Admissions to Ivey Business School
As a key component of our admissions requirements, all candidates are required to submit the GMAT or GRE exam with the application. This helps us to assess our applicants’ ability to keep up with the fast-paced, complex, and demanding nature of the Ivey MBA program.*
*GMAT or GRE exam can be waived if a candidate has successfully completed at least level 2 of the CFA, currently holds a Canadian CPA or a Canadian P.Eng or has a valid and competitive LSAT or MCAT score.
Frequently Asked Questions About the GMAT
Not at all. Many applicants write the GMAT more than once. We only look at your highest score. If you properly prepare, you may see a big improvement the second time around — you’ll have a better sense of what to expect and you’ll be less nervous than the first time you wrote.
We only look at your highest score.
We encourage you to get in touch with us for a better understanding of how you fit with our application requirements. We look at applications holistically, and we can provide you with feedback and some coaching on your GMAT score.
The GMAT is an important part of your application, but we assess applications holistically and we consider how all the aspects of your application reflect your experience and profile.
The GMAT requirement is waived for applicants who have passed at least level 2 of the CFA designation or, possess a CPA designation (CPA Canada), possess a P.Eng designation (P.Eng Canada), or those who have a valid and competitive LSAT or MCAT score.
From an admissions perspective, we view them both equally, but if you are considering a career path in Investment Banking or Management Consulting and we recommend taking the GMAT.
We are not able to make final admissions decisions until we have a completed application including a GMAT score.