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Ivey Business School (Canada)

The Ivey Business School is part of Western University, an internationally significant teaching and research institution with a population of over 33,000 students, including approximately 2,200 international students from more than 120 countries.  

Known for providing the best student experience among Canada's research-intensive universities, Western University is situated on nearly 400 acres of land along the bank of the Thames River in London, Ontario. Located between Toronto and Detroit, London is Canada's 10th largest center and home to nearly half a million people. 

Ivey Business School is known as an innovative business school, committed to case method learning and the development of cross-enterprise leadership capabilities for all levels.  Immersed in complex, real-world business issues daily, Ivey students develop the quiet confidence of extraordinary leadership.

Recognized for excellence, both in Canada and worldwide, Ivey is uniquely defined by its outstanding track record for developing leaders and accelerating careers. In fact, Ivey was the first Canadian business school to offer an MBA program in 1948 and the first to offer a PhD program in 1961. Furthermore, Ivey became the first North American business school to open a campus in Asia, and the only business school in North America to offer the CEMS MIM. With two campuses in Canada (London and Toronto) and one Hong Kong its reputation of achievement and success continues to build.

Location
Ivey Business School at Western University
1255 Western Road
London, ON N6G 0N1
Canada
Phone: 1 519-661-3977
43° 0' 12.294" N, 81° 16' 35.9544" W
Ivey Business School
CEMS abbreviation : 
Ivey

 CEMS Programme Manager (PM)

Jutta Abernethy


MSc and CEMS Program Manager
jabernethy@ivey.ca
Phone: +519-661-3977
Fax: +519-661-4171

 CEMS Academic Director

Andreas Schotter


Faculty Director, MSc Program and CEMS
aschotter@ivey.uwo.ca

Target of this fact sheet: Prospective CEMS students applying to MSc+MIM

 Contact

Contact people for application questions

                                             

                                          Academic Year 2019 – 2020 

 

School address 

MSc Program Services

Ivey Business School at Western University

1255 Western Road

London, ON  Canada N6G 0N1 

Web address 

Ivey Business School: cems@ivey.uwo.ca
MSc Program:  www.cems@ivey.ca
Information for exchange students:                                           http://www.uwo.ca/international/iesc/       

Contacts 

MSc Program Services

cems@ivey.uwo.ca

Tel: 519-661-3977

 

Jutta Abernethy

MSc & CEMS Program Coordinator

jabernethy@ivey.ca

Tel: 519-661-3977

 

Contacting our office:

Please send your questions to cems@ivey.ca. A member of our team will respond to your email within 2 business days. The office is open Monday–Friday from 8:30am–4:00pm Eastern Standard Time. The mailbox is reviewed during regular office hours and emails received on the weekend will be responded to within the following two business days.

 

Deadlines 

Exchange students must be selected by their home university and nominated to the Ivey Business School by the CEMS Program Manager of their home university on www.cems.org.  In March 2019, an email will be sent to CEMS Program Managers with instructions for completing our on-line nomination form for Term 1 and Term 2 nominations.  Following this, acceptance letters will be produced and mailed to the CEMS Program Manager of the home university.

Fall 2019 (Term 1) & Spring 2020 (Term 2)

June 1, 2019: Nomination Deadline

July 2019:  Course Registration for Term 1

November 2019: Course Registration for Term 2

Required Documents 

Online CEMS nomination form & Online student questionnaire

 

TERM DATES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

As of January 2019

*Dates subject to change* 

  

 

Fall 2019 – CEMS Term 1 

Spring 2020 – CEMS Term 2 

Term Dates

September 3 - December 13

January 6  - April 30

Orientation *Mandatory

August 26 

January 6

Block Seminar

August 26 - 30

 

School Vacations/ Public Holiday

*No Classes 

September 2 (Labour Day) 

October 14 (Thanksgiving Day)

November 5 - 9 (CEMS Career Week)

February 17 (Family Day)

April 10 (Good Friday)

Exam Period

December 9 - 13 

April - TBD  

 

Accommodation 

Off Campus Housing- Western is located in a residential area of London with many off campus housing opportunities available close to campus;  as such, most students choose to live off campus after their first year of university.

