The start of a new year and a new school term can be daunting. We leave the past behind us and begin anew with a blank slate. New classes, new roles and responsibilities, but with them, new opportunities. As we kick off 2017, I encourage all members of the Alberta School of Business community to look ahead to the New Year with hope, optimism and ambition.
In the past year, the School of Business celebrated its centennial, commemorating 100 years of excellence, relevance and impact. But the end of the year does not mean the end of our celebration. Instead, I hope that we are empowered by all that we’ve accomplished in those last 12 months. We should reflect on everything we’ve learned and shared and push ahead into the future, determined to be the difference-makers that make the Alberta School of Business a world-renowned institution.
Leaders from Alberta for the World
Founded in 1908, the University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities. The Alberta School of Business was the first business school in Canada to receive AACSB accreditation in 1968. In 2013 the Financial Times of London ranked us top ten in research for publicly-funded universities; our MBA, Executive MBA and PhD programs are consistently ranked top 100 globally. In 2013 we also launched the University of Alberta's first international degree - the Master of Financial Management in China. Leaders from Alberta for the World is our vision; energy, entrepreneurship and global impact are our priority areas.
The Alberta School of Business is the first and longest continually accredited business school in Canada:
1968 – 2014
To celebrate their transformational role as we look towards the next 100 years, we are establishing the Centennial Leaders Fund. We invite you to join the community of donors who have enabled us to come so far by making a gift as we celebrate our centennial year.
Donors to the Centennial Leaders Fund will have a significant impact on the lives of our students. Your gift will provide them with the skills and inspiration to become the innovators, scholars and leaders they were meant to be and will lay strong foundations for the future ahead.
Entrepreneurship@UAlberta is a cross-faculty University of Alberta initiative led by the Alberta School of Business working in partnership with a broad range of faculty partners and external stakeholders. The spirit of the initiative is to catalyze and sustain an interdisciplinary, cross-faculty culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at graduate and undergraduate level across uAlberta. This is achieved through student development by combining good business fundamentals, with a rich, mentored learning environment and strong partnership networks. Entrepreneurship@UAlberta enhances the University’s impact through entrepreneurial leadership, human capital development and economic growth for the province of Alberta.