McCalla Professorship Recipient

SMO associate professor Trish Reay is awarded 2017-18 McCalla Professorship

Helping Consumers Make Better Choices

Advancing our understanding of the psychological forces that govern how consumers decide what to buy.

How to turn a Cinderella product into a market queen

The case of Italian grappa shows that more than marketing is needed to raise a product's market status (Cropped photo: Carston Tolkmit via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

3 retail mistakes that stop shoppers from buying

Ever wonder why you have bad shopping days? Researchers reveal some surprising reasons—and what you can do about it.

How gender is holding back female hi-tech entrepreneurs

Groundbreaking UAlberta research reveals a surprising explanation. (Photo: WOCInTech via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

The Alberta School of Business is home to over 70 faculty members and over 50 doctoral students who continually advance our understanding of important issues facing business. Many of our faculty members are world-renowned for their expertise, and our younger faculty and doctoral students are in the forefront of creating improved explanations for business phenomena. We bring our zest for scholarly discovery to our stakeholders, especially students in the classroom and managers of all types of organizations, inspiring them to improve existing practices and explore innovative new practices.

Our research impact ranking as a faculty is excellent. In using four key InCitesTM Web of Science research areas and comparing them to our Canadian peers, our article citation impact rankings for the period 2007 - 2016 are:

  • 1st in Management
  • 2nd in Business
  • 3rd in Operations Research and Management
  • 5th in Business Finance

According to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Alberta ranked 42nd in the world in the broad subject field of social science.

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