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Imagine a place where you can make a difference. A path to innovation, empowerment and potential. A journey of meaningful engagement within industry, community, and around the world. Inspired. Empowered. Ready.

Why study business at Capilano University?

A business degree is one of the most versatile qualifications you can earn, creating opportunities across all sectors of the economy. You'll build strengths in critical thinking, leadership and teamwork and hone your communication skills.

At CapU's School of Business you’ll receive a thorough and practical business education with a focus on the interdependence of business and society. You’ll be able to make a difference in your future organization, your community or even through your own business.

You can choose to specialize in an industry-driven concentration or build your own skill set through our general BBA. Concentration choices include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Information Management and Analytics
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources
  • International Business and Logistics
  • Marketing

You’ll learn in small-sized classes led by instructors with real-world experience, diving in to case studies and real-life problem solving, with additional opportunities to gain experience through clubs, competitions, internships, work experience terms, study abroad and field schools.

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. CapU programs in the School of Business are ACBSP accredited.

Further your education 

We offer a range of certificate, diploma and bachelor programs along with post-graduate programs.

Many of our programs ladder from one to the next. After completing each level, you may enter directly into the next level program to gain additional qualifications – or you may opt to go straight into the workplace. The choice is yours.

School of Business Purpose

To inspire and empower a new generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and life-long learners. Equip them with relevant, practice-based business skills and transformational learning experiences. Ready them to be bold, build exciting futures and change the world.

School of Business programs

CapU's School of Business offers a range of choices at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Undergraduate programs

You can apply directly to complete a four-year bachelor degree, or you may choose to ladder into the program from a one-year certificate or two-year diploma in Business Administration.

Post-graduate programs

Already have a degree and looking for a post-graduate program? Check out our post-baccalaureate programs.

Our North American Business Management programs are designed to give international students and new Canadians an in-depth knowledge of the North American business management culture.

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model.

ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment.

Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

The following business programs at Capilano University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Concentration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing Concentration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Human Resources Concentration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Financial Planning Concentration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business and Logistics Concentration
  • Business Administration Diploma

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. CapU programs in the School of Business are ACBSP accredited.

Student outcomes

Student outcomes assessment is a threshold standard for ACBSP accreditation and an integral part of the quality assurance initiatives in the Capilano School of Business. Following are some of the reported outcomes for each of our accredited programs.

Student opportunities 

Join an association, enter a case competition or study abroad – and enrich your education while you do. Looking for ways you can gain work experience during your academic program or once you graduate? You'll find that here too.

Valuable work experience

CapU Business students can get hands-on experience in the workplace as part of their program. Through our new internship (part-time) and work experience terms (full-time, similar to a co-op), as well as our long-standing practicum programs, our students solve real world problems, engage in professional experiences and contribute to local businesses and communities – all while earning academic credit.

CapU also welcomes experienced learners seeking to continue their education. With our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, you can earn academic credit towards your degree based upon your past work experience.

The Career Development Centre offers regular workshops on topics such as job search skills, building a strong cover letter and resume, and how to interview.

You won’t just learn about business here, you'll also develop the skills to help start your career. The professional team at the CDC is there to assist you as you move into the professional world. Explore full-time job opportunities for students on CapU’s Employment page.

Business student associations and clubs

Joining a student association or club gives you an opportunity to connect with your peers and forge relationships, and to learn and meet industry leaders through organized networking and social events.

Students can apply the skills learned in class, develop leadership skills or pursue aspects of business you haven’t covered yet in class.

Getting involved with CapU’s business student clubs and associations means you’re building your network right from the get-go — and having fun while you’re at it.

Current associations and clubs

Case competitions

Participating in an intercollegiate competition is a memorable and rewarding experience. Competitions often provide the most hands-on, realistic simulations of what it would be like to take on a specific role in a business.

Case competitions are also an opportunity to meet and interact with the companies associated with the competition as you progress through each stage. This is a unique networking experience where you may have the opportunity to gather feedback on the work you’ve done on the case.

Competitions are often run by employers who are seeking enthusiastic and driven candidates, either for internships or full-time, entry-level positions. You can also earn academic credit for participating through our specialised course, BADM 350 Business Competitions.

With CapU’s experience and expertise in the field, you too can become part of a winning team!

Study abroad

Expand your horizons, see the world from a new perspective, learn about a new culture and grow as an individual. You can do all this while studying abroad.  

Besides enhancing your resume, studying abroad shows that you embrace diversity and have the confidence to try something new — setting you apart in an increasingly global job market. Plus, students who study abroad make international friends, get to see the world and have a lot of fun.

Visit the Study Abroad page to learn about CapU's programs.

Student resources

The School of Business offers many student events and resources to ensure our students' success in business. Networking events like Creating Connections give you a chance to develop your skills and grow your network. Student business cards are available to order through the department (email busadmin@capilanou.ca for details).

Our business instructors are available for regular coaching hours. Students get the chance to discuss course questions and receive support from the faculty teaching them.

