Telfer School of Management MBA

University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Students enrolled in the Telfer School of Management MBA focus on what the school considers the four essential skills of successful managers: developing strategy, analyzing data, working with people and delivering results.

Enrollees are encouraged to choose a course load that reflects their career, with electives organized by themes that include finance, entrepreneurship, innovation, management consulting and business analytics. A new specialization in public management offers courses in government relations, crisis management and finances in public organizations.

A one-week international trip allows participants to learn how business operates in other cultures. Past destinations have included Shanghai, Prague and Milan; companies visited on these excursions range from Nike to Stella Artois to Nestlé.

All students also complete a consulting project, in which they help an organization solve a real problem.

For 2019, the program has added a co-op stream, with the option for students to work part-time from January through July or full-time between September and December. Most of the co-op placements are paid; possible employers include CIBC, the Ottawa Hospital and the federal government.

The school hosts a number of networking opportunities, including a breakfast speakers series and an annual golf tournament that raises scholarship money while bringing together students, alumni and faculty.

Full-Time: 12-24 months

Work Experience: 3 years management experience

Cost: $30,942

Cost (International): $39,552

Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 70

Female Students: 31%

International Students: 43%

Specializations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Public Management, Business Analytics, Management Consulting