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Patrick Rafuah

I joined PwC Nigeria after my undergrad at the University of Benin, Nigeria and spent the next four years leading teams in the audit of multinational firms in the consumer products goods industry. After a progressive career in PwC, I joined Unilever Nigeria where I became a global player working as the financial planning analyst for Europe, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and the Risk and Audit manager for Africa, based in Durban, South Africa. As my interaction with senior leadership within Unilever increased, I decided I needed an MBA to prepare for the increasing responsibilities that I anticipate in the future, and also to develop the necessary skills needed in the ever-evolving business management landscape.

I began to do extensive research and evaluation on schools, and Ivey was top on my list based on its reputation in Canada. The case-based method of teaching, strong Alumni network, and one-year MBA program were the key deciding factors for me.

During the MBA program, I was worried that I might not be able to switch careers, but after various sessions with the career management team, and their help in preparing me for the recruitment season, I am much more confident in the career decision I have made.

My advice to prospective students is to do a class visit to experience the case-based method of teaching and the collegial environment that exists at Ivey. If you are unable to visit, I encourage that you speak with a current student who can give you real insight into the experience.

MBA '19

Ivey Business School

Patrick Rafuah

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