Additional learning support is available for all CapU students. Check out the Learning Commons – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and build new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

Alex (Yiyang) Zhang
DDA, School of Business
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3054
Cedar Building, room CE333E
yiyangzhang3@capilanou.ca
Allen Zhu
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 984 4918 ext. 4918
Cedar Building, room CE336
azhu@capilanou.ca
Amir-hassan Ghaseminejad-tafreshi B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3468
Cedar Building, room CE366
aghasemi@capilanou.ca
Andrea Eby BPE, MPE
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3596
Cedar Building, room CE380A
aeby@capilanou.ca
Andrew Steed
Instructor; School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2044
Cedar Building, room CE308
andrewsteed@capilanou.ca
Ann-Marie Cederholm
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 2379
Cedar Building, room CE360
acederho@capilanou.ca
Anna Thanh
DDA 1
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3042
Cedar Building, room CE306
annathanh@capilanou.ca
Azita Shafai
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 7168
Cedar Building, room CE333B
azitashafai@capilanou.ca
Carmen Bruno
Intructor
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3183
Cedar Building, room CE308
carmenbruno@capilanou.ca
Carolyn Stern B.Comm., B.Ed., PBD Pr.Ed., PBD IBUS, MA
Instructor School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2360
Cedar Building, room CE333A
cstern@capilanou.ca
Christine Sjolander BBA, M.Sc., Ed.D.
Instructor, Vice Chair Academic
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3639
Cedar Building, room CE311
christinesjolander@capilanou.ca
Curt Walker
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3556
cwalker@capilanou.ca
Cyri Jones
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 984 1788 ext. 1788
Cedar Building, room CE333g
djones2@capilanou.ca
Daniel Yasinski
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 2005
Cedar Building, room CE342a
dyasinsk@capilanou.ca
Danielle Wilson
Instructor
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3122
Cedar Building, room CE333C
daniellewilson2@capilanou.ca
Darcie Hillebrand
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2296
Cedar Building, room CE333D
dhillebr@capilanou.ca
David Amos B.Comm., MBA
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 7167
Cedar Building, room CE363
davidamos@capilanou.ca
David Kuch B.Comm. (Hons), MBA
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2465
Cedar Building, room CE308
davidkuch@capilanou.ca
David McMichael
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 984 4960 ext. 4960
Cedar Building, room CE380b
dmcmicha@capilanou.ca
Dennis Silvestrone
Professional Studies, Dean, Faculty of Business and
School of Business

