Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Asper School of Business
For more than 80 years, the I.H. Asper School of Business has stood at the centre of economic activity in Manitoba. As Dean, I am proud of this strong legacy and our history of providing world-class education to leaders and innovators who contribute to the social and economic well-being of Manitoba and the world.
When students enroll in the Asper School of Business, they enroll in more than just a school; they join a global community, represented by more than 19,000 dynamic alumni, dedicated to ensuring our success. Our faculty are dedicated to delivering an outstanding learning experience to our undergraduate and graduate students and preparing them for a dynamic global business environment.
We take pride in the diversity of our students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Asper School of Business is committed to providing a welcoming and respectful environment that honours Indigenous perspectives, advances reconciliation, and embraces diversity in all its forms. As part of this commitment, we have become one of the first business schools in Canada to hire an Indigenous Business Relations Executive-in-Residence. We have also created a task force on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) bringing together faculty, administration, staff, students and alumni to eliminate patterns of exclusion and discrimination and build a welcoming, inclusive environment for all.
Our students have a wealth of opportunities to expand their education in and outside the classroom. Through our award-winning co-op programs, entrepreneurship, international exchange and case competitions, an Asper education offers
experiential, active learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by AACSB, the world’s premier accreditation association for business schools, given to the top five percent of business schools in the world.
Our home is the Drake Centre, which is being renovated throughout and enhanced with new classrooms, new facilities for student life, new spaces for the Indigenous Business Education Program, and a state-of-the-art Behavioural Management Lab. These renovations, along with a host of other new programs and resources, come thanks to the outstanding support and partnership of our alumni, supporters, and our partners in The Associates, a network of more than 300 senior business and community leaders who support the Asper School and our students through mentorship, networking and philanthropy.
Whether you are a student, an alumnus, a researcher or a community member, I invite you to find your place in our vibrant and inclusive community.
Gady Jacoby, PhD
Dean and CPA Manitoba Chair in Business Leadership
I.H. Asper School of Business