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Unleash your potential and become the leader our world needs to build a greener, healthier, happier, and wealthier tomorrow.

Located in the heart of a G7 capital, connected to a world-class tech hub, and rooted in a community-driven and hands-on philosophy, the Telfer MBA will be the spark that ignites your career-transforming and life-changing journey.

Expand your network, challenge your perspective, and test your initiative in a stimulating, diverse, and customizable program aimed at building a better tomorrow for all.

You deserve it.

MBA Stats

 
100%
Employment rate within 9 months
 
$90K
Average salary one year after graduation
 
28%
Average salary increase one year after graduation

Why the Telfer MBA?

You deserve a business education tailored to your career objectives. You can maximize learning and career development simultaneously with our professional 2-year program (offered in English or French), or accelerate your MBA and complete the program in one year (offered in English only) to move onto your next challenge. 

We will give you the practical experience employers value by having you work alongside some of Canada’s most notable organizations on real management challenges through a capstone management consulting project in your industry of choice, paid internships*, real-life cases and competitions, as well as international trips.

*Note: Internships are awarded on a competitive basis.

As the largest bilingual English-French university in the world, the University of Ottawa offers both a French and English MBA program. Subject to availability, you can choose to take your elective classes in one or both languages to enhance your proficiency and increase your international opportunities.

In our English professional and intensive MBA, you can customize your degree to gain the skills and expertise employers are hungry for in our five areas of focus that include business analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, management consulting, and public management.

We have achieved the highest standard of accreditation putting us in the top 1% of business schools in the world, which means you’ll get to work with some of the brightest minds coming from diverse industries and cultures who, like you, have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

Joining Telfer Nation means you are family for life. We will support you in this journey from the day you apply and beyond graduation. We will do this by giving you unlimited access to our dedicated career centre resources, our industry mentors, and our network of over 30,000 alumni who we actively support through our MBA conferences, leadership workshops, and alumni events throughout the world.
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Which Telfer MBA program is right for you?

The business world is constantly evolving and in need of unique leaders. Knowing that everyone has different experiences and goals, we offer you a variety of options to personalize your degree and offer you the skills, knowledge and learning experiences you need to advance your career.

Intensive MBA

Complete the Telfer MBA in one year so that you can quickly take your career to the next level in this program designed to support high-level coordination and integration.

Units:
54 units over the course of 3 semesters
Duration:
12 months
Schedule:
Week-day classes
Class Experience:
30 to 50 students per class
Offer:
Classes in English only
Minimum work experience requirement:
3 years
Testing requirement:
GMAT or GRE
+ Expand

Professional MBA - In English

Adapted to the realities of working professionals, this program structure allows you to directly apply the knowledge acquired in the Telfer MBA to your professional role while maintaining and accelerating your career.

Units:
54 units over the course of 6 semesters
Duration:
24 months
Schedule:
Weeknights + week-end classes
Class Experience:
30 to 50 students per class
Offer:
Classes in English only
Minimum work experience requirement:
3 years
Testing requirement:
GMAT or GRE
+ Expand

Professional MBA - In French

Adapted to the realities of working professionals, this program structure allows you to directly apply the knowledge acquired in the Telfer MBA to your professional role while maintaining and accelerating your career.

Units:
54 units over the course of 6 semesters
Duration:
24 months
Schedule:
Weeknights + week-end classes
Class Experience:
15 to 30 students per class
Offer:
Classes in French only
Minimum work experience requirement:
3 years
Testing requirement:
TAGE MAGE
+ Expand

Executive MBA

Designed specifically for senior and mid-career executives, our EMBA is an experiential learning program that integrates six consulting projects to provide you with a global, practical, and relevant learning experience.

Units:
54 units
Duration:
21 months (17 months of classes with 4 months of Individual Business Consulting Project)
Schedule:
Alternate Friday and Saturday classes (2 days/month off of work)
Class Experience:
30 to 40 students per class
Offer:
Classes in English only
Minimum work experience requirement:
5 years
Testing requirement:
GMAT upon request
+ Expand

Joint JD-MBA option

Earn both the Telfer MBA and uOttawa’s Common Law JD degrees in less than four years in this joint option designed to give you the tools, knowledge and hands-on experience you will need to move seamlessly between business and law.

