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Toronto Raptors with MMI

Toronto Raptors Basketball Game

What a game! The MMI Class of 2022 enjoyed the last regular-season game between the Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets. All the Raptors fans had plenty to cheer about at the Scotiabank Arena. Such a great time to see the Raptors live and win.




MMI UTMWe had a great time at UTM with lots of fun, treats and pumpkins in preparation for Halloween.







Welcome Class of 2022

MMI Class of 2022Welcome to the MMI Class of 2022. A great start with an orientation week and lots of professional development activities. We look forward to being back on campus and to a new year of the program.

Students join a diverse and supportive community. MMI is pleased to welcome 27 students from Canada and internationally for an exciting year. Let's get started with an extraordinary learning experience.

Good luck!

MMI Poster Presentations

July 14 & 15, 2021

The MMI poster presentations of the Class of 2021 are all done. Congratulations to our students on their hard work in their internships. A special thank you to all the supervisors for the strong support! More than 100+ participants joined the two virtual sessions and were part of this fantastic event. Keep up the excellent work! 

Check here where the MMI students were placed in 2021 and some important stats.

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Hello & Goodbye - MMI Director Change

July 2021

Welcome to our new MMI Director, Prof. Matthew Osborne!
Prof. Osborne brings his extensive academic & leadership expertise to his new role, and we are excited to see where he will lead the MMI program in his position.

A huge thanks to Prof. Tanjim Hossain, who is leaving the program as Director. Under Prof. Hossain, MMI saw an increase in applications, admission averages & years of 100% placement. Thank you for being a real inspiration to the program. Good luck in your new role as Chair in the Department of Management at UTM.

MMI Meet & Greet

Welcome to the MMI Class of 2022! Meet and Greet virtual event

The virtual Meet & Greet was a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and learn more about students, faculty and staff. Looking forward to and exciting program start in September 2021! 


MMI Internships 2021

internship April 2021

What an exciting year! We are thrilled to announce that all MMI students secured an internship for the upcoming summer term! Congratulations, Class of 2021 MMIs.

100% placement for 6 years running!

Thank you to all of our employer partners and alumni for helping to make this happen. It has been a challenging year but together we did it!


MMI Happy Holidays Fun

MMI Happy Holidays PartyA very different Fall term comes to an end. With some laughs and fun we celebrated virtually the end of term one. This was not the usual MMI Holiday Dinner but still worth gathering and wishing each other a peaceful and relaxing holiday break.

Happy Holidays and all the best for 2021!





Welcome to the Class of 2021, September 2020

MMI Class of 2021Welcome to the MMI Class of 2021! A kick off to a very different school year with the new MMI cohort. Chairs and desks taped off, socially distanced, markings on the floors but still full of positivity, hope and excitement. A start to a safe and fun year, embracing innovation and working together to help students see their potential.



MMI Poster Presentations July 15 & 16, 2020

Thank you to all of our partner companies for your support of the MMI program and our students! With a 100% student placement rate in 2020 we are proud to have such a strong bond to our industry partners.

The annual Poster Presentation Day is virtual on July 15 & 16, 2020 and students will share their internship experience.

Check out where the MMI students were placed in 2020 and some important stats. Click here

MMI Meet & Greet  - Class of 2021

The first virtual MMI Meet & Greet with the Class of 2021!

We enjoyed meeting you virtually and seeing you start to form connections with your classmates and our faculty.  We are excited to officially welcome you in September – it’s going to be a great year!

Halloween 2019

Trick or treat!  Who says Hallowe’en is just for kids?  Our MMIs got into some Hallowe’en pumpkin fun right after they finished their Finance quiz.  Winding down with classmates and cake is a great way to end off a busy week of classes.  Thanks to our students for your enthusiasm! 

Halloween fun

October 2019


Mock interview day is always one that our students look forward to because it gives them an opportunity to practice what they are learning in class in an interview setting.  Feeling nervous?  Don’t be, just relax and remember that an interview is just another conversation. 

This year, we welcomed reps from Roche, GSK, RSM, BlackBerry, IBM, BMO and RBC to campus. Thank you to all of our corporate partners for your support!

