Business Administration


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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].

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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
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • 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

Jason Martens Ambrose University Business Alumni

Jason Martens

Class of 2016
Project Manager - Asia
Samaritan's Purse

Jason is putting his Ambrose business skills to use managing projects in Asia for Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is in international relief organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Jason is pictured here on a Nepal response project.

Lyndsey Hoff Ambrose Business Alumni

Lyndsey Hoff

Class of 2008
Business Development Officer
Charter Professional Accountants of Alberta

Lyndsey was one of our first graduates from the 3 year BA program in business.  Lyndsey is now working with Alberta’s future accountants, which has included several trips back to Ambrose for industry events and lunch ‘n learns as we develop our accounting stream.

Raylene Rosenau Ambrose Business Alumni

Raylene Rosenau

Class of 2015
Law Student
University of Alberta Faculty of Law

Raylene graduated with honours from Ambrose business and continues to succeed in her studies at University of Alberta as she pursues a career in law. She is involved with Christian Legal Fellowship where she took part in the Christian Legal Institute, and was reminded of “the focus at Ambrose on how business (or law) is not simply a job we do – it is a means by which we can be salt and light to the world around us and glorify God.”

Faculty & Staff


Randy Poon, PhD, MBA, BComm

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

Angie Redecopp, MBA, LLB, BEd

+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6907
Associate Professor of Business 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

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 - Poverty Studies
Albert Elliott Human Resources

Albert Elliott

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

Peter Fenwick, MBA, BSME, CHE

Sessional Faculty - Business
David Adams Sessional Faculty

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

Sessional Faculty - Business
Sessional Faculty Business

Jennifer Son

Sessional Faculty - Business