Ivey Business School

Program Description


Ivey Business School


Ivey’s full-time MBA program is one year in length and begins each April with two sections of students. The Ivey MBA is a transformational experience for ambitious leaders who want to hone their skill-set, develop their leadership abilities and accelerate their career success. Our program is not simply a set of courses, but an action-oriented learning experience designed to accelerate your success in the real world. You’ll learn everything you’d learn from a lecture and more: you’ll be the decision-maker, asked to analyze the data, develop alternatives, make and defend your recommendations.

Building Your Success

Programming starts with the business essentials – the core fundamentals that every leader needs. Within each course, you get the learning you need at the appropriate time and professors deliver content as it is relevant - gradually increasing complexity to develop understanding. Integrated into the curriculum are global learning opportunities, career management, and real-world projects that give you the opportunity to apply your skills in a real business environment.

Our Delivery

The Ivey MBA curriculum is delivered using Ivey’s case study method. While other schools may employ cases in their teaching methodology, Ivey is the only case-based program in Canada. Employing the use of over 300 cases a year, we use an action-oriented and dynamic approach that mirrors the challenges and complexities of real-world business. Ivey faculty use cases and work together to expand your perspective on the way issues impact an entire organization, using cross-teaching and an integrated approach to curriculum planning.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for tomorrow's leaders; people with exceptional talent and ambition to succeed in areas they are passionate about. These candidates represent a diverse group of backgrounds and experiences - culturally, professionally and personally. Building on your track record of accomplishments and leadership success, you have strong career aspirations and are looking for a dynamic and challenging MBA experience.

The Critical Elements

Leadership: From career success and promotion, to volunteer work and community initiatives, or other interests like athletics or the arts – we are looking for candidates who have demonstrated strong leadership orientation in previous experience, and can bring that into the Ivey classroom.

Strong Academic Record: The Ivey program and case method require you to be highly analytical, and comfortable solving problems and making decisions with ambiguity or incomplete information. A strong academic history with a “B” average and solid GMAT score (min. 600) or equivalent GRE to help to demonstrate these skills.

Quality Work Experience: At least two years, full-time work experience ensures that you and your classmates will have experiences to contribute to team and class discussions, along with the context and maturity to apply this learning in a professional setting.

Supporting Documentation

  • Transcripts* from all post-secondary studies (one certified, official copy)**
  • GMAT score (Designate Ivey with code CMB-MG-18) OR GRE score (Designate Ivey with code 0292)
  • Résumé demonstrating a minimum of two years, full-time work experience
  • TOEFL score (if required for ESL applicants)
  • Two to three reference letters
  • Online application including completion of three required essay questions
  • Application fee of $150 CAD

*For Western University Graduates, Ivey's Admissions office will contact Western directly to obtain transcripts, so you are not required to order them.

**Notarized transcripts will be accepted only if accompanied by an official letter from the University stating that they were unable to issue official transcripts.

Deadline Decisions

Application Round*

  • Early Application Round: May 5, 2014
  • Round 1: September 22, 2014
  • Round 2: November 17, 2014
  • Round 3: January 12, 2015

Tuition & Academic Expenses - 2015 Admission

  • Tuition* (Domestic Students) $79,500
  • Tuition* (International Students)** $91,500
  • Ancillary Fees* (approximate) $700
  • International Students – UHIP* (Health Insurance) $750
  • Casebooks and Supplies (approximate) $2,600

* Subject to change

** Some international students at Western University are eligible to pay Canadian citizen tuition fees. Please see the Western Registrar's site for more information

Other Academic Expenses

  • Preparatory Knowledge Program** (Optional)
  • Economics Primer* (8 classes) $565
  • Finance, Accounting and Spreadsheets Primer* (16 classes) $1,130
  • Quantitative Analysis Primer* (10 classes) $710
  • International Study Trip (Optional Elective)* $3,000 -$4000

* Estimated and subject to change

The cost of the Preparatory KnowledgeProgram (PKP) is subsidized to ensure that as many incoming students as possible may participate. Pricing is on a per primer basis.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 22, 2016
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