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Schools: F2010 - HBS (R1 - denied w/o interview ), INSEAD (R1 - admitted), Wharton (R1 - waitlisted & ding), Ivey (R2 - admitted w/ 60% tuition)
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Ivey Class Visit [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2008, 07:06
I was at a day long class and campus visit to Ivey. As per my previous Rotman writeup. Happy to do one if there is any interest from others?
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INSEAD Sept 2010 Interview Invite Nov 5, 2009 Admit & Matriculating
Wharton Sept 2010 Interview Invite Oct 30, 2009 Waitlisted & Ding
Harvard Sept 2010 Ding without Interview
Ivey May 2010 Interview Invite Nov 23, 2009 Admit + $$

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Schools: F2010 - HBS (R1 - denied w/o interview ), INSEAD (R1 - admitted), Wharton (R1 - waitlisted & ding), Ivey (R2 - admitted w/ 60% tuition)
WE 1: 3.5yrs as a Strategy Consultant - Big 4
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Re: Ivey Class Visit [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2008, 12:00
Even though no one seems interested I will post my write up anyways!!

I had the opportunity to attend a Class Visit organized by Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Ivey is located in London, Ontario which is roughly 2 hours west of Toronto.

The visit was very nicely prepared and the Ivey staff members were extremely well organized vis-à-vis logistics. I had clear instructions on where to pick up my VIA Rail First Class tickets to London. I left early morning so as to be able to catch the 7:50 train from Union Station. (As an aside why do so many N. American cities share names, whether it is street names or railway station names et al?)

My companion during the journey was another prospective Ivey candidate with whom I shared thoughts and perspectives on the Ivey program. We exchanged notes and also talked about each others life stories thus far. The two hour train ride felt like a breeze as I found an interesting person to talk to.

We were met outside the station by our limo driver and joined by another gentleman who was traveling to see Ivey. He had come all the way from Trinidad and Tobago to check out the 4 well known Ontario programs; Rotman, Ivey, Queens and Schulich. I was impressed by his desire to really understand the programs and hence be willing to invest the not insignificant sum of money it would have taken to fly out and reside in Toronto for a week.

We made our way to the Spencer Hall after a brief 12-13 minute drive. What immediately struck was the extremely small size of the building and the desolate environs. It reminded my of some of the secluded rural campuses I saw during my undergraduate campus visits. We were welcomed by the Ivey staff member who had coordinated the logistics for the trip. She was very welcoming and provided us with our obligatory information packets for the day.

The agenda looked like as follows:

1. Welcome Session led by Prof. Tony Frost
2. Faculty Panel
3. Tour of Spencer
4. Lunch with Current Students
5. MBA Class – Prof. Lynn Purdy
6. Career Management Session followed by breakout
7. Wrap Up

I was quite happy with the level of thought and planning put into the programming. Going into the day I had three objectives:

 Determine if the 12 month program is suitable for me
 What would my significant other do if we had to move to London
 Does Ivey have the requisite expertise in Finance and Consulting

I would say that over the course of the day two of my main concerns were addressed:

 The 12 month program although highly condensed and arguably much more intense allows enough room to do other things (extra curriculars). Also, it does not have as great an impact when it comes to changing careers as is usually indicated by competitor schools. If one is interested in Finance/Management Consulting then the May intake is highly recommended since it coincides well with the traditional recruiting cycles in those industries.
 Ivey does have an exceptional track record of consulting placements by Canadian standards and has done very well historically in Finance placements as well. However, the full impact of the 12 month program is not known on either placement statistics.

The question pertaining to what my significant other would do in London wasn’t addressed. However, I think that I will worry about that when the time comes.

So in summation I think I will certainly be applying to Ivey.

Happy to answer specific questions if there any
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INSEAD Sept 2010 Interview Invite Nov 5, 2009 Admit & Matriculating
Wharton Sept 2010 Interview Invite Oct 30, 2009 Waitlisted & Ding
Harvard Sept 2010 Ding without Interview
Ivey May 2010 Interview Invite Nov 23, 2009 Admit + $$

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Re: Ivey Class Visit [#permalink] New post 26 May 2010, 16:12
I would not recommend going to Ivey Business School. I had the opportunity to attend information sessions and also class sessions. I am not impressed at the classes over there. The materials only scratch the surface and does not provide in-depth knowledge. The instructors are not knowledgeable and does not have solid business experience. They only have pride on themselves and recite from the textbook.

The one-year MBA program is designed as the revenue generator for the school and also to cut operating cost at the same. Unfortunately for the student, that means cutting the quality of education as well. They really over-promised and under-delivered for the program.

I understand that a few years back, they really failed to do career placement for most of their students. Ivey is more of a dying institution with only shadow of the past left.
Re: Ivey Class Visit   [#permalink] 26 May 2010, 16:12
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