The Richard Ivey School of Business was founded in 1922 to educate and develop business leaders in Canada and the world at large. Richard Ivey School of Business is widely recognized as the leading provider of world-class business education in Canada. The institution has four campuses and different programs are offered at the campuses. The business school has 100 full-time faculty, 87 professors and 13 lecturers as faculty members.
The institution is the business school under the Western University, Canada. There are undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in management at Richard Ivey School of Business. Students at School of Business will be equipped with the necessary basic knowledge and the relevant business and research experiences.
Some important points to be kept in mind while applying for admission to the Richard Ivey School of Business are as follows:
Due to the impact of Covid-19, the students will be given conditional offers and will be given extended time to complete GMAT.
|Application Fee||150 CAD (domestic applicants)|
156 CAD (international applicants)
|Mode of Payment||Debit cards of Canadian banks|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Intake Seasons||Fall, Spring, Winter, Summer|
|Work Experience||Required for graduate programs|
|English proficiency test scores required||TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE/ MELAB/ CAEL/ CanTEST/ Duo Lingo|
Applicants without prior university experience can apply for any of the undergraduate programs while those with bachelor’s degrees can apply for any of the graduate programs (doctoral or master’s degree as well as MBA programs) as long as the minimum requirements for admission are met. The deadlines for undergraduate and graduate admission at Richard Ivey School of Business are not the same. It is essential to regularly check the deadlines when preparing your necessary documents to prevent the late submission of applications.
|Undergraduate programs||Applications are available from October through Fall and Winter|
|Ivey AEO Applications||January 15|
The undergraduate and graduate programs offered at Richard Ivey School of Business are in several specializations and are open to applicants from different parts of the world. However, the applicants must understand and check the admission requirements before they apply for admission at the institution. The deadlines for international students vary depending on the programs, major and sessions. The minimum requirements for international applicants to submit admission into any of the graduate programs also depend on the countries in which their undergraduate degrees were obtained.
Application Portal: OUAC Application
Application Fee: 156 CAD
Admission Requirements: It is essential to check the admission requirements before submitting applications for either undergraduate or graduate programs. The general required for all international students applying for programs at the institution are:
Students applying for any of the undergraduate programs must submit the results of high school and post-secondary school English Language tests or exams to meet the minimum requirements for English proficiency tests. One of the requirements for international applicants is the submission of English proficiency tests or exams such as MELAB, PTE, Cambridge C1 or C2, CAEL, CanTEST, TOEFL and IELTS. The minimum requirements/scores for some of the English proficiency tests are outlined below.
|TOEFL||Computer-based test – 83: paper-based test – 550|
|PTE||Overall score: 58 or above|
|IELTS||6.5 or above (min. 6.0 in each section)|
|CAEL||Overall score: 60 or above|
|MELAB||Overall score: 80 or above|
|CanTEST||4.0 or above (min. 4.0 in each section)|
|Duo Lingo Test||115|
After an admission offer is given and accepted, it is vital for international applicants to apply for a student permit in order to study in Canada. The required form is mostly given to successful applicants through mail or postal service. Applicant should prepare the following documents for visa application:
The undergraduate program at Richard Ivey School of Business is popularly referred to as Ivey HBA program. The program gives students the platform to gain academic skills and experience before choosing their career interest. Applicants should check the admission requirements before they submit their applications for admission into any of the programs at the university.
Application Portal: Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC)
Application Fee: 150 CAD for domestic students; 156 CAD for international students
Admission Requirements: Some of the admission requirements are.
The graduate programs at the institution include MBA (executive or accelerated); M. Sc. in Management and PhD programs. The general requirements for admission into graduate programs at the university may vary slightly depending on the choice of program.
Application Portal: Online Application
Application Fee: Depends on program
Admission Requirements: The general requirements for the graduate programs are:
Program specific requirements have been provided in the table below:
|Requirements||M. Sc. in Management||MBA||Accelerated MBA||Executive MBA|
|Application Fee||150 CAD||150 CAD||-||-|
|GMAT/ GRE score||Required||Required||Required||Required, GMAT scores|
|English language proficiency||TOEFL – minimum 100;|
IELTS – 7.0
|Letter of recommendation||Required, 2 references||Required, 2-3 references||Required, 2 references||Required, 2 references|
|Resume||Required, 2 pages||Required||-||-|
|Work experience||-||Required, Minimum 2 years full time work experience||Required||Required|
|Interview||Required (by invitation only)||Required||-||-|
The applications will be reviewed once all supporting documents are received. The University will contact applicants to inform if any document is missing. If all documents are in place, the file is reviewed and processed for admission. The application review process takes 2-3 weeks if all documents and online video essays have been submitted appropriately. For some programs, the decision will be communicated within 4-6 weeks. Due to high volumes, the review process might continue for as long as 8 weeks. The school conducts interviews for students by invitation only. All students who have been admitted will have to appear for an interview once. Interview might be in-person or online through Skype. Selected applicants will be given preparation tips along with the interview invitation.