Transferring to Ivey HBA

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Hey guys I'm a high school student going to University of Toronto (St.George) - Life Science program. If it turns out I don't like the sciences I'm thinking of transferring to Richard Ivey HBA my second year.

I just have a couple of questions to ask:
What is a competitive average for transferring?
They ask for leadership ECs, what exactly can I do to show that I have good leadership qualities? (I'm thinking of joining a sport team and/or a club).
Does the fact that I'm in a Life science program affect me in anyway? (Do Business/finance/accouting majors get an advantage?)
Do I have to show that I have an interest in finance/business.etc (because of my program) by joining Finance Clubs? Or do any ECs qualify?

It would be really cool if there are any successful Ivey HBA transfers that can give me some tips/guidelines.

Thanks!

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Jun 2, 2012

You are transferring in your third year right? Since you are going into second year right now.

Jun 2, 2012
Powa23:

You are transferring in your third year right? Since you are going into second year right now.

Nono :)

I'm a high school student going into UTSG Life Sci program. But I'm saying if I don't like the sciences I'd be thinking of switching into Ivey HBA during the end of my second year. Meaning I'd be attending Richard Ivey during the third year.

Jun 2, 2012

I successfully applied as a transfer student and will be starting the HBA program in September. Feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll answer any questions you may have.

Jun 2, 2012
bluejay92:

I successfully applied as a transfer student and will be starting the HBA program in September. Feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll answer any questions you may have.

PM'd

Jun 2, 2012
bluejay92:

I successfully applied as a transfer student and will be starting the HBA program in September. Feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll answer any questions you may have.

I'm going into second year Applied econ at Queens...I will probs attempt to transfer into HBA after the coming school year. If you can give me any insight on how you did it I would like to know....so can I PM you as well?

Keep it together and you will go far..

Jun 2, 2012
slader23:
bluejay92:

I successfully applied as a transfer student and will be starting the HBA program in September. Feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll answer any questions you may have.

I'm going into second year Applied econ at Queens...I will probs attempt to transfer into HBA after the coming school year. If you can give me any insight on how you did it I would like to know....so can I PM you as well?

Sure, PM me with any questions you may have

Aug 11, 2012

hey there,

I wanted to PM you bluejay92 but apparently I did not have the necessary "bananapoints" to do so. I was just wondering if you were to apply to ivey as a second or third year student, does the admissions committee review the grades of your most recently completed year only, or they review all your grades throughout university. in other words, would I have to send in my transcript for say 2012/2013 only or would I have to send in my full University transcript?

Aug 11, 2012
Ravensfan92:

hey there,

I wanted to PM you bluejay92 but apparently I did not have the necessary "bananapoints" to do so. I was just wondering if you were to apply to ivey as a second or third year student, does the admissions committee review the grades of your most recently completed year only, or they review all your grades throughout university. in other words, would I have to send in my transcript for say 2012/2013 only or would I have to send in my full University transcript?

They take your last 10.0 credits to calculate your average. Not sure whether you need to send your full transcripts but check with them I guess.

Aug 11, 2012

Also, when I get the necessary bananapoints you can expect a few pm's from me as well

Aug 11, 2012

only transfer if you can be in the top 10% academically and can land a banking job (experience in finance/ib in first 2 years of university helps quite a bit from what I've seen), what school are you from?

Aug 11, 2012

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Aug 11, 2012

I understand the expansion will continue for the next two or three years until they move into their new building (I think up to six or eight sections). The concept for attracting transfer applicants will continue though as the plan is to source about half of the incoming HBA students from outside of Western (most of the other half will be AEO). Given Ivey will be sourcing the best candidates from the other schools, it is likely that the quality of the class will remain the same and therefore will continue to take the majority of the Canadian investment banking jobs. Ivey will continue to be a wall street target as well.

Aug 11, 2012

Not worth transferring to for your 4th year. You do realize the biggest factor in where you end up FT is where you go during your summer after 3rd year right?

Aug 11, 2012

I don't think that's possible... I've never heard of anyone joining Ivey for only the HBA2 (4th year). It's a 2 year program, and you start as a HBA1.

It is a very strong school for IB - to answer your other question.

Aug 11, 2012

What non-target school do you go to, and what program and year are you in?

Veritas

Aug 11, 2012
Non Target Master:

What non-target school do you go to, and what program and year are you in?

York University, Econ/Fin 2nd year.

Aug 11, 2012
Dealm:
Non Target Master:

What non-target school do you go to, and what program and year are you in?

York University, Econ/Fin 2nd year.

Why don't you save the money, pull up your pants, and start networking. You do live in Toronto...

-philly g

Aug 11, 2012
Dealm:

Richard Ivey BSchool offers HBA program that students can transfer to after 2 years or later. I'm really interested in this because I'm not at target at the moment. If you transfer after 2 years the cost is over $40k so I'm interested in doing just 1 year (4th year). Is there anybody on this forum that have a degree from Ivey ? What are general opinions of this school ? Is it worth transfering in my case if I'm interested in IB in particular. Thank you.

You have to do HBA 1 and HBA 2. It's considered a professional program and you must do the entire thing.

York U sucks. Assuming you're not Schulich you should transfer.

Aug 11, 2012

Is this an equally good choice for Trading as well ? I do realize that I will have to do both HBA years thank you for pointing that out.

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