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Goodman School of Business earns prestigious CPA accreditation for MBA program

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Brock University’s Goodman School of Business has been accredited by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) under the new National CPA Accreditation Program.

Brock’s Goodman School is currently the only business school in Ontario to offer a combined MBA and CPA program.

The new combined program allows non-accounting university graduates to pursue an MBA and an accounting designation at the same time. The two-year graduate program also includes a co-op work term.

The CPA/MBA program will offer a CPA-accredited stream that provides graduates with advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP).

“It’s never too late to make a career change and this accreditation provides university graduates with a faster and seamless route to becoming professional accountants,” says Don Cyr, Dean, Goodman School of Business. “Graduates of our undergraduate and graduate accounting programs are already in high demand. The combination of a Goodman MBA and the CPA designation will be a competitive advantage in the workplace.”

The accreditation of the MBA closely follows the recent accreditation of Goodman’s Bachelor of Accounting and Master of Accountancy. In December 2013, Goodman 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.

The MBA’s accreditation builds on the recent BAcc and MACC accreditation by CPA Ontario as well as the MBA’s former status as a CMA/MBA combined program with the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario.

“Our partnership with Brock, which has been very beneficial in the past, has been taken to the next level by the accreditation of their MBA program,” said Brian Leader, FCPA, FCA, Vice-President of Learning at CPA Ontario. “We’re very pleased to be able to once again work with Brock to provide course enhancements beneficial to their students and our future Chartered Professional Accountants.”

About Goodman School of Business at Brock University:
Based at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., the Goodman School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. The Goodman School is home to more than 2,600 undergraduate students and 450 graduate students, and has 7,000 alumni worldwide. Follow the Goodman School of Business on Twitter and Instagram @GoodmanSchool and Like it on Facebook.

About The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario:
The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (registered name of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario) is the qualifying and regulatory body of Ontario’s almost 37,000 CPAs and 6,000 CPA Students. With a rich history dating back to 1879, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario serves the public interest by developing, monitoring and enforcing the highest standards of professional competence and ethical conduct. Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations of all types for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership. The Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario’s website is: www.cpaontario.ca Information for students can be found under, “High School & University.”

For more info:
* Susan LeBlanc, manager, communications, Goodman School of Business, Brock
University, 905-688-5550 x4688; sleblanc@brocku.ca

* Perry Jensen, director, media relations, CPA Ontario, 416-969-4271;
pjensen@cpaontario.ca
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