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About Haskayne School of Business

The Haskayne School of Business was founded at the University of Calgary in 1967, and was named in honour of Richard F. Haskayne, OC, AOE, FCA in 2002. The business school has approximately 3,000 full- and part-time students enrolled in bachelor's, master's, doctorate, and executive education programs, and stays connected with its 21,000 alumni in 60 countries worldwide.


The vision of the Haskayne School of Business is to be an internationally recognized centre of excellence for business education, research, and community outreach, with a special emphasis on the distinct elements that define Calgary and Alberta: energy, entrepreneurship, and ethical leadership. Read more in our strategic plan.

The School is closely linked to the global resource-based industries headquartered in western Canada: energy, mining, forestry, agribusiness, and tourism.  It has played a pioneering role in integrating the management of environmental and social issues into the curriculum. In 2001, the Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability Studies (IRIS) was established at the School, and houses a group of faculty from various disciplines and a group of Ph.D. students focused on resource industries and sustainable development management.  The Haskayne School of Business is also a founding member of the University of Calgary’s interdisciplinary Institute for Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (ISEEE).


The Haskayne School of Business offers a full range of degree programs including: Bachelor of Commerce; Bachelor of Hotel and Resort Management; Master of Business Administration (MBA); Executive MBA; PhD in Management; a new Global Energy Executive MBA; an interdisciplinary Master of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Development; and a full range of open and customized Executive Education programs.


The Haskayne School of Business has two locations in Calgary, Alberta, Canada: one on the main University of Calgary campus and the other in the downtown business district.

Calgary is a diverse community rich in arts, culture, and entertainment, with an enthusiastic business culture that grants unprecedented access to Haskayne students as they prepare for and launch their careers.  One example of this is the successful Haskayne Mentorship program, sponsored by Enbridge Inc., which matches MBA students with a business executive for an 8-month relationship and a series of programs and events that connects students with the local community. 

Students, faculty, and staff at the Haskayne School of Business also enjoy close proximity to the international resort destinations of Banff and Lake Louise, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, where popular activities include skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking.