Welcome to the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s beautiful downtown Vancouver Campus. FDU is an institution of higher education "of and for the world" - of the world in the sense of being worldly and cosmopolitan, for the world in the sense of being civic-minded. FDU is the first university to earn Special Consultative Status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council and the Founding Member of UN Academic Impact Program. Today, with campuses in Vancouver, Canada; Wroxton, UK; and at our base in New Jersey, USA, a network of university alliances across the globe and with the UN, and the timeless vision of producing positive impact in all the communities we serve, a Silberman College education produces social, economic, and geographical mobility for our graduates. At our Vancouver Campus, FDU welcomes students from over 60 countries, including Canadians, that are benefiting from FDU’s long proven vision of preparing world citizens through global education in an intensive and student-centered learning environment.
Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with majestic mountains, sparkling water, rainforests, and lush greenery in all four seasons. Throughout the year, visitors can enjoy world-class shopping, exquisite dining, excellent live entertainment, outdoor adventure, and breathtaking views and activities. Located just 225 kilometers northwest of Seattle, Washington, USA, Vancouver is the largest city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2.6 million in 2021, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada: 46 percent of its residents are not native English speakers, 44 percent are native speakers of neither English nor French, and 51.6 percent of residents belong to visible minority groups.
FDU’s Vancouver Campus is located within the vibrant district of Yaletown, close to the Vancouver Public Library and surrounded by the hustle and bustle of downtown life, wonderful restaurants, incredible sporting venues, superb shops, and numerous coffee houses. Vancouver is indeed a very exciting place to live and learn, and the Vancouver campus is now part of that excitement.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in Vancouver is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This “seal of approval” is the hallmark of excellence in management education and represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University is one of only four AACSB accredited institutions in British Columbia. Additionally, Silberman College is the only business school in British Columbia to earn a Level 4 “Positive Impact Rating” which demonstrates that the College works with students to prepare them as global change makers and equips them with the required competences to have a positive impact on society and the world.
In Vancouver, Silberman students major in business administration with a concentration in international business and may elect to complete a second concentration in information technology, finance, or marketing. In addition, the Vancouver Campus offers a Pre-University Program, which provides advanced English-language training for students who meet the requirements for admission but require additional training in English (in speaking and/or writing) prior to matriculating in a degree program. The Vancouver Campus boasts an excellent and dedicated core of full- and part-time faculty; state-of-the-art facilities; small class sizes; close working relations between students, faculty, and staff; and an intensive and unrivaled student support system focused on individual student success.
Employers around the globe will recognize the quality of your AACSB-accredited degree. AACSB accreditation is the "gold standard" for a quality business degree. Silberman College of Business offers you the distinction of an AACSB-accredited school and the prestige of a highly regarded American private business education which is affordable.
Silberman College of Business is one of the very few North American business schools whose students measure how it contributes to solving societal challenges by energizing the school and its culture; by educating responsible leaders; by providing relevant research and continuing education; by participating in the public debate and being a role model institution. This “Positive Impact Rating” demonstrates that Silberman College works with students to prepare them as global change makers and equips them with the required competences to have a positive impact on society and the world.
Silberman College is a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative and strives to foster and nurture positive community impact through the content and pedagogy of our educational programs. This will increase your awareness of the critical social, environmental, and economic challenges and opportunities our society faces, and nurture the desire and abilities to act and lead responsibly.
Beyond College-level accreditations, several of our BBA majors and concentrations have earned discipline specific distinctions, demonstrating our college’s commitment to exceeding the highest standards of each business discipline.