In its latest partnership under the International Enterprise pilot program, Brock University has reached an agreement with Business Management School (BMS) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
BMS students can now transfer their course credits from their first two years of study to Brock, where they will be applied towards the completion of a four-year undergraduate degree.
The partnership between the two institutions developed through their mutual core values.
“Brock University shares BMS’ commitment to access, the value of intercultural sharing and empowering students to become tomorrow’s globally engaged leaders,” said Leigh-Ellen Keating, Director, Brock International.
For nearly two decades, BMS has offered diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programs in multiple business and science disciplines. BMS’ mission is to create an intellectually stimulating learning environment through inspirational teaching and research within an inclusive academic culture that benefits the learner, community, country and the region.
“This agreement builds on their students’ experience and offers them a chance to study at a prestigious Canadian institution,” said Keating.
The agreement will also enhance the experience of current Brock students, creating the next generation of global citizens through the increased internationalization of campus.
Ammaar Ruxshan Juhardeen, a third-year Economics student and International Student Ambassador who transferred to Brock from Sri Lanka in 2018, said the BMS agreement will “pave the way for future generations to come by demonstrating the inclusivity of the Canadian university environment.”
The memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two institutions also highlights other areas of collaboration, including visiting scholar opportunities for faculty; joint research activities and publications; and the development of short-term and exchange student mobility programs.
“We are excited about this collaboration and the experiential and academic opportunities this partnership has for both BMS and Brock,” said Keating. “Sri Lanka is a culturally rich country, one which has much to offer the Brock community.”