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accreditations and rankings

Accreditations and rankings

Our accreditations

The Telfer School of Management is one of only 2 business schools in Canada and in the top 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved the triple crown of accreditations.

International business school accreditations ensure that students are receiving a top quality education.  An accredited institution attracts not only higher quality students but it also provides great research opportunities, and allows for global recognition.

The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa is accredited by the following organizations:



AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The Telfer School of Management received AACSB accreditation in 2003.


The Association for MBAs (AMBA) is a UK-based organization that promotes high-quality graduate education in business. AMBA accreditation confirms that a school's MBA is both of the highest quality and relevant to the changing world of business. The Telfer School of Management was accredited by AMBA in 2005.


EQUIS, run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. Its fundamental objective is to raise the standard of management education worldwide. The Telfer School of Management received EQUIS accreditation in 2009.

CPA Ontario ›

Charted Professional Accounting (or CPA) Accreditation allows graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Chartered Professional Accountancy who have also successfully completed the accounting stream in the undergraduate program to enter directly into Capstone One of the CPA Professional Education Program ("CPA PEP"). CPA Accreditation applies to the specific courses delivered in both English and French in the Telfer School of Management Graduate Diploma in Chartered Professional Accountancy combined with the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Accounting.



The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007. As a platform to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world, PRME equips today's business students with the understanding and ability to deliver change tomorrow. Working through Six Principles, PRME engages business and management schools to ensure they provide future leaders with the skills needed to balance economic and sustainability goals, while drawing attention to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligning academic institutions with the work of the UN Global Compact.



The Telfer School of Management's Human Resource Management courses are accredited by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO). Our human resources students will now have their academic courses counted as credit toward their CHRPTM designation.

CHRP is a trademark of HRPAO and used under license. Licensing does not equate to program review, approval or endorsement.

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