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“My success would not have been possible without the continuous dedication and mentorship from the Business program professors. They ensured I had the technical and soft skills needed to obtain and succeed as a CPA.”

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Why study Business at UofGH?

Find out why students just like you chose the University of Guelph-Humber.

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Focused Academic Program

Acquire your biggest asset: a firm foundation in global business practices that gives you a competitive advantage.

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.

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 Introduction to 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 suite of human resources courses to start you on your path to the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) or Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designations.

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.

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First-year Courses

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  • Business Communications
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Macroeconomics
  • Marketing
  • Microeconomics

Up to 520 Hours of Experiential Learning

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Applied Business Study

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Business Practicum (Optional)

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Business Workplace Learning

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 (Accounting & HR)
  • Universal Music Group

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.


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. Hear more about our recent win at the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Case Competition.

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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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Prepare for law school

Graduate ready for Canadian law school or take advantage of our partnerships in England. Earn a senior status law degree (LLB) with The City Law School, City, University of London   in just two years without an LSAT requirement, or a Master of Law (LLM) through distance learning with the University of London   in one year (full-time) or up to five years (part-time). Both with reduced tuition.

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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Learn to invest

The University of Guelph-Humber Virtual Hedge Fund allows a group of students to act as fund managers in overseeing a virtual portfolio of $1,000,000.

Students selected as fund managers are responsible for analyzing investment opportunities, presenting their recommendations, deciding the composition of the portfolio and evaluating performance.

Professors George Bragues and Alireza Talebi act as faculty advisors, though students selected as fund managers are chiefly responsible for the operation of the virtual hedge fund. They provide the students chosen as fund managers with lessons on how to research securities and manage risk.

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“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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Global Learning Opportunities

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

Past highlights include:

Visiting 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

New Zealand
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" — the attitudes, perceptions and behaviour of people toward the environment

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Get Involved


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 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
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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.


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.