For the second year in a row, Ambrose Business students competed in the Human Resources case competition organized by CPHR Alberta. In this post, we hear from the students who participated as well as Ambrose faculty, Tim Vanderpyl.
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
11 high school students from 3 high schools in the started the dual credit Intro to Business class in February with program chair Randy Poon.
Case competition team practices are under way. Students in the human resources stream are competing again in HRC West, this year in Kamloops.
Business students and faculty once again came together this fall with Calgary businesses, non-profits and government at Soul of the Next Economy Forum. This year’s theme was Innovation for All and highlights included our executive roundtable with Calgary & area business leaders and a keynote from Maple Leaf Food’s Lynda Kuhn on “Changing the Way we do Business.” Soul Forum 2018 in Review
Associate Professor Angie Redecopp writes on men and women in the workplace in Faith Today, and together with Ambrose’s Canadian Poverty Institute, submits a brief to a federal government subcommittee on supply chains and human rights in Canada.