Next steps for new graduate students

Received an offer of admission for a Goodman Graduate Program?
Here are your next steps:

Congratulations and welcome to Goodman!

As a newly admitted student, you will have many questions about your offer of admission. The information on this page will help you understand your offer of admission and the next steps.

Admission letter
Admission letters are issued by the Faculty of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Goodman School of Business. Admission letters are typically uploaded to your account, ‘Application Status’ section, within 2 weeks of you receiving your emailed notification from Goodman.

Accepting your offer of admission
After receiving your decision letter, you will have 3 weeks to reply to our offer of admission. Please accept or decline our offer through your account.

If you accept our offer of admission and are in the MBA, MAcc, MBA (ISP), IMAcc, GDBA or GDAC programs, then you will be required to submit a non-refundable tuition deposit to hold your spot. Details of the tuition deposit will be included in your letter.

Please note that you are able to pay the deposit as soon as you accept our offer of admission. A list of valid payment methods is on the Methods of Payment page. *Please also note that your tuition deposit will not show up as a charge on your financial history so there will be no fee statement needed if you choose to pay by cheque.

Final Documents
Students accepting their offer of admission will need to provide official documents to finalize their admission. The documents that need to be submitted are listed as “Owing to Finalize Admission” on your account in the ‘Document Status’ section. Official final documents can be dropped off in the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the Mackenzie Chown Building, D Block, Room 250 or can be mailed to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Brock University
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1

Graduate Portal
As a new Goodman grad student it is very important that you become familiar with using the Goodman Graduate Portal Communication System. You will use the Graduate Portal for all written correspondence with the Goodman Grad Office (i.e., your academic advisor/coordinator) once you are a current student.

As an admitted student, you currently already have an active account in the Graduate Portal as a ‘prospective student’. Once you accept our offer of admission, your Graduate Portal account will be converted to that of a ‘current student’ and you will be given direct access to communicate with your academic advisor and other relevant tools for current students. You will be notified by email when your account has been changed from ‘prospective student’ to ‘current student’ status. Once your Graduate Portal account has been changed, you will begin using your Brock credentials to login (Campus ID example: ab12cd and password. These credentials are the same as the ones used to log in to your account). There is no need to create another portal account as a current student.

If you are an MBA, MAcc, MSc, GDBA or GDAC student, you will be provided with information about how to proceed with registering for courses once you have accepted your offer, paid your deposit (not required for MSc students) and your account has been transferred to that of a current student. Depending on the time of year that you are admitted, registration may or may not be open yet for the subsequent terms. Registration for the Spring term typically opens in March. Registration for Fall/Winter terms typically opens in July. You will receive additional email instructions about registration closer to the start of the registration period.

If you are an MBA (ISP) or IMAcc student, you will not be registering until you arrive on campus in August for the start of your program. Specific registration instructions will be provided to you at that time.

Brock Email
As a Brock student, all official communications will be sent to your Brock email account. Once you have accepted our offer, please check your Brock email and your personal email regularly as we phase in the use of your Brock account for all communications. Once you are a registered student, Brock will only send correspondence to your Brock email account.

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Fall 2020 Orientation

WHO: All new MBA (FT/PT), and MSc students beginning in September.



WHY: This orientation will cover the academic expectations of your graduate program and help you become familiar with the services of the Graduate Programs Office and the Goodman School of Business.

A full schedule will be emailed to all incoming MBA, MSc and GDBA graduate students.

FALL 2020 PMPC Business Orientation

WHO: All new PMPC students



WHY: This orientation will cover administrative policies and procedures and help you become familiar with the services of the Graduate Programs Office.

Winter 2020 Orientation

WHO: MAcc, GDAC, GDBA, and MBA students beginning in January 2020

WHEN: Monday, January 6th, 2020

WHERE: Pond Inlet

WHY: This mandatory orientation will cover academic expectations/program progression requirements and help you become familiar with the services of the Graduate Programs Office. Information sessions will also be offered to provide more information about extra curricular opportunities, career resources and co-op programs.

REGISTRATION:  Register in the “Event Registration” section of the portal.