September 2019



Welcome MMI Class of 2020!  After a week of orientation and professional development activities we spent the day at Heart Lake Conservation Area’s Treetop Trekking Adventure.  It was a fun day full of team building, laughs and challenging ourselves to step out of our comfort zones.

The small size of the MMI program allows students to build strong bonds with each other as well as with faculty and program team members.

July 11, 2019 Poster Presentation Day

We hope you enjoyed our Annual Poster Presentation Day on July 11.  A fantastic opportunity to connect with students, alumni as well as industry partners.

Thank you to all of our partner companies for your support of the MMI program and our students!


4 for 4!  April 2019

We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved a 100% placement rate for four years running!  Congratulations to all of our students for your hard work and dedication to the internship component of our program. 

We have several returning company partners this year including: BlackBerry, SE Health, RBC, Bayer, The U of T Hatchery and GSK. Some of our new partners this year are 7Shifts, Allstream, Medcan and Maven Medical Marketing.

Good luck to all of our MMI interns!

Bowling Fun March 2019

MMI Bowling event

The current MMI class and several of our alumni came together for a fun night of bowling on March 7, 2019.

For some it was their first time ever to bowl but we also had a few resident experts.  Thank you to Classic Bowl in Mississauga for hosting our event – we all had a great time!

Mock Interviews - October 26, 2018

MMI Class of 2018We practiced our interview and networking skills with company reps and MMI alumni.  Thank you to our partner organizations RBC, Trillium Health, Oracle, IQVIA, Scotiabank, GSK, Amaris and IBM for making this event a huge success!

Class of 2019

Welcome to the MMI Class of 2019!

Wrapping up the first week of the MMI program with a retreat at Brampton's Heart Lake Conservation Area - a day filled with team building activies and lots of fun.Retreat MMI Class of 2019


MMI Internship Poster Presentations

July 2018

Thank you to all of our partner companies for your support of the MMI program and our students!


MMI Summer Social

MMI Summer Social Event

Celebrating summer and our current and incoming students!  A bit part of the MMI experience is bonding with your classmates and peers and it’s never too early to start!  Our summer social allowed MMIs to connect and catch up on how internships and grad school prep are going.  Thank you to everyone who came out!  Happy summer!

April 2018

We have achieved a 100% placement rate for our internships again! 

Congratulations to our current class and thank you to our employer partners for your support.  We have a good mix of first time as well as repeat employers so here’s to an exciting and challenging internship term!  Below is a sample of some of our employer partners for the Summer 2018 Term.

New Employers:

  • Amaca Thera
  • MaRS
  • Braze Mobility
  • Scarborough Rouge Hospital
  • Cadillac Fairview
  • Life Labs

Returning Employers:

  • Saint Elizabeth Health Care
  • RBC
  • Geo Tab
  • BlackBerry
  • RIC Centre
  • BMO
  • GSK
  • Johnson & Johnson

March 2018

Our admissions interviews for the Class of 2019 are underway and we are so pleased with the high-caliber applications we are seeing! 

Next year’s class will be the same as this year – 34 students – who are coming from various science and engineering backgrounds.  We can’t wait to see our new batch perform and grow!

Case Competition February 16, 2018

GMCA-UTM is excited to present our biggest event of the year, the Innovation In Action Case Competition !

Sponsored by Bayer and the Master of Management of Innovation, this competition will put your teamwork and problem-solving skills to the test. You'll present the judges with a strategic solution to an innovation-themed case problem and network with professionals from firms such as Accenture, PwC, RBC, McKinsey and more!

Join us on February 16th, 2018 for an exciting chance to showcase your talents and win cash prizes! This competition is open to current graduate and senior undergraduate students from the University of Toronto.

click here for more info!

Innovation in Action


MMI Convocation


MMI students posing at convocation        MMI students posing at convocation

November 8, 2017

The Class of 2017 graduates!  Congratulations to you all!  We wish you continued success and look forward to working with you as MMI alumni.  The sky is the limit!  

