Williams School of Business

Studying in the Williams School of Business provides you with a practical, experiential, interactive business education. You’ll learn to solve real-life marketing dilemmas, devise innovative solutions for local companies and start building your own business network.

Let’s get down to business

The Williams School of Business offers two different four-year programs: a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), with a major in Business. Business concentrations include accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general business management, human resources, international business, and marketing.

Williams School of Business alumni are actively involved in programs and activities offered by the business school, meaning that you can benefit from unique access to help and support from talented and knowledgeable individuals who want to help you succeed.

Our challenging mix of lectures, case-format courses/seminars, and interactive classes results in the supportive learning environment that is at the heart of the Williams School of Business. This mix encourages you to:

  • engage on an informal level with your fellow classmates and professors,
  • discover your strengths,
  • transform your weaknesses, and
  • hone your presentation and writing skills.

Every year, the Williams School of Business participates in NIBS (Network of International Business Schools) case competitions (and it has nabbed several first place finishes over the years!). These, and other case competitions the school participates in, offer students valuable experiential learning experiences in all fields of study.


Co-operative education and community partnerships

The Williams School of Business also offers a Co-operative Education Program, which gives you a chance to combine your academic studies with an integrated work experience; while working and studying, you can receive a competitive salary and build your professional network.

Through a close relationship with the Dobson-Lagassé Entrepreneurship Centre, located on the Bishop’s University campus, students can apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world situations working with companies in the local community. The Dobson-Lagassé Entrepreneurship Centre is THE major entrepreneurial hub in the Eastern Townships, and serves as a unique point of access for contacts and experiences for Bishop’s business students.


Courses & Programs


Some interesting facts:

  • More than 80% of WSB classes are taught by full-time tenured professors.
  • 50% of WSB professors come from nine countries outside of Canada, resulting in a business school with truly international flair.
  • WSB students participate in a vast array of case competitions in all fields of study.
  • Upper-year Finance students manage the SEED portfolio – an investment portfolio worth more than half a million dollars.
  • French-language students benefit from a complete English immersion experience – particularly useful, since English is the international language of business.


Have questions about studying Business Administration at Bishop’s? We encourage you to contact the Dean of the Williams School of Business.