Student Services

IBU is Ontario’s first independent, not-for-profit university, devoted entirely to excellence in higher education. Students from across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario and Canada, and over time from across the globe, will engage with faculty with all class sizes capped at 30 students. They will benefit from their professors’ subject matter expertise and from a campus environment designed to make out-of-class interactions not only possible but easy, both informally and formally.

At IBU, your academic, personal, and professional successes are important to us. Since university life can be challenging, whether transitioning from high school, the workplace, or into the next semester, we want you to know that we’re with you every step of the way. You will be provided support in dealing with personal, social, and financial issues as well as strategies for receiving better grades.

Lifelong Learning

At the core of IBU’s values and mission is a belief in lifelong learning. That means we support you, both while you are completing your degree as an undergraduate student and afterward, when you will be a contributing member of the global business community. Once you’ve achieved your degree, you are still a part of IBU.

Networking is a high priority in business, and IBU wants to be a part of your network. Alumni meetings and networking functions occur throughout the year, keeping you in touch with your fellow classmates, and helping you stay informed about what’s going on in the community. And sometimes it’s just nice to say hi!

IBU offers seminars and webinars on current business topics ranging from best practices in training to modern currency conversion to translation software technology. You will be invited to them all. Maybe you’d like to present one of your own? You’re always welcome back at IBU.

At IBU, we’ve got your back.

Current Accreditation

Global Business and technology don’t stand still and neither should you. As an IBU graduate, you can be assured that you will always be up to date with the current trends and technologies. We’ve got your back!

Environment and Sustainability

We are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner for all of the university’s administrative activities. The President’s Advisory Committee on Environment and Sustainability, including faculty, student and administrative staff representation, provides advice on potential teaching, research and administrative initiatives to support good environmental and socially responsible practice.

Community Engagement and Social Responsibility

We know IBU is part of a larger community and are committed to making that community better than how we found it. IBU will explore ways in which we can partner with organizations, institutions and corporations on projects and initiatives that support the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health and welfare of society and its citizens.

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01. Health and Wellness

If you are experiencing health issues and do not have a family doctor, staff in Enrolment Services will provide you with the name of a local walk-in medical clinic. Enrolment Services can also suggest vision care, dental care, pharmacy, and counselling options available in the IBU neighbourhood.

For emergencies, go directly to one of the nearby hospitals. Two of the closest are:

  • Toronto General Hospital: 200 Elizabeth St
  • Women’s College Hospital: 76 Grenville St, Toronto
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02. Medical and Dental Plan

As an international student enrolled in a full-time degree program at International Business University, you must have mandatory health insurance prior to starting your classes. At IBU, you have access to health coverage through offers a comprehensive health insurance plan that covers all registered international students at International Business University. This insurance policy provides coverage for emergency medical services. To know more, please contact Student Support Services on campus.

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03. Counselling

No matter if you are dealing with a new school, a new career, a new city or maybe you are just feeling overwhelmed by things happening generally in your life. Having someone to connect with and talk to is always the most important thing. At IBU there is always a helping hand and someone who will listen. Students can reach out to their Enrollment Officers who will guide them and direct them to the right resources whenever needed.

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04. AccessAbility

Academic Accommodation supports students with diagnosed disabilities through the development of Academic Accommodation Plans that the student can share with faculty and staff. These can include, for example, allocation of longer times for tests or requests for a note taker. Course materials follow AODA standards and are developed and available in digital form in the Learning Management System for easier use with accessibility tools.

Our campus has been designed to accommodate those with physical challenges such as wheelchair access.

IBU is committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly and equitably. IBU engages to provide accessible learning spaces and learning materials, as well as required accommodations to allow you access to the supports you need to succeed.

IBU upholds and affirms the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Contact AccessAbility Services if you believe you require accommodations to succeed in your studies.

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05. Campus Life

Our campus space is being designed to include large common room areas conducive to group discussions. Extra-curricular activities on campus will include seminars, conferences and workshops, involving faculty and partners from local and international business, as well as non profit and public sector organizations. These activities will be augmented by conferences drawing together scholars, businesspeople, and public policy experts to explore key challenges and emerging priorities in business today.
Campus life is up to you – get involved!

  • Take advantage of the student lounge to meet with your classmates.
  • Volunteer to participate in a university committee and have a direct impact on the governance of IBU and the life of future students.
  • Start a student group for students who have a common interest, and request recognition of the group through Enrolment Services.
  • Participate in – or volunteer for – orientation activities.

The IBU library is digital. Contact your advisor if you need assistance to access the library.

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06. Academic Advising and Support

One of your professors will be assigned to you as your academic advisor. Your academic advisor can give you advice about your courses, program and graduation requirements, counsel you regarding study habits, tutor you as necessary and also provide information regarding future career options. You may meet with your academic advisor as often as necessary.”

07. Important Dates and Deadlines

It is your responsibility to be familiar with all important dates and deadlines.

Important Dates and Deadlines

September 2022

September 2

Deadline for payment of 2022 fall semester fees

September 7

First day of Fall semester classes

September 13

Last day to register for fall semester courses; summer semester registration closes at 11:59 p.m.

September 13

Last day to add/Drop Courses

October 2022

October 10

Thanksgiving (University Closed)

October 19 to October 25

Fall semester reading week; no classes scheduled

November 2022

November 1

Course withdrawal deadline without academic penalty

December 2022

December 6

Last day of Fall semester classes

December 7 to December 13

Final Exam Week

December 13

End of Fall 2022 semester

December 25

Christmas (University Closed)

December 26

Boxing Day (University Closed)

December 30

Deadline for payment of Winter 2023 semester 

January 2023

January 4

First day of Winter 2023 semester classes

January 10

Last day to add/drop courses

January 10

Last day to register for summer semester courses; summer semester registration closes at 11:59 p.m.

February 2023

February 15 to February 21

Winter 2023 semester reading week; no classes scheduled

February 20

Family Day (University Closed)

February 28

Course withdrawal deadline without academic penalty

April 2023

April 4

Last day of Winter 2023 semester classes

April 7

Good Friday, (University Closed)

April 5 to April 11

Final examination period, student participation required

April 11

End of Winter 2023 semester

April 28

Deadline for payment of Summer 2023 semester 

May 2023

May 3

First day of Summer 2023 Semester 

May 9

Last day to add/drop courses

May 9

Last day to register for Summer semester courses; Summer semester registration closes at 11:59 p.m.

May 22

Victoria Day, (University Closed)

June 2023

June 14 to 22

Summer semester reading week; no classes scheduled

June 27

Course withdrawal deadline without academic penalty

July 2023

July 3

Canada Day (In Lieu), University Closed

August 2023

August 1

Last day of Classes for Summer Semester

August 7

Civic Holiday, (University Closed)

August 2 to 8

Final Exam Week

August 8

End of Summer 2023 semester

Septembert 2023

September 1

Deadline for payment of Fall 2023 semester