The Sprott School of Business completed a process of identification of its tangible and intangible benefits that the Schools brings to its impact zone and we extend our congratulations!
The unique Business School Impact System (BSIS) scheme is designed to determine the extent of a school’s impact upon its local environment – the city or region in which it is located. The BSIS process is offered in a joint venture between EFMD Global Network and FNEGE as a service to EFMD members in any part of the world.
Michel Kalika, the BSIS Director said: “We are delighted to see the Sprott School of Business in the pool of schools that underwent the Business School Impact System. The School is positioned as a forward-looking institution with links to the business community, and governmental offices and agencies. Their students are well placed to find good opportunities on the job market, particularly in the field of accounting. We have been impressed by the impact of Sprott on its community.”
The Sprott School of Business, given its educational reputation, appeals to students from across Canada and abroad. The international attractiveness of the Sprott School of Business is significant and its enabling effect in terms of transfer of new talent from abroad to the region can generate impact. The Master of Accounting and the Ph.D. are two programmes that are making a major contribution to the Canadian market, by producing highly-skilled talent that is beneficial for the national economy.
The School has a significant financial impact on the local economy. We could easily imagine the negative repercussions for the impact zone if the School was to disappear or decline!
In terms of entrepreneurial activity, the School’s encouraging pedagogy and scheme have led to the creation of a number of new firms and innovation projects and its role inside the university in this field is very significant.
Linda Schweitzer, the Interim Dean of the Sprott School of Business, said: “The BSIS helped us to identify critical data, clarify the nature of our impact, and focus our strategic efforts to not only measure but also build on our impact. We are looking forward to moving our School’s impact to the next level.”