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J.D. Irving, Limited partners with Ivey School of Business Executive Master of Business Administration program to sponsor 33 future leaders

A total of 33 J.D. Irving, Limited employees across eight business divisions have been accepted into the JDI Ivey School of Business Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA). 

This new cohort of EMBA students represents the next wave of leaders who will contribute to the growth and success of their organizations and industries. J.D. Irving, Limited is proud to be partnered with the Ivey Business School and looks forward to witnessing the growth and achievements of the cohort over the course of the 17-month program. 

“Developing the talent of J.D. Irving, Limited leaders is one of the most important things we do,” says Linda Speedy, Vice President of Human Resources. “Ivey Business School has been an excellent partner with us over the years. Together we have designed learning for talent at all levels, with real business challenges, delivered in ways that work for our organization.  I am excited for the participants and our organization, to launch another class this fall”. 

The EMBA program at Ivey Business School has a longstanding relationship with J.D. Irving, Limited. This program equips professionals with the knowledge, skills and network needed to thrive in today’s dynamic business environment. 

Since 2001, J.D. Irving, Limited has sponsored over 130 employees pursuing their EMBAs at various schools. 

About Ivey Business School

The Ivey EMBA program is renowned for its holistic approach to leadership development, offering a blend of rigorous academic coursework, hands-on experiential learning and networking opportunities with industry leaders. As participants engage in this immersive experience, they will gain valuable insights and tools to lead with confidence and drive innovation within their organizations. 

Key highlights of the Ivey EMBA program include:

  • A curriculum designed to address real-world business challenges.
  • World-class faculty with extensive industry experience.
  • Opportunities for global exposure and international business perspectives. 
  • A diverse and dynamic cohort of experienced professionals.
  • Access to a powerful alumni network. 

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