Asper School of Business - Aboriginal Business Studies
Asper School of Business

Program description

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.



Program options

Degree options

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

Interesting courses

  • Exploring Aboriginal Perspectives
  • Environment, Economy and Aboriginal Peoples
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Small Business Finance
  • Managing Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • New Venture Analysis
  • Aboriginal Spirituality
  • Aboriginal Business Leadership
  • Aboriginal Organizations

Co-op options
Asper Co-operative Education option

Exchange opportunities
Asper International Student Exchange Program


Professional opportunities

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

Visit the Asper School of Business Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.


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.


Important links

Asper School of Business
Asper List of Majors (Inter-Departmental program)
MSc, PhD and MBA graduate programs