Business and Society

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Business and Society

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Work Experience

Study the impact of business decisions on the larger society, and understand the correlation between economic decisions and social outcomes. You will benefit from a combination of philosophical, historical, economical, geographical, sociological and political approaches to business.


Program Information

The Business and Society (BUSO) program provides students with the tools needed to study the relationship between business, the economy and society. Your courses will explore historical, social, scientific and ethical perspectives on the role of business in the world and analyze alternative models of business to those associated with traditional private enterprise. In addition to the core courses, students will have the opportunity specialize in either business ethics and corporate social responsibility, the environment, the firm and organization, the global economy, labour, law and governance, or the social economy.

Degree Information

Campus: Keele
Faculty:  Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree:   Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Degree Options: Single Major, Specialized

3, 4 yrs

Experiential Education

Internship, Practicum

Honours Option




Degree Overview

Career Options

Whether you are looking for a field that will prepare you for a career upon graduation or see it as a stepping stone towards further education, majoring in Business and Society can open up a variety of doors in a number of different areas.


Charity Administrator Economic Policy Advisor Economist
Fundraising Coordinator Green Business Developer Investment Advisor
Investment Analyst Logistics Specialist Management Consultant
Non-Profit Administrator Public Policy Advisor Social Service Worker