What You’ll Need
So, you’re ready to apply to Ivey’s MBA program. Before you start your application, we encourage you to review the application process, admission requirements, and the Application Advice Part One and Part Two podcasts episode to ensure you are ready to put forward a competitive application.
The online application includes two required written essays and two required video essays. You should also have the following available before applying:
- One of: GMAT, GMAT Focus Edition, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, at least CFA II completion, CPA Canada designation or P.Eng Canada designation.
Note: Candidates can apply for a GMAT/GRE exemption within our MBA application (for more information, please visit the GMAT/GRE Exemption Overview page). Waiver applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and our Admissions Committee will consider a number of factors when assessing these requests. Particular regard will be given for indicators of academic and professional accomplishment, including but not limited to:
- A strong GPA from a degree in engineering, science, computer science, statistics, mathematics, business or economics with an emphasis on quantitative analysis.
- Professional work experience demonstrating strong quantitative abilities.
- These factors will be considered in combination with a completed application, including the admission interview and references. Candidates who present a strong profile across several criteria are more likely to be granted a test waiver. Pre-assessment of GMAT/GRE waivers are not provided in advance of a completed submitted application.
Language test (if required for ESL applicants)
Start Your Application
Begin your online application by clicking the link below and following the prompts. While you work on the application, keep our Application Handbook close by to assist with any questions that may arise. You can access our Application Handbook here. For any further questions not addressed in the handbook, please contact your Associate Director.
We encourage applicants who have been denied admission to the Ivey MBA Program to wait approximately one year before considering to re-apply. Re-applicants should focus on how they have improved their application and ensure their profile has substantially changed in merit. Re-applicants do not have a relative advantage, or disadvantage, compared with other candidates. For more information on our re-application process and advice, please tune into our Re-Applicant Advice Podcast.
Students on the waitlist will be contacted if we obtain a vacancy in the Program prior to the start of classes. Students on the waitlist are not guaranteed a spot in the Program and may be required to re-apply.
Deferrals are granted very rarely and on an individual basis. If you wish to discuss a deferral, please contact your Associate Director.