Ivey Business School – Western University Canada


Business classes began at Western University under the Faculty of Arts in 1922. In the fall of 1948, they established Canada’s first MBA program. By 1950 The School of Business Administration was established as a separate faculty at Western and they issued their first MBA degree. It wasn’t until 1995 that the university took the moniker Ivey School of Business. Today, they offer full-time graduate MBA and Executive MBA programs. Ivey School of Business is AACSB accredited and was ranked as the 10th best international full-time MBA by Bloomberg in 2016.


Ivey Business School is located in Canada and maintains an international campus in Hong Kong.

Ivey’s main teaching center is on Western University’s campus in London, Ontario, Canada. It also offers off-campus programs within London at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre. London, Ontario is located midway between Toronto and Detroit, Michigan.


Ivey’s main building is the Richard Ivey Building on Western Road in London, Ontario. The Richard Ivey Building was officially opened in September 2013 as the new home to HBA, MBA, Ph.D. and MSc students.

The Richard Ivey Building is 270,000 square feet and contains the following:

Fifteen 78-seat Classrooms
Five 50-seat Classrooms
112 Faculty Offices
52 Traditional Breakout Rooms
36 Staff Meeting rooms
9 Conference rooms
7 Lounges
8 Open Concept Work Areas
One 640-seat Auditorium

Ivey has off-campus classrooms in London, Ontario as well. The Spencer Leadership Centre is located a short distance from Western’s main campus and is home of Ivey’s Executive Education programs.

Ivey also teaches EMBA courses at the Tangerine Leadership Centre. The Centre is located in downtown Toronto’s business district in the Exchange Tower. This location has over 7,500 square feet of space which includes two tiered amphitheater classrooms, five boardrooms and 15 breakout rooms.


Ivey maintains a faculty size of around 98 professors and 11 lecturers. Of the full-time faculty, 23 percent are women. The faculty at Ivey have published a total of 10 books and 66 peer-reviewed articles. Research areas for the faculty include management science, marketing, organizational behavior, sustainability and others.

Student Body

The 2016 incoming class had about 167 students enrolled in their full-time MBA program. They had an additional 108 students in their Canadian EMBA program for the winter and fall of 2015.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Ivey Business school offers a full-time MBA degree, an Executive MBA and an Accelerated MBA program. The Accelerated MBA is exclusively for graduates of Ivey’s HBA undergraduate program.