The pace of the HBA Program is demanding, but exhilarating. Ivey HBAs are admitted to the program because they have demonstrated excellent academic and extracurricular achievement. Once part of the program, we continue to fuel your drive to achieve with challenging learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. It will be "the time of your life".
Ivey HBA Students have the opportunity to interact with world-class faculty and successful business managers both in and out of the classroom. Many Ivey Alumni volunteer countless hours as advisors, judges, mentors and guest speakers, in order to be a part of the Ivey HBA experience.
On October 1, 2013, Dean Robert (Bob) Kennedy began his role as the ninth dean of the Ivey Business School. Bob comes to Ivey from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where for the past 10 years he has led the William Davidson Institute (WDI), a non-profit research and educational institute that focuses on business and policy issues in emerging market economies.
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Ivey faculty members are skilled case method teachers, well-respected researchers, and experienced business consultants. To find out more about our Ivey faculty members impressive backgrounds:
Ivey Alumni Network
The Ivey experience is the bond connecting you with an exceptional group of leaders:
- a powerful network of over 23,000 alumni in over 100 countries
- 2 in 5 hold Senior Management Positions within their companies
- more alumni on Canada's Top 40 under 40 than any other business school
The support of the Ivey Alumni Network is visible in the day-to-day business of the school. They volunteer countless hours as advisors and judges in student events, mentors to students, guests in classes, and advisors to the school.
Ivey Leadership Day Case Competition
This one-day internal case competition is targeted to HBA students in their final year and is an opportunity for students to analyze and present one strategy case to a judging panel comprised of senior Ivey alumni and Ivey Faculty. This case competition is an excellent avenue for students to showcase the skills they have built in their first year at Ivey and allows students the chance to network with industry professionals.
Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Internal Case Competition
This three-day event is intended for HBA students in their first year at Ivey and is sponsored by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), an international management consulting firm. Faculty, senior HBA students, Ivey alumni, and visiting representatives from BCG all take part in this initiative and act as judges for the competition.
Scotiabank International Case Competition (SICC)
This annual, four-day case competition is a long standing tradition of the school and is now in its 26th year. Each year teams from top-ranked undergraduate schools from across the globe come to Ivey to compete. The SICC offers business students from around the world a practical opportunity to put their skills and expertise to the test, as well as the chance for the visiting participants and Ivey students to learn from each other what business and life is like in other countries.
Hunter Straker & Ivey Give LemonAid
This event is part of the HBA Learning Through Action course, which gives first year Ivey students the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in class to the real world, and is the students’ last project of the year. For this event students are divided into teams and are tasked with developing a strategy to sell lemonade within and outside of the London community and to raise funds for the United Way London & Middlesex.
Ivey Leaders Forum
This annual event is a student-run leadership conference, featuring speakers and discussions related to current events in business. Ivey HBA students have great success attracting the best and brightest business leaders to speak at this event.
The Ivey Cup Challenge
Started in 1998 the Ivey Cup is an event that pits the different class sections against each other in a series of fun challenges. The events range from creative team events to "fill your stomach" challenges. Annual events range from the "All You Can Eat Buffet Challenge" to the "Great HBA Scavenger Hunt." Each event has an allotted number of points with special points awarded for exceptional spirit and sportsmanship.
Ivey Idea Forum
The Ivey Idea Forum kicks off each year with an exciting showcase of thought leadership. Featuring high-profile guest speakers on a broad range of business topics, it's the home of big ideas around issues that range from banking in a more regulated world to the war for talent in China. Watch the Ivey Idea Forum website for more details on this season's line up.
The Ivey HBA Association
The Ivey HBA Association (HBAA) is a student led organization designed with the needs of the Ivey students at its heart. The HBAA is run by student volunteers in different portfolios. They organize a wide range of activities designed to help Ivey HBA students in and out of the classroom. The HBAA organizes pivotal social activities like Orientation Week and other gatherings for students.
Ivey Investing in the Potential of Others (IPO)
This student led fundraising campaign began in 2001. The Ivey IPO is a scholarship fund set up for Ivey students. Since its inception, this initiative has raised over $20,000 to be used towards Ivey Scholarships.
Ivey students organize a variety of special interest clubs. An excellent way to meet students outside of your section and from other Ivey degree programs, activities include philanthropic events, guest speakers, panel discussions, industry workshops, etc. Each club charges a nominal membership fee to cover expenses (usually $20-40).
Pre-Business Students Network (PBSN)
Western students, many of whom are Ivey AEOs, manage their own club on campus to provide academic, social and developmental support to one another. Find out more about getting involved in PBSN at http://www.pbsn.ca/ or www.facebook.com/pbsnuwo
Ivey Business Review
The Ivey Business Review is written, designed and managed exclusively by students at the Richard Ivey School of Business and is the only business magazine or publication of its kind in the country. Each article is created specifically for the magazine and comes from months of collaboration between the writer and members of the Editorial Board. The magazine is published twice per year, in April and December.
HBA Yearbook & Video Yearbook
The HBA yearbook and video yearbook are a great opportunity for students to get involved and create something that will forever spark memories of their years at Ivey.