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Aboriginal Management Program


AMP is delivered over five months, requiring three weeks of in-class learning at UBC. The program begins in February and finishes in June with three modules of one week each taking place approximately every 4 weeks. The typical schedule is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily for 7 days. Assignments and pre-reading occur between the modules.

There may be mandatory evening events, including tutoring/group work sessions, special presentations from various organizations/companies and dinners.

AMP is a short duration program and is cohort based. It is expected that students will attend all classes and evening sessions. Participation is required along with successful completion of all coursework to graduate.

AMP offers an understanding of 4 main areas of a business: customers, the business offering, the business infrastructure and its financial viability. This is done by exposing participants to the different functional areas that include Strategy, Marketing, Human Resources, Operations and Accounting/Finance. The program applies the key learnings from these modules by adopting a business modelling process that results in a business plan. 

Core topics

  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Human Resources

All sessions are led by distinguished leaders, senior Sauder faculty members, and industry experts who offer one-on-one coaching and mentorship.

At the culmination of the program, the Capstone presentation brings together the students, professors and industry professionals to test the integrated education with real-life business challenges. 

The final week of the program includes a graduation celebration at the UBC First Nations Longhouse.

This program is an efficient way to gain a diverse skill base needed to participate in business. Areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, research, human resources, and systems management all help lead to proper business planning and implementation.

N’quatqua First Nation

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