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Ivey (Western) Full Time MBA (2021 Intake) Class of 2022

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New post 03 Mar 2020, 03:02
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Thanks for asking. Interview went well I think. Very conversational. Focus was on career goals and leadership, similar to what others have experienced. They have told me that I can expect to hear back next week. Fingers crossed.

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Hi everyone,
I have been thinking of applying to IVEY for next year’s MBA batch. I had got my profile assessment done where I have been found a good fit to the program. I, however, have a few questions as far as post MBA job options are concerned since I have around 8 years of experience which is relatively higher than that of the typical IVEY MBA class.
I have spent 8 years in Automotive Industry doing Sales and Marketing/ Capability building and Strategy. I will be looking for roles where I can use my experience both in terms of profile magnitude and compensation. On the basis of this, I have a few questions-

1. I believe that consulting firms prefer lesser experience (around 5 years) since they offer entry-level consulting roles. Will my Industry experience be a hindrance or it will be seen positively as far as the move to consulting is concerned?
2. Other than consulting, I am really interested to change Industry and function and target Strategy/Digital Marketing/Product Management. However, approx 70% of the batch is placed in Consulting/Finance. Does this mean that there are limited opportunities at IVEY as far as Strategy/Digital Marketing/Product Management are concerned?
3. I am currently part of the leadership development program in my organization and understand the opportunities of being one. Which of the companies hire for their Leadership Program at IVEY and what kind of experience do they look at?


Don't think the experience band would be too much of a roadblock. I received my admit a couple of weeks ago, and I have close to 8 years of work ex in sales and business across industries. Largely in the SaaS domain.
1) Not completely true. Ivey, with its higher average age - the folks head out as Senior Consultants as compared to Consultants from schools like Rotman. If you've stuck with the automobile industry for 8 years, with a lot of domain expertise - I don't see how that would be a blocker at all.

2) A HUGE chunk of the class change 1/3 pieces (Industry, Domain, Location). I know alums in startups in sales, and in places like GM in business and operations. So IMO that wouldn't be a limiting factor as well. You can tailor your opportunities as you wish. The college has a great standing and warrants a lot of conversations from alums, or directly as well.

3) Leadership roles are very subjective IMO. 8 years of experience in another domain and country, will translate to much lesser when you move geographies and industries. Leadership at startups/mid size orgs is different from leadership at a new project at Deloitte/PwC etc. Highly doubt companies will come in hiring for leadership roles fresh of the boat. But Ivey should leave you in good stead with respect to setting the platform to reach there in a few years.

Hope this answers your questions?
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Hi All,

I will my application soon and mostly will submit just before the second deadline. Do the admissions prospects really come down because I applied in the second cycle or do I still have a fair amount of chance. My profile:

Graduate from IIT Kharagpur - CGPA 8.61/10 , GPA 4/4 - tier 1 college in India
GRE - 326 - Q169 V157 (GMAT 720 - Conversion by GRE)
Work Experience - Fortune 50, Leadership rotation program (2.8 years now)
-> Worked in strategic sourcing consultancy - 1.5 Years
-> Operations head for a Company's venture - 1.3 years
Extra curricular - Worked with an NGO for 3 years in college in various leadership roles

Any inputs will be great!!


The second deadline should be just okay. The problems kick in near the 4th round-ish. You have a fair chance, as you would if you'd applied for R1.

Profile looks fair, and no red flags per se. But Ivey likes getting down and dirty with who you are, and your aspirations and what you've learnt from your journey thus far. Focus on a lot of the leadership, team-work, potential aspect of things.

If you have more direct questions, happy to answer them as well.
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New post 03 Mar 2020, 08:34
Hello Everyone,
I went through the interview Yesterday, it was about 35 mins long.
Career-related or school questions were very less.
The interview was more so about the behavior related question such feedback from ur superior, the time when u worked on a project with limited information, etc.
The interview went OK but wasn't completely happy with my performance. I thought the examples that I was giving she was not able to get them completely as they were core manufacturing situations.
None the less will see what happens. Will inform you accordingly.
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Hello Everyone,
I went through the interview Yesterday, it was about 35 mins long.
Career-related or school questions were very less.
The interview was more so about the behavior related question such feedback from ur superior, the time when u worked on a project with limited information, etc.
The interview went OK but wasn't completely happy with my performance. I thought the examples that I was giving she was not able to get them completely as they were core manufacturing situations.
None the less will see what happens. Will inform you accordingly.
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New post 15 Mar 2020, 23:29
Guys, those who are writing about their interview experiences here, please also post the same in Interview Debriefs section, because your forum posts will get buried under the pile of new posts/threads in coming years but your interview reports posted in interview debriefs section will still be easily accessible and continue to guide future applicants.
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I got an email yesterday stating that Ivey is moving forward with my application and is inviting me to interview. It said another email shall follow within a week for scheduling the interview. Usually, after how many days did you receive the email to schedule your interview?
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Hi eishmehta

Congrats on the interview invite. Generally the email with interview timeslots are sent within 2-3 days


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I got an email yesterday stating that Ivey is moving forward with my application and is inviting me to interview. It said another email shall follow within a week for scheduling the interview. Usually, after how many days did you receive the email to schedule your interview?


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New post 19 Mar 2020, 01:00
Everyone, quick update from Ivey on the admission process, with the onset of COVID19. From what I hear from the ad-com, they are conducting interviews remotely - and GMAT is something that is not mandatory to apply and can be furnished at a later stage.

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I got an email yesterday stating that Ivey is moving forward with my application and is inviting me to interview. It said another email shall follow within a week for scheduling the interview. Usually, after how many days did you receive the email to schedule your interview?


