Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2021/2022)
3 Faculty Description

The Faculty of Business Administration is known for innovative, high-quality academic programs, basic and applied research, and responsive community outreach activities, including those provided by the Gardiner Centre. The faculty prepares students to succeed in a competitive work place. Each business program is designed to give students the skills and experience needed to advance their careers. The faculty’s close-knit community provides students with many opportunities to get involved and network with fellow classmates.

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Information regarding the Gardiner Centre is available at

Students must meet all regulations of the Faculty in addition to those stated in the general regulations. For information concerning admission/readmission to the University and general academic regulations (undergraduate), refer to UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS.

For information regarding fees and charges, see the Financial and Administrative Services website at

For information regarding scholarships, bursaries and awards, see

3.1 Faculty History

In 1954, the University approved a bachelor of commerce undergraduate degree. Over the next two decades, the Department grew substantially in the size of its student enrolment and program offerings. In 1973, it was renamed the School of Business Administration and Commerce, and the University established the first co-operative undergraduate business program in Canada. In 1981 the School was granted faculty status, reflecting the growth and diversity of its academic programs.

In 2002, the Faculty of Business Administration became the first in Atlantic Canada to be accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is one of higher education’s most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies, stressing academic excellence and dedication to continuous improvement. This accreditation is the highest distinction offered to business schools both nationally and internationally.