604 984 4988 ext. 4988
Cedar Building, room CE372A
dennissilvestrone@capilanou.ca
Enrique Arce Gonzalez CPA-CMA, CPHR, BBA, MBA
Instructor, Intructor
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 7342
Cedar Building, room CE338
enriquearcegonzalez@capilanou.ca
Erin Robinson
Instructor, Vice Chair Administration
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 2110
Cedar Building, room CE315
erinrobinson@capilanou.ca
Francisco Nogueira
Instrutor, HR Coordinator
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2037
Cedar Building, room CE367
francisconogueira@capilanou.ca
Frank Dixon B.Comm. (Hons), MBA
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7471
Cedar Building, room CE333g
bdixon@capilanou.ca
Gerrie Waugh
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 2368
Cedar Building, room CE372
gwaugh@capilanou.ca
Gueorgui (George) Nikolov M.Sc., PhD
Emergency Floor Warden Cedar, Instructor
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Business
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3480
Cedar Building, room CE362
gnikolov@capilanou.ca
Houman (Sasha) Sanandaji MBA
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 2406
Cedar Building, room CE243
houmansanandaji@capilanou.ca
Iana Dokuchaeva
MoveUP Local Staff Rep. (Job Steward), Employer Engagement and Outreach Liaison
MoveUP Union Office
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3554
Cedar Building, room CE306
ianadokuchaeva@capilanou.ca
Imran Tanveer
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3664
Cedar Building, room CE333D
muhammadtanveer@capilanou.ca
Ivan Surjanovic
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 2055
Cedar Building, room CE335
isurjano@capilanou.ca
Jacqueline Clarke B.Comm., MBA
Instructor
School of Tourism Management
School of Business
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3458
Cedar Building, room CE227
jclarke@capilanou.ca
Jane Raycraft
Instructor
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Tourism Management
School of Outdoor Recreation Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2362
Cedar Building, room CE360
jraycraf@capilanou.ca
Joanna Cook AA, BA, MBA
Instructor, Operations Convenor
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2117
Cedar Building, room CE315
joannacook@capilanou.ca
Joanne Charley
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 990 7811 ext. 7811
jcharley@capilanou.ca
Joey Sarreal
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 990 7814 ext. 7814
Cedar Building, room CE359
jsarreal@capilanou.ca
John Molendyk
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 990 7913 ext. 7913
Cedar Building, room CE310
jmolendy@capilanou.ca
Juanita Lohmeyer B.Sc. (Hons), PMP, MBA, CPA, CMA
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3529
juanitalohmeyer@capilanou.ca
Judith Watson
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 2345
Cedar Building, room CE312
jwatson@capilanou.ca
Karen Okun
Instr., Applied Business Unit & CMNS
School of Business
School of Communication
Applied Business Unit
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3444
Cedar Building, room CE333F
kokun@capilanou.ca
Kathryn Taft
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 2353
Cedar Building, room CE365
ktaft@capilanou.ca
Kelsey Buyer
DDA, School of Business
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3093
Cedar Building, room CE306
kelseybuyer@capilanou.ca
Kola Ilesanmi
Instructor; School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2038
kolawoleilesanmi@capilanou.ca
Laurie Prange (Prange-Martin) CPHR, BA, MLIS, M.Ed., PhD Candidate
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3587
Cedar Building, room CE333C
laurieprangemartin@capilanou.ca
Leigh Oikawa
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2303
Cedar Building, room CE333A
oikawaleigh@capilanou.ca
Leigha Nevay
Instructor; School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2027
Cedar Building, room CE361
leighanevay@capilanou.ca
Lindsay Lawler
Instructor
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3077
lindsaylawler@capilanou.ca
Lloyd Michaels
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 2344
Cedar Building, room CE368
lmichael@capilanou.ca
Luis Fernando Villalba B.Sc., MA, MAT, MDL, EdD, PhD
Instructor
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2041
Cedar Building, room CE380D
lvillalb@capilanou.ca
Majid Raja
Instructor
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3416
majidraja@capilanou.ca
Mary Charleson BA (Hons), MBA
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7285
Cedar Building, room CE335
marycharleson@capilanou.ca
Matthew Lockert
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3541
Cedar Building, room CE 333C
matthewlockert@capilanou.ca
Michael Begg
Instructor, Paralegal Prog/School of Bus, CFA Membership, Cmns, & Committees Officer
Capilano University Faculty Association
School of Business
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3573
Fir Building, room FR514
mbegg@capilanou.ca
Michael Molson
Instructor, Legal Admin
School of Business
School of Legal Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7284
Cedar Building, room CE326
michaelmolson2@capilanou.ca
Mitra Kiamanesh M.Arch, MASA, B.Arch
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 984 1793 ext. 1793
Cedar Building, room CE313
mkiamane@capilanou.ca
Morna Fraser
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2522
Cedar Building, room CE335
mornafraser@capilanou.ca
Nancy Nowlan
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 990 7840 ext. 7840
Cedar Building, room CE368
nnowlan@capilanou.ca
Natasha Mrkic-Subotic MBA, EdD
Instructor
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3047
Cedar Building, room CE333D
nmrkic@capilanou.ca
Neil Mathur
Faculty, School of Buisness
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3607
Cedar Building, room CE333g
neilmathur@capilanou.ca
Noel Genoway
Instr., Business/Tourism/Outdoor Rec., Emergency Floor Warden Cedar
School of Business
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2565
Cedar Building, room CE363
ngenoway@capilanou.ca
Noriko Cool
DDA1
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 990 7939 ext. 7939
Fir Building, room FR502
norikocool@capilanou.ca
Peter James Holden BA, MBA, LLB
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 7163
pholden@capilanou.ca
Richard Hill
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3470
Cedar Building, room CE369
rhill2@capilanou.ca
Rieghardt van Enter
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2109
rvanenter@capilanou.ca
Robert Thomson
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2520
Cedar Building, room CE370
robertthomson3@capilanou.ca
Robin Furby BA (Hons), M.Sc.
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Capilano University Faculty Association
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3437
Cedar Building, room CE337
rfurby@capilanou.ca
Ronald Wong
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3481
Cedar Building, room CE380b
ronaldwong2@capilanou.ca
Shafik Bhalloo
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7162
Cedar Building, room CE370
shafikbhalloo@capilanou.ca
Shelley Quarles
Instructor
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business
Business Online Unit
Applied Business Unit

604 986 1911 ext. 2366
Cedar Building, room CE333C
squarles@capilanou.ca
Shiva Gol Tabaghi B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 3486
Cedar Building, room CE363
shivagoltabaghi@capilanou.ca
Shiyi Chen
DDA, School of Business
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3188
Cedar Building, room CE342
shiyichen@capilanou.ca
Susan Romeo-Gilbert BSc, MSc
Instructor, School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7346
Cedar Building, room CE342a
susanromeogilbert@capilanou.ca
Sze-Ching Yip
Instructor
School of Business
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3571
Cedar Building, room CE352
syip@capilanou.ca
Tammy Towill FCPA, FCMA, MBA, MA (in progress)
Chair, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 983 7554 ext. 7554
Cedar Building, room CE314
ttowill@capilanou.ca
Todd Newfield B.Comm., M.Sc. JBS, JMP
Instructor, School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 983 7557 ext. 7557
Cedar Building, room CE369
tnewfiel@capilanou.ca
Victor Law
Instructor; School of Business
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2051
victorlaw@capilanou.ca
Vnit Nath
Instructor, School of Buisness
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Business

604 986 1911 ext. 3654
Cedar Building, room CE335
vnitnath@capilanou.ca

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