Richard Ivey School of Business

Richard Ivey School of Business

About the School

Bloomberg Businessweek has been ranking Ivey Business School 1st in Canada for the past six years for both students and recruiters. Providing the finest MBA programs in Canada, Ivey Business School takes pride in their students’ experience and their performance in the business world.

An Overview


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Course Fee ($)

Course Duration (months)

Average GMAT Score

Average GRE Score

Average Salary $99,000
Average Age 29
International Participants 41%
Gender 30% (Women)
Average Work Experience 4.5 Years

Ivey Business School offers the following MBA programs:

1.Master of Business Administration
This one-year program is designed to meet high-achieving leaders who are looking to accelerate their career.

2.Ivey’s Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates
This one year Accelerated MBA program allows candidates to warn Ivey’s MBA degree while working.

3.Ivey’s Executive MBA Program
An EMBA is an MBA program structured for the busy professional interested in advancing their career.

4.MBA Direct for Ivey HBA Graduates
The MBA Direct for Ivey HBA Graduates allows students to earn a MBA degree in just eight months without having to appear for the GMAT.

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Approximately 80% of Ivey’s incoming students receive scholarships. These scholarships range from $10,000 to $65,000. There is also an extensive number of external scholarships, bursaries, grants, fellowships, and other forms of financial assistance available to students across Canada.

Candidates should note that they must complete the Scholarships section within the online MBA admission application. Scholarship recipients will be notified with their admissions offer prior to the start of the program.

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Below we present the 2019 Graduates Compensation Summary:

Base salary

  • 100%- Receiving salary
  • $45,000- Minimum salary
  • $190,000- Maximum salary

Signing Bonus

  • 41%- Receiving bonus
  • $5,000- Minimum bonus
  • $50,000- Maximum bonus

A Day in the Life of…

Notable Alumni

Ray Sharma

Co-founder and Executive Manager of Extreme Venture Partners

Nick Bontis

Canadian academic

Prem Watsa

Chief Executive of Fairfax Financial

Ivey School of Business MBA Application Process

The latest application requirements set by the Ivey School of Business MBA admission office are described below.

Candidates need to submit two written essays:

Essay 1: What are your short-term career plans immediately post-MBA, and why is an Ivey MBA essential to those plans?
Word limit: 250 words

Essay 2: What is the most important issue that you’ve ever changed your mind about?
Word limit: 250 words

Video Essay

Candidates can access the video after clicking the link which will take them to the KIRA video essay space. Candidates will have the opportunity to complete practice questions before recording live. Candidates may also complete this practice ahead of time before returning to KIRA to complete their live questions. Candidates must submit their video essay in KIRA to be able to submit their complete application.

Video Essay Link

Rounds Application Deadlines
Round 4 Sep 21, 2020
Round 5 Nov 9, 2020
Round 6 Jan 4, 2021

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Candidates are urged to complete two to three reference forms to complete their Ivey Business School MBA application.

Here are some more tips about the letter of recommendation:

  • Who can give a recommendation: You will have to provide details of one recommender who can be your reporting manager/ previous manager/ senior colleague/ current client/ previous client/ business partner/ supplier/ auditor etc.
  • How a letter of recommendation should be written: The recommender should add specific instances/examples of the candidate’s professional work together.
  • How to send the letter of recommendation: The recommender should send the recommendation from the official email id only. If the recommender does not have an official id – then a proof that you reported / or was supervised by this person should be attached.

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