 

For information on finding housing in London, Ontario, please visit:

http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/international/Incoming_Exchange_Students/Housing.htm

 

Student Residences - Students visiting Ivey on exchange can apply to live in one of the Student Residences. You will need your Western Student Number and Access Code (found in your acceptance letter) in order to apply. Visit:

 http://www.residenceatwestern.ca/exchange_international.cfm for more information. 

Costs 

University Required Fees: approximately $500 CDN per term. These fees include: University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), Student ID card.

 

Course Material Fees: $500 CDN per term. These fees reflect the incremental cost of participating in the course and not just the casebook. Course Material Fees are mandatory and are applied to all students registered at Ivey.

 

Textbook information will be provided by the faculty on the first day of class. Textbooks are available at the University Bookstore.

 

Living expenses depend on lifestyle, and will include, housing, living expenses and travel as well as entertainment and social activities.

MScA student activity fee $150 CDN (subject to change).

 

Approximate costs:

http://go.ivey.ca/CostsForIncomingStudents   

Health insurance

All exchange students are required to pay for UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan) coverage.  UHIP is MANDATORY for all international students studying in Ontario.

 

Check the coverage at www.uhip.ca

 

UHIP covers most doctor visits but doesn’t include any supplemental coverage for things such as prescriptions medications.  Due to this, we strongly encourage you to look into supplemental health insurance or see if the health coverage you currently have will cover you while in Canada. If you are traveling outside of Canada, it is strongly recommended to purchase private Health Insurance (for Visitors to Canada or Travel Insurance) for that time period.

 

Additional information can be found: http://www.uwo.ca/international/iesc/current/health_care_in_canada/index.html     

Visa to Canada

Please check the Canadian Immigration website to see whether you need to apply for a study permit. Students carrying passports from some countries are exempt. You may still need to obtain a visitor visa or, eTA.

 

This information is detailed on http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp  

 

If arriving from the United States please ensure that you have the appropriate entry and exit documents. Canada and the United States have completely separate visa requirements. Entry to one does not permit entry to the other and indeed can complicate your requirements.

 

 

 

 

Areas of Study

All exchange students are registered in the Ivey MSc Program. Exchange students must take courses within Ivey only.

 

*Courses in other departments at Western University are not available. 

 

Courses

For a general overview of courses offered please visit:

http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/msc/program-overview/international-business/

*Courses are subject to change. 

 

The actual course catalogue for 2019/20 will be made available prior to course registration which takes place in July 2019 for Term 1 and November 2019 for Term 2. 

 

All courses available to exchange students are offered in the Ivey MSc in Management, International Business program. Course withdrawals are not allowed after add/drop week.

 

Language requirement

Students who are not native speakers of English must have English language proficiency equivalent to a 250/100 TOEFL score.

 

Students do not need to write the TOEFL test, but should have this level of competency. Exchange students should be very comfortable communicating in English with speakers from many cultural backgrounds. Quick comprehension and response in English is required to be successful in Ivey courses.

 

Full-time Workload

The Ivey Business School requires that each CEMS exchange student enrol in a full course load (minimum 2.0 academic credits or 30 ECTS), regardless of whether fewer credits are required by the home university or students are working on their thesis with their home university. 

 

TERM 1

Global Strategy (0.5 credit / 7.5 ECTS) + 3 electives (1.5 credit/22.5 ECTS).

TERM 2

Global Management Practice (0.5 credit / 7.5 ECTS) + Business Project (1.0 credit/15 ECTS) + 1 elective (0.5 credit 7.5 ECTS).

 

Courses with 10 classes (3 hours per class) = 0.5 credit (7.5 ECTS).

The Business Project course is worth 1.0 credit (15 ECTS).

 

Ivey MSc half courses are generally equal to 7.5 ECTS credits.

 

Class Attendance

All students are required to attend all classes unless there are extenuating circumstances (e.g. illness).  Students must inform their professor if they are going to be absent prior to class and in some cases will be required to provide supporting documentation (e.g. medical note).  Students will not be excused from class for travel reasons. The following (or similar) is indicated on all Ivey course outlines and is the policy regarding class attendance:

 

***If you miss more than 25% of the course, you cannot have fully mastered the material, and thus you will be debarred from writing the final exam.  This makes it extremely likely that you will receive a failing grade in the course.

