With the increasing trend of internationalization, Brock University’s Goodman School of Business, double undergraduate degree in Business Administration is increasing in popularity, relevance, and importance.
According to a May 2019 report by globalEDGE, a comprehensive online research tool, “global marketing has become more and more important over the years with the increasing trend of internationalization.” For those studying business, an understanding of, and experience in, international commerce has never been more integral to success.
The business leaders of tomorrow will overcome challenges and conquer industries through a holistic, global approach to problem-solving.
Global understanding of business is critical
“A global education creates an appreciation for the world we live in,” explains Dr. Andrew Gaudes, Dean of the Goodman School of Business. “Gaining an understanding of how businesses work towards building relationships and fulfilling contracts with components being contributed from around the world is critical.”
No wonder more business students than ever are demanding their education feature an international component. In response to this demand, Brock University has created a unique business administration degree that enables students to split their study time equally between home and abroad, and that includes both domestic and foreign work placements.
Brock currently has partnerships with highly-regarded universities located in Ireland and France, as well as two in Germany, while also offering a graduate double degree program with two partner schools in France, with students doing the first year at home and the second abroad.
“I applied to the double degree just for the sake of doing something different,” says Kellie Williamson, part of the first cohort to enroll at Dublin City University in 2015 and also amongst the first to graduate this fall. “What I got was something completely beyond what I had ever imagined. It has paid off in so many ways.”
Studying abroad as part of the Goodman program completely changed the course of my entire academic career.Kellie Williamson, Goodman School of Business student
Double degree includes international work experience
Students who successfully complete the double degree program earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Brock University, in addition to a second degree from the partner school — all without expensive international fees, as students pay just one domestic tuition. It’s the only double degree opportunity with a co-op program that gives students international work experience.
“Co-op experience is a great way to break up your studies while also giving you the opportunity to apply what you’re learning in real-world situations,” says Williamson. “I ended up getting the chance to work at Virgin Media Ireland, working closely with senior executives including the CEO.”
As the value of international business knowledge and experience continues to increase, there’s no better way to separate yourself from the crowd than by doubling down on your education. The business leaders of tomorrow will overcome challenges and conquer industries through a holistic, global approach to problem-solving, an approach molded by programs like the Goodman School of Business double degree.
“Studying abroad as part of the Goodman program completely changed the course of my entire academic career,” says Williamson. “Going to Ireland was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”