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 Officer
  • Accountant
  • 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

Lizzy Dornian

Class of 2017
Esthetician at Fringes Hair Salon and Day Spa

While pursuing her business degree, Lizzy was also taking classes on esthetics, with the hope of using both together to open a salon. A few months after graduation, she put her career goals on hold to live in Spain and teach English for the school year. Lizzy was really living the dream while travelling to new cities and countries almost every weekend! Now back in the “real world”, Lizzy will be continuing her education in cosmetology to expand her knowledge in the industry and work towards a salon of her own. Ambrose Business is thrilled to have Lizzy working with them this summer in business development and Soul Forum planning.

Sarita Coutts (nee Needham)

Class of 2015
Owner & CMO at Little Biz Marketing

Upon graduation, Sarita found her passion working with a group of marketing companies in Regina, SK. After receiving the 2018 ABEX Award for Marketing Excellence, Sarita realized the need for small business marketing which launched her into creating Little Biz Marketing. She is dedicated to making every dollar count for her clients while creating valuable connections between both herself and clients, and clients and their customers. “I am very thankful for my time at Ambrose. The business program prepared me for my career – maybe not in the technical skills of how to build websites, design logos, or specifically utilize social media – but Ambrose taught me the foundations of good business, entrepreneurship, writing, analysis, and marketing.” Although the challenges of entrepreneurship have not escaped Sarita, she loves what she does while helping others be successful at what they love to do.

Zander Coutts

Class of 2017
Professional Detailer at Exotic Cars International

While at Ambrose, Zander founded a detailing company which now employs three part time employees, two being Ambrose students. He gets to work on high-end cars as a professional detailer to produce showroom quality. His work on a rare Porsche will be featured in a magazine and his current work on a 1986 Porsche will be displayed at Ambrose upon completion. As Zander is heavily involved in the car community, he participates in road rallies, raising money for charities. Zander also DJed for LYC – a youth conference hosted at Ambrose – for 4 years! Fun trivia – Zander and his brother Andrew both found love and business degrees at Ambrose – with Zander marrying Barbara and Andrew marring Sarita! Look for a future feature on Andrew and Barbara and their careers!

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
Albert Elliott Human Resources

Albert Elliott, MBA, CPHR

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

Joni Avram

Sessional Faculty - Marketing
Sessional Faculty Business

Jennifer Son

Sessional Faculty - Accounting
David Adams Sessional Faculty

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

Sessional Faculty - Accounting
Derek Cook Canadian Poverty Institute

Derek Cook

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