IBU is Ontario’s First Next-Generation Business University
International Business University has been granted a consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this degree for a program for a seven year term starting December 4, 2020. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g. acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.)
International Business University started with the vision to establish an independent teaching-oriented and student-centered university in Canada.
We call ourselves a “next generation” university because we combine academic excellence with a curriculum geared to the needs of the future.
In 2015, a founding group of academics and businesspeople came together to make this vision a reality.
Right from the start, the intent was to establish a university specializing in business education with a global perspective encompassing businesses in Canada and around the world.
After extensive consultations with educational experts and business representatives, the group prepared innovative proposals to establish the university and its inaugural degree in 2019.
Ontario’s Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) considered the group’s proposals in June 2020, approving the application for a university title and the first of its programs.
Ontario’s Minister of Colleges and Universities granted final consent on December 4, 2020, making IBU the first homegrown independent university ever to be established in the province.
Since then, the founding group has turned its attention to launching the university in time for its September 2021 start.
IBU administrators are also busy planning further undergraduate as well as graduate programs to entrench the university’s place as a global center of excellence in business education.
Our Founding Administrators ;
Tim Mc Tiernan – Founding Vice Chancellor and President
Mark Lovewell– Founding Vice President-Academic and Provost
At IBU, we carefully choose our faculty based on their rich practical experience and research expertise.
As exceptional professors and proven mentors, our faculty devote themselves to educating and opening doors for you. Crafting a learning experience that both in and out of the classroom, they create an environment that encourages an exchange of diverse perspectives, provides a wide range of collaborative opportunities, and grounds your learning in a structure that ensures you meet your fullest potential.
THE IBU TEAM
Professors of Practice
Professor of Practice in Future Work and Skills
Gina Jeneroux is on a mission to change how people learn and build new skills to prepare for a bold future – starting now. She is a business-focused professional, and she is passionate about the future of work. Through a career spanning more than 30 years in the financial services and learning industries, Gina has developed deep expertise in business leadership and human-centered design and predicting and developing skills for the future. She has a proven track record of creating and driving strategies and solutions that make an impact. Gina holds an MBA, Financial Services from Dalhousie University, and she has led her teams to win more than 20 global industry awards. Gina has been an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Reskilling Revolution since 2020, she is a Board Member for the Students Commission of Canada, and she sits on the executive advisory boards for various learning, technology and professional networks.
Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
Kamal Hassan is a Managing Partner at Loyal VC, an entrepreneurial CEO and angel investor. His professional and philanthropic experiences include time as a Global Director with the Founder Institute accelerator, former INSEAD Alumni Association President, a consultant at Bain & Co, and an engineer at IMAX. Kamal has an INSEAD MBA and a degree in engineering physics from Queen’s University. He has traveled to over 100 countries and speaks five languages.
Professor of Practice in Blockchain and Digital Transformation
Marc Lijour is the Vice-President at the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) and leads Capacity and Innovation Readiness initiatives. A certified educator with experience on several continents, he worked as Education Officer at the Ontario Ministry of Education, advising on policies such as the revision of the Technological Education curriculum (2009) and drafting the first RFP framework to procure Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for the Ontario Public Service. Marc was instrumental in launching new programs such as Ontario’s e-Learning Strategy and Ontario’s equity and inclusive education strategy.
Ten years ago, Marc joined the private sector to provide consulting services, starting at Cisco to invent the future of education alongside world leaders, before moving to other industries while digital technologies continued to challenge the way every industry sector creates value for their customers, competes on the global scene, and grows sustainably. He joined ICTC to develop research-informed and evidence-based capacity building programs to help Canadians enjoy a rewarding career in the digital economy. ICTC’s iAdvance framework has been highlighted in a recent OECD report as one of the best practices for workforce development, to upskill and reskill for jobs in AI, Blockchain, IoT, Robotics, 5G,
and other emerging fields.
For the last six years, Marc has specifically focused on blockchain/Web3 technologies. He contributed to building the consulting arm at ConsenSys, launched the first college program for Blockchain Developers in Canada, co-founded DeFi Toronto, and took the lead of IEEE Blockchain in Canada. He participates in several industry program advisory committees (PACs) at leading Canadian post-secondary institutions.
Marc holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Management of Technology and Innovation (MBA). He serves on the board of multiple not-for-profit organizations in the tech industry, such as La French Tech Toronto, the Blockchain Education Initiative, and TechConnex.
