Asper School of Business - Indigenous Business Studies
Asper School of Business

Program description

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.

Program options

Degree options

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

Interesting courses

  • Exploring Indigenous Perspectives
  • Environment, Economy and Indigenous Peoples
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Small Business Finance
  • Managing Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • New Venture Analysis
  • Indigenous Spirituality
  • Indigenous Business Leadership
  • Indigenous Organizations

Co-op options
Asper Co-operative Education option

Exchange opportunities
Asper International Student Exchange Program

Professional opportunities

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.

Admission requirements

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.

Important links

Asper School of Business
Asper List of Majors (Inter-Departmental program)
MSc, PhD and MBA graduate programs