Ivey Business School – Western University Canada

Ivey Executive MBA Program Structure

The Ivey Executive MBA program at Western University Canada begins in either February or September. Classes are held once per month, for four days in a row, Thursday through Sunday, for a total of 15 months. Each of the three terms begins with a one-week residential module at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London, Ontario. The remainder of the class modules take place at the Tangerine Leadership Center in downtown Toronto. Students can also take part in an international trip.


The Ivey Executive MBA program is split into three terms spread out over 15 months. Each term has a number of themes associated with it. In the first term, the themes include decision-making, accountability and governance. In the second term students will cover such themes as managing complex processes, integrating across the enterprise, and balancing stakeholder interests. In the third term they study crossing borders, international investments and collaborative strategies.

Class profile

According to a 2015-16 report by Ivey, the EMBA program has 108 students, 25 percent of whom are women. Forty-two percent of students were born outside of Canada. On average, Ivey Executive MBA participants have 15 years of work experience. About 21 percent of them hold the title of vice-president or president and the average student’s age is 38-years old.


Career development is a built in to the EMBA experience at Ivey including workshops, seminars and one-on-one coaching. Students will also have the opportunity to network and interact with industry experts.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost of tuition for the 15-month Ivey Executive MBA program is $107,000 CDN. This cost includes meals and accommodation during the residence weeks, meals during class sessions, text books and case materials, accommodation and travel during the Ivey international trip and team collaboration software. There are no application fees, but once a student has been accepted they are required to pay a $2,000 CDN deposit. The rest of the tuition is payable in three or more installments throughout the program. Students may pay through a corporate sponsorship through their current employer or by self sponsorship.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the Executive MBA program at Ivey must first submit their resume by email for review. Within two days, they will review their skills and credentials and contact them to confirm eligibility. After review, the applicant will be advised if they need to complete the GMAT. Applicants get access to an admissions counselor once they start their application, and this counselor is available to answer any questions they might have throughout the process. Along with the online application form applicants must also submit: answers to three self-evaluation questions; two reference evaluations forms–one from a peer and one from a supervisor; a letter of endorsement from their employer; two copies of their official post-secondary transcripts; and, if required, their GMAT and TOEFL scores. Applicants are not required to have an undergraduate or graduate degree, however, most have an undergraduate degree.

Application Deadlines

July Start Date:

Final Deadline – January 8, 2018