Case Study - Sobey School of Business

Sobey School squareThe Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia is consistently ranked one of the top undergraduate business schools in Canada and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International—a certification that less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide have earned.

Through active learning and creation and mobilization of scholarships, the Sobey School of Business prepares citizens of the world to lead sustainable, entrepreneurial businesses and communities.

A deep commitment to community service has been one of the hallmarks of Saint Mary’s since it was founded over 210 years ago and the Sobey School of Business exemplifies that proud tradition. The Sobey School is intrinsically embedded in and connected to the business community, contributing to economic prosperity and conducting research that is relevant to real world issues.

One of the strengths of the Sobey School of Business and Saint Mary’s is its global outlook. Thanks to the diversity of students who arrive here from over 120 countries around the world, the Sobey School is able to foster connections and conversations that inspire new ideas and associations between people from all walks of life. The Sobey School of Business has an international faculty, featuring world-class researchers and educators from around the globe. Over 50% of faculty were born or studied outside of Canada and nearly half of the students come from outside Canada. We are the most internationalized university in Canada and this provides a global perspective to all of our research, learning and experiential opportunities.

The Sobey Leadership Awards are granted to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Sobey School of Business who demonstrate community service and leadership skills, financial need and satisfactory academic achievement. Four new renewable awards are granted each year. Each award is currently worth $3,500 annually.

The Sobey Scholar Award is a prestigious award currently providing $18,500 to a first year full-time Commerce student living in residence at Saint Mary’s. Additionally, recipients qualify for $3,500 scholarships in their second, third and fourth years.

The David Sobey Centre for Innovation in Retailing and Services at the Sobey School of Business provides the leading source of expertise pertaining to retail and service management in Canada and plays a vital role in building a sector that tops the ranks in terms of share of total employment in Canada.