Message from Dean Dadgostar

Dean Bahram DadgostarWe have one of the finest undergraduate business programs in Canada as witnessed by the awards won in various competitions and the standings achieved by our graduates in professional certifications and graduate studies. While requiring that all students gain a comprehensive understanding of the core business disciplines, we do so early in their program, thereby permitting students to choose fields of study in which real depth is possible through a significant range of advanced courses. These advanced courses are constantly under revision to reflect the changing business environment. In the four-year undergraduate Honours Bachelor of Commerce program majors offered include: Accounting, Business Economics, Business Finance, General Management, Human Resources Management / Industrial Relations, Information Systems, International Business, and Marketing. There is also a three-year Bachelor of Administration degree available.

The Lakehead University MBA program allows students with a four-year undergraduate degree to pursue a one-year graduate program to earn a graduate business degree recognized around the world. This fast-paced program allows students to be exposed to all aspects of business to prepare themselves for new career directions. Our Master of Science in Management (M.Sc. Mgmt.) graduate program departs from traditional business programs, reflecting new perspectives and permitting what we consider to be a greater focus on the specific interests of our students under the guidance of a Lakehead faculty supervisor. Again, greater emphasis is placed on specializations and applied research through the completion of either a project or thesis option. These graduate initiatives continue to bring new energy and vitality to the school.

In my capacity as Dean, I have served this school and its stakeholders for twenty years now, a time of dramatic changes in business practices and global policy. In the light of today's rapidly changing business world, business schools continue to face many challenges. In order to meet the needs of management in this volatile environment, our efforts continue to be focused on the development of new knowledge, new perspectives and new ways of learning. Along with my colleagues in the Faculty of Business Administration, I remain committed to this endeavour and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to build a better future.

Bahram Dadgostar, Ph.D. -- Dean
Faculty of Business Administration
Lakehead University