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“What I liked most about UofGH was the smaller size of the university, because it allowed me to build better connections with fellow students, professors and university staff.”

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Earn 2 Credentials
from the University of Guelph
from Humber

What are the possibilities for me?

Options include...

  • Account Manager
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Data Analyst
  • Event Specialist
  • Investment Advisor
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Operations Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Sales Manager
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator
  • Tax Specialist
  • Wealth Management Associate

Graduate school and further education

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Marketing
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Ontario Graduate Certificate in HR Management

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

If you don't see your career goal listed here - talk to us! There are many more options.

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What will I learn?

Business is everyone’s business. Make your degree work for you. Business literacy is a must no matter what your career choice.

Learn how business works, how to market goods, fund a business, lead others, work ethically, think big or small and collaborate, but most of all build transferable skills for success wherever you work.

Areas of emphasis
Custom design your studies with the fundamentals of business and then complement this with subjects that match your interests and goals.

You can be as broad or specific as you want in one of seven 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.
  • NEW! Human Resources: Learn about talent acquisition, employee compensation and benefits, training and maintaining a productive workforce, and labour laws and standards.
  • 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 the business at the Small Business Fair on campus—a student favourite.

What courses can I take?

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 workplace experience

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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
  • Live Nation
  • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
  • March of Dimes
  • Metrolinx
  • Mosaic North America
  • RE/MAX
  • Rogers Communications
  • Sun Life Financial
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Toronto Hydro
  • Toronto International Film Festival (Accounting & HR)
  • Universal Music Group


Profs in the industry

You are taught by professionals currently working in their field. Learn from their firsthand experience!

Supported learning

  • Your classmates/cohort will move through the program together.
  • Your professors open doors to diverse professional networks. Their mentorship can guide you to new opportunities.
  • Your program team is eager to assist you. With everything in one building and a small student population, they’re a footstep or email away. Check out your team: Academic Advisor, Placement Coordinator, Career Coordinator, Librarian and Student Life Coordinator.

Safe spaces

Once you experience it, you’ll recognize it. UofGH creates a tremendous sense of safety through the support of Program Heads, professors and staff. Feel comfortable to share your voice and care for your mental health.

Learn outside of class


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 for more.

  • ACE UofGH (formerly DECA UGH)
  • Accounting Council
  • Advertising and Marketing Association
  • Business Council
  • Consulting Association
  • Entrepreneurs Society
  • Finance Society
  • HR Society
  • International Business Association
  • Women in Business Society
ACE UofGH (formerly DECA U)

Discover how 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.


Awards and competitions

Join our award-winning teams to represent the University in business case competitions against other postsecondary institutions, locally and abroad. Solve complex problems, earn valuable experience and network with top national and international companies. Hear more about our recent success!

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Extra! Extra!

UofGH offers more extracurriculars for students in all programs. Learn more on our Extra! Extra! page.

Travel and learn with Study Tours (10 days) and Study Elsewhere (one semester). Visit our Global Learning Opportunities page for details!

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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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After graduation

Pursue professional designations

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

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Heading to 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.

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A step ahead

After graduation, take advantage of our partnerships for a Master of Science degree with:

  • University of Guelph (in Guelph, Ontario) - MSc in Management
  • A pathway to Manchester Metropolitan University programs   (Manchester, UK) for UofGH BBA grads with a minimum 70% average:
    • MSc Management
    • MSc Management and Consultancy
    • MSc Management and Sustainability
    • MSc Entrepreneurship
    • ... with reduced international tuition!