University of Northern British Columbia School of Business

Introduction

The University of Northern British Columbia is one of Canada's best small universities. With a core campus in Prince George and regional campuses throughout northern BC, UNBC recognizes the importance of quality teaching, personal attention, ground-breaking research, and being relevant to the North.


The School is located on one of the most beautiful campuses in Canada. The stunning architecture incorporating rock, wood, and light mirrors the natural beauty of the mountains, forests, and rivers of central and northern British Columbia. We are small enough to encourage personal relationships among faculty, staff and students, yet big enough to offer many challenges and opportunities. We encourage you to come and visit our campus.

What you will discover at UNBC is a remarkable and unique place to pursue higher education. The university has a friendly and personal atmosphere where students get to know one another and make life-long friends. Dialogue and respect for the views of others characterize the experience of students on the campus and in the classroom. Smaller class sizes offer students the opportunity to express their ideas and to learn from the ideas of others. Beyond the classroom, there are opportunities available at UNBC to get involved in many business, social, community service, and recreational activities. We strongly support co-operative education, which integrates academic study with practical work experience. These opportunities allow you to develop your interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills; indeed, to develop the skills that will be essential to business and personal success in the 21st Century.

We enable our students to fulfill their potential through our commitment to teaching innovation and excellence. We strive for balance between teaching and research through bringing the latest research findings into the classroom. We ensure that our students understand the key issues confronting business today. Our dedication to teaching and research enables our students to be at the forefront of management thought and action.



School of Business Mission & Values

The School of Business is recognized for our enduring commitment to teaching and research excellence and focus on issues confronting Canadian business and society. We help the communities and organizations of central and northern British Columbia to act on a world stage. Our graduates possess the confidence, determination, and capability to transform business. We provide the best university experience in British Columbia.



Our Goals:

• To enable our students to fulfill their potential through our commitment to teaching excellence and our focus on them as individuals.
• To develop the management knowledge and skills necessary to achieve prosperity and success in a changing and complex world.
• To advance knowledge and practice in business by supporting both theoretical and applied research.
• To strive toward building our society by fostering dialogue and cooperation with the leaders of its organizations and communities.



Our Beliefs:


• That our dedication to teaching and research places our students at the forefront of management thought and action.
• That our classrooms are a forum for dialogue and respect for different perspectives.
• That social and cultural diversity of the North and of Canada are a source of enduring strength for our nation.


Our Values:

• We conduct ourselves in an ethical and professional manner in our relationships with students, colleagues, and members of our community.
• We believe in cooperative, harmonious, and respectful relationships within the School of Business and among the departments of the university.
• We are committed to building bridges to those we serve, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, First Nations, and the communities of central and northern British Columbia, Canada, and the World.

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Programmes

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MSc

MSc in Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Prince George

The Master of Science in Business Administration Program (MSc) at UNBC is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business in positions that demand both extensive knowledge in .... [+]

About the Program

The Master of Science in Business Administration Program (MSc) at UNBC is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in business in positions that demand both extensive knowledge in a specialty area (for example, accounting, finance, human resources management/ organizational behaviour, marketing, operations management/international business), as well as excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills.

Graduates will take positions in consulting, business, government, and research institutes, or will pursue further study in doctoral programs of business.The MSc Program emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to business education: Students are encouraged to study and conduct research across two or more specialty areas in business, for example, accounting and finance, or marketing and international business. Class sizes are small, and the environment collegial and friendly, with outstanding opportunities for interaction with professors and other students. Students conduct leading-edge research while being supervised by one or more professors in the program. ... [-]

MA

MA in Development Economics

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Prince George

Economic development remains a critical issue for more than three-quarters of the world’s population who reside in countries classified as “low income” or “middle income.” [+]

MA in Development Economics

 

Economic development remains a critical issue for more than three-quarters of the world’s population who reside in countries classified as “low income” or “middle income.” The causes and consequences of economic development remain contested issues. This degree considers the changing global, regional and national contexts for economic development; the policy lessons that can be learned from comparative studies; and the tools required to enable development economists to contribute to the development process.    The enormous transformations that are taking place today in the countries of the South provide the focus of the degree. Students are challenged to analyse topics such as the reasons for the emergence of new economic powerhouses in the South such as China and India as well as the enduring issues of poverty and inequality.  The program includes core courses in Globalization and Development, Macroeconomic Policy for Development, Applied Econometrics and Poverty, Inequality and Development. The Economics Department also has particular expertise in the areas of Environmental Economics and Health Economics and offers electives in these areas. Students are also required to complete a MA Thesis or an MA Project which allows students to apply the tools of economic analysis to a development issue. Economic development cannot be studied in isolation from other dimensions of development. An understanding of poverty, for example, requires not only economic analysis, but also an understanding of the insights provided by other social and health sciences. The training of a development economist must therefore expose students to interdisciplinary approaches to development. By covering theory, policy and applied analysis, as well as integrating insights from other disciplines, the MA program well equips students to work as economists in government and international agencies as well as in the private sector.... [-]