Accreditations, Designations and Memberships

The Goodman School of Business at Brock University affirms its place among world’s best business programs with accreditation from prestigious domestic and international business, management, and accounting associations

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Accredited by AACSB International

The Goodman School of Business is a member of an elite group of exceptional business schools around the world, with international accreditation conferred by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the oldest and most respected accrediting body for business schools worldwide.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Accreditation by AACSB International allows the Goodman School of Business to be one of the few Canadian universities with a Chapter in the Beta Gamma Sigma Honour Society (BGS). Membership in BGS is the highest recognition a business student can receive in an undergraduate or masters program accredited by AACSB International

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Accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)

The Goodman School of Business became the first business school in Ontario to be accredited to the Master’s level by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) under the new National CPA Accreditation Program.

Graduates of the CPA-Accredited Program at the Goodman School of Business gain direct access to the CPA Common Final Evaluation (CFE), which is the national qualifying evaluation for the CPA designation. Students enrolled in the accredited CPA Pathway will also be able to complete paid co-op work terms with national accounting firms, government agencies and public and private sector companies while completing the BAcc component.

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Member of the European Foundation for Management Development

The Goodman School of Business is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) which brings together leading academics and senior executives from business schools and companies and provides them with unparalleled benchmarking and networking opportunities.

Partner School with The International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS)

The International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS) is a consortium of 13 leading business schools in Europe, USA and Latin America. The partner schools are located in Dublin (Ireland), Lancaster (United Kingdom), Madrid (Spain), Reims/Rouen (France), Reutlingen (Germany), Piacenza (Italy), Boston (MA, USA), Raleigh (NC, USA), Elon (NC,USA), San Diego (CA, USA), Puebla (Mexico), São Paulo (Brazil) and St. Catharines (Canada).

The IPBS partners offer undergraduate programmes that grant double degrees, require study in two countries, and promote language and cultural fluency along with business aptitude. Furthermore, five of these partners offer an intensive 12 to 15 month (depending on the track choice) Masters of Science in International Management (MIM). The MIM features study in two countries and concentrates on the preparation of managers for the international business world. The programme is taught entirely in English.

Click here to view the IPBS brochure.

Canadian Professional Sales Association Designation (CPSA)

Students at the Goodman School of Business may choose to pursue professional designations after their studies. These professional designations show commitment and achievement through a variety of business industries including accounting, finance, human resources and sales. For the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) – Professional Sales Certificate (PSC) designation, students (undergraduate and graduate) must meet the following requirements.

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CIM Chartered Managers Canada/NCMA National Centre for Management Accreditation

The Goodman School of Business (GSB) maintains accreditation with CIM Chartered Managers Canada (CIM) for our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program and earns accreditation for the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Being recognized by CIM’s National Centre for Management Accreditation (NCMA) qualifies GSB’s BBA and MBA programs to satisfy the educational requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) and Chartered Manager (C.Mgr.) professional designations. This accreditation is held by 29 schools in Canada. GSB’s BBA program was first accredited by CIM in 2009 and was reaccredited in January 2020. GSB achieved accreditation of the MBA program for the first time in January 2020.

The BBA and MBA programs at the Goodman School of Business are NCMA Nationally Accredited Programs by CIM | Chartered Managers Canada. As a result, Goodman students are entitled to free associate membership. Navigate to  https://cim.ca/student and fill in your information and have immediate access to all association benefits.

Please click here for additional details about the designation requirements.