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 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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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European Foundation of Management Development (EFMD) Programme Accreditation

The Goodman School of Business holds EFMD Programme Accreditation, for the Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op International Double Degree program. This accreditation constitutes an internationally recognized and peer-reviewed program. EFMD is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of business programs.

The quality of education at both Brock and our European partner schools is highlighted through this accreditation. The Double Degree program grants students two degrees, one from Brock and one from a European partner University.

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Member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

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.

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Business School Impact System (BSIS)

The Business School Impact System (BSIS) is an assessment process that is designed to determine the extent and nature of a business school’s impact upon its local environment. The process is well established in the French higher education sector and is now offered through a joint venture between the French National Foundation for Management Education (FNEGE) and European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Global Network. Goodman is the third Canadian business school to undertake this analysis.

Click here to view the BSIS Impact Report

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Accredited Partner of the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA) Institute

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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Courses Approved by Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

HR designations are available exclusively from the HRPA. HRPA’s designation framework defines competency across three levels of capability – professional, leader, and executive. Learn more about the designations and their requirements.

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Professionally accredited academic programs by National Centre for Management Accreditation (NCMA) by CIM Chartered Managers Canada

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 and fill in your information and have immediate access to all association benefits.

Please click here for additional details about the designation requirements.

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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.

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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

The GSB Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Finance concentration, is a CFA University Affiliation Program (UAP). This status is granted to institutions whose degree programs incorporate at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK, which represents the core knowledge, skills, and abilities generally accepted and applied by investment professionals globally). The Finance concentration offers students the opportunity to obtain a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them to sit for the CFA exams. With CFA partnership, 10 scholarships (available to both undergraduate and graduate students) are offered yearly. Details for the CFA Scholarship Application can be found in this guide. The yearly deadline for CFA scholarship applications to the GSB is June 30.