Algoma University recently announced a new School of Business and Economics in downtown Brampton. Students in Brampton and the GTA will now have the choice of two new four-year bachelor degrees, in business or finance and economics. The expanded programming will open for enrolment this September.
This news adds to the buzz around new developments and transformation in the Brampton core, particularly as it relates to new post-secondary options for students. With plans for a new Ryerson University campus well underway for the scheduled opening in fall 2022 and Downtown Reimagined project work beginning this fall, the city’s centre is becoming a destination to learn, work and play.
Algoma University began offering a Bachelor of Business Administration pathway program in downtown Brampton in the fall of 2010, with just under 40 students. The initial program model was focused on college diploma holders who were looking to complete an undergraduate business degree in order to move forward in their professional careers. Enrolment grew to more than 100 students each year and the university’s expansion plans call for more than 500 students at the downtown campus within the next three years.
Approximately 200 students have completed their degree requirements at the Algoma University Brampton campus.
Roughly 70 per cent of Algoma University’s Brampton campus students are from Brampton or immediately adjacent communities. The remainder are from other Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area communities as well as students from China, India and other countries.
“I’m excited to hear that Algoma University is expanding to include a new School of Business and Economics in downtown Brampton,” said Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “This new programming builds on our goal of offering more quality education in our city and creates more opportunities for Brampton students and businesses to excel.”