GMAT Club

Ivey Reviews

MBA Program rating [3]
     (4.7)

Your OWN review

Submit a Verified Review and get up to a $10 Amazon gift card

create
MBA Program Review
reviewer identity verified by membership
     By MaElLu 6 8
This review is for: Ivey
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

Overall, the program was a very enjoyable experience. As a one-year program, the classroom material came fast and hard. The volume of work was quite high, but it served to teach the students how to handle priorities and stress. The professors are top-notch and generally well-respected thought leaders in their respective fields. Presentations play a large role in the program and sharpens communication abilities noticeably.

The Career Management department does a wonderful job, starting from the very first month of the program, to prepare the student body for recruiting, placing MBA candidates in numerous networking events, workshops, and programs to ensure success.

At the end of the day, Ivey met my expectations, delivering a tremendously educational experience while simultaneously connecting me with an extremely powerful alumni network. The professional and personal connections I developed throughout the year will undoubtedly be beneficial as I progress in my career.

My advice to future applicants is to establish a clear vision of what you would like to accomplish with the MBA early on (e.g. career advancement in your current industry, transition to a new industry, entrepreneurship, etc.), as the preparation and work required for each goal differs greatly.

About professors, classes and curriculum

The curriculum is revisited every year to ensure relevance and to add pertinent topics to the list of available electives. Feedback is garnered from existing students and alumni alike to bring a top tier product to the market.

Professors are recruited from some of the best academic institutions and organizations in the world. All are trained rigorously in the case method of teaching, creating a truly engaging learning environment. Outside of the core curriculum, some of the best electives include Global Strategy, Entrepreneurial Finance, Managing People, Negotiations, and the China Study Trip.

About job placement process

Top tier firms recruit from Ivey and the school is known as a breeding ground for top candidates in consulting and financial services. Examples of firms that have close relationships with Ivey include BCG, Bain, McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Deloitte, KPMG, TD, RBC, and many more.

Grades are sometimes factored into firm decisions to extend first round interviews, so students need to be studious.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Location


Was this review helpful to you? 7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
   
Comments [1]
1 Commented by Meechampolee on July 24, 2017
Thanks for this review @MaElLu Please explain what you meant by 'Grades are sometimes factored into firm decisions to extend first round interviews'
MBA Program Review
Ivey review
January 27 | 2018
reviewer identity verified by membership
     By zaphodbeeblebrox 3 6
This review is for: Ivey
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

A good program if you are ok with it's purely case based approach, there is very little in terms of class room lectures beyond case study oriented discussions.
The alumni network is great and helpful, with many alumni holding prominent positions.
The class size is the best you can find among competing programs in Canada. The facilities are absolutely top-notch and you won't find the classrooms to be lacking. The team-based approach is helpful in preparing you for a real-world corporate experiences.
Theschool does manage to attract some of the top corporate firms in the region during recruiting season , but keep in mind that competition is heavy during search events and oportunities limited.

About job placement process

The schools career management teams is primarily focused on consulting, and finance Jobs.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (3.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Culture & Student Support


Was this review helpful to you? 1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
   
Comments [0]
MBA Program Review
Oversold - Great Experience
January 27 | 2018
reviewer identity verified by membership
     By thatguy420 3 6
This review is for: Ivey
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

The program is great, the core segment is incredibly intense and really gets people out of their comfort zone. Career opportunities are good, but not as great as the school makes it seem. It is heavily consulting focused.

Some advice:

1. Take the numbers in career report with a grain of salt. I'm not sure about how they do the survey, but 92% employment rate is exaggerated. Also, it includes people have returned to previous employers and didn't really make a transition. Often students end up going back because they couldn't get something else.

2. It's expensive, so be sure you really think about your potential after the program. MBB' and a few consulting firms pay on the higher side, but everyone else makes fair bit below the advertised average salary. The high paying jobs are very competitive.

3. Be clear exactly where you want to go after, focus and network. It's a 1 year program so focus is crucial.

About professors, classes and curriculum

The case based method is fantastic. The grading is a joke with "contribution" making a large portion of the grade, so talk in class even if it is not valuable.

About job placement process

Focus.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Alumni Network

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school


Was this review helpful to you?
   
Comments [0]

Latest Ivey Updates

New Review

"Oversold - Great Experience"
January 27, 2018 19:37
    

New Review

"Ivey review"
January 27, 2018 18:21