Departments

The Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta is comprised of four departments that cover all aspects of business and management. The departments also participate with conferences.

Accounting, Operations and Information Systems (AOIS) 

AOIS offers courses to undergraduate and graduate students that form the basis of an accounting major and an MIS major. Many AOIS graduates pursue careers in professional accounting. The department also offers a strong PhD program in accounting. 

Finance and Statistical Analysis (FSA) 

FSA has a distinguished history of research contribution, with regular publication in the leading international journals of finance, operations research, statistics, and economics. The department also has a considerable record in applied research and has influenced the development of provincial and national public policy. 

Marketing, Business Economics and Law (MBEL) 

MBEL is internationally known for research in Marketing, International Business (IB), and Natural Resources and Energy (NRE). Excellent teaching and innovative content have made IB and NRE the most popular specializations in the MBA program, and business law courses are in great demand by students from business and across campus.

Strategic Management and Organization (SMO) 

SMORG is a research- and teaching- oriented department that is ranked highly in Canada with respect to publications in top tier journals. SMO faculty members have received many teaching awards, including the coveted 3M award. The department offers courses in many disciplines, in addition to a flourishing PhD program.

About our Programs

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Commerce students have the opportunity to take courses from all four departments, with the option to select a major to specialize in. The BCom program provides you with a background in diverse areas of business while you study a specific area of interest in depth. In addition to taking courses from our four departments, you’ll be able to explore disciplines offered in other U of A faculties through electives.

MBA  and PhD Programs

All of our departments at the Alberta School of Business have something to offer students seeking to continue their education at the graduate level. MBA students will take compulsory courses from all four departments in order to learn the fundamentals of business. From there, MBA students tailor their program with courses from any department. All four of our departments also offer strong PhD programs with an emphasis on research.

Choose the U of A for your Business Degree

Our highly regarded academic departments make the University of Alberta a natural choice for your business degree. Our departments rank highly in Canada with respect to publications in top tier journals and our faculty members have received many teaching awards, including the coveted 3M award.