Business Administration


Ambrose University Undergraduate Viewbook
Get down to the business of charting your successful future. Whether you're pursuing entrepreneurial passions, intent on completing an MBA, or want to lead within a company, foster corporate social responsibility, direct a non-profit, engage in sales and marketing, manage projects or much, much more, Business Administration is an excellent foundation. Business fuels local, national and global progress and you can be one of the people helping to drive it forward.

So here's the deal:

Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your Business Administration degree [courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].

Visit the Business Department

Program Streams

You have the option of specializing. If you plan to enter a particular field, select five of your core courses within one of the following categories:

  • Accounting
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

Your Future

This is your career

Become familiar with all aspects of local and international business as you develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that employers seek.

This is where you can go

Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:

  • Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Business Analyst
  • Human Resource Professional
  • Accountant
  • Financial Planner


with professionals at the Soul of the Next Economy forum

Beyond the Classroom

Make business connections through industry events, lunch ‘n learns, case competitions, guest speakers, and mentorship opportunities. Collaborate with business leaders and other business programs in Calgary through our annual Soul of the Next Economy Forum as we converge to change the way we do business and impact society. Travel abroad with your classmates and professors to conduct case studies and research on community development and business.

Students & Alumni

Ambrose Business Alumni Chantelle Little

Chantelle Little

Class of 2011
Founder & CEO
Tiller Digital

Chantelle was one of the first graduates from the 4 year BBA program. Now Chantelle runs her own marketing firm where she and her team help forward-thinking agencies, brands, and entrepreneurs around the world, design, build, and launch digital experiences worth sharing. “The Ambrose Business Program prepared me to pursue my entrepreneurial dream. In fact, I saw great benefit in building a business while I was still a student. The classes were relevant, the content was actionable, and I had a real-life playground to put what I was learning into practice.”

Ambrose Business Alumni Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson

Class of 2016
General Manager
Clearview Windshield Repair &

Eric successfully juggled both work and academics while at Ambrose, working as an adult care worker at the Calgary Drop In Centre and as an Operations Manager with Clearview, while completing his Business Administration degree with a minor international community development. Since graduation, he has continued to work hard, both as General Manager at Clearview, and as an entrepreneur with 3 different ventures under his belt. He also stays busy as a dad, with child #3 on the way!

Ambrose Business Alumni Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Class of 2013
Financial Planner
Royal Bank of Canada

Nathan followed up his Business Administration degree at Ambrose with his CFA designation. Now he is at RBC, where he started as a customer service representative right after graduating from Ambrose 5 years ago, quickly moved into a banking advisor role, and now specializes in retirement transition planning. Nathan continues to give back to his community, including as a financial officer with his church.


Faculty & Staff


Randy Poon, PhD, MBA, BComm

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6513
Chair, Business Administration
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Angie Redecopp, MBA, LLB, BEd

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6907
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Community Development
Tim Vanderpyl Associate Professor of Business

Tim Vanderpyl, DSL, MA, BPA, CPHR

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6937
Associate Professor of Business Administration

John Wiest, MSc, BSc, BMus

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6915
Lecturer, Mathematics
Derek Cook Canadian Poverty Institute

Derek Cook

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 2913
Director Canadian Poverty Institute
Sessional Faculty - Community Development
Albert Elliott Human Resources

Albert Elliott, MBA, CPHR

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 2904
Director of Human Resources
Sessional Faculty - Business
Sessional Faculty Business

Peter Fenwick, MBA, BSME, CHE

Sessional Faculty - Entrepreneurship
David Adams Sessional Faculty

David Adams, MBA, FCPA, FCA, FCMA (Hon.), CPA (US)

Sessional Faculty - Accounting
Sessional Faculty Business

Jennifer Son

Sessional Faculty - Accounting