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TWU School of Business ranked number one for education quality

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Trinity Western University’s School of Business is ranked the number one business program in Canada, in its size category, according to The Globe and Mail 2011 Canadian University Report.

What makes the School’s education so good? “As a Christian institution we want to develop the whole student – in the classroom and in the marketplace,” says Andrea Soberg, Dean of the School of Business. TWU’s School of Business programming is built on a values-based curriculum with a strong focus on relationships.

Christian leadership and ethics provide the foundational structure of the program. MBA student and Fraser Valley business owner, Jerry Braun, applied corporate social responsibility to his business based on an idea that came from working in classes with MBA Director, Murray MacTavish, Ph.D.

“The principle of tithing [was applied] in relation to business – how businesses should probably give a percentage of the profits they earn back to the community,” says Braun. When customers buy a heater or air conditioner from his Abbotsford business he donates a percentage of the profits toward micro-loans for businesses in the developing world.

Additionally, mentoring relationships are “one of the big gifts that TWU gives to its students,” says Larry Nelson, who sits on the Leadership Advisory Council for the School of Business and is a founding mentor in the Mentorship Program. This year’s group of 43 mentors including the Director of Public Affairs for Canada Place and other CEO’s and COO’s from the Metro Vancouver area will meet with third and fourth year students four times over the course of the semester.

“We need trusted advisors – to leverage the experiences and the wins of those who have been there,” says Jean Paul Grenier, ’04 finance alumnus. Grenier is in the sixth-year of his mentor relationship that began in the program – they still meet once a week and now he is a mentor to new students.

The School of Business offers a bachelor of business administration, bachelor of arts with a major in business administration, bachelor of arts in corporate communication, and bachelor of arts in sport and leisure management. On the graduate side, the School’s MBA program offers three specializations in management of the growing enterprise, non-profit and charitable organizations, and international business.

For more information on TWU School of Business, visit: www.twu.ca/business

For more information on the School of Business Mentoring Program, visit: www.twu.ca/academics/business/features/mentor

  • Last Updated on April 6th, 2011 at 11:44am
  • Author: Jennifer Watton
  • Email: media@twu.ca
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