Skip to Main Content

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.

Professor lecturing to a class of students with his back to the camera
Tima Bansal

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.

Jagroop Gill

“In considering business schools, I sought a progressive culture with a relatable curriculum where I could connect with my course content in a way I could not during my undergrad. Ivey’s Case Method Learning drew me to the program and was transformative. Classroom discussions create a challenging but inclusive environment. The opportunity to discuss and consider the perspectives of professionals across different backgrounds, experience levels, and industries is not something I would have had access to outside the classroom.”

Jagroop Gill, EMBA '21 
Director of Customer Success, Dataiku

“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

Doug Pereira
James Arreak

“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.

Female Western Student with her Golden Retriever seeing eye dog


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.

Ivey Women

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.

Priscilla Luna



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.

Connect with Ivey Business School