Richard Ivey School of Business

Richard Ivey School of Business

name = The Richard Ivey School of Business

type = Public School of business
undergrad = available
postgrad = available
established = 1922
campus = urban
city = London
province = ON
country = Canada
affiliations = European Federation of Management Development(EFMD), UACC
staff = 77 faculty and 4 lecturers
colours = Greencolor box|#00502F & White color box|#FFFFFF
alumni = 20,000+ degree alumni & 15,000 Executive Dev alumni in 80+ countries.
website= [] |

The Richard Ivey School of Business is a renowned business school in Canada. It is under the umbrella of programs offered by the University of Western Ontario, but is managed separately with its own Dean and budget. It is located on the university's campus in London, Ontario, midway between Toronto and Detroit. The business school also has two executive teaching facilities: Ivey's Toronto campus, located in the Toronto Exchange Tower in downtown Toronto, and the Spencer Conference Centre. Ivey also has a campus in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre where it offers Executive MBA and Executive Development programs.

Two in five of the school's over 20,000 graduates carries the title of Chair, President, CEO, Vice-Chair, Vice-President, Managing Director/Partner of their companies. [ [ | Ivey Quick Facts | ] ]

Ivey is the first North American business school to open a permanent campus in Hong Kong. Its current dean is Carol Stephenson.


Ivey's Mission is to develop business leaders who think globally, act strategically and contribute to the societies within which they operate.


* Full-time undergraduate Honours Business Administration (HBA)
* Full-time graduate degree programs (MBA and PhD)
* Executive MBA (EMBA) program in 2 locations: Downtown Toronto (Exchange Tower main floor) and Hong Kong
* Pre-business Courses (3)
* Executive Development (core program plus custom programs for corporations)

Honours Business Administration

The Ivey HBA (Honours Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration) is widely recognized as a top-tier program by employers, as many large firms recruit from the school. [ [ | Business | Case study method, dean transformed Ivey school ] ]

In students’ first two years of university (before they enter Ivey), they can study in any faculty at either Western or another recognized university.

At Western, Ivey business courses are offered to students in their first and second year. The first year in the Ivey HBA Program is typically the third year of university. Students work with the same classmates, in the same classroom with a dedicated faculty team. Students cover the essentials of what every good manager needs to know. Career Management is built into the curriculum to help students define their career goals and develop a job search strategy to get them there.

[ Ivey HBA Program]

[ Ivey HBA Class of 2006 job placement statistics]

[ Ivey HBA Class of 2007 job placement statistics]

Masters of Business Administration

The Ivey full-time MBA is a 12-month program held at Spencer Leadership Centre. Two separate enrollments take place - one in May and one in September.

[ Ivey MBA Program]

[ Ivey MBA Class of 2006 job placement statistics]

[ Ivey MBA Class of 2007 job placement statistics]


The first two years of the Program are structured to enable students to build on a broad base of knowledge and skills. During the third year and fourth years, students develop a thesis topic, complete the research and write their thesis. Throughout their four years of study, students will work closely with one or more faculty members to obtain hands-on experience conducting research.

Executive MBA Program in 2 locations

The Ivey Executive MBA (EMBA) is tailored for working executives who already have a significant amount of managerial experience. The program enables managers to contribute to their organizations while developing themselves. The program is specifically designed for mid-to-late career managers with at least 7 years of work experience. Average work experience is 14 years, with 20% of the class having 20 or more years of experience. Participants have a common goal to perform well in order to move up in their organizations.

The program consists of 4 in-class days (Thursday to Sunday) once per month. There are two intakes each year, one in September and one in February. Classes continue for three consecutive terms, each five months in length.

Downtown Toronto Campus

The ING Leadership Centre/Ivey Toronto campus is located in the Toronto Exchange Tower on the main floor. The GTA is home to almost 40% of Ivey alumni and 80% of participants enrolled in the Ivey EMBA program.

Hong Kong Campus

The Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute is located at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This centrally located campus officially opened in 1998.

Pre-business Courses

Ivey’s Pre-Business courses are available to students registered at The University of Western Ontario. They are designed to appeal to students who are interested in learning about business and/or who may want to apply to Ivey’s HBA program. Pre-Business courses are also required for specific degree programs at Western.


Research is most valuable if it provides insights into relevant and important issues faced by practicing business people. Ivey’s cross-leadership strategy has introduced a new approach to the way business is conducted – in part, to find answers to some of the most complex business issues facing leaders today.

