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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 2019, 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 2019

57%  Male
43%  Female
18%Completed a dual degree
21%Went on an international exchange or study trip
Class Diversity
Total sections 8
Students per section 78
University admission average 83%
Academic disciplines represented 58
Countries of citizenship 16
Birth countries 38
Languages spoken 31
Students speaking a second language 314

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 2019

MBA Program

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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 sixth consecutive year.

MBA Facts and Figures

Class of 2019

67%  Male
33%  Female
36%International work experience (pre-MBA)
81Went on an international exchange or study trip
5Average years of work experience
Class Diversity
Languages spoken 33
Countries of citizenship 32
Birth countries 33
Average age at entry 28.5

EMBA Program

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Our EMBA Program attracts highly successful and experienced leaders across industries and professional backgrounds. In 2019, the EMBA continued to provide real-world business experiences both inside and outside the classroom. 

EMBA Facts and Figures

Class of 2019

115Graduates in 2018
62%  Male
38%  Female
Class Diversity
Countries of citizenship 20
Birth countries 30
Born outside of Canada 50%
Languages spoken 21

PhD Program

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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 2019

47Students in total

18  Female

29  Male



4Ontario Graduate Scholarships

2Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Award Winners

Executive Education Worldwide

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Located at Spencer Leadership Centre, The Ivey Academy offers a complete suite of programs to boost organizational performance.

The Ivey Academy Facts and Figures

Program as of 2019

756Number of organizations participating in Ivey Academy Programs
85Number of custom programs delivered
8,251Number of custom program participant days taught
27Number of open-enrolment programs delivered
3,234Number of open-enrolment participant days taught
Participants by title
President/VP 27%
General Manager/Director 34%
Manager 31%
Other 7%

Executive Education - Asia Facts and Figures

Program as of 2019

82Number of organizations participating in Executive Education Programs
36Number of custom programs delivered
1,883Number of custom program participant days taught
20Number of open-enrolment programs delivered
936Number of open-enrolment participant days taught
Participants by title
President/VP 6%
General Manager/Director 45%
Manager 42%
Other 7%


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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.

Faculty Facts and Figures

101Full-time Faculty
74%  Male
26%  Female
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  


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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
8,967Alumni supported the School through formal volunteering roles, speaking in the classroom, attending events and other activities
Ontario - GTA 13,354
Ontario - Other 3,727
British Columbia  1,590
Alberta 1,243
Quebec 667
Other 617
U.S. in 47 states 2,364
Asia 1,454
Europe 285
Degree Breakdown
HBA 13,721
MBA 12,296
EMBA 3,449
PhD 350
MSc 394

Donor Roll

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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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