Professional of Practice in Business and Digital Transformation
Chris Ring is an Enterprise Agile Transformation Consultant in IBM’s CyberSecurity organization. Chris has developed significant insights into leadership and operational excellence through varied roles in his 37-year career.
He has led major business and operational transformations within IBM and with external clients, deploying industry-leading concepts to improve business outcomes simultaneously with increasing employee engagement. The key enabler of these transformations revolve around creating an environment where opinions are freely shared, evaluated, and implemented by all stakeholders.
Chris’ previous roles have afforded him a unique insight into today’s state of business. From his early days as a support technician, to his varied leadership roles in Service Delivery, Operations and Solutions clients that spanned the globe, all prepared him for his most recent roles driving business and digital transformation. He has had the good fortune to work, learn and partner with colleagues in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
Chris is often called upon to share his insights at business transformation conferences where he shares that the best prepared businesses are comprised of people with a strong sense of intellectual curiosity leveraging technological levers like AI and ML to create a culture of continuous improvement, infused with a restless thirst for innovation, guided by a strong ethical framework and enabled with empathy.
Through this approach, Chris has been fortunate to work with colleagues that share his own personal vision that has yielded new global support models, innovative, bespoke tooling, and ground-breaking educational approaches to technical support that positively shaped business outcomes for clients.
Chris resides in Niagara Ontario with his wife of 36 years, where they enjoy the beauty of the region and the warm company of friends.
Distinguished Visiting Professors
Distinguished Visiting Professor in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Policy | Management Science
PROFESSOR JATIN NATHWANI
Professor Jatin Nathwani is the founding Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the inaugural Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy (2007- 2020) at the University of Waterloo. He co-directs, with Professor Joachim Knebel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) the Global Change Initiative – Affordable Energy for Humanity (AE4H), comprising 150+ leading STEM experts, social scientists, and practitioners from 50+ institutions in 30 countries committed to eradicating global energy poverty. At the Balsillie School of International Affairs, he leads the research cluster ‘STEM for Global Resilience.’ At WISE, he led research initiatives on accelerating energy transitions for a zero-carbon economy through systems assessments of technology, financing strategies, risk management and public policy. Prior to his academic appointment, Professor Nathwani worked in a leadership capacity in the Canadian energy sector for 30 years. He has provided policy advice to the federal and the provincial governments. As a key contributor to Ontario’s electricity system plans, he has played an important role in advancing environmental sustainability at all stages of planning. As the inaugural member of the ‘Energy Transition Network of Ontario (ETNO), he remains engaged at the interface of power system planning and the emergent digital economy. Professor Nathwani serves on several Boards at the provincial and national levels and has appeared frequently in the media (print, TV, radio) and has more than 200 publications related to energy policy, environment, and risk management.
Distinguished Visiting Professor in Climate Change Strategies and Management
PROFESSOR WALTER LEAL
Professor Walter Leal holds the Chairs of Climate Change Management at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), and Environment and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). He directs the Research and Transfer Centre "Sustainability Development and Climate Change Management", is the founder of the European School of Sustainability Science and Research and of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP). His field experience in over 70 countries, involves missions undertaken on behalf of various international organisations (e.g. European Union, World Bank, OECD, UNESCO, UNEP) and attendance to specialised events in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and Pacific Region, and the Middle East. Professor Walter Leal is also Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals currently being prepared. With 17 volumes, one devoted to each SDG, more than 1.700 chapters and in excess of 2.300 authors, this is the largest editorial project on matters related to sustainable development, ever undertaken. He has also contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a Review Editor (AR5) and Lead Author and Contributing Author (AR6), he is the founder and Chairman of the International Climate Change Research and Information Programme (ICCIRP), created in 2008. His main research interests are in the fields of sustainable development and climate change, also including aspects of climate change and health.
Distinguished Visiting Professor in Knowledge Management and Industry 4.0
PROFESSOR ERIC TSUI
Professor Eric Tsui is Associate Director of the Behaviour and Knowledge Engineering (BAKE) Research Centre and a Senior Educational Development Officer in the Educational Development Centre at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a Regional Editor of Journal of Knowledge Management and has led and delivered a master Knowledge Management program for more than 15 years. He has also championed many technology-enhanced Teaching and Learning projects and is a crusader of blended learning at the university. His research interests include Knowledge Management technologies, blended learning, cloud services, and collaborations. He is also the leader of a Professional Certificate which is covered by two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on edX covering the topics of Knowledge Management, Big Data and Industry 4.0. Professor Tsui i provides consultancy and professional services to many private organisations, NGOs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Japan and Brunei. He has B.Sc. (Hons.), PhD and MBA qualifications. A recipient of various Knowledge Management and E-Learning international awards including the Knowledge Management Award for Excellence in 2021.
