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Canada: Brock uni joins business schools p’ship

Brock University’s Goodman Schools of Business, in Ontario, has joined the International Partnership of Business Schools, the first Canadian institution to join the 13-member global network.

Part of the Brock University campus in Ontario. Photo: Philcomanforterie / Wikimedia Commons

It means new study locations will be available to Brock students

The IPBS network of business schools across Europe, North and Latin America which gives students have the opportunity to obtain a double degree, requiring study in two countries, with a focus on language and cultural competence.

“This partnership will literally open up a world of opportunity”

The partnership was signed in March during the IPBS annual meeting, hosted by the association’s member institution Universidad de las Américas Puebla, in Mexico.

“This partnership will literally open up a world of opportunity for our students and faculty,” the dean of Brock’s Goodman School of Business Andrew Gaudes said in a statement.

“It means we are now part of a group that holds the same values of including international experience as well as incorporating work placement in a student’s business education.”

Goodman Business School already offers double-degree options with three IPSB members, but thanks to the new agreement the institution is now finalising additional double-degree opportunities with new network allies, the institution statement read.

This will open up opportunities for students and faculty in Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the UK and the US.

A Canadian institution joining the consortium will strengthen IPBS’ presence in North America, the network’s president Robert Robinson said in a statement.

“The entry of the Goodman School of Business into the International Partnership of Business Schools is a significant high point in the development of our consortium,” he said.

“Brock University is the first Canadian institution to participate in our innovative network of business schools, thus consolidating the presence of the IPBS in North America. Brock brings to the consortium a freshness, vigor and dynamism that will serve to enhance our reputation and quality.”

The other members of IPBS are: Dublin City University, Elon University, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Lancaster University, Neoma Business School, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Reutlingen University, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the University of San Diego.

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