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The Telfer BCom Experience

Pursue your purpose and career goals with the Telfer Honours Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). As a Telfer BCom student, you have access to continuous experiential learning opportunities through CO-OP, case competitions, capstone courses, international exchanges and more. These experiences let you build career skills and get the most out of your time at Telfer.

Start your BCom degree with common core courses to provide you with a foundation in each major field of business (such as marketing, financial management, business analytics, and human resources management). Customize your studies with our program options so you can focus on your field(s) of choice and kickstart your career.

Choose from the following BCom degree structures:

  • One business option
  • Two business options (e.g., Finance and Marketing)
  • One business option + a minor from another faculty


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Why the Telfer BCom?

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Explore the University of Ottawa campus and learn more about the Bachelor of Commerce and the Telfer School of Management, all while experiencing first hand a day in the life of a Telfer student on campus. Be a student for a day!

Discover what you can do with your studies with any of our program options.  

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Career Centre

career centre staff The Telfer Career Centre hosts over 220 workshops, development programs, and networking events for you to sharpen your skills and make meaningful connections. For any questions regarding your career path, you can be paired with career counsellors who are there to offer guidance and support. 

The Career Centre hosts annual networking events, where 20+ employers are ready to talk to you about possible employment opportunities, like “Telfer Connects” and “Telfer Networks”.

Workshops and networking events
hosted by the Telfer Career Centre
each year.

Work Experience and Professional Development

CO-OP and Connexions

CO-OP and Connexions

The CO-OP and the Career Centre's Connexions programs give you an edge in the job market by allowing you to work in your field of study before graduating. CO-OP allows you to apply to hundreds of jobs, interview with employers on campus, and get matched with an employer for a 4-month paid work term. The Connexions program allows you to complete an unpaid internship by working one day per week for a semester, in exchange of a course’s worth of credits. From the technology hub, to the public sector, to the professional services industry, to the real estate market, Telfer’s network of employers have great opportunities to offer you, both within and outside of Ottawa.



Telfer offers several different mentorship programs such as the International Career Mentorship Program for international students to connect with industry leaders and the Peer Mentoring Program for first-year students to be paired with upper year students for support during their transition to university. The Executive Mentorship Program allows third- and fourth-year students to meet with successful professionals for informal guidance throughout a school year.

Meet this year's peer mentors.


Telfer Workshop Initiative

The Telfer Workshop Initiative is meant to provide Grade 11 – 12 students, secondary 4 – 5 students, as well as Cegep students from the National Capital Region a glimpse into the various areas of business and professional development. Offered free of charge during the school year (October – May), this initiative is facilitated collaboratively between our Professors, our Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) students and alumni, our partners from industry, and our Student Services Centre. Programming is based on the availability of our collaborators. You can consult a list of our workshops for the Fall 2021 here. 

Extra-Curricular Involvement

Student Clubs and Associations

Student Clubs and Associations

You can join clubs and/or attend their hundreds of events each year. Telfer clubs are run by students who want to make a positive impact in the lives of students and their community. Whether you choose to be part of a club’s event planning committee, to be a club member, or to attend a few different club events, you get the opportunity to expand your network and learn so much!

Student Clubs and Associations
case competitions

Case Competitions

Case competitions allow you to work in small teams to solve a business problem and create a strategy within a short period of time. Your team then presents your strategy to a panel of judges, competing against teams from other schools across Canada. By participating in case competitions, you will build exceptional analytical, collaborative, and communication skills, while having fun and meeting potential employers.

Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Entrepreneurship Opportunities Are you interested in starting your own business or joining a local startup? Telfer can support you through this exciting journey! The Telfer Entrepreneurs’ Club hosts an annual Elevator Pitch Competition where you can pitch your business idea to win thousands of dollars. The uOttawa Entrepreneurship Hub offers entrepreneurship workshops, bootcamps, mentorship, and certifications for you to meet incredible mentors, find potential business partners and sharpen your leadership skills. There is even a 4-month program called Startup Garage, where the university will provide you with funds, a workspace, mentorship, and training to help you get started with your business idea.

International Exchange

International Exchange Today’s business world is global. Gain international experience by going on an international exchange with one of Telfer’s 60 partner universities across 5 continents. You will get to study in another country for one to two semesters while meeting new friends and exploring the world! There are even some exchange programs that allow you to get a second degree at an overseas school after studying there for a year.

University partners
around the world
to choose from
for international exchange.

The City of Ottawa

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The city of Ottawa is filled with the opportunities and perks of our location, and it is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Canada! When you’re not on campus, you will be able to explore Ottawa’s incredible nature, restaurants, and festivals.

  • Ottawa is the capital of Canada, a leading G7 country, home to many of the nation’s top decision-makers. Ottawa is home to many key government departments and our Prime Minister.
  • Ottawa is also a major tech business hub, with companies like Shopify, IBM, Nokia, Adobe, SurveyMonkey and more.
  • The University of Ottawa campus is located right in the centre of downtown Ottawa, and is a five-minute (or less) walk from Parliament Hill, the Rideau Mall, and the Byward Market.
  • The Rideau Canal is right next to campus and can be seen from several of our buildings.
  • The city always has something going on with over 35 annual music, food, sports, and cultural festivals.

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Parents and Guardians FAQ

Many resources are offered by the Student Academic Success Service (SASS) to support students in achieving their academic and professional goals. The SASS helps students improve their academic writing and develop stronger study methods.

A vast number of financial resources are available to help students understand the ins and outs of this very important aspect of getting a university education: finances.

Students can find their program’s tuition fees here. Fees are based on the total number of units students will have completed by the end of the term that they are being billed for.

Read about a number of our undergraduate scholarships and bursaries by using the Online Scholarships and Bursaries tool.

The University of Ottawa Health Services offer a comprehensive range of services and programs. Professionally trained counsellors at the Counselling and Coaching Service provide emotional and psychological support to all students who may feel overwhelmed by stress or who "just want to talk".

See the programs offered by the Protection Services and how to reach Protection Services in case of an emergency.

Resources for an easy transition to residence living can be found on the Housing Services page.

The uOttawa 24/7 Dining Hall offers a wide variety of food options and access to a 5 and 7-day meal plan.

Keep up with #TelferNation

While working remotely we are offering a full-service delivery. Please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for academic support. Our officers and specialists are also available by chat from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday via our BCom webpage

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