BOARD OF Governors
Program Advisory Committee
Marc Lijour is the Vice-President of the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), a non-profit centre of expertise for the digital economy, where he leads Capacity and Innovation Readiness programs. Marc started his career as a teacher, eventually playing a key role at the Ministry of Education in the launch of e-learning in Ontario and the education technology curriculum. He’s passionate about helping people build rewarding careers in the tech sector, and helping companies navigate their digital transformation.
Marc is the IEEE Blockchain Lead for Canada and is a founder of DeFi Toronto. He also serves on the board of multiple non-profit organizations in the Tech industry, such as La French Tech Toronto and TechConnex. He holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, as well as an MBA in the Management of Technology and Innovation.
Hitu brings a wealth of skills and experience to BFO-Toronto with a Doctorate in Management, a master’s degree in Adult Education and Organizational Development and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management. She has worked in roles in business management, project management and human resources, having her own HR consultancy.
Over the span of her career, Hitu has worked in three continents spanning Asia, Australia, and North America, with consulting experiences for brands including American Express, Hyundai, Sony and Coca-Cola. In addition to corporate sector experience, Hitu has also worked in academia with universities in Australia and Canada. Currently, she is part of the Program Advisory Committee at International Business University of Toronto (IBU).
In 2018, Hitu founded a not-for-profit focused on advocating for more inclusivity and equity for diverse individuals and brings a passion for DEI to our team. Her work has been rewarded with an inclusion on the Most Inclusive HR Influencer List in October 2019.
Executive director for WINS Home | WINS (winscanada.com).
Dr. Peter Ozog
M.B.A., St. John Fisher College, U.S.
B.P.S., Business Management, Cazenovia College, U.S.
Certified Scrum master
Certified SAFe 5.0 Agilist
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Management Information Systems; Statistics; Operations Management; Economic Policy; Environmental Policy
MBA, Kellogg School of Management &
Schulich School of Business MSc-Management of Industrial Systems, Ecole Centrale Paris MSc-Mechanical & Electro-mechanical
Engineering, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne
P.Eng. license holder
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Private Equity
Julien Papon brings extensive corporate executive experience in automotive manufacturing and deep entrepreneurial insights into his adjunct faculty roles. He founded luxury cycling brand Vitess, and more recently VitessX, a unique private community of entrepreneurs, business owners & corporate leaders. Outside of IBU, Julien is also teaching a keystone course on Technology Entrepreneurship at the Schulich School of Business in partnership with the Lassonde School of Engineering (York University). Julien was cycling columnist for the Toronto Star and the Globe&Mail; he was on the board of directors of the Ontario Cycling Association and has been involved with various other not-for-profit organizations. Prior to Vitess, Julien was Managing Director at Globanex Corporation. He advised clients on Foreign Direct Investments & international technology transfers. He also founded Nexxit Capital, a specialty boutique focusing on deal origination & advisory work for LPs in the Secondaries Market. Before that, Julien was COO at an advanced manufacturing firm whose clients included Fortune 100 companies. Before being recruited to grow that business, he was heading a manufacturing engineering division at a leading Tier1 automotive supplier. His team, located throughout NAFTA & Europe, successful launched programs for BMW, Audi, GM, Ford, Honda & FCA. His direct responsibilities covered strategic planning, program management, product Design for Manufacturing, manufacturing assets procurement, manufacturing engineering & production readiness. His team invested well over $100M in CapEx. He is both French & Canadian. He is an avid cyclist and runner. He holds a M. Sc. in Mechanical & Electro-Mechanical Engineering & a M. Sc. in Management of Industrial Systems from ENISE and Ecole Centrale in France, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business & the Kellogg School of Management. He is a licensed P.Eng. in Ontario.
