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The One-Year Ivey MBA

Enroll in a one-year MBA from one of the top business schools in Canada. Establish business fundamentals while developing leadership capabilities beyond the classroom. Ivey’s Case Method approach is designed to deliver a career-focused curriculum. You’ll be ready for the leadership challenges in today’s complex economy.

Year at a Glance

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Get a Head Start

We offer Pre-Ivey classes to help you get the most out of your MBA. This two-week program takes place in February, prior to the MBA program starting in March. It’s a chance to get back into the school routine, connect with classmates, and add to your foundation of business basics.

Strong Foundation

The core subjects of the Ivey MBA are intended to strengthen your business knowledge. We’ll spend the first six months building this foundation.

Business Essentials

Accounting and Control for Managers
Managing Operations
Communicating Effectively
Leading People and Organizations
Macroeconomics for Business Decision
Developing and Executing Strategies
Leveraging Information Technology
Decision Making with Analytics
Marketing Products and Services
Managing Financial Resources

In ACM you will examine the areas of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Management Control Systems, concentrating on the transformation and interpretation of financial measures to assist managers in making decisions regarding alternatives.

Required

In MO you will learn how tactical decisions such as process design, planning and control, and project management are the basis for broader quality and supply chain management systems.. You will also learn to identify and understand how effectively managing operations contributes to customer value.

Required

In CE, you will focus on mastering verbal and non-verbal communication skills in order to be an effective leader. Various presentation styles will be analyzed, but through your own experiences in this hands-on course, you will develop a deepened personal appreciation of how to maximize your own unique style.

Required

This course is divided into three sections: developing leadership skills, building effective organizations and leading change. Using a variety of materials and approaches, you will heighten your self-awareness about your own role and behavior with respect to each topical area, and increase your effectiveness in these areas of activity.

Required

This course is devoted entirely to increasing your understanding of global economic forces and how they affect business. By the end of the course you should be comfortable reading, discussing and interpreting economic news as it appears in many high quality publications and reports. You will also be able to incorporate important macroeconomic variables into your analysis and decision making about industries and firms.

Required

Developing and Executing Strategies is concerned with achieving superior firm performance and sustaining it over the long run. The course is organized around three ideals: value creation, value capture and value distribution.

Required

LIT will arm you with an understanding of the technical, organizational, and strategic issues surrounding the management of information and communication technologies. You will learn about key IT issues that firms face, and you will learn the analytical tools you need in order to take effective action to leverage information technology successfully.

Required

The goal of DMA is to introduce you to business decision-making using a quantitative approach. You will look at decision-making where the future is uncertain, analyze complex decisions where models are needed, and examine problems where many decisions must be made simultaneously. During this course, you will be introduced to a selection of quantitative approaches that have important applications in business.

Required

MPS will teach you to identify and seize market opportunities through effective marketing strategies. It will provide you with the tools and concepts to contribute to the development of marketing strategies for your organization, and to constructively evaluate the marketing strategies developed by others.

Required

This course addresses the key decisions and issues faced by senior officers in a corporation and the analytical frameworks and approaches that are helpful in resolving these issues.

Required

Business Essentials

Accounting and Control for Managers

In ACM you will examine the areas of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Management Control Systems, concentrating on the transformation and interpretation of financial measures to assist managers in making decisions regarding alternatives.

Required

Managing Operations

In MO you will learn how tactical decisions such as process design, planning and control, and project management are the basis for broader quality and supply chain management systems.. You will also learn to identify and understand how effectively managing operations contributes to customer value.

Required

Communicating Effectively

In CE, you will focus on mastering verbal and non-verbal communication skills in order to be an effective leader. Various presentation styles will be analyzed, but through your own experiences in this hands-on course, you will develop a deepened personal appreciation of how to maximize your own unique style.

Required

Leading People and Organizations

This course is divided into three sections: developing leadership skills, building effective organizations and leading change. Using a variety of materials and approaches, you will heighten your self-awareness about your own role and behavior with respect to each topical area, and increase your effectiveness in these areas of activity.

Required

Macroeconomics for Business Decision

This course is devoted entirely to increasing your understanding of global economic forces and how they affect business. By the end of the course you should be comfortable reading, discussing and interpreting economic news as it appears in many high quality publications and reports. You will also be able to incorporate important macroeconomic variables into your analysis and decision making about industries and firms.

Required

Developing and Executing Strategies

Developing and Executing Strategies is concerned with achieving superior firm performance and sustaining it over the long run. The course is organized around three ideals: value creation, value capture and value distribution.

Required

Leveraging Information Technology

LIT will arm you with an understanding of the technical, organizational, and strategic issues surrounding the management of information and communication technologies. You will learn about key IT issues that firms face, and you will learn the analytical tools you need in order to take effective action to leverage information technology successfully.

Required

Decision Making with Analytics

The goal of DMA is to introduce you to business decision-making using a quantitative approach. You will look at decision-making where the future is uncertain, analyze complex decisions where models are needed, and examine problems where many decisions must be made simultaneously. During this course, you will be introduced to a selection of quantitative approaches that have important applications in business.

Required

Marketing Products and Services

MPS will teach you to identify and seize market opportunities through effective marketing strategies. It will provide you with the tools and concepts to contribute to the development of marketing strategies for your organization, and to constructively evaluate the marketing strategies developed by others.

Required

Managing Financial Resources

This course addresses the key decisions and issues faced by senior officers in a corporation and the analytical frameworks and approaches that are helpful in resolving these issues.

Required

Tailored to Your Interest

Customize the MBA program to suit your career goals. Choose from focused specializations or combine elective courses to choose your own path. Our curriculum allows you to sharpen skills and gain knowledge in diverse areas of emphasis. Any way you choose, Ivey Business School is internationally known for providing transformative learning experiences.

Choose Your Path

We believe your education should be unique to you and want you to customize your own path forward. We offer you the ability to choose up to 12 elective courses from any of the 5 areas of interest.

 

 

Focused Specializations

Would you like to specialize? Choose from one of our areas of interest:

 

Go International

Get international experience on your MBA journey. Be immersed in another culture and expand your global network with an optional study trip to China or South America. You can also pursue an exchange term or volunteer opportunities to deepen your international immersion.

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Real-World Projects

The Ivey Field Project will put your learning to the test. Experiential learning is a key component of the Ivey MBA. You can choose to develop a new venture or help an existing business develop strategic solutions.

Tie It Together

The capstone module of the Ivey MBA pulls together everything you’ve learned and connects it to today’s real-world leadership challenges. Explore answers to 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?
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The Ivey MBA Difference

Case Method Learning

Case-based learning set Ivey Business School apart from the others.  Instead of lectures, our students engage with real-world examples.  It's an active learning experience that allows our students to learn by doing.  We discuss and debate real problems as each student contributes their unique perspective.  Case Method Learning shapes how you think for the rest of your career.  To mirror the unpredictable nature of the business world, there isn't a clear path and we work with the information we have (sometimes too much, often time not enough).  Ivey's Case Method learning is a leadership simulator that will accelerate your journey to career success.

Career Management

You have a vision of your future and we have the resources and expertise to help you get there.  Career management is integrated into the MBA program.  From the time you start your Ivey MBA< our Career Management team will help you build a personalized plan to ensure you reach your career aspirations.  From admissions to graduation and throughout your career, we're here to help.

Career Management

You have a vision of your future and we have the resources and expertise to help you get there.  Career management is integrated into the MBA program.  From the time you start your Ivey MBA< our Career Management team will help you build a personalized plan to ensure you reach your career aspirations.  From admissions to graduation and throughout your career, we're here to help.