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An Unforgettable Experience

Life at Ivey will be nothing less than one of the best years of your life. The shared experience you will have at Ivey forms a lifetime of personal and professional connections that will be integral to your future career success.

Small Class Size

Our students continue to say that the small class size provides the basis for an exceptional MBA experience. You will get to know every one of your classmates and the relationships you form here will last a lifetime.

Non-Commuter Campus

Everyone in our class is moving from somewhere else and committing completely to their year here. This isn't just classroom time, it's social events and building relationships outside the classroom — a completely immersive experience.

Close-Knit Community

The close-knit campus environment gives you the unique opportunity to form stronger ties with fellow classmates because you enjoy everything that the Ivey MBA experience has to offer – together.

My First 60 Days in the Ivey MBA Program

What can you expect in your first 60 days at Ivey's full-time MBA Program? Four of our current students share their experiences so far, and provide some tips and insights into what you can expect during your time in the Ivey MBA program.

Diverse Classmates

Ivey attracts some of the most talented young professionals from all over the globe. In addition to their diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds, the quality of professional experience that students bring to the Ivey MBA classroom consistently raises the bar for the learning environment and student success year-over-year.

Meet our student ambassadors

Education

Education

Industry

Industry

28.5

Average Age

5 Years

Average Work Experience

680

Median GMAT

Diversity at Ivey

Diversity is so important to the Ivey MBA classroom and to the experience of being a lifelong part of the Ivey family. Here are some of the clubs, partnerships, and scholarships we have to support true representation in the Ivey classroom and on the Ivey campus.

LGBTQ+ at Ivey

Ivey’s MBA LGBTQ student club is an affiliate of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), a global initiative that educates and connects LGBTQ MBA students and alumni. Ivey students have access to ROMBA’s vast network, giving students a stronger connection with LGBTQ+ MBAs from around the world.

More about Ivey and ROMBA

Ivey Pride Club

Proud to mentor, connect, and celebrate LGBTQ+ people in business, the Ivey Pride Club has networking opportunities, speakers, social events, and alumni connections.

Ivey LGBTQ Leadership Award

Recipients of this award will have demonstrated leadership and engagement within the LGBTQ community as an active member or ally, and seek to become professionals who will lead the way to equality in business education, in the workplace, and throughout society. Recipients will be eligible to receive the Ivey LGBTQ Leadership Award.

Women at Ivey

Lean in Canada is a community of professional women empowering each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers. Through this partnership we offer Lean in Canada scholarships.

Forté Foundation

As a business school sponsor, we are part of the Forté Fellows Program, created with the intention of increasing the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs.

Women in Business

Access to Success

Ensuring an inclusive and accessible campus environment for students with visible and invisible disabilities is important to both Ivey and the Western University community. The Access to Success Fellowship is available to students who identify as having a permanent, visible or invisible disability*. It will be awarded based on professional, academic and extracurricular achievements, community involvement with special consideration for contributions in the accessibility community, and lived experiences of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.

*Students may self-identify in the Scholarships & Awards section of their admissions application to be considered.

Award-Winning Campus

The Ivey MBA Program takes place in the 270,000-square-foot LEED® certified Richard Ivey Building located just across the street from the main campus of Western University. This award-winning facility was built to support Ivey's dynamic learning environment and unique community experience.

Case Classrooms

Designed for active conversation rather than traditional lecturing, Case Classrooms are the foundation of Ivey's case-based education model. State-of-the-art technology, tiered seating, and a semi-circular layout facilitates student engagement.

Breakout Rooms

For quiet work or group collaboration, approximately 70 breakout rooms line the entire outside wall of the building with approximately 40 additional study rooms suitable for recruiting interviews or small team discussions.

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Beyond the Classroom

London

Ivey's campus is directly on a bus route and short drive or cab ride to downtown London with access to many bars and restaurants, theatre, and sports venues like the Budweiser Gardens. London offers more than 200 parks, extensive walking trails and bike paths.

Recreation

The Richard Ivey Building is across the street from Western University's brand new $35 million dollar recreational facility that offers fitness classes, intramurals, squash courts, a swimming pool, aerobic equipment, weight machines, and more.

Housing

There are a number of housing options within a short walking distance to campus, although many students choose to live downtown.

Parking and Transportation

There are numerous on-campus options for parking. Learn more about Parking at Western University. Many students also bike to school - there are bike racks available outside both entrances to the Ivey building. Additionally, Western University is well-served by London Transit. There are many bus routes that connect through campus.