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JR Shaw School of Business

We are leaders

Graduates of our business programs leave NAIT ready to make an impact. Equipped with industry-relevant training, they are in demand. Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit, they are highly valued in the workforce.

As a leader in hands-on polytechnic business education, NAIT can help you combine your drive and passion into a successful future. Whether you want to kickstart your career with a business certificate or diploma or advance your career with one of our business degrees, we will get you where you want to go.

 Find the business career that's right for you

About the JR Shaw School of Business

"Business is the common thread in every industry. In the JR Shaw School of Business, we partner with industry to ensure you build relevant skills that employers need most. Thanks to NAIT’s strong connections in the community, you will have unique opportunities to learn by working with companies to help them solve challenges they face today and into the future.

NAIT a leader in polytechnic business education and we also have one of the largest business schools in Western Canada. Educating more that 6,000 students in 2019, the JR Shaw School of Business is essential to business in Alberta, Canada and beyond. Our graduates are highly sought after as leaders in creating economic, social and environmental value across the province.

We are proud to bring together highly engaged industry partners with our exceptional staff to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit!”

Dennis Sheppard
Dean, JR Shaw School of Business

Dennis Sheppard, Dean of JR Shaw School of Business

Faculty Expertise

Our faculty bring industry and academic experience to the classroom allowing students to be immersed in practical and hands-on learning.

Beyond the Classroom

NAIT's JR Shaw School of Business offers more than in-class learning. Through stock trading and bank simulations, and case competitions and mentorships, we'll help you develop real-world skills.

JR Shaw

From connecting his first cable customer in 1971 to growing his company to employ 15,000 staff and serve 3 million customers, JR is the epitome of a successful entrepreneur.

NAIT Innovation Challenge

Help budding entrepreneurs hone their skills. The Mawji Centre is seeking help to expand and promote the Innovation Challenge⁠.

15 donors raised $3,000 to support this project.

This project ended on Dec 01, 2019.

Mawji Centre

The Mawji Centre is NAIT's vibrant on-campus community dedicated to inspiring your entrepreneurial mindset through business mentorship, guest speakers, competitions, workshops and networking.   Find out more


At NAIT, it’s business from day one through to graduation. With a common first year, students build a solid foundation, then pick an area of emphasis in their diploma or degree studies.   Find out more


Nov. 08, 2018

Student Case Competition Highlights 2017/18

Students in JRSSB had a stellar year of case competitions and business simulations. Business case competitions elevate the profile of NAIT, out performing some top universities.

Nov. 08, 2018

Students receive industry recognition and job placement for project

Marketing students Amber Petersen, Lexie Federkiwicz and Belle Shaw create award-winning class project for the Edmonton YWCA to raise awareness and enrolment in the YWCA GirlSpace program.


Open House

Save the date for the 2019 NAIT Open House on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th, at our Main Campus.

Contact us

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

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