I.H. Asper School of Business
Faculty of Management
Section 2: Business Education
The undergraduate degree of the I.H. Asper School of Business, the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), is designed to provide a broad-based general business education with an opportunity to specialize in one or two of the 13 majors available to undergraduate students.
Education for business had its origin at the University of Manitoba during the First World War when a series of short courses were offered in the evening for business people. By 1937, the Department of Commerce was created in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the first graduates received their Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1940. Since then, the unit has undergone many transitions, changing its status to the School of Commerce in 1950, to the Faculty of Commerce in 1970, to the Faculty of Administrative Studies in 1972, to the Faculty of Management in 1986, and to its current name, the I.H. Asper School of Business in 2000.
In 1999, the Asper School of Business received accreditation from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This prestigious recognition affirms the faculty's commitment to the continuous improvement of its courses and programs. The mission of the Asper School of Business is to provide management education in Manitoba by creating and disseminating leading edge knowledge and developing skills relevant to current and future managers in organizations operating in a global environment.