BA, BEd, MA, OCT
Nick Kovacs is the Deputy Headmaster at Crescent School; an all-boys school located in Toronto, Canada. Nick leads the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools and is responsible for strategic initiatives in the areas of curriculum redesign, health and well-being, experiential education, and community diversity. He holds a B.A. from McGill University, a B.Ed. from Western University, and an M.A. from the University of Toronto.
ICD.D and CTDP.
Korinne’s career has been focused on Adult Education; specifically learning and education for the workplace. She is a passionate mentor and coach who recognizes and nurtures exceptional talent.
Robert E. (Bob) Crow
Bob is a public policy and technology industry leader, currently serving as an independent advisor and community volunteer. Bob’s career includes service in the private, NGO, and university sectors as an executive, consultant, and educator. He is a recognized strategist and builder of organizational capacity in settings where technology and public policy intersect.
Bob retired in 2018 from the University of Waterloo where he served as Managing Director & Executive in Residence at the Institute for Quantum Computing and Interim Vice President for University Relations. He is a former Vice President for Industry, Government and University Relations at Research In Motion / BlackBerry Limited, where he built and led RIM’s global programs in government and community relations, corporate responsibility, market intelligence and university research.
Prior to joining RIM in 2001, Bob was Vice President Policy at the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC). He also served, from 1975 – 1998, at Toronto Metropolitan (formerly Ryerson) University as professor of planning and senior administrator in a wide variety of roles.
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University and master’s degrees in planning and economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Toronto, respectively. He also studied engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University at the advanced graduate level.
Professor Jatin Nathwani is the founding Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) and the inaugural Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy (2007-2020) at the University of Waterloo.
He co-directs, with Professor Joachim Knebel, KIT, Germany the global change initiative ‘Affordable Energy for Humanity’ (AE4H), comprising 150+ leading STEM experts, social scientists, and practitioners from 50+ institutions in 30 countries committed to eradicating global energy poverty.
As Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, he leads the research cluster ‘STEM for Global Resilience.’ At WISE, he led research initiatives on accelerating energy transitions for a zero-carbon economy through systems assessments of technology, financing strategies, risk management and public policy
Prior to his academic appointment, Professor Nathwani worked in a leadership capacity in the Canadian energy sector for 30 years. He has provided policy advice to the federal and the provincial governments. As a key contributor to Ontario’s electricity system plans, he has played an important role in advancing environmental sustainability at all stages of planning. As the inaugural member of the ‘Energy Transition Network of Ontario (ETNO), he remains engaged at the interface of power system planning and the emergent digital economy.
Professor Nathwani serves on several Boards at the provincial and national levels and has appeared frequently in the media (print, TV, radio) an, d has over 200 publications related to energy policy, environment, and risk management. For Media Coverage, please visit: wise.uwaterloo.ca
(Western BA, Dalhousie MBA) Kevin has spent 10+ years in ed tech in Canada and Internationally, leading product and sales organizations. He is currently working with higher education institutions in Canada looking to deliver on the future of teaching and learning.
LOUIE Di PALMA
Director, SME Programs
As the VP SME Programs, Louie is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce that are designed to strengthen the business climate of Ontario and support our members by providing them with access to resources. During his career with the Government of Ontario, Louie held a number of senior management positions in policy, planning and direct operations with several Ministries including the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services, the Ministry of Tourism and Recreation and the Ministry of Health Promotion.
In his leisure time, Louie can be found supporting youth development through his efforts as a soccer coach in his local community, an activity he has been involved with for the past 25 years.
A long-time advocate for exporters and passionate about global trade, Susan Baka is an authority on international trade, entrepreneurship and diversity. She is a prolific writer and global speaker on women and trade and has presented in Europe, Africa and at the World Trade Organization in Geneva in recent years. Her company provides trade facilitation services for Canadian and US companies looking to expand internationally and also helps SME exporters from developing countries, particularly women, access the North American market. Susan is a founder of the first Canadian chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-Toronto www.owit-toronto.ca ) and has also been on the international board for over a decade, currently as Co-VP, Chapter Development, responsible for launching chapters around the world. Susan served on the Canadian Minister of International Trade’s SME Advisory Board (2008-11) and participates in stakeholder consultations on free trade agreements. She has been honoured with international awards, including OWIT International’s 2019 Woman of the Year Award for 20 years of volunteer contributions to raise the profile of women in trade and for inspiring women to do business globally; and the TIAW World of Difference Award which recognizes 100 women worldwide for contributing to women’s economic empowerment.