 

Learning Expectations

Class Format: Case Study Method – Each class is a discussion of a case scenario (10-20 pages about a real company). The class discusses the situation and the professor guides the discussion and draws the class to discover the key learning points.

 

Attendance: Class attendance is MANDATORY for every class. Exchange students should arrive before the first day of classes.

 

Contribution: Contribution is graded in each course and is weighted as high as 50% of the final grade. Exchange students have a significantly different and extremely valuable set of life experiences and should be prepared to actively participate in every class. Students must prepare the case before each class and meet with classmates to discuss their preparation. The expectation is that for each hour of class that a student completes there is 1-2 hours of additional preparation. Class contribution is comprised of attendance, contribution and the articulation of analytical and integrative comments that are appropriate to the class discussion.

 

Case Method Approach: The Ivey Business School uses a strong Case Study Method approach to learning. Theory is learned at the same time as skills are developed. Managers require skills to analyze their needs and situations and decision-making skills at many levels every day. The Ivey Case Study Method develops the student’s skills in every functional area.

 

Grading

Grades are given in percentages at Ivey.

MSc Grades 

Interpretation 

80% - 100% 

A

70% - 79% 

B

60% - 69% 

C

<60% 

Fail

Official Western University transcripts will be mailed to the home school Program Managers 3-4 weeks after the end of the term. An unofficial grades report can also be accessed by students through Ivey’s intranet.  

 

Exams

Exams are held during the Exam/Final Presentations week. Most Ivey exams are in the form of a case to be read and a set of analysis and recommendations to be determined within a 3-4 hour assigned period. Exam dates and times are published at the end of September and January, and cannot be changed to accommodate student wishes or plane tickets. 

 

All students must write the exam at the assigned time.  Please arrange your return air ticket after the last exam scheduled or, other mandatory program activities whichever is later.

 

Facilities

Facilities: library services, restaurants, student organisations, bookstores, recreational facilities are all on Western University’s campus, and many within Ivey. Classes are held in the Ivey building.

 

Internet Access: Wireless internet connections are available to all Ivey students and exchange students.

 

Laptop computers: Ivey students are required to have a laptop computer for all classes. Exchange students should bring their own laptop with them to Ivey.

 

Student Services

MSc Student Association is available to help acclimatize exchange students to the Ivey School and classes, and to integrate the exchange students into Ivey student social activities. In addition, Western University’s International and Exchange Student Centre offers a full range of programs and services to support exchange students during their stay at Western.

Visit http://www.uwo.ca/international/iesc/ for more information. 

 

Orientation

Orientation for Terms 1 & 2 is mandatory. All exchange students should arrange to be in London, Canada by that date in order to become familiar with their surroundings, bus service, campus locations, etc. Sufficient time should also be allotted to pick up learning materials, student card, bus pass and to complete other administrative tasks.

 

Living in London Ontario

Pre-Arrival Guide:

http://www.uwo.ca/international/iesc/new_students/prearrival/index.html   

About London:

http://www.uwo.ca/about/visit/london.html  

London Tourism:

http://www.londontourism.ca/  

Weather in London:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/ontario/london   

     


 Programme Info

MSc degrees offered in combination with CEMS MIM: 

Master of Science in Management

Ivey's 16 month MSc program is specifically designed for high-achieving university graduates who are poised to leverage their education and international experiences to become global business leaders. The MSc is a direct-entry masters program, centred around international management, and designed to prepare you for an international career in an ever-evolving, multicultural business world. For information on the MSc in Management Program at the Ivey Business School please visit http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/msc

Application Deadlines: 

Application Deadlines for the January 2020 intake (graduating in 2021) are as follows;

Round 2:     February 11, 2019

Round 3:     May 13, 2019

Round 4:     August 12, 2019

HBA:           September 9, 2019

Round 5:     September 30, 2019

Required Documents: 

The online application includes a set of essays. You should also have available academic transcripts, GMAT score, résumé, TOEFL score (if required for ESL applicants) and two academic reference letters. Hardcopy items should be submitted in time to arrive within a week of your online application.

