TRU
Business and Economics

About Our School

The School of Business and Economics has dedicated itself to the design and delivery of quality educational programs that are “global in perspective, accessible in design” and enable learners to achieve their full potential either in the workplace or further academic study.

The School has evolved over the past 35 years. Starting out as part of a community college, the School now spans the globe with programs and alumni. We have not abandoned our roots and still offer certificate and diploma programs. Yet at the same time we are at the forefront of Canadian business education with the most flexible MBA in Canada being offered through on-line, on-campus or blended delivery on a full or part-time basis.

We view accreditation and the accreditation process as a validation of our quality. Self-reflection coupled with a rigorous external review process is strengthening our commitment to continuous improvement as we pursue both school and institutional accreditation.

Directed by a passion for teaching, learning and scholarship, our faculty change the lives of our students — one student at a time. Whether adopting new technologies for on-line learning or involving students in industry research projects, our faculty is active in creating new and innovative teaching experiences. At the our core identity is the provision of a supportive and engaging learning environment, seen outside the classroom, in the hallways, field trips, case competitions and student events.

We are extremely proud of our students — how they respond to us and we to them. Our students come from across Canada and around the world. With over 80 countries represented in our student body, an international experience is an everyday event. Friends, future business partners and colleagues, and tomorrow’s leaders of world economy are created here.

Although we are based in Kamloops, our reach is far. We graduate over 200 students a year with our partner universities in China. As an institution, we are the academic credit bank for British Columbia, allowing academic credits earned at other non-public institutions or through work or life experiences to be compiled into one TRU credential. We are the BC leader in on-line learning, where our students can earn business certificate, diplomas, degrees and an MBA. We are an open access institution, creating pathways for all students regardless of academic background. We are proud of our brand “global in perspective, accessible in design.”