Accreditations & Memberships
Goodman School of Business
Accreditations & Memberships
Accredited by AACSB International
The Goodman School of Business is a member of an elite group of exceptional business schools around the world, with international accreditation conferred by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the oldest and most respected accrediting body for business schools worldwide. With this accreditation, the Goodman School is recognized as offering the finest in business education, with programs that guarantee access to high quality faculty, modern curricula and real-world relevance. Prospective employers know that graduates of an AACSB-accredited institution are among the best and are prepared to perform. Goodman is one of only six AACSB-accredited schools in Ontario. Goodman maintains this accreditation through constant monitoring including the annual ETS Major Field Test.
Accreditation by AACSB International allows the Goodman School of Business to be one of seven Canadian universities with a Chapter in the Beta Gamma Sigma Honour Society (BGS). Students obtain membership in BGS through significant academic achievement. Membership in BGS provides an international badge of excellence and is the highest recognition a business student can receive in an undergraduate or masters program accredited by AACSB International. Membership (the top 10% of undergraduate students and the top 20% of masters students) will also provide a valuable alumni network and increased employment opportunities for our graduates.
Goodman's Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter received the Bronze Medal for Chapter of the Year in 2007 and Honorable Mention in 2008, completing among 457 schools for this honour. Goodman's chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma is consistently recognized as one of the best in the world.
Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario
The Goodman School of Business was the second university in Ontario to have its accounting program officially accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Accreditation brings the Institute into partnership with the University. The ICAO sets high standards for a program's infrastructure, education processes and graduate success that must be met before a university is accredited.
As a Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) graduate from Brock, you will have attained the highest level of prerequisite credits towards a professional accounting designation available in any four-year degree program in an Ontario university. Both our regular and co-op BAcc programs are fully accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario which means you will have achieved all the required University courses prior to writing your CA exams. In our BAcc Co-op program, you will acquire 16-20 of the required 30 months of practical work experience needed to receive your professional designation.
Accredited by the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (SMA)
The Goodman School of Business Bachelor of Accounting program (BAcc) is one of eight in Ontario to have an undergraduate accounting program accredited by the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (SMA). The Accreditation Process has been designed to recognize those universities that achieve high standards of instruction in management accounting. The SMA is the leading Canadian accounting organization for strategic management accounting professional. They sponsor the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) program, which is the premier designation for management accountants in Canada. CMA Canada.
The Society of Management Accountants of Ontario is a generous supporter of research and teaching at Brock and is the sponsor of the CMA-Brock Accounting Education and Research Council which supports research of importance to Ontario and Canada.
The Goodman School's BACC and BBA Accounting graduates are qualified, in most cases, to write the CMA Entrance Exam which allows them to begin the professional course of study with the SMA. Graduates of the BAcc with a minimum 75% will be exempt from writing the CMA Entrance Examination.
Goodman CMA-MBA graduates are exempt from the Strategic Leadership Program (SLP) portion of the CMA program. In some cases, CMA-MBA students may also complete the Board Report portion of the CMA professional program while students in the Goodman CMA-MBA program.
Accredited by the Certified General Accountants
Goodman School of Business graduates with a Bachelor of Accounting degree (BAcc) begin the CGA program in its Professional Applications and Competence Evaluations (PACE) level. This means that qualified Goodman School graduates only need to take (and pass) four CGA courses to meet the educational requirements to obtain a CGA designation.
CGA courses are conducted online and are 10 weeks in length. Each course is followed by a national exam.
As a Goodman Bachelor of Accounting graduate with a 65% or higher grade in the following courses (listed below) you need only pass a challenge exam in the equivalent CGA Ontario course to earn that course credit. While completing the remaining course requirements for the CGA designation you can work full time in any sector of the economy to obtain the necessary employment experience.
Goodman Course CGA Course
FINE 3P93 FN2
ACTG 4P61, 4P62 AU2
ACTG 4P42 TX2
As a Bachelor of Accounting graduate from the Goodman School of Business, please complete the Brock Application for Enrolment and submit it and your sealed transcript from Brock University to CGA Ontario in order to enrol in your first course.
This policy is effective July 1, 2008 and applies to all Goodman School of Business Bachelor of Accounting graduates from 2005 onwards.
Member of the European Foundation for Management Development
The Goodman School of Business is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) which brings together leading academics and senior executives from business schools and companies and provides them with unparalleled benchmarking and networking opportunities. EFMD is the international network for excellence in management development. The members who communicate through an array of network activities learn from each other and use the knowledge to manage more effectively and to increase their competitive edge. More than 15,000 management development professionals are actively involved in the network. EFMD has over 650 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consulting in more than 75 countries. Many of the world’s leading business schools and companies currently use the EFMD network to their advantage.
Accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management
The Goodman School of Business is proud to have our Bachelor of Business Administration program accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management. The Canadian Institute of Management is the only organization in Canada that grants designations recognizing general management skills and expertise. Established in 1942, this non-profit organization is dedicated to enhancing managerial skills and professional development. Currently with 17 branches coast-to-coast, the Canadian Institute of Management offers professional designations, training, and other membership services.
Upon graduating from the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Brock, students will have met all the academic requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) professional designation. After completing two years of verifiable management work experience they may apply to the Canadian Institute of Management for this prestigious designation.