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Ivey MBAWe interviewed J.D. Clarke - the Executive Director, Recruitment of Admissions (Masters Programs) to learn about the biggest Misconception about Ivey MBA and the admission process for getting into the one-year MBA program.

What is the biggest misconception about Ivey MBA program?


The one that causes many potential candidates to self-select out of the process is probably the misconception that we only have students from business or engineering backgrounds in the program. In fact, we seek out students who have diverse experience as it adds to the overall classroom experience. We have had doctors in the program, military personnel, students with arts and music backgrounds, professional athletes, and the list goes on. 

Our students have mentioned learning from peers as the most surprising part of the classroom experience.

If you’re a candidate with a non-traditional background who is wondering whether you could be a fit for our program, we encourage you to have a conversation with us!

With the emphasis on real-world experience, do you think case study method would become irrelevant and replaced by experiential learning modules? ...

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Ivey MBA Admission Interviews are by invitation only. The Admission team prefer interviews in-person. It can be during recruiting trips internationally or in Canada, or during campus visit. For candidates who don’t have the opportunity to attend in-person interview, a Skype interview will be conducted

Interview Conducted by: Admissions and Career Service Team

Duration: 45 minutes - 1 hour

Rounds: 1 -2

Recommended Read: Interview with Jenni & Julia - Richard Ivey MBA Admissions Team

Style of Interview: Friendly and Conversational

Skills and Traits tested in the Interview

1) Ability to articulate and structure thoughts and ideas clearly and articulately
2) Clarity and focus of personal career goals (both short-term and long-term) and how the MBA fits into these plans
3) Self-awareness and confidence
4) Ability to identify the contributions that he/she will bring to the classroom and Ivey experience
5) An understanding of the business market...

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The deadlines for Ivey MBA program have been announced. Here are the deadlines:

Round                               Deadline             Decision

Early App Deadline             May 6, 2013       June 28, 2013
Round 1                            Sep 23, 2013      Nov 29, 2013
Round 2                            Nov 18, 2013      Jan 17, 2014
Round 3                            Jan 13, 2014       Feb 28, 2014

How to Apply


Ivey MBA Admissions TeamF1GMAT: Ivey MBA has put emphasis on Case Method Learning. What are some of the unique courses and learning methodologies adopted in Ivey MBA program? 

Jenni & Julia (
Ivey MBA): We are one of only a handful of truly case-based MBA programs in the world.  We believe you can’t be lectured into becoming a great decision-maker, therefore the focus in all of our courses is on practical learning.  This means that we mix cases with real-world projects and simulation activities.  A few of our most popular courses are Value Investing (with George Athanassakos), Negotiating for Leaders, High Impact Presenting and our International Study Trips (to China, India and South America).

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Ivey MBA is a 12-Month Full-time MBA program with a focus on developing Business Fundamentals and learning with cases & Business Simulation. The Business Fundamentals are covered in the core curriculum with the lecture series.

Before starting the core curriculum, students can optionally take three courses: Economics Primer, Finance & Accounting Primer and Quantitative Analysis Primer. These courses will allow students to acclimatize with the pace of the actual MBA program and refresh some of the basic Business concepts necessary for the MBA program.

The core curriculum starts with Business Essentials. The courses in the core curriculum are Accounting and Control for Managers, Decision Making with Analytics, Developing and Executing Strategies,   Leading People and Organizations, Managing Operations, Marketing Products and Services, Leveraging Information Technology, Macroeconomics for Business Decisions and Communicating Effectively.

Based on the career goals, Ivey MBA can choose from six concentrations: Finance, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy & Leadership, International Management, Marketing and Health Sector. The...

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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