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Go from the classroom to the boardroom. This program offers hands-on learning through case studies, group projects, community engagement and co-op opportunities. You will obtain a broad introduction to business in your first and second year. In third year, you have the option to pursue a specialization, putting you on the path to a career in that area. You will build valuable connections with industry experts to help you on your way.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Business, Business Communications, Principles of Marketing, Human Resources Management, Principles of Financial Accounting, Management and Organizational Life, Introduction to Management Information Systems


Career Tracks: Accountant, entrepreneur, financial analyst, operations manager, HR manager, marketing/social media specialist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: One of Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, Math of Data Management/MDM4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 70% (70% in at least one grade 12 U math course (or equivalent).
Minimum Average (Co-op): 78%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 82%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Specialization Options

Accounting Specialization

Sample Courses: Compensation Management, Labour-management Relations, Organizational Design, Training and Development, Diversity in the Workplace

Career Tracks: Human resources manager, HR consultant, health and safety specialist

Professional Designation Possible: CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional)


International Business Specialization

Sample Courses: International Human Resource Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, Government and Business, International Business, Strategy and the Global Business Environment

Career Tracks: Business Development Manager, Financial Trader, Policy Analyst


Finance Specialization

Sample Courses: Investments, Working Capital Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, Portfolio Management, Derivatives and Risk Management

Career Tracks: Commercial/investment banker, financial advisor/planner, consultant

Professional Designation Possible: CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)


Supply Chain & Business Analytics Specialization

Sample Courses: Introduction to Database Management, Business Process and Data Analytics, Operations Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, IT in Process Management

Career Tracks: Business analyst, project manager, operations manager, supply chain analyst


Marketing Specialization

Sample Courses: Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Channels, Internet Marketing, Product Planning for Marketing Management, Retail Marketing Management

Career Tracks: Advertising manager, market research analyst, sales manager, advertising specialist, business or data analyst


Strategy & Entrepreneurship Specialization

Sample Courses: Entrepreneurial Resource Management, New Venture Formation, Organizational Design, Strategy and Global Business Environment Enterprise Development Consulting

Career Tracks: Project manager, entrepreneur, consultant, business strategist

Bytes and business go hand in hand in this program that puts an emphasis on technology in your business degree. This is a program with hands-on learning and many networking opportunities to give you a leg up in the worlds of computer programming, gaming, banking, pensions and more.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Algorithms and Programming, Introduction to Business, Principles of Financial Accounting, Business Communications, Objectoriented Programming Using Java, Management Information Systems, System Programming


Specialization Options: Accounting, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Business Analytics, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Career Tracks: Computer programmer, operations manager, computer and network administrator, game developer, software developer


Professional Designation Possible: CPA (Accounting), CFA (Finance), CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 73% (70% average of all math courses with at least one grade 12 U math course (or equivalent) at 70%)
Minimum Average (Co-op): 78%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 82%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Take a deep dive into business and economics with this combined program. You’ll learn the underlying issues that impact global finances and be able to make sound business decisions based on resources available at any given time. You’ll be prepared to jump into the world of government and public policy analysis, commercial banking, financial advising or economic research.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Business, Business Communications, Principles of Marketing, Operations Management, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Introduction to Econometric Methods, International Economics: Trade Theory and Policy


Specialization Options: Accounting, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Business Analytics, Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship


Career Tracks: Government and public policy analyst, commercial banker, market research analyst, financial advisor, economic researcher


Professional Designation Possible: CPA (Accounting), CFA (Finance), CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 73% (70% average of all math courses with at least one grade 12 U math course (or equivalent) at 70%)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

One of the most sought-after skills gained from a business degree is the ability to assess risks and opportunities. By applying data analysis to your decision making, you’ll allow your business to make better choices faster. With an education in business administration and mathematics, you’ll be an MVP.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Business, Operations Management, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Financial Accounting, Linear Algebra, Differential Calculus, Complex Variables, Introduction to Probability


Specialization Options: Supply Chain and Business Analytics, Finance


Career Tracks: Actuary, business intelligence analyst, supply chain analyst, economist, commercial banker


Professional Designation Possible: CFA (Finance)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 73% (70% in the grade 12 U math courses)

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Meet at the intersection of Politics and Business. You will learn how policies and laws affect people, businesses and the world in this combined program. Develop your critical thinking and analytical skills to impact change both at the community level and in the corporate boardroom. Understanding economics, policies and regulations is important in today’s business world. You can take part in research on current issues and gain an understanding of economics, policies and regulations in today’s business world.


