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Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics

The Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics was unveiled Feb. 17, 2022 and named in honour of a Canadian entrepreneur and philanthropist with deep Kamloops roots and a family legacy grounded in community service. Connecting the British Columbia Interior to the world through experiential education and high-quality research, TRU and Bob Gaglardi champion a game-changing business education. Ethical business leaders start here. Learn More

Change your future or change the world. Which path will you choose?

The Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics offers flexible programs for new and returning students. Explore interest areas, conduct research on a specific issue or complement your education in another program with applicable business theory and skills — we’re here to support your growth.


Trevor Tessier with his wife and son

National think tank selects TRU alum

Trevor Tessier (RT ’15, MBA ’18) has joined a leadership program that brings outstanding young Canadians together to tackle national issues.

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Interview with a Gaglardi Student Ambassador

Gaglardi Student Associate Shirlene Ndenga shares her experience in the role.

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Thompson Rivers University campuses are on the traditional lands of the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops campus) and the T’exelc (Williams Lake campus) within Secwépemc'ulucw, the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc. Our region also extends into the territories of the St’át’imc, Nlaka’pamux, Nuxalk, Tŝilhqot'in, Dakelh, and Syilx peoples.

Eight reasons to choose Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics

Flexible programs cater to your interests, offered in-person or online

Small class sizes allow for more one-on-one time with your teachers

Events, clubs and community engagement opportunities to help you build your network

A truly international experience with over 100 countries represented in our student body

Learn from award-winning research faculty

Awards and grants to help fund your education and passion

We are committed to Indigenization and providing more opportunities for Indigenous students

Study in Kamloops, on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc, surrounded by nature and everything you need

What our alumni say

Success Stories Podcast

Alumni talk about their careers and give advice to students.

Canyon Sinclair
I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I had many oportunities on campus, largely thanks to the small classes. The connections you make can propel you into whatever future you want if you put in an honest effort and work hard. Canyon Sinclair, 2021 Bachelor of Business Administration graduate
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


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