About Us

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The Faculty of Business Administration has a long history of being first in its class.

  • In 1973, we were the first business school in Canada to launch a co-operative undergraduate business degree.
  • In 2002, we were the first faculty in Atlantic Canada to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, and we are still one of only 21 business schools in Canada to maintain this prestigious designation.
  • Our commerce degree was the first business program in Canada to receive national accreditation by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) in 1980.
  • We were among the first business schools in Canada to require undergraduate coursework in entrepreneurship and our faculty members developed some of the first Canadian-focused textbooks on entrepreneurship in the 1990s.
  • We were the first business school in Canada to require coursework in business ethics in our MBA program.
  • We boast first-class technologies through our White Trading Lab, which allows students to develop real-world skills as they engage with the global financial community.

First in Competitions

Our students are first among their peers. Our Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) team has one of the best success records of any business school in the country. The team has qualified for the championship round of the NIBS Case Competition every year since the competition began in 1996 – a feat that no other school has managed to duplicate – and we've won the competition six times.

Enactus Memorial has won the national championship six times in seven years – a claim that no other business school in Canada can make – and in 2008, took home the world championship.

Our MBA students also hold the record as one of the most successful teams in the history of the John Molson MBA International Case Competition. We are one of few schools to have won the three awards of the competition: the Concordia Cup, the Dr. J. Pierre Brunet Teaching Award and the Richard Outcault Team Spirit Award.

First in Teaching and Learning

Professors at the Faculty of Business Administration are dedicated to their students. They regularly receive high recognition from the university for their innovation and commitment, and many of our faculty members have won national and international honours. We reward excellence through teaching fellowships and encourage the ongoing development of teaching skills for all of our instructors.

First in Relevant Research

Our faculty members are considered leaders in fields as diverse as accounting, corporate governance, social media, strategic management, information systems and supply chain management. They regularly contribute valuable research to leading international journals, and research projects frequently focus on topics relevant to growth industries in Newfoundland and Labrador such as transportation and safety in the oil and gas industry.

First in International Studies

With close to 22 per cent of our study body comprised of international students, and boasting a 99 per cent successful completion rate for our international students, the Faculty of Business Administration is widely considered to be the most international unit on campus. In addition to exchange students from 41 partners worldwide, up to 70 students join us annually through our international partnership degree programs. We have successful partnerships with eight universities outside of Canada and are developing new relationships in countries such as Russia, Croatia and Spain.

First in the Community

We are committed to maintaining a close relationship with our community and provide top quality management and professional development training through the Gardiner Centre, which advances the business and leadership skills of individuals and organizations as they work to grow their enterprises.