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MBA Program Details

Ivey's One-Year MBA Program

Ivey’s full-time MBA program is one year in length and begins each March with two sections of students.

Our one-year format recognizes that part of the big cost of doing your MBA is time away from the workforce. With only one year out of the workforce instead of two, we’ve minimized your opportunity cost while providing a world-class package of intense curriculum that will help you to achieve your career goals and get you back into the workforce quickly.

Full-Time Master of Business Administration

Our program is not simply a set of courses, but an action-oriented learning experience designed to accelerate your success in the real world. You’ll learn everything you’d learn from a lecture and more: you’ll be the decision-maker, asked to analyze the data, develop alternatives, make and defend your recommendations.

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Case Study Method

The Ivey MBA curriculum is delivered using Ivey’s case study method. While other schools may employ cases in their teaching methodology, Ivey is the only case-based program in Canada. Employing the use of over 300 cases a year, we use an action-oriented and dynamic approach that mirrors the challenges and complexities of real-world business.

Ivey faculty use cases and work together to expand your perspective on the way issues impact an entire organization, using cross-teaching and an integrated approach to curriculum planning.

Global Learning Opportunities

Ivey recognizes that the world of business today is a global one. For this reason we include international business issues and opportunities for learning into our curriculum. In addition to a variety of global case discussions, world class faculty, and a diverse classroom environment, as an Ivey MBA you'll also get the opportunity to extend your learning outside of the classroom.

International Study Trip

These trips are designed to complement the classroom activities of the Ivey MBA Program with on-the-ground exposure to some of the world’s most dynamic and exciting economic regions. You will have the option of participating in an international study trip to China, South East Asia (Singapore, India, Thailand), or South America for elective credit. During your time in one of these countries, you’ll visit local businesses, make connections with business leaders (including successful Ivey alumni), join in 'cultural plunge' team activities, and learn how businesses operate successfully in these economic climates. 

Exchange Abroad Opportunity

Students have the option to participate in an international exchange that will take place in the final semester (January to April). This is an exciting opportunity to immerse yourself fully in another culture and to expand your global network. 

Click below to view the list of approved exchange schools. 

Global Faculty

Ivey’s full-time faculty members have a truly global scope, with half holding international citizenship and representing 21 different countries. Every day, Ivey faculty bring their global experience and perspectives into the classroom.

Our faculty members are experts in their fields with impressive research and academic backgrounds. Their real-world business experience and knowledge is demonstrated not only in the classroom but by the approximately 150 business cases they write each year and the practical research they do with organizations. This expertise is critical to our commitment to having the finest faculty train our future leaders.

Our faculty members will get to know you as an individual, and they are highly committed to your success. They love teaching, and it shows. 

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How to Choose an MBA Program

Not all MBA programs are created equal, and you owe it to yourself to make an informed decision.

With so many options to choose from, you need to consider what program length, location, learning style, class size, elective offerings, and career support best suit your needs and goals. Determine which criterion are the most important to you.

Create a Short-List of Programs

With your list of must-haves in hand, begin your research into specific programs. Get more detailed information from school websites, and gain insider perspectives by reading student blogs and social media channels.

Network

Talk to people: friends, family, colleagues, alumni, staff, recruiters. Ask about their experiences and lessons learned. Talking to people will give you first-hand insight that can't be found online or in a brochure.

Attend Events and Introduce Yourself

When you've determined the short list of programs you feel best suit your needs and goals, get out and attend events. The staff and faculty working for a school reflect the type of culture and personality of the program, so these interactions will provide you with first-hand understanding of whether or not it's a good fit. 

Be sure to take the time to introduce yourself and share a little about yourself and your goals. This can help the recruiting and admissions team put a face to the name if and when you do apply. Remember that first impressions are powerful, so you want to be positive and professional.

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