IBU (International Business University)
International Business University started with the vision to establish an independent teaching-oriented and student-centered university in Canada. IBU calls themselves a “next generation” university because they combine academic excellence with a curriculum geared to the needs of the future.
In 2015, a founding group of academics and businesspeople came together to make this vision a reality.
Right from the start, the intent was to establish a university specializing in business education with a global perspective encompassing businesses in Canada and around the world.
Ontario’s Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) considered the group’s proposal to establish the university and its inaugural degree in June 2020, approving the application for a university title and the first of its programs.
Ontario’s Minister of Colleges and Universities granted final consent on December 4, 2020, making IBU the first homegrown independent university ever to be established in the province.