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Admissions & Tuition

Admission Requirements

Candidates applying to the MBA Direct for Ivey HBA Graduates Program must also meet the admissions criteria outlined for our MBA Program with the exception of the GMAT. Please also note the following information:

  • Work experience requirement is a minimum two years professional work experience after HBA completion (summer internship experience not applicable)
  • Online application includes:
    • Uploaded resumé
    • Two professional references (online form within application)
    • Transcripts (we will obtain on your behalf)
    • Application fee is waived
  • Admission interview will occur after submission of the completed application

Upon submission of the completed application, within a few business days applicants will be notified to schedule their admission interview. Applicants can expect to receive an offer decision within one to two weeks after the admission interview.

Leave of Absence (LOA) Program

The LOA program is designed to assist you in a student’s employment leave request and likewise help with the return to the organization upon completion of the program. It is important to note that participation in this program in no way precludes students from any of Career Management's programming, one-on-one coaching, and/or on-campus recruiting activities. For more information on the program, including required documentation and the $10,000 credit incentive, please click here.

Application Deadlines

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. The MBA Direct Program will begin July 2023.

Application Round Deadline
Round 3 January 9, 2023
Round 4 March 13, 2023
Round 5 April 24, 2023

Rolling Admissions

Please keep in mind that we process applications on a rolling basis, and both admissions and scholarship decisions are handed out between application deadlines. You do not need to wait for a deadline to apply.

Tuition & Academic Expenses*

We know that financing the MBA is about much more than just tuition; an MBA from Ivey Business School is an investment in yourself. Before getting started, it’s important to consider all of the associated costs, including tuition, cost of living, and other academic expenses you may incur throughout during your return to Ivey.

All amounts are in Canadian dollars.

Tuition 2022
Domestic Students $50,085
International Students** $72,300
International students add UHIP Health Insurance (mandatory) $730 (estimated)
Fees*** Estimated Fees
Western Student Organization Fees (including MBA Association Fee) $1,196
Western Student Ancillary Fees $543
Ivey Course Material Fees (case books) $1,600 (estimated)
Total $3,339 (estimated)

* Subject to University Senate Approval.
** Some international students at Western University are eligible to pay Canadian domestic tuition fees. Please see the Western Registrar's site for more information.
*** These are estimated fees and subject to change each year as approved by University Senate. Please visit Western’s Ancillary Fee Schedule for further details.

Other Academic Expenses

International Study Trip (Optional Elective) $3,000 - $4,000

*All costs are subject to change.

For an approximate breakdown of living expenses, please click here.

Admission Scholarships

Approximately 85% of our incoming students receive an admission scholarship, ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Our admission scholarships are based on the strength of your candidacy and not based on financial need. 

In order to be considered for a merit-based admissions award, applicants must complete the Scholarships section within the online MBA Direct admission application. There is no separate application for individual consideration. Successful applicants will be notified with their admissions offer prior to the start of the program.

To learn more about how to finance your MBA including our MBA Loan Program with specific Canadian banks, please click here.