Odette School of Business

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Odette School of Business
Type Public
Dean Dr. Mitch Fields
Undergraduates available
Postgraduates available
Location Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Campus Urban
Website www.business.uwindsor.ca

The Odette School of Business (OSB) is located at the University of Windsor. The school offers various programs with focus in Accounting, Marketing, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance, and Strategy. Located in the City of Windsor, Ontario, they are strategically placed in a border city which was recently listed among the top 7 innovative communities of 2011 by the Intelligent Community Forum. Odette School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).[1]

The Odette School of Business MBA is an attractive option for prospective Canadian students due to its entry requirements, being one of the few business schools in Canada which require no professional experience, and a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 550.[2]

Faculty of Business, Odette Building.

Community Links[edit]

The Centre for Business Advancement and Research (CBAR) was founded in the summer of 2006 by twenty graduate and senior undergraduate students at the Odette School of Business and their faculty advisor, Dr. Francine Schlosser. Students who participate in CBAR may receive up to two course credits. CBAR students are a mixture of M.B.A. and Undergraduate Business Students. Students are chosen by the Director, based on grades, entrepreneurial interest and business experience, and are matched to projects. In 2011, CBAR was renamed to Centre for Enterprise and Law (CEL).

The Office of Automotive Research (OAR) was formed within the Odette School of Business to serve as a research, consulting, data gathering, training and resource centre for the Canadian automotive industry.


The Odette School of Business traces its beginnings to 1953, when Dr. Gilbert Horne, later to become the first dean of business, established the Department of Business Administration as a distinct unit from the Department of Economics. In 1955, the first graduating class of the three-year Bachelor of Commerce program had degrees conferred upon them; they were a class of sixteen students. The first Honours Bachelor of Commerce class graduated in 1960, followed in 1963 by the first MBA class

In 1964, the Department became the Faculty of Business Administration. Dr. Michael Zin, having graduated from the first graduating class, was named the second dean of the business school in 1973 and in 1978 the Faculty of Business Administration moved into what is now the Education Building at Fanchette Street and Sunset Avenue.

In 1991, the faculty moved into a landmark new Odette Building on the corner of Wyandotte Street West and Sunset Avenue. The Faculty was later renamed the Odette School of Business in 2000, in honour of long-standing supporters Edmond and Louis Odette.

Notable alumni[edit]


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