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Telfer School of Management – University of Ottawa - MBA

Ottawa Telfer School of Management MBA Program Structure

The Ottawa Telfer School of Management offers an MBA program that can be formatted in either a part-time or full-time format, per the student’s preference. The part-time version, dubbed the “professional” version, takes 24 months to complete. The full-time “intensive” version, on the other hand, takes 12 months to complete.



The MBA program features three specific phases, the first of which is learning management fundamentals that combines the orientation with core courses. The second phase is “self-selected learning,” which is comprised of electives centered around the following concentrations: finance, management consulting, business analytics, entrepreneurship, or public management. In conclusion, the final phase is for “experiential learning.” This phase features a required consulting project and optional exchange programs or internships, for example.

Ottawa Telfer School of Management MBA Class Profile

The GMAT average of the most recent Telfer School MBA class was 612, scoring in the range of 570–770. About 28 percent of the class is international and 25% of the class identifies as female. Furthermore, the average work experience of students is between 5-10 years.


Career Statistics

Recent data indicates that Telfer MBA graduates earn around $90,000 CAD annually.


Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management MBA program’s total cost is $28,000CAD for Canadian full-time students and $30,350 CAD for Canadian part-time students. For international students, the rate is $64,000 CAD for the full-time program and $68,000 CAD for the part-time program.

Students enrolled in the full-time program will receive automatic consideration for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships, for example, will range from $2,500 CAD to $10,000. These students typically have an ‘A-‘ average, good GMAT scores, or other notable work accomplishments. A full list of scholarships can be found here.

In conclusion, private and federal financing loan options are available for Canadian residents. International applicants usually must acquire some form of private financing.


Ottawa Telfer School of Management MBA Admissions

In order to apply to the MBA program, applicants must submit the following:

In addition, prospective applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree with a grade average of at least a ‘B-‘ or 70 percent, as well as three previous years of full-time work experience