Sample Courses: Intro to Canadian Government and Politics, Business Communications, Intro to Business, Political Economy of International Trade, Business Law


Career Tracks: Lawyer, HR manager, business advisor, entrepreneur, policy analyst

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: One of Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, Math of Data Management/MDM4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 73% (70% in at least one grade 12 U math course (or equivalent))

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Develop a brain for business. The ability to make your organization more effective and efficient is critical to any industry. By combining the study of business and psychology with this hands-on program, you’ll learn to apply social science in a business setting to optimize your workforce.


Sample Courses: Management and Organizational Life, Introductory Psychology/Behavioural Science, Human Resources Management, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Introduction to Business


Specialization Options: Human Resources Management and Industrial Organizational Psychology


Career Tracks:Human resources manager, recruiter, training and organizational development specialist, employee engagement manager

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: One of Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, Math of Data Management/MDM4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 73% (70% in at least one grade 12 U math course (or equivalent))

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

How do you achieve gender equality in the workplace? How do you tackle pay disparities? You’ll learn from world-renowned leaders in women’s and gender studies along with leading business experts to find solutions. This unique combined program will set you apart with a solid understanding of business concepts, leadership and critical thinking skills to succeed in your career.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Business, Operations Management, Principles of Marketing, History of Women’s Movements in North America, Frameworks for Feminist Research, Women in Canadian Society


Career Tracks: Human resources manager, business strategist, employee engagement manager, policy analyst, market analyst

*Offering of the program is subject to Senate approval.

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: One of Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, Math of Data Management/MDM4U. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 73% (70% in at least one grade 12 U math course (or equivalent))
Note: Offering of the program is subject to Senate approval

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: CAAT college (or equivalent) diploma. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 70% based on the grades achieved in the last 20 courses of that diploma.
Note: Applicants who do not possess a grade 12 U math or equivalent, prior to entry, will be required to complete MATH-1780.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: 3-year CAAT college (or equivalent) diploma in Business. English/ENG4U.
Minimum Average: 80% based on the grades achieved in the last 20 courses of that diploma.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Work independently, lead and effectively work in teams, as appropriate to business situation
  • Apply technical knowledge to identify and analyze issues and identify solutions
  • Initiate and undertake research that relates to the fi eld of business
  • Make and communicate sound, ethical business decisions
  • Implement change to anticipate and react to economic and social events

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Number of Graduates (2019)

93%


Employment Rate of Graduates

6 months following degree completion (Odette Graduate Survey, June 2018)

Brett Beattie

"My time at Odette shaped me in so many positive ways - beyond what I could have imagined when I entered first year."

Brett Beattie
Business Analyst,
Business Administration (Finance Specialization) with Minor in Economics [2018]

Career Tracks*


  • Accountant
  • Advertising manager
  • Business analyst
  • Commercial banker
  • Computer programmer
  • Consultant
  • Corporate trainer
  • Database administrator
  • Economist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial advisor/planner
  • Financial analyst
  • Game developer
  • Human resources generalist
  • Investment banker
  • Lawyer
  • Market research analyst
  • Marketing/Social media specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Operations manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Project manager
  • Public relations officer
  • Research assistant
  • Sales manager
  • Strategist
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Teacher

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Economics
  • Education: Elementary & secondary schools
  • Finance
  • Government Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing: Advertising, digital media, corporate
  • Not-for-profit
  • Politics: Political office, campaign management, polling and research, speech writing
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain & Logistics

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HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)