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At the Sprott School of Business, we aim cultivate the enterprising spirit of business in order to foster shared prosperity and advance equity and justice for all. We’re looking for partners in this effort.

Working with alumni, community and corporate supporters, we create long-term change by empowering students and researchers today. Sprott is the place where future leaders gain the confidence and the opportunity to ask hard questions, to embrace diverse perspectives, to be authentic in their leadership, and to tackle society’s biggest challenges.

Explore some of our key academic, student and research approaches, and see how you can partner with Sprott to make a difference. Or, connect with us and discuss your ideas for a better tomorrow.


Sprott Dean’s Fund – Business for Social Impact

The Sprott School of Business Dean’s Fund invests in personal and professional development by funding student projects with strong social innovation and community impact.

Whether delivering free tax services to Ottawa’s financially stressed communities or helping launch cooperative businesses in Africa, funded projects will share a common commitment to the role, indeed the requirement, of business as an agent of change for the common good.

Student Awards

Rising economic uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19 has made student financial aid even more important, and we are deeply grateful for the generosity of our donors. 

Scholarships and Bursaries encourage exceptional academic achievement and provide access to education for those with limited financial means. Carleton University is proud to have one of the country’s best student aid programs, providing more than 10,000 scholarships and bursaries each year. Friends of the university – donors, alumni, community and corporate partners make this possible. Consider contributing to an existing award or establish a new scholarship or bursary.

Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub is a high-profile incubator and entrepreneurship centre on the main floor of the Nicol Building. Programming within this space will provide a platform for entrepreneurship learning and activities for the entire Carleton student community. Its aim is to foster an entrepreneurial mindset and skils among our students in order to prepare them for a dynamic employment landscape and catalyze student-led innovation. Governed by all faculties, the Innovation Hub will contribute to the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and economy by connecting investors and businesses to talent, ideas and skills.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning opportunities allows students to apply course knowledge to address real world challenges, and are built into many aspects of the curriculum. Opportunities include in-course projects, such as collaborative, social impact and wellness projects with Indigenous communities in Canada and Tanzania, as well as addressing issues of food insecurity in communities in Ottawa. This support benefits students directly, enabling them to travel or purchase supplies to conduct community-based work around the world. Others opportunities include supporting students participating in case competitions and building a case library for use in courses.

Co-Curricular Initiatives

At Sprott we empower students by fostering skills development through the Sprott Employability Passport and by providing hands on experience through the Sprott Student Consulting Group. Both of these programs provide opportunities for direct involvement and/or financial support.

Nicol Building

Outstanding teaching and research spaces can lead to extraordinary impact, and the new Nicol Building in an investment in the future of business excellence. Individual donors and corporate partners can consider a philanthropic gift or sponsorship investment to help realize its potential. This environmentally sustainable, state-of-the-art facility features enhanced meeting and event spaces, along with specialized spaces for investment, entrepreneurship, executive training programming, and collaborative student spaces.

Contact Us

Contact us to explore how you can create meaningful change through the Sprott School of Business.

Margaret Miller
Senior Development Officer

Sprott School of Business
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6
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