Experiential Learning | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Experiential Learning

experiential learning

Because of our donors, we are able to provide our students with unique, applied learning opportunities.


Our students are able to apply their leadership and management skills to transformational learning opportunities, often outside of the traditional classroom. 

Below are just a few examples of our incredible supporters.


Guelph business students in China as part of winning ESKA Water case competition

Case Competitions


ESKA Waters

Because of their winning proposal in the "ESKA Water: Bridges to International Practice" live case competition, three Guelph business students had the opportunity to travel to China in 2015 to conduct research on the company's expansion into China. As part of assistant professor Lianne Foti’s international marketing class, students spent the semester developing marketing strategies for the company’s expansion into the region. This experience allowed our students to enhance their communication, research and management skills by working alongside ESKA Water president and CEO Jim Delsnyder. The student's presentation focused on business-to-business commerce in Shanghai. 

active learning business classroom at Guelph

Supporting classroom learning


Anne Lockie Active Learning Fund

Notable UofG alumnus Anne Lockie (B.A.Sc. '73) donated $500,000 to a professorship in the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics which helped fund the innovative "MGMT*1000 - Intro to Business" course, a requirement for all students at Lang. The course consists of a 50-minute lecture and a two-hour seminar, for 800 first-year students held in the "Active Learning Classroom" in Macdonald Hall. The seminars are facilitated by top senior level business students. Lockie's gift helps Lang engage and empower students to develop skills and attitudes for life and career success. 


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