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Brock University

Location: St. Catharines, Ontario

Dean: Dr. Martin Kusy

Accreditation: AACSB, ICAO and CMA

Unique Factors:

With the highest employment rate of any university in Ontario, it is clear that Brock University prepares its students for the rigours of today's world.

Whether you choose our regular degree offerings or accept the challenge of our dynamic co-operative education program, our distinguished faculty and interactive learning environment will inspire you to reach your full potential.

A Brock Business degree will help you take your career to a new level..Brock University's business program is unique in many ways. Class sizes are kept small (45-60 people) in order to help students feel comfortable in their new learning environment. This helps both professors and students to connect on a much more individual basis. Students have numerous opportunities to get involved and gain real work experience through our many clubs and associations. Brock is one of the few Canadian institutions to be recognized with accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International representing the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Programs Offered:

BAcc:

The BAcc program is offered on a regular four-year basis as well as on a co-operative work/study basis for students intending to become Chartered Accountants. The professionally-oriented Bachelor of Accounting (BAcc) degree combines a high level of specialization in accounting with a broad base of studies in social sciences, mathematics and business. A student with a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University will have attained the highest level of prerequisite credits toward a professional accounting designation available in any four-year program in an Ontario university.

BBA:

Brock's BBA program combines professionally oriented business courses with studies in social sciences, humanities, mathematics and science. Our graduates enjoy a wide variety of employment opportunities in industry, commerce and government, and many have gone onto graduate studies in law, business and public administration. As either a regular BBA student or co-op student, you can choose one of the following concentrations: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resources Management, International Business, Marketing and Public Administration.

MAcc:

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program is specifically designed to assist students in the assimilation of advanced knowledge in accounting and related aspects of business. The program encourages the development of critical thinking, analytic and communication skills. It is intended to enhance the ability of students to adapt and respond to a complex changing business environment and to develop a professional attitude, with sensitivity to related ethical questions.
Students select either a generalized stream that includes an independent study with a faculty member in the student's area of interest, the tax specialty stream that includes advanced study in several areas of taxation, or the information systems specialty stream that includes advanced study in several areas of information systems and one independent study in the area of information systems with a faculty member. In all streams, students take one of more electives or specialty courses in other business topics or in approved topics outside the Faculty of Business.

There is also an internship option for students that involve a four-month work placement during the summer months in between the two required academic terms of study.

IMAcc:

The International Master of Accountancy program is specifically designed to provide international students with a broad background in all aspects of accounting with an emphasis on managerial accounting and information systems. All aspects of professional communication are strongly emphasized: writing, speaking, listening, and reading.

The program is a lock-step program that includes: an intensive English language study program, a transition term, and two academic terms.

The objective of the transition term is to ensure that students have the appropriate background in North American accounting: business environment including marketing, organizational behaviour, finance, and business law; educational delivery methods, and English to succeed in graduate-level accounting courses.

There is also an internship option for IMAcc students to work in Canada for a four-month work term following the completion of their academic courses.

MBA:

The MBA program at Brock is designed to provide talented individuals the opportunity to obtain an advanced professional business education that will enable them to realize their full potential and career goals. The program provides students with advanced management education, including advanced knowledge relating to professional business designations. This objective is carried out in the program by emphasizing the development and integration of the broad-based, functional business knowledge needed to advance an individual's management career while permitting them to develop in-depth specialized knowledge in a selected field.

To ensure that students receive both the depth and breadth of education that is demanded in business, the MBA program includes a core of courses in the foundation areas of management and the opportunity to specialize in fields of proven excellence within the faculty. These specialized areas include accounting, finance, human resource management and marketing. Students in the MBA program are expected to integrate their knowledge across subject areas and to develop sensitivity to the global implications of business through both dedicated courses and diverse case analysis.

MBA (ISP):

The Master of Business Administration (International Student Program) is delivered over a 16-month period, consisting of four academic terms of 13 weeks each. There is also an internship option available to MBA (ISP) students upon completion of the program academic courses.

Students must attend an intensive four-week English study program that includes classes in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the context of the North American business environment. This program provides students with the communication skills necessary to attempt Canadian graduate-level courses.

During the first two terms of the program, the MBA (ISP) provides international students with a broad integrated background in all aspects of management and functional areas of business. During the third and fourth terms, students will acquire a more in-depth knowledge in the areas of either marketing or finance.

 

Website: http://www.brocku.ca/business