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Honours Bachelor of Business
Administration
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Diploma in Business Administration

Why study Business at UofGH?

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Focused Program

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Located in Toronto

Live & Study in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Study In + Explore Toronto

Toronto is a dynamic place to live and learn. The Greater Toronto Area is home to approximately 5.4 million people, one-sixth of Canada’s population; nearly half of that population is made up of residents from around the world.

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3 million people live in the City of Toronto

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Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world

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More than 140 languages & dialects are spoken in Toronto

Attending university in Canada’s cultural, economic and business centre will play an essential role in your program opportunities.

Our campus is serviced by four transit systems that link you to urban and rural destinations.

Explore Toronto and get to know its 140 neighbourhoods! Visit local tourist attractions including the CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Kensington Market, Scotiabank Arena, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Zoo, St. Lawrence Market, Distillery District and Niagara Falls (two hours away).

Where else can you experience festivals celebrating food, music and people from other countries within a few city blocks? Your choices for recreation off campus are unlimited with large- and small-scale facilities and venues for sports, music, theatre and art.

Focused Academic Program

Learn how to market goods, fund a business, lead others, work ethically, think big and collaborate, but above all, focus on your career objectives. Get introduced to a range of different business areas and discover where your interests lie. Our program combines an in-depth knowledge of the business world with the hands-on skills necessary to lead and succeed.

Choose to focus your studies in one of six areas of emphasis or select a variety of courses reflecting a range of interests.

Areas of emphasis

Accounting: Complete the courses you need to pursue your CPA when you graduate.

Finance: Learn about banking, insurance, capital projects, investing and portfolio management.

International Business: Explore global currencies, trade and industry practices of Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America.

Management: Learn the challenges of running various types of enterprises including for-profit, not-for-profit, small and large businesses.

Marketing: Explore how product, price, place and promotion meet consumer needs and achieve company objectives.

Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship: Study key strategies for starting and maintaining a successful new venture.

First-year Courses

  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Business Communications
  • Business Information
    Systems
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Organizational
    Behaviour
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics

Note: First-year courses and the Business program plan may be subject to change.

Transfer Pathways

If you have any postsecondary education and you wish to apply to the University of Guelph-Humber, then you are a Transfer Applicant.

College Block Credit Transfer Pathway

Our college block credit transfer pathways allow you to move seamlessly with your college diploma into our honours degree program.

If you have completed one of the following recognized Ontario college two- or three-year diplomas, with a minimum cumulative average of 75%, you are eligible for block transfer credits:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing

Up to 5.0 credits for a 2-year diploma and up to 10.0 credits for a 3-year diploma, will be granted towards your graduating credentials.

General Transfer Applicants

If you are not eligible as a College Block Credit Transfer applicant, you are considered a General Transfer Applicant.

Coming from a diploma program

If you have completed coursework or a diploma from a college diploma program, you must have a minimum cumulative average of 75% to be considered for admission.

 

Coming from a degree program

If you have completed a degree or degree-related coursework from a recognized college or university program, you must have a minimum cumulative average of 70% to be considered for admission.

Experiential Learning

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You will graduate with up to 300 hours of workplace experience (minimum 100 hours) that is tailored to your goals and that will guide your career decisions. 

Past placements include:

  • Arrive Alive Drive Sober
  • BMO Financial Group
  • CIBC
  • EDealer
  • IBM
  • LCBO
  • March of Dimes
  • Metroland Media
  • Metrolinx
  • Remax
  • Rogers Communications
  • Scotiabank
  • St. Joseph Communications
  • Sun Life Financial
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Toronto Hydro
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Toronto Transit Commission

Sample Careers + Further Education

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant (CPA)
  • Brand Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Planner
  • Global Logistics Coordinator
  • International Accounts Manager
  • Investment Advisor
  • Management Consultant
  • Manager, Planning Analysis
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Tax Specialist
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Law School
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Professional Communications
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Master of Finance

Note: Some careers and entry into further education may require additional study.

