Richard Ivey School of Business

Last updated on November 27th, 2018

Ivey Business School – Canada’s oldest Business School has academic centers in London & Ontario. The business wing of the Western University, it was the very first North American school to open out its Executive MBA program to Hong Kong. Established in 1950, it was named after Richard G. Ivey after his son generously donated $11 million to the school.

  • Facts and Figures:

An Overview

Rank 1
Program Duration 1 Year
Class Size 141
Average GMAT Score 656
Average Work Experience 4.7 Years
Program Cost $96,750


  • Recruitment at Ivey Business School

Here are a few of the companies that recruited from Ivey:

A.T. Kearney
Cambridge Label Inc., Inc.
Ernst & Young
IBM Canada Ltd.

Here is an overview of the industry based compensation at Ivey:

Industry Median Salary ($)
Consulting 90,000
Consumer Packaged Goods 80,000
Financial Institution 80,000
Real Estate 120,000
Technology/Telecommunications 92,000
Wholesale/Retail 100,000
Other 85,000
  • Apply to Ivey Business School

The deadlines for the 2016-17 admissions have been announced. Mark your calendars for these dates:

Round 1 – April 25th, 2016

                     2 years, 7 months, 2 days, 10 hours, 58 minutes ago

Round 2 – July 18th, 2016

                     2 years, 4 months, 9 days, 10 hours, 58 minutes ago

Round 3 – September 26th, 2016

                     2 years, 2 months, 1 day, 10 hours, 58 minutes ago

Round 4 – November 14th, 2016

                     2 years, 0 months, 13 days, 10 hours, 58 minutes ago

Round 5 – January 9th, 2017

                     1 year, 10 months, 18 days, 10 hours, 58 minutes ago
  • Essay Topic 2014-15

1.What are your short-term career plans immediately post-MBA, and why is an Ivey MBA essential to those plans? (250 word limit)

2.Why will your Ivey MBA classmates want to work with you on team projects? (250 word limit)

  • How to Tackle This Essay
  • Sit down and introspect on what are the key messages about yourself you want Ivey to know
  • Note them down, mull over them and discuss them with friends or family who know you very well
  • Examine your other submissions—resume, recommendations, transcripts etc.—and identify what is missing in these
  • Pick those points that you cannot convey well enough through these and write the essay using them
  • Before submitting, make sure that no ideas are repeated

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