Management and Organizational Studies
In our program you will benefit from Brescia’s small class sizes and supportive environment. You will also have the chance to experience a broad variety of learning methods – field studies, simulations, case studies, exercises, live problems, as well as lectures. In addition you will be welcome to join Brescia’s business club, The Pink Ties, to gain a sense of community, for skill development and leadership opportunities.
All Brescia MOS students have access to the MOS Internship program, where students gain practical experience in industry through a 12–16 month work placement, making you even more employable.
We are the only campus at Western who offers this unique program. Students in Food Management will obtain knowledge in the foundational business disciplines of accounting, finance, operations, strategy and communications. Students will also take introductory level and advanced marketing subjects including consumer behaviour, product development management and brand management. On the food side, students will take courses in nutrition, global policies and food safety, food production management, and equipment selection and facility layout.
Graduates will be prepared for careers in retail food marketing, product development, manufacturing and logistics, food service, health care and private practice health and well-being.
In addition to accounting, students will have the opportunity to take courses from a wide variety of subjects including marketing, finance, operations, strategy and business communications.
Students will be able to take the required university courses to pursue the professional accounting designation Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).
Career possibilities include roles in brand management, market research, account management, marketing coordination, client relations management and business development.
MOS Internship Procedures
Students interested in gaining practical business or industry experience are able to complete an 8, 12, or 16 month internship between the third and fourth years of their Management and Organizational Studies Program.
If you require special permission to enroll into a MOS course, please complete the Special Permission Form.
To learn about prerequisites for the Management and Organizational Studies program, please click on the appropriate category below:
- Honours Specialization in Food Management
- Honours Specialization in Nonprofit Management
- Specialization in Food Management
- Specialization in Consumer Behaviour
- Specialization in Non-Profit Management
- Major in Food Management*
- Major in Accounting*
- Major in Consumer Behaviour*
*These majors are part of the Honours BMOS Double Major program and can be combined with Majors from other disciplines.
Business Foundation Knowledge:
- Research & Analysis
- Critical Thinking
Business Foundation Knowledge:
- Marketing & Operations
- Accounting & Finance
- Strategy & Entrepreneurship
“The small class sizes at Brescia allowed me to develop relationships with my professors and classmates. The professors knew us by name and knew our strengths, weaknesses, and goals which I think lead to a more personalized lecture. We were able to have discussions and interact during lectures. In a world with so many distractions it was nice to sit in a small room with a small class of people, it made participation easier and definitely not intimidating. The collaborative environment in Brescia’s BMOS program caters to most learning styles. In almost every industry effective and efficient communication are paramount. Participating in a small class is similar to sitting in a meeting, you have to be able to ‘think on your feet’ and work with others ideas to come up with a plan of action – studying at Brescia prepared me for my future in audit.”
– Natalie Hajpel CPA, CA ’11 – Senior Accountant, Assurance, Collins Barrow Toronto
The full-time faculty members are:
- Ms. Melissa Jean – Program Coordinator
- Prof. Colleen Sharen
The contract faculty members are:
- Ms. Kathy Burns
- Ms. Michelle Campbell
- Ms. Emily Chen-Bendle
- Mr. Clarence Borja
- Dr. Tony Francolini
- Ms. Heather Hallett
- Dr. Lucien Lamoureux
- Mr. AJ Miller
- Mr. Zdenek Necas
- Mr. Peter Nguyen