May 26, 2017

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Year in Review - Ivey Business School - MBA Program


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

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

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'

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