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Beyond the core: Focus your learning, obtain certifications that matter

The Telfer MBA offers 5 areas of focus for students wanting to increase their knowledge in one specific area. At least 6 units selected from the available electives are required. Some areas of focus have additional requirements. The table below provides guidance on which elective courses to select. A Letter of Attestation will be provided, upon request, once the requirements of the program have been completed.


Additonal Requirements per area of focus:

Finance: Must take Financial Modelling and also certify on the Bloomberg Terminals.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Must take MBA6262 and MBA6XXX Financing New Ventures Part B
Management Consulting: Must take Project Management I, Project Management II and Managing Customer Relations and the Sales Process
Business Analytics: Must take Data Science for Managers
Public Management: Must take Business Government Relations and Today's Global Business Environment and Strategic Markets

Earn certifications during our program and after graduation

We also give you more opportunities than any other MBA program in Canada to earn professional and industry certifications.

Focus on earning specific certifications, such as Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) and Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (through the course MBA 6156) while you are in the program.

Supplement your education after you graduate by earning certifications as a Certified Management Consultant or Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professional.

Personalize your program through Directed Readings or an Internship

You can personalize your study even further through Directed Readings. This aspect of our program enables you to work directly with a professor on a topic of personal interest.

Or, pursue an internship to work directly with an organization whose industry, operations or challenges enable you to begin a career that truly excites you.

Note: Internships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Deepen your entrepreneurial experience

Work with Startups

1) As part of your course assignments

In a select number of courses, you get the opportunity to work on course deliverables aimed at helping a local entrepreneur, providing valuable service to the startup while building your network and resume.

Courses often providing such an opportunity include: MBA6297 Financing a New Venture; MBA6220 Customer Relations and Sales Process; MBA6296 Generating Market Insights; ADM6420C00 Electronic Marketing. (Check current syllabus for details.)

Startups previously benefiting from student course work include: The Growcer; HireFast; Incuvers: Oat & Mill; KegShoe; DeskNibbles (Hoppier); Northern Nanopore; and more!

2) In a Practicum

Guided by our Entrepreneur in Residence, engage in an entrepreneurial ‘practicum’ whereby you move your own venture forward, or apply your business knowledge to partner with a local startup in an area of mutual benefit such as creating financial projections or conducting competitive intelligence.

Consult our Entrepreneur in Residence

Book an appointment with the Dom Herrick Entrepreneur in Residence to talk about your idea, existing business or social venture and learn how we can help.

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