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Ivey Business School – Western University Canada

Ivey Accelerated MBA Program Structure

The Ivey Accelerated MBA program at Western University Canada is available for recent HBA graduates. Instead of the normal one-year MBA program, students who have received their HBA degree from Ivey within the past six years can be awarded their MBA in eight months. Applicants are still expected to have two years of full-time employment experience.


The Ivey Accelerated MBA has career management integrated into its curriculum and gives students opportunities to complete major research projects and international learning. While this degree covers a lot of the same ground as the full-time MBA, it takes into account what students learned during their undergraduate work and allows students to bypass coursework that they have already covered during their HBA.

Students begin research classes as well as courses in Economics, Communications, and Business Essentials.

During the eight months, students will take five electives. During this time, students choose to specialize and drill down into one of five career-focused electives: Finance, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy & Leadership, International Management, and Marketing.

The final module is GLOBE where students will learn about leadership and the global business environment while also completing a Business Plan Pitch for a real company.

Students can also participate in the LEADER Project where they’ll consult on business plans for local entrepreneurs and business owners in the Caribbean, Africa, Central Asia and South America.

Class Profile

The most recent Ivey Accelerated MBA class contains a total of 148 students. They are 73 percent male and 27 percent female. They have an average of 4.6 years of work experience and an average age of 28-years old. Their median GMAT score is 670. They have citizenship in 22 different countries and speak 29 different languages. The main industry of focus among them is finance (26 percent) with professional services (15 percent) and energy/resources (10 percent) coming in second and third.

Career Statistics

Of the 167 students graduating in 2017, 91 percent reported receiving an offer by three months post-graduation. Consulting was the most popular industry chosen, claiming 31 percent of graduates. Following consulting was financial institutions at 28 percent, and construction and information technology at 6 percent each. The overwhelming majority of students chose to take jobs in Canada: over 90 percent of students spread out across Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and other regions. Four percent of students went to Asia, and five percent took jobs in the United States.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition is currently $53,000 CAD for Canadian students and $61,000 CAD for international students.

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. Applicants will need to submit a resume, two letters of reference, one of which must be from an HBA 1 core professor, an online application, two essays, and two video question answers. Applicants require transcripts as well, but Ivey’s admission will obtain them directly. There is no current application fee.

The GMAT is not required for HBA graduates with a 78 percent or higher average over HBA 1 and HBA 2 combined. The GMAT is required in order to be considered for scholarships and awards.

Application deadlines are as follows:


Round 6: January 7, 2019


Round 1: January 7, 2019
Round 2: April 8, 2019
Round 3: July 15, 2019
Round 4: September 23, 2019
Round 5: November 12, 2019
Round 6: January 6, 2020

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