universidad de Chile University of Saskatchewan
    Advanced Accounting - CON405 COMM 433.3
    Finance II: Corporate Finance - FIN460 COMM SR. 3
    Human Resource Management - GEP305 No Transfer Credit
    Business I: International Business - NEG310 COMM 340
    Intercultural Business Challenges in Latin America - NEG317

    COMM SR. 3

    Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions - NEG426 COMM SR. 3
    Games and Strategies - MEM305 COMM SR. 3
    Entrepreneurship for Small Businesses - NEG302 No Transfer Credit
    Latin America in World's Affairs - NEG423 POLS 254.3
    International Management - NEG 324 COMM SR. 3
  • France

    NEOMA Business School, Rouen

    france

    • Almost 50 courses offered in English
    • Apartment rentals start at $400 per month
    • NEOMA is located in Rouen, an hour outside of Paris on the Normandy coast

    Transfer credit options from past student exchanges have included:

    NEOMA Business School University of Saskatchewan
    Brand Marketing (MKG 42004E) Marketing Strategy (COMM 352.3)
    Capital Budgeting and Financing COMM SR. 3
    Corporate Finance I AND Corporate Finance II Intermediate Corporate Finance (COMM 363.3)
    Critical Thinking (GS42035E) HUMANITIES SR. 3
    Cross-Cultural Issues and Global Diversity SOC SCI SR. 3
    Culture of Wine No Credit
    Discovering and Understanding French Culture (LV3X134E) SOC SCI SR. 3
    The Economics and Management of Sport (GS42031E-3-RN) AND Strategy (ST41003E-2-RN) COMM SR. 3
    The Economics and Management of Sport (GS42031E-3-RN) AND International Entrepreneurship Project (EN42010E-RN) COMM SR. 3
    Entrepreneurship (EN32011E-1-RN) Introduction to Entrepreneurship (COMM 349.9)
    Essentials of Project Management (GP42003E) COMM SR. 3
    Europe in the World (GS53004E) POLS SR. 3
    Financial Analysis (42013E) COMM SR. 3
    Financial Markets and Institutions Management of Financial Institutions (COMM 469.3)
    French for Business A2 (LCS3X067F-4) French for Business (FREN 258.3)
    French for Communication A1-2 (LV3X…) FREN JR. 3
    French for Communication A2-1 (LV3X…) FREN JR. 3
    French for Communication A2-2 (LV3X…) FREN JR. 3
    French for Communication B1 (LV3X…) FREN JR. 3
    French for Communication B2 (LV3X…) Advanced French I (FREN 212.3)
    Geopolitics and International Relations (LCS44004E-12) Global Politics (POLS 261.3)
    Global Human Resource Management (RH32006E) Leadership (COMM 348.3)
    Global Marketing (MK42061E-4-RN) COMM SR. 3
    Intercultural Management (GS34012E) Introduction to International Business (COMM 340.3)
    Intercultural Negotiation COMM SR. 3
    International Brand and Product Management (MK42067E) Issues in Marketing: Social Cause Marketing (COMM 450.3)
    International Business Development (GS32015E) COMM SR. 3
    International Economics (EFI42029E-10) ECON SR. 3
    International Economics AND The Economics of Culture (GS42032E) ECON JR. 3
    International Entrepreneurship Project (EN42010E) COMM SR. 3

    International Finance (GS32015E/42014E)

    International Business Finance (COMM 466.3)
    International Human Resource Management Leadership (COMM 348.3)
    International Management Introduction to International Business (COMM 340.3)
    International Marketing International Marketing (COMM 456.3)
    International Media XAR SR. 3
    International Negotiation COMM SR. 3
    People Management – Team Building and Leadership (MGS 42031E) Leadership (COMM 348.3)
    Purchasing Procurement and SCM (SC42014E) Purchasing and Supply Management (COMM 491.3)
    Risk Management (EFI 42040E) COMM SR. 3
    Social Impact of Globalization and Innovation (GS32017E) Global Citizenship, Cultures and Coexistence (IS 201.3)
    Supply Chain Management (MGMT 404) COMM SR. 3
    Sustainable Business (DD42016E) COMM SR. 3
    Sustainable Development in a Global Economy (DD32006E) AND The Economics of Culture (GS42032E) COMM SR. 3
  • Germany

