Initial EFMD Programme Accreditation awarded to Bissett School of Business, Goodman School of Business and MacEwan University School of Business

EFMD is pleased to announce that programme accreditation was recently awarded to Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Co-op International Double Degree and MacEwan University School of Business, Bachelor of Commerce.

Barbara Sporn, Director of EFMD Programme Accreditation, reacted to the schools’ recent achievements: ‘We are delighted to see the schools’ commitment to the continuous quality improvement of their programmes rewarded. Each programme has demonstrated considerable strengths and has successfully achieved the EFMD programme accreditation process. Sincere congratulations to all, and we are looking forward to further developing our cooperation.’

Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University

Offering education in all major management and business administration areas, Bissett School of Business is a well-regarded institution in Alberta. Driven by talented and inspired faculty and student-first values, the school has dedicated itself to providing education on the leading edge of global business trends and community relevance.

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) demonstrates strong community engagement, experiential learning and links to the world of practice. The programme’s distinctiveness is embodied in its curriculum, which includes prominent liberal arts features and a focused orientation towards the social inclusion of First Nation students.

Commenting on the recent achievement, Kelly Williams-Whitt, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies at Mount Royal University, stated: ‘The Bissett School of Business is delighted to receive the three-year EFMD Accreditation for our Bachelor of Business Administration. It is an affirmation of the quality of our programs and the outstanding work of our team of faculty and staff. Our aim is to provide an exceptional undergraduate educational experience. The rigorous review process required for the EFMD Accreditation has provided valuable insights that we can use to help us achieve that objective. We know there is work to do and are excited to build on the opportunities the accreditation provides for the School and our students.’

Goodman School of Business, Brock University

With the ambition to help develop tomorrow’s business leaders who are ready to think critically, adapt to changing business landscapes and look beyond geographic boundaries, the Goodman School of Business offers programmes at both the undergraduate and graduate level. It provides hands-on experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom.

The quality of internationalisation achieved in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Co-op International Double Degree programme is to be commended. The programme delivers a robust international study experience supported by the international backgrounds and experience of the faculty and the School’s strong international partnership network.

‘As Dean of the Goodman School of Business, I am immensely proud of our School receiving EFMD Accreditation for our Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op International Double Degree. This is a program like no other in Canada, and receiving accreditation is a reflection of the dedication our staff and faculty have placed in building a program, which provides students with a unique global experience of the highest quality. EFMD Accreditation signals to the world that our programme satisfies the stringent criteria of an internationally recognised and respected peer-reviewed system,’ commented Andrew Gaudes, Dean of the Goodman School of Business, on their recent achievement.

MacEwan University School of Business

Powered by Alberta’s entrepreneurial spirit and catalysing creative business partnerships, MacEwan University School of Business aims to transform its students into business practitioners skilled at anticipating trends and creating solutions. Students and faculty are encouraged to apply their research, solve organisational challenges and contribute to society.

The delivery of the Bachelor of Commerce is to be commended as it supports learners’ success for multiculturally and socially diverse student groups. The programme also incorporates work-integrated learning, applied/practice orientation, as well as a strong focus on ethics, responsibility and sustainability.

‘The MacEwan University School of Business is proud and excited to join the global EFMD community. This accomplishment took several years of hard work and dedication, and it is a testament to our school’s commitment to delivering a first-class undergraduate business school education. We recognize that the pursuit of business excellence is a journey and not a destination and that engagement is the best type of education. We look forward to engaging with our EFMD partner institutions on collaborations that will help us grow and improve our educational offerings.,’Commented Craig Kuziemsky, Interim Dean at MacEwan University School of Business .

During the same Accreditation Board meeting, the following institutions were also granted the EFMD Programme re-accreditation:

About EFMD Programme Accreditation

EFMD Accredited is a comprehensive programme accreditation system for business and/or management degrees and courses, including face-to-face, blended and online provisions. It constitutes a benchmark for what is considered an internationally recognised and peer-reviewed programme.

The accreditation covers all facets of programme provision: from its institutional, national and international environment, through its design, delivery, outcomes and impacts, to its quality assurance processes. EFMD Accredited emphasises academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability. EFMD Programme Accreditation helps schools strive for excellence in an ongoing improvement process following each accreditation or re-accreditation visit.

Currently, there are 130 EFMD Accredited programmes from 98 institutions in 39 countries.



Find out more about the becoming of EFMD Accredited in this Global Focus article, “EFMD Programme Accreditation: Past, Present and Future” by Barbara Sporn, Robert Galliers and Jens Petter Tøndel, or visit our website.