The Indigenous Business & Public Administration emphasizes a unique First Nations perspective in the fields of business management and public administration. Along with developing the skills necessary to work within the public and private sectors, the faculty ensures students have the most appropriate skills and experience to thrive in a world filled with ever-growing diversity.
The curriculum offers a balance between theory, conceptual thinking and practical technical knowledge. Indigenous content is incorporated into each program.
The Regina Campus is the home of the IBPA programs, with classes offered at the Northern Campus (both face-to-face and by videoconference), online, and may include distance options (by videoconference). Students can pursue either full-time or part-time opportunities in the following programs:
The Bachelor of Administration degree offers students the option of specializing in several core concentration areas. Within the degree, students have the option to major in:
Each area of specialization has been carefully designed in order to ensure the highest standard of quality and relevance.
Program Available At:
First Nations University of Canada’s Certificate in Indigenous Management (CIM) is available online to serve a national audience of First Nations organizations, band administrators and other Indigenous learners. The program will target individuals working within the private and public sectors in Canada. The Certificate is designed for Indigenous administrators and managers to begin or enhance their careers.
The program courses will be delivered in person at FNUniv’s Regina campus and through online delivery to increase the availability of the program across Canada.
What are the courses required for this program?
Credit Hours Required Courses
15.0 Total Credit Hours
Credit Hours Required Courses
30.0 Total Credit Hours
|Credit hours||HTGEM Required Courses|
|3.0||One of: ADMN 262 or 263|
|3.0||Two of: ADMN 205, 210, 225, 250, 260, *262, *263 *Allowed to take ADMN 262 and ADMN 263 once in the certificate; cannot count a course twice.|
Core Classes (2)
ADMN 100 – Introduction to Administration
This course will introduce students to the functional areas of administration in a variety of organizations. *Note: Students who have received credit for more than two of ADMN 210 (or BUS 210), ADMN 250 (or BUS 250), ADMN 270 (or BUS 270), ADMN 275 (or BUS 275), ADMN 288 (or BUS 288), ADMN 290 (or BUS 290), ADMN (or BUS) courses numbered 300 or higher may not take or receive credit for ADMN 100. Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 100 and BUS 100.*
ADMN 261 – Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism, and Gaming Entertainment Management
This course is an introduction to management in the hospitality, tourism and gaming entertainment industries with an emphasis on concepts, issues and best practices in lodging, restaurant, tourism, and gaming entertainment organizations. The course provides a comprehensive overview and uses cases, readings and guest lectures from the industries to help students develop and expand their decision making skills. The course offers both First Nations and non-First Nation perspective. * Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 261 and ADMN 436AJ. *
Core Class Option – Choose One (1)
ADMN 262 – Introduction to the Gaming Industry
This course is a survey introduction to the gambling and commercial gaming industry. Lectures on the economic, legal, and social aspects of gambling and commercial gaming are combined with case studies to provide a solid foundation in gaming for those students who plan to pursue a specialization in Hospitality, Tourism, and Gaming Entertainment Management. This course focuses on contemporary and future issues that face the gambling and commercial gaming industry. * Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 262 and ADMN 436AA. *
ADMN 263 – Customer Service
This course covers customer service and responsible gaming concepts as applied to the service, hospitality, tourism and gaming entertainment industries. It focuses on customer service strategies and covers concepts, issues, trends, and best practices related to responsible gaming, communication, relationship building, customer loyalty, diversity and technological changes.
Elective Classes (2)
ADMN 205 – Management Communications
This course is designed to assist students to improve their skill and confidence as effective communicators in an organizational context. Students will explore the issues faced by organizations in communicating internally with employees and externally with diverse publics. The course focuses on both oral and written communications. *** Prerequisite: AE 019 or ENGL 100 or EPS 116*** * Note: Students may receive credit for only one of ADMN 205, BUS 205, and ADMN 265. *
ADMN 210 – Introduction to Marketing
This course presents the fundamentals of marketing theory and practice at the introductory level. Drawing upon contributions from the social sciences, the course will introduce students to the generic nature of marketing activity. In particular, attention is directed toward the study of the price, promotion, place, and product components of the “marketing mix”. Attention is also directed toward the social and legal environment within which the marketing system functions. ***Prerequisite: ADMN 100 (or BUS 100) and ADMN 260 (or BUS 260). Concurrent enrolment is allowed in ADMN 260.*** *Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 210 and BUS 210.*
ADMN 225 – First Nations Economic Development
This course is designed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to band entrepreneurial development undertaken by government agencies, research and planning groups, band organizations, band councils and individual band entrepreneurs. Problem areas and alternative approaches will be investigated in relation to the physical and social environments, external factors, and the socio-cultural environment. ***Prerequisite: ADMN 100 or BUS 100***
ADMN 250 – Introduction to Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
This introductory course addresses basic concepts and processes of the field of human resource management. Topics include human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, orientation, training and development, performance management, compensation management, workplace health and safety, and employee and labour relations. *** Prerequisite: ADMN 100 (or BUS 100) and ADMN 260 (or BUS 260).*** *Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 250 and BUS 250.*
ADMN 260 – Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
This introductory course addresses basic concepts and processes of organizational behaviour. The topics include individual level variables, such as perception, personality, attitudes, and motivation; interpersonal and group processes, such as communication, teams, leadership, and power; and, organizational level factors such as organizational design, culture, and change. ***Prerequisite: ENGL 100, or ACAD 100, or KIN 101.*** *Note: Students may not receive credit for both ADMN 260 and BUS 260.
ADMN 262 – Introduction to the Gaming Industry (course description in Core Class Option section)
ADMN 263 – Customer Service (course description in Core Class Option section)