The Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous communities (such as RBC, Great West Life, Manitoba Hydro, Chartered Accountants, etc.). As the Indigenous population continues to grow in Manitoba, this competitive advantage will set you apart from other candidates. This major is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.
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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous business issues through the Indigenous Business Education Partners program in Asper. Each year, the Asper School of Business honours one or more Indigenous business leaders at the Excellence in Indigenous Business Leadership Award dinner, giving students even further opportunity to connect with the Indigenous business community.