Goodman School of Business
The programs at the Goodman School of Business are not only designed to meet degree requirements but also the requirements for a variety of professional designations.
The following are some common professional designations and information on how our programs can help work towards these designations.
Chartered Accountant (CA)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
Certified General Accountant (CGA)
Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA)
Brock's Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) program (Option A) is fully accredited with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Students who successfully graduate from this program with an average GPA of B- will have fulfilled all of the Institute of Chartered Accountant 51 credit-hour requirements.
Brock's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Accounting concentration program fulfills 30 of the Institute's 51 credit-hour requirement. Additional course work may be taken while in the program or after graduation.
Brock's Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) program (Option B) is an accredited CMA program. The accreditation process has been designed to recognize those universities that achieve high standards of instruction in management accounting. Graduates who complete the BAcc program option B will be exempt from writing the CMA Entrance Examination provided they graduate from the program with a 75% (or equivalent) overall GPA and who have received a minimum grade of 60% in the CMA required courses. Graduates will have three years from date of graduation to qualify for this exemption.
By following the prescribed courses as outlined, students can complete the prerequisite courses within Brock's Bachelor or Business Administration (BBA) program for the CMA program and be eligible to write the CMA Entrance examination, a minimum grade of 60% also applies for all CMA required courses.
Campus Representative: Jean A. MacKinnon, CMA
1-877- 243 - 9556
To earn the CFA, you must successfully pass through the CFA Program, a graduate-level self-study program that combines a broad curriculum with professional conduct requirements, culminating in a series of three sequential exams. The course of study in the CFA program is determined by the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK).
Brock's BBA Finance concentration degree program (or FNCE 3P96, FNCE 4P04 and FNCE 4P16 as a minimum) can prepare students for the CFA program, however, the CFA Institute can better advise you on the tools you need to be successful. Find out more about how you can make the CFA program work for you.
Ernest Biktimirov, Associate Professor
All students must obtain a bachelor’s degree prior to receiving certification as a CGA. Bachelor of Accounting degree (BAcc) graduates begin the CGA program in its Professional Applications and Competence Evaluations (PACE) level. This means that qualified BAcc candidates only need to to take (and pass) four CGA courses to meet the educational requirements to obtain a CGA designation.
Transfer credits are granted for recognized university courses in which the standards and content are equivalent to courses in the CGA program of professions studies. Please refer to the CGA's transfer credit policy for further information on Brock's recognized university courses.
Campus Representative: Erin McDonald
Effective January 1, 2011, CHRP applicants will require a degree to be granted the CHRP designation. The coursework requirement is one of the five components to the certification process.
The coursework requirement consists of successful completion of nine courses, which can be completed through the Goodman School of Business. Successful completion means obtaining a grade of 70% or better over all nine courses with no single course below 65%. The nine courses are:
- Human Resources Management (HRM)
- Organizational Behaviour
- Finance and Accounting
- Human Resources Planning
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Training and Development
- Labour Relations
- Recruitment and Selection
Faculty Representative: Deborah McPhee, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and AACSB Accreditation
The CPSA has an accreditation program for sales professionals where they can earn a Certified Sales Professional designation. It requires considerable course work, two years of sales experience, and an agreement to abide by the CPSA Sales Institute Code of Ethics. Students who complete the following program of courses at Brock will no longer have to take the academic courses for the CSP designation: just work experience, the ethics agreement, and an exam.
1. MGMT 1P96
2. MKTG 3P24
3. MKTG 4P26
4. Either ETHC 3P82 or MGMT 4P90.
5. Any two of six selected marketing electives: MKTG 4P25, 4P29, 4P31, 4P34, 4P95 or 4P36.
Faculty Representative: Herb MacKenzie, Associate Professor
OTHER PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS:
For other professional organizations, please refer to the Business Career Development Office.