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Why an Ivey Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates?

Accelerate your career.

The Ivey Accelerated MBA fast tracks your thinking, and your career. Working and pursuing an Ivey MBA at the same time is a big commitment, but it will change the way you look at work, the world and yourself. Your experience will transform your career in ways that extend far beyond traditional measures of ROI. An Ivey MBA will position you to compete and succeed in your career, now and in the future.

Ivey MBA vs. Ivey Accelerated MBA for business graduates

Are you a better fit for the full-time Ivey MBA Program or the Ivey Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates Program? The answer comes down to what you bring to the class, and what you are looking to get out of the program.


Full-time MBA

Accelerated MBA Business Graduates (AMBA)

Work Experience 2 to 10 years of full-time work experience (avg 5 years). 2 to 10 years of full-time work experience (avg 5 years).
Classmates Average age is 28 years old, 65% domestic and 35% international students. Average age is 28 years old, candidates must be living and working in Canada at the time of application.
Prerequisite Completed undergraduate degree in any discipline. Completed undergraduate degree in business or commerce.
GMAT/GRE Required
*Waived for candidates who have completed CFA Level 3, Canadian CPA or Canadian PEng.
GMAT exemptions are granted on a case-by-case basis. Requirement automatically waived for CFA charter holders and CPA designations.
Program Start March. November.
Program Length 12 months. 14 months.
Program Delivery In-person, on-campus full-time, (London campus). While-you-work, blended online and in-class format (Toronto campus). Flexible format designed for working individuals.
Career Management Career Management fully integrated into class, and active recruiting from partner firms provide complete support for students looking for a career change. Career coaches and career curriculum complement the program curriculum. Students do not have access to job boards, networking events, clubs, extra-curricular activities etc.
Professional Goals For career switchers, career accelerators, or those looking to formalize or further develop business education. For working professionals who do not plan to make a career change and want to continue their career progression with current company or industry; builds on existing business education.
Cost $83,250 CAD for domestic students and $123,500 CAD for international students. $86,000 CAD
*International Airfare for study trip is an additional expense.

A powerful and engaging learning environment

The Ivey Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates is delivered through a blend of online and live classroom experiences at Ivey’s downtown Toronto campus. The classroom environment is fundamental to learning and facilitating your network, while the online experience offers convenience and balance while you work.

The Ivey learning environment is not a passive learn-by-listening approach. You will learn in a stimulating, collaborative environment enriched by the substantial experience of your peers in the classroom. Ivey’s case method experience is a key component of our powerful and transformational learning environment.

Ivey’s case-based approach is highly interactive – you will discuss, test, and collaborate as you develop solutions to the world’s most challenging business issues. It is a powerful learning environment that mirrors the way you work.

The Ideal Candidate

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