The school has created four research centres to study a handful of critical business issues.

Ivey Business Journal

The school publishes a business magazine, "Ivey Business Journal". It is published every second month. Some recent topics include managing uncertainty, knowledge management, marketing, strategy and other topics that managers need to understand to steer their firms to success. Articles are written by some of the world’s leading management thinkers, consultants and practitioners. They deliver practical suggestions that managers are able to apply to their own organizations.

Ivey Asia

Ivey was the firstFact|date=August 2007 North American business school to establish a permanent campus in Asia – The Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute - located at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This centrally located campus officially opened in September 1998, and the Asian campus completed its expansion in August 2005.

Hong Kong Executive MBA

Aside from the stronger emphasis on Asian case studies and doing business in Asia, the Hong Kong EMBA is the same as the Canadian EMBA. The professors and curriculum are the same.


Ivey has more than 20,000 alumni in over 80 countries around the world. Notable alumni include:
*Kym Anthony, former Chairman & CEO, National Bank Financial, Canada
*Paul Atkinson, CEO & Chairman, Casero Inc., Canada
*Thomas H. Bailey, Founder, Janus Capital, USA
*E. Scott Beattie, Chairman / CEO, Elizabeth Arden Inc., USA
*Duncan Brown, CEO, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Canada
*Laurie G. Campbell, Managing Director - Debt Capital Markets, Banc of America Securities LLC, USA
*Ronald D. Charles, Managing Partner, Caldwell Partners International Inc., Canada
*Henry Cheng, Managing Director, New World Development Co. Ltd., Hong Kong
*Andrew Chisholm, Managing Director - Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs & Company, USA
*George Cope, President & COO, Bell Canada, Canada
*David Cornhill, Chairman / President & CFO, AltaGas Income Trust, Canada
*Patrick Crowley, CFO, OMERS Administration Corporation, Canada
*Darin Deschamps, Managing Director - Corporate & Investment Banking, National Bank Financial, Canada
*Kirsten Feldman, Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co, USA
*Don Getty, former Premier of Alberta, Canada
*Serge Gouin, Chairman of the Board, Quebecor Media Inc., Canada
*Steven Gunn, CEO, Sleep Country Canada, Canada
*Doug Guzman, Managing Director - Head of Global Investment Banking, RBC Capital Markets, Canada
*Paul J. Hill, President & CEO, Harvard Developments Inc., Canada
*Timothy Hockey, Group Head Personal Banking & Co-Chair, TD Canada Trust, Canada
*Timothy E. Hodgson, CEO, Goldman Sachs Canada, Canada
*James Hunter, CEO, NexGen Financial LP, Canada
*Richard W. Ivey, Chairman and CEO, Ivest Corporation, Canada
*Donald Johnson, former Vice Chairman Investment Banking, BMO Capital Markets, Canada
*Michael Kanovsky, President, Sky Energy Corporation, Canada
*David J. Kassie, Chair & CEO, Genuity Capital Markets, Canada
*Edward Kennedy, President & CEO, The North West Company, Canada
*Gar Knutson, former Member of Parliament, Government of Canada, Canada
*Arkadi R. Kuhlmann, Chairman / President & CEO, ING Direct USA, USA
*Louis Lagasse, Chairman, Group Lagasse, Canada
*Gilles Lamoureux, Vice-Chairman, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance Inc., Canada
*Walter LeGrow, Entrepreneur, LeGrow HR Consulting, Canada
*Stephen Lister, Managing Partner, Imperial Capital Group, Canada
*John Love, Managing Partner, KingSett Capital, Canada
*Terrence Lyons, Chairman, Northgate Minerals Corporation, Canada
*Timothy Macdonald, President, A.T. Kearney Ltd., Canada
*Christine Magee, President, Sleep Country Canada, Canada
*Chris Matthews, Chairman, Hay Group, USA
*Jim MacDonald, Chairman, Cormark Securities Inc., Canada
*Michael McCain, President & CEO, Maple Leaf Foods Inc., Canada
*Stephen D. McDonald, Co-Head, Scotia Capital Inc., Canada
*Donald McDougall, President, Rambri Management Inc., Canada
*Pierre Morrissette, President & CEO, Pelmorex Inc., Canada
*Michael Needham, Chairmain / President & CEO, SimEx Inc., Canada
*Richard Nesbitt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CIBC World Markets
*Dave Nichol, Founder, President's Choice, Canada
*Robert Nourse, Founder, Bombay Company, USA
*Kevin O'Brien, Partner, SECOR Consulting, Canada
*T. Kevin O'Leary, Managing Director / Dragon from Dragon's Den, NorthCoast Captal LLC, USA
*R. Jeffrey Orr, President & CEO, Power Financial Corporation, Canada
*Gilles Ouellette, President & CEO - Private Client Group BMO Financial Group & Vice Chairman, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Canada
*C. James Prieur, former Corporate President and COO for SunLife Financial, CEO, Conseco Inc., USA
*Stephen Quinn, Chief Marketing Officer, Wal-Mart Inc., USA
*Bruce H. Reid, former President & CEO, The Brick, Canada
*Larry Rosen, Chairman & CEO, Harry Rosen Inc., Canada
*Paul Sabourin, Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Polar Securities Inc., Canada
*Heather Shaw, Executive Chair, Corus Entertainment Inc., Canada
*Joseph C. Shlesinger, Managing Director, Callisto Capital LP, Canada (former Director / Co-founder of Bain & Company Canada)
*William Shurniak, Chairman & President, Northern Gas Networks Ltd., UK
*Douglas Speers, Chairman, Emco Corporation, Canada
*Cory Spencer, Deputy Head of Institutional Securities, Morgan Stanley, USA
*Eric C. Tripp, President, BMO Capital Markets
*V. Prem Watsa, Chairman & CEO, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, Canada
*Charles Winograd, Chairman & CEO, RBC Capital Markets, Canada
*Andrew Wiswell, President & CEO, NAL Resources Trust, Canada
*Donald Woodley, former President, Oracle Corporation Canada & Compaq Canada, Canada
*Lee Seng Wee, former Chairman, Oversea Chinese Banking Corporation, Singapore
*Michael Wiener, Founder, E-Z-Dry, Canada

