Dean's Welcome

I want to welcome you to the UPEI Faculty of Business website and take this opportunity to introduce you to our institution and programs.

As the premier destination for business education in the beautiful province of Prince Edward Island, the UPEI Faculty of Business offers an inviting setting for personal and professional growth in an intimate and student-centric learning environment. We are steadfast in our commitment to our students and to being at the forefront of business education through cutting-edge programs, research, and collaborations with businesses, government, as well as the greater community. We take tremendous pride in our rich history and a proven track record that seamlessly merges experiential learning with solid degree programs, and have an alumni network of 4000+ proud graduates spanning 40+ countries worldwide and eight alumni chapters across Canada, the U.S., and Asia. You will find our graduates in almost every corner of the globe!

With programs and curricula that are consistently aligned to the needs of the dynamic and uncertain business environment, a degree from the UPEI Faculty of Business is recognized around the world. It can start you on your path to achieving your goals. Our small class sizes and endless opportunities to work closely with expert faculty members who are committed to student success ensure you are not merely a "face in the crowd," but rather a valued member of an intellectually stimulating and diverse learning environment.

We are proud to offer multiple undergraduate programs that focus on critical thinking, teamwork, ethical decision-making, and communication skills. We offer specializations in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Management, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and Tourism and Hospitality Management. With a clear focus on experiential learning, you will be able to put business theory into practice in no time. We also offer two outstanding graduate programs to take your education to new heights. Our Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program is a cohort-based program specifically designed for working managers who will experience a complete support system throughout the program and class sessions designed to allow you to make the most of your education, all while continuing your employment. Our intensive Master of Business Administration in Global Leadership (MBA-GL) is an innovative program focusing on instilling the essential skills needed for success in today's global business environment. With access to outstanding instructors and scholars with extensive international experience, students gain a global mindset and the managerial competencies that will set them apart in the competitive workplace. All our programs are designed to allow students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the core areas of business but also the nuances of evidence-based decision making in a volatile and complex world where cultural, economic, political, legal, and technological settings can differ significantly and are ever-changing.

We offer many opportunities to engage in many academic and extracurricular activities outside the classroom too. These include our widely successful Case Competition program, where you can represent the UPEI Faculty of Business in competitions around the world. We also offer a structured Business Co-Op program, where you can earn academic credit on the job, make money, develop those job-ready skills employers are looking for, and develop the foundation for a very successful career in whatever area your choose. Additionally, we have many student clubs and chapters on campus, including the Business Students Society and ENACTUS. With these and other endeavours available, you will have ample opportunity not only to study what you enjoy, but also have the ability to widen your horizon, meet many new people and business leaders, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

We hope you seriously consider joining our ever-growing and culturally diverse student cohort and look forward to having you reach your full potential with the help and guidance of our outstanding faculty members and support staff. You cannot go wrong with the UPEI Faculty of Business! Take the next step towards realizing your personal and career goals and find out more about our exciting program at the UPEI Faculty of Business.

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Tarek Mady
Dean (Interim), UPEI Faculty of Business
deanbusiness@upei.ca