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Building on the business fundamentals you gain in the core curriculum, Ivey’s career-focused electives have been designed to assist you in selecting the courses that will provide the targeted skills and the expertise to achieve career success in whichever field you choose. Whether you are making a career transition or looking to move up in your current industry, choose one of our six focused areas to develop your marketability.
You may also choose a personalized approach, custom-designing a set of elective courses to prepare you for your own career success and professional development.
Ivey’s MBA Program prepares you to tackle real business problems through a variety of specialized case assignments and stock trading simulations – not just theoretical finance discussions. You’ll cover the finance concepts recognized as key to successful employment in finance with elective course sets that are specially designed with Finance careers in mind. Additionally, Ivey is proud to be a CFA Program Partner School. This designation indicates that Ivey's curriculums contain much of the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) from the CFA Program.
For further information about Finance at Ivey, visit the Ben Graham Institute for Value Investing.
For detailed course descriptions, please visit Our Curriculum.
*Courses subject to change.
With the support of Ivey's Pierre Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, Ivey offers the opportunity to receive a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Requirements include completion of a set of career-focused elective courses, and real-world experiences like the New Venture Project, that will best position you to begin your entrepreneurial journey.
Entrepreneurship at Ivey is a unique opportunity for MBA students to get involved in new business venture projects. Special class visitors – typically entrepreneurs themselves – round out case discussions, sharing insights into new venture launches and entrepreneurial realities.
Using the Ivey case-method, every day in the classroom mimics the real-life role of a Consultant. From dissecting and analyzing a problem from all angles, to making recommendations, getting buy-in on decisions, presenting solutions and implementing - you will spend 365 days using this Consulting framework.
In addition to this preparation, we have created a set of specially designed electives to develop the strategic knowledge, skills and competencies required for success in the Consulting field.
Ivey's MBA curriculum has been built to ensure that students have an understanding of global business issues. Integrated with this every-day focus on global learning is the opportunity for students to take a custom designed set of career-focused elective courses for those interested in pursuing careers in International Management. These courses combined with Ivey's globally focused curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities like the China Study Trip and LEADER Project, will give you the confidence and real-world experience necessary to succeed as a leader anywhere in the world.
To prepare for a career in Marketing, Ivey ensures that you learn the basic Marketing fundamentals from courses in the core curriculum, including the responsibilities of profit/loss, human capital, sales, and negotiation. This set of career-focused elective courses goes one step further to give you an understating of how the Marketing function is affected by other issues and departments across an organization, preparing you to be a leader who has a deeper understanding of how the company's bottom-line is affected by the decisions you make. Along with integrated, action-oriented learning such as the SABRE Marketing Simulation, you will have the confidence and real-world experience necessary to manage some of the world's leading brands.
With the support of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, we offer you the opportunity to earn an MBA complemented by a Health Sector Certificate. This certificate includes completion of a set of career-focused elective courses, and real-world experiences that will best position you to take on the challenges facing the healthcare industry as it undergoes revolutionary change. Additionally, students enrolled in Ivey MBA Health Sector Stream can fulfill requirements of the Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only Canadian credential available to health leaders.
Health Sector students also have the advantage of connecting with members of the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation Advisory Council, which is made up of some of the most accomplished and well-respected senior professionals working in the health care field today. The Advisory Council has in-depth experience in both the private and public sectors, and presents ample opportunities for student mentorship, networking and learning.
See MBA Health Sector Student Profiles.
**Students who complete both the Leadership & Innovation and Financing Health Sector Enterprises courses are only required to take one additional elective from this set.