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EMBA Tuition

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Your EMBA ROI starts here.

Investing in yourself by enrolling in an Executive MBA is a major undertaking, and we’re here to help you make the most of your investment. Learn more about planning for your fees, corporate sponsorship options, and other avenues of financial support.

What your EMBA 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

Fee Schedule*

Installment Due Date Fees (CAD)
Non-refundable deposit May 1 $5,000
First installment Late September of Year One $17,500
Second installment Early February of Year One $17,500
Third installment Late September of Year Two $17,500
Final installment 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.

Financial Support

Contact a financial advisor 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 advisor 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.

Corporate financial sponsorship

For your employer

Getting ready to pitch sponsorship to your employer? Download our Corporate Sponsorship brochure to share with them. It's a great place to start the conversation.

Download our Corporate Brochure

Original photo of Telfer EMBA’s corporate outreach brochure, titled” Why investing in your top talent is a smart business decision.”

Make your business case

When you're discussing corporate sponsorship with your employer, aim to highlight the many ways pursuing this degree is a good investment for you and your organization. Consider the following as a starting point:

  • 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.
  • Suggest completing a major Business Development Consulting Project for your organization. (Talk with our admissions team about this option.)
  • 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.
  • Discuss your commitment and career goals within your organization after you graduate.

Our admissions team can help you develop a personalized pitch with information that is relevant to your unique business case. Talk to a recruiter with your questions.

Schedule a meeting with our admissions team

Start the conversation

The next stage of your executive management journey is waiting.

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