About UTBA

UTBA was founded in 2013-2014 academic year by University of Toronto's engineering students who sought to provide career development opportunities to students with non-business academic background. As the non-profit student organization, UTBA has received tremendous supports from the business world in Toronto. Not only corporate sponsors, but also business professionals volunteer as the official guests to our events to share their experiences with business and non-business students. We are tremendously grateful for every individual and organization who contributed to establishing the UTBA as the central hub between university students and business.

Our Mission Statement

The University of Toronto Business Association (UTBA) is a non-for-profit student-run organization which aims to bridge the gap between the academia and business world. Our mission is to create a central hub for students who are passionate about business across different disciplines. We provide education about different business areas and concepts, introduce relevant career opportunities, teach essential skills to excel in these fields and help students practice such skills in professional settings. Most importantly, by creating an advanced network of peers, alumni and reputable industry leaders for our students, we provide them the chance of continuous growth along their career paths. We achieve our mission through organizing speaker panels, workshops, networking sessions, annual conferences and case competitions throughout the year.

Our Goals

Centralize Students with Business Interest
Train for Professional Settings
Provide Education on Principles and Areas of Business
Introduce Career Opportunities
Create a Network Among Various Disciplines


Through the conferences, seminars and events, UTBA will aim to achieve these goals by bring various business professionals and past alumni into the school to present their stories and ideas to the students. This will hopefully motivate and engage our members to work together and be driven towards a successful future.

What we do

  • During the school year, we regularly host workshops based on student’s interests, attracting students from engineering, computer science, commerce and beyond to attend. The annual conference immerse students in an intense, yet friendly environment to develop their knowledge and skills through panels and case competitions.
  • Our speakers and organization representatives come from a variety of businesses and industries.
  • By creating an advanced network of peers, alumni and reputable industry leaders for our students, we provide them the chance of continuous growth along their career paths.

What we offer

UTBA events are hosted with the intention of developing fundamtenal workplace skills including 1) Verbal & Written Skills, 2) Problem Solving Skills, 3) Teamwork Skills, 4) Self-motivation, 5) Analytical Skills, which in return, will get students ahead of the competition, and make them better candidates in teh professional world.

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Contact Us

UTBA is always on demand! If there is anything you would like to discuss or if you want to be part of our organization, feel free to reach out to us

For General Inquiries: contact@utba.ca