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Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance

Designed for busy lives.

Manage the commitments at work, study, and home 

Balancing the demands of a rigorous Executive MBA program with your personal and professional responsibilities is challenging, but with intentional planning and a strong support network, it can be done. Our program structure to give you the flexibility you need to manage home and career, while staying immersed in the curriculum. Our team of dedicated support staff are on hand to make your experience as smooth as possible, creating an environment where you can succeed. 

Classes take place one day each week, on alternating Fridays and Saturdays, during the fall and winter terms. This minimizes your time away from the office while allowing for steady, consistent engagement with your professors, peers, and coursework.

Time for reflection and recharging 

Self-reflection is an essential leadership skill that we include in the coursework throughout the program. We also make time for a longer period to recharge over the summer months between your first and second year, following the completion of your Business Development Project. This allows you to start your second year strong, focused, and ready to tackle your final year of study. 

employer support

Employer support

Pursuing your Telfer Executive MBA is an investment in your career and the future of your organization, and having your employer’s support is essential to your success. They will need to be prepared for you to be away for Friday classes as well as for your two, week-long international business consulting trips. You can also suggest to your employer the opportunity of using your workplace as a client for one or more of your client consulting projects.

Learn more about employer support

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Your personal support network

You should consider how you can build a dependable support network. Whether it’s assistance with childcare, grocery shopping, household tasks, repairs, time management, or just some well-deserved personal downtime to recharge, collaborate with your loved ones and ensure they understand and are committed to help you strike a balance between your workload and self-care.

Talk to alumni who have been through it

If you have questions about what this could look like or how others have managed in the past, ask our admission team for more information. They can connect you with alumni who can share more about their experiences.

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