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Telfer MBA and EMBA programs rank at the top of CEO Magazine’s 2024 Global MBA Rankings

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Ottawa, ON, - The Telfer Executive MBA ranks #1 in the Global MBA Rankings of Executive MBA programs with the Telfer MBA listed in the Top Tier of MBA programs worldwide according to the recently released rankings by CEO Magazine.

The Telfer Executive MBA has consistently ranked in the top seven global EMBA programs over the last eight years. 

“The CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings criteria focuses heavily on the quality of the professors’ teaching in the program and the overall care that goes into program delivery,” says Dr. Gregory Richards, Vice-Dean of Graduate Professional Programs at the Telfer School of Management. “I’m really proud of our EMBA team, from our diverse and knowledgeable professors to our dedicated team of administrative staff, who year after year deliver a world-class EMBA program.”

In addition to our EMBA’s success, in its first year of evaluation, Telfer’s MBA program lists in the top-tier of MBA programs worldwide.  

"I want to congratulate our graduate programs staff and professors for ranking as the best in the world in the CEO Magazine Global EMBA Rankings and in Tier One in the MBA Global Rankings. At Telfer, we are dedicated to creating a better experience for our students and I am very happy that we have been recognized by CEO Magazine for these efforts," says Dean Stéphane Brutus, Dean of the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.

CEO Magazine has been featuring top business schools from around the world since its launch in 2008. In 2012, the publication launched its annual Global MBA Rankings, profiling MBA, Executive MBA, and Online MBA programs. CEO Magazine ranked 139 schools, evaluating 284 different programs (92 online, 69 EMBA, and 123 full-time and part-time MBA programs) in 24 countries in 2024.

Using a ranking system entirely based on and weighted towards fact-based criteria, CEO Magazine aims to cut through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark for the schools under review.

View the full Global MBA Rankings on CEO Magazine's website.

What Sets the Telfer Executive MBA Apart?

CEO Magazine #1 Global EMBA Rankings 2024 badge The Telfer Executive MBA program is the most practical, real-world Executive MBA program in Canada. Designed for mid-to-senior level professionals, we are the only accredited Executive MBA program to integrate six diverse consulting projects into our curriculum. 

Combining theoretical frameworks from the classroom with six real-world consulting projects, you can gain practical skills and hands-on experience for solving complex challenges faced by local and global businesses. Expand your strategic management and leadership skills in real-time and become equipped to navigate the challenges and complexities of the ever-evolving business environment. Immediately apply these new skills to your current role, delivering value to your organization and community from day one.

We appreciate that your life doesn’t pause for your Executive MBA, and you don’t need to lose momentum in your professional and personal aspirations. Whatever your goals, we are here to support you in your leadership journey. Beginning with your first point of contact, you’re never a number or a name on a page. Our faculty and staff get to know you personally and your Executive MBA journey is our priority. We will do everything in our power to help you achieve the growth, success, and impact that you signed up for. 

Download our viewbook to learn how to become a senior leader equipped for any challenge with the Telfer Executive MBA .  

Why Choose the Telfer MBA?

CEO Magazine Tier one Global MBA Rankings 2024 badgeDesign your future by choosing a Master of Business Administration that challenges your perspective, expands your network, and empowers you to lead change with confidence. Developed for purpose-driven business leaders with three-plus years of work experience, the Telfer MBA prepares you to be a responsible manager. 

Adapted to the realities of working professionals, this two-year program allows you to directly apply the knowledge acquired in the Telfer MBA to your professional role while maintaining and accelerating your career. Gain a better experience by participating in team projects, real management challenges, case competitions, local consulting projects, paid internships, network building, and personalized career development.

Customize your degree to gain the skills and expertise employers are looking for in our four concentrations, including Digital Transformation & Analytics (DT&A), Finance, Management Consulting, and Sustainable Management. You can also complete the professional MBA in French with the Management Consulting concentration.

Connected to decision-makers and a world-class tech hub and rooted in an impact-driven and hands-on philosophy, our customizable MBA empowers you to lead with confidence, empathy, inclusivity, and sustainability.

Visit the Telfer MBA website to learn more about how you can make your MBA matter. 

About the Author

Jami supervise les opérations internes du programme de MBA pour cadres Telfer. Elle coordonne l'ensemble des cours offerts dans le cadre du programme et les principales activités de partenariat. Elle gère la liaison et offre du soutien aux professeurs et aux candidats, assure la gestion de l'orientation, la logistique du programme et la coordination du voyage à l'étranger (International Business Consulting Trip). Elle travaille en étroite collaboration avec le directeur pour atteindre les objectifs du programme en matière de budget, d'accréditation et de marketing. Jami est diplômée du B.Com. (option marketing) de l'École de gestion Telfer en 2007 et possède un certificat en marketing stratégique de l'Université Cornell.<br/><br/>Jami oversees the internal operations of the Telfer Executive MBA Program. She manages the full spectrum of the course offerings within the program and key partnerships activities. These include: liaison and support for professors and candidates, management of orientation, program logistics, and coordination of the International Business Consulting Trip. She works directly with the Director on budgetary, accreditation and marketing, focusing on general awareness requirements throughout multiple channels. Jami graduated from the Telfer School of Management’s Honours BCom program (Marketing) in 2007 and has a Strategic Marketing Certificate from Cornell University.

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