The Aboriginal Business Studies Major offers all Asper School of Business students an opportunity to complement their major with courses or with a second major that many corporate and Aboriginal employers value.
B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours - 4 years
B.Comm. (Hons.) Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Co-operative Education Option) - 4.33 years
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
Asper Co-operative Education option
Asper International Student Exchange Program
Students who obtain an Aboriginal Business Studies major to complement any one of the other majors (i.e. Finance, Accounting, Human Resources) will have a competitive advantage when they seek employment at an organization that works with Aboriginal communities (such as RBC, Great West Life, Manitoba Hydro, Chartered Accountants, etc.). As the Aboriginal population continues to grow in Manitoba, this competitive advantage will set you apart from other candidates. This major is open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.
Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry option
This entry option is open to high school students or high school graduates who have not completed any university or college courses. If eligible applicants outnumber the available spaces, applicants will require higher averages than stipulated to be successful in the admissions competition. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program's application page.
Advanced entry option
24 credit hours in U1 (or an approved bachelors program)
This entry option is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program's application page.
High school prerequisites
High school prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Math 40S (min. 60%)
Many programs will require or recommend specific high school courses over and above their admission requirements. These high school prerequisites are not always required to enter the program, but they must be completed to enrol in certain university courses within it. If a student does not have a particular prerequisite when they enter the program, they may complete an equivalent upgrading course at university that will satisfy the prerequisite requirement.
More details on admission requirements, application dates and how to apply is available on the Asper School of Business apply for admission page.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
The Aboriginal Business Studies major at the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba is the only major of its kind in Canada. In addition, there are numerous opportunities outside the classroom for students to further develop their interest in Aboriginal business issues through the Aboriginal Business Education Partners program in Asper. Each year, the Asper School of Business honours one or more Aboriginal business leaders at the Excellence in Aboriginal Business Leadership Award dinner, giving students even further opportunity to connect with the Aboriginal business community.