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Richard Ivey School of Business, Ivey MBA Program

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Program Overview

Recognized for excellence both in Canada and worldwide, Ivey is uniquely defined by its outstanding track record for developing leaders and accelerating career success. In order to prepare grads for the real-world of business, Ivey uses the interactive case-method approach to immerse students in an action-oriented learning environment. In addition to providing a solid foundation of business knowledge, Ivey goes one step further to develop and hone leadership abilities through delivery of the Five Leadership Essentials. Every day, students will learn how to embrace complexity, manage volume, maximize team potential, communicate persuasively, and achieve decisiveness through uncertainty.


 An alumni network over 20,000 strong in 95 countries with many Ivey grads running some of the top corporations in the world today
 Ivey's Career Management Team is one of the largest and most qualified Career Management centres in Canada and the world
 Classes are taught using the Ivey case-method, exposing students to real-world business issues and challenges within a dynamic and engaging classroom environment
 Ivey delivers five Leadership Essentials with opportunities to develop the skills required to actively accelerate career success
 State-of-the-art curriculum combined with real-world, global learning opportunities


  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

Admissions & Tuition


Information For International Students

Admissions Criteria
 Minimum GPA: No Set Minimum
 Minimum Work Experience: 2
English Language Proficiency  (Minimum Score)
      IELTS: 6.0
      TOEFL (Internet-based): 100.0
Deadlines (Month/Day)
 Application: January 4
 Notification of Acceptance: February 21
Fees (C$)
  International Application Fee: 150
  Total Tuition for Program: 74,000
  Total Fees for Program (excluding books): 2,100
 Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 76,100

Programs/Credentials Offered

  • One-Year MBA (Accelerated MBA) Degree
  • Executive MBA (EMBA) Degree
  • Specialized MBA Degree

Fields of Study

  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Management
  • Finance & Finance Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • International Management
  • Management Consulting
  • Marketing Management

Ranking and Reputation

  • Ivey ranked 47th in the world's top 100 business schools and #1 in Canada (Financial Times, January 2009). Criteria used in the rankings are grouped into three main areas: alumni salaries and career development (55% weighting), the diversity and international reach of the business school and its MBA program (25% weighting), and the research capabilities of each school (20% weighting)
  • Ivey alumni salaries and salary percentage increase continue to be the highest of all Canadian business schools (Financial Times, January 2009). The three-year average salary for Ivey is $105,272
  • The bi-annual Business Week survey ranked Ivey as #4 in the International ranking and #2 in the poll by recruiters. Additionally, Ivey received straight "A"s on its report card for General Management, Analysis and Careers, and scored an A+ in the Teaching category. This ranking is based on survey responses from both current graduating students and recruiters (45% weighting each) as well as the intellectual capital produced by the business schools (10%)

Buildings & Facilities

  • The Ivey MBA Program takes place at the Ivey-Spencer Leadership centre, about a 5-7 minute drive from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) main campus. In addition to the state-of-the-art classrooms, the property sits on 30 acres of parkland where students can enjoy on-site walking and cycling trails and outdoor recreation, including a high-ropes team-building course. Other amenities include free parking, fitness centre, games room and DK's Bar and Grill. In 2011, Ivey will open the doors to a new $100 million dollar building on the main UWO campus.

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