First Nation, Inuit and Métis students who are admitted to the U of M (either through University 1 or direct entry into the Asper School of Business) and intend to complete their Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) through the I.H. Asper School of Business are eligible to join IBEP.
We host special events throughout the year, including our annual Welcome Night, the Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence Awards gala dinner, Career Exploration Day, and other events planned with our student group the University of Manitoba Indigenous Commerce Students (UMICS).
In addition, IBEP provides:
From your first steps on campus to your last steps across the graduation stage, IBEP will provide a supportive environment to ensure your academic success, including:
We offer a variety of awards, scholarships, and bursaries each and every year to qualifying undergraduate members, including academic performance scholarships, entrance awards, and an international study award for students participating in the Asper International Exchange Program.
IBEP also administers a pool of awards administers a growing pool of awards from external scholarship providers, including CPA Manitoba (Scholarship), MTS Future First (Scholarship and Bursary), RBC (Scholarship and Bursary), TCIG (Scholarship and Bursary), Vision Quest (Bursary). Please visit with IBEP staff to learn more about our awards application process.
IBEP hosts a number of events and gatherings to connect our students and the business community in a comfortable, familiar environment throughout the academic year.
Networking with fellow IBEP students, alumni, and Asper professors can be helpful for planning your career, getting through a course, or organizing your timetable. We are pleased to help you connect.
In conjunction with the Career Development Centre, IBEP helps members secure well-paying summer jobs with many leading employers who are interested in attracting Indigenous talent into their workforce. IBEP hosts an annual speed networking event with employers as well as career focused lunch-and-learn discussions with a variety of companies.