A message from Dean Murray

It is a distinct honour and privilege to serve as the Dean of the Alberta School of Business. For more than a century, the School has been an engine of learning, growth and prosperity for the University, province and nation. 

We are a world-class, research-intensive business school. Our faculty are renowned researchers and award-winning teachers. Our students and 30,000+ alumni are local and international leaders. We are supported by an outstanding professional staff committed to service excellence. Together, we are about to embark on a period of substantial growth that begins with direct entry from high school in the fall of 2022 and will see our BCom program double in size to more than 4000 students by 2025.

As we grow, we will be intensely focused on elevating our student experience. This includes substantially expanding our experiential, work-integrated learning and co-curricular activities. Our new Office of Careers and Work-Integrated-Learning will enhance our connections to employers and ensure the continued strength of our co-operative education program. Our plans for growth require a renewal of our physical and technological infrastructure, which is already well underway. We have built new blended learning classrooms and we are developing 6000 square feet on the main floor of our building into the community and collaboration-focused Carruthers Student Commons.

These new spaces will support the School in continuing to deliver cutting-edge and innovative programs. This revitalization of our space will also open the door to learning beyond the classroom — in entrepreneurship through eHUB and the Creative Destruction Lab Rockies or our student consulting group within our Centre for Cities and Communities or in one of our 28 student clubs.

We are grateful for the strong support we have received from our community of alumni and donors, as we continue to innovate and evolve. After more than 100 years, we are only just beginning to tap into the potential of our School to lead business education in Canada and around the world. The future is exceptionally bright for the Alberta School of Business. I am excited by the possibilities and look forward to working with you all toward that future.

Kyle Murray
Stanley A Milner Professor and Acting Dean
University of Alberta | Alberta School of Business