Ivey Business School

1255 Western Road, London, Ontario, N6G 0N1, Canada

About Ivey Business School

Tracing back its origins to 1922 (and producing Canada’s oldest business journal from 1933), Ivey Business School was officially created in 1950 as the business school of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

In 2010, Ivey became the first North American business school to join the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education - a cooperation of business schools, universities with multinational companies and NGOs - joining other prestigious institutions like the London School of Economics, HEC Paris, ESADE, and Bocconi University.

There are 1,300 undergraduates and 300 graduates at Ivey.

Ivey’s undergraduate option is the bachelor of arts in honours business administration was the college’s first degree to be awarded. It includes courses in finance, accounting, marketing, operations management, organisational behavior and general management.

Graduate options are led by Ivey’s full-time MBA, created in 1948. It was Canada's first MBA program and the first to be offered outside of the US. Modeled on the Harvard Business School MBA, the programme has relocated from the University of Western Ontario campus to the Spencer Leadership Centre, also in London, Ontario. Meanwhile, The Master of Science in Management at Ivey is designed to prepare the student for an international career and Ivey’s involvement in CEMS gives students the opportunity to participate in the Master of International Management program with students from 29 other schools in the alliance.

The Ivey executive MBA (EMBA) was founded in 1991. Ivey’s PhD in business focuses on study in eight disciplines: finance, general management, information systems, management science, managerial accounting, marketing, operations management and organisational behaviour.

Centres and institutes at Ivey include: Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing; CPA-Ivey Centre for Accounting and the Public Interest; Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership; International Business Institute; Ivey Energy Policy and Management Centre; Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation; Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management; Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab.

Students at Ivey can take advantage of a number of ways to network with alumni, for example The Alumni Partnership Program where alumni mentor current students, a Get Connected event and Global Ivey Day in Toronto, both hosting a series of social and seminar events.

Notable alumni include: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder and chairman of Joyus and board member at TripAdvisor and Ericsson; George Cope, president and CEO at Bell Canada; David Furnish, executive and board at Ogilvy & Mather; Arkadi Kuhlmann, chairman and CEO of the ING Group; Michael McCain, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Foods; David I McKay, president and CEO of Royal Bank of Canada and Prem Watsa, CEO of Fairfax Financial Holdings.