Master of Business Administration in
Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Fast Track Your Business Career with Optimized Skills

As an independent institution, IBU responds to the needs of employers developing the next generation of future-proof executives who are agile with sustainability competence and innovative ideas. Our MBA program with a unique focus on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to nurture executives with a global entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to develop integrated technological solutions for business organizations from idea generation to execution.

IBU Centre for Sustainable Business

The Centre for Sustainable Business is created to give students the interdisciplinary knowledge necessary to become successful leaders in the future. Through collaboration and interaction with many stakeholders, the Centre provides MBA students with a unique opportunity to learn and interact with leaders in academia and business. The Centre will organize activities covering the following areas:

  • Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Responsible Business and Finance
  • Technological Innovation for Sustainability
  • Digital Transformation for Sustainability
  • Sustainability Management
  • ESG Investing and Reporting
  • Implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals

Enhanced Awareness of Diversity

We live up to our name by offering an MBA executive program that is truly global. Throughout your time at IBU, you’ll be exposed to a wealth of cross-cultural knowledge and perspectives that will help you navigate the complex and ever-changing global business landscape.

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Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility

Our comprehensive course on Regulatory Environments, Ethics, and CSR covers the fundamental principles of ethics and corporate responsibility. You will examine these practices in the context of negotiation, strategy, and marketing to develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

Digital Transformation

The ability to integrate technology and digital innovation is essential for business leaders,. In recognizing this trend, we have designed our Information Technology and Digital Transformation course to prepare you for the future of business.

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Business Planning

We provide our students with diverse capstone options to suit your career aspirations. For example, you can develop a business plan for an entrepreneurial venture. Our faculty and external reviewers provide guidance and mentorship throughout the process, allowing you to gain practical skills and knowledge in business and entrepreneurship.

Theoretical Knowledge & Practical Skills

IBU applies a unique combination of theoretical and practical management skills into every course, keeping up to date on new tools, knowledge and approaches with close connections to industry.  You will develop a set of  competencies that sets our MBA executive program apart and equips you with the practical skills and relevant knowledge to make a real impact in tomorrow’s business world.

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Real-World Opportunities

You will have  hands-on learning opportunities in our MBA program through real-world case studies, consulting projects, and capstone courses that allow you to apply your knowledge in a practical setting. This tailored approach is designed to provide you with a direct pathway to success upon graduation.

Your Personalized Journey Through Our MBA Program

Semester 1: Foundations

Master the fundamentals of accounting, analytics, leadership, and marketing strategies to gain the skills needed to apply them to real-world situations with our Financial Management, Analytics, Organizational Behavior, and Marketing modules in the first term. This term of your Master’s Business degree will equip you with the knowledge and tools to manage and lead effectively in today’s fast-paced business environment.

Semester 2: Foundations

The second term delves into Communications, Interpersonal Skills and Negotiation, Strategy, Information, Technology and Digital Transformation, and Macroeconomics. This ensures you have a comprehensive understanding of the latest technological innovations, environmental advancements, and political trends shaping the business world, and how you can leverage them to drive change.

Semester 3: Specialization

In the third term, you will pick three of the following specializations: Research Methods Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Regulatory Environments, Ethics and CSR. During this term, you will develop the ability to conduct research, analyze data using quantitative and qualitative tools, communicate your findings, and master the fundamentals of successful entrepreneurship.

Semester 4: Applications

The final semester allows students to integrate and apply their knowledge with a Consulting Study, Business Plan Development, or Major Research Paper. Depending on the area you wish to focus on, you will work with an organization in the public, private or non-profit sector, develop a start-up business plan, or produce a professionally written research report that applies a research method to collect and analyze data.

Program Experience

We understand that every student has unique educational needs and preferences, so we offer both on-campus and online options for our MBA program in Canada.

For those who choose to study on-campus, IBU’s Toronto location in the heart of Canada’s business capital offer unparalleled career and networking opportunities.

Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in the campus experience or learn from the comfort of your home, our MBA program empowers you to pursue your career aspirations in a way that fits your lifestyle.

Post Graduate Work Permit Eligibility

Graduates of IBU MBA in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship gain 3-year post-graduation work permit eligibility, for further information please visit

Career Pathways

Corporate Management & Leadership

Aim for executive positions where you can transform the future of various industries through strategic decision-making; with a broad corporate perspective combined with a view of disruption and entrepreneurial edge.


Join a scaling company or start your own firm with the industry knowledge and practical skills needed to develop an effective business plan, secure funding, and manage operations to create a business model for success.

Technology Management & Strategy

Drive technological innovation by using your skills to help companies develop and implement technology strategies and optimize technology within your organization.

Investment Banking & Private Equity

Shape the future of finance by driving growth and helping organizations raise capital, make strategic acquisitions, and structure complex financial transactions.

Operations & Supply Chain Management

Optimize efficiency by improving operations and supply chain management in manufacturing, logistics, and related industries.

