Episode #14: J.D. Clarke (Ivey School of Business) - MBA Myths, Trends & Advice



This episode we are joined by J.D. Clarke - Executive Director for the Ivey MBA program at the University of Western Ontario. 

J.D earned his bachelors and MBA degrees from Queens and Western University respectively. 

From there he started his career at Queens University holding roles as Associate Director and Director of Operations in the Smith School of Business. 

Since then, he has held roles such as the Senior Vice President of Operations for the Chartered Professional Accountants organization and a variety of roles at the Ivey School of Business including Director, EMBA Program Services, Director, Executive Client Services and his current role as Executive Director of Masters Programs.

In J.D.'s role as Executive Director of Master’s Programs at Ivey Business School, he has advised hundreds of candidates as they explore and enroll in the MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA) and Master of Science in Management (MSc) programs. 

The Ivey Business School is one of Canada’s leaders in business management education, and the second largest producer and distributor of business case studies in the world. 

Bloomberg Businessweek ranks Ivey first in Canada and one of the top global business schools in the key skills sought after by recruiters, including leadership skills, strategic thinking, collaboration and communication skills.

In this episode as we talked about MBA myths & trends, unconventional career paths and even touched on value investing in the Ivey MBA program. 

Enjoy the show!

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