Global in perspective. Accessible by design.

Opportunity is calling. The TRU School of Business and Economics will prepare you to answer. From entry-level certificates to master’s degrees, and many major, minor and specialization options, you can customize your business education to suit your goals.

School of Business and Economics

Master of Business Administration

Everyone’s goals are different. Our MBA is different, too. If you want to follow your entrepreneurial instincts, specialize through research, skip the thesis or embrace it, you can make our MBA your own.

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Master's Degrees in Environmental Economics and Management

Worldwide economic growth is rapid and, as a result, there is an urgent global need for management practices that balance economic demands with sustainability.

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Bachelor of Business Administration

The BBA provides students with a demanding and engaging learning experience. Start with a strong grounding in the humanities and social sciences as well as the core business or business-related subjects.

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Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas

Of interest to students who have a non-business degree, and who want to return to university for one or two years to acquire a specialty in a functional area of business in order to enhance their employment opportunities.

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TRU MBA team at the BC MBA Games

SoBE wins first place at BC MBA games

On Oct. 25-27, the TRU MBA team competed against four other teams at the UBC Sauder School of Business.

Dylan Salviati with Office Managing Partner, Kamloops- Starr Carson and Accessibility Experiential Learning Coordinator, Jennifer Mei

Breaking down barriers: A story of courage, determination and success

Thompson Rivers University co-op student Dylan Salviati recently accepted a full-time position as a junior accountant with KPMG.

Kamloops This Week: Miron stresses importance of weathering failure in achieving business success

Adam Miron named Entrepreneur in Residence at Thompson Rivers University School of Business and Economics.

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Riley Martin
I really appreciate the incredible diversity of the students and faculty—the depth and perspective in discussions and experiences across all courses added so much value to my projects and overall degree. Riley Martin, 2017 MBA graduate
Sophia de Zeeuw
TRU’s intimate class sizes have provided me with an enriching, personal educational experience. Not only have my professors been able to support me with one-on-one guidance, but they have become my mentors and have even offered me research and employment opportunities. Sophia de Zeeuw, marketing major

Katie Doherty
Choosing TRU was the best decision I could have made. Not only did the professors want to see me succeed, they encouraged me to take advantage of all the opportunities TRU had to offer, which really helped me differentiate myself in my post grad job search. Katie Doherty, 2017 BBA graduate with double major in marketing and international business
Yash Thakker
With the diversity at TRU—students and faculty from all over the world, associating their experiences with what we are taught and sharing stories, we received this amazing holistic perspective of a global business mind- and skillset. Yash Thakker, 2017 MBA graduate

Options for Indigenous students

The TRU School of Business and Economics is committed to expanding educational opportunities for Indigenous students through programs relating to First Nations governance; improved laddering opportunities; and enhanced student support.

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Business Events

MBA & BBA Pitch Challenge

  Date: November 28, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre - Mountain Room

MBA and BBA students have five minutes to pitch their ventureideas to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs from Kamloops and across Canada.


TRU Job Fair 2020

  Date: March 5, 10:00am - 3:00pm
  Location: Campus Activity Centre

This is the largest job fair held at a college or university in the BC Interior, and one of the largest in the province.


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Questions? Phone one of our program assistants at 250-371-5803 or 250-828-5060 or send email to sobe@tru.ca.