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Global expert in strategic management and innovation named new Wood Chair

Dr. Barak S. Aharonson, a globally recognized scholar in strategic management and entrepreneurship, has been named the Wood Chair in Innovation Management at the Lang School.

His research explores entrepreneurial tendencies and innovation activities within geographic clusters as well as how businesses utilize technology to boost their profitability. 

New Wood Centre podcast tells the story of local entrepreneurs

The journey of an entrepreneur is dynamic and almost always changing. To tell the story of highly successful entrepreneurs in the Guelph community, the John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise has launched a new podcast to inspire the next great generation of entrepreneurs at U of G.

Lang students pitch solutions to real business challenges in virtual competition.

Last week, Lang Commerce students pitched creative business solutions to representatives of industry partners as part of their fourth-year capstone course MGMT*4000 – Strategic Management.

393 Lang students from all 9 BComm majors were placed into teams and received a specific strategic problem facing one of three industry partners, including Labatt, TELUS and startup Shared Storage. The teams worked on solving their assigned problem throughout the semester.

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Finance expert Dr. Ilias Tsiakas named new Lang Chair

Internationally recognized academic in finance Dr. Ilias Tsiakas has been named the Lang Chair in Finance at the Lang School.

An accomplished researcher in asset pricing, foreign exchange markets, and climate finance, Dr. Tsiakas is currently a professor of finance at Lang and will commence his role as Chair on July 1st, 2021 within the Department of Economics and Finance.

Q&A: Lang BComm student who scored perfect at DECA-U competition

andrea lee bcommDECA-U case competitions are an excellent way for students to apply their learning to real-world, high-pressure situations. Students are given a case challenge within a particular category and asked to prepare meaningful solutions.

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Lang students host virtual sustainability conference sponsored by RBC

Last weekend, students from the Lang School hosted an undergraduate conference and case competition that explored the themes of environmental stewardship and sustainable business.

Now in its second year, the Lang Sustainability Conference hosted 130 student delegates from 14 different universities across Canada to participate in the two-day virtual conference. It is one of the largest student-led sustainable business conferences in Canada. This year's conference was sponsored by RBC and explored the theme of sustainable entrepreneurship.

Lang School Earns AACSB International Accreditation

University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics has joined the ranks of some of the world’s top business schools by achieving accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).

Founded in 1916, AACSB is widely considered one of the world’s most prestigious accreditations, which fewer than 6% of the world's business schools have earned. It is also the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.

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