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Accelerated MBA for HBA Graduates

Ivey's accelerated MBA program starts in July. As a recent Ivey HBA graduate, expand your career options by earning an MBA degree in only eight months, without having to write the GMAT*.

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Next Application Deadline: May 28, 2018

Program starts July 2018

What to Expect from Ivey's Accelerated MBA

Eight Month Program

Incredible value and return on investment in an eight-month program that gets you back into the workforce quickly.

International Opportunities

International learning opportunities like the elective Study Trip and LEADER Project.

Career Management

Integrated Career Management and recruiting activities built into the program.

Diverse Classmates

A new and diverse group of classmates from around the globe.

Program Requirements

Students applying to the Accelerated MBA Program for Ivey HBA grads must also meet the admissions criteria outlined for the MBA program, with the exception of the GMAT*.  The following documentation is also required:

  • Resumé
  • Two reference letters; and the name of an HBA 1 core faculty member you would like us to reach out to on your behalf
  • Transcripts**
  • Online Application (Includes two required essays)
  • Application fee ($150 CAD)

You will be contacted for an admissions interview once all application components have been received and reviewed.

Upcoming Events

Attend one of our upcoming recruiting events to learn more.

Ivey Accelerated MBA Information Session - Online
April 27, 2018 - 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. EST

Global Ivey Day AMBA Drop In Session – Toronto

Thursday, May 3, 2018 8:00-11:00am

Ivey’s Tangerine Leadership Centre, The Exchange Tower

Drop in for coffee and get your AMBA questions answered.  Apply for the July start and you’ll be an MBA by Global Ivey Day 2019!


Accelerated MBA Program Curriculum

The Accelerated MBA curriculum is designed to build on the core knowledge you already obtained during your HBA years at Ivey, and bring you up to the MBA level.

AMBA Curriculum and Courses

Tuition and Financing



Tuition for the AMBA program for entry in July 2018 is approximately 60% of MBA tuition, or $53,000 (Domestic) and $61,000 (International).

All applicants are considered for scholarships and awards, including Forté Fellow awards. Scholarships range from $5,000 to approximately half-tuition.


*The GMAT is not required for HBA graduates with a 78%+ average over HBA 1 and HBA 2 combined. For students who did not graduate with a 78%+ average, the GMAT may be required for admission. Please get in touch with us for more information.

**Ivey's Admissions office will contact UWO directly to obtain transcripts so you are not required to order them.

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If you are a recent Ivey HBA grad who wants to learn more about the Accelerated MBA Program, book a one-on-one chat with Jenni Denniston.

Application Deadlines

We encourage you to keep the following timelines in mind when planning to submit your application. We process applications as they are received and suggest submitting as early as possible to avoid deadline peaks. The AMBA program will begin July 2018.

Admissions decisions are made throughout the year to correspond with the timing below.

Application Round Round Deadline
Round 5 May 28, 2018

* Last deadline to be considered for Get Connected and to be considered for Forté Fellow awards.

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Please note that Deferrals are not permitted for AMBA offers of admission. If a candidate is accepted to the Program and ultimately has to decline the offer, he or she is more than welcome to reapply the following year without penalty.