REAL ESTATE EXECUTIVE For over 35 years, Dan Arts has dedicated his career to building world – class, city-defining spaces, developing innovative, cost-saving real estate strategies, and transforming ambitious ideas into reality. Dan has directed real estate strategies and development in both Canada and the U.S. for a wide range of organizations. His breadth of expertise includes commercial, industrial, hospitality, and sports and entertainment projects, including: Maple Leaf Square, BMO Field, Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies Practice facilities, and BMO Harris U.S.A. office towers in Milwaukee and Chicago. Along with these landmark projects, Dan has also served as a consultant to support clients with smaller portfolios and niche projects. With a genuine passion for the industry, Dan has coached and mentored many top -performing professionals in the field and is committed to lending his expertise to mission -driven and not-for-profit organizations.
Simon Chang is a business analytics expert and has taught courses in financial analytics, AI in Marketing and business accounting programs. He is also a PhD Candidate (3rd year, ABD) at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston where he specializes in marketing analytics looking at social media analytics, deep sentiment analysis, customer lifetime value projection and marketing mix modelling. He has worked for some of the leading companies in the world including Starbucks Coffee Company and Mercedes-Benz.
Simon is passionate about sharing his business analytics knowledge to help businesses to realize their full potential. He is interested in applying the latest techniques and methods in solving business problems to provide businesses with the ‘upper hand’ above their competitions. He has demonstrated his ability to teach, mentor and elevate his students career trajectory by showing the relevance of their tasks to the broader analytics framework. Thereby broadening the students perspectives in the field of data analytics while mastering the necessary skills to be successful in the field.
Gina is a board member for the Students Commission of Canada, and she sits on the executive advisory boards for various learning, technology and professional networks.
Gina holds an MBA in Financial Services from Dalhousie University, she is a Fellow of the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI), and she is a curious explorer who tries to learn at least one new thing each day.
An expert on the gamification of politics, social engagement and crowdsourcing, Ms. Mingarelli has been an active contributor to events at the White House in Washington, D.C., the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland and the Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, China. In 2011, she was named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum for her efforts to improve the state of the world through entrepreneurialism and civic engagement. In 2015 Ms. Mingarelli was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the WXN, in 2021 she was named one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Technology by Industry Era Magazine and in 2023 she was nominated for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneurs Award and the DMZ Women of the Year Award. She’s involved in many youth empowerment initiatives, such as Global Dignity Canada, which she Chairs in Canada and for which she serves on the Board of Directors internationally. She holds an Honours degree in Political Science and International Relations from Carleton University.
Chris Ring is an Enterprise Agile Transformation Consultant in IBM’s CyberSecurity organization.
Chris has developed significant insights into leadership and operational excellence through
varied roles in his 37-year career.
He has led major business and operational transformations within IBM and with external
clients, deploying industry-leading concepts to improve business outcomes simultaneously with
increasing employee engagement. The key enabler of these transformations revolve around
creating an environment where opinions are freely shared, evaluated, and implemented by all
Chris’ previous roles have afforded him a unique insight into today’s state of business. From his
early days as a support technician, to his varied leadership roles in Service Delivery, Operations
and Solutions clients that spanned the globe, all prepared him for his most recent roles driving
business and digital transformation. He has had the good fortune to work, learn and partner
with colleagues in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
Chris is often called upon to share his insights at business transformation conferences where he
shares that the best prepared businesses are comprised of people with a strong sense of
intellectual curiosity leveraging technological levers like AI and ML to create a culture of
continuous improvement, infused with a restless thirst for innovation, guided by a strong
ethical framework and enabled with empathy.
Through this approach, Chris has been fortunate to work with colleagues that share his own
personal vision that has yielded new global support models, innovative, bespoke tooling, and
ground-breaking educational approaches to technical support that positively shaped business
outcomes for clients.
Chris resides in Niagara Ontario with his wife of 36 years, where they enjoy the beauty of the
region and the warm company of friends.
