All incoming MBA students are required to have a laptop computer. Below you will find key information on wireless internet, printing, Apple computers and more. The MBA Program Office will be sending your personal Ivey username and password prior to your arrival.
A new laptop is recommended but most laptops purchased after 2014 will be sufficient. Both Apple and Windows computers are supported, however it is recommended you have an English version of your Operating System installed.
There are applications used during the MBA Program that only run on Windows. Ivey provides a free version of Windows 7 or Windows 10 through the Microsoft Imagine Program and Oracle VirtualBox software for students to run Windows virtually on your Apple computer. Please visit us to have virtual Windows installed on your Mac.
Please note: There are Microsoft Office add-ins used in the MBA Program that only provide full functionality on the Windows version of Office. Although there may be Office add-ins available for Mac Office 2011 and Mac Office 2016, their functionality may be limited.
NEW! Western provides Microsoft Office for students for FREE by going to http://myoffice.uwo.ca. You will need to login using your Western username/password.
You may install Microsoft Office on up to 10 devices and you may manage your devices on the Western MyOffice website.
- Windows Users: It is recommended you install Microsoft Office 2016. You may download Office 2016 Professional Plus from Western's MyOffice site (http://myoffice.uwo.ca).
- Support Article: Installing Data Analysis Toolpak and Solver for Excel 2013
- Mac OS X Users: It is recommended you install Windows on your Mac and install Office for Windows.
- Support Article: Installing Solver for Office for Mac 2011
It is recommended you run Windows 7 or 10 on your PC or Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) on your Apple computer.
A full version of antivirus with auto update enabled should be installed on your laptop.
Palisade Decision Tools
If you will be taking the MBA PKP Program, you will need to download and install the Palisade @RISK Decision Tools. To download the software, please authenticate using your Ivey username and password. Be sure to include @ivey.ca in your username.
For support, please contact the Ivey IT Helpdesk at https://support.ivey.ca.
Accessing Wireless Internet
Connect to uwosecure-v2 while at Ivey or anywhere on Western’s campus!
Once you arrive on campus, login to uwosecure-v2 using your Ivey username and password. Be sure to include @ivey.ca in your username.
There are 6 students printers available at the Richard Ivey Building. All 6 printers provide copy, print and scan to e-mail services. Color, hole punching, stapling and duplexing are also available on all printers.
How do I install the student printers?
While on campus wireless, visit https://support.ivey.ca and select “Student Printing Setup Information”. Follow the instructions for your Operating System at the location you would like to print at.
How do I release my print job?
After printing to the Ivey Student Printers, go to any release station in the building you are printing in. Tap your WesternONE Card or Login using your Ivey username and password, and click Print to release your jobs to the printer.
For increased privacy, you will only be able to release your print jobs.
What is my printing quota?
Your quota is $100.00. Each page printed reduces your quota $0.05 for Black/White and $0.10 for Colour (1 page double-sided is the same cost). If your quota runs out, contact the Ivey IT Helpdesk in room 2100 or https://support.ivey.ca.
How do I check my quota, environmental impact and use Web Print?
You may visit http://printing.ivey.ca and login using your Ivey username and password.
E-mail and Learn
You may login to Learn, Wireless, Student Printing, Microsoft Imagine and Career Leader using your Ivey username and password, with @ivey.ca. Your Ivey LEAF address is only a forwarding address; there is no mailbox that you are able to set up. To set up your e-mail client, add your 3rd party e-mail provider account using their online documentation.
Change Your LEAF Forwarding Address: To change your forwarding address, go to https://apps.ivey.ca/ezone and click “My Information” on the top menu.
Ivey Directory: You may also lookup students on eZone, by click on “Ivey Directory” on the left menu.