Business Administration

Overview

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

Connect

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

Mitchell Toth

Class of 2014
Owner & Videographer
The Toths Photo & Film

Our business alumni pursue many different types of opportunities and Mitchell is no exception. Mitchell is applying his business skills to his passion for the arts, alongside his friend, business partner, and wife, Sancia. They describe it as “surreal to acknowledge that we create images and films of your beautiful stories for a living.” We are so glad that Mitchell has been able to successfully combine business and the arts!

Ambrose Business Alumni

Brayden Boerchers

Class of 2017
Business Account Manager
Apple Inc.

One of Brayden’s Ambrose highlights was competing in Vivacity, a collaborative challenge with students from all of Calgary’s universities. In his blog on the experience, he talks about team dynamics and incorporating different opinions, offering that “the easy part was building a plan around an idea and pitching it to the judges – the hard part was actually getting to that idea.” Brayden continued to use his abilities to plan and collaborate after graduation as a researcher with Ambrose’s Canadian Poverty Institute. Meanwhile, Brayden joined Apple as a sales specialist, moving quickly to his current role as a business account manager.

Ambrose Business Alumni

Kristina Noton (Siemens)

Class of 2016
Insurance Broker
Costen Insurance

After graduating from Ambrose business, Kristina advanced quickly in the insurance industry: first a customer service representative, then a claims adjuster, and now an insurance broker. Other business school activities include meeting and marrying fellow business student Tyler Noton (2017). Kristina is pictured here visiting Tyler’s homeland in South Africa. These two alumni are on everyone’s lists of nicest business students, so we are so glad they found each other and that they are advancing in their business careers!

Faculty & Staff

Randy_P

Randy Poon, PhD, MBA, BComm

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

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_W

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