It depends, honestly. I'm guessing they are buying some time here because of COVID19. When I got an email from Ad-Com to interview, the email contained a link for slots to pick for the interview. Would you have any other questions here?
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Hey! Just received my acceptance to Ivey and I'm excited to be part of the class of 2022. I'm happy to answer any questions anyone might have.

For the video essay, the two questions I had were "tell me about a time you failed?" and "what's something you're not good at?".
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Hi all. I am a B.Com and CA from india with almost 8 years of experience in taxation and accounting in multinational corporate brands. I have a 710 on the gmat but from 2016. I have good grades through school, passed the bachelors with distinction and, qualified CA in the first attempt. I have quite some extra curricular experience and a little bit of volunteering work.
But based on a preliminary assessment of my work resume, Lindsay thinks i might not be a good fit since i passed out of bcom in 2006, and graduates from 2011 and hence with 2-9 yrs of exp is what the school seeks to make a cohort from.
Although I completed bachelors in 2006, I din't start my career until after the CA in 2010 and have only 8 yrs exp in the 10 years hence, with a break of over a year when I had to move to USA on marriage.
Do you think, it is still worth a shot for me to apply, despite the outcome from the preliminary assessment?

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Congrats on your admit and the scholarship.
Could you give a brief on your profile?

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New post 28 Mar 2020, 07:27
Thank you!

I did a Bachelor of Commerce, graduated Honours with Distinction from a university in Canada. I then began working in travel technology as an account/market manager and have been doing that for approximately 2 years now. In terms of additional experience, I was heavily involved in undergraduate leadership on campus, and have continued to volunteer for external organizations, as well as spearhead initiatives outside of my role in my workplace.

Although my GMAT score is not as impressive as others and I have fewer years of work experience compared to the average, my extra-curricular volunteer and leadership experience helped set me apart in my application. As a result, I was able to leverage and translate my experiences into a successful admit.

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Congrats on your admit and the scholarship.
Could you give a brief on your profile?

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I did not expect to get the scholarship I did with my GMAT score, which proves that the GMAT is not the end-all, be-all! It is just one data point in your overall profile. Articulate your value and your experiences, show your genuine self and why you need that school and more importantly, why the school needs you.
Admitted on: 2020/03/25
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New post 28 Mar 2020, 21:55
Congratulations!

Welcome to the club :) PM-ing you.

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Hey! Just received my acceptance to Ivey and I'm excited to be part of the class of 2022. I'm happy to answer any questions anyone might have.

For the video essay, the two questions I had were "tell me about a time you failed?" and "what's something you're not good at?".
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Hi all. I am a B.Com and CA from india with almost 8 years of experience in taxation and accounting in multinational corporate brands. I have a 710 on the gmat but from 2016. I have good grades through school, passed the bachelors with distinction and, qualified CA in the first attempt. I have quite some extra curricular experience and a little bit of volunteering work.
But based on a preliminary assessment of my work resume, Lindsay thinks i might not be a good fit since i passed out of bcom in 2006, and graduates from 2011 and hence with 2-9 yrs of exp is what the school seeks to make a cohort from.
Although I completed bachelors in 2006, I din't start my career until after the CA in 2010 and have only 8 yrs exp in the 10 years hence, with a break of over a year when I had to move to USA on marriage.
Do you think, it is still worth a shot for me to apply, despite the outcome from the preliminary assessment?

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Honestly, having spoken to a few of the earlier batches, they do look at the time gone by since you completed your last degree (Regardless of the CA clerkship piece). An executive MBA might be something you want to look at. Are you looking at Ivey specifically for a 1 year General MBA for a certain reason? I would think an EMBA would be a better fit.
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Hi Guys,

Those targeting R2 for Western Ivey and are struggling with essays.
Here's my debrief: https://bit.ly/2UvGizz.

Hope this helps.

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Hey! Just received my acceptance to Ivey and I'm excited to be part of the class of 2022. I'm happy to answer any questions anyone might have.

For the video essay, the two questions I had were "tell me about a time you failed?" and "what's something you're not good at?".


Hi! Fellow Canadian. I plan on re-taking my GMAT since it is low, and I hope to land in tech consulting.
I'm at home a lot because of COVID and thinking of retaking the GMAT.

I have extensive experience in the Toronto Tech Startup community (2 years) and in research/development (3 years). Founded my own not for profit in Toronto, lot's of leadership experience.

Any advice for someone like myself who has a low GMAT? Am nervous.
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Loompa wrote:
Hi all. I am a B.Com and CA from india with almost 8 years of experience in taxation and accounting in multinational corporate brands. I have a 710 on the gmat but from 2016. I have good grades through school, passed the bachelors with distinction and, qualified CA in the first attempt. I have quite some extra curricular experience and a little bit of volunteering work.
But based on a preliminary assessment of my work resume, Lindsay thinks i might not be a good fit since i passed out of bcom in 2006, and graduates from 2011 and hence with 2-9 yrs of exp is what the school seeks to make a cohort from.
Although I completed bachelors in 2006, I din't start my career until after the CA in 2010 and have only 8 yrs exp in the 10 years hence, with a break of over a year when I had to move to USA on marriage.
Do you think, it is still worth a shot for me to apply, despite the outcome from the preliminary assessment?

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Honestly, having spoken to a few of the earlier batches, they do look at the time gone by since you completed your last degree (Regardless of the CA clerkship piece). An executive MBA might be something you want to look at. Are you looking at Ivey specifically for a 1 year General MBA for a certain reason? I would think an EMBA would be a better fit.

Thanks for your input!
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