The Richard Ivey School OF Business, the University of Western Ontario (Canada)

The Richard Ivey School OF Business, the University of Western Ontario (Canada)The Richard Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario is one of Canada's premier business schools. Located in London, Ontario, it was first established as the Department of Commercial Economics in 1922. By 1950 it had become a separate faculty at the university, and in 1995 was renamed the Richard Ivey School of Business in honor of businessman and philanthropist Richard G. Ivey.


The Richard Ivey School of Business offers degree programs at the undergraduate level (Honours Business Administration) and post graduate levels (12-Month MBA, Executive MBA and PhD) as well as non-degree open enrollment and customized corporate programs through its Executive Development facilities in London, Toronto and Hong Kong. Ivey is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario with its main campus located in London, Ontario, midway between Toronto and Detroit.


The business school also has three executive teaching facilities: Ivey's ING Leadership Centre located in the Exchange Tower in Toronto’s financial district, at the Spencer Leadership Centre in London and the Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where it offers both Executive MBA and Executive Development programs.


Key Facts

  • Professors: 77 full-time;
  • Alumni: Over 20,000 degree alumni and 15,000 Executive Development alumni in over 80 countries.



  • Full-time undergraduate Honors 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;
  • Executive Development (core program plus custom programs for corporations).



All Richard Ivey School of Business degree and executive development programs are accredited by the European Federation of Management Development (EFMD) through EQUIS – the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. The school is a member of PIM (Partnership in International Management) and CEMS (Global Alliance in Management Education) international associations.



  • Wall Street Journal MBA (September 2007): In The Wall Street Journal 's 7th annual ranking of MBA programs, which is based on the perceptions of corporate recruiters around the globe, Ivey was ranked #12 among the top 25 internationally focused business schools;
  • Financial Times MBA, In the Financial Times 12th annual ranking of MBA programs worldwide, Ivey ranked 49th of the top 100 business schools;
  • BusinessWeek MBA, On November 13, BusinessWeek On-Line released the results of its biannual ranking of MBA programs in the US, Canada and Europe. Ivey was ranked #4 in the International ranking and #2 in the poll by Corporate Recruiters. Additionally Ivey received straight "A"s on its report card for General Management, Analysis and Careers, and scored an A+ in the Teaching category;
  • QS Top MBA ranks Ivey as the #1 Business School in Canada and one of the top 20 MBA programs in North America for 2009. The QS Rankings are based on employer perceptions of graduates of the programs.



  • Currently revolutionizing business education with the pioneering Cross-Enterprise Leadership approach to teaching and research.
  • 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 Business School has earned an international reputation for its teaching and research excellence and the high calibre of its students and faculty
  • Renowned for its "case method," Ivey Business School is one of the two most important producers of business cases in the world alongside Harvard. Ivey is also the world's largest producer of current Asian business cases.
  • First North American business school to open a permanent campus in Hong Kong
  • Ivey Business School is home to Ivey Business Journal, Canada's leading magazine of business thought and management practice, as well as the prestigious International Transactions in Operational Research.