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Apply and develop your management knowledge

The Telfer Master of Science in Management attracts a broad range of talented, ambitious candidates. Our tremendous appeal is the direct result of five main program features:

We emphasize innovation management and entrepreneurship

At the Telfer MSc in Management, we concentrate on three of the most vital topics in business and government:

  • Innovation management—to enable you to examine how organizations foster, manage and fully exploit advanced products, systems and processes.
  • Entrepreneurship—to make it possible for you to delve into how new companies and organizations grow, develop entrepreneurial creativity among employees, and follow opportunities and pursue new directions as a result of market changes.
  • Finance—to examine mergers and acquisitions, payout policy, capital structure, corporate governance, executive compensation, corporate social responsability, applied financial econometrics, and initial public offerings.

These three areas of study are incredibly inclusive. You can use them to apply and develop the knowledge you’ve gained already from one of a range of management disciplines: marketing, finance, human resources, e-business, accounting, information systems, international management—and beyond.

Specialization in Environmental Sustainability

The guiding objective of the Collaborative Program is to provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and analyze the economic, legal, policy and scientific dimensions of environmental problems, and to employ an evidence-based approach to develop rational policy options for addressing those problems.

We take full advantage of our location

The Telfer School is located in the heart of Ottawa. Studying in the capital city of a G7 country provides you with a number of exciting advantages, including:

  • Direct access to a wealth of valuable policy data.
  • Easy reach of prominent political and government decision-makers.
  • Attractive opportunities for research internships with key government departments, influential public-sector organizations and successful private firms.
  • Smooth transitions to research-related jobs with government departments and agencies, and organizations that study public policy.

We hold an extensive series of exclusive seminars

Our program sponsors and organizes an annual series of seminars. Fittingly titled the Management Research Seminar Series, this exclusive year-long forum enables you to get up close with management-research experts from other prestigious schools, major corporations, key government departments, leading research labs and venture-capital networks.

We propel you along a logical path of learning opportunities

The Telfer Master of Science in Management progresses along a clear, rational path that exposes you to a comprehensive range of learning opportunities:

  • You devote your first two six-month semesters of the 24-month program to a mix of core and elective courses.
  • You present your thesis proposal to the thesis committee for approval by the end of your second semester.
  • You research and prepare your thesis during your third six-month semester.

Follow a logical sequence

The students complete the Telfer Master of Science in Management in 24 months:

  • You dedicate your first two semesters to completing core and elective courses, and working on your thesis proposal.
  • You must present your thesis proposal to the Thesis Committee for approval by the end of your second semester.
  • You can gain hands-on research training by choosing to do the Research Internship (optional).
Term I Term II Term III Term IV Term V Term VI
Fall Winter Spring/
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Minimum of 3 courses
(9 units):

MGT 5100 Research Design Methodologies and the Conduct of Research (3 units)

MGT 5300 Foundations of Management Theory
(3 units)

Elective (3 units)

Minimum of 3 courses (9 units):

MGT 5101 Multivariate Research Methods (3 units) OR MGT 5102 Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)

Elective(s) (3 to 6 units)

Thesis proposal in progress

THM 7999 Thesis (12 units)

Elective if required:

Optional research practicum (3 units) OR Elective

Thesis proposal completed and approved

Data collection

Data collection, analysis and writing Analysis and writing Final draft and defense

MGT 6991 Management Research Seminar Series (MRSS) – compulsory every term
until the student has attended the required total of 6 seminars

Management Research Seminar Series

The Management Research Seminar Series (MRSS) is intended to bring together leading academic scholars, business leaders, and policymakers from universities, corporations, governments, research institutes, think-tanks, and embassies from around the world to engage our students and professors in discussions and presentations on key issues.

Potential speakers will be drawn from a wide cross-section of academic institutions and other organizations and will include CEOs from major corporations, senior policymakers from Industry Canada, heads of research labs within Ottawa and Canada, representatives from non-profit research consortia and networks such as CMC Microsystems representatives from foreign embassies, and venture capitalists.

The MRSS will provide the opportunity for students to develop their research and employment network.

The list of past speakers included among others:

  • Jean-Etienne de Bettignies, Queen's University

  • Robert J. MacGregor, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  • Daina Mazutis, IMD (Switzerland) (currently University of Ottawa)

  • Nava Pliskin, Ben-Gurion University (Israel)

  • Allan Discua Cruz, Lancaster University

  • Douglas Cumming, York University (Toronto)

  • Steven G. Rogelberg, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

  • Jeremy Hall, Simon Fraser University

  • Jean-Marie Courrent, Montpellier 1 University

  • Gabriel Abend, New York University

  • Lucie Sirieix, Montpellier SupAgro

  • Lynette Purda, Queen's University

  • Hamid Etemad, McGill University

  • David Crick, University of Ottawa

  • Thomas O'Neill, University of Calgary

  • David Audretsch, Indiana University

  • Anne Washington, George Mason University

  • Igor Livshits, Western University

  • Olivier Crevoisier, Université de Neuchâtel

Launch your research career with an internship

Approximately half of our graduates go on to work for governments and private consulting firms. Some of these students have launched their research careers through an internship. You can too. And while our program’s research practicum is optional, you have plenty of choices to find your right fit.

Relationships with governments, organizations and firms

The Telfer Master of Science in Management has forged ties with organizations—from successful private consultancies to leading public-sector institutions to key government departments and agencies.

New internship opportunities emerge every year

And we’re working on new partnerships, making additional internship opportunities available. But don’t wait for us!

  • Talk to your thesis advisor about possible internship opportunities and exactly which opportunities would be best for you.
  • Develop an internship of your own.
  • Or contact us at anytime for more information about new internship agreements we establish with great organizations and companies in the months ahead.

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