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

Ryan Striemer (2011)

Inside Channel Manager for Canada at SMART Technologies

As Ryan is coming near to a 10 year anniversary of graduating from Ambrose University, he daily lives out our Business Program mission! Ryan prides himself in clear, honest communication with the people he works with – he acts in their best interest to create lasting relationships built on trust and openness. His role with SMART Technologies gives him the opportunity to work closely with resellers and customers, showing the value of their products and services in a wide variety of verticals and situations. Ryan was the Student Council President while studying at Ambrose, and hopes to return as an instructor in some form in the future.

Renee Hitchens (Alarcon) (2017)

RBC Mobile Mortgage Specialist

Renee eagerly helps people find their dream house! She works with first-time home buyers, pre-approvals, new home purchases, and construction mortgages.

“I started early 2019 in this role and feel that every day in this job, I am able to bring my faith in God to every client I have the chance to meet with. When I am not with clients, I volunteer in the community as I want to continue what I know and have loved for years: helping others. I still stay connected to most of my Ambrose friends! I am grateful for this University, staff, and for the friends I have made. Since my time at Ambrose, I got married, travelled, and found an amazing job that I do love. I faithfully thank the LORD every day for each blessing that has come my way.”

Michael Bauer (2018)

Sales Leader at Addella

After graduation, Mike began working in business development through a connection made by an Ambrose business professor. More recently, Mike started in sales and marketing at Addella in Calgary, where he has been increasing his leadership skills. He quickly moved up into a management role and now influences others into becoming successful business people. He has been applying skills and knowledge learned at Ambrose in the classroom and through his role as president of the Ambrose Business Society. Mike received the Top Leader award within Addella at a national conference in Montreal this past August! He is also proud to be working his way towards being a managing partner at the firm.

Staff and Faculty

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
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