Dean's Message

Welcome to the Edwards School of Business

Over 100 years ago, the University of Saskatchewan awarded the nation’s first undergraduate accounting degree. The Edwards School of Business (formerly College of Commerce) is one of Canada’s oldest business schools. Today, Edwards offers a robust Bachelor of Commerce program with six majors, study abroad options, and a cooperative education program. At the graduate level, we offer a variety of Master’s programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, and Marketing. Our strong reputation has earned us the designation as the first CPA Accredited post-secondary institution in western Canada.

In an increasingly globalized business world, we continuously strive to offer high caliber business education valued by our alumni and employers at home and abroad. As an AACSB-accredited institution, we provide exemplary students an enriching educational experience in a welcoming classroom environment. Our international accreditation places Edwards among the top five per cent of business schools worldwide. 

Embracing the teacher-scholar model, the Edwards School of Business delivers our mission through faculty with strong academic and professional expertise. Our vibrant faculty consistently earn prestigious teaching awards, attesting to their investment in your learning. They add value to our programs through research in diverse areas such as sustainability, leadership, analytics and branding. Our faculty produce high-quality intellectual contributions that impact practice and theory.

Students from around the world choose to study with us because we offer hands-on experiential learning in every area of study. Whether it is case competitions, student consulting projects in a strategic marketing class, or serving on a non-profit board, Edwards’ students learn by doing. Moreover, the Dembroski Student Managed Portfolio Trust (now valued at over $2 million) provides an excellent opportunity for students to participate in equity markets in real time with real money.

Situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the homeland of the Métis, Edwards offers many supports for Indigenous students. As one of the few centres of its kind in Canada, the Rawlinson Centre for Aboriginal Business Students offers a dedicated space for students to study, learn and network.

With over 27,000 alumni worldwide, we have built a close network of business professionals. Mentoring students, joining an advisory board, speaking in classrooms, or hiring co-op students are just a few ways alumni are working with the Edwards School of Business towards a common goal of developing business professionals to build nations.

Whether you are a high school student interested in the Bachelor of Commerce program or if you are professional looking at one of our Master’s programs, we have the career-relevant skills to give you a competitive advantage and strengthen your employability. We invite you to experience for yourself all that the Edwards School of Business has to offer.

Nīkānītān manācihitowinihk | ni manachīhitoonaan (“Let us lead with respect”).

Keith A. Willoughby, PhD

Dean & Professor