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Fees and Funding

Learn more about the Executive MBA fees and opportunities for financial support.

Fee Schedule*

Instalment Due Date Fees (CAD)
Non-refundable deposit June 1 $5,000
First instalment Late September of Year One $17,500
Second instalment Early February of Year One $17,500
Third instalment Late September of Year Two $17,500
Final instalment Early February of Year Two $17,500
Total $75,000

* The Telfer Executive MBA fee schedule is determined by the University of Ottawa. Exact dates for tuition deadlines are published annually under the important dates and deadlines.

International students will be charged the mandatory cost of University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) in addition to the fee schedule.

Our tuition fees cover: 

All required books, course materials and library databases
24-hour access to the Centre for Executive Leadership facility 
Digital recordings of classes and tutorial sessions
All the benefits of a full-time student at the University of Ottawa
Opportunities to attend a variety of business networking events, seminars and other related functions
Double occupancy hotel accommodations, travel insurance, breakfast and special banquets or meals organized by the program during the official dates of the two consulting trips

Financial Support

Contact a financial adviser at your bank

You may be eligible for a student line of credit to cover your Executive MBA fees through a Canadian financial institution. Contact your financial adviser to learn about the terms and your eligibility for a student line of credit.

Create a lifelong learning plan

You or your spouse or common-law partner can make a tax-free withdrawal from your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to finance your education, up to $10,000 per calendar year for a total of $20,000 for the Executive MBA. The Canada Revenue Agency provides further information on the criteria and benefits of setting up your Lifelong Learning Plan.

Executive MBA Employer Sponsored Tuition

Supporting your pursuit of a master’s degree is an investment in the future growth of your organization.

Pitch your business case for how your degree will be mutually beneficial to you and your organization. Your case for sponsorship should: 

  • Show how your knowledge, skills and experience are immediately applicable to your workplace and how you will be better able to contribute to your organization.
  • Demonstrate how the program draws from a diverse range of industry expertise and trends, insights from industry leaders as well as theories and frameworks that can be incorporated into your organization’s operations.
  • Highlight how your Executive MBA courses may align with your organization's objectives with current training and development initiatives or policies.
  • Showcase how investing in your development signals your organization’s commitment to personal and professional development and nurturing and retaining their top talent.
  • Suggest completing a major Business Development Consulting Project for your organization. (Talk with our admissions team about this option.)
  • Discuss your commitment and career goals within your organization after you graduate.

Be thorough in your research and provide specific details in your business case to show the return on investment for your employer. Contact our admissions team to discuss information relevant to your own business case.

Two business partner team meeting and discussion financial project of investment ideas

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