Student Selection Dates: 

Rolling Admission

Language of Instruction: 

English

Duration and Full-time Workload: 

Ivey's Master of Science in Management program is a 16 month program split into 4 terms including an 8 week international practicum.

Language courses: 

Students have flexibility in Term 2 to take a language elective course. Access to courses is dependent on the preferred language of study and current fluency.

Term Dates for the Master Programme(s): 

Term 1: January-April - 3 International Business Foundation Courses + Ivey Essentials

Term 2: May-Aug - Ivey Global Lab (CEMS International Internship)

Term 3: Sept-Dec - Global Strategy + 3 electives (CEMS Term 1 Abroad)

Term 4: January-April - Global Management Practice + Business Project + 1 elective (CEMS Term 2 Abroad)

 MSc Academic Expenses

Tuition fees, Scholarships: 

Tuition and Living Expenses: http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/msc/admission/cost/ Ivey MSc Scholarships and Awards: http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/msc/admission/funding/

Books and materials: 

Course Material Fees: $500-$1,000 CDN per term, depending on course selection. These fees reflect the incremental cost of participating in the course and not just the casebook. For detailed information on Ivey Custom Course Materials Fees, please click here: http://www.registrar.uwo.ca/student_finances/fees_refunds/fee_schedules.html

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)$500 - $1,000+
Meals & groceries$250 - $400+
Miscellaneous$100+

Target of this fact sheet: Enrolled CEMS MIM Students before their term abroad

 Academic Information

Required Documents before arrival: 
  • Online Application Form
  • Transcript/Grade Report
Required Documents After arrival at University: 
  • Study permit
Enrolment as visiting Student: 

Exchange students must be selected by their home university and nominated to the Ivey School by the CEMS Program Manager of their home university on www.cems.org.  In February, an email will be sent to CEMS Program Managers at partner schools with instructions. Following nomination, students will be directed to fill out an online application –for information purposes, only. Following this, acceptance letters will be produced and mailed to the CEMS Program Manager of the home university.

 Fall 2018 (Term 1) & Spring 2019 (Term 2)

June 1, 2018:  Term 1 Nomination Deadline to cems.org and Ivey Nomination Form

July 2017: Course Registration

Course offer availability and registration: 

For a general overview of courses offered pleasevisit;

http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/msc/program-overview/international-business/ 

*Courses are subject to change. 

The course catalogue for 2018/19 will beavailable on Ivey Learn prior to course registration in July 2018.

All courses available to exchange students are offered in the MSc in Management, International Business. Withdrawals are not allowed after add/drop week.

Language(s) of Instruction other than English: 

N/A 

Language requirement: 

Students who are not native speakers of English must have English language proficiency equivalent to a 250/100 TOEFL score.

Students do not need to write the TOEFL test, but should have this level of competency. Exchange students should be very comfortable communicating in English with speakers from many cultural backgrounds. Quick comprehension and response in English is required to be successful in Ivey courses.

Minimum and Maximum Workload requirements: 

The Ivey Business School requires that each CEMS exchange student enrol in a full course load (2.0 credits), irrespective of whether credit may be obtained at the home university.

TERM 1 – Global Strategy (0.5 credit) + 3 electives (1.5 credit)

TERM 2 – Global Management Practice (0.5 credit) + Business Project (1.0 credit) + 1 elective (0.5 credit)

Courses with 10 classes (3hours per class) = 0.5 credit

The Business Project course is worth 1.0 credit.

Ivey MSc half courses are generally equal to 7.5 ECTS.

Exams, Grading and pedagogical principles: 

Exams are held during the Exam/Final Presentations week. Most Ivey exams are in the form of a case to be read and a set of analysis and recommendations to be determined within a 2-4 hour assigned period. Exam dates and times are published at the end of September and January, and cannot be changed to accommodate student wishes or plane tickets

All students must write the exam at the assigned time.  Please arrange your return air ticket after the last exam scheduled.

