The new Faculty of Business Administration will be organized around three divisions:
- The School of Business for undergraduate business education
- The Graduate School of Business for graduate management education
- The Centre for Management Development for non-credit management and professional education
"This is the beginning of an exciting era, as we position the faculty to better align business education with University, provincial and national goals," says Garnet Garven, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. "We're adapting to the realities of the global marketplace - we want to ensure our students are able to access the innovative and relevant learning opportunities they need to excel."
The Faculty of Business Administration is undergoing a period of unprecedented growth and expansion. Enrollment has increased almost 50 per cent during the last seven years, supported by a significant number of new faculty members. The faculty also occupies new office and student space together with state-of-the-art teaching facilities in the newly-expanded Education Building.
"We're continuing to focus on developing academic programming and research opportunities that are unique and reflect the aspirations of our students," says Garven. "The faculty is positioning itself to improve our students' educational experiences. We are committed to providing business-centred learning, practical work opportunities, international exchanges and access to our partners within the business community at the local, provincial and national levels."
Garven says the Faculty of Business Administration will develop its offerings around its existing strengths, emerging trends in business education and technology, as well as student demand: "Our faculty and students are distinguishing themselves within Canada and internationally, and our community can look forward to some exciting announcements in the near future."The Faculty of Business Administration is a founding faculty of the University of Regina. It was the first in Canada to adopt "administration" as a program orientation and to provide a bachelor of administration degree. As part of the restructuring, public management and policy education will be moved to the University of Regina's new Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP), an academic unit of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
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