There are countless reasons to study business administration in university. Having a fundamental understanding of business will provide you with the necessary skills needed to succeed in life and is a great investment in your future career.
Networking is one of the most crucial aspects of the job search. For this reason, our business administration students are constantly interacting with business professionals and institutions in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding Algoma region. Students work with and alongside businesses, developing business plans and strategies to improve on production, effectiveness, and efficiency. By studying Business Administration at Algoma U, students will be given plenty of opportunities to network and build upon their connections in the business world. Many Algoma U grads have cited these networking opportunities as the keystone to their success, providing them with the opportunity to secure a meaningful career in their field.
In addition, Algoma U’s business administration faculty are experts in the field. Rather than just being educated in business, our professors have experienced risk and success in the work world. From chartered accountants, to certified management accountants, to presidents of influential organizations, and everything in between, our faculty are experts in the business world, and have practical, working hands-on knowledge which they bring to the classroom on a daily basis.
Upon graduation, students in Algoma U’s business administration program will have a strong, well-rounded foundation of business skills and concepts, partnered with the ability to apply these intellectual tools in the challenging and dynamic world of global business. This focus allows our graduates to make a smooth transition from the academic environment to the business world.
What You Can Expect
Hands-on learning, a close-knit campus community, and caring faculty.
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Earn your dream degree and land your dream job
Upon graduation, our students have a strong, well-rounded foundation of business skills and concepts, making them highly employable. It’s no surprise to see our grads immediately enter the workforce after earning their degree.
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Network with business professionals
Throughout your degree, you will have countless opportunities to network and work with business professionals and entrepreneurs allowing you to build your connections. Some of these connections may even include celebrity personalities like Craig Keilburger, Co-founder of Free the Children.
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Champion the Northern Ontario Business Case Competition
Each April, fourth year students have the opportunity to show off their knowledge and expertise at the annual Northern Ontario Business Case Competition. Our students go head-to-head against other Northern Ontario BBA students in pursuit of the Business Case Competition Award, and are judged by regional professionals and business celebrities.
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Earn a degree while you work
We know that life is hectic. Algoma U offers flexible programming, allowing you to earn your degree while you work. Students can study on a part-time or full-time basis, and take courses during the day or evening, fall, winter, spring, or summer semesters.
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Students enrolled in the business administration program should take advantage of Algoma U’s lucrative co-operative education program. Students have the opportunity to build their resume and get paid while being placed with an organization or business which will provide them with valuable job training and experience in the competitive work world.
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After completing a degree in business administration, students are opened up to an array of career paths and opportunities such as entrepreneurship, education, politics and policy, economics, accountantcy, communications, product research, finance, management, sales, public relations, real estate, and more.
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Meet our Faculty
Our Business Administration faculty are experts in the field. Get to know them!
Director of School of Business & EconomicsView Full Bio
Associate Professor, Chair of Social Sciences FacultyView Full Bio
Associate Professor, Deputy Speaker of SenateView Full Bio
Aaron J. Gordon, Ph.D.
Faculty Chair, Social SciencesView Full Bio
Henry Hornstein, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorView Full Bio
Dr. Gerry J. Mahar
Assistant ProfessorView Full Bio
“There are many opportunities for students at Algoma. For example, we have one-on-one interactions with professors, who are all very friendly. Making new friends is easy because of small class sizes, and there are many jobs on campus – one of the important needs for all students.”
Kazi Faisal Atahar
“The skills and techniques I learned have helped to propel me through the world of Economic Development, and I feel that Algoma U’s BBA program has armed me with the knowledge and abilities I need to continue to excel in my field. I would recommend the BBA program to anyone interested in a career in business who also wishes to have the opportunity to excel and advance in their chosen field.”
“The BBA program has taught me valuable insight about the business world that can even be applied in my personal finances. In the accounting specialization, the professors are accountants from within the community. They are there to guide you as a future accountant and have so much real life experience to pass on.”
BBA (Accounting Specialization), 2020