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Niigaaniiwin - The Art of Leading

Develop a philosophy of leadership rooted in both Western business practices and Indigenous ways of knowing and working. With this specialization, you have the unique opportunity to connect to your business education with a knowledge of lessons learned through the history of Indigenous economic development.

The Niigaaniiwin—The Art of Leading Specialization brings together two knowledge systems—Western business practices and Indigenous ways of knowing and working—with a view to developing students’ ability to work skillfully in the twenty-first-century business environment.


Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration may apply for a Specialization in Niigaaniiwin—The Art of Leading, if they have successfully completed the following 7.0 credits:

  • 4.0 INDG credits consisting of INDG 1000Y, 1510H, 3400Y, 3813Y, and 4500H
  • 3.0 INDG credits in addition to the above, including 1.0 credit from each of categories A, B, and D (students may substitute a practicum field placement [INDG 3860Y, 3861H, 3862H, 4860Y, 4861H, 4862H], reading course, or thesis topic with approval from the program coordinator)

A Indigenous Knowledge, Culture & Languages

  • 2200Y
  • 2250Y
  • 2500Y*
  • 2800Y
  • 3100Y*
  • 3110Y*
  • 3500Y
  • 3800Y
  • 4100Y
  • 4800Y
  • 4850Y

B Indigenous Lands, Politics & History

  • 2000Y
  • 2040Y
  • 2255Y/2256H
  • 2305Y
  • 2560Y*
  • 2601Y
  • 2700Y*
  • 3020Y*
  • 3050Y
  • 3113Y
  • 3200Y*
  • 3201H
  • 3202H
  • 3335H
  • 3400Y*
  • 3401H
  • 3402H
  • 3630Y*
  • 3631H
  • 3632H
  • 3730Y
  • 3820H (3950H)
  • 3953Y*
  • 4000Y/4001H
  • 4050H
  • 4051H
  • 4205Y
  • 4250Y*
  • 4461Y
  • 4730Y
  • 4770H
  • 4820Y*

D Cultural Expressions & Performance

  • 2010H
  • 2020H
  • 2110Y
  • 2480Y
  • 2485H
  • 2530Y*
  • 3010H
  • 3030H
  • 3060H
  • 3102Y
  • 3128H
  • 3480Y*/3485H
  • 3481H
  • 3483H
  • 3560Y
  • 4480Y*
  • 4481H

*no longer offered

Program Coordinator 

D. Newhouse, (Onondaga), BSc, MBA (Western)

Degree Type

  • B.B.A.