Mock Interviews

MMI students posing with employers

November 3, 2017

Another successful mock interview event! 

The current MMI class got to practice their interview skills with company reps from Amaris, BMO, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Oracle and RBC.  The best way to get comfortable with interviews is to practice, practice, practice. 

Thank you to our reps for your enthusiasm and your willingness to coach and mentor our students towards getting summer internships.

Internship Supervisor Panel

October 11, 2017

Ever wonder what makes an intern stand out?  We got this answer and many more from supervisors who worked with MMI interns last summer.  Their best advice:  be you, be humble and be open to learning new things.  We couldn’t agree more!

Thank you to our reps from Amaris, Johnson & Johnson and GSK for your valuable insights and support for the MMI program.   

MMI 10th Anniversary

October 4, 2017

Ten years!  Wow what a night!  Thank you to everyone who came together to celebrate MMI’s 10 anniversary.

It was fantastic to reconnect with alumni, faculty, staff and industry partners from over the last decade and we look forward to what the next ten years bring!

Click here to watch a video commemorating the event!

MMI Director Tanjim Hossain        Students talking at MMI 10th anniversary

Students talking at MMI 10th anniversary        Students posing at MMI 10th anniversary

MMI staff posing at MMI 10th anniversary       


MMI Internship Poster Presentations

July 2017

What a great success again!

Thank you to all of our partner companies for your support of the MMI program and our students!


Go Jays Go!

MMI at Blue Jays game        MMI at Blue Jays game

June 2017

Go Jays Go!  The current and incoming MMI classes came together to cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays.  Alumni, faculty and industry reps also joined in.  We were so pleased with the fantastic turnout for this event and even though the Jays lost it was great to have such a strong MMI turnout.

Site visits begin soon!

MMI students at BMO

May 2017

We are looking forward to catching up with our MMI interns at their placements.  Each summer, we stop in at our partner organizations to meet with students and supervisors to see how their placements are going.  This year, we have many new partners including RBC, Apotex, Dash MD and Amaris.  Can’t wait to hear about how students are applying what they have learned in class!

Internship Time!

April 2017
The MMI Class of 2017 has secured their summer internships!  We are very pleased to have placed all of our students in exciting summer roles and look forward to learning about the placements during our Poster Presentations on July 12, 2017 – save the date!

First ever GMCA UTM MMI case competition

March 2017
What an amazing event!  Congratulations to the GMCA’s UTM chapter for putting on a fantastic case competition!
Thank you to our judges who provided feedback on the presentations and to the many people who worked behind the scenes to make this event a success!  Special thanks to reps from Deloitte, RBC, PWC, MaRS, IMS Health and ZS Associates for your guidance and support of our event. 

Let’s make the 2018 competition even bigger and better!

Bayer SIT Interactive Session

February 2017

Bayer’s support of the MMI program and our students has been phenomenal over the years.  This February, we welcomed several members of Bayer’s Innovation team to campus as they hosted an interactive event with our current class.  MMI students learned about cognitive fixedness and were challenged to work in teams (under very tight deadlines) to come up with creative solutions that have the potential to have positive impact.

Thank you Bayer for your continued support – we make a great team!

IMI Alumni Mixer

January 2017

It was great seeing familiar faces at our Alumni Mixer!  Alumni from several graduate programs including MMI gathered for a networking event to kick of the New Year.

Strategies for Canadian Universities to foster innovation

November 2016

Daniel Munro, associate director, public policy, Conference Board of Canada:

"We should be careful not to blow up the university system trying to do something it wasn’t designed to do."

Munro emphasises that Canada lags in innovation management skills. "It’s important for students to first get a grounding in a discipline before acquiring management skills. Programs like the Master of Management of Innovation at the University of Toronto at Mississauga strike me as promising in that they supplement, rather than replace, education in a core discipline".

Read more

Grad Campus Day 2016

What a great turnout for Grad Campus Day!  Thank you to the MMI Ambassadors for representing our program and sharing their experiences with prospective students.
This year’s application deadline is February 28, 2017.  We can’t wait to see your submissions and select the Class of 2018!

MMI Class of 2016!

