Acting Dean’s Message
Change and Transition
It has been a year of change across the Ivey Business School – we are in the midst of a search for a new dean; we have a substantial number of new and familiar faces in various staff and faculty roles; and, we face significant external pressures that force us to take a close look at what we teach students and how we teach them.
Acting Dean, Ivey Business School
The success of our HBA Program continues to attract an increasing number of high-quality applications. Our HBAs enter the program with diverse academic and leadership experiences and pursue an incredible range of career paths at graduation.
Growth in the International Business stream, and the launch of a new Business Analytics stream, are driving the success of the Ivey MSc Program. The Ivey Labs give these masters students invaluable real-world, work experience.
There is growing global competition to attract top students to MBA programs. Ivey had a successful year securing an increase in both the quality and quantity of our students, and another top rating by Bloomberg Businessweek as the best International MBA.
Demand and evaluations for our Executive MBA Program in Toronto remain strong. A new partnership, with top-ranked IMD in Switzerland, will expand the number of locations for Global Discovery Expeditions in 2017.
The PhD Program continues to thrive with high-quality applications from around the world. Ivey faculty members mentor these next-generation scholars to place them at leading research universities around the world.
Executive Education Worldwide
In this highly competitive market, Ivey's non-degree programs remained an important part of our business success this year. We enjoyed solid progress in the Executive Education business in Asia and new opportunities for future growth.
Ivey faculty members continue to make their mark exploring and solving the disruptive challenges facing business. They share these insights and offer practical solutions to a range of learners from undergrads to executives.
Ivey alumni brought their experience to the classroom, enhancing the learning of students in all programs. The network connections to students as mentors, advisors, guest speakers and recruiters, starts early and builds on their journey to alumni status.
Like many of our peers, we have transitioned to an online Donor Roll as part of our approach to environmental sustainability and cost reduction. Our Online Donor Roll recognizes the generosity of alumni and friends who have given to Ivey between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. Learn more about its unique features, including the recognition of donor loyalty, giving societies and lifetime commitments of $25,000 or more.
Ivey's social media platforms all saw an increase in engagement with students, alumni, and the community.