Ivey Business School EMBA

Western University, Toronto

The core principles behind Ivey Business School’s executive MBA are experience and discovery. The program is designed to equip students with critical-thinking skills to test assumptions about current business practices while improving judgment and leadership.

In a move away from classroom learning, students work through business problems in small groups. The program emphasizes seeing the big picture and taking advantage of collaboration to make better-informed decisions. Students are also encouraged to consider challenges from within their own careers and apply them to the course. This demonstrates to students—and to their companies—the direct benefit of their lessons.

Students have the choice of multiple international markets to explore during the program’s international field study trip. By travelling to an economic hot spot like China or India, participants gain an opportunity to learn from knowledgeable executives, expand their networks and immerse themselves in unfamiliar cultural markets. They also have an opportunity to work with students from Mexico or Hong Kong during their coursework, further expanding their global perspective.

Networking opportunities abound within the program, thanks to connections with prestigious faculty and successful alumni. Each year, the school hosts Ivey EMBA Connects, a networking event attended by nearly 100 alumni.

Ivey Business School has recently introduced a new course that targets community sustainability. The course provides an opportunity to travel to Mexico City for a conference that focuses on entrepreneurial solutions to poverty.

Notable alumni include Bonnie Brooks, vice-chair of Hudson’s Bay Company; Tim Hockey, president and chief executive officer of TD Ameritrade; and Linda Hasenfratz, chief executive officer of Linamar Corporation.

Full-Time: 15 months

Work Experience: 7 years, including 3 in management

Cost: $110,000

Cost (International): $110,000

Total Full-Time Enrolment: 113

Female Students: 31%