- As seen in Humber Today Winter 2012 issue
Are you a student who wants choice and control of your education and career path? Then Humber’s professional business degree programs are for you.
Whether you already have a diploma and realize you need a degree, or want to study business but are not certain what business area is best for you, Humber gives you the flexibility to make the right choice.
Students who have completed a business diploma at Humber or another postsecondary institution may be eligible to transfer their diploma credits into a degree program. It can be a worthwhile investment, with Canadian degree graduates earning several hundred thousand dollars more than those without one in their lifetimes, according to a study by the Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation.
Humber knows that students may change their minds after declaring their major. If a student’s interest changes during their first two years of study, they have the option to switch to a different business degree by the end of second year.
Kayla Rehling likes the flexibility of Humber’s business degree programs. In high school, she dreamed of opening a store that would combine her love of art and music. To be successful, she realized she would need a business degree.
She was encouraged by her family to go to university for an accounting degree. After her first year, Rehling (pictured at right) realized that she was not getting what she needed, with large classes, infrequent interaction with faculty and a focus on theory instead of applied learning.
Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting gives her the education she preferred: a combination of strong academic knowledge with practical business skill development, including a paid internship.
“At Humber, the program is interactive, classes are smaller and the faculty gives you one-on-one attention,” says Rehling. “You learn more than theory; you learn about all aspects of business and apply the knowledge to case studies.”
Rehling is excited about being closer to the dream of owning her own business.
“I want to be able to manage all aspects of any work I do, so that’s why this program is ideal for me,” she says. “I’m learning about accounting, being an entrepreneur, and many other skills that will prepare me to succeed in my career.”
All graduates of Humber's four-year business degree learn strong foundational business skills in the first two years. Students learn fundamentals in accounting, economics, marketing and law. In their third and fourth years, students choose to major in: