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Ivey Business School – Western University Canada - Accelerated MBA

Ivey Accelerated MBA Program Structure

The 12-month Ivey Accelerated MBA (AMBA) program at Western University Canada is designed for undergraduates with a degree in business. Classes are held three days per month, Friday to Sunday, starting in January, along with a London, Ontario three-day residency, and an international residency in December. The hybrid program allows students to complete coursework in a flexible format, with 8-12 hours per week estimated worth of study time.


The first term of the program, lasting from January to April, features five core courses in: Business Fundamentals; Managing People; Influence and Persuasion; Negotiations; and Power and Politics.

The second term, Innovation and Disruption, lasting from May to August, features the first element of the required Field Project, as well as classes like Managing Innovation, Big Data Analytics, and Consumer Insights Amid Disruption. As part of the Field Project, students team up with a partner company to help earn real-world experience.

The third term, Global Business, lasting from September to December, focuses on case studies, leading up to the annual international residency in South-East Asia (this may be impacted by COVID-19).  The trip takes place in the final month of the Accelerated MBA.

Class Profile

The average work experience for students enrolled in the Ivey Accelerated MBA program is 5.5 years. The average age is 28.5 and 51% of the class is from outside of Canada. Thirty-four percent of the class is female.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Total program fees and tuition for the Ivey Accelerated MBA program is currently $83,250 CAD. No additional fees are required.

As part of the admissions process, students will complete a Merit-Based Admissions Award and Scholarship Application. Students will be notified of any awards in their offer package prior to the start of the program. There are also options for external scholarships and awards as well as bank loans and government funding.


To apply for the Ivey Accelerated MBA program, applicants must have at least two years of full-time work experience and an undergraduate degree in a business field (Accounting, Finance, Economics, Statistics, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Operations, or Strategy).

Along with a completed application form, applicants must provide:

• Official transcripts (two copies)
• Answers to three essay questions
• Two recommendations
• TOEFL scores (if necessary)
• GMAT/GRE scores (may not be required)

2023 Ivey Accelerated MBA Deadlines

The 2023 AMBA application will open on December 1.

Ivey Accelerated MBA FAQ’s

How has the university handled the pandemic?

Classes are currently offered in a hybrid format to reduce risk to students and staff.

What MS programs are available?

Ivey has a popular Master of Science in Management program with concentration options including digital management and international business.

What career preparation/experience sets this program apart?

Between the field project in the second term and international trip in the third, there are many opportunities for students to gain real-world experience and knowledge through the Ivey AMBA.

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