Top-end, famous and sought after, Ontario, Canada, is home ground to another dynamic and constantly evolving Business School called the Ivey School of Business which has the distinction of frequently appearing in the list of the top non - US B Schools in the world. How that? It claims to prepare one for the real world of business and their application essays are also a little different from the usual run of the mill questions. They tickle the imagination and bring forth responses which are honest- so try honesty and sincerity to get into this top of the line school of the University of Western Ontario.
Application deadline fall 2016 :
Round1 : 20; Apr; 2015
Round2 : 10; Aug; 2015
Round3 : 13; Oct; 2015
Round4 : 23; Nov; 2015
Application Components :
- Application Fees : application fee $150 CAD Non-refundable.
- GMAT or GRE : GMAT score (Designate Ivey with code CMB-MG-18) OR GRE score (Designate Ivey with code 0292) GMAT score (min. 600)
- TOEFL or IELTS : Beyond other mandatory components, international applicants also need demonstrate a strong level of English proficiency. Post-secondary education at an English-speaking institution, or, significant work experience in an English-speaking environment, are both recognized by Ivey. TOEFL (minimum internet-based score of 100)
- Letters of recommendation : Applicants are required to obtain two or three references to his or her application.
Class Profile :
Average Age : 28.4
Average Work Experience : 4.9 year
Average GMAT Scores : 655
International Student : 32%
Class Size : 104
Essays : There are 2 required essay questions on Ivey's MBA application, each with a limit of 250 words.
Essay 1 : Goals :- What are your short-term career plans immediately post-MBA, and why is an Ivey MBA essential to those plans? (250 word limit)
Essay 2 : Team :- Why will your Ivey MBA classmates want to work with you on team projects? (250 word limit)
Re- Applicant Essay :- Please highlight any significant changes / developments since your previous application to Ivey? (250 word limit)
Sample Essays :
During your 12 months in the Program, what impact do you hope to have on your classmates and on their Ivey experience? (250 words maximum)
I have a multi tasking, multi faceted persona, which sheathes an iron will to succeed and untiring zeal to achieve my goals. My indefatigable energy and strong work commitment was proved recently, when I completed a rigorous project recently almost single handedly, when 2 team members departed and another was unavailable. At Ivey, these two qualities will make me contribute to activities both inside and outside the classroom.
I have excelled at my job and my finesse as an organizer and initiator of new learning and growing activities is apparent in my office's cultural committee ................................. At Ivey I will be at the forefront of all MBA initiatives.
I am deeply attuned to the values of social and civic responsibility, nation building, discipline and honesty. One aspect of my association with xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is the reemployment opportunities for the retired jawans as security guards in various companies I have fostered. I have also taken vocational classes for the wifes of jawans, which have made them financially independent. This will help me spread the values of social and community work at Ivey too.
A mature, confident, caring and values- driven individual, I believe that "impossible is nothing". I play each role in my life with sincerity, devotion and expertise. This is why my personality, experiences and zest for life will enable me to be an exemplary member of the Ivey student body and committed alum.