Dean's Message

Welcome to the Edwards School of Business

100 years ago, the University of Saskatchewan awarded the first undergraduate accounting degree, making us one of Canada’s oldest business schools. Today, the Edwards School of Business 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 that our alumni and employers value at home and abroad. Currently, we are proceeding through important steps in our efforts to be internationally recognized as an accredited academic institution with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an international business school accreditation agency. This involves submitting to a voluntary, external review of Edwards' mission, faculty, programs, and curricula. Completion of the review process is marked for November 2017 and will confirm the high quality, relevance and impact of our program curriculum and faculty research.

Embracing the teacher-scholar model, the Edwards School of Business delivers our mission through faculty with strong academic and professional expertise. Our young, 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 that demonstrates tremendous quality and impressive impact.

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 practicum investment opportunities using the Dembroski Student Managed Portfolio, Edwards’ students learn by doing.

With over 25,000 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.

Keith A. Willoughby, PhD

Dean & Professor