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Beatrix Dart

Beatrix  Dart

Beatrix Dart

Academic Director, Experiential & Global Learning
Director, Initiative for Women in Business
Professor, Faculty-at-Large


PhD in Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany
MIS, University of Konstanz, Germany
MA in Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany




Beatrix Dart is a Professor of Strategy, Academic Director of Experiential & Global Learning and the Executive Director of the Initiative for Women in Business. Beatrix teaches courses in Management Consulting and Corporate Strategy, in particular the development of growth strategies for international companies. She joined Rotman in 2000 following a successful career with McKinsey & Company, and served as the Academic Director and Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs until 2015. In addition, she is a corporate director for EllisDon, and chairs the steering committee for The 30% Club in Canada.

Academic Positions

  • 2008 -2015

    Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs, Rotman School

  • 2007 - current

    Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business, Rotman School

  • 2000 - current

    Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto

  • 2000 - 2015

    Academic Director, Executive MBA Programs, University of Toronto

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2010-2012

    Advisory Board Member , Rogers Women Network

  • 2016-current

    Board of Directors, Greenwood Junior College

  • 2015-current

    Chair, Steering Committee, The 30% Club Canada

  • 2009 - 2013

    Board of Governors, Branksome Hall

  • 2012-current

    Advisory board member, Institute for Leadership, Switzerland

  • 2006 - current

    Corporate Board Director, EllisDon

  • 2005 - 2008

    Board member, Executive MBA Council

  • 1995 - 2000

    Management Consultant, McKinsey&Co.

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Dart is the architect of Rotman's One-Year Executive MBA and the Omnium, Global Executive MBA. She served as the Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs, and Academic Director of Rotman's Executive Degree programs until 2015. As part of her role, she was responsible for program design, admission, and faculty selection. Beatrix teaches Management Consulting and Corporate Strategy courses, in particular the development of growth strategies for international companies. She joined the Rotman School of Management in 2000 following a successful career with McKinsey & Company in London, Zurich and Toronto where she focused on serving international Fortune 500 companies in Europe and North America. As an accomplished consultant, her strategic advice is sought-after by many companies she counseled over the last years.

Beatrix is also the Executive Director for Rotman's Initiative for Women in Business, advancing women in management and chairing the Steering Committee of The 30% Club Canada, supporting initiatives to fill the pipeline of senior women in companies. She has been awarded Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 (2016), and Canada's Top 25 Influential Women Award (2013). She is frequently invited to present her insights to conferences, panels, and media.

Further accomplishments include current board member of EllisDon, one of Canada's largest construction companies, as well as numerous not-for-profit board positions over the last years. A Swiss-German native and graduate of Germany's University of Konstanz, Beatrix completed a Ph.D. in Economics concurrent with a second Master degree in Information Science. She received a Master in Economics from the University of Konstanz.

Honors and Awards

  • 2017

    Professor of the Year, Rotman School

  • 2016

    WXN Top 100 Award, Canada's Most Powerful Women

  • 2013

    Top 25 Women of Influence Award, Canada

  • 2012

    Bud Fackler Lifetime Achievement Award, EMBA Council

  • 2012

    WomenWorthWatching Award, Diversity Journal

  • 2010

    TIAW World of Difference Award, The International Alliance for Women

  • 2010, 2012

    Excellence in Teaching Award, Rotman School

  • 2007

    Conference Chair, EMBA Council

  • 2006

    Research Chair, EMBA Council

  • 2006

    Honorary member, CWC

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Academy of Management

  • Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada

  • International Biometric Society

  • International Women Forum

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2016-2017

    Chair, Women in Business Steering Committee, Ontario Government, MCIT

  • 2015- 2016

    Rotman Equity and Diversity Initiative, Rotman