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The Microprogram Management Consulting provides a select group of purpose-driven Telfer undergraduate students with a well-rounded development experience that equips them with the knowledge, skills, competencies, and practical experiences needed to excel in management consulting. Introduced in 2024, the Microprogram Management Consulting is a successor to the Profession of Management Consulting Program (PMCP) that began in 2015.  

As a member of the microprogram, you will network with and learn from industry professionals, undertake a consulting project, and receive valuable mentorship from Certified Management Consultants (CMCs/FCMCs). 

This microprogram helps meets certain requirements of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) CMC program, which will help you move towards qualifying for the prestigious CMC global designation. 

The program was by far the most valuable experience I had during my time at Telfer. The program imparts industry knowledge and cultivates a strategic mindset, positioning students for success beyond the university setting. Personally, the MMP was instrumental in helping me secure a consulting position post-graduation. I highly recommend this extracurricular to anyone curious about consulting and looking for an opportunity that closely mirrors real-world consulting.

Marinella Janse
Marinella Janse
Management Consultant 
Honours Bachelor of Commerce and Juris Doctor, 2022

Why the Microprogram Management Consulting?

With a curriculum crafted by academics and industry experts, one that features the widely accepted five-phase consulting process, you can be sure you are receiving an education that’s relevant, practical and rigorous.

You will learn to apply your theoretical knowledge through the hands-on experience of participating in a management consulting project. You will partner with an organization to help enhance their operations and achieve their objectives. This will provide you with valuable project experience to add to your resumé and will expose you to the full lifecycle of a project, from conception to completion.

You will network with alumni and professionals from top management consulting firms of various sizes. These individuals will share their experiences and provide insight into the industry through workshops, case cracks, guest speaker presentations, and one-on-one mentorship.

You will visit the industry’s leading organizations, connect with and learn from today’s management consulting leaders, and explore the opportunities that may await you once you’ve graduated. This unique exposure to multiple specializations and work cultures will equip you to make informed career decisions.

Benefit from our small cohort sizes and from employer-facilitated sessions that are specifically tailored for program participants like you. This personalized approach provides valuable opportunities and encourages direct engagement, which will enhance your learning and professional growth.

With a curriculum this intensive, and networking opportunities this extensive, it’s no surprise that you’ll have an edge in the job market. Parlay your newfound skills into internships and full-time positions that will jump start your career.

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Get personalized management advice for your business at no cost while you support the career growth of our consulting-focused students. 

The program stands out as the best choice for aspiring consultants, offering a unique blend of practical consulting experience and professional networking while completing your undergrad. Through its emphasis on building relationships with local firms, it not only equips students with the necessary skills, but also propels them into successful careers in the dynamic world of consulting.

Stephen Scharfe
Stephen Scharfe
Management Consultant
Honours Bachelor of Commerce, Option in Management, 2019

Message from the Program Manager

Welcome to the Microprogram Management Consulting!

Dear students,

At the heart of our program are individuals like you – driven, curious, and ready to immerse yourselves in the dynamic realm of management consulting. This program is crafted to be your launchpad into this exhilarating field. The microprogram offers an unmatched learning experience that merges theoretical knowledge with hands-on, real-world experiences. You should expect more than just insights: you can expect to dive into challenges alongside your peers and industry experts, refining your skills and crafting your trajectory as the next generation of consulting leaders. 

The Microprogram Management Consulting is not just a program; it is a community of kindred spirits passionate about your growth. This program will be a career- and life-changing experience, dramatically increasing your likelihood of securing attractive employment opportunities. Some 60% of our growing alumni network have worked, or currently work, in consulting. 

If you are committed to lifelong learning, your journey to become a management consultant starts here!  

To our partner organizations: 

Built on a legacy of collaboration with industry experts, our microprogram continues to thrive. Together, we shape the future of management consulting by nurturing and guiding the leaders of tomorrow. 

Participate in our Microprogram Management Consulting and connect with potential candidates. Forge meaningful connections with our exceptional students by providing them with insights into your organizational ethos. Collaborate directly with the students by sharing your expertise and fostering a mutually beneficial exchange. As a partner, you'll play a pivotal role in sculpting their professional journey and witness firsthand their transformation from promising talents to accomplished leaders.  

Equipped with a comprehensive understanding of management consulting principles and enriched with practical experiences, our students are primed to contribute meaningfully and efficiently to your esteemed organization from the outset.  

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our partners for their ongoing collaboration in shaping the future of management consulting alongside us.

Introduced in 2024, the Microprogram Management Consulting is a successor to the successful Profession of Management Consulting Program (PMCP) that began in 2015. We are very grateful to the Telfer Career Centre and Caroline Hannah, the visionary behind the program’s inception and leadership for seven impactful years. 

Vickie Lemire
Vickie Lemire, MBA
Program Manager

Telfer Students and CMC-Canada’s Academic Partnership Program

The University of Ottawa is an academic partner of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada). This partnership reinforces our commitment to excellence in management consulting and to advancing professional standards in the industry. 

Thanks to this renewed partnership, University of Ottawa students can access a variety of free resources through CMC-Canada:  

Membership: Through the Academic Partnership Program, Telfer students are eligible for free membership, which provides full access to benefits such as job postings and membership pricing for professional development and networking events.  

Connect: Access to the CMC-Canada Mentorship Program, industry and service communities, speakers, judges, and career mentors.  

Resources: Immediate online access to the Association’s Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), which provides methodologies, tools, and techniques.  

As an academic partner member, students can access their FREE membership by clicking on the link below (be sure to select the Student – Academic Partner option and not just the regular student option.) 

Register as a CMC-Canada Student – Academic Partner Member 

About CMC-Canada   

The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) fosters excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession as a whole. CMC-Canada administers, and its regional institutes confer, the CMC designation in Canada. The Association and its members advocate for the CMC designation and are dedicated to advancing the profession and delivering the benefits of those efforts to the client community.   

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