DSB Edge student cohort

The Dhillon School of Business Edge (DSB Edge) student cohort (or small group of students) is a unique opportunity that will give you a head start in your first year with us. DSB Edge is for students who are joining uLethbridge directly from high school. 

  • You will take core business courses with your DSB Edge cohort  — you'll learn together and build connections.
  • We will take the guesswork out of registering for your courses for this first year because we'll do it for you!
  • If you choose to be a part of DSB Edge and live on campus, you can also choose to live with others in the cohort in apartment style rooms (Kainai  or Piikani House).
  • You gain exclusive access to a special DSB Edge student orientation, and preferential access to leadership development opportunities, networking events and other student activities.
  • Most importantly, you will be a part of a tight-knit community of business-minded students (that we’re pretty positive will be the start of some amazing life-long friendships).

Space is limited. Apply now!


Students need to be enrolled in a bachelor of management program to participate in this opportunity.

Secure your spot by accepting your offer of admission on the Bridge and paying your tuition deposit. Click ‘Student’ followed by ‘Admissions’ to start the process. Opt-in with the DSB Edge check box when you ‘Make Deposit Payment and Accept Offer’.

If you are in a combined degrees program with management (e.g. BMgt/BFA-New Media) contact the Academic Advising office to find out if it works with your program. Contact 403-329-2153 or dhillon.advising@uleth.ca

1. If you plan to live on campus, apply to Housing at ulethbridge.ca/housing/onlineservices  on or before April 1 to be eligible to be placed in the DSB Edge cohort residence.  Students can apply after April 1, but you may not then be placed in the DSB Edge cohort residence. Note that you must also have opted-in with the DSB Edge check box to be considered for this residence. 

Please make sure you follow the Housing requirements including deposits and provide the requested information.

2. Complete the survey to indicate your interest in DSB Edge

3. Liaise with Housing Services and submit your deposits.

The deadline to apply to DSB Edge is Feb. 15 each year (or the next business day if the date falls on the weekend).

If you plan to live on-campus with your cohort (Kainai  or Piikani House), you must apply to residence by April 1. 

Students need to accept their offer of admission to take advantage of this opportunity.

Confirmation of Admission: $300
Housing application fee: $150 (application fee $50 and advance payment $100)
Offer of Residence: $900 rent deposit
Dining plan: $500 deposit

As part of DSB Edge, you’ll have a built-in community that enhances academic performance and social success. You’ll make friends, find study partners, develop resilience, and fine-tune your interpersonal skills.

If you choose to live on campus, you can be sure it will also ensure a smooth and safe transition to university. Studies show that students who live on campus are more likely to have a successful academic experience. You are steps away from classes, professors’ offices, student services, social and recreational space, study rooms, and academic programming.

The courses you will take in your cohort are all required core business courses for our Bachelor of Management degrees. If you are planning to take a combined degree, you should reach out to an advisor to see how DSB Edge can fit with your program.

As part of DSB Edge, you will be automatically registered in four courses in your first term and four courses in your second term. 

  1. Fundamentals of Business (MGT 1500)
  2. Introductory Accounting (ACCT 2100)
  3. Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (HRLR 2030)
  4. Introduction to Indigenous Governance and Business Management (IGBM 2500)
  5. One elective that you can choose on your own or with guidance from an academic advisor.

In your second term (January-April) you will take:

  1. Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 1010)
  2. Professional Communications Skills (MGT 2081)
  3. Introduction to Probability and Statistics (STAT 1770)
  4. Marketing (MKTG 2020)
  5. One elective that you can choose on your own or with guidance from an academic advisor.

We understand that students’ may have different demands on their time and may need some workload flexibility. Like any other student, DSB Edge students can drop a course and will receive a refund if it is done before the add/drop deadline. If you do decide to take a reduced course load, we recommend you contact an academic advisor to help plan the best path for your academic journey.

If you have questions about the programming, please reach out to the Dhillon School of Business Academic Advising office at 403-329-2153 or dhillon.advising@uleth.ca. For questions about residence, contact Housing Services at 403-329-2584, housing@uleth.ca

For more information about the offer of accommodation timeline, please visit ulethbridge.ca/housing.

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