    DHBW Stuttgart

    germany

    • Study amongst the forests, lakes and castles of southern Germany.
    • English curriculum
    • Estimated cost of living: approximately $1,200 CAD per month
    • Additional funding available through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    DHBW Stuttgart University of Saskatchewan
    International Marketing COMM SR. 3
    The Financial Market in Germany COMM SR. 3
    German Economy: The Political Economy of Germany and State-of-the-art of the German Economy ECON SR. 3
    Contemporary Political and Economic Systems of the European Union POLS SR. 3
    Intercultural Negotiation Training COMM SR. 3
    International Social Media Marketing and Digital Storytelling AND General Management Simulation Game COMM SR. 3
  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Baptist University

    hongkong

    • English curriculum
    • Cost of living is approximately $400 per month
    • Study in an energetic city of ancient traditions, skyscrapers and fantastic food
  • The Netherlands

    VU University Amsterdam

    amsterdam

    • Study in the heart of Amsterdam’s business district
    • 100 + courses taught in English
    • Estimated cost of living:  approximately $1,700 CAD per month

    Transfer credit options from past student exchanges have included:

    VU University Amsterdam University of Saskatchewan
    Organizing for Sustainable Innovation COMM SR. 3
    Shared Value Creation AND Grand Challenges for Sustainability Foundations of Sustainability (ENVS 201.3)
    Sustainable Supply Chain Management COMM SR. 3
    Radicalization and Conflict HUM SR. 3
    Enterprising Behaviour COMM SR. 3
    Filming Entrepreneurship XAR JR. 3
    Urban Struggle SOC 260.3
    Radicalism HUM SR. 3
  • Spain

    CESINE Design and Business School, Santander

    spain

    • English curriculum
    • Cost of living is approximately $700 per month
    • The CESINE campus is located near the city centre and only 500 meters from beaches, parks and golf courses
  • Sweden

    Jönköping International Business School

    sweden 

    • Study at a modern Swedish campus on the waterfront
    • Almost 50 courses offered in English
    • Estimated cost of living: approximately $1,200 CAD per month 

    Transfer possibilities include but are not limited to:

    Jönköping University University of Saskatchewan
    Business to Business Marketing (MLGN13) COMM SR. 3
    Corporate Entrepreneurship and Strategic Renewal (ENLR23) COMM SR. 3
    Corporate Finance 2 (FSBN13) Intermediate Corporate Finance (COMM 363.3)
    Design & Management of Change & Innovation (JDCK17) COMM JR. 3 (Cannot be used to fulfill B.Comm. requirements)
    Electronic Commerce (MLAG13) COMM SR. 3
    Entrepreneurial Creativity (ENBN13) COMM SR. 3
    Family Business Development (ENQR23) COMM SR. 3
    Finance and Business Analysis (FSCN13) COMM SR. 3
    Leadership (MGHN13) COMM 348.3
    International Management (MGFN13) Introduction to International Business (COMM 340.3)
    International Marketing (MLIN13) COMM SR. 3
    International Trade Theory (ECLK13) International Trade and Commercial Policy (ECON 354.3)
    Issues in Development Economics (ECMK13) Development in Non Industrialized Countries (ECON 270.3)
    Organization and Leadership (MGAG13) Organization Structure and Design (COMM 342.3)
    Organizing for Profit and Purpose (JOPK17) COMM SR. 3
    Principles of Project Management (MGBG13) COMM JR. 3 (Cannot be used to fulfill B.Comm. requirements)
    Project Management (MGIN13) COMM SR. 3
    Sweden in the Global Economy ECON SR. 3
    Swedish Language, Culture and Society I (JSAG13) SOC SCI JR. 3
  • Thailand

    Mahidol University, Bangkok

    thailand

    • English curriculum
    • Cost of living is approximately $500 per month
    • Study in a huge, modern city that is described as one of the most traveler-friendly cities in Asia
  • United Kingdom

    University of Essex

    united kingdom

    • Study in Britain’s oldest town.  Just an hour outside of London by train.
    • English curriculum
    • Estimated cost of living: approximately $1,500 CAD per month

    Transfer credit options from past student exchanges have included:

    University of Essex University of Saskatchewan
    Financial Modeling ECON SR. 3
    Human Sexuality PSY 227
    International Banking COMM SR. 3
    International Finance COMM SR. 3
    The Pricing of Securities in Financial Markets COMM SR. 3
    Risk Management and Financial Institutions