Units:
132 units / Juris Doctor (JD) (84 units) + Intensive MBA (48 units)
Duration:
3.5 to 4 years
Schedule:
Week-day classes
Class Experience:
30 to 50 students per class
Offer:
Classes in French or English
Minimum work experience requirement:
3 years
Testing requirement:
LSAT + GMAT or GRE if applying to the English program or LSAT + TAGE MAGE if applying to the French program.
+ Expand

Joint LL.L-MBA option

Offered to French-speaking students, earn both the Telfer MBA and uOttawa’s Licentiate in Law degrees in three years in this joint option designed to give you the tools, knowledge and hands-on experience you will need to move seamlessly between business and law.

Units:
120 units / Licentiate in Law (LL.L) (72 units) + MBA (48 units)
Duration:
3 years
Schedule:
Week-day classes
Class Experience:
30 to 50 students per class
Offer:
Classes in French only
Minimum work experience requirement:
3 years
Testing requirement:
TAGE MAGE
+ Expand

Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management

Quickly upgrade your skills with a balanced study schedule that allows you to continue working, while understanding the strategic importance of management and improving organizational performance. This Diploma’s units count towards the Telfer MBA should you choose to pursue that degree.

Units:
15 units
Duration:
1 year (Part-time)
Schedule:
Weeknights + week-end classes
Class Experience:
30 to 50 students per class
Offer:
Classes in English only
Minimum work experience requirement:
3 years
Testing requirement:
GMAT or GRE
+ Expand

Is this right for you?

Now that you’ve seen our program options, find out which one is your best match:

The Telfer Advantage

Triple Crown Accreditation

The Telfer School of Management is one of only 2 business schools in Canada and within the top 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved the triple crown of accreditations, the highest standards of international accreditations awarded to MBA programs by the most demanding global organizations:

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Intensive program runs on week-days, and will allow you to complete your degree within one year. The Professional program is designed for working professionals who will complete classes in evenings and on weekends throughout the course of 2 years, while continuing their day job. The evening classes are once a week and classes are also held every other weekend.

The Intensive and Professional MBA programs are designed for working professionals with minimum 3 years of work experience who want to balance growing their management competencies while continuing to move forward in their career.

Managed by the Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership, the EMBA is ideal for senior and mid-career executives (minimum 5 years experience) who are completing their management studies while directly applying new knowledge to their current position and striving for higher management levels. *Exceptional permissions may be granted, please contact the graduate office to inquire further.

Yes, graduate management admission tests are the most commonly used and reliable indicator of academic success in graduate business degree programs. As a triple crown accredited school, we must ensure that our applicants can get a competitive score on the GMAT or GRE (for an program in English) or TAGE MAGE (for a program in French) in order to be accepted in the program.

  Canadian student International student
Intensive MBA $28,000 $65,000
Professional MBA $30,000 $68,000
Executive MBA $75,000 $75,000
JD-MBA/LL.L-MBA J.D.or LL.L tuition + $28,000 or $30,000 J.D. or LL.L.tuition + $65,000 or $68,000
GDLM $12,000 $18,000

The tuition fees are rounded approximations and also include the ancillary fees. For more information about tuition fees, scholarships and financial aid, visit our financing page. Students in the J.D. or LL.L. program can apply to either the MBA Intensive or Professional program in their first year of studies. They have a choice of opting for either the Intensive ($28,000) or Professional ($30,000) program, in addition to the tuition fees payable to the uOttawa Faculty of Law.

Exemptions, Retained Units and Advanced Standing

At the time of admission, students may be granted exemptions, retained units or advanced standing for graduate courses in management previously completed as a regular student in a Canadian MBA program or similar program accredited by the American Association of Colleges and Schools of Business (AACSB), or equivalent.

Exemptions, retained units and advanced standing may also be granted for graduate courses previously completed in a University of Ottawa interdisciplinary program in which the Telfer School of Management is involved.

The maximum number of units that can be granted as exemptions, retained units or advanced standing is 24, and all students must complete a minimum of 30 units of MBA or ADM courses following admission to be granted the degree.

No exemption, retained units or advanced standing will be granted for courses completed more than five years earlier or for which the grade was lower than B (70 percent). 

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