IBU Program Advisory Council
Senior Advisors, Expert Advisors and Professors of Practice
- Gina Jeneroux
Future Work & Skills Strategist , Former Chief Learning Officer, BMO Financial Group
- Chris Ring
Enterprise Agile Transformation Consultant, IBM CyberSecurity
- Melanie Lang
Education and strategy advisor, former Executive Director, John F. Wood Centre for Business and Student Enterprise and Asst Professor, Marketing and Consumer Studies, University of Guelph
- Dr. Hitu Sood
Human Resources and Diversity Consultant, Founder of Women Immigrant Networking for Success (WINS) Toronto
IBU has joined Business Education Alliance of AACSB
International Business University (IBU) has joined the Business Education Alliance of AACSB —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). As an institutional member of the AACSB Business Education Alliance, IBU is part of a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference. AACSB is a global nonprofit association, connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,850 member organizations and more than 950 accredited business schools worldwide. For more information about AACSB, you may visit aacsb.edu.
CAREERS AT IBU
IBU is a student-focused university that offers a growing set of undergraduate and graduate academic and professional degree programs.
Why work at IBU?
Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Toronto, IBU offers a world-class teaching and learning environment. When you join IBU you become part of an academic and professional community that promotes teaching innovation and research to optimize the educational experience of future generations.
Join the Next Generation University Team
IBU is on the look out for intelligent, goal-oriented and committed individuals who are interested in joining the team of administrators and educators.
ACADEMIC FACULTY POSITIONS
No job posting is currently available.
Admissions Advisor, International Business University
The International Business University (IBU) is a new and unique teaching-focused university specializing in business education. IBU is a purpose-driven university designed to deliver a set of competency-based, structured programs in a learning environment that links students directly with business and related work settings through involvement in scholarship and research directed at real work issues and challenges. Our faculty have a passion for teaching and mentoring; a curiosity about and willingness to engage in building a new institution; and a natural affinity for collaboration and the practical application of knowledge.
IBU is looking for an Admissions Advisor to join the Enrolment Services Team. Reporting to the Registrar, this position is a primary point of contact for prospective undergraduate students, disseminating information about the university, its programs and admission processes. The incumbent will be contributing to the growth of our student enrolment by managing leads and personally developing the pipeline by supporting, interviewing, and encouraging qualified students to study IBU. The ideal candidate for this position is described as enthusiastic, ambitious, and results oriented – with a track record of meeting and exceeding sales targets.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/ DUTIES
- Use excellent sales and customer service skills to promote the Bachelor of Commerce (IMT) program to prospective students via phone, email, and text to secure enrollments.
- Guide prospective students using a consultative process through the admissions process, requirements, options with respect to financial aid, scholarships with the goal of determining if the program is a fit for their educational needs.
- Achieve daily efficiency metrics pertaining to lead follow up policy, daily call volume, new applications, and document collection along with achieving quarterly and yearly assigned enrollment targets.
- Build and manage an active pipeline of leads through personal outreach and generating referrals
- Support and participate in all conversion activities as well as public outreach to prospective students.
- Follow the departmental and management guidelines for lead management and moving leads through the different statuses in the CRM system and regularly audit the database to make sure that the student statuses align with their situation and progress.
- Report on the effectiveness of recruitment strategies, implementing improvements as required to ensure their accuracy and relevance to prospective students.
- Implement an email strategy designed to re-engage leads that have fallen to inactive statuses.
- An undergraduate degree or appropriate combination of education and significant experience.
- A minimum of 3-5 years sale experience within college/university admissions or related professional experience with proven customer service experience (phone sales / business development experience preferred).
- Knowledge of or experience in higher education and financial aid processes within Ontario is an asset.
- Demonstrated critical thinking skills, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. • Goal oriented and demonstrated ability to meet sales targets.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate and interact with parents, students, and all university personnel in a positive and constructive manner.
- Ability to work evenings, and weekends as business needs dictate.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point. Experience with CRM preferred.
- Excellent care and attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
IBU values and embraces diversity, equity and inclusion as fundamental to our mission to educate students for career success in the business world today. Our desire is to ensure that our institution is a welcoming, inclusive, respectful and safe environment for everyone, in particular as an institution operating on traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples and communities, IBU recognizes its obligation as a member of the Ontario postsecondary system to join the path of reconciliation with Indigenous People.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit to [email protected], a covering letter and resume in MSWord (docs) or PDF format. See our website www.ibu.ca for further information about this new and exciting university.
Applications will be reviewed and considered as they arrive. While we appreciate all applications, we regret that we can only contact those candidates selected for an interview. We thank all applicants for their submissions.
