Unlike traditional business schools that expect you to choose a specialization early on, the 2+2 program structure of the Ivey HBA offers you the freedom to explore your academic interests before choosing your career options. In your first two years, you can study in any faculty or program. This opportunity to gain new life experiences ensures that you and your HBA classmates bring diverse and more seasoned perspectives to your business education.
Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO)
Apply for conditional pre-admission through the Ivey Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) during the final year of high school.
Years 1 & 2
Your First Two Years
Begin your undergraduate degree exploring your academic interests and finding new ones. In your first two years, you can study in any faculty at Western or another recognized university.
This opportunity to learn and grow ensures you and your HBA classmates bring diverse and more experienced perspectives to your business education.
Ivey HBA Program
Years 3 & 4
Your first year in the Ivey HBA Program (HBA 1) is typically your third year of university. You work with the same classmates, in the same classroom, with a dedicated faculty team.
You cover the essentials of what every good manager needs to know and be able to do. Career management is also built into the curriculum to help you define your career goals and develop job search strategies to get you there.
In your second year at Ivey (HBA 2) you build strength from the foundational business knowledge and skills developed during your first year.
A wide range of elective courses in HBA 2 allows you to design a personalized program of study to round out your business management education and complement your career objectives.
CPA Accounting Accreditation
The Ivey HBA accounting stream, including the Graduate Diploma in Accounting, is accredited by CPA Canada.
Spend your final term on exchange at a top business school in Asia, Europe or Latin America, take part in a study tour, or get involved in a student leadership project abroad.
Combined DegreesThe combination of a deep knowledge of business and another academic or professional field makes for a strong career foundation. Apply your first two years of study at Western to obtain two degrees -- your HBA and:
- Arts & Humanities
- Arts & Social Sciences
- Health Sciences
- International Relations
- Nutrition & Dietetics
- Political Science
- Media, Information & Technoculture
- Global Studies
- Medical Sciences
View Combined Degree Opportunities
Accelerated Masters Programs
As an Ivey HBA you have the option to fast-track the completion of two Ivey Masters programs:
Master of Science in Management (MSc)
The Ivey MSc addresses the need for a new breed of manager - one who not only understands best practice but can assess how innovation and changing best practice affect international management.
MBA Direct for Ivey HBA Graduates (MBA)
Ivey HBA graduates have the opportunity to expand their career options by earning an Ivey MBA degree in only eight months, and for significantly less cost than other MBA programs and those coming to the School for the first time.
Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates (MBA)
Ivey’s 12-month Accelerated MBA allows you to earn an MBA while you work. Designed for working professionals with an undergraduate business degree.