And that’s how to get into Ivey HBA AEO.

Ziqi (Lane) Huang, an Ivey AEO student, said he has learned a lot from reading the cases and that helped him when applying for a job in the energy industry because he could cite his knowledge of the industry from the cases.

What are the Ivey AEO progression requirements?

The Ivey Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) extends conditional, pre-admission status to the HBA Program to exceptional secondary school students. The Ivey AEO status is available to students who choose to study at Western or one of its affiliated university colleges (in a faculty of their choice) for their first two years of university.


A competitive Ivey AEO application includes:

The Ivey AEO application deadline is January 11, 2017.We do not accept late applications.


What are the advantages of applying for AEO status?
The Ivey AEO extends conditional, pre-admission to the HBA Program to students who choose to study at Western or one of its affiliated university colleges (in a faculty of their choice) for their first two years of university. Approximately 2/3 of our Ivey HBA class have AEO status. The remaining 1/3 are students from Western and other universities who discover an interest in business during their first two years of study. There are additional benefits to having AEO status other than the conditional pre-admission to the HBA Program. The Ivey HBA Program Office hosts several events during your first two years so that you have the benefit of being familiar with the school before entering in third year.