    COMM SR. 3

    The Story and Myth of the West

    HUM JR. 3

    Introduction to United States Sociology

    SOC SR. 3

    Advanced Marketing

    COMM SR. 3

    Business Strategy

    COMM SR. 3

    Practical Information:

    • The weather in Colchester can be very unpredictable (sun, rain, wind - often in the same day). Pack accordingly.
    • Essex does not offer meal plans, but a Tesco grocery store is located very close to campus and most students prepare their own food.
    • Many pubs, restaurants and shops on or near campus.
    Approximate cost of everyday items:
    Bus Pass

    £43 per month/£160 per year

    Bedding

    £20

    Pint of milk

    £0.50

    Loaf of bread

    £0.90-£1.50

    Pint of beer/ale

    £3-£4

    Box of breakfast cereal

    £1-£2

Hanlon Centre for International Business Studies Bursary

  • 3 Awards valued at $1000 each
  • Eligible students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement and interest in pursuing an international business opportunity (including study abroad).  For further details and application information click here

Nystuen Family Foundation International Study Award

  • 1 Award valued at $2500 each
  • Eligible students must demonstrate financial need, and plan to pursue study abroad.  For further details and application information click here

COMM 498

poster

Come with us to Stuttgart, Germany to experience how companies successfully use data, science, and research to make strategic decisions. This course is a unique opportunity to collaborate with students, visit German business, connect with professionals, and work at a Center for Empirical Research in Stuttgart. Join us for an incredible opportunity in experiential learning, local and international networking, and developing a range of professional skills. More details can be found in the draft couse outline. The itinerary from last year's course can be found here.


Program Dates: May 11 - 20, 2018 (plus pre-travel meetings)
Cost: $814.80 (tuition)
         $885.20 (airfare, hotel accommodations, and course-related excursion fees)
      + $300 (registration/non-refundable deposit)
      $2,000

Preference is given to students who have completed 60 credit units in the B.Comm. Student applicants will
undergo an interview/selection process for admittance into this course.

Space is limited to 20 students!

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 4:00pm

Application forms are available here or you can pick up a hard copy from the Hanlon Centre. Completed applications (including statement of intent) should be submitted to Marc Usunier at: usunier@edwards.usask.ca or in person in Edwards
Room #41

celiaharradence"My favourite part of my entire study abroad experience was meeting new people and now having friends and connections around the world...By moving by myself to Australia for five months, I was able to learn how to live and manage in a new environment. As a result, I have more confidence in my ability to take on new experiences. Overall, my study abroad experience was invaluable and I would highly recommend it to any student."

Celia Harradence
4th Year Edwards Student
Study Abroad location: Curtin University, Perth, Australia

GoGlobal Student Subsidies

The Hanlon Centre offers "GoGlobal Student Subsidies" to help Edwards students participate in international business education and experiential learning opportunities. Over the past years, many individual students and student organizations have received financial support to help with experiences like (but not limited to): 

  • Attending international business-themed conferences, seminars or workshops
  • Participating in Edwards School of Business - Study Abroad Program
  • Travelling abroad on AIESEC Internships
  • Participating in Global Vision/Junior Team Canada
  • Delivering an business honours project at an overseas conference 
  • Undertaking individual work or volunteer opportunities abroad

All students who receive a subsidy are required to provide to the Hanlon Centre:

  • At least 10 photos and video footage capturing the program experience
  • A report describing the experience
  • A follow up interview that will be published as a Hanlon article

Students may also be asked to give a presentation to faculty and students.

Edwards students can access Go Global funding through the co-curricular funding application process.  Please note that the activity you are attending must be held in a country in which you do not permanently reside/are a citizen of in order to be eligible for this funding opportunity.

If the timing of your proposed activity falls outside of the co-curricular application dates, please contact the Hanlon Centre directly at hanloncentre@edwards.usask.ca.

Global Business Stream

Today is the right time to develop a global mindset and show employers you have the skills to work in international business. Canadian companies are expanding their footprints around the world, growing and leveraging global relationships and using global supply chains to gain advantage. Saskatchewan exports are at over $32 billion annually, making the Edwards School of Business a prime location to study global business and prepare for an exciting career.

There are two global business credentials that B.Comm. students can pursue - the Global Business Stream (GBS) and/or the Advanced Global Business Stream (GBSA).