Business Administration Undergraduate Society
Previous/other names: Business Society
Prominent date(s) of activity: 1952 - present
History: The first Business Administration course was offered at UNB in 1951, thanks to the contributions of a number of local businesses. The Business Society was established in 1952 to provide Business Administration students with a broadened educational background, an enhanced social environment, and a sense of unity within the group.
Activities: Society activities have included the Grog (a social event for students and professors), an annual golf tournament, a Mystery Bus Tour, movie nights, curling bonspiels, Business Night Out, ski trips, and brewery tours. The society also sponsors intramural teams in soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, ball hockey, and hockey, and fundraises for a number of local charities.
Note(s): While all students are welcome to enjoy Business Society activities, members of the group pay lower admittence fees for activites.
In 1979 the Business Society entered an Intercollegiate Business Competition, sponsored jointly by the Undergraduate Commerce Society at Queen's University, and the Financial Post. The competition, consisting of a case analysis and a computer simulated business game, was intended to build links between Canadian business schools, and to bring these schools and students into the public eye.
- The Brunswickan, vol. 71, no. 4, October 1951, p. 3.
- Up the Hill,
- The Brunswickan, vol. 113, no. 24, March 1979, p. 5.
- Up the Hill, 1981, p. 77.
- The Brunswickan, vol. 128, no. 14, January 1994, p. 8.
- Up the Hill, 1995, p. 134.
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