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University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management

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Program Overview

The Telfer MBA is a flagship program of the Telfer School of Management (Telfer School). Located in Canada’s capital—where the country’s most powerful political and business forces converge—the Telfer School is a rich learning environment that provides students with the leadership training and global perspective required to excel in the changing and competitive worlds of business, technology, health care, government and industry associations. One of only three business schools in Canada accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Association of MBAs and the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).


The Telfer School believes that an MBA education should prepare managers and leaders to focus on results, value and outcomes with discipline and adaptability. To that end, an intensive and integrated program is offered that features small classes, high interaction and peer learning - all conducted in world-class facilities. All business schools face the challenge of integrating curriculum in a way that is relevant and practical. The Telfer School believes that leadership of high performance organizations provides an integrating theme that has several unique advantages.



Admissions & Tuition


Information For International Students

Admissions Criteria
 Minimum GPA: 3.0
 Minimum Work Experience: 2
English Language Proficiency  (Minimum Score)
      TOEFL (Computer-based): 250.0
      TOEFL (Internet-based): 100.0
      TOEFL (Paper-based): 600.0
Deadlines (Month/Day)
 Application: February 1
  Notification of Acceptance: Varies
Fees (C$)
  International Application Fee: 100
 Total Cost of Program (excluding books): 29,300

Language Support for International Students

  • Pre-program Language Classes

Programs/Credentials Offered

  • One-Year MBA (Accelerated MBA) Degree
  • Executive MBA (EMBA) Degree
  • Part-Time MBA (Evening MBA) Degree

Fields of Study

  • MBA (general)

Ranking and Reputation

  • On November 25, 2009, the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) awarded EQUIS accreditation to the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Approximately only 40 business schools in the world have achieved the triple crown of accreditations (AMBA, AACSB & EQUIS). The Telfer School becomes the 3rd in Canada to realize this accomplishment. The triple-crown achievement coincides with the Telfer School of Management’s 40th anniversary as an independent faculty at the University of Ottawa.

Buildings & Facilities

  • Recently, the Telfer School moved into the new Desmarais Building. This twelve-storey structure offers management students an unparalleled learning environment.

    The Telfer School fosters the development of the students' high-tech skills by providing them with state-of-the-art computing and teaching facilities. From private rooms to multimedia labs and teaching rooms, students can prepare their assignments using common and specialized software, advanced financial and accounting databases, the Internet, electronic mail, and the computerized libraries of the University.

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