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I’d like to welcome you to the UPEI Faculty of Business website and take this opportunity to introduce our institution, our programs, and our achievements. The people, facilities, campus, and our setting in the midst of such natural beauty in our wonderful Maritime province, makes the UPEI Faculty of Business a very special place. We offer students a rich educational experience that marries intellectual growth and cross-disciplinary breadth in an intimate, student-centered environment. Our programs meet the needs of young students and business professionals at critical stages of their careers and our faculty members provide students with mentorship, career advice, and business contacts during their studies and throughout their careers.
Through innovative curricula, teamwork, and leadership-developing experiences, our students gain vital critical thinking and communication skills. We are proud to offer specializations in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Management, Entrepreneurship, Tourism & Hospitality and International Business. With each program, students learn from professors who understand what students need to know in order to become leaders in their chosen field. We also offer an Executive MBA program which recognises that managers deliver results through and with others. This is why the cohort experience and networking opportunities are an integral and carefully crafted part of our EMBA experience.
There are many opportunities for experiential learning for our students. In our Co-op program we provide the opportunity for domestic and international students to gain work experience while earning course credits. Students can choose to spend some time studying and working abroad through UPEI’s network of international academic partners. We also have our UPEI Faculty of Business Case Competition Team Program, and very few schools in Canada can match our successes and recent track record in business case competitions nationally and internationally. The testimony of the quality of our education is presented by our individual students and student teams who have won many prestigious awards. A degree from UPEI’s Faculty of Business is recognized around the world, which is evidenced by the high number of international students that choose our institution for their education and advancement every year.
In addition to engaging our students through experiential learning, our faculty members are committed to reshaping the face of business by performing cutting-edge research that is grounded in interdisciplinary collaborations. Amongst other important research topics, our research centres focus on entrepreneurship, healthcare provision and policy research, and we are the first business faculty in the nation addressing business-related impacts of climate change in various industry areas.
Graduates join a proud and highly accomplished family of over 3,800 alumni in 38 countries worldwide, with eight alumni chapters in Canada, the U.S., and Hong Kong. Many of our graduates have made a lasting mark in the world of business and have attained the highest levels of personal and professional success.
If you seek a highly rewarding business education, I invite you to experience it for yourself in our intellectually stimulating and culturally diverse learning environment. You will not be disappointed!
Dr. Jurgen Krause
Dean, Faculty of Business