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Edwards Strategic Plan


The Edwards School of Business develops business professionals to build nations.

Our mission statement is comprised of two elements. The first element is the development of business professionals. We honour the School’s history of mentoring generations of business professionals by sharing research, knowledge, and experience.

The second element is our contribution to nation-building. We are deliberate in using the term “nations.” A nation is a community of people who have things in common, without necessarily having any type of border. It also encompasses people who share a language, culture, history, community or heritage.

We pluralize “nations” to emphasize the reaffirmation that we are a part of Treaty 6 territory and homeland of the Métis. We believe in a commitment to and relationship with the Indigenous peoples and communities of our region and country.

At Edwards, a nation-builder is someone who creates community, sees unity in diversity, and ensures access to opportunity.



Our vision at the Edwards School of Business is to be the Canadian leader in transformative business education and research that uplifts nations. 

  • Our innovative research will transform organizations, businesses, and communities: Our faculty and students are engaged in impactful research that enhances disciplinary foundations, informs practical applications, and elevates pedagogical development.
  • Our teaching and programming will transform the lives of students: Our collaborative and supportive programming enhances skills, encourages growth, and enables students to reach new heights.
  • Our meaningful relationships will increase engagement with all stakeholders: Our participative and productive culture will enable stronger connectivity among all who work, learn, and connect at Edwards.

TOGETHER we will uplift nations


At the Edwards School of Business we are guided by the following values:

Collaboration and Inclusivity Our culture encourages respectful collaborations, celebrates diversity, and seeks reconciliation.
Authenticity and Integrity We encourage critical thinking, we promote high ethical standards, and we champion academic freedom.
Entrepreneurial Thinking We encourage flexibility in thought, creative solutions, and the courage to see possibilities. 
Sustainability We will create a financially sustainable operating model and focus on operational excellence by increasing donor engagement. We consider the societal, economic, and environmental impact of our actions. Together, we will build nations for generations to come. 

nīkānītān manācihitowinihk and ni manachīhitoonaan

“Let us lead with respect”

Strategic Commitments

We will advance our mission, vision, and values by championing three main commitments. Our commitments will be grounded in the principles of maintaining a climate of inclusion, fostering collaboration, cultivating respect and ensuring sustainable operations. These commitments will form the foundation of our strategy and embolden us to be the business school the world needs.