Welcome to the School of Business at Nipissing University
If you want to prepare for a career, and life in general, Nipissing’s School of Business offers a number of programs with flexible delivery options. We provide a wholesome approach to learning that gives you more than a degree. Along with core business knowledge, you will develop professional and social skills. The program’s combination of theoretical background, practical skills, real experience, and techniques to hone independent thinking and problem solving skills will give you an advantage and a better chance of success in a competitive market.
Choose the program that's right for you...
At the North Bay Campus
Students choose Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario because of its friendly community and commitment to providing one of the best undergraduate student experiences in Canada.
At a College Partner Campus
Nipissing has partnerships with Algonquin, Centennial, Lambton and St. Clair Colleges and offers degree completion programs for their graduates of a 3-year advanced diploma in business. Fast track completion of a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a blend of online coursework and classes at a partner college campus.
We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and experiences. If you are a graduate of post-secondary education, a working professional with a CAFM or CGA designation, new comer to Canada or someone who has graduated from high school and want to earn a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BComm), this pathway is for you.
Post-Baccalaureate Diplomas and Certificates
The School of Business offers a series of certificates and diplomas to meet the needs of students wishing to learn about business in shorter periods of time compared to a typical degree program. Click here for more information.
The School of Business BBA Co-op Program is an integrated approach to university education that enables students to alternate academic terms on campus with work terms in suitable employment. The success of such programs is founded on the principle that students can apply theoretical knowledge from course studies in the workplace and return to the classroom with practical workplace experience.
The iLEAD Program offers unique ways to Learn through Experience, Action and Discovery while earning credits toward your business degree. The program is designed to help you gain valuable and relevant work experience through activities such as directed studies, writing an honours thesis, participating in workplace internships or studying overseas. The iLEAD program allows your learning to transcend the classroom so you can hone your personal and professional skills and realize success in all facets of your life.
ADMN-4346 Field-Based Consulting Project (iLEAD)
iLEAD Germany Expedition
Gain international work experience with a global brand (e.g. ADIDAS, PUMA) through this unique partnership with Ohio University and the University of Bayreuth. Students work in cross-cultural teams and apply their creative minds to solve a problem posed by the client organization. The iLEAD Germany Expedition is a two week consulting project, usually in late May and early June, and offers opportunities to explore the local Bavarian culture. This three-credit course includes pre-departure preparation meetings in the Winter term ahead of the Spring term travel.
Watch the video to see what our students have to say about the experience.
ADMN-3336 Special Projects (iLEAD)
iLEAD Jamaica Expedition
For the past several years, faculty and students from the School of Business have been visiting Jamaica during the winter reading week to volunteer with small businesses engaged in sustainable tourism or community development. The students apply their skills, knowledge, and talents to identify challenges faced by the business and provide the business with solutions and recommendations. This three-credit course includes pre-departure preparation meetings during the Winter term.
- Nipissing Business Challenge
- Stock Market Game
- Accounting Preparation Quiz
School of Business Mentorship Program
Navigating your post-secondary experience can be challenging with many uncertainties and stressful demands. This is also an incredible time filled with exciting opportunities and possibilities. The School of Business mentorship program is designed to support students through this journey by facilitating connections between current students and alumni.
We are proud of our graduates as they develop and excel in their chosen careers and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways. We are also appreciative of their willingness to give back to our program and offer guidance to current students.
There are no formal demands or requirements to participate in this program. Current students will be given access to the profiles and contact information of participating alumni. They are then invited to reach out to any of our mentors as needed with any questions relating to school, business, industry, careers, etc.
It is never too soon to start building your professional network and learning from the insights and experiences of others. Lakers are proud to support one another as we offer our students more than a degree!
If you would like to participate in the School of Business Mentorship, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our Mentors
"School is what you make of it. If you want it to be a helpful, impactful experience, allow it to be so. Do everything in your power to make sure that you understand what you're learning, and how they may impact your career and life in the future. Meet people, ask questions and truly learn as much as you can about yourself. You won't regret it!"
Tarryn SkuyAssistant Manager Digital Marketing & Founder of My Celiac Life
"As a Nipissing Alumnae, I want to share my educational experience with prospective and current students. I want to provide guidance and advice to business students and encourage them to set goals and create opportunities."
Traci MalkowskiHuman Resources Generalist - Health, Safety & Wellness
“I graduated from the BBA Honours Marketing class of 2018. I want to be a part of the mentorship program to give back to the school community that has given so much to me. The peers and mentors that I have had throughout my education have helped me develop into the business professional that I am today. I always learn the most from professors and peers with experience in their respective field and I am eager to share my experience from the financial services world.”
Lyndon SonegoBanking Advisor
“Through the School of Business Mentorship Program, I look forward to the opportunity to help students who are approaching graduation or starting to think about their future career! I can share my knowledge of exiting opportunities that exist within the marketing industry and also different ways to help recent graduates transition into the workforce and succeed in their chosen field.”
