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Ivey Business School

Transforming Business Students

Imagine a world...

where students learned to tackle real-world wicked problems before they enter the workforce.

In today’s business climate of accelerated change and unprecedented disruption, organizations need new tools and strategies to tackle emerging challenges. One way to do this is by making sure new university graduates and experienced professionals have the needed skills and mindset to lead businesses into the future.

This is the aim of a new MSc course on Systems Thinking designed and led by Mazi Raz. As part of this course, Innovation North connects its Practice Partners facing systems-level challenges with Ivey Business School students. While collaborating with organizations, the students apply systems skills to the wicked problems to identify leverage points that positively affect existing systems.

To date, a wide range of Practice Partners have tackled systems-level challenges through this MSc course, including Ashoka Canada, Bell, Co-operators, Georgian, Interac, JLL Canada, NGen, Powertech Labs, SAP Canada, Suncor, Sysco and Triovest.

The MSc course is part of Ivey’s Master of Science in Management, a 16-month program with streams in Business Analytics, Digital Management or International Business. Through this collaborative approach, Ivey Business School, Innovation North and its partners, are equipping tomorrow’s leaders with the skills they need to build a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world.

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