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Kim Bates

Dr. Kim Bates

Chair, Entrepreneurship & Strategy | Associate Professor
DepartmentEntrepreneurship & Strategy
EducationBA, PhD
OfficeTRS 3-080
Phone416-979-5000 ext. 556749


Dr. Kim Bates joined Ryerson to work with the MBA-MTI program in June 2011, and in June 2012 she also took on the MBA program as director. She is also an associate professor in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, and conducts research on innovation, corporate governance and a variety of topics at the intersection of business and society, including the impact of an aging population on organizations and society, diversity and inclusion, and social innovation, and is a respected scholars whose work has influenced many other researchers.

Bates earned her BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and her Ph.D. from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Ryerson, she held academic appointments at the Stern School of Business, New York University, the Rotman school of Management, University of Toronto, and Trent University, where she also served as Director of the Bachelors of Business Administration.