The International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) has added Brock University’s Goodman School of Business as the only Canadian partner in its network.
The consortium of 13 globally-oriented, leading business schools in Europe, North and Latin America all grant double degrees, which require study in two countries and promote language and cultural fluency along with business aptitude.
“This partnership will literally open up a world of opportunity for our students and faculty,” said Goodman Dean Andrew Gaudes. “It means we are now part of a group that holds the same values of including international experience as well as incorporating work placement in a student’s business education.”
The papers were signed March 15 at the IPBS annual meeting, hosted by Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico. The partnership provides Goodman students and faculty access to opportunities in Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
IPBS President Robert Robinson said Brock’s introduction as Canada’s partner school strengthens the presence of the network in North America.
“Brock brings to the consortium a freshness, vigour and dynamism that will serve to enhance our reputation and quality. We look forward to fostering a deep and lasting strategic alliance in the coming years,” he said.
Goodman currently offers double-degree options with three of network’s partners, providing students the opportunity to earn degrees from both Goodman and the partner institution while gaining co-op experience in both Canada and abroad.
As a result of this partnership, Goodman is near finalizing additional double-degree opportunities with new network partners, giving more students the opportunity to benefit from gaining a global business education.
Other partners in the consortium are: Dublin City University, Elon University, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Lancaster University, Neoma Business School, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Reutlingen University, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) and the University of San Diego.