Personally, I have taken most of these extra courses and incorporated them into my degree even to the extent of not needing them to graduate. There is so much added value to one’s personal and professional lives that these courses can provide in terms of real-world experience and development as a business professional. With the additional funding and resources that Mr Navjeet (Bob) Dhillon provided the school, I can’t wait to see how the students develop in the coming years.
"There are so much added
value to your personal and
professional lives that these
courses can provide"
The renaming of the school also came with the AACSB accreditation. AACSB has been synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference. So joining this existing community of schools; to learn from and grow with, there will be more opportunities to grow existing programs and develop new ones. With the AACSB accreditation, you also get the benefit of graduating from an AACSB school, which can help on job applications after graduation.
Overall, this has been a positive change for the Management program, and a benefit to the University of Lethbridge becoming a destination university. It will be an exciting time for the next generation of students that will be attending the Dhillon School of Business to learn and grow with the new initiatives that the school will be providing.