New Faculty of Business and Computing comes with sharp focus on employment skills and community connections

The administrative unit formerly known as the Faculty of Professional Studies has a new name and a sharper focus. As of January 1, 2023, it is called the Faculty of Business and Computing.

The new faculty consists of the School of Business and the School of Computing.

The School of Business offers seven credentials ranging from bachelor’s degrees (BBA and BBA Aviation) to diplomas and certificates, along with several minors, including specialties in accounting, aviation, business administration, finance, human resources, and marketing.

The School of Computing offers two bachelor’s degrees (Computing Science and Computer Information Systems) as well as a CIS diploma and certificate, an associate certificate in coding skills, and several minors. The School of Computing also partners with other faculties for certificates in bioinformatics and data analysis.

The Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degrees were some of UFV’s first bachelor’s degrees, developed in the early 1990s. Both offer co-op options and other experiential learning opportunities for students.

Dr. Christophe Schinckus is the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Computing. He joined UFV as Director of the School of Business in 2021 and then became Dean of the Faculty of Professional Studies in 2022. With several programs migrating to the new Faculty of Education, Community, and Human Development, he was supportive of a name change for the former Faculty of Professional Studies.

“Our new name highlights our core focus and our strong connection to the business and computing community and the future employers of our graduates,” he notes. “We look forward to building further on those connections.”

Dr. Chris Schinckus, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Computing.


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