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 eight AACSB-accredited schools in Ontario. 

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 Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)

Brock University’s Goodman School of Business has become the first business school in Ontario to be accredited to the Master’s level by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) under the new National CPA Accreditation Program.

The achievement means the Goodman School will be able to offer graduates of its CPA-Accredited Program direct access to the CPA Common Final Evaluation (CFE), which is the national qualifying evaluation for the CPA designation. The accreditation was given for Goodman’s proposed CPA pathways, delivered through a combination of the Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree programs, based on its substantial equivalence to the new CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). Students enrolled in the accredited CPA Pathway will also be able to complete paid co-op work terms with national accounting firms, government agencies and public and private sector companies while completing the BAcc component.

Accredited Pathway to the CGA designation

Goodman School of Business graduates with a Bachelor of Accounting degree (BAcc) begin the CGA program of professional studies in its Professional Applications and Competence Evaluations (PACE) level. This means that qualified Goodman School graduates only need to take (and pass) five courses in the CGA program and complete the employment experience requirement, to meet the educational requirements to obtain a CGA designation.

Courses in the CGA program 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 course to earn the 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 CourseCourse in the CGA program
ACTG 4P61, 4P62AU2

As a Bachelor of Accounting graduate from the Goodman School of Business, please create an account on CGA Ontario’s online services, and complete a transfer credit application. Once you have completed your application, send CGA Ontario your sealed transcript from Brock University in order to enroll in your first course.

For more information about the CGA program of professional studies, please visit our website at or or call us at 1-800-668-1454.

This policy is effective August 2009 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.