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Financial Times Ranking LogoThe University of Ottawa’s Telfer Executive MBA once again has been ranked among the top Executive MBA programs in the world, with the release of Financial Times Executive MBA rankings (FT 100) on Monday October 15. Telfer’s program, offered in Canada’s national capital, is one of only three Canadian stand-alone programs that is included in the FT 100 ranking

The annual Financial Times ranking of Executive MBA programs is a prestigious and highly sought after ranking for business schools. It is a global benchmark for programs and business schools alike. The results are base on the input from program alumni three years after graduation as well as data on the business schools that make up 35% of the overall assessment based on 10 criteria.

“Having our Executive MBA program ranked by the Financial Times is yet another demonstration that it is contributing in accelerating the careers of our candidates and alumni, who are themselves having a positive impact in the organizations in which they work and in the community in general.” Says Telfer School’s Dean, Francois Julien.

Dean Julien’s sentiments are echoed by the Telfer Executive MBA’s Executive Director, Sophia Leong. “This is another external validation on the positive impact of the Telfer Executive MBA program on our community of alumni and on client organizations that have directly benefited with tangible outcomes through the program’s Signature Series of Six Business Consulting Projects.

News of the Telfer Executive MBA’s position on the FT 100 is reaching alumni, “Congratulations to the Telfer Executive MBA, well-earned” says Nancy Desrosiers, EMBA 2015, Regional Program Director for Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Director of Medicine, Hospitalist, Renal, Palliative Care at Vancouver Costal Health, “The Telfer Executive MBA was my ticket to success and personal growth. I entered the program with uncertainty, but left with new knowledge that promoted my career, expanded my family and devoted alumni’s to network with. It was for me the most profitable investment I could ever make in a business, and in me.”

The Telfer Executive MBA’s Global, Practical and Relevant application-based learning platform has been developing effective leaders who are profit-centric and are socially accountable since its inception in 1992.  The program’s comprehensive, real-world curriculum focuses on leadership, teamwork and cross-cultural collaboration. The curriculum is tightly connected through the Signature Series of Six Business Consulting Projects - two of which are global in focus and involve two international business trip - to accelerate learning by working with real organizations on business challenges. These six projects build candidates' global resumes with real-world application and tangible results that they can leverage as they transform their careers.

The program is in the business of purposeful education and it ranks 25th  globally for Corporate Social Responsibility, a new category introduced to the ranking this year. The program has intentionally woven the focus of humanities and social sciences into the core curriculum to further develop critical and creative thinking for effective and responsible leadership.  The combination of both hard and soft skills is the driver that accelerates the transformation of our community to successfully execute in the local, national and global platform.

“This is a significant accomplishment for the program,”  states Leong. “Alongside our #1 Global Executive MBA ranking by CEO Magazine that we’ve held for two consecutive years, it proves our program provides tremendous value. Our community and stakeholders should be very proud of their program.”


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