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Haskayne School of Business

Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Established 1967
Type Public
Dean Dr. Jim Dewald
Admin. staff 144
Undergraduates 2,430
Postgraduates 424
Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Haskayne School of Business is the University of Calgary's business school, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is named after Richard F. Haskayne, who gave one of the largest endowments to a business school in Canada.[1] The school offers undergraduate, masters, and PhD degrees, as well as executive education programs. In 2009 Corporate Knights Magazine ranked the school 2nd in Canada for integrating sustainability into the school.[2]


Originally founded as the Faculty of Management in 1967, the school was later renamed in honour of Richard F. Haskayne in 2002. In 1986, the faculty moved into the newly constructed Scurfield Hall, which was the result of donations made by Ralph Scurfield, his family, and Nu-West Group of Companies.[3]



The Haskayne School of Business offers four year International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Personal Financial Planning, Petroleum and Land Management, Risk Management and Insurance, Risk Management: Insurance and Finance, Supply Chain Management, Tourism Management, and Tourism Management & Marketing.

A BComm Cooperative Education program is available, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in their field prior to graduating.

MBA / Executive MBA

The Haskayne School of Business offers full and part-time MBA programs. In 2009 the Financial Times ranked the Haskayne Executive MBA program 36th overall in the world, 4th in Canada.[4]

Global Energy Executive MBA

The Global Energy Executive MBA is a joint initiative of the Haskayne School of Business and IHS-Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Announced in 2010, the program was rolled out with a $1 million donation from school namesake Richard Haskayne along with local sponsorship from Calgary-based energy firms. University president Elizabeth Cannon outlined that the program will "develop responsible and responsive energy sector leaders by using an innovative teaching model that combines experiential learning and problem solving with personal leadership development.[5]

The unique program consists of five interactive learning modules completed around the world. Modules are located in Calgary, the United States, and London, with another module located in either the Middle East or Asia. The 16-month program is set to launch in April 2012, with initial enrollment set at 40 students.[6] The program curriculum will focus on energy-specific issues, such as project finance, climate change & sustainable development, and sovereign & geopolitical challenges.

Rankings and Reputation


  • In the annual Corporate Knights sustainability rankings, the Haskayne School of Business is recognized for their commitment to sustainable education. In the 2010 Rankings, the school's undergraduate program placed a close third nationally with a 73.4% score, and the graduate program placed second with an 83.7% score.[7]
  • In 2010, The Economist ranked Haskayne's MBA program 3rd within Canada, 43rd in North America, and 82nd worldwide.[8]
  • In the 2011 Aspen Institute "Beyond Grey Pinstripes" rankings, the Haskayne MBA was ranked 35th in the world's top-100 business programs (up from 51st in 2010), and #3 in Canada.[9]

Queen's University ICBC

The Haskayne School of Business has for years dominated the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (I.C.B.C), hosted annually by Queen's University. For much of the competition's history, teams representing Haskayne have come out on top by winning first place in the majority of the competition's case study categories, which include accounting, business policy, debate, ethics, finance, human resources, marketing, and MIS, with the Haskayne School having won more than twice the competitions that the host school, and closest rival Queen's University has won. Many notable Haskayne alumni have competed as members of its ICBC teams including Naheed Nenshi and Gary Mar.[10]

Jeux du Commerce West

In 2011, the Haskayne School of Business sent their first ever team to Jeux du Commerce West (JDCW), a regional business competition held in rotating host schools within Western Canada. This competition offers a wide variety of competitions ranging from sport, to debate, to academic cases and includes a major charity component. In 2011, with a half delegation, the Business Strategy case team won second place, marking the team’s entry into the competition. Following, in 2012, Haskayne sent a full delegation to the event, securing a total of 10 medals and third place as "Faculty of the Year."

Haskayne Alumni

Notable Alumni

With more than 18,000 total graduates, there are a number of notable members in the Haskayne School of Business Alumni Chapter. These include a number of corporate presidents and CEOs, political commentators, and the current Mayor of the City of Calgary, 1993 Bachelor of Commerce graduate Naheed Nenshi.

Management Alumni Excellence Award

Established in the year 2000, the Management Alumni Excellence (MAX) Award recognizes the personal successes of Alumni who have made significant contributions to the Haskayne School of Business and the community at large. Of the aforementioned 18,000 alumni, 13 have been given this honor.[11]

Research Centres

  • Canadian Centre for Advanced Leadership in Business
  • Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Centre for the Digital Economy (CDE)
  • Centre for Public Interest Accounting (CPIA)
  • Informatics Research Centre (iRC)
  • Risk Studies Centre (RSC)
  • International Resources Industries and Sustainability Centre (IRIS)
  • Calgary Centre for Research in Finance (CCRF)
  • World Tourism Education & Research Centre (WTERC)


  1. ^ "Haskayne donating millions to U of C business school".  
  2. ^ "Knight Schools ranking of Canadian Business Schools released".  
  3. ^ "About Haskayne".  
  4. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times".  
  5. ^ "IHS and University of Calgary launch innovative Global Energy Executive MBA".  
  6. ^ Yedlin, Deborah (9 July 2011). "U of C leads with energy MBA". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Results: all programs".  
  8. ^ "Haskayne MBA makes Top 100 in The Economist rankings".  
  9. ^ "Ranking: The Global 100". The  
  10. ^ Pitts, Gordon (9 December 2009). "Dr. Bob, Calgary's king of competitive case study".  
  11. ^ a b c d "Previous MAX Winners".  
  12. ^ Prior, Shannon. "Introducing our new CEO: Gary Kovacs".  
  13. ^ a b TransCanada Profile.
  14. ^ "Congratulations alumnus and Mayor-elect, Naheed Nenshi".  
  15. ^ "Dragons' Den".  

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