Brad Onofrychuk, dean of business and energy at Lakeland (left), signs the Memorandum of Understanding with Keith Willoughby, dean of the Edwards School of Business (right).

Edwards announces new pathway partnership with Lakeland College

Natasha Katchuk

Lakeland College and the University of Saskatchewan's (USask) Edwards School of Business signed a Memorandum of Understanding today that allows business students to transfer to Edwards upon completion of their Lakeland business administration diploma.

The transfer agreement will allow Lakeland students the opportunity to continue their business education and have access to an internationally accredited degree from one of Canada’s oldest business schools.

“Providing our students with more degree completion possibilities by collaborating with post-secondary partners is one of Lakeland’s priorities. We’re very pleased that graduates of our business administration program now have the opportunity to transfer their Lakeland credits to Edwards School of Business and earn a University of Saskatchewan degree,” said Brad Onofrychuk, dean of business and energy at Lakeland.

Beginning in fall 2019, students who successfully complete a two-year business administration diploma at Lakeland’s Lloydminster campus will be able to transfer two years of study to the four-year Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) program at Edwards in Saskatoon. As a result, students will graduate with both a diploma and a degree after four years of study.

"Edwards is excited to create pathways that provide additional opportunities for students near the Border City," said Noreen Mahoney, associate dean at Edwards School of Business. “Together, we are building the Saskatchewan economy.”

The four-year B.Comm. degree helps students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills demanded by employers around the world.

“The new transfer credit agreement will further position students in their career paths,” said Keith Willoughby, dean of the Edwards School of Business. “We are committed to developing business professionals to build nations through new pathways and providing an outstanding student experience.”

Lakeland College has negotiated credit transfer options with a number of universities across Western Canada and beyond. USask has secured and continues to pursue, transfer articulation agreements with domestic and international post-secondary institutions, allowing for more options and flexibility for transfer students.

About Lakeland College

Established in 1913, Lakeland College is a place of possibility that serves more than 7,000 students every year at its campuses in Vermilion, Alta., and Lloydminster, Alta./Sask., and through online and off-site programs and courses. Lakeland offers programming in the areas of agricultural sciences, business, energy, environmental sciences, fire and emergency services, health and wellness, human services, interior design technology, trades and technology, and university transfer.

For more information, please contact:

Colleen Symes
Director, Marketing & Communications
Lakeland College

Natasha Katchuk
Communications Officer
Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan

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