We are definitely not Business As Usual. 

Over the past four decades, our Faculty of Business Administration has produced creative business leaders through mentorship, innovative programming, challenging consulting opportunities and participation in national and international business competitions.

Our Thunder Bay campus of the Faculty of Business Administration has joined the ranks of elite business schools by earning our Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) certification. Fewer than five percent of business programs worldwide have been accredited with the AACSB certification. This globally-recognized hallmark of excellence guarantees you will experience a challenging and relevant curriculum delivered by the most highly-qualified faculty.  

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of core business disciplines in first and second year, after which you have two options:

1. Earn a three-year general Bachelor of Business Administration

2. Earn a four-year Honours Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in one of the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources/Industrial Relations
  • General Management.
  • Information Systems and Operations
  • International Business
  • Marketing

In both programs, focus is placed on decision-making and problem-solving in a business context. You will experience traditional lectures, student seminars, formal presentations, group discussions and case study work. We also emphasize group projects to assist your professional and interpersonal development. Students typically select their degree path and major at the end of second year.

We offer a Co-Operative Education option for most of our majors. To be eligible for this competitive program, you must have completed all required third year courses for the Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree.

We welcome college business graduates to apply for admission. For more information regarding specific admission requirements, click here.  

The Lakehead Advantage 

Depending on your course selection, you may be eligible for considerable advanced standing toward a number of professional designations post-graduation.

Our relatively small class sizes mean you will receive a quality business education in an intimate learning environment. Faculty members have an open-door policy. You will graduate from an internationally recognized Business program, as demonstrated by our coveted AACSB Accreditation, and with a strong network of successful peers and educators in the industry. Our graduates have an impressive employment rate of over 80% within six-months after graduation and 100% after two years. 

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