About IBU

IBU is Ontario’s First Next-Generation Business University

IBU is a student-focused university that offers a growing set of undergraduate and graduate academic and professional degree programs that are career-relevant, can be completed in an accelerated time frame. You will graduate with knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills, and problem-solving experience. You will be prepared for roles in business and the private sector, community and not-for-profit organizations, and public service.

 
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.)

Our Story

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

Feridun Hamdullahpur

Chancellor

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Joanne Shoveller

President & Vice-Chancellor

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Dr Artie Ng

Dean

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Swarna Bakshi Saini

Registrar & Director of
Enrolment Service

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Jason Gangaram

Director of Recruitment, Admissions and Partnerships

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Funmi Aina

Enrolment Officer

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Peter Wang

IT Director

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Melanie Lang

Education Consultant, Academic Programs

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FACULTY

Asher Ghaffar

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Bryan McClure

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Dr Peter Ozog

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Sameera Hassan

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Mehroz Nida Dilshad

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Dr Ho Hon Leung

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Asiye Tatli

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Julien Papon

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Dr Jenny (Mathews) Benoy

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BOARD OF GOVERNERS

Alastair James Scott Summerlee

Member of Board of Governors

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Mona Malone

Member of Board of Governors

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Winston Kassim

Member of Board of Governors

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Andrew Heintzman

Member of Board of Governors

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Dr Rahim Karim

Member of Board of Governors

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Ron Choudhury

Member of Board of Governors

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Najma Ahmed

Member of Board of Governors

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Nurhan Aycan

Member of Board of Directors

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Yves Brodeur

Member of Board of Directors

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Mark Lovewell

Member of Advisory Board

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Alex Usher

Member of Advisory Board

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Wendy Cukier

Member of Board of Governors

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Mehmet Komurcu

Legal Counsel

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Serdar Mutlu

Founder

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Mike Sparling

Technology Literacy and Applications, Member of Advisory Board

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Program Advisory Committee

  • Susan Baka
    President, Bay Communications & Marketing Inc. and Vice President International, Organization of Women in International Trade-Toronto
  • Clare Beckton
    Founder, Own Your Own Success and Executive in Residence, CRIW-Carleton
  • Nikhil Celly
    Director, Global Initiatives Institute and Assistant Professor, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
  • Korinne Collins
    Vice President, Education & Events, Canadian Credit Union Association
  • André Côté
    Principal at C&C Strategies and Senior Advisor, Digital Learning at Ryerson Leadership Lab
  • John Isbister
    Professor of Economics and Former Interim Provost, Ryerson University
  • Marc Lijour
    Vice President, Capacity and Innovation Readiness Initiatives, Information and Communications Technology Council
  • David McGown
    Executive Director, Canadian Business Coalition for Climate Policy
  • Kevin O’Hearn
    Director, Sales Training and Enablement, McGraw Hill Education
  • Hitu Sood
    Human Resources & Diversity Consultant, HITU HR Solutions and Executive Director & Founder, 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

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ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

Admissions Advisor, International Business University
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Full Time
Administrative

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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.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 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

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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. The University has multiple openings and will consider applications for assistant, associate, and full professor. Excellent applicants in all areas of management, information technology, human resources, economics, finance and general studies will be considered. 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.

JOB DUTIES

  • The successful candidate is expected to be well versed with current business practices and will be required to teach a variety of courses in one or more of the following areas: Accounting; Finance; Digital Marketing; Leadership; Business; Strategy; Entrepreneurship; HR and General Studies
  • The successful applicant will be expected to actively participate in departmental activities, service, events, and initiatives. A commitment to an ongoing program of professional development is required.
  • The incumbent will also be required to 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, and class management.
  • In addition, the successful applicant will play an active role in student advising and student recruitment, assisting with the promotion and marketing of the program, and graduate placements.
  • Lastly, the incumbent will also have the opportunity to participate on various committees to advance the University’s strategic priorities.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • As a teaching-oriented institution, we are seeking a collegial, energetic, and innovative individual who has successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who communicates effectively with students both in and out of the classroom.
  • At minimum a master’s is required, Ph.D. preferred. Previous teaching experience in course preferred.
  • The successful applicant will have a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level and possess strong communication, leadership, and administrative skills including lecture preparation and delivery, curriculum development, and development of online material/lectures.
  • 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 classroom technologies.
  • 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 March 18, 2022. 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.