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Ranked #1 in Canada by The Financial Times and #1 by Bloomberg Businessweek for six years running for both student and recruiter satisfaction. Ivey Business School has one of the best MBA programs in the country. We're proud of both our student experience and how well our graduates consistently perform in the marketplace.

Ivey’s one-year MBA Program was designed for professionals who simply can’t afford to step away from their careers and networks for two years. This is why our program is ranked #1 in Canada for overall value for money.

Ivey’s full-time MBA program is one year in length and begins each March with up to 150 students.

Our one-year format recognizes that part of the big cost of doing your MBA is time away from your career. With only one year out of the workforce instead of two, we’ve minimized your opportunity cost while providing a world-class package of intense curriculum that will help you to achieve your career goals and get you back to work quickly.

Ivey's admissions process is rigorous, and the Admissions Committee conducts a holistic and thoughtful review of all applications. Find out more about our deadlines, admissions criteria, and application review process.
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Tuition & Living Expenses
We know that financing the MBA is about much more than just tuition. Here you’ll find information about program costs and the other expenses you’ll need to consider when preparing for your year at Ivey.
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Our goal at the Ivey Financial Aid office is to welcome students by helping them prepare for their financial obligations. All applicants are considered for merit based admission scholarships and awards.
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Join a network of 25,000 alumni in 104 countries and discover why The Economist consistently ranks our alumni network top 20 in the world. You’ll have access to a community of engaged and responsive alumni, allowing you to build connections that will foster career growth, mentorship opportunities, and lifelong friendships. Meet our past graduates.

The Ivey MBA curriculum is delivered using Ivey’s case study method, combining theory with practice. Using almost 300 cases a year, we engage students in an action-oriented and dynamic approach that mirrors the challenges and complexities of real-world business. While other schools may employ cases in their teaching methodology, Ivey is the only case-based program in Canada.

Ivey’s exceptional faculty use cases and work together to expand your perspective on the way issues and decisions impact an entire organization, using cross-teaching and an integrated approach to curriculum planning.

Five interlinked elements give you not just the business fundamentals that you would expect from an MBA program, but also the leadership capabilities required to turn concepts into decisions, knowledge into action, and ideas into change.

Ivey attracts some of the most talented young professionals from all over the globe. In addition to their diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds, the quality of their professional experience enhances the learning environment and student success. That’s why The Economist has ranked Ivey Top 8 in the world for Education Experience. 

With everyone in our class is moving from somewhere else and committing completely to their year in Canada, students become part of an immersive experience. They build relationships beyond the classroom, forming stronger ties with fellow classmates – something that’s hard to do at a commuter campus. It all takes place at our award-winning campus and the LEED® certified Richard Ivey Building in London, Canada. 

Ivey offers a one-year MBA Program with one intake a year in March. Ivey Business School is Canada's leading business school and is located on Western University campus in London, Ontario, Canada. In 2014, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Ivey the number one international MBA and international employers also ranked Ivey number one for talent among MBA programs outside of the US.

Ivey’s one-year MBA program is designed for high-achieving leaders who are ready to accelerate their career success.
As the first and most prestigious business school in Canada, Ivey has been developing top business leaders for over 90 years. We consistently launch great careers because our students learn by doing. Candidates are hand-picked for their impressive and diverse backgrounds and then we immerse them in an active learning environment that takes their experience to the next level.
Ivey's focus on experiential learning is nothing short of transformational. You will become a better leader, the kind of confident and effective decision-maker that is highly sought after in all sectors of business.

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Work with our top-ranked Career Management team to prepare for post-MBA jobs, career transitions and skills for long-term career success. Our consistently strong job placement rates for both domestic and international students are a testament to the talent and resources of our Career Management team.

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  • Ft Ranking: 97
  • Ft Ranking Global MBA: 84
  • Ft Ranking EMBA: 62
  • Economist Ftmba Ranking: 60
  • Class Size: 143
  • International Student Percentage: 27
  • Female Percentage: 32
  • Course Length: 12
  • Salary Increase Percentage: 88
  • Average Gmat: 650
  • Course Fee: CDN 79,500 (domestic)
  • Accredited: EQUIS
  • Aspen Inst Ranking: 53
  • Living Expenses: $20013.96 appx
  • Average Age: 28
  • Average Work Years: 5
  • Businessweek Ranking: 56



92% Career Placement rate for the MBA class of 2014


94% of Ivey MBA grads made at least one career transition (geography, industry or function)


International student Career Placement rate is as high as domestic student rate


Highest salaries three years after graduation among Canadian business schools


#1 ranking overall among international MBA programs by Bloomberg Businessweek


Study trip options: China, India, South America


48% or nearly 1 in 2 of all Ivey alumni hold the title Director or above in their organizations


The Ivey Alumni Network boasts more than 24,000 alumni in 102 countries


Renowned for its Case-method of Learning, Ivey Business School is one of the two most important producers of business cases in the world alongside Harvard Business School


Ivey is the world's largest producer of current Asian and Indian-based business cases


First international business school to open a permanent campus in Hong Kong