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Rotman School associate dean honoured by Executive MBA Council

October 26, 2012

TORONTO, ON – The asso­ciate dean of exec­u­tive degree pro­grams at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has been hon­oured for her con­tri­bu­tions to the Exec­u­tive MBA indus­try.

Prof. Beat­rix Dart, who is also the aca­d­e­m­ic direc­tor for the One-Year Exec­u­tive MBA and the Omni­um Glob­al Exec­u­tive MBA pro­grams at the Rot­man School, received the 2012 Bud Fack­ler Ser­vice Award from the Exec­u­tive MBA Coun­cil at their annu­al con­fer­ence held in Paris last week.

The pres­ti­gious Bud Fack­ler Ser­vice Award rec­og­nizes con­tri­bu­tions to the Exec­u­tive MBA Coun­cil and to Exec­u­tive MBA pro­grams world­wide, includ­ing efforts to help oth­er pro­grams, to share best prac­tices, and to raise the qual­i­ty of Exec­u­tive MBA Pro­grams. The coun­cil named the award after Bud Fack­ler, the late direc­tor of the Exec­u­tive MBA Pro­gram at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go and one of the council’s founders.

Dart served on the Exec­u­tive MBA Coun­cil board for four years and chaired the 2007 Exec­u­tive MBA Coun­cil Con­fer­ence in Toron­to. Com­mit­ted to advanc­ing women in man­age­ment, she is also the exec­u­tive direc­tor for the Rot­man Ini­tia­tive for Women in Busi­ness, advanc­ing women in man­age­ment and work­ing with oth­er groups to under­stand and remove bar­ri­ers for women as they move their busi­ness careers for­ward. Dart also is a reg­u­lar pre­sen­ter at con­fer­ences and pan­els and fre­quent con­trib­u­tor to news­pa­pers, radio and tele­vi­sion. She is a cur­rent board mem­ber of Ellis­Don, one of Canada’s largest con­struc­tion com­pa­nies, and a for­mer board mem­ber of Brank­some Hall, an inde­pen­dent school in Toron­to, as well as a mem­ber of the Rogers Women Net­work Advi­so­ry Board.

She joined the Rot­man School of Man­age­ment in 2000 after a con­sult­ing career with McK­in­sey & Com­pa­ny. Dart received her PhD in sta­tis­tics and eco­nom­ics and her master’s degrees in eco­nom­ics and infor­ma­tion sci­ence from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kon­stanz.

The Exec­u­tive MBA Coun­cil pro­vides a place for pro­grams to share best prac­tices and gath­ers indus­try data. Cur­rent­ly the coun­cil includes more than 200 edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions that admin­is­ter 300 plus Exec­u­tive MBA Pro­grams world­wide. For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, vis­it To learn more about the Exec­u­tive MBA expe­ri­ence, vis­it

For infor­ma­tion on the Rot­man One-Year Exec­u­tive MBA pro­gram, please vis­it For infor­ma­tion on the Rot­man Omni­um Glob­al Exec­u­tive MBA pro­gram, please vis­it

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions. The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure that Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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