Our Story

Since 2005, we have remained devoted to teaching excellence, creating community partnerships and conducting research that can be utilized in the Okanagan and beyond.

Our teaching and learning are focused on community-engaged research and management knowledge that empowers people to lead economic and social activity in internationally connected, rapidly changing and fast-developing regions.

We strive to create an impact in the world by answering tough questions and providing solutions that can be implemented across diverse organizations. We believe that experiential education is a critical component to innovative learning experiences and we strive to consistently build connections and collaborations with community partners to enrich the student experience on all levels within the faculty.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to help students understand organizations from multiple perspectives and uncover innovative solutions and strategies that will have a positive impact on the world. As a management faculty, we generate opportunities to redefine leadership and inspire new thinking about management in today’s globally connected, fast-paced environment.     

Our People

We are passionately committed to making a unique contribution to UBC’s reputation as among the top 20 public universities in the world. We attract renowned faculty from all over the globe who bring expertise in teaching and research from across a broad range of disciplines that keep us at the forefront of discovery and learning.

Our students, faculty, and staff all contribute to delivering an exceptional learning environment that welcomes diverse thinking, multidisciplinary perspectives, and productive collaborations within and outside our community.


Message from Dean Sandy Hilton

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Strategic Focus

Our strategic focus is on developing a supportive and stimulating research culture, with strong community engagement. We embrace opportunities to work with organizations, and offer experiential learning opportunities with flexible programming for our students.