Dean Robert Kennedy

On October 1, 2013, Dean Robert (Bob) Kennedy began his role as the ninth dean of the Ivey Business School. Bob comes to Ivey from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where for the past 10 years he has led the William Davidson Institute (WDI), a non-profit research and educational institute that focuses on business and policy issues in emerging market economies. During the same time, Bob served as the Director of the Ross School Global Initiative and as the Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration at Ross, teaching corporate strategy and international business courses in the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education programs. 

A well-known scholar, speaker, and educator, Bob Kennedy’s research focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing businesses in developing countries.

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One month into the Ivey MBA

  Apr 19, 2017

For Rabih Chour, MBA '18 candidate, it was Ivey or nothing. He wrote a blog reflecting on his first month in the MBA Program.

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  Apr 12, 2017

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  Apr 7, 2017

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau: Budget 2017 and empowering women

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  Apr 4, 2017

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