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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. 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.


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 Fianancing New Ventures Part B
Management Consulting: Must take both Project Management courses and Customer Relationship Management
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 Essentials (BESS) 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.

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