Thank you for your interest in the Ivey MBA Program. We understand that starting an MBA is a big decision, and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have. Before writing to us, please visit the FAQ section below, which provides responses to many common questions. If you still have remaining questions, please fill in the Contact Us form below, and a member of our team will respond to you shortly.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The range of work experience for our MBA class is 2 to 10 years. After 10 years of experience, our program is not the best fit. This is due to a) the case-based nature of our program, where students must be contributing at a level similar to their peers, and b) our ability to manage the career expectations of students whose experience exceeds that of what our recruiters are looking for from Ivey MBA graduates. If you have more than 10 years of work experience, we encourage you to check out our Executive MBA Program, which might be a better fit.
Here is a government link for you to explore regarding studying in Canada and how to get a study permit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp
The Ivey website also has some information for International Students at Ivey MBA: http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/mba/admission/international-applicants/
If you have any further questions regarding this process, please contact the International & Exchange Student Centre at Western University:
General Inquiries: 519-661-2111 ext. 89309
To Book an Appointment: 519-661-2111 ext. 85908
If you are interested in pursuing an application to the Ivey MBA Program, the first step is to submit your resumé to the MBA Admissions Team for a preliminary assessment.
This will allow the team to review your background and provide you feedback on your fit with our program admission requirements.
As a general guideline, your resumé should highlight your education and academic focus; work experience, responsibilities, and accomplishments (organized by company); and organizations to which you belong. Your resumé can also include bullet points highlighting specific skills as well as personal interests or leadership qualities.
A GMAT or GRE score is a mandatory component of the application, and we cannot assess your file without it. We do not offer waivers under any circumstance.
Our GMAT scores range from 550 to 780. Please keep in mind that a GMAT score is only one piece of criteria assessed by the admissions committee, in addition to MBA fit, quality and depth of work experience, leadership, judgement and character, and MBA readiness.
Yes, Ivey accepts both the GMAT and the GRE. However, candidates interested in pursuing post-MBA careers in the Financial Services or Management Consulting sectors should consider writing the GMAT to ensure a competitive profile as recruiters in these industries may request a GMAT score as part of their application process. Candidates should research the application criteria for their employers-of-preference before deciding which exam to write.
Ivey has one of the largest and most qualified Career Management (CM) departments in North America. The Career Management team’s mandate is to provide you with the tools and resources needed to navigate your career path well into the future. We are extremely proud of our employment statistics, with our track record of placement consistently 90% or higher. For our current full employment report, please click here.
Recipients of scholarships and awards are selected based on academic excellence, GMAT score, employment experience, demonstrated leadership, and the admissions interview. Candidates of exceptional quality are automatically reviewed for admission awards ranging from 10% to 75% of tuition. Candidates will be assessed on academic merit and leadership qualities demonstrated through education, activities and work experience. Candidates who are selected to receive a scholarship or award will be notified at the time of the admissions offer.
Our alumni are always happy to share their Ivey experience. They regularly attend our MBA events around the world, and the best way to connect with them is to attend an Information Session or one of our Experience Events (First Class on the Road, Women in Management, MBA Fair etc.). To register for an upcoming event, visit our events website.
We also have current student ambassadors who are available to speak to you about their student experience – they can be reached here.
Telephone: 1 (519) 661-3212
Ivey Business School
MBA Recruiting and Admissions, 2nd Floor
1255 Western Road
London, Ontario, Canada N6G 0N1