MA - Management | College of Business and Economics

MA - Management

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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.

Choose one of the following academic fields:

Management Research

Take advantage of both web-based and on-campus learning as you gain the necessary skills to engage in evidence-based managerial decision making. The completion of a major research project will also be undertaken throughout the degree.


Develop the technical, analytical, leadership and communication skills you need for a successful career in accounting. This field combines the conceptual and quantitative elements of accounting, while promoting the integration of theory and practice. You will gain an understanding of financial and managerial accounting while fulfilling the requirements of the professional accounting standards for the first four modules of the Professional Education Program (see the CPA Canada Competency Map). The completion of a major research project will also be undertaken throughout the degree.

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 develop your 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.

Meet our students

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Andrew Nixon

MA Management student Andrew Nixon talks about his research and why he chose the MA Management program. Andrew is part of the inaugural cohort of the University of Guelph's Food From Thought research assistantship program.

Meet our faculty

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Sean Lyons
Expertise: Inter-generational differences and impact, workplace dynamics
professor Nita Chhinzer
Nita Chhinzer
Expertise: Employee turnover, labour force movements, decision making processes and outcomes
photo of Rumina Dhalla
Rumina Dhalla
Expertise: Organizational identity, image and reputation

Full faculty and staff list for the Department of Management.

More information

Graduate Calendar | Tuition | Department of Management | Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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