At Ivey, diversity is at the foundation of everything we do. We are committed to supporting and respecting the diverse personal experiences, values, and worldviews that students and faculty bring to the Ivey Executive MBA Program. From pre-admissions to building the individual cohorts, diversity is at the centre. Ivey attracts some of the most talented professionals from all over the globe. In addition to their diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds, the quality of professional experience that students bring to the Ivey Executive MBA classroom consistently raises the bar for learning environment and student success year-over-year.
Unique perspectives and experiences make up our classroom
We are committed to supporting and respecting the diverse personal experiences, values, and worldviews that students and faculty bring to the Ivey Executive MBA.
Ivey attracts talented faculty and staff from all over the globe
As well as students from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds. This brings a distinct flavour to the Ivey Executive MBA classroom, enhancing the student experience and success year-over-year.
“Interacting with the wide cross-section of expertise, industries, and age groups gave me perspectives that I could not have gained alone. I got to talk to, and work with, people at various levels in different organizations which now helps me better understand the connection between management decisions, and vision.”
Doug Pereira, EMBA '19
Operations Management Lead, Thermogenics
“I’ve shared some of my perspectives and experiences around mining development; I come from such a different part of the world and it takes context to understand my story. We learn from each other. The combination of your classmates, your learning team, and the professors provides a unique learning experience.”
James Arreak, EMBA '20
Executive Director, Coalition of Nunavut District Education Authorities
Read about how James Arreak and Firman Latimer are leading the way by using business skills to advance Indigenous communities.
Western is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities studying, visiting, and working at Ivey or any other part of campus. There are a variety of services, groups, and committees on campus devoted to promoting accessibility and ensuring that individuals have equitable access to services and facilities. Our goal is to provide support for, and facilitate the accommodation of, individuals with disabilities so they may achieve their full potential as members of the University community.
Inspiring leaders of today and tomorrow
Ivey fosters a supportive environment for female students, faculty, staff, and leaders. We celebrate the ability to invest in the development of female leaders.
Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program
Ivey’s Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership launched its inaugural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP) in the Summer of 2019. Through LAMP, MBA students learn from and network with distinguished women leaders and celebrate their success in the workplace.
Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women. Ivey is a business school sponsor of the Forté Foundation.
Lean In Canada
Lean In Canada is a community of professional women empowering each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers. By partnering with Lean In Canada, we are building on the strengths of both of our organizations to encourage even more women to seek positions of leadership around the world. Ivey is the only business school partnered with Lean In Canada.
The Ivey community of students, staff, and faculty across the School seeks to build a safer, more welcoming campus through the inclusion of the multiplicity of sexual and gender identities.
Ivey is a partner of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), a global initiative that educates and connects LGBTQ+ MBA students and alumni. Ivey students have access to ROMBA’s vast network, giving students a stronger connection with LGBTQ+ MBAs from around the world.