Mike DupelleClient Service Director
“I look forward to meeting students who are looking to explore the opportunities available in the region both during their time as a Nipissing student and after graduation. I want to share my educational and experiential experiences which have laid the groundwork for me to be where I am today. Through my current role, I have established a network of professional contacts which I would be happy to connect students with to assist them in reaching their personal and professional goals!”
Emily RyanResearch, Metrics and Outreach Manager
“I want to help students who are looking to understand how to bridge the gap between education and industry. I was very fortunate to have had incredible support/mentorship throughout my time at Nipissing and I look forward to giving back to a community which helped me get to where I am today.”
Andrew McWigganVice President, Levis Media Inc. & Levis Technologies Inc.
“I would love to share my experience as an international student at Nipissing university with prospective and current students. Through this mentorship program, I also look forward to providing guidance to current students who are looking for career opportunities before or after graduation in finance industry”
Anuka MeegamaManager, Customer Experience
“I owe a lot of my success today to my education at Nipissing and I wish to guide current and prospective students as a result. I have a keen interest in seeing future graduates achieve their own unique success stories upon graduation.”
Jesse Davis, CPAComputer Audit Specialist
Act Now! Connect with our Job Ready Grads
Take advantage of the School of Business Job Ready Program, which makes it easier for organizations to connect with our skilled business graduates equipped with knowledge of the latest tools and trends in business.
The School of Business strives to provide innovative programming which ensures our students graduate with a strong foundation of business knowledge and relevant skills. Our small class sizes and focus on experiential learning immerses our students in hand-on-experiences rather than simply reading textbooks and listening to lectures. When you hire a Nipissing Business graduate, you can be confident that they have the skills and values to get the job done and help grow your organization!
Participating Organizations must:
- Have an established position opening
- Complete the Job Ready Program form and Submit it to the School of Business, email@example.com
- Conduct interviews
The School of Business will:
- Actively advertise job postings for two weeks to fourth year business students through email and social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter)
- Arrange logistics for hosting on-campus interviews (If desired)
If you would like more information about the Job Ready Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“When I graduated from high school, I was looking at all the big business schools. Looking back, it is only now that I realize how much I appreciate the value attending Nipissing University provided me. As the second graduating class of the BBA, I learned value skills that enabled me to be an impact hire right out of school. My BBA has provided me great opportunities to travel to Dubai, Europe and almost all of North America. What I appreciate the most was the opportunities that a small institution provided me such as direct teacher interaction and being involved in extra-curricular activities. A highlight was being elected as the first Nipissing University Student Union President and representing Nipissing in Queens Park when we were applying for our Charter. There is a reason why Nipissing ranks highest in graduate satisfaction. Come find out why.”
Stephen Hamilton - BBA, 1995
George Flumerfelt, Executive in Residence
Nipissing University has appointed George Flumerfelt, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Redpath Group, as the inaugural Executive in Residence.
Mr. George Flumerfelt P.Eng. joined Redpath in 2003 and was promoted to his current position as Chief Executive Officer in 2005. Prior to joining Redpath, George held various mine management roles with Noranda Inc. and Freeport McMoran in Canada, Africa and Indonesia. During his tenure at Redpath, the company has undergone significant growth and today provides mine development, shaft sinking, raise boring, contract mining and construction services to the global mining industry. Headquartered in North Bay, Ontario, Redpath has business offices in Australia, Canada, Chile, Indonesia, Mongolia, South Africa, and the United States and is currently undertaking projects in 15 countries. Redpath has been in business since 1962 and its global head office is located in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
The School of Business strives to incorporate experiential learning into their business programs and Mr. Flumerfelt’s wealth of experience leading an international company provides highly valuable context for students that will engage students and support learning.
“I am honoured to serve in this important role and look forward to engaging with students and faculty and sharing my experiences with the next generation of business leaders.”George Fulmerfelt, 2018
Students enrolled in Nipissing's BBA Accounting stream are able to satisfy the preparatory course requirements for the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation while working towards their degree. Upon graduation, students would enter CPA's Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). The School of Business works closely with the Chartered Professional Accountants to ensure its courses are aligned with CPA's learning outcome requirements.
“The Nipissing University School of Business have provided me with the necessary skills I need to pursue my CPA designation through the completion of my Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting degree. The faculty at Nipissing is extremely resourceful and always there to provide guidance and support. The beautiful campus is a wonderful environment to learn and grow.”Cassandra Bremer - BBA Accounting, 2019
Students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources Management have the opportunity to complete all of the courses required to satisfy the prescribed coursework requirements for the two designations. The School of Business has worked with the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPA) to ensure our courses are aligned with their learning outcomes requirements. If you are interested in becoming a student member of the HRPA, North Bay also has its very own chapter. The North Bay Chapter represents a large geographical area and its HR practitioner members provide services to a diverse spectrum of industries.
Graduates from Nipissing’s BBA degree program can obtain advanced standing toward earning the SCMP designation. The accreditation program leading to the Certified SCMP designation is the most comprehensive in the field of supply chain management and is balanced to deliver advanced supply chain management knowledge and high-level business skills.
CMA’s student membership program provides many benefits for full-time post-secondary students. Students gain access to numerous resources that will help in their marketing studies and allow them to network with future employers.