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Business without Ivey?

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Why does everyone say Western business isn't worth it and doesn't compare to other schools unless you're in Ivey? I didn't apply for AEO, what should I do if I don't get in 2nd year?
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Because it's not worth it. Simple as that.
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You know that Ivey is their business school right? If you don't get in second year then you're not in the business school. Thats like going to York for business but instead of being in Schulich you get the BAS or whatever its called.
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Western's BMOS program is in the social science faculty rather than a business one. The courses are regarded as a "joke" in comparison to some other business courses in other programs, and you are also required to take social science courses as part of your degree. I have a friend in the BMOS +AEO program and he mentioned he had a very light course load, which could be an advantage or disadvantage depending on how you look at it. It won't prepare you for the "real world" as they say as much as other programs. It's also worth mentioning that UWO coined the degree "BMOS", and is one of the few, if not only, schools to give a BMOS degree. Other schools use BBA and BComm, which employers are more familiar with. 

It's much safer to apply to another school and then try applying to Ivey in second year. If you get in, fantastic. If you don't, you have a safe backup. 

Now obviously, this comment is loaded with biases and personal opinions so take this with a grain of salt. Western BMOS could be a solid program choice depending on what you do with your degree, but for the most part, it's better to go to another school if you can't get Ivey. 
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Hello! I am currently in the BMOS program at Western and have no intentions of going into Ivey. Since I am interested in pursuing a CPA designation, Ivey's HBA is not something I necessarily need in order to achieve this. Western as a whole provides exceptional opportunities to students, and it is how you utilize it that will benefit you.  In the western accounting association, many non Ivey students landed big positions in the big four as well as Ivey students landing in the big four. One guy who is in Ivey didn't even land in one of the big four firms. Therefore, there was no immediate difference to what jobs bmos students got over Ivey students. If you want connections, come to western. No matter what, you still have to work hard for it, but having the name of Western gets you a lot of connections.
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Im just curious, why did you chose to do the BMOS program if you're pursuing a cpa designation? There are many other schools that would give you a quicker pathway to earning your cpa that still has connections to the big four firms. In your program, once you do your undergrad and graduate diploma in accountancy you'll still have to do the capstone 1 and 2 yourself. With my program, at the end of 5 years I will be finished the entire CPA PEP, have at least 16 months work experience, and can go straight into writing the CFE. Also, since you want to talk about the name of a school giving you connections what about Waterloo AFM? Schulich? Queens? Rotman? Brock BAcc? 

In the western accounting association, many non Ivey students landed big positions in the big four as well as Ivey students landing in the big four. One guy who is in Ivey didn't even land in one of the big four firms.
The term "many" is subjective, also only 1 guy in Ivey didn't get in one of the big four firms? Those are still amazing odds regarding getting a job in a big four firm.  
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Hey I was considering transferring from McMasters business program to western bmos do you recommend it?
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No wtf that's stupid. You should only transfer to western for Ivey, which begins in third year.
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Mac is better
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If you want accounting, your school doesn't really matter because you can get it from any school (Just get good grades and network with people), but Ivey will get you there. I know a lot of kids in Ivey that just did big 4 interviews on a whim and got offers, but they aren't even interested in accounting. If you want finance or consulting Ivey is the place to be and even more so for US banking. If you don't get in after 2nd year apply after 3rd year. It is a big step up from the other schools listed.
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