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Ivey has more C-level executives among its graduates than any other Canadian business school, with Ivey grads more likely to be leading many of the corporations and brands associated with excellence.

Ivey also has more independently-recognized young, emerging leaders than all other universities combined, as demonstrated through the growing list of Ivey grads that join the ranks of the Caldwell Partners ‘Top 40 Under 40’ every year.

Ivey Leadership Essentials

Prior to Ivey, our students have demonstrated a track record of success that is indicative of their future contribution to their companies and communities.

The development of leadership traits is at the heart of everything we do at Ivey. The Ivey case method develops a bias-for-action. Students must make and defend decisions in real-life situations, with all the variables, unknowns and time pressures of managers. The Ivey program tests students at critical points in their development to create a personal confidence to assess, decide, communicate, and deliver on decisions despite the challenge.

The Ivey Leadership Essentials:

  • Decisiveness Through Uncertainty
  • Communicate Persuasively
  • Maximize Team Potential
  • Manage Volume
  • Stand and Deliver

Learn More About Our Core Programs

Traditional business programs offer narrow specializations and begin this streaming very early in their programs. Ivey provides students with the leadership essentials every manager needs to know to pursue a career path in any role, in any industry, and in any place around the world. Honours Business Administration students, HBAs, are admitted after completing two years of an undergraduate program and graduate with an Honours degree after two years at Ivey. Our Ivey Select™ admission process ensures only the best and brightest students will be your Ivey HBA employee candidates.

Recognized for excellence both in Canada and worldwide, the Ivey MBA is uniquely defined by its outstanding track record for developing leaders and accelerating career success. MBAs are admitted after completing a minimum of two years (on average 4.8 years) full-time work experience, and have a diverse range of educational and professional experiences. Students admitted to the program have a history of academic excellence, including strong performance on the GMAT exam, and have also demonstrated exceptional leadership and communication skills.

Accelerated Master of Business Administration students, AMBAs, are HBA graduates with a minimum of two years work experience, and complete the MBA program in eight months. They have the same credentials in terms of work experience and proven leadership potential as students admitted to the general MBA program.

Ivey's Executive MBA graduates, EMBAs, generally possess anywhere from seven to 25 years of work experience in a variety of industries and functions. EMBA students deliver substantial benefits to an organization, combining their past experience with the hands-on, real-world learning they gain in the Ivey classroom. Their new perspectives and insights are immediately applicable, and are accompanied by new and enhanced skills that are put to work right away.

The Ivey MSc is a direct-entry program requiring no previous full-time work experience. The program is designed to build on previous undergraduate experience and prepare students for international career interests in an ever-evolving, multicultural business world. In December of 2009, Ivey was selected as the exclusive Canadian partner in the internationally renowned CEMS alliance. This partnership gives Ivey MSc students the opportunity to participate in the renowned Master of International Management program with students from other leading schools in the alliance like the London School of Economics, HEC Paris, National University of Singapore, etc.

Students who graduate from one of Ivey's Combined Degree Programs have completed an additional degree while concurrently pursuing Ivey's HBA or MBA program. These graduates bring an extra level of specialization in areas including, but not limited to, Law, Engineering and Health Science.