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MBA Curriculum

Lead the Way

A successful career demands a solid foundation of business knowledge. That’s why Ivey employs Case Method Learning to deliver a career-focused curriculum. In one year, you’ll not only learn business fundamentals, but you will hone and develop your leadership abilities beyond the classroom. It’s more than just a lecture, it’s a powerful decision-making approach that readies you for the continued leadership challenges you’ll face in today’s complex economy.

The Ivey Curriculum

Get A Head Start

To make sure you get the most out of your MBA class time, we provide optional courses in February before the official program work begins in March. These preparatory courses are a great way to build a foundation of business basics, reacquaint yourself with school routine, and get to know some of your classmates.

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Pursue Your Interests


Sharpen your specific skills and gain specialized knowledge on an area of emphasis. Our elective courses are designed to support your career goals and satisfy your professional and personal interests.

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International Experiences

Immerse yourself in another culture and expand your global network by participating in an optional study trip to China or South America. Or, choose an Exchange Term to further your international immersion. You can also pursue volunteer opportunities to teach and provide business consulting in China or Eastern Europe.

Real-World Projects

Put your learning to the test when you participate in the Ivey Field Project. You can choose to develop a New Venture or work with an existing organization to develop strategic solutions with the Ivey Field Project.


Bring It All Together

Pull together everything you’ve learned and connect it to today’s real-world leadership challenges. In the capstone module, you will examine some of the big questions, like:

  • Who leads best and how do they do it?
  • How are great leaders developed?
  • What are the major forces and trends that will affect business in the 21st century?

Career Management

Career Management is a central part of the Ivey MBA and is integrated throughout the program.

Classroom activities are combined with innovative experiences like our Get Connected series of events.

Our Career Advisors partner with you from day one through to graduation.

Ivey Field Project

IFP partners teams of students with a company to study a cross-enterprise issue, problem, or opportunity of operational, organizational, or strategic significance. You apply and integrate the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program to determine the best course of action for the company and present your findings to a group of company representatives.

You can also participate in an entrepreneurial, team-based field project that takes you through the process of developing/refining an idea for a New Venture, researching and analyzing that opportunity, writing a detailed and compelling Business Plan, and creating/presenting a “Business Plan Pitch” to an external review panel.