RIIB has two parents, the Institute for International Business (IIB) and the Institute for Policy Analysis (IPA) which merged in September 2008.
The IIB was founded in the early 1990s with a mission to focus faculty research and teaching expertise on the changing global environment and Canadian competitiveness and disseminate its work to Canadians and abroad. An important objective of the Institute was to establish close relationships with policy advisers in government and business to further a two-way flow of ideas and research.
The Institute for Policy Analysis was established in 1967 as a research facility to encourage research on economic and social policy issues and to create close relationships with policy advisers in government and business to further a two-way flow of ideas and research.
RIIB is the platform for a number of related activities. These include Project LINK, the Policy Economic and Analysis Program (PEAP) and the International Tax Program.
RIIB is co-directed by Professors Ig Horstmann and Wendy Dobson. It supports research and serves as the focal point for networking and interaction with the private sector, the policy community and other academics in North America and abroad. Research priorities are the global business environment, enterprise decision making in the global economy and the urban service economy.
We aim to become the destination of choice for anybody interested in international business issues.
Please note that RIIB is a research institute and, as such, does not offer courses. If you are interested in applying to study at the Rotman School of Management, please go to the Degrees section of this site.