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Year in Review


Year in Review


Year in Review

Developing future leaders. Exploring research that matters. Giving back to society. In 2018, our programs, faculty, and alumni continued to make a difference in these important areas. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at their progress and impact.

HBA Program

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Our HBA Program attracts the best and brightest students who bring diverse academic and leadership experiences to the program. Armed with the Ivey Leadership Essentials that will set them apart in their careers, they have unlimited opportunities for success.

HBA Facts and Figures

Class of 2018

61%  Male
39%  Female
16%Completed a dual degree
21%Went on an international exchange or study trip
Class Diversity
Total sections 8
Students per section 76
University admission average 84%
Academic disciplines represented 49
Countries of citizenship 16
Birth countries 32
Languages spoken 32
Students speaking a second language 368

MSc Program

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Our MSc Program builds on undergraduate experiences through two unique streams – an International Business stream to develop cross-cultural aptitude for leading in an international environment, and a Business Analytics stream focused on developing data-driven business decision-making skills.

MSc Facts and Figures

Class of 2018

MBA Program

A group of students painting the walls in a hallway

Our streamlined one-year MBA offers an intense and integrated program focused on career success. That’s why it was again ranked best in Canada by Bloomberg Businessweek, for the fifth consecutive year.

MBA Facts and Figures

Class of 2018

<5Average years of work experience
73%  Male
27%  Female
40%International work experience (pre-MBA)
70%Went on an international study trip
Class Diversity
Languages spoken 24
Countries of citizenship 31
Birth countries 32
Average age at entry 28

EMBA Program

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Our EMBA Program attracts highly successful and experienced leaders across industries and professional backgrounds. In 2018, the EMBA continued to provide real-world business experiences both inside and outside the classroom, including through Global Discovery Expeditions and a new Silicon Valley trip.

EMBA Facts and Figures

Class of 2018

145Graduates in 2018
69%  Male
31%  Female
Class Diversity
Countries of citizenship 9
Birth countries 13
Born outside of Canada 12%
Languages spoken 13

PhD Program

Mansur Khamitov

Our PhD Program in Business Administration is a full-time research-based program designed to develop scholars and to place graduates at high quality research universities around the world. Ivey PhDs are showcased at conferences around the world, and regularly featured in top-tier academic and industry publications.

PhD Facts and Figures

Program as of 2018

49Students in total
18  Female
31  Male
5Ontario Graduate Scholarships

Executive Education Worldwide

A rendering of the Ivey Academy logo

In 2018, we became Canada’s home for executive learning and development with the launch of The Ivey Academy. Located at Spencer Leadership Centre, The Ivey Academy offers a complete suite of programs to boost organizational performance. We also had a banner year with our Executive Education business in Asia and celebrated our 20th anniversary of Ivey in Asia.

The Ivey Academy Facts and Figures

Program as of 2018

691Number of organizations participating in Ivey Academy Programs
101Number of custom programs delivered
5,638Number of custom program participant days taught
40Number of open-enrolment programs delivered
3,321Number of open-enrolment participant days taught
Participants by title
President/VP 27%
General Manager/Director 29%
Manager 33%
Other 11%

Executive Education - Asia Facts and Figures

Program as of 2018

80Number of organizations participating in Executive Education Programs
29Number of custom programs delivered
1,933Number of custom program participant days taught
19Number of open-enrolment programs delivered
1,011Number of open-enrolment participant days taught
Participants by title
President/VP 8%
General Manager/Director 42%
Manager 47%
Other 2%


A glass globe sitting on some books

Our faculty members continue to make their mark in research, the classroom, and the boardroom. They are a major influence on the development of future leaders and in the creation of new knowledge. In 2018, a team of Ivey researchers explored the disruptive challenges facing business  and the implications for people, organizations, and society.

Faculty Facts and Figures

103Full-time Faculty
76%  Male
24%  Female

Chairs, Fellowships & Professorships

77%  Male
23%  Female
$1,215,758(28 grants)
2018 funding awards total
6Books published
107Refereed articles, including 30 in Financial Times Top 50 journals list
Research Groups Institutes & Centres
Business, Economics, and Public Policy Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing
Entrepreneurship Building Sustainable Value
Finance CPA Ontario Centre for Accounting and the Public Interest
General Management Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership
Information Systems International Business Institute
International Business Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre
Managerial Accounting and Control Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation
Management Communications Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management
Management Science Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship
Marketing Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab
Operations Management  
Organizational Behaviour  


A group of Alumni

Our alumni continue to give back to the School in many ways – both in the classroom and out in the world as trusted mentors and advisors. The Ivey Alumni Network lives up to its reputation as a thriving worldwide community of business professionals.

Alumni Facts and Figures

Countries worldwide
6,550Alumni supported the School through formal volunteering roles, speaking in the classroom, attending events and other activities
Ontario - GTA 13,321
Ontario - Other 3,621
British Columbia  1,590
Alberta 1,238
Quebec 670
Other 768
U.S. in 47 states 2,388
Asia 1,478
Europe 280
Degree Breakdown
HBA 13,215
MBA 12,170
EMBA 3,299
PhD 334
MSc 284

Donor Roll

Some Alumni in the Ivey Business School

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. Learn more about its unique features, including the recognition of donor loyalty, giving societies and lifetime commitments of $25,000 or more.

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