Dilshan

Dilshan J.
Business alumnus, graduated 2019
Currently working as a Staff Accountant, Ernst & Young (EY) 

“My placement at TIFF helped me apply all the knowledge I learned from my classes to actual practice in accounting. Not only did I gain invaluable skills in the field, but I also fully experienced what it's like to work at one of the biggest film festivals in the world. This combined my interests in pursuing a career in accounting and my passion for movies!”

  • Senior START Leader
  • Senior FYE Leader
  • Learning Support Peer
  • VP of Communications, VP of Activities & President, Guelph-Humber Accounting Council
  • Delegate & Mentor, DECA UofGH
  • Founder of World Autism Awareness Day at UofGH
  • Student Senator
  • Award-winning Competitor, Case Competitions
  • Ignite Tax Clinic Volunteer
  • Business Academic Program Representative, Ignite
  • University of Guelph-Humber Student Leadership Scholarships
  • IGNITE Scholarship for Community Involvement
  • Michael Nightingale Community Enrichment Award
 

Opportunities

Practise your business savvy

In our Business Management Simulation course, you run a virtual business over one semester—making business decisions and managing the results.

In Business Analytics, learn the core techniques of data analysis, including data mining, pattern detection, graphic visualization and modelling.

Work as a team in the Event Management courses to develop, implement and manage a special event in our art gallery.

Awards and competitions

Join our award-winning teams to represent the University in business competitions against other postsecondary institutions. Solve complex problems, earn valuable experience and network with top national and international companies.

The City Law School (LLB)

The University of Guelph-Humber and The City Law School, City, University of London have partnered to offer you a prime law school opportunity. Earn a senior status law degree in only two years following completion of your honours degree.

Research as an undergraduate

If research interests you, get to know the many research opportunities inside and outside of class. Get paid and do research as a Research Assistant with instructors funded by the University’s Research Grant Fund.

  • Apply classroom knowledge
  • Develop skills in conducting experiments, research and data collection
  • Contribute to research publications

Study Abroad

Through instructor-guided study tours, you experience concepts discussed in class. Because all study abroad courses are partially subsidized by the University, the opportunities are within reach. You may also be eligible for a study abroad travel grant, ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.

Past highlights include:

  • Going to outdoor classrooms in Odense where children interact with nature: an example of Denmark’s unique contribution to child development
  • Learning about a philosophy of well-being and global citizenship in Japan
  • Exploring the interplay between sport, health and culture in New Zealand’s Australasian society
  • Understanding freedom of speech through the examples set in the Netherlands and Denmark
  • Heading to the Galápagos Islands and inland Ecuador to study “eco-psychology” - the attitudes, perceptions and behaviour of people toward the environment
  • Visiting areas of historical/cultural significance in Ireland to interact with academics, community groups, and agencies involved in governance, democracy and human rights

Get Involved

Societies

Societies are related to our seven academic programs and offer a realm of activities outside of class with a focus on your field of interest. They can help you develop leadership skills, gain professional experience and network. There are quite a few business-related societies!

  • Accounting Council
  • Advertising & Marketing Association
  • Business Council
  • Consulting Association
  • DECA U
  • Entrepreneurs Society
  • Finance Society
  • International Business Association
  • Women in Business

Agora Fellowship

Be a part of the Agora Fellowship: a select group of students who discuss ideas and themes from renowned books in a regular forum led by Assistant Vice-Provost Dr. George Bragues. Build your extracurricular experience. Every year the Fellowship takes a trip related to their current topics; destinations have included Boston, Montreal, New York and Washington.

Soka Education Research Initiative on Global Citizenship

Join the Soka Education Research Initiative on Global Citizenship: a global, undergraduate, research project—the first of its kind in the world—led by Family and Community Social Services Program Head Dr. Paul Sherman. Explore how to nurture human potential and happiness for the greater benefit of humankind through the study of Soka (value-creating) education and global citizenship. Travel as a Research Associate to present study results at professional symposiums.

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