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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.

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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$12,500 in scholarships to support student gender equity initiatives

Applications are now open for the annual HeForShe gender equity scholarships, which total $12,500 across three student-based scholarships. The scholarships are in support of the United Nations’ HeForShe initiative and are funded by the Angel Gabriel Foundation and the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics.

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Co-op in unique places: Nathan Muir-Cressman, Lang BComm

Adding a co-operative education term (co-op) to your degree can be a career-defining decision. That's why all majors within the Lang School's Bachelor of Commerce program features a co-op option. Co-op employers include a range of organizations, from local businesses and nonprofits to large national and international corporations. That means Lang students not only have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, but they have the chance to work in several unique places across Canada and the world.

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Lang business students help solve real-world problems in case competition featuring Labatt Brewing Company

Last week, Lang business students had the opportunity to pitch creative business solutions to executives from Labatt Brewing Company during a live virtual case competition. The competition is part of a fourth-year capstone course that challenges students to apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-world challenges facing companies.

This year, the Lang School partnered with Labatt to propose a variety of challenges the company may face, ranging from sustainability initiatives and engaging new consumer markets, to strong e-commerce strategies during a pandemic.

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Lang MBA ranked best in Canada for sustainability focus

Corporate Knights’ new ranking lists the Lang School as #1 MBA in Canada, BComm #2.

The Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics has been named one of Canada’s leading business school for its focus on sustainability, according to a ranking conducted by Corporate Knights, one of the world’s largest media publishers with an explicit focus on responsible business.

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Spreading business across U of G: Lang launches 6 new minors

6 new minors will help boost U of G student's competencies in business as they enter the job market.


The Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics is set to launch six new minors for fall 2020 intake, available to students across the University of Guelph. The new minors will allow both business and non-business students (including those studying arts, sciences and agriculture) to add sought-after, complementary business skills to their degree.

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