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.
By the end of the Bachelor of Commerce program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically by identifying, evaluating and integrating relevant information from a variety of sources to solve complex business problems
- Demonstrate an ability to work effectively in teams, through the application of appropriate knowledge and skills such as responsible decision-making and personal accountability
- Identify and professionally respond to team issues and develop a new approach to enhance team performance
- Discuss and apply principles of corporate social responsibility to business issues and operations.
- Communicate effectively in a business context through written documents to a variety of audiences
- Communicate effectively in a business context through oral communication to a variety of audiences
- Demonstrate competency and understanding of core business knowledge and concepts.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the ability to integrate knowledge and understanding within specific majors through analysis and recommendation of solutions to ‘major specific’ business problems and business decision-making.
Management major graduates will also be able to:
- Demonstrate proficiency in the identification, analysis and application of evidence-based management techniques and decision-making to solve management problems.
The Co-op program in Management is a five-year program, including four work terms. Students must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/).
Management Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
|1||Academic Semester 1||Academic Semester 2||Off|
|2||Academic Semester 3 COOP*1100||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|
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.
(22.00 Total Credits)
|Required Core Courses||13.50|
|Liberal Education Electives||1.50|
|Co-op Work Terms||2.00|
The recommended program sequence is outlined below.
|Semester 1 - Fall|
|MGMT*1000||Introduction to Business||1.00|
|Semester 2 - Winter|
|HROB*2090||Individuals and Groups in Organizations||0.50|
|MGMT*1200||Principles of Management||0.50|
|Semester 3 - Fall|
|ACCT*1220||Introductory Financial Accounting||0.50|
|COOP*1100||Introduction to Co-operative Education||0.00|
|HROB*2010||Foundations of Leadership||0.50|
|STAT*2060||Statistics for Business Decisions||0.50|
|Semester 4 - Winter|
|FIN*2000||Introduction to Finance||0.50|
|HROB*2290||Human Resources Management||0.50|
|COOP*1000||Co-op Work Term I||0.50|
|Semester 5 - Fall|
|HROB*3100||Developing Management and Leadership Competencies||0.50|
|MGMT*3200||Negotiation and Conflict Management||0.50|
|COOP*2000||Co-op Work Term II||0.50|
|Semester 6 - Summer|
|MCS*3040||Business and Consumer Law||0.50|
|MGMT*3020||Corporate Social Responsibility||0.50|
|COOP*3000||Co-op Work Term III 2||0.50|
|COOP*4000||Co-op Work Term IV 3||0.50|
|Semester 7 - Fall|
|MGMT*4100||Management Decision Making||0.50|
|Semester 8 - Winter|
|MGMT*4040||Advanced Topics in Management||0.50|