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 MBA. Diversity underlies everything we do: from pre-admissions, to building the individual cohorts, to the variety of clubs and associations available for you to join.
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 MBA classroom, enhancing the student experience and success year-over-year.
“Ivey has consistently blown me away with its community, faculty, and curriculum…Ivey is the best when it comes to fostering that sense of community — a community that also constantly pushes me out of my comfort zone and helps me grow.”
– William Nguyen, MBA ’19
Women in Business
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.
Chelsea AngelMBA ’20
“As women, one of the areas where we tend to differ from men is our levels of self-confidence and propensity to take risks. In the classroom, you are constantly being asked to share your opinions. After 6 months in the program, I have felt the impact of my own transformation and know that I am a lot more confident in my own intelligence and abilities.”
Nishita HoreMBA ’20
“Believe in yourself. Often times I found myself doubting my abilities and potential – wondering if I would be able to succeed in an MBA program. Talking to other women and creating a supportive network helped me overcome these doubts. I have come to learn that I have my strengths and can leverage those in many different situations.”
Alexandra KrolakMBA ’20
“The community of amazing individuals and friends I have made at Ivey is something I will be thankful for every day for the rest of my life.”
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. As a business school sponsor, we are part of the Forté Fellows Program, created with the intention of increasing the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs.
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. Through this partnership, we are pleased to offer Lean in Canada scholarships, available exclusively to select female candidates who are also members of Lean in Canada. In order to apply for this scholarship, applicants must be members of Lean in Canada before applying to the Ivey MBA Program.
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.
Ivey offers two ROMBA Fellowships each year for incoming students.
Aakanksha Sabharwal discusses what is feels like to graduate admits the COVID-19 virus outbreak
Fewer women attend schools of business than schools of medicine or law. Many organizations are working hard to change this. We're very excited about two new partnerships we've formed with organizations whose aim is to encourage even more women to seek positions of leadership around the world.
In this blog post, Kathryn Tang, Ivey MBA 2017, speaks about her experience with New Venture Project and Global Ivey Day as well as discussing the strong connection she feels to the Ivey community — both peers and alumni.
The first day of my MBA journey at the Ivey Business School is one I will never forget. I remember walking into my first class with one of the outstanding faculty at Ivey,
Big thanks to Stephanie Garisto, MBA 2015 and Co-President of the Ivey Women in Management Club, for writing this week’s blog post!
Before coming to Ivey, I worked as an Associate Principle at Meritco Services. While at Meritco, I was immersed in ten industries including CPG, healthcare, industrial goods...