About Us

Dean's Message

Our Faculty offers degree opportunities in various areas of business – accounting, finance, resources management, general management, marketing, operations management, and sports management.  The Faculty of Management offers degrees in English and French and offers courses online and on-campus (Barrie & Sudbury). Many faculty members use case method learning which has been proven to be effective for career success.

At the undergraduate level we offer the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (H.B.Com in Commerce) in English and French as well as the H.B.Com in Sports Administration (H.B.Com SPAD).  At the graduate level we offer an MBA with a fast track option for students who qualify with an undergraduate degree in business. There are also experiential learning opportunities through co-op, internships, and study abroad. We attract students from the local area, throughout Ontario, Canada and the world.

Faculty of Management alumni are leaders and entrepreneurs that work in Ontario, nationally, and internationally.

We are currently members of AACSB International and EPAS, working actively to obtain our initial accreditations.


Stephen Havlovic, Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty of Management

Quick Facts


  • Member of AACSB International and EPAS, working actively to obtain initial accreditations

  • The H.B.Com SPAD is the only undergraduate business degree in sport management in all of Canada

  • The Faculty of Management includes 33 full-time faculty members

  • International students represent 11% of the student population across all programs

  • International students represent 45% of the student population in the on-campus MBA program Total number of full-time equivalent students across all programs: 915

  • Total number of students (all years):

o   BBA (Barrie campus): 202

o   H.B.Com English: 304

o   H.B.Com French: 57

o   Online H.B.Com: 334

o   H.B.Com SPAD: 181

o   MBA: 91

o   Online MBA: 138

  • Total number of graduates (2013)

o   BBA (Barrie campus): 90

o   H.B.Com English: 62

o   H.B.Com French: 21

o   Online H.B.Com: 266

o   H.B.Com SPAD: 31

o   MBA: 52

o   Online MBA: 89

  • Partnership with the Certified General Accountants of Canada (CGA-Canada) to offer the online H.B.Com and MBA degree partners since 2002

  • Average age of online MBA students: 43 years

  • Average years of intermediate level work experience of online MBA students : 14 years

  • Association with the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC) since 2010 to offer Brokers with the CAIB and CPIB designations access to the online H.B.Com and MBA programs


The Faculty of Management comprises three academic departments and one school each headed by a chair/director and a council of faculty members. Participation of student and part time faculty representatives is expected. Input from internal and external stakeholders is actively sought through the Dean’s Advisory Committees.


The 2015-2016 members of the Dean’s Internal Advisory Committee:

List in alphabetical order:

Dr. Abdelouahid Assaidi, Coordinator, HBCom (French), Baccalauréat en administration des affaires (BAA)

Prof. Jean-Charles Cachon, Chair, Department of Marketing and Management

Dr. Anthony Church, Director, School of Sports Administration

Dr. Mohamed Dia, Chair, Department of Finance and Operations

Dr. Maurice Grzeda, Associate Dean

Prof. Barb Millsap, Coordinator, MBA Program

Dr. Jo-Anne Ryan, Chair, Department of Accounting

Dr. Zeeva Millman, Coordinator, BBA (Barrie)


Our History

1960: The division of Business Administration is created.

1969: The School of Commerce and Administration is founded.

1969: The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (H.B.Com) is launched.

1972: The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (H.B.Com Sports Administration), an innovative program developed at Laurentian that combined studies in physical education and commerce is launched.

1983: The Baccalauréat spécialisé en commerce is launched.

1983: The MBA is created.

1987: The master's program in Business Administration is created.

2001: The Institute of Sports Marketing (ISM) is created.

2002: The online H.B.Com and MBA programs are created - in Partnership with the Certified General Accountants of Canada (CGA-Canada).

2005: The Faculty of Management, which houses the School of Commerce and Administration as well as the School of Sports Administration, is created.

2006: The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is launched at the Barrie campus.

2007: The Honours Bachelor of Commerce and Computer Science is launched.

2012: The dual degree program with Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics (ZUFE) is announced.

2014: The Faculty of Management becomes a member of AACSB International and EPAS, working actively towards initial accreditation.


Contact Us


Dean's Office

Toll free: 1-800-461-4030 ext. 2640
Tel: 705-675-1151 ext. 2640
Fax: 705-671-6608
Business Manager: Mélanie Dionne
Email: mx_dionne@laurentian.ca


Department of Accounting

Toll free: 1-800-461-4030 ext. 2122
Local: 705-675-1151 ext. 2122
Administrative Assistant: Diane Rabouin
​Email: drabouin@laurentian.ca

Department of Finance & Operations

Toll free: 1-800-461-4030 ext. 2122
Local: 705-675-1151 ext. 2122
Administrative Assistant: Diane Rabouin
​Email: drabouin@laurentian.ca


Department of Marketing & Management

Toll free: 1-800-461-4030 ext. 2121
Local: 705-675-1151 ext. 2121
Administrative Assistant: Josée Ducharme
​Email: jducharme2@laurentian.ca

School of Sports Administration 

Toll free: 1-800-461-4030 ext. 4834
Local: 705-675-1151 ext. 4834
Administrative Assistant: Tina Duguay (temporary)
Email: tduguay@laurentian.ca