Some courses will offer the option of doing a final project or exam

Terms Dates
Academic YearTerm 1Term 2
Terms Dates : Details
Term 1Term 2
Nomination Period :June 1, 2018 deadlineJune 1, 2018
Student Registration Period :June 5, 2018 deadlineJune 1, 2018
Terms Dates details :September 4, 2018- December 14, 2018 January 7 - April 30, 2019 (TENTATIVE)
Welcome Day / Orientation weekAugust 27, 2018 (MANDATORY)January 07, 2019
Block Seminar / Launch EventAugust 27 - August 31, 2018
School Vacations / Public HolidaysSept 3, 2018 (Labour Day), October 8, 2018 (Thanksgiving Day); November 5-9 (CEMS Career Week)February 18, 2019 (Family Day); April 19, 2019 (Good Friday)
Exam PeriodNovember 29 2018 (Mid-Terms); December 14, 2018 (Final Exams) April, 2019 (Final Exams)

 Academic Expenses

MIM Academic Expenses: 

University Required Fees:  approximately $500 CDN per term.  These fees include: UHIP, Student ID card, Bus Pass.

Course Material Fees: $500  per term, depending on course selection. These fees reflect the incremental cost of participating in the course and not just the casebook. Failure to access an available resource will not lessen the cost as all Course Material Fees are applied to students registered in the course.

Living expenses depend on lifestyle, and will include, housing, living expenses and travel as well as entertainment and social activities.

Approximate costs: http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/msc/admission/cost/

 Living Expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

Housing (shared)$500 - $1,000+
Meals & groceries$250 - $400+
Miscellaneous$100+

 Services and Facilities

Health insurance: 

All exchange students are required to pay for UHIP (University Health Insurance Plan) coverage.  UHIP is MANDATORY for all international students studying in Ontario.

Check the coverage at www.uhip.ca

UHIP covers most doctor visits but doesn’t include any supplemental coverage for things such as prescriptions medications.  Due to this, we strongly encourage you to look into supplemental health insurance or see if the health coverage you currently have will cover you while in Canada. If you are traveling outside of Canada, it is strongly recommended to purchase private Health Insurance (for Visitors to Canada or Travel Insurance) for that time period.

Additional information can be found: http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/int/services/?uhip

Visa: 

Please check the Canadian Immigration website to see whether you need to apply for a study permit. Students carrying passports from some countries are exempt. You may still need to obtain a Temporary Resident Visa.

This information is detailed on http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp  

If arriving from the United States please ensure that you have the appropriate entry and exit documents.  Canada and the United States have completely separate visa requirements. Entry in to one does not permit entry in to the other and indeed can complicate your requirements.

Housing: 

Off Campus Housing- Western is located in a residential area of London with many off campus housing opportunities available close to campus;  as such, most students choose to live off campus after their first year of university. 

For information on finding housing in London, Ontario, please visit:

http://www.ivey.uwo.ca/international/Incoming_Exchange_Students/Housing.htm

Student Residences- Students visiting Ivey on exchange can apply to live in one of the Student Residences, but you need to be aware that residences at Western are reserved for 1st year university students with very few upper year students living in them.  You will need your Western Student Number and PIN in order to apply.  These will be sent to you in July. Here is the website for on-campus housing:  http://www.residenceatwestern.ca/exchange_international.cfm 

Check out CEMS partner HousingAnywhere in addition to the local offers

Other facilities: 

State of the art: library services, cafés, restaurants, student organisations, bookstores, recreational facilities are all on the UWO campus, and many within Ivey. Classes are held in the new Ivey building.

Internet Access: Wireless internet connections including LEAF email address are available to all Ivey students and exchange students.

Laptop computers: Ivey students are required to have a laptop computer available for all classes. Exchange students should bring their own laptop with them to Ivey.

Check out CEMS Internship Guide

Orientation / CEMS Club and other Student Clubs: 

Orientation in Terms 1 and 2 is MANDATORY. All exchange students should arrange to be in London, Canada by the specified date in order to become familiar with their surroundings, bus service, campus locations, etc.

Information about the city / the country: 

Pre-Arrival Guide:

http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/int/services/index.html?prearrival

About London:

http://www.uwo.ca/about/visit/london.html

London Tourism:

http://www.londontourism.ca/

 

Weather in London:

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/ontario/london

Target of this Form: Enrolled MSc students applying to MIM at this school