Professor and Adjunct Faculty, International Business University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Full Time Professor and Adjunct Faculty
International Business University (IBU) is a new and unique teaching-focused university specializing in business education that is looking for a highly talented, motivated, and qualified faculty and professionals, ready for the next level of challenge in their careers.
IBU invites applications for faculty positions for undergraduate and graduate programs. The University has multiple openings and is considering applications for assistant, associate, and full professors on a part-time or full-time basis. Excellent applicants in all areas of management, information technology, human resources, economics, finance and general studies will be considered. In addition to teaching and learning responsibilities, successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty, and departmental committee meetings; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines, both within and outside the institution.
Successful candidates will be expected to
- Be well versed with current business practices and required to teach and develop a variety of courses in one or more of the following areas: Accounting; Business Communication, Finance; Digital Marketing and Sales; Information Technology, International Management, Leadership; Business; Strategy; Entrepreneurship; HR
and General Studies (e.g. Arts and Contemporary Studies).
- Participate actively in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required. • Engage in a variety of activities that support teaching and learning and promote student success. These will include curriculum development, lesson planning, assessing student progress and achievement, individual student meetings and class management.
- Play an active role in student advising and student recruitment, assisting with the promotion and marketing of the program, and supporting graduate placements. • Participate on various committees to advance the University’s strategic priorities.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
- As a teaching-oriented institution, we are seeking collegial, energetic, and innovative individuals who have successful teaching experience at the undergraduate/graduate level and who communicate effectively with students both in and out of the classroom.
- At minimum a master’s is required, Ph.D. is preferred. Relevant professional qualification and industry experience are considered advantages.
- Demonstrable experience in technology-supported teaching (e.g., hybrid, on-line, experiential, and computer-assisted learning) would be an asset.
- Ability to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others and function effectively within a team environment.
- Ability to utilize creative teaching approaches and current and emerging teaching and learning strategies to enhance student success.
- Demonstrated ability to use a variety of educational technologies, including in class media presentation systems, learning management systems, and other relevant online learning and teaching technologies to engage students in an online environment.
- Ability to work with students from diverse educational, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
- Solid commitment to students and education.
IBU values and embraces diversity, equity and inclusion as fundamental to our mission to educate students for career success in the business world today. Our desire is to ensure that our institution is a welcoming, inclusive, respectful and safe environment for everyone. In particular as an institution operating on traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples and communities, IBU recognizes its obligation as a member of the Ontario postsecondary system to join the path of reconciliation with Indigenous People. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit to [email protected], a covering letter and resume in MSWord (docs) or PDF format no later than July 14, 2023. See our website www.ibu.ca for further information about this new and exciting university.
Applications will be reviewed and considered as they arrive. While we appreciate all applications, we regret that we can only contact those candidates selected for an interview. We thank all applicants for their submissions.
Currently, we might not have an open position relevant to you, but we are always in lookout for people who believe in making the change. If you would like to be part of our future, please send us your resume at [email protected]
IBU values diversity and inclusion. We strive to be a place where everyone feels welcome, valued, and respected. We are committed to the principles of equal treatment of all people. We encourage applications from all qualified applicants, including women, persons with disabilities, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual + (LGBTQ2SIA+) community, and other equity-seeking groups.
IBU is committed to accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). We will work proactively throughout the stages of hiring to create a barrier-free process and to provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
IBU values diversity and inclusion. We strive to be a place where everyone feels welcome, valued and respected. Reflecting our community’s diversity is important to us. This is why we affirm the principles adopted by all Universities Canada member institutions: “With respect to institutional policies and practices.” This affirmation reflects our commitment to equal treatment of all persons without discrimination, on the basis of race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, physical or mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, family status, sex, and sexual orientation, or other grounds identified in applicable human rights law.”
Diversity and Inclusion: Beyond the University’s adoption of the principles of equal treatment of all people, as stated above, we recognize the institutional benefits and value of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of university life, from governance, through administration, staff and faculty composition, to the student population.
In particular, as an institution operating on the traditional lands of Indigenous People’s and communities, IBU recognizes its obligation, as a member of the Ontario postsecondary system, to join in the path of reconciliation with Indigenous People.
In addition to honouring all of its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights code, the University is committed to the inclusion and equity for all persons without bullying, harassment or discrimination. IBU will operate in keeping with the statement of “equal treatment” set out in Universities Canada’s membership criteria as outlined in the Calls to Action of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.