All incoming Accelerated MBA students are required to have a laptop computer. Below you will find key information on wireless internet, printing, Apple computers and more. The AMBA 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 2018 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 AMBA Program that only run on Windows. Ivey provides a free version of Windows 10 through the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools website to be used with BootCamp which allows Windows to be run on your Apple computer. Please contact the IT helpdesk for assistance getting Windows installed on your Mac.
*Please note that Bootcamp will not run on MacBooks with the M1 chip.
There are Microsoft Office add-ins used in the AMBA Program that only provide full functionality on the Windows version of Office. Although there may be Office add-ins available for Office for Mac, their functionality may be limited.
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 10.15 (Catalina) 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
For some courses you may be required to download and install the Palisade 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. Colour printing, double-sided printing, hole-punching and stapling are also available on all printers.
How do I install the student printers?
While on campus wireless, visit . 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 of the printers in the building and tap your WesternONE Card or Login using your Ivey username and password, and then click Print to release your jobs to the printer.
For increased privacy, you will only be able to release your own 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.
Insendi requires that you are using a modern Internet Browser. It is recommended you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari.
E-mail and Learn
You may login to Learn, Email (myoffice.ivey.ca), Wireless, Student Printing, Microsoft Azure Dev Tools 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