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Business

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

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Close-Knit Community

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Industry Connections

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Located in Toronto


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.

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

Pursue 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 outline may be subject to change.

Transfer Pathways

If you have taken any courses at the postsecondary level, then you are considered 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 have previous postsecondary education and 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 (minimum 100 hours) of workplace experience that is tailored to your goals and will guide your career decisions.

Past placements include:

  • BMO Financial Group
  • CIBC Wealth Management
  • City of Toronto
  • Coca-Cola
  • IBM
  • LCBO
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
  • March of Dimes
  • Metrolinx
  • Mosaic North America
  • RE/MAX
  • Rogers Communications
  • Sun Life Financial
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Ticketmaster
  • Toronto Hydro
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Universal Music Group

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)
  • Accounts Manager
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Data Analyst
  • Event Specialist
  • Investment Advisor
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Operations Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator
  • Tax Specialist 
  • Wealth Management Associate
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Law School
  • Ontario Graduate Certificate in
    HR Management

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

Jaylen

Jaylen M.
Graduated 2015
Senior Financial Analyst, Wajax Corporation
Earned CPA designation, 2019

“My favourite memory was representing UofGH in a business competition in the United States. Being a part of the University's history was special. That experience inspired me to dream big."

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Cristina

Cristina M.
Graduated 2019
Staff Accountant, Enterprise Audit, KPMG LLP (at time of profile)

“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."

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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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A future in law

After graduation, take advantage of our partnerships to study law in England. Earn a senior status law degree (LLB) with The City Law School, City, University of London in just two years, or a Master of Law (LLM) through distance learning with the University of London in one to five years (full- or part-time). 

  • 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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Pursue professional designations

Build on your degree by pursuing certification as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Project Management Professional (PMP).

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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 conduct 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 outdoor classrooms in Odense where children interact with nature: an example of Denmark’s unique contribution to child development
  • Learning about Soka education—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 study "eco-psychology"—exploring attitudes, perceptions and behaviour of people toward the environment
  • Understanding freedom of speech through examples set in the Netherlands and Denmark
  • 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. They can help you develop leadership skills, gain professional experience and network. There are quite a few business-related societies! Take a look at the list below and visit our Clubs and Societies page.

  • Accounting Council
  • Advertising & Marketing Association
  • Business Council
  • Consulting Association
  • DECA U
  • Entrepreneurs Society
  • Finance Society
  • Human Resources 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 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 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.