The College of Management & Economics is committed to engaging in authentic and meaningful partnerships with community members, businesses and associations with whom we share a common vision and interests. Faculty and students serve as a voice for consumers, non-profits and communities through the examination of controversial management and economic issues.
Faculty members frequently serve on local, national and international committees, governing bodies and editorial boards, while students engage with the community through applied learning opportunities, student competitions, research projects and volunteerism.
The University of Guelph and The Co-operators launched The Co-operators Centre for Business and Social Entrepreneurship (CBaSE) as a social enterprise dedicated to preparing a new generation of business leaders committed to community engagement and sustainability.
The Centre serves as a gateway between the University and the community, allowing business students and faculty to work with social-purpose and for-profit organizations on a broad range of collaborative initiatives that have tangible benefits for everyone involved. Along the way, students gain management and economic experience, create and launch new ventures and develop a sense of social responsibility and leadership.