University of Guelph

College of Business and Economics

Introduction

Established in 2006, the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph is committed to developing leaders with a social conscience, an environmental sensibility and a commitment to their communities. We offer a wide range of specialized programs in business and economics across undergraduate, graduate and professional education.

Our Mission & Vision

The College of Business and Economics is uniquely Guelph in all the best ways. We attract students and faculty who have a social conscience, an environmental sensibility and a commitment to community involvement. We offer robust and challenging programs to students across five academic units:

  • Department of Management
  • Department of Economics & Finance
  • Department of Marketing & Consumer Studies
  • School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management
  • Professional Graduate Programs (MBA, MA Leadership)

Our vision is to develop and be Leaders for a Sustainable World. Our mission is to provide a transformational learning environment that encourages critical reflection, personal growth, community engagement and global awareness and promotes a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging themes in management and economics. We foster social and ethical responsibility and prepare graduates for leadership roles that will improve the effectiveness of their organizations and the well being of people in Canada and around the world.

Our commitment to the United Nation's Global Compact

The UN's Global Compact encourages businesses and academic institutions worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. The UN Global Compact is a principle-based framework for businesses, stating ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. These principles led to the development of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global platform to encourage responsible management education. We are both champions and signatories to the PRME initiative.

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Economics

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Guelph

Join a welcoming and collaborative campus community and learn from internationally-recognized researchers in the Master of Arts in Economics program at the University of Guelph. This one-year advanced program, which also offers a finance specialization, will extend your economics knowledge beyond the undergraduate level and prepare you for a variety of roles within the public and private sectors, as well as further education at the PhD level. [+]

Join a welcoming and collaborative campus community and learn from internationally-recognized researchers in the Master of Arts in Economics program at the University of Guelph. This one-year advanced program, which also offers a finance specialization, will extend your economics knowledge beyond the undergraduate level and prepare you for a variety of roles within the public and private sectors, as well as further education at the PhD level.

Economics and finance faculty at Guelph have a long-established reputation for delivering quality education and research and are currently ranked in the top 5% in the world for research output in economics, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc).... [-]


MA in Management

Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Guelph

The Master of Arts in Management program provides an enriching, professionally relevant, and flexible academic experience by including you as part of a collaborative research environment. Unlike programs that emphasize a general management area or a specific industry track, the MA in Management emphasizes leadership development and a better understanding of evidence based management. This program provides you with the necessary training to continue in higher education, but also prepares you to successfully enter managerial, consulting or analyst positions. [+]

The Master of Arts in Management program provides an enriching, professionally relevant, and flexible academic experience by including you as part of a collaborative research environment. Unlike programs that emphasize a general management area or a specific industry track, the MA in Management emphasizes leadership development and a better understanding of evidence based management. This program provides you with the necessary training to continue in higher education, but also prepares you to successfully enter managerial, consulting or analyst positions.

The MA in Management program is right for you if:

you are currently finishing or have recently graduated with an undergraduate or master's degree and want to study further in a specialized graduate program in management; you are motivated to develop your leadership skills and research; and you seek managerial and consulting positions that emphasize evidence based decision making. Program timeline ... [-]

MSc

MSc in Marketing and Consumer Studies

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 Canada Guelph

In order for a business to succeed, decision makers must be able to understand the behaviour and trends of consumers. Our MSc in Marketing and Consumer Studies focuses on examining, understanding and influencing consumers and will equip you with the skills and expertise needed to manage large research projects. It will also prepare you to pursue a career in marketing, brand management, product development, market research, and consumer protection policy as well as provide excellent training towards the pursuit of a PhD in marketing, consumer behaviour or a related business discipline. [+]

In order for a business to succeed, decision makers must be able to understand the behaviour and trends of consumers. Our MSc in Marketing and Consumer Studies focuses on examining, understanding and influencing consumers and will equip you with the skills and expertise needed to manage large research projects. It will also prepare you to pursue a career in marketing, brand management, product development, market research, and consumer protection policy as well as provide excellent training towards the pursuit of a PhD in marketing, consumer behaviour or a related business discipline.

Program timeline

You'll complete your MSc degree within two years. During the first year, you'll focus on your coursework and collaborate with faculty and fellow peers on research projects. You'll then be given guidance from an advisory committee to complete your research and develop a strong thesis.... [-]