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.)

01. Our Story

Our founder is Dr. Serdar Mutlu, who has long had a vision to establish an independent not-for-profit university in Ontario. In bringing Dr. Mutlu’s ideas to fruition, we feel we have created robust model of a private university in a primarily public system which, through the strength of its programming, delivers education to a broad group of students and provides top-level professional programming. IBU plans to establish undergraduate and graduate programs while promoting teaching innovation and applied research to optimize your educational experience.

02. Our Team

Tim McTiernan
Founding President & Vice chancellor

Mark Lovewell
Founding Provost & Vice President

Swarna Bakshi Saini
Registrar & Director of Enrolment Services

Funmi Aina
Enrolment Officer

Amanda Malitsk
Enrolment Officer

Nurhan Aycan
Member of Board of Directors

Najma Ahmed
Member of Board of Governors

Yves Brodeur
Member of Board of Directors

Ron Choudhury
Member of Board of Governors

Wendy Cukier
Member of Advisory Board

Andrew Heintzman
Member of Board of Governors

Mehmet Komurcu
Legal Counsel

Winston Kassim
Member of Board of Governors

Mona Malone
Member of Board of Governors

Serdar Mutlu

Mike Sparling
Member of Advisory Board

Alastair James Scott Summerlee
Member of Board of Governors

Alex Usher
Member of Advisory Board

03. 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.