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Business & Administration

Chair’s Message 

Welcome to the Department of Business and Administration. 

Despite being a comparatively young academic Department at the University of Winnipeg, we are one of the largest with well over 1200 degree-seeking students learning with us at any one time. We have a reputation for, and indeed pride ourselves on, excellence in teaching across a growing and dynamic range of courses. In the classroom, we encourage students to look for ways to think critically about current events, use the skills we impart to them to identify issues/variables/parameters, and finally apply what they learn to solve complex real-world and simulated business problems. The result is that our students have gone on to work in a variety of fields in business and government, while countless others have leveraged their entrepreneurial spirit and started their own highly-successful businesses (for instance, CoPilot Co., PitCrew and Alivio Office Solutions). We are quite proud of our graduates.  Below is video of Reid and Austin from CoPilot Co. about their creative agency here in Winnipeg and their time with us here in the Department:

Our academic staff are, quite simply, world-class. They come to us from all over the world and hold higher degrees from some of the most cutting-edge and prestigious academic institutions. We continue to welcome new colleagues almost every year to meet the increasing demand for our degrees. Our staff reflect a massive range of diversity in direct corporate experience, global research relevance/impact and education. This not only translates into an enviable research profile for our growing Department, but in almost all cases they bring that experience and insight directly to the classroom. This means students are at the cutting edge of knowledge generation and debate.

The pandemic threw us (and everyone else) a curveball in 2020. Our entire team, however, rose to the challenge and delivered our entire curriculum online without sacrificing quality and integrity. Our ability to do this so smoothly did not, I am pleased to say, surprise anyone, as we simply operationalised the very same tools and techniques that students learn about in our courses.

We now look to the future. With a few exceptions, most of our courses for the Autumn 2021 semester will be online. We are, however, cautiously optimistic and hopeful that more will be in person for the Winter 2022 semester. Our academic staff are deeply committed to ensuring you have the best opportunity to learn and engage with the material and fellow students in your courses. If you have questions, check out our comprehensive list of frequently asked questions.

Whether you are just joining us for the 2021/2022 academic year or are a returning student, I wish you the best for a successful year.  

David Timothy Duval
Acting Department Chair