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 (International): $39,552
Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 70
Female Students: 31%
International Students: 43%
Specializations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Public Management, Business Analytics, Management Consulting