The Odette School of Business
Founded in 1951, the first undergraduate class graduated in 1955 and the first MBA class graduated in 1963. The School was renamed the Edmond and Louis Odette School of Business in 2000 to honour these two business leaders and entrepreneurs.
The generosity of the Odette families and other supporters allowed the School to continue to expand the scope of its activities. The addition of the South Wing of the Odette building is but the latest example of the coalition of the hopes and dreams of external supporters and those of Odette students.
Students at the Odette School of Business quickly discover that their education is not just about taking a number of independent classes. Rather, the complete Odette Experience weaves course requirements into a total process focusing on students’ personal leadership development and career readiness. This requires a dynamic mosaic of interactions among faculty and their scholarship, industrial partners and leaders, and student activities and aspirations.
The Odette School of Business, home to 1,600 alumni and its family. This year our undergraduate and graduate student body totals 1,800 and is dedicated to creating 21st century leaders who are developing and practicing leadership skills, while in school, in order to become the business leaders of tomorrow.