Program Overview

Program Requirements 

Further studies

Many graduate programs are available for people with an undergraduate degree interested in expanding their knowledge, specializing or conducting research. Many graduate programs are offered by the University of Ottawa.


Potential occupations

Universities studies lead to multiple occupations. Furthermore, certain professions require talent, special aptitudes, additional skills and experience beyond degrees themselves.

In order to list your choices, visit the Job Bank Canada website and, using the National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes, view job postings, wages, employment prospects and other important information that can help you make a decision. The occupations found below are examples derived from the National Occupational Classification


Occupations related to this program


Business development officers and marketing researchers and consultants

  • Economic development consultant


Government managers economic analysis, policy development and program administration

  • Business development director
  • Economic development director
  • Tourism development manager


Assessors, valuators and appraisers

  • Business valuator
  • Chartered business valuator (CBA)
  • Property valuator
  • Real estate analyst


Purchasing agents and officers

  • Buyer
  • Contract negotiator
  • Purchasing contracts analyst


Manufacturing managers

  • Manufacturing company manager
  • Manufacturing industry manager


Facility operation and maintenance managers

  • Building services manager
  • Maintenance manager
  • Port director
  • Sports facility manager


Professional occupations in business management consulting

  • Business consultant
  • Management consultant


Senior manager financial, communications and other business services

Advertising agency

  • Banks
  • Engineering firm
  • Insurances companies


Senior manager health, education, social and community services and membership associations


Senior manager trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c.


Senior manager construction, transportation, production and utilities


University professors and lecturers

  • Department head
  • Lecturer
  • Professor
  • Visiting scholar


Acquiring experience

Experience is acquired by participating and trying new personal, educational and professional activities, where it is possible to discover preferences, increase confidence and improve skills. As for professional experience, it is acquired through volunteering, internships, self-employment and full-time or part-time jobs. In addition to developing these skills, performing work related to your program of study can strengthen your expertise and increase your employability.


Volunteer opportunities

In addition to providing an opportunity to apply theories and knowledge learned during your university studies outside the classroom, in real world situations, volunteering is a way to help the community and its many organizations. Community engagement services help students to contribute to their community by participating in projects that are related to their program of study.


Potential employers

The following examples of employers can offer internships or employment opportunities related to students program of studies. It is useful to browse potential employers website to learn about the culture, read job postings and keep up to date with the latest development.

  • Defence Construction Canada
  • Export Development Canada - EDC
  • Global Affairs Canada 
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Invest Ottawa
  • Canadian Tire
  • Enactus
  • Labatt
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Magna International
  • Terrace Bay Township
  • Welch
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • Blinds To Go
  • Bombardier
  • Cascades
  • Metro
  • Videotron
  • BC Hydro
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • The Dufresne Group
  • Suncor Energy
  • Husky Energy


Job search resources

The job search resources are designed to stimulate networking activities, develop marketing strategies and facilitate access to job postings. Networking events offer employers the opportunity to learn about the available workforce, and they give students a chance to be considered in the recruitment process. Career Development Centre offers helpful tips on networking, interview preparation techniques and different tools that can also be used to help with the preparation of resumés and cover letters.


Professional organizations

Professional organizations provide essential information on professional development opportunities and networking activities, the examples can also provide access to publications and job opportunities. They are a great source of information.

  • Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship - CCSBE
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business - CFIB
  • Futurpreneur Canada
  • Certified Management Consultants 
  • Executives and Entrepreneurs - CAWEE
  • Canadian Association of Management Consultant - CMC-Canada
  • Enactus Canada
  • Next 36
  • Alberta Chamber of Commerce
  • Atlantic Chamber of Commerce
  • BC Chamber of Commerce
  • Business and Professional Women's Organization
  • Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec - FCCQ
  • Manitoba Chamber of Commerce
  • Ontario Chamber of Commerce - OCC
  • Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec
  • Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce
  • Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce
  • StartUP Canada
  • TiE Ottawa
  • Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan - WESK


Date modified : 2022-08-17