Skip to Main Content

Program Details

Earn Your Ivey MBA

Our program is not simply a set of courses, but an action-oriented learning experience designed to accelerate your success in the real world. In our case-based approach, you’ll learn everything you’d learn from a lecture and more: you’ll be the decision-maker, asked to analyze the data, develop alternatives, make and defend your recommendations.

The Ivey Difference

Taking an MBA is a deeply rewarding experience that can, ultimately, help advance your career. At Ivey, we recognize that part of the big cost of doing your MBA is time away from the workforce. That’s why our program is designed in one year instead of two, minimizing your opportunity cost while providing a world-class package of intense curriculum that will help you to achieve your career goals and get you back into the workforce quickly.

Download a Brochure

Highest placement rate in Canada for employment 3 months after graduation.*

* Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021

#1

in Canada for student assessment of career services.**

** The Economist Full-time MBA Ranking 2021

Curriculum

Case Study Method

Ivey Business School’s MBA is the only case-based program in Canada. While other schools lead with lectures and have case examples here and there, we go beyond lecturing, employing approximately 300 cases per year and bringing real-world examples to the forefront of the class every day.

Career Focus

At Ivey, we believe knowledge is necessary but not sufficient for career success. Our classroom is where you will test your ability to apply what you’ve learned and have your perspective challenged, transforming you from manager to leader.

Curriculum

Case Study Method

Ivey Business School’s MBA is the only case-based program in Canada. While other schools lead with lectures and have case examples here and there, we go beyond lecturing, employing approximately 300 cases per year and bringing real-world examples to the forefront of the class every day.

Career Focus

At Ivey, we believe knowledge is necessary but not sufficient for career success. Our classroom is where you will test your ability to apply what you’ve learned and have your perspective challenged, transforming you from manager to leader.

Our Cohort

At Ivey, you learn with and from the best. As the top MBA program in Canada, according to Bloomberg Businessweek and Financial Times, we attract an exceptionally strong field of candidates with a diverse range of educational, professional, and cultural backgrounds.

We hold our faculty to the same high standards. Ivey’s full-time faculty members have a truly global scope, with half holding international citizenship and representing 21 different countries. Every day, Ivey faculty bring their global experience and perspectives into the classroom.

Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Students

Global Learning Opportunities

Ivey recognizes that the world of business today is a global one. For this reason, we include international business issues and opportunities for learning into our curriculum. In addition to a variety of global case discussions, world-class faculty, and a diverse classroom environment, as an Ivey MBA you'll also get the opportunity to extend your learning outside of the classroom.

International Study Trip

These trips are designed to complement the classroom activities of the Ivey MBA Program with on-the-ground exposure to some of the world’s most dynamic and exciting economic regions. You will have the option of participating in an international study trip to China, South America, or Europe for elective credit. During your time in one of these countries, you’ll visit local businesses, make connections with business leaders (including successful Ivey alumni), join in 'cultural plunge' team activities, and learn how businesses operate successfully in these economic climates.

Exchange Abroad Opportunity

Students have the option to participate in an international exchange that will take place in the final semester (January to April). This is an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself fully in another culture and to expand your global network.

Exchange Schools

Global Learning Opportunities

Ivey recognizes that the world of business today is a global one. For this reason, we include international business issues and opportunities for learning into our curriculum. In addition to a variety of global case discussions, world-class faculty, and a diverse classroom environment, as an Ivey MBA you'll also get the opportunity to extend your learning outside of the classroom.

International Study Trip

These trips are designed to complement the classroom activities of the Ivey MBA Program with on-the-ground exposure to some of the world’s most dynamic and exciting economic regions. You will have the option of participating in an international study trip to China, South America, or Europe for elective credit. During your time in one of these countries, you’ll visit local businesses, make connections with business leaders (including successful Ivey alumni), join in 'cultural plunge' team activities, and learn how businesses operate successfully in these economic climates.

Exchange Abroad Opportunity

Students have the option to participate in an international exchange that will take place in the final semester (January to April). This is an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself fully in another culture and to expand your global network.

Exchange Schools

 

How to Choose an MBA Program

Not all MBA programs are created equal, and you owe it to yourself to make an informed decision. With so many options to choose from, you need to consider what program length, location, learning style, class size, elective offerings, and career support best suit your needs and goals. Comb through the noise and determine which criteria are the most important to you.

Create a Short-List of Programs

With your list of must-haves in hand, begin your research into specific programs. Get more detailed information from school websites, and gain insider perspectives by reading student blogs and social media channels.

Network

Talk to people: friends, family, colleagues, alumni, staff, recruiters. Ask about their experiences and lessons learned. Talking to people will give you first-hand insight that can't be found online or in a brochure.

Attend Events and Introduce Yourself

When you've determined the shortlist of programs you feel best suit your needs and goals, get out and attend events. The staff and faculty working for a school reflect the culture and personality of the program, so these interactions will provide you with a first-hand understanding of whether it's a good fit.

Be sure to take the time to introduce yourself and your goals. This can help the recruiting and admissions team put a face to the name if and when you do apply. Remember that first impressions are powerful, so you want to be positive and professional.

90%

of those seeking received an offer by December 31st, 2020 based on a 94% reporting rate.

$118K

Average Salary

Download Employment Report