Ambrose Business connects students to industry through events, classes, and assignments. From guest speakers, to off-campus tours, to industry-focused assignments, students get the chance to see what it is like to be working in the corporate world. This exposure to real world professionals prepares students for many different job opportunities....
To provide high quality, business learning experiences that equip students, organizations, and communities with values-based knowledge, meaningful connections, and community engagement opportunities that lead to: collaborative inquiry; innovative and sustainable solutions; and transformative social impact.
In the Classroom
You will receive a quality business education while at Ambrose – we teach all of the core business subjects and the leading theory and practices. We challenge our students to consider both profit and purpose in a broader societal context. This is emphasized in specific core classes, such as:
- Introduction to Business Administration
- Business Ethics
- Corporate Social Responsibility & Shared Value Creation
- Business & Society Elective
- Business Capstone
Ambrose business students can take business with purpose further with the interdisciplinary community development minor. You can also add a business-related minor to another program at Ambrose. Learn more about the business administration minor and the industrial & organization psychology minor.
More on the Ambrose Difference…
Business Connections: Both formally and informally, we are connecting students to the business community. We hold industry events for business students, post relevant jobs, hold lunch ‘n learns and other sessions both on how to connect and offering connection opportunities, regularly invite business leaders to our classes, enter case competitions and we offer mentorship opportunities for upper-year students. Informally, we tell our students: ask and we will connect you – tell us what industry or type of job you want to learn more about and we will find someone for you to connect with.
Collaboration and Community Connections: Ambrose Business is at the table with U of C, MRU and other local business programs engaged in several networks and initiatives. We co-host Soul of the Next Economy Forum where business, the non-profit sector, government, and educational institutions converge to change the way we do business and impact society.
Ambrose Collaboration: We partner with Ambrose’s Canadian Poverty Institute to address poverty in Canada. We lead the interdisciplinary minor on Community Development. Business students can also get involved with other community-focused Ambrose clubs and projects.
Student Connections: Our student-led Ambrose Business Society seeks to work with business students to serve, socialize and connect with the business community. Many of our business alumni are now business colleagues. We also encourage our business students to engage with the broader Ambrose population as well as within their own churches and communities.
What's happening in Ambrose Business Administration
Ambrose business launched its second advisory committee for its streams this spring – with several advisors for the Marketing stream coming together in March and June 2020. Scroll to the bottom of Partner with Business to learn more.
Tim Vanderpyl, has launched the first few episodes of his new podcast Recru!tment Now. Along with his partner Luke Gass, co-founder of TopRecruiter.co, Tim shares best practices relating to recruiting while interviewing world-class recruiters and researchers.
The Ambrose Business Human Resources stream was accredited with CPHR in October 2019!
Business students and faculty come together this fall with Calgary businesses, non-profits and government at Soul of the Next Economy Forum. This year’s theme is Finding Opportunity in Uncertain Times. One of the main events is the executive roundtable – learn more in “From Here to There: Insights from Soul Forum 2018’s Executive Roundtable” by Angie Redecopp and Yvonne Jeffery. Plans are underway for the November 2020 event.
Junior Achievement carried out a high school Company Program at Ambrose during the 2019/20 school year.
Candid videos of our students – on International Women’s Day 2019!