Real Estate Development & Management

Leverage your business acumen and knowledge in developing construction, and managing properties and real estate projects.

Non-Profit Management & Public Administration

Make a tangible impact on social and public issues by applying your knowledge to management and leadership roles in the non-profit and public sectors.

Healthcare Management & Administration

Excel in a management role in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare organizations, using your business skills to improve efficiency while bettering patient outcomes.

Who Should Apply?

Our MBA program is designed for a diverse group of individuals, both from Canada and abroad, who are passionate about furthering their education, advancing their careers, or growing their businesses:

  • Executives and managers seeking to equip themselves with the latest business knowledge pertinent to digital transformation, sustainability and technological innovation for career progression
  • Professionals taking the next step in their career
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to reach the next level of success
  • Individuals desiring to further their studies for career transition and advancement
  • International students who want to earn an MBA in Canada
  • College students looking to further their education
  • People in transition who want to prepare for the next chapter

IBU MBA Faculty

MBA Faculty

Our professors are renowned for their research and scholarly work relevant to the industry as well as experienced as practitioners, consultants, and entrepreneurs. They will share with you their insights and firsthand knowledge on what it takes to thrive in the demanding world of global business. Our IBU MBA faculty members are dedicated to support you every step of the way in your graduate studies.

Dr.Jenny (Mathews) Benoy
Dr.Helen Chen
Prof. Robert Compton
Prof. Ho Hon Leung
Dr.Peter Ozog
Julien Papon
Yelena Stepanyan

Fund Your Future

The total tuition for our Master of Business Administration program is $24,000 for domestic students and $36,000 for international students. There are three semesters a year, totaling 42 credits. Two semesters are equivalent to one year.

We believe in investing in students’ futures and are passionate about making education accessible. To be considered for the International Business University Financial Aid Program, applicants must have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status, and be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester (in-class and/or online).

IBU MBA Ontario Requirements

Admission Requirements for Direct Entry

Domestic and international students (including current Ontario university graduates, graduates, and out-of-province Canadian students) interested in applying to IBU may do so directly by completing an online application form.

Direct Entry Admission Requirements StudentRequirements for MBA
Honours Undergraduate Degree
  • 2 years of work experience
  • B+ GPA or equivalent
  • GMAT over 560*
  • Additional courses may be required**
Other Undergraduate Degree
  • 2 years of work experience
  • B+ GPA
  • GMAT over 560*
  • Additional courses may be required **

*The GMAT requirement may be waived for applicants who have a minimum of 7+ years of relevant work experience, including a minimum of 3 years of executive/managerial experience.

**If you do not hold a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), or equivalent business degree, you may be required to complete two bridging courses. 

Bridging Courses:

  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Introduction to Business

Applicants whose first language is not English and who have completed fewer than 4 consecutive years of study in an English-speaking country must show evidence of their English language proficiency by providing an official English language proficiency certificate (i.e. TOEFL, IELTS or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment – CAEL).

International Students

If the international student’s official language of instruction in the undergraduate degree (at least 3 years full-time) was English, and they achieved a minimum of a B+ GPA or equivalent and a GMAT score over 560, they will be required to submit an official foreign undergraduate degree transcript.

If the official language of instruction in the foreign undergraduate program was not English and the native language of the student is not English, proof of proficiency in English is required. Submission of the official transcript and results of the English Language Proficiency Test are required, as well as a minimum of a B+ GPA or equivalent and a GMAT score over 560.

International students will require a valid study permit.

Mature Students

Mature students will be able to apply directly to the MBA program. Their applications will be considered individually, and they may need to complete prerequisite subjects.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements and do not have an undergraduate degree but show potential for success in graduate-level study, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, extensive work experience and volunteer experience at a managerial level is expected.

Applicants must meet the standard admission requirements of proof of proficiency in English and achieve a GMAT score over 560, and may be assessed for experience and performance in a number of education/training courses.

Applicants must provide all application materials and a minimum 3-5 page essay outlining their desire to earn an MBA in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Transfer Students

Applicants may apply for admission based on previous studies completed in good standing at an accredited postsecondary university.

Applicants must meet the standard admission requirements as well as a minimum of a B+ GPA or equivalent, and a GMAT score over 560.

Applicants must submit official transcripts from their transferring program and postsecondary university.

Proof of English proficiency may be required on a case-by-case basis.

All applicants are required to submit the following documents and fees:

  • A completed online application form
  • A non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts for all previous undergraduate studies (if applicable)
  • A CV detailing work experience, skills, voluntary engagement, and interests
  • A Statement of Purpose of approximately 1000 words, outlining your reasons for pursuing an MBA, your career objectives, and how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the program
  • Reference letters (minimum of 2)
  • A minimum GMAT score of 560 (unless waived)
  • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)

How to Apply for Our MBA Program in Canada

  1. Achieve the minimum admission requirements
  1. Pay your tuition and fees
  1. Apply for applicable financial aid, awards, or bursaries