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Program Spotlight: Bachelor of Commerce

Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 15:18

We take a unique approach to business (or as we call our program – Commerce) by emphasizing collaboration and sustainable business practices to transform students into socially responsible leaders of Canadian and global economies.

Today we’re breaking down our majors and sharing what sets our Commerce program apart from others!

With 8 different majors, there’s truly something for everyone:

  1. Accounting – Complete the requirements to become a CPA and complement your accounting focus with a secondary area of discipline.
  2. Food and Agricultural Business – Prepare for a career in one of Canada’s largest industries while exploring accounting, economics, finance, marketing, production, organizational behaviour, policy planning and implementation.
  3. Hospitality and Tourism Management – Choose an area of emphasis in Hotel and Lodging, Restaurant and Foodservice or Tourism management and prepare for a leadership role in this fast-paced industry.
  4. Management – Gain strategic leadership and management skills that will prepare you for work as an organizational leader in a wide range of industries and/or to get your CHRP designation after graduation.
  5. Management Economics and Finance – Specialize in Management or Finance and integrate the analysis of economics with the practical tools of accounting, business management and marketing.
  6. Marketing Management – Examine core business areas such as finance and human resources while exploring topics like consumer psychology, market research and pricing and product development.
  7. Public Management – Combine politics, law and business while developing transferable business skills in law, human resources, marketing, accounting and finance.
  8. Real Estate and Housing – Develop analytical, conceptual and management skills relevant to the industry by examining relevant real estate studies.

We emphasize collaboration

Our students work together to develop new business ventures and participate in national and international business competitions – many of which they have won!

Our College of Business and Economics building features many group work spaces including “break out” rooms for studying and presentations and a spot to grab coffee or a snack before getting down to business with your team.

We offer flexibility

In your first year you’ll learn the essential skills related to business management, giving you a solid foundation for the years ahead. You can apply to our undeclared major from high school and take advantage of electives in first semester to explore your interests before selecting a major in second semester.

Gain experience AND course credit through CBaSE

The Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (CBaSE) is where Commerce students can apply business knowledge and gain work experience while earning credit! Through CBaSE you can apply for start-up funding, consult on local business projects and even receive financial support to attend industry events.

Build your professional network in co-op

Co-op is now offered for all our Commerce majors. Gain work experience, learn transferrable skills and build your professional network, all while attending university. Students can complete their co-op terms anywhere in Ontario, Canada or even internationally!

Benefit from many experiential learning opportunities

Our Bachelor of Commerce program allows you to put your skills to work through applied business projects, product development courses, specialty courses, internships, externships and co-operative education. Visit our Experiential Learning website for more details.

As a Bachelor of Commerce student at Guelph you are joining one of Canada’s top colleges for sustainable business practice. To learn more about how we’re improving how the world does business visit the College of Business and Economics website.

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University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1