History of Business at Guelph

The College of Business and Economics has roots in many different parts of the University of Guelph's history. While 2016 will mark the 10th anniversary of the College's launch, the University has been home to economics and business-focused studies for more than 50 years.

Foundations of the University of Guelph (1874 - 1964)

The formative years of the University of Guelph, including the development of its founding colleges and Wellington College, the original home of economics.


First Commerce Programs (1969 - 1990)

Six new business-focused programs are developed at the University of Guelph.


Growth of Business Education (1992 - 2004)

More majors, graduate programs and structural changes across the University of Guelph.


Creation of the College (2006 - 2013)

College of Management and Economics becomes the new home of business and economics education at the University of Guelph.


Home of "Business at Guelph" (2014 - Present)

A new name and new building dedicated to business education at the University of Guelph.