Burgundy partnership yields new opportunities for Brock MBA students

Graduate students at Brock University’s Goodman School of Business now have expanded program choices with the launch of a new partnership with France’s Burgundy School of Business.

The double/dual degree program allows students to earn two degrees in about the same amount of time and cost as Goodman’s traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

“This partnership offers our students more program options with another world-leading business school that includes the opportunity for a work internship,” says Goodman Dean Andrew Gaudes.

Students starting at Goodman will earn an MBA from Brock and a Master of Science (MSc) from Burgundy’s Dijon campus. Students will spend one year at each school and all classes are in English.

Students who begin the program in Burgundy will complete a one-year Master in Management (MIM) program, which will provide the foundational business courses, before they enter the second year of Goodman’s MBA program.

At Burgundy, Goodman students can specialize in wine management, international business development, corporate finance and investment banking, global marketing and negotiation, arts and cultural management, digital leadership, and data science and organizational behaviour.

Stephan Bourcieu, Dean and General Director at the Burgundy School of Business, says he is excited about the new double/dual degree agreement with Goodman, pointing out that both schools are AACSB-accredited.

“This strengthens the relationship that Brock and the Burgundy School of Business have had for 18 years in the field of student and faculty exchanges and research.

“I look forward to offering Burgundy School of Business students the opportunity to spend one year at Brock University on their MBA, and to welcoming Brock MBA students on a range of MSc degrees at the Burgundy School of Business.”

With the addition of the Burgundy MSc in wine management partnership, ranked among the best in the world, Goodman is now able to offer wine education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional development level, says Gaudes.

“Being located in the heart of Niagara’s wine country, it’s incumbent upon us to offer the depth of business education in the grape and wine industry that our partnership with Burgundy can provide.

“Not only do we have a long-standing relationship with the Burgundy School of Business, but quite literally, our roots in the grape and wine industry come from the Burgundy region,” he says.

At the undergraduate level, Goodman students are able to spend the winter semester at the Burgundy School of Business and receive a certificate in Wine Business and Tourism. To fill professional development needs, Goodman also launched a certificate in Wine Business Management this summer.

Goodman’s International Exchanges and Partnerships Manager Meredith Heaney says the new double/dual program deepens the School’s relationship with Burgundy, one of its oldest exchange partners.

“To build on such a long-term relationship and be able to offer our graduate students access to highly specialized programs is just amazing,” she says.

This is Goodman’s third double/dual degree at the graduate level. The school has similar opportunities for undergraduate students at partner schools in Ireland, France and Germany.

To learn more about the program, visit: brocku.ca/goodman/programs/mba

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