EMBA Gala – 15 Years of Creating Global Leaders
The Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA recently celebrated 15 years of success at its annual Alumni Gala at the historic University Club of Toronto. Since its inception, the program has become one of the top global executive MBA, ranked number one in Canada by the Financial Times of London (UK) and The Economist.
Associate Professor of Organization Studies André deCarufel started the program with a vision to make it among the world’s elite executive programs. “Our Economist ranking in 2013 was the first time any Canadian academic program had been ranked #1 in the world,” deCarufel said. “The success of the Kellogg-Schulich program has been due to 15 years of dedicated work by our staff, professors, partner schools, students and alumni.”
Associate Dean, Executive MBA Global Network, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Greg Hanifee added: “Alumni of the program do not just want to be successful. They also strive to be contributors to society. It is a real testament to the program’s vision of creating global leaders.”
The special event had over 80 global alumni in attendance who reconnected with classmates, professors and staff. They were treated to a special keynote presentation from OMERS Ventures CEO John Ruffolo who shared insights on how technological innovation is disrupting every industry and how companies in today’s environment must innovate to survive.