Where will a BUSO degree take you?

The BUSO program is very flexible in its design and, thereby, allows students to pursue a range of general and specific career paths. There are four general career paths that a student may follow with a BUSO degree, in the for-profit sector, the non-profit sector, the public sector or graduate school. In each of these general areas is typically a further specification:

The Private (For-Profit) sector

The private (for-profit) sector includes a variety of business types that can be grouped by size (small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations) or sector (manufacturing, retail, financial, natural resource industries, etc.). Large corporations typically require personnel to fill positions in specific functional areas (e.g. accounting, marketing, human resources, public relations, finance, etc.). The streams chosen will largely determine the areas for which you will be able to apply.

The Non-Profit Sector

The non-profit (or not-for-profit) sector includes a diverse range of organizations such as foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs such as the Green Peace, the Red Cross, Amnesty International, the World Wild Life Fund, etc.), labour unions and manufacturing; the financial and consumer sectors and co-operatives.

The Public Sector

Includes Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels of government; Teaching, Government departments employ people in a range of functional areas and, again, the streams you choose will largely determine the areas for which you will be able to apply. Depending upon the job requirements, you may be required to write specific examinations. For employment with the federal government, the Public Service Commission of Canada website provides more information. Provincial jobs are posted on

Graduate School

To pursue further education, graduate school may be a consideration. There are two basic options for consideration.

Master of Arts Degree

Professional Degrees
Admission to these programs is typically based upon a combination of test results (e.g. GMAT), academic background (GPA) and work experience.

Future Careers after BUSO

The best place for careers information at York is the Careers' Centre:

The following document gives you an idea about the careers open to graduates of BUSO. Please click on the link: BUSO careers