JR Shaw School of Business

Let's get down to business

Do you have dreams to build the next innovative product, solve important challenges or reimagine the future? Are you interested in leading change, growing community or transforming business? Then NAIT's JR Shaw School of Business is your answer.

As one of Canada’s leading polytechnic business schools, we will harness your inner talent, build your skills and feed your curiosity. Your future will be brighter because of our immersive style of learning and deep relationships with industry.

You’ll graduate with the in-demand skills that future employers are looking for.

 Find the business career that's right for you

Why choose the JR Shaw School of Business?

You have ideas. We have experts.

Through mentorship, workshops and curriculum focused on supporting new ventures, we are the bridge to bring your ideas to life.


Our entrepreneurial centre worked with 111 student start-ups in 2021


Over $300,000 in funding was secured for students in 2021


Access to 20+ entrepreneurs and mentors, events and programs to help launch your ideas


You have talent. We have connections.

A NAIT business education goes beyond the textbook and classroom. Our deep relationships with industry ensure you will develop the in-demand skills that future employers are looking for. 


100% employer satisfaction rate with NAIT business grads


  Learn on the job while getting paid with our business co-op program


You have drive. We have direction.

Learn from industry experts and hone your leadership skills through real-world projects, student competitions and networking opportunities.


97% of grads would recommend a NAIT business education


If you have a non-business background, we offer pathways to earn a NAIT business degree

*Statistics from the business class of 2020.

Our grads get down to business

Taking flight: Is Fly and Fetch the next major shared-economy disruptor?

While at NAIT, Shelvie Fernan (BBA '18) launched a successful business, Fly and Fetch, that is disrupting traditional international shipping and providing a cheaper and faster alternative.

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Grad set to establish Edmonton’s first urban reserve

Billy Morin (Bachelor of Technology ’13), chief of Enoch Cree Nation, is working towards establishing local urban reserves for development in the heart of Edmonton.

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Elise blazes a trail in corporate cannabis

As one of the first employees of Edmonton-based Aurora Cannabis, Elise Coppens (Marketing '10) ranks among pioneers. Elise now freelances as a consultant to help other cannabis startups.

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Business Information Centre

The Business Information Centre, on the third floor of CAT, provides generalized advising for students and prospective students for the JR Shaw School of Business.

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Accountant-in-Residence program

The Accountant-in-Residence program is designed to create meaningful connections between NAIT students and leaders in the accounting field to provide mentorship and insights into industry trends.

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Program Previews

Program Previews give prospective students an in-depth look at NAIT's schools and programs, student supports and the application process.

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