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 2017 will be sufficient. An iPad or Chromebook is not sufficient to meet the program requirements. Both Apple and Windows computers are supported but it is strongly recommended to use a Windows computer running an English Operating System.
There are applications used during the MBA Program that only run on Windows. Ivey provides a free version of Windows 10 through the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools program and Oracle VirtualBox software or BootCamp 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 2016, their functionality may be limited.
Ivey now provides Microsoft Office for students for FREE by going to https://myoffice.uwo.ca. Login using your UWO username and password.
You may install Microsoft Office on up to 10 devices and you may manage your devices on the Ivey MyOffice website.
- Windows Users: It is recommended you install Microsoft Office 2016. You may download Office 2016 Professional Plus from UWO's MyOffice site (https://myoffice.uwo.ca)
- Support Article: Installing Data Analysis Toolpak and Solver for Excel 2016
- Mac OS X Users: It is recommended you install Windows on your Mac and install Office for Windows.
It is recommended you run Windows 10 on your PC or Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave) on your Apple computer.
A full version of antivirus with auto update enabled should be installed on your laptop. Windows 10 has a built in antivirus - Windows Defender.
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, Email(myoffice.ivey.ca), Wireless, Student Printing, Microsoft Imagine and Career Leader using your Ivey username and password, with @ivey.ca.
More information regarding your Email account can be found at: https://support.ivey.ca/hc/en-us/categories/360000043823-MyOffice