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 (accredited by CPA Canada)
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Human Resources and Organizational Development (accredited by CPHR Alberta)
  • 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 Officer (accredited by CPHR Alberta)
  • Accountant (accredited by CPA Canada)
  • Sustainability Consultant


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

Graham A Nelson

After graduating from Ambrose's business program, Graham joined Suncor's Internal Audit team, where he has been honing his interviewing and critical thinking skills.

Over the past year Graham has had a number of opportunities to help promote and apply data analytics throughout the organization. In July, he will be moving to Suncor's Finance and Planning team, where he will continue to gain experience towards earning his CPA designation

Graham's LinkedIn Profile

Alexandria Randell (nee Friesen)

Alexandria was the 2019 Undergraduate class valedictorian and heavily involved as the VP of Finance on the Ambrose Student Council and as an academic tutor. Since graduating, she has been working as a full time accountant at MNP LLP  in Calgary.

While she works at MNP LLP Calgary, she too is working towards her CPA designation.

Alexandria's LinkedIn Profile

Nicholas Newnes

After serving a two year term as the President of the Ambrose Student Council and graduating cum laude, Nicholas continues to build up his career in marketing and innovation.

In February, Nicholas began working as the client excellence team assistant with Calgary Economic Development. He first came into contact with CED through Ambrose’s Soul of the Next Economy Forum. He also continues his work as a marketing coordinator at Kingsmith Builders. He is excited for these opportunities and for his professional future.

Nicholas' LinkedIn Profile

Staff and Faculty

Name Position Location Email Phone
Randy_P Randy Poon, PhD Lecturer - Business Analytics, CSR L2055 -
Tim Vanderpyl Associate Professor of Business Tim Vanderpyl, DSL, MA, BPA, CPHR Sessional Faculty – Human Resources L2052 -
John Wiest, MSc Lecturer - Mathematics - -
Albert Elliott Human Resources Albert Elliott, MBA, CPHR Sessional Faculty - Business - -
Joni Avram, BA, JD, MSc Sessional Faculty - Marketing - -
Derek Cook Canadian Poverty Institute Derek Cook, BA, MSc Director Canadian Poverty Institute
Sessional Faculty - Community Development
L2072 -
Nketti Johnston-Taylor, PhD, MSc, BSc Sessional Faculty – Economics & Marketing - -
Jennette Koehn, MBA, BMgt Sessional Faculty - Marketing - -
Jason Orr, MBA, BMgt Sessional Faculty - Entrepreneurship - -