Brock University’s Goodman School of Business has received accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) for one of its flagship offerings — the Bachelor of Business Administration International Double Degree co-op program.
The program — which grants students two degrees, one from Brock and one from a European partner university, while giving students work experience on both continents — was granted EFMD Programme Accreditation last month.
“I am immensely proud of our school for receiving this accreditation,” said Goodman Dean Andrew Gaudes. “This program is like no other in Canada and receiving accreditation is a reflection of the dedication our staff and faculty have placed in building a program that provides students with a unique global experience of the highest quality.”
Only five Canadian business schools, including Goodman, have received EFMD Programme Accreditation.
Barbara Sporn, Director of EFMD Programme Accreditation, said the organization was happy to welcome Goodman’s double degree program to the pool of EFMD accredited programs.
“We were very impressed by the school’s internationalization approach, from its faculty’s international background and experience to its robust international partnership network,” Sporn said. “This achievement illustrates the school’s commitment to the continuous quality improvement of their program, and we are looking forward to accompanying them on this journey.”
The three-year accreditation recognizes the quality of education at both Brock and the European partner schools and comes after a thorough analysis of the program by EFMD’s Peer Review Team, which included a virtual visit to the Goodman School in May.
The newly accredited program at Goodman includes partnerships with Lancaster University Management School in the U.K., NEOMA Business School in France, Dublin City University in Ireland and the European Business School as well as ESB Reutlingen University in Germany. The double degree program involves four to four and a half years of study and work experience with Goodman student tuition fees being paid to Brock.