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With campuses in Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton, Algoma University’s School of Business & Economics provides students with an innovative, high-calibre education within a unique undergraduate learning environment.

Following a holistic approach to education, the program offerings prepare students for career success in today’s competitive business world by developing professional, socially-conscious leaders.

Below are some of the ways the School of Business & Economics stands out from the rest:

1. Unique experiences

Algoma University prides itself on quality student-faculty interactions, undergraduate research opportunities and high-impact experiential learning. The school also offers a variety of student clubs that encourage students to network, socialize, and learn. Whether it’s the Algoma University Business Society or another student club, there’s something for everyone. Students can sign up for social clubs throughout the year or start their own.

With a special mission to cultivate cross-cultural learning, Algoma University is recognized as a leader in Anishinaabe education in Canada.

2. Experiential learning

With the job market constantly evolving, opportunities to obtain real-life learning experiences are becoming increasingly important for students as they prepare for their future careers. Algoma University’s School of Business & Economics supports students personal and professional growth through a range of experiential learning opportunities. Students build well-rounded, transferable skill sets through participation in co-operative education, internship placements, and other innovative programming such as the Northern Ontario Business Case competition.

3. Diverse learning opportunities

The School of Business & Economics welcomes students from across the globe, reflecting the mosaic of cultures for which Canada is so well known. With the School’s unique North-South link, students who enroll in our programing have the opportunity to study at two locations:

  • Sault Ste. Marie: a campus offering a distinctive ‘Northern Ontario’ experience in the heart of the Great Lakes.
  • Brampton: a downtown campus providing students with an urban experience located in the heart of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities.

Both campuses offer the benefit of small class sizes and one-on-one interactions with knowledgeable and caring faculty. The campuses offer Fall, Winter and Spring intakes.

4. Future-focused education

Algoma University’s School of Business & Economics provides quality academic program offerings in the following fields:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Including specializations in Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing and Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

Algoma University also works collaboratively with industry leaders to design and provide upgrading and corporate training opportunities. Recognizing the ever-changing needs of students and the labour market, the School of Business will be expanding on current College Partnerships and Pathway Programs. A successful Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Administration has been implemented and can be completed in as little as one year.


Pelham Matthews

Associate Professor, Algoma University

In today’s professional world, the most employable candidates are multi-skilled individuals who are prepared for career challenges and transitions.

Algoma University School of Business and Economics prepares students for their future by hosting networking events, allowing flexible program routes (including co-op placements and a variety of programs), and maximum transferability of both college and university credits.

This program was designed specifically for the benefit of students as they seek post-graduate work. Because of this, Algoma has taken special care to build a faculty of skilled, hardworking, well-educated, critical thinkers. These faculty members view challenges and problems as opportunities to learn and their eagerness is to grow is directly translated into the curriculum.

Enrolling at Algoma in the BBA program sets students up with opportunities to meet future mentors and launch their dream career!


Courtney Dukes

Fourth-year student – HR & Marketing, BBA Program

The Algoma University School of Business and Economics has far exceeded my expectations of what university would be.

The one-on-one experiences, unique teaching styles, and faculty support have greatly impacted my studies and helped to develop my professional knowledge.

Through the support of faculty and experiential learning, I’ve been given the opportunity to participate in the Algoma University Business Society and to build relationships with local businesspeople.

The vision of experiential learning that the faculty has shaped encouraged me to push myself and to explore new ideas. My university experience has been filled with encouragement, unique opportunities, and an education that has given me the confidence to succeed. I can’t wait to see the continued growth of the Algoma University School of Business & Economics in the coming years.

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