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Asper School of Business
What we offer
Asper’s academic programs are divided into five departments.
Accounting and Finance
The Department of Accounting and Finance offers undergraduate majors in accounting, finance, and management information systems (MIS). In addition, we offer MBA courses in each of these three areas, and a PhD program in finance. Our mission is to provide high-quality research, teaching and service to further knowledge and understanding of accounting, finance and MIS in a business setting. We deliver high-quality courses that challenge students to develop the critical thinking skills they need to be effective accounting and finance professionals or scholars.
Members of the Department of Business Administration aim to understand human behavior in organizations and how organizations are designed and function to achieve human objectives. Our faculty and graduate students conduct research on micro- (e.g., leadership, negotiation), meso- (e.g., teams, organizational culture), and macro-level (e.g., business policy, organizational strategy) phenomena in organizations, as well as specific organizational functions (e.g., recruitment), cultural contexts, and institutional frameworks (e.g., industrial and business-government relations). Faculty members contribute to the curricula across our School’s B.Comm., MBA, MSCM, MFin, MSc, and PhD programs.
The Asper School of Business Marketing Department is an intimate, collegial, research-focused unit. Our small size fosters an active and collaborative research environment and provides a competitive advantage for our professors to offer innovative courses and programming at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Supply Chain Management
The Asper School of Business Department of Supply Chain Management brings together academic experts in the field of logistics, management science, operations management and transportation. The department works directly with the Transport Institute under a joint mandate to develop a centre of excellence in transportation, logistics, and supply chain management.
Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research
The Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research provides students an opportunity to become an actuary while giving access to Asper’s business and management-oriented courses. Founded in 1912, the University of Manitoba's Actuarial Program is one of the oldest and most successful in North America.
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Who we are
perspectives and embraces diversity in all its forms.
Pursuing our Asper-ations
The Drake Centre, home to the Asper School of Business since 1987, was designed by architect Etienne Gaboury. The Centre’s large central atrium brings natural light to all corners of the building.
If you need space for a group project, or to brainstorm on a whiteboard, booking an empty classroom may be a great option - especially if the project involves a presentation. Talk to the Dean’s Office for more information and room availability.
The Atrium on the main floor of the Drake Centre is always a buzzing hub of student activity at the Asper School. Famous for the orange modular furniture, this space can easily accommodate guest speakers, luncheons, a full-blown Homecoming party, or the annual Buddy Day event that welcomes new students to the school. The atrium is a great place to meet, eat lunch, work on projects, or just relax.
Nicknamed "the fishbowl," the Asper Commemorative Room is located just off the Atrium. This space is dedicated to the Asper School's namesake, Dr. Israel Asper, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Small tables and chairs and modular furniture make it a popular venue for student group meetings, studying, and group project work. Inspirational quotes and words from Dr. Asper surround the upper walls.
Open study area
The open study area on the third floor is a large open space with plenty of power outlets, tables and chairs, well suited to group project or individual work. This is always a busy study zone and is best accessed by the main stairs. At certain times during the year, it is used for career development functions, trade shows and overflow for events.
The Sony Study Centre
A quiet study space on the third floor of the Drake Centre, located behind the open study area and above the Albert D. Cohen Management Library. This space includes Sony Study Centrestudy carrels, power outlets and plenty of natural light and windows. This space is ideal for quiet individual work.
Scotiabank Technology Centre
Management students have access to a large state-of-the-art computer facility that provides access to 72 IBM PC-compatible Pentium Core i5 machines and two high speed, duplexing laser printers that are available during all the hours the building is open. Computer Lab Advisers are available during many hours of the day, seven days a week, to assist users with questions.
Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship
The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship helps young entrepreneurs from all University of Manitoba faculties turn big ideas into successful business ventures.
James W. Burns Executive Education Centre
The James W. Burns Leadership Institute offers undergraduate and graduate students from faculties across the university opportunities to develop leadership knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in any field. The institute provides innovative educational programming in leadership and conducts and supports research on leadership and organization studies.
Faculty, staff and graduate student lounge
A light-filled space where faculty, staff and graduate students can go for quiet study, reading or small group meetings.
Faculty and staff
Israel Harold Asper, OC, OM, QC, LLD, PhD
A Manitoba favourite son, Asper gave millions through his foundations to local hospitals, a park, theatre, arts centre, Jewish cultural centre, and the University of Manitoba. Asper was the university’s most generous individual supporter. In 1999, the university received $2 million from Asper to establish the Asper Chair in International Business and Trade Law.
With his help, the university also created the Asper Centre for Entrepreneurship and in 2000, renamed its Faculty of Management the I.H. Asper School of Business - which Asper described as the greatest recognition he had ever received. He also supported programs in Israel and the Jewish - Canadian community and spearheaded plans for a Canadian Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg.