It’s an exciting time in Brampton for new developments. With a brand new university on its way, Brampton is also expanding as a hotspot for academia.
Now, Algoma University has announced an important expansion for its downtown Brampton campus.
Algoma University is getting a new School of Business and Economics. The expanded programming will officially open for enrolment in September 2018.
Some 200 students have already completed their degree requirements at Algoma University’s Brampton campus, according to the City of Brampton, and future students in Brampton and the GTHA will now get to choose from two new four-year bachelor degrees, in Business or Finance and Economics.
It’s true that 70 per cent of Algoma University’s Brampton campus students are from Brampton or nearby communities.
The remainder are from other GTHA communities, or international, from China, India and other countries.
“This next chapter of Algoma University’s business programming builds on the University’s commitment to provide competitively priced, quality academic offerings that prepare students for long-term career success while supporting the needs of the local business community and beyond,” reads a recent statement from the City of Brampton.
Algoma University’s expansion plans could bring at least 500 new students to downtown Brampton within the next three years.
With plans for a Ryerson-Sheridan partnership university also in the works for downtown Brampton, our city could become more of a student hub.
Ryerson’s new downtown campus is set to offer experiential learning in undergraduate programs with a broad focus on cyber science and business. It’s gearing up to open in fall 2022.
“With plans for a new Ryerson University campus well underway, and Downtown Reimagined project work beginning in the fall, Brampton’s downtown is becoming a destination for learning, working and playing,” reads the statement.
As for Algoma, it began offering a Bachelor of Business Administration pathway program in downtown Brampton in the fall of 2010, with just under 40 student, and enrolment has grown each year.
With a new streetscape and other major improvements coming to downtown Brampton, it’ll be interesting to see how our city’s historic area transforms over the next few years.
What do you think of Algoma’s expansion?