Ivey Publishing

Since 1922, Ivey Publishing manages and distributes the case collection at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Ivey has been using the [ case method] since 1922 to teach practical management skills to undergraduate, graduate and executive students.

Ivey is the second largest producer of business cases in the worldFact|date=August 2007 and many business schools around the world teach with Ivey cases.Fact|date=August 2007 The collection consists of over 2,200 current case studies in nine functional areas, over 80% of which have teaching notes.Fact|date=August 2007 In order to keep the collection current, Ivey adds and retires 200 classroom-tested case studies from its collection each year.Fact|date=August 2007 An increasing portion of Ivey’s collection is available in French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.Fact|date=August 2007


*Two out of five of the school's over 20,000 graduates carries the title of Chair, President, CEO, Vice-Chair, Vice-President, Managing Director/Partner of their companies.Fact|date=August 2007
*Ivey is also the world's largest producer of current English-language Asian business cases.Fact|date=August 2007
*Ivey was the first North American business school to open a permanent campus in Hong Kong.Fact|date=August 2007
*Ivey Business School is home to [ "Ivey Business Journal"] , Canada's leading magazine of business thought and management practice.
*The Richard Ivey School of Business has over 20,000 alumni in over 80 countries.Fact|date=August 2007


Recent rankings:

*"Wall Street Journal MBA" (September 2006): In The Wall Street Journal 's 6th annual ranking of MBA programs, which is based on the perceptions of corporate recruiters around the globe, Ivey was ranked among the top 10 international schools by recruiters and the #1 school in Canada for the second year in a rowFact|date=August 2007

*"Financial Times MBA," On January 29th, 2007, the Financial Times ranked Ivey #2 in Canada and #41 worldwideFact|date=August 2007

*"BusinessWeek MBA," On October 13th, [ BusinessWeek On-Line] released the results of its biannual ranking of MBA programs in the US, Canada and Europe. In 2006, Ivey was ranked #2 in the International ranking up from #6 in 2004.Fact|date=August 2007

ee also


* Murray Llewellyn Barr 'A century of medicine at Western: a centennial history of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Ontario' (London: University of Western Ontario, 1977)
* John R. W. Gwynne-Timothy 'Western's first century' (London: University of Western Ontario, 1978)
* Ruth Davis Talman 'The beginnings and development of the University of Western Ontario, 1878-1924.' (MA Thesis, University of Western Ontario, 1925)

External links

* [ Richard Ivey School of Business]
* [ Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute]
* [ The University of Western Ontario]
* [ Spencer Leadership Centre]


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