At Ivey, we pride ourselves on having one of the most rigorous and thoughtful admissions processes of any business school. We work hard to ensure that applications are reviewed and processed with care, due diligence and efficiency. Here, you’ll find all the information you need to begin the application process.
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
*For University of Western Ontario Graduates(UWO), Ivey's Admissions office will contact UWO 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.
The application review process begins once we have received all application components. Candidates will be contacted if any information is missing, so it is not necessary to contact us to confirm that all documents have been received. Files are then reviewed for interview consideration.
Within approximately two weeks of receiving all application components, a candidate may receive an invitation to interview. Ivey conducts interviews by invitation only and all admitted candidates are interviewed at least once.
Offers, Scholarships, and Awards
The scholarship and financial aid consideration occurs simultaneously with the admissions process. Candidates are notified about funding when admissions offers are made. Admissions decisions will be made no later than the dates outlined on our admissions deadline chart (see Deadlines tab).
We encourage you to keep the following timelines in mind when planning to submit your application. We process applications as they are received, and suggest submitting as early as possible to avoid deadline peaks.
|Application Round*||Deadline||Decision Date|
|May 6, 2013||June 28, 2013|
|Round 1||September 23, 2013||November 29, 2013|
|Round 2||November 18, 2013||January 17, 2014|
|Round 3||January 13, 2014||February 28, 2014|
Applications for 2014 are now open.
Ivey's Preparatory Knowledge Program (PKP) will run from March 3 to March 28, 2014. MBA Programming for the Spring 2014 intake will begin on April 2, 2014.*
*Dates tentative and subject to change.
When To Apply
The Admissions Committee recommends that international candidates apply no later than the Round Two deadline to allow for sufficient time for study permit/ student visa processing. For more information on applying to Ivey as an international candidate, please visit our International Candidates page.
Beyond other mandatory components, international applicants also need to demonstrate a strong level of English proficiency. Post-secondary education at an English-speaking institution, or, significant work experience in an English-speaking environment, are both recognized by Ivey. Alternatively, candidates must successfully complete an English language proficiency test. Ivey accepts:
International applicants who are successfully admitted to Ivey will be required to submit one copy of their original diploma, and to present this document when they arrive. Two official certified transcripts from each foreign institution with English translations are also required.
Applicants who have been denied admission to the Ivey MBA Program must wait at least one year before re-applying. Re-applicants should focus on how they have improved their application. Re-applicants do not have a relative advantage, or disadvantage, compared with other candidates.
Students on the waitlist will be contacted if we obtain a vacancy in the Program prior to the start of classes. Students on the waitlist are not guaranteed a spot in the Program and may be required to re-apply.
Requests to defer an offer of admission will be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Committee and are not guaranteed. Deferral requests must be considered by the following date:
To request a deferral, the offer of admission must be accepted and the $5000 deposit paid by the deadline stated in the offer package. Additionally, a $1000 deferral commitment is required by April 2nd, 2013. Both the deposit and the deferral commitment fee are payable to Western University and are non-refundable but will be deducted from tuition. Deferrals are granted for one year.
Please note that tuition is subject to change and the candidate will be billed for the appropriate tuition increase, if applicable. It is not possible to defer scholarship funding.