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Welcome to the MBA Direct Class of 2025

Jul 8, 2024

MBA Direct Class of 2025

Ivey's MBA Direct Class of 2025.

Ivey welcomed back 15 HBA graduates who have opted to build on the core knowledge they obtained during the HBA program and earn an MBA in only eight months through the MBA Direct for HBA Graduates Program.

The new MBA Direct cohort will join the MBA Class of 2025, who have already been at Ivey since March, to develop their leadership capabilities further through additional master’s-level courses. The MBA Direct program offers additional career management and recruiting activities as well as international learning opportunities, including the opportunity to participate in an international study trip.

In addition, the MBA Direct students will get a chance to share their work and learning experiences with a diverse, tight-knit group of classmates.

Fun facts about the MBA Direct students

Ivey’s MBA Direct students have a variety of backgrounds and diverse interests ranging from consulting to stand-up comedy. Among the class are:

  • A marathon runner who is currently training for the Chicago Marathon in October;
  • Someone who played for Team Ontario's flag football team and won gold in the national championship;
  • A stand-up comedian who has performed at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club;
  • Someone who produces short films on weekends and has previously worked on the Star Trek television series;
  • An entrepreneur who co-founded a coaching, consulting, and public speaking business;
  • Someone who played the alto saxophone for Canada's largest youth marching band, the Burlington Teen Tour Band, and marched in the largest globally televised parade, the Tournament of Roses Parade (prior to the Rose Bowl football game);
  • A volunteer tutor of underprivileged children; and,
  • Someone who previously worked as a tour guide on double-decker buses in Toronto.