Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate
The Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate (ABAC) is a two-year direct-entry program for self-identified Aboriginal students. ABAC is designed to provide programming for those Aboriginal students who do not meet the admission criteria for direct admission or transfer admission to the undergraduate program and for those Aboriginal students who wish to obtain a certificate in business but who do not want to study in a four-year degree program.
Upon successful completion, students may choose to apply to the Bachelor of Commerce degree program during the regular application period. Students in good standing who have met ABAC program standards will be automatically admitted to the B.Comm degree program.
- COMM 204: Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to the marketing concept in business. Business activities are analyzed from the point of view of recognition, stimulation and satisfaction of consumer demand.
- COMM 306: Business Decision Making II
Decision making in contemporary organizations is simultaneously impacted by a complex mingling of external policies - from both the private and public sectors - across the local, provincial, national and increasingly international levels. Therefore, this Policy Analysis course introduces students to strategic management frameworks for policy analysis that will assist them in understanding the impact that external policies have upon organizational decision making.
- COMM 347: Aboriginal Business in Canada
Examines the cultural and historical development of Aboriginal business and analyzes issues at the local, national and global levels. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal corporate strategies will be compared and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business partnerships explored.
- The program allows Aboriginal students to study business education at the Edwards School of Business while concurrently mastering gaps in their high school preparation.
- The program incorporates significant student success activities designed to assist students with their transition to studying business in a Canadian University setting. Students who successfully complete all the requirements of the ABAC program will earn an Aboriginal Business Administration Certificate of Proficiency from the Edwards School of Business.
- Upon successful completion, students may choose to apply to the Bachelor of Commerce degree program. Students in good standing who have met ABAC program standards will be automatically admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce degree program.
- The ABAC Program may be used as a bridging program for those Aboriginal students who already possess an undergraduate degree, but are not fully academically qualified for graduate admission but who wish to pursue an MBA at the Edwards School of Business.