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Richard Ivey School of Business Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate


Founded in 1922, Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario is considered one of the best business schools in Canada. With over 100 full-time faculty, 87 professors and 13 lecturers, the school offers various management courses such as Full-Time MBA, Master of Science in Management, Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates, Executive MBA etc.

At the Ivey School of Business, almost 30% of the class is made up of international students representing 30+ birth countries and 35+ languages.

  • For five years running, Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Ivey School of Business the No. 1 MBA program in Canada (2014-2018).
  • In the MBA class of 2018, the career placement rate was 90 percent.
  • It has more than 25,000-degree alumni and 15,000 Executive Education alumni in 106 countries.
  • International students are required to meet their respective country requirements and English proficiency requirements.


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Application Fees$156.00 (CAD)
Intake seasonsSummer, Fall, Spring, Winter
Work experienceRequired in some courses
Modes of PaymentDebit cards issued by Canadian Banks
English Proficiency Tests requiredTOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, CAEL, PTE

Ivey School of Business Admission Deadlines

The important dates and deadlines for students to obtain admission in Ivey School of Business are provided below:-

General UG ProgramsBegins in December and continues throughout the winter and spring
AEO ApplicationsJanuary 16
Collaborative BScN Nursing programFebruary 15
Compressed Time Frame Nursing Program
February 15
School of Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities (SASAH)February 28
CEGEP ApplicationMarch 1
Western Integrated Science (WISc)March 17

Ivey School of Business Undergraduate Admissions

International students who wish to obtain admission into Ivey School of Business’s undergraduate programs must fulfill their respective country admission requirements. Indian students are required to fulfill the following requirements to get admitted into the Business School.

Admissions Requirements

  • Results of Standard XII via one of the following:-
    • CBSE – All India Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (AISSSCE)
    • CISCE – Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • State Boards – Intermediate/ Higher Secondary/ Senior secondary school certificate
  • Results of Standard X (Photocopies are acceptable if certified by the school principal, head, counselor or the appropriate Examination Board)
  • Every student must fulfill specific course prerequisites. For more information, Click Here

Admitted students will also be required to submit the following documents upon, or before their arrival:

  • One copy of study permit/permanent residence
  • One official and one translated transcript
  • International applicants must submit a verified transcript via WES to Western’s admissions office.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

Ivey accepts the following English language tests for international students. Students are encouraged to write a test at the earliest possible date and at the latest before March 2019. Scores for any test written before January 1, 2017 will not be accepted.

TestsMinimum Score Requirements
TOEFL550 PBT with a 5 on the TWE
83 iBT with no score below 20
PTE Academic58 with no score less than 56
MELAB80 with no score less than 78
IELTS Academic6.5 with no component less than 6.0
CAEL60 with no part less than 60.

Ivey School of Business Graduate Admissions

The graduate courses offered by Ivey along with their requirements and other details are provided below.

CourseApplication FeesRequirementsEnglish Language Requirement
Master of Business Administration (MBA)150 CADUnofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions;
GMAT/ GRE scores; Resume;
two-year work experience;
Two or three reference forms;
Written essay question and video questions
Proof of Proficiency in English is required in some cases.
Accelerated MBA-Complete business undergraduate degree*;
2-10 years of full-time work experience;
Three essay questions;
Two reference evaluation forms to support professional experience, abilities and character;
Two copies of official transcripts;
GMAT or GRE score (not required)
Proof of Proficiency in English is required in some cases.
MSc in Management100 CADUndergraduate degree completed within the past two years;
Strong academic record; Written essay question and video questions;
Unofficial transcripts from post-secondary institutions;
Resume; Two references
TOEFL – Minimum 100
IELTS – Minimum 7.0

*Completed business undergraduate degree with the following course work: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Operations, Strategy;

At the Ivey School of Business, the admission committee looks beyond GMAT scores to evaluate the candidates’ potential based on their experiences, perspectives and insights. However, in some situations, GMAT/ GRE scores may be recommended to strengthen the admission application.

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