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Our Students

The Ted Rogers MBA program attracts students who are motivated, collegial and have an entrepreneurial spirit. These are individuals who want to disrupt and innovate their industry.

Diversity of student experience and background is one of our program’s greatest strengths. While we attract many students in consulting and finance, our graduates have been known to end up in very diverse industries, including, but not limited to:

  • technology, 
  • media management, 
  • consumer packaged goods, 
  • real estate, 
  • sport business and entertainment, 
  • government and healthcare.

Average Age

29-32 years old


40% Female
60% Male

Average Work Experience

5 or more years

Average 120 new students
enrolled per year
(part-time & full-time)

Latest news

Ted Rogers MBA Perspectives series

The Ted Rogers MBA Perspectives series provides diverse viewpoints from Ted Rogers MBA Candidates, which speak to their background and experiences.

Business vs. non-business background

In this segment, students discuss going into the MBA program with a business or non-business background.

Sport Business focus

In this segment, students provide insight into the MBA Sport Business Focus and tell you what to expect from the focus.

Part-time vs. full-time

In the part-time vs. full-time segment, students provide advice and discuss the things you should consider when deciding between a full-time and part-time MBA.

Women in business

In the Women in Business segment, students discuss how an MBA can help elevate and embolden women in business.

Student Profiles

Dakota Whyte

Dakota Whyte

Dakota Whyte is a Retail Brand Manager at Nike Canada, and she is currently pursuing an MBA at Ryerson University, with a focus in Sport Business. Dakota is a former 7-year Canadian National Team member and played professional women’s basketball in Europe, specifically in Greece in the A1 Ethniki Women’s tier and Sweden in the European Cup League. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a Division I basketball scholarship. Dakota has an extreme passion for community and serving marginalized groups and has been a women’s basketball mentor in the City of Toronto since 2010. Through this passion, she currently serves on Pascal Siakam’s PS43 Foundation Canada team.

Jason Lee is the program manager in advanced technology platform at MaRS. He oversees a portfolio of Canadian-based startups looking to build new products through accessing emerging wireless networks like 5G. He is a technology evangelist with a focus on helping innovators build a better world.

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Lauren Gondos

Lauren Gondos

Lauren is a full-time MBA student at Ted Rogers School of Management. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto and seven years’ experience in operations and business development. Lauren’s unconventional career path, from fashion to circus arts to finance, has taught her that breaking barriers is not only achievable, but greatly empowering. Lauren has travelled the world, teaching professionals to step outside their comfort zone and push their limits.  As VP Operations of Ted Rogers MBA's Women in Leadership Association, she aims to motivate those in the Ryerson community to do the same.

Prior to starting the MBA, Nadia was a Marketing Project Manager at one of the fastest growing marketing agencies in Canada. With a background in political science and public relations, Nadia’s strong analytical and communication skills helped her shine in national and global case competitions. After gaining five years project management experience servicing clients in consumer packaged goods, professional services, and government-regulated industries, Nadia is in the process of obtaining her PMP accreditation. Moreover, Nadia’s deep involvement as VP Marketing with Ted Roger’s Women in Leadership Association and co-captain of the MBA Games illustrate her continued commitment and support to various communities. She hopes to further connect Ted Rogers MBA students, faculty, and alumni as host of the student-led Yonge and Dundas podcast.

Nadia Barbosa

Nadia Barbosa

Samir Bhatla

Samir Bhatla

Samir is a first-year MBA student in the sport business focus at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. He completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto and has played basketball at the provincial level. After specializing in areas such as injury prevention and assessment, sport psychology, and human anatomy, Samir made his transition into the sports industry through roles with the CEBL's Hamilton Honey Badgers, the Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto Blue Jays. Within the MBA program, Samir has taken on a prominent leadership role as the Vice President of Events for the newly-formed Sport Leadership Association, MBA representative on the Graduate Programs Council, and as a Delegate for the Ryerson University MBA Games team, where he also competed on one of the case competition teams. Samir prides himself on his ability to lead individuals in pursuit of a common goal, efficiently solve complex problems with a strategic mindset, and build meaningful relationships with others; he hopes to leverage these traits throughout his career.

Current Ted Rogers MBA graduate student, Sean is well experienced with a wide skill set in production, leadership, collaborative content creation, education, design and innovative producer, project management, marketing and promotions, and fiscal sponsorship.  He has worked within the sports media industry over the last five years in a variety of roles – producer, digital content creator, and brand management after a 15-year career as a high school teacher and in community theatre.  Presently, Sean is focused on how to effectively apply analytics and data to improve decision making in strategic projects, as well as advocates that all projects and decisions be assessed through equity, inclusion, and human wellness perspective.

Lauren Gondos

Sean Addis