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Haskayne Doctor of Business Administration

The Haskayne Doctor of Business Administration aims to advance Canadian business practice by preparing our executive leaders to contribute to the development and application of new business knowledge for establishing long-term organizational growth.

Many professionals are looking to expand their skills and career choices, or make a career transition without having to take time away from their current roles. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the skills necessary for positions in a variety of industries. Many graduates of DBA programs have sought out faculty positions, transitioned into career consulting, or applied their knowledge to help benefit their current organization.

The DBA program provides the flexibility to continue working full-time while pursing your degree. The program format allows you to complete your degree in 36-48 months.

Aly Sumar, Senior Vice-President and Treasurer, ATB Financial

“Though I had considered Doctorate level education previously, a strictly academic approach at this point in my career did not fit with my objectives.  The DBA program for me is the application of advanced education and research, which is exactly what I was waiting for in a program.”

“The professors allow flexibility for us to write papers with topics we desire.  This has allowed me to bridge the goals of the course with an area I’ve wanted to explore further at work by researching topics for classroom assignments which can be synthesized to objectives in the workplace.”


During his 18 year career in the banking industry, Aly has worked in various roles in retail banking, small business and corporate banking and corporate treasury. In his current role, Aly is responsible for a group that is entrusted with asset-liability management, regulatory and economic capital measurement and reporting. Under his leadership, treasury is also accountable for the liquid asset portfolio, asset securitization and Treasury market execution.

He has an MBA from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His undergraduate degree, a Bachelor in Arts (Economics), was awarded from University of Calgary.

Aly Sumar


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