Network and Recruiting - It's a pretty solid program in terms of content which I'll discuss below, but what I'd say is the best part is the career management / recruiting and the alumni network. Their career management center is very good and all the best companies come to recruit. I really wish there was some sort of co-op or work placement type program but it's all done through traditional interviews.
Co-Students - I will say that the caliber of students (at least a few years ago when there were 4 sections) was mostly very good and they work hard to get diversity there, but there's a strong lack of experience which shows up when you look at the MBA program. The actual course content and style is pretty good and I believe it's basically the same program as the MBA technically so that's sort of a plus, but...
Real Life application - So it's all case method but people are often put into a decision position as an advisor or decision maker when the reality is that your first few years out aren't really like that so while Ivey grads get a reputation for being very productive, sometimes they come across as going beyond their status/role for better or worse. And to my point above about the co-students, becuase they're all undergrads, half the time we were talking out of our butts about the decisions we'd make / recommendations becuase none of us had any real work experience.
Only 2 years - The other thing I'd say is keep in mind is that while it's normal for an MBA to only be a 1-2 year program, Ivey HBA is an undergrad program which is usually 4 years and this one is only 2. So basically 4 semesters... First semester is crazy busy and you're a zombie, second semester is easier but there's a lot of summer job recruiting, and then you probably get full time offers then, in which case second year might be redundant and people sort of cruise. Also that first semester of second year is still a lot of set courses so you have to work a bit, but fourth semester is all electives and a third of the students are away on exchange (I was) so it's fairly easy. Meaning you're paying $20-25K and it's only 4 semesters and two of them are sorta meh.
Consulting/Banking - given that it's case study, most of the people in the program end up going for consulting and banking. Me, I'm a creative so went for marking/sales, which in this world is consumer packaged goods and brand management, sales analysis, etc. I have two brothers who did the program and did consulting and banking and it was good for them, but for my purposes, maybe it wasn't the right choice of program.
Keep in mind all the above is my personal experience, and it's from 2006-2008. It's an excellent program overall.
Edited by Master-Classter - 5/17/16 at 8:25am