Congratulations to the MMI Class of 2016 who graduated on November 7, 2016.  We wish you all of the best in your future endeavors and are proud of all of your hard work and accomplishments.
It was a pleasure to celebrate the class along with their families at our graduation reception and to share such a special day with loved ones.  Jacob Sigler was named this year’s valedictorian and noted the strong bonds this year’s class built during their time together.
We look forward to staying in touch with our newest alumni!

Mock Interview Day

The current MMI class was able to practice their interview skills with a group of recruiters and company reps on November 4, 2016. 

Students also received valuable feedback on how improve their resumes, cover letters and interviewing skills. 

We would like to thank our company reps for their commitment to helping our students develop real-world skills that are in high demand.  We appreciate all of you support!

Run for the Cure

October 2, 2016

Each Fall, MMI creates a team to join in UTM’s Run for the Cure.  MMI encourages students to be active in campus life and to give back. 

We are pleased to have been part of this amazing fundraising effort to help UTM raise over $16,000 for breast cancer research.  Cancer can be beaten!

MMI Team at Run for the Cure

Alumni Panel

September 20, 2016

The Class of 2017 met with several alumni recently to learn more about their experiences in our program.  It is fantastic to hear your success stories, alum! 

Thank you for giving back to the MMI community – we love staying in touch with you!

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies

MMI at Blue Jays game        MMI at Blue Jays game

June 2016

The current and incoming MMI classes came together with faculty, staff, alumni and MMI partner organizations to cheer on the Toronto Blue Jays. 

It was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the MMI program and to hear about what the current class is up to on their internship term.  The Jays may not have won but we enjoyed making new connections.  Looking forward to a getting the program officially started soon!

Welcoming the MMI Class of 2017!

Thank you Class of 2017 for coming out to our first official MMI event of the year! 


MMI Meet & Greet 2016        MMI Meet & Greet 2016

MMI Meet & Greet 2016

Class of 2017 Meet & Greet

June 2, 2016
We are excited to welcome our brand new class to MMI!  On June 2nd we will gather to connect and kick off the year with networking games, a formal intro into the program and introductions to some of our faculty and key IMI team here at UTM.  The Meet & Greet will be the new class’ first  time coming together in a community setting so don’t miss it!
All admitted students are to RSVP to Beate Ensminger at by May 26, 2016

MMI visits IBM

April 2016

Our class was recently invited to visit IBM’s Bloor Street East offices to learn about how business and technology consultants are changing the game – literally!  We learned about the Toronto Raptors’ new War Room and IBM’s recent partnership with MLSE. With technology at their fingertips, the team is sure to reach new heights this post season!
Thank you to the many senior partners and Consulting by Degree IBMers who came out to network with our students.

MMI Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews - Class Shot

Mock Interviews - Mix and Mingle shot        Mock Interviews - group shot

On November 6, 2015 MMI hosted our Mock Interview Sessions. 
Reps from Bell, BlackBerry, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson and Siemens joined us on campus to help guide students through the interview process. 

Thank you for your guidance and feedback! We look forward to having you back on campus again soon.
If you would like to participate in a future career development event or have a job posting you would like to share with our students, please contact Afrodite Cruz at

UTM Run for the Cure

MMI Group in Run for the Cure


MMI students, faculty and staff participated in Run for the Cure 2015 on October 4, 2015 as part of the UTM Team.

The event was a great success, and the UTM Team successfully raised  $ 23,380 in support of women's cancer research.



MMI Alumni Panel

MMI Alumni Panel

September 2015

"Thank you to our panel of alumni who recently joined us to share their experiences and enthusiasm for MMI.
We are so pleased that you are able to give back to the program and are very proud of your accomplishments!
Our current class values your advice and will certainly put it to use as they start their MMI journey with us!"


MMI students participate in academic showcase tackling real-world problems

In July 2015 Master of Management of Innovation (MMI) students presented their Capstone Projects to the wider UTM community, taking aim at pretty big issues such as how to reduce medical wait times.

Read more and see more photos here

MMI students present their capstone projects MMI students present their capstone projects