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Bow Valley College launches School of Business, receives new accreditation

CALGARY - Members of Calgary's business community joined Sharon Carry, President and CEO of Bow Valley College, Dr. David Allwright, founding Dean of the Bow Valley College School of Business, and George Penny, Treasurer of the Canadian Institute of Management - Southern Alberta Branch, on campus yesterday for the launch of the School of Business at Bow Valley College and to celebrate accreditation of the Business Administration Diploma Program by the Canadian Institute of Management.

"The School of Business is an acknowledgement of our rapid growth and strong reputation in Calgary and beyond," said Sharon Carry, President and CEO of Bow Valley College. "It's also a commitment to our community stakeholders and industry representatives." 

Bow Valley College has been part of the Calgary landscape for nearly 50 years and the business community has been a steady partner in the development of the College and its programming.

"The School of Business at Bow Valley College is excited to begin this new chapter as part of a growing institution," said Dr. David Allwright, founding Dean of the Bow Valley College School of Business.  "We are looking forward to working with our industry partners to enhance the educational pathways for our students"

At the launch of the School of Business the College also announced accreditation by the Canadian Institute for Management of the Business Administration Diploma Program.

"It's an honor to present this certificate to Bow Valley College as I believe this speaks volumes about not only the quality of the program but the quality of the teaching staff and the eventual learning outcomes for its students," said George Penny, Treasurer of the Canadian Institute of Management - Southern Alberta Branch.

This accreditation is one additional way Bow Valley College is helping business graduates attain recognition for their academic credentials and workplace experience. After gaining experience in the workplace, graduates of the College's Business Administration Diploma program will be able to apply for Canadian Institute of Management (CIM) and Professional Manager (P.Mgr) designations.

For more information about the School of Business at Bow Valley College and the Business Administration Diploma Program visit:

 http://www.bowvalleycollege.ca/programs-and-courses/business.html

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