About the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

About the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

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We are a globally-focused business school, dedicated to inspiring leaders to use business as a force for good.

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Lang at a glance:

#5 MBA in the World

for its focus on sustainability*

#2 BComm in Canada

for its focus on sustainability**

15,000+ alumni

making an impact across the world.

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*Corporate Knights 2022 MBA Ranking
**Corporate Knights 2020 undergraduate ranking
Gordon S. Lang

About Gordon S. Lang

Visionary. Entrepreneur. Business leader.

As founder of CCL Industries in 1951, the world’s largest label manufacturers, Gordon S. Lang is a true Canadian success story. There's a good chance you come into contact with CCL products every morning. The shampoo or air freshener that you grab in the bathroom either comes in a container made or labelled by CCL. A man of values and principle, Lang embodied all of the characteristics that make U of G business students special; humble, hardworking, entrepreneurial and resilient. 

"Work hard, don’t be afraid to take risks and be the one leading change, not following it.” - Gordon S. Lang

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Sara Mann, Interim Dean Lang School

Dean Sara Mann

An expert in employment issues and performance management, Sara Mann is the Dean of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph.


Dean Mann's current research focuses on the application of mainstream management theory to the Agri-Food sector in rural Ontario. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce and MBA at McMaster University, and a PhD in Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. 

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Our mission

At Lang, we help build a better world through business – developing leaders with a deep sense of purpose and ideas that generate positive change.

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Lang is committed to the UN's global solidarity movement through several HeForShe initiatives.

Our campus

Stunning architecture, collaborative spaces, and integrated technology will inspire you to excel.


Faculty and research with impact

Lang faculty are inspiring and knowledgeable educators who are finding solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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Global Reach

As one of 38 global champions of the United Nation’s business education initiative, the impact of Lang extends beyond borders.

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Connected Alumni

Lang alumni can be found making a difference all across the world. Discover our most notable alumni and recent alumni who are making an impact in their young career.