University of Guelph

College of Business and Economics

Introduction
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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.

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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 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, labour, 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Marketing and Consumer Studies

Campus or Online Full time 2 years September 2017 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. Course topics Students in the MSc in Marketing & Consumer Studies gain exposure to a wide range of course topics that help to develop their research. Consumer behaviour Consumer well-being and public policy Housing and real estate Quantitative and qualitative research methods Marketing management Innovation adoption Career paths Graduates of this program often pursue roles in organizations or academia related to marketing and consumer behaviour. Marketing research Brand management Marketing management Advertising and communication Quality management Quality control consulting Admission requirements A four-year honours degree program (or equivalent) At least a B average in the final two years of your undergraduate program An academic background in consumer studies, the social sciences or humanities, or business programs such as marketing, finance, or real estate Acceptable GRE (minimum requirement 60th percentile) or GMAT scores (minimum requirement 600) Applicants with considerable experience in a business or management role, who meet the minimum grade requirements but are lacking in the required academic areas may be required to complete one or more recommended undergraduate courses in order to comply with program standards. Application deadline is February 1. [-]

MA

MA in Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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). Program timeline The MA in Economics is a one-year program. During the first two semesters, you will complete four course credits. In the final semester, you will complete a supervised one-on-one summer research project. If you are specializing in finance, you will have the option to do an academic research project or a placement at a financial research firm. Course topics Students in the MA in Economics program gain exposure specialized course topics that help inform their research. Econometric Methods Microeconomic Theory Macroeconomic Theory International Finance (Finance Specialization) Money and Banking (Finance Specialization) Career paths Graduates of the MA in Economics program can be found in a range of organizations across Canada and around the world. International Monetary Fund, World Bank Statistics Canada Federal Privy Council Office Scotiabank, Bank of Montreal Ontario Ministry of Finance Hydro Québec Ontario Securities Commission Informetrica​ Admission requirements Undergraduate degree (4 year program or equivalent) Minimum B+ average Background in economic theory and econometrics Proof of English proficiency Application deadline is February 1. [-]

MA in Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 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 Students complete the MA in Management in four terms. During your first semester you’ll complete core courses and propose your research question, while developing and enhancing key project management skills. The second semester will see you develop quantitative and qualitative skills necessary for designing your research, while enhancing consulting and other managerial skills. The final two semesters are dedicated to completing your major research project. This program offers specialized electives focused around project management, business consulting, leadership and accounting. Each term you’ll participate in a research seminar, which allows you to engage with students in discussions with peers, faculty, academic scholars from other universities and business leaders. Admission requirements To be considered, applicants must have completed a four-year honours undergraduate degree with a minimum 2nd class (70%) (or its equivalent), from a recognized post- secondary institution. For the specialization in accounting, subject area coverage should be equivalent to that required for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program. [-]

Contact

University of Guelph

Address Stone Road East 50
N1G 2W1 Guelph, Canada
Website https://www.uoguelph.ca/business/
Phone +1 519-824-4120