The Williams School of Business at Canada’s Bishop’s University has completed the NIBS reaccreditation process, following a visit from reviewers this week. A founding member of NIBS, Bishop’s was among the first schools to be awarded accreditation after the initiative was introduced in 2009.
The review panel consisted of NIBS Vice Presidents Ian Charles (International Business Academy, Denmark) and Robin Ritchie (Carleton University, Canada). The team was responsible for reviewing the school’s self-assessment report, and conducted additional data-gathering via meetings with faculty, staff and students at the Bishop’s campus in Lennoxville, Quebec.
Representing Bishop’s at the meetings were the Dean of the school, Francine Turmel, and members of the administrative staff, Marlène Canuel (Academic Advisor and Co-op Coordinator), Diane Mills (Student Mobility Officer), and Charlene Marion (Experiential Learning Coordinator). The reaccreditation panel also met with faculty members from the school’s Global Management and Leadership concentration, a librarian, and coordinators of the various teaching area groups: Robert Palmer (Global Management and Leadership), Mark Gandey (Accounting), Hafid Agourram (Management Information Systems), and Sylvie Béquet (Finance).
Long known for its small class sizes and focus on undergraduate education, Bishop’s emphasizes real-world experience in the classroom and a supportive learning environment. The school recently introduced a new concentration in Global Management and Leadership, as well as the ‘international business profile’, which allows students from any concentration to incorporate an international dimension into their degree programme. Over the next several years, it will also be expanding its support of experiential learning with significant new investment in facilities.
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