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  • Goodman remains among worlds best with prestigious business accreditation

    Brock University’s Goodman School of Business has reaffirmed its place among the world’s most acclaimed business programs.The business school has been re-accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the longest serving and most prestigious global accrediting body for business schools.Fewer than five per cent of business degree-granting institutions around the world achieve an AACSB accreditation, the highest standard of achievement for business schools.The re-accreditation is effective for the next five years and is an indication of Goodman’s commitment to continuous improvement and excellence in business education.In January, Brock hosted a peer-review team comprised of senior leadership from other business schools across North America to assess Goodman’s academic curriculum, staff support and research activities against the international accreditation standards.“This accreditation is not just about meeting the standards, it recognizes that there are always things to continuously improve upon,” said Goodman School of Business Dean Andrew Gaudes. Goodman has been steadily identifying areas where the business school excels and can improve upon so that they can be addressed to exceed the AACSB expectations.“This is a tremendous accomplishment for Goodman to continue with AACSB accreditation since 2002,” Gaudes said. “We continue to be confident that we not only meet the accreditation but also excel in this space in comparison to other business schools around the world.”Goodman’s AACSB accreditation covers its six degree programs.Throughout the review process, Goodman’s program size, faculty enthusiasm and experiential education opportunities, particularly through Service-Learning, were noted as key areas of strength.“AACSB congratulates the Goodman School of Business on extending its accreditation,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice-President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International.“The intense peer-review process confirms a school’s continued focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development and student learning. Goodman’s dedication to delivering high quality business education will create the next generation of great leaders.” read more

  • In one of his last outings Eamon Gilmore to discuss what to

    first_imgIreland has already committed €200,000 in emergency aid to buy tents and hygiene kits for these people. Gilmore said it was critical that Iraq’s political leaders “come together in a more constructive way to overcome this crisis”.The view from the USUS President Barack Obama has warned that the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) could destabilise other countries in the volatile region.Isis, which has already taken over several cities, is aiming to create an Islamic state that will incorporate both Iraq and Syria.Speaking last night, Obama ruled out putting US combat troops on the ground in Iraq again, but said that their ideology poses a medium and long-term threat to the United States.“We’re going to have to be vigilant generally,” he said in an interview. “Right now the problem with Isis is the fact that they’re destabilising the country”.“This could spill over into some of our allies like Jordan,” he said. “They are engaged in wars in Syria where, in the vacuum that’s been created, they could amass more arms, more resources”.Read: Obama warns that Iraqi extremists could destabilise other countries > Read: Iraqi troops show strength, but ISIS captures key crossing > IN WHAT WILL be one of his final outings as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will be in Luxembourg today to discuss the worsening crisis in Iraq with other EU Foreign Ministers.Speaking ahead of the event, Gilmore said he was “extremely concerned” by the deteriorating situation.“The surge in violence represents a serious threat to the security, not only of the Iraqi people, but of the whole region,” he said.The Foreign Affairs Council – which is made up of all EU foreign ministers – will meet with the UN Special Representative on Iraq, Nikolay Mladenov, to talk about the number of people forced to flee the country.An estimated half a million Iraqis have had to leave their homes due to the fighting so far.Watch: What Eamon Gilmore had to say as he arrived for the meeting in Luxembourg last_img read more