The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, has extended the accreditation of Brock University’s Goodman School of Business.
Announced Thursday, June 29 by the organization, the accreditation places Goodman among an elite group, with less than six per cent of business schools worldwide obtaining accreditation. Goodman was the third business school in Ontario to join AACSB when the School was first accredited in 2002.
Goodman Dean Barry Wright says the recognition is something everyone at the School can take pride in achieving. He extends his congratulations to all involved whose work contributed to the result.
“Having our AACSB accreditation extended reaffirms that Goodman is truly recognized by others as a leading business school,” he said. “We thank the peer review team for their time, report and insights.”
Some of the strengths noted in the report included Goodman’s exceptional commitment to student learning in all programs, the robust co-op and experiential learning opportunities offered to students, how the business school has centred equity, diversity and inclusion as a core component of its strategy, and how Goodman has deliberately and incrementally expanded its international engagement.
“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB. “The Goodman School of Business has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”
To maintain its accreditation, AACSB visits Goodman every five years to review and measure the School’s commitment to continuous improvement and to ensure it is aligned with the spirit and intent of the organization’s standards. The peer review team visited Brock earlier this year from March 5 to 7.