IMI Business Association

IBA 2020
Our mission and vision
The founding values of honour, excellence and dignity are fundamental to the IMI Business Association’s (IBA) ethos. IBA’s cross-curricular approach aims to set new standards in all-round educational excellence for the leaders of tomorrow. Traditionally known as the Undergraduate Commerce Society (UCS) and Student Management Association (SMA), and having a longstanding heritage with an exceptional reputation, we strive to shape future business leaders by supplementing with resources that nurture professional development in all our students.
The IMI Business Association is strongly committed to balancing academic excellence with an inclusively diverse and rich extra-curricular program known as the Professional Skills Development Program (PSDP). With our strong recognition, we will reach a wide audience of students and talent which your organization can showcase and be an important contributor to the inspiration of tomorrow’s business leaders. We take pride in our relationships with our corporate partners, renowned faculty.
The first cohort of IBA student leaders in the Commerce and Management programs took a leap of faith when they decided to join forces in 2019. IBA will strive to build valuable opportunities for students to network and develop skills oriented to the vast fields of business. Currently, it is one of the University of Toronto Mississauga's largest student societies that caters to a vast number of business interest groups and clubs.
IBA has 60 members which consists of 7 executives, 3 presidential staff, 29 directors and chairs, and 21 associates. They have collaborated with multiple UTM partners including the PDLC, IMI, MMPA, MScSM, UTMCM, DECA UTM, DEM, Rotaract UTM, UTM Chess Club, Free The Children UTM, UTM CPA, UTMSU, and many more. Follow IBA on Linkedin and Instagram.

Achievements and awards

  • UTMSU's 2020 Academic Society of the Year - Awarded to an academic society that comprehensively embodies the core values of equity, energy, education and fun. This society is a source of innovative and unique ideas that have been successfully implemented throughout the year. This society is a proven ambassador of UTM spirit.
  • UTMSU's 2020 VP University Affairs Choice - Awarded to an academic society that goes above and beyond in the UTM community. This society is always collaborative, coordinated, and energetic, always willing to assist the UTM community.