X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Management (MGMT)

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.

Degree Requirements (20.00 Total Credits)

13.50 - Required Core Courses

0.00 – MGMT*1100 (Business Career Preparation)

1.50 - Liberal Education Electives

5.00 - Free Electives

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.


Semester 1
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MCS*1000 [0.50] Introductory Marketing
MGMT*1000 [1.00] Introduction to Business
0.50 electives
Semester 2
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
ACCT*1220 [0.50] Introductory Financial Accounting
HROB*2010 [0.50] Foundations of Leadership
STAT*2060 [0.50] Statistics for Business Decisions
1.00 electives
Semester 4
ACCT*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
FIN*2000 [0.50] Introduction to Finance
HROB*2290 [0.50] Human Resources Management
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
MGMT*1100 [0.00] Business Career Preparation
0.50 electives
Semester 5
MCS*3040 [0.50] Business and Consumer Law
MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
MGMT*3140 [0.50] Business Analytics
MGMT*3200 [0.50] Negotiation and Conflict Management
0.50 electives
Semester 6
FARE*3310 [0.50] Operations Management
HROB*3100 [0.50] Developing Management and Leadership Competencies
MGMT*3300 [0.50] Project Management
MGMT*3320 [0.50] Financial Management
0.50 electives
Semester 7
MGMT*4000 [0.50] Strategic Management
MGMT*4100 [0.50] Management Decision Making
1.50 electives
Semester 8
MGMT*4040 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Management
MGMT*4200 [0.50] Management Capstone
1.50 electives
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1