Aboriginal Management Program


AMP begins every February and takes 5 months to complete, finishing in June. Classes are delivered in week long sessions, occurring approximately every 4 weeks. The typical schedule is from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily for 7 days each session. 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 offered an understanding of 4 main areas of a business: customers, the business offering, the business infrastructure and its financial viability. The program will adopt a business modelling process that will result in a blueprint for a strategy that will be developed into a viable and realistic business plan. The AMP integrates Indigenous values with the business skills required for success in managing existing businesses or in developing new and successful ones.

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.

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