Dr. Peter Mombourquette, Department Chair, Professor, Management
Peter S. Mombourquette is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Business and Tourism and Hospitality Management at Mount Saint Vincent University, where he teaches Introduction to Business, Strategic Management, and Entrepreneurship and Small Business. In addition to teaching and research, Peter founded and manages the entrepreneurship Skills Program (ESP), a highly intensive, multi-disciplinary entrepreneurship program aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship propensity among university graduates. Peter has also founded and chairs the highly successful Social Enterprise for a Day (SE4D) conference where students and community leaders learn about social enterprise and start and run social ventures. Over Peter’s time as chair of the department he has worked with his colleagues in creating an engaging environment for students and provided them with an opportunity to give back to society while learning about career opportunities. Peter has worked collaboratively to create a highly successful Learning Passport program for students, an annual Career Week, a job club, a mentorship program with community leaders, an annual Social Enterprise Study Tour, a quarterly newsletter, an annual sustainable business tour, and so forth. Peter was recognized for his efforts at the Mount when he received the Innovative Teaching Award. Peter has also been nominated on two separate occasions by Mount Saint Vincent University for the Atlantic Canadian Leadership Award in teaching.
Peter has completed his DBA from the University of Southern Queensland and previous to that he graduated with an MBA from Saint Mary’s University, a BEd from Saint Francis Xavier University and a BA from Cape Breton University. His research interests include human resource practices in small firms, teaching methodologies, student engagement, and Internet use by small and medium-sized businesses.