About Program Admission Requirements

Gain an in-depth understanding of the impact of business on society and the relations between business, social structures and government — crucial factors in understanding the social environment of business.

Choose from an array of courses within 10 streams of study.

Choose from a dynamic array of courses that explore the political, social and cultural context of business, both in Canada and around the world, including:

  • economics
  • political science
  • law and governance
  • communications
  • business ethics

If you'd like to further specialize your studies, you may wish to pursue a certificate while working on your degree. Certificate programs offer additional background in areas such as management, finance, marketing and organizational behaviour.

Thanks to the flexibility of the program, you'll be prepared to work in public service, corporate business, community and international development, teaching, marketing, human resources, public relations, finance and labour relations.

Gain the knowledge to help you account for, evaluate and transform the various ways that business influences society and society influences business. 

Try your hand at networking. Join the Business and Society Club for social activities and advice on career development.

Sample First-year Schedule

  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Business and Society
  • an introductory course from one of the two streams students must choose
  • course outside the major or the required statistics course
  • Natural Science general education course

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • non-profit business manager
  • public servant
  • business professional
  • non-governmental organization worker
  • labour relations specialist

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (GCE). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum combined total of 1170 on the Critical Reading and Math components or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.