The DeGroote Story

PURPOSE IS NOT A SUBJECT WE TEACH. IT LIVES IN OUR STUDENTS, PROFESSORS AND ALUMNI.


story-img-1Purpose is how we do business.
And how we do business transforms the world.

MISSION
To foster interdisciplinary thinking and evidence-based management to transform business and society.

VISION
To be ranked among the top tier business schools in Canada, and to be globally recognized as a leader in research, teaching, and community-building – especially in healthcare management and the management of digital innovation – by 2020.

VALUES
We support a culture that embraces bold, interdisciplinary thinking; drives the creation and application of evidence-based knowledge; and expects collegial activity undertaken with integrity.

Leadership

Dr. Len WavermanOur value and responsibility to business and society is to foster new knowledge that is significant today and tomorrow. Education with Purpose is more than a tagline; it is a reflection of our mission, vision and values. While we instill a sense of purpose in our graduates, we also have a collective purpose to help transform business and society. I believe that our new strategic plan will allow us to produce innovative programs and research that enable our graduates to excel in the fast paced world. As dean I am proud of the history of innovation at DeGroote, and look forward to our future.

Len Waverman
Leonard Waverman,
Dean, DeGroote School of Business
Khaled HassaneinKhaled Hassanein,
Associate Dean,
Graduate Studies and Research
Sue McCrackenSue McCracken,
Associate Dean,
Academic
Anna DanielovaAnna Danielova,
Associate Dean,
Faculty Affairs and Accreditation
Michael Hartmann,
Principal,
Director's College & Dean's Strategic Advisor
Milena HeadMilena Head,
Director,
EMBA in Digital Transformation
Willi WiesnerWilli Wiesner,
Director,
MBA Program
Peter MiuPeter Miu,
Director,
Master of Finance
Chris AnsteadChris Anstead,
Director,
Executive Education
Susan Mitchell,
Director,
Administration
jennifer-mcclearyJennifer McCleary,
Director,
Student Experience
COanh KasperskiOanh Kasperski,
Director,
Marketing and Community Engagement

Our History

  • 1962 – MBA program established in the Economics department
  • 1968 – Faculty of Business established
  • 1973 – Canada’s first co-op MBA program launched
  • 1992 – Faculty named for Michael G. DeGroote and opens its new building on main campus
  • 1999 – Allen H. Gould Trading Floor opens
  • 2006 – The School earns accreditation from AACSB International
  • 2007 – Ron Joyce donates $10 million to expand the school and build a campus in Burlington
  • 2010 – Ron Joyce Centre in Burlington opens housing the School’s MBA and Executive Education programs.

Our Plan

strategic-plan-pyramidOver the next five years we will strengthen and revitalize our core programs and also focus on health management and digital transformation. We will increase brand awareness and engage our alumni, and we will seek funding that will be transformational for the school and our stakeholders.

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