Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Western University, Richard Ivey School of Business

Student looking away smiling

Please do not contact this university directly.
For all enquiries please contact the Exchange Office at
Last updated June, 2019

Academic Information

Course Information

  • Richard Ivey School of Business is a suitable destination to students at the end of their commerce degree. All exchange students are registered in 4th year courses at Ivey.
  • Ivey Course Information
  • Commerce students should apply to Richard Ivey and will not be able to take courses outside the School of Business.
  • Law students should apply to Western Law and will not be able to take courses outside the Faculty of Law. 
  • Students applying to Western University will not be allowed to take courses at Richard Ivey School of Business or at the Faculty of Law.

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: September - May
  • Fall Term: September - December
  • Winter Term: January - May
  • Ivey important dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum course load: 2.0 credits per semester.
  • Maximum course load: 2.5 credits per semester.

^ Top of Page

Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Estimated Cost of Living

2020-2021: CAD 7,500 to 9,500 per semester (including accommodation/utilities, food, insurance, text books, transport, personal expenses).

Additional Information

Student Visa and Insurance

Student Visas and Insurance information

Government of Canada

^ Top of page

Exchange Experiences

You may also want to read Western Exchange Experiences and Western Law Exchange Experiences.

The University, City and Region

The University

Western Ontario SOB 1The Richard Ivey School of Business (Ivey) offers courses in Business Administration, Business Law, Finance, Marketing, Information Technology, Strategy, International Management, International Business, Management Behaviour, Operations Management, Service Management, Management Science, Managerial Accounting and Control, Leadership. Ivey is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario with its main campus located in London, Ontario, midway between Toronto and Detroit.

Why choose Ivey?

There are numerous reasons why Ivey should be the first choice for students choosing a school for their exchange.

  • Ivey is a top ranked business school with the most important alumni network in Canada and an international network in over 80 countries of the world. Alumni visit classes, recruit students to work in their company, and provide resources for student job searches.
  • Ivey is one of a few schools worldwide that uses The Case Method, which allows students to develop their skills to become business managers and leaders of the future while working in teams and learning from each other, as well as with the world-renowned Ivey faculty.
  • Ivey's program is internationally renown. Students from around the world choose to study at Ivey.
  • Located at the heart of Southern Ontario, Ivey is within two hours drive from the major destinations of Toronto, Detroit, and Niagara, and one hour air to New York, Boston and U.S. east coast.   

The City of London and Region

Western Ontario SOB 2Known as the 'Forest City', London is located at the forks of the Thames River in south-western Ontario, halfway down the Toronto-Detroit corridor. London is a multi-faceted city that is nationally recognized in the areas of medicine, education, the arts, sports and business. There are many musical, seasonal and cultural festivals during the year, including Snowiest, Lighting of the Lights, Sun fest International Music Festival, London Balloon Festival, International Blues Festival, Pumpkin Harvest Festival and many more...

More information:

^ Top of Page

Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email