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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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Degree + Diploma

Transfer Credit for Previous Postsecondary Education

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Focused Program

People

Close-Knit Community

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Industry Connections

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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 6.8 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.

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.

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. Prepare a business plan for a new small business, then showcase your business at the Small Business Fair on campus—a student favourite.

Pusue HR. Take our pathway to the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) or Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designations with a suite of human resources courses.

Our program combines an in-depth knowledge of the business world with the hands-on skills necessary to lead and succeed.

First-year Courses

  • Business Communications
  • Business Information
    Systems
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to International Business
  • 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

You will graduate with up to 520 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 Wealth Management
  • City of Toronto
  • Coca-Cola
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
  • IBM
  • LCBO
  • March of Dimes
  • Metrolinx
  • PepsiCo
  • RE/MAX
  • Rogers Communications
  • Scotiabank
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Ticketmaster
  • Toronto Hydro
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • WestJet Airlines
  • York Regional Police, Finance 

Program Overview

Take a look at the courses that make up the Business program. Course scheduling is subject to change.

Sample Careers + Further Education

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

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

Cristina

Cristina M.
Business alumnus, graduated 2019
Currently working as a Staff Accountant, Enterprise Audit, KPMG LLP

“Extracurriculars such as DECA and case competitions helped me enhance my business acumen and presentation skills—critical in business. They also provided me with talking points during my interview, which helped me obtain my full-time job."

 

Opportunities

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.

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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.

  • Eligible for admission with a competitive average
  • No LSAT
  • Reduced tuition

Study in London, England, where the largest law firms in the world are located. The Graduate Entry LLB (Hons) program attracts students from all over the world—many from Canada. Follow in the footsteps of renowned alumni such as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.

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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
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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 nature and farm schools in Odense where children learn through 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
  • Immersing in the Italian food experience from production to consumption in Italy, including a visit to the world's first food theme park
  • Heading to the Galápagos Islands and inland Ecuador to learn about human responses to the climate crisis—exploring environmental solutions led by scientists and local communities
  • 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 Interim 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 Centre on Global Citizenship

Join the Soka Education Research Centre 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 Assistant to present study results at professional symposiums.

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