Beatrix Dart, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs
Professor of Strategic Management
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Dr. Dart is the architect of Rotman’s groundbreaking One-Year Executive MBA.
She is currently serving as Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs, at the
Rotman School. In her role as Academic Director of Rotman’s One-Year MBA
Program for Executives as well as for the Global Executive MBA Program and
the MBA Essentials for Managers, Beatrix oversees the program design,
admissions, and faculty selection. She teaches Management Consulting and
Strategy, in particular the development of growth strategies for international
companies. A growth strategy expert, 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.
Beatrix is the only Canadian elected to the Board of the Executive MBA Council,
an association representing EMBA programs worldwide. As former Research
Chair of this Council, Dr. Dart was involved in innovative research initiatives
exploring worldwide trends and program design issues in executive and
professional graduate business degree programs. With enrollment down in
executive programs around the world, the Council-led research is keenly followed
by elite business schools in every major country. She chaired the annual
international EMBA Council Conference for 2007, and is currently the strategic
advisor to this Board.
Further accomplishments include current board member of EllisDon, one of
Canada’s largest construction companies, and Executive Director for Rotman’s
Initiative for Women in Business. Beatrix is passionate about the advancement of
women in management and has created a portfolio of programs to help remove
barriers for women to business sucess. She has been invited to present her
insights to conferences and panels, and is frequently quoted in press, radio and
A Swiss-German native and graduate of Germany’s University of Konstanz,
Beatrix completed a Ph.D. in Economics concurrent with a second Master’s
degree – in information science, while also participating in an important project
assessing the financial impact of foreign guest workers on Germany’s economy.
She received a Master’s in Economics from Konstanz in 1989.
Busy with two children, Beatrix is also a keen sailor, alpine skier and infrequent
golfer. She is fluent in English and German.