X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Management (Co-op) (MGMT:C)

Department of Management, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

The major in Management provides a balanced foundation of management knowledge and strategic leadership skills that will enable graduates to one day work as professional managers and organizational leaders. The major focuses on broad, transferrable competencies within the academic discipline of management (i.e., planning and goal setting, strategy development and execution, managerial decision making, designing organizational structure, managing change and innovation, motivating individuals and teams, managerial communication, negotiation and conflict management), while simultaneously providing the flexibility to explore a wide range of courses in other business disciplines. This major is well suited to students with a strong interest in the core skills of management who wish to develop a broad understanding and expertise in business management.

Courses extend beyond the traditional lecture based format to include community based group projects, guest lecturers, in-class simulations and case-based learning to help link academic expertise and theory with industry practice. Experiential learning is an integral part of the major, and occurs through the integration of industry examples in the classroom, and a required management capstone course that takes a consulting perspective to address real-world and simulated organizational challenges.

Graduates of the Management major will leave the University of Guelph equipped with a range of knowledge and skills which prepare them to meet management needs of the future in such roles as management consultant, business analyst, talent management specialist or as future general managers.

A principal aim of the Co-op program in Management is to facilitate the transition of students from academic studies to a professional career by enhancing the integration of theory and practice.

Program Requirements

The Co-op program in Management is a five-year program, including 4 four work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/). Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to adjusting this schedule.

Management Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester 1 Academic Semester 2 Off
2 Academic Semester 3


Academic Semester 4 COOP*1000 Work Term I
3 Academic Semester 5 COOP*2000 Work Term II Academic Semester 6
4 COOP*3000 Work Term III COOP*4000 Work Term IV Off
5 Academic Semester 7 Academic Semester 8 N/A

To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.

For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Education web site.

Credit Summary (21.50 Total Credits)*

13.50 - Required Core Courses

1.50 - Liberal Education Electives

5.00 - Free Electives

1.50 Co-op Work Terms

Note: A minimum of three Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fourth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 22.00

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.


Semester 1 - Fall
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MGMT*1000 [1.00] Introduction to Business
0.50 electives
Semester 2 - Winter
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
HROB*2090 [0.50] Individuals and Groups in Organizations
MATH*1030 [0.50] Business Mathematics
MGMT*1200 [0.50] Principles of Management
0.50 electives
Semester 3 - Fall
ACCT*1220 [0.50] Introductory Financial Accounting
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
HROB*2010 [0.50] Foundations of Leadership
HROB*2290 [0.50] Human Resources Management
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
0.50 electives
Semester 4 - Winter
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
ECON*2560 [0.50] Introduction to Finance
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
1.00 electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 5 - Fall
FARE*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
HROB*3100 [0.50] Developing Management and Leadership Competencies
MGMT*3200 [0.50] Negotiation and Conflict Management
MGMT*3300 [0.50] Project Management
0.50 electives
Winter Semester
COOP*2000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 6 - Summer
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
MGMT*3140 [0.50] Business Analytics
MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
0.50 electives
Fall Semester
COOP*3000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term III

(Eight month work term in conjunction with COOP*4000)

Winter Semester
COOP*4000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term IV

(Eight month work term in conjunction with COOP*3000)

Semester 7 - Fall
MGMT*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management
MGMT*4100 [0.50] Management Decision Making
1.50 electives
Semester 8 - Winter
MGMT*4040 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Management
MGMT*4200 [0.50] Management Capstone
1.50 electives
University of Guelph
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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1