How does Ivey Business School compare to the University of Warwick?

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Hi, I am a Hong Kong/Canadian grade 12 student in Vancouver and wish to ask for advice concerning undergraduate universities decisions. My offers are as follows: Queens commerce, Desautels at Mcgill, Sauder at UBC, Ivey school of business aeo, Rotman School of Management, Durham for economics, Bristol for economics and Warwick for economics. After doing some research, I have narrowed down the best two schools in each area to be Ivey and Warwick. Just wanted to ask the difference in level of these two schools as I have not seem to have found a post detailing the direct comparison of these two schools and whether there are any schools that I should consider, thanks!

Comments (13)

Mar 24, 2018

Hi brandonlch, any of these threads helpful:

If we're lucky, maybe I can guilt some users to help you out: @shiftik @BarraBeta @JS0815

Hope that helps.

Mar 29, 2018

if you could get some more users' responses that would be amazing thanks!

Mar 30, 2018

1 Ivey 2 Rotman 3 Warwick

Mar 30, 2018

Can you further elaborate on this and would you say that there is a huge gap between Ivey and Rotman?

Mar 30, 2018

Realistically you'd have a shot at banking coming from any of Ivey, Queens, McGill, Warwick, Durham or Bristol. They're all targets/semi-targets in their respective regions.

The question is which education system and location would you prefer.

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Mar 30, 2018

I agree but I made this discussion because I see a lot of posts on this site praising Ivey for being the best in Canada, with them sending their top few graduates to the states and more to Toronto for IB positions. I was wondering what the difficulty was of working in London after graduating from Warwick with an economics degree versus working in Toronto after Ivey.

Mar 30, 2018

Well Canadian deal flow < London deal flow. You could only compare London to NYC. That said Warwick econ is top 6 for London recruitment, if you want to get in you will, even without busting your ass networking. Where do you see yourself in the future geographically? And as Princepieman said the education system is quite different in both locations. Not sure how much you would pay in Canada but in the UK you will pay in the 30-35k/year for tuition as an international.

Mar 30, 2018

From what I understand, Rotman is pretty much the best you can get in Canada so you'll be at a big advantage for IB in Toronto. For London, coming from Warwick you'll be competing with Oxbridge, LSE, LBS, Imperial College and UCL so it may not be the top of the list. Then again, (and consider I don't know much about IB in Canada) I feel the UK IB market is MUCH bigger than the Canadian one and it also has strong links to other large European ones (French, German and Italian markets) so perhaps it may be better in the long run

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Mar 30, 2018

Rotman is not particularly well regarded at the undergraduate level. The MBA program is one of the best in Canada but is not well known internationally. For undergrad business in Canada, Ivey and Queen's stand out from the others. Getting investment banking in New York would require being among the top graduates from the class in those two programs.

Mar 31, 2018


Apr 4, 2018

Ivey landed 10 kids at GS this year, and more than a dozen others at EBs and BBs around the States. That being said, the opportunities will definitely be there for you, but you're going to have to be in the top 5-6% of the graduating class. Can't speak about Warwick, but it's reputation in London seems solid.

Apr 17, 2018

Ivey is a target at a number of BBs and a target for all Canadian banks. Best option in Canada for banking. Rotman is garbage if you want to work in the US.

Jun 29, 2018