Careers in General Business

Employment outlook and opportunities

Business leaders increasingly recognize the value of generalists who are able to move within organizations as different needs and opportunities arise. This option was designed to meet the needs of the business community and for students who prefer a more general business education.

General Business Management demands a broad understanding of business, including:

  • marketing
  • sales
  • accounting
  • human resources
  • finance
  • logistics

Additionally, a strong ability to lead teams, motivate employees, generate revenue and cut costs is essential. In keeping with the generalist nature of this option, you can’t take more than three courses in any option area (beyond the common core requirements).

Build a career in business management

There are many career opportunities in general business management, from running your own business to working as a management trainee in a Fortune 500 company. Career paths typically start with management trainee programs and lead to operations management or general management positions. Entrepreneurial activities are well supported by a general business management education.

How to find general business job postings?

Explore internship, Co-op, and full-time job opportunities on COOL

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Who hires BCom Business Management grads?

Employers include:

  • Bank of Montreal (BMO)
  • CIBC
  • Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • PepsiCo
  • Restaurant Brands International (RBI)
  • RBC
  • Scotiabank
  • TD Bank

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