- Sep 23, 2021
It was a milestone moment for the 58 professionals from the Executive MBA (EMBA) Class of 2023 as they had a chance to meet in person and come together for classes and social activities for their residence week last week.
It was a welcome change after COVID-19 limited much of the in-person activities in many of Ivey’s programs over the last 18 months.
The participants began the program with a virtual Term 1 kick-off event at Ivey’s Spencer Leadership Centre on September 12, where they were greeted by Ivey Dean Sharon Hodgson and EMBA faculty and staff, and participated in some team-building exercises. That followed by classes and a variety of social events for the remainder of the week.
“We are very pleased to welcome an outstanding, diverse group of participants to our EMBA program. Ivey’s approach to learning, melding theory with real-life application, will be particularly relevant at this time when organizations are facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities,” said Mary Gillett, HBA ’82, MBA ’02, Faculty Director of the EMBA.
Gillett said the experiences the participants bring with them – academic, business, and life – will lead to enriching conversations both inside and outside of the classroom.
“Those conversations will undoubtedly lead to growth, both for our participants personally and for the companies and communities for which they are part of and contribute to,” said Gillett.
Ivey’s new EMBA participants come from a variety of backgrounds. Here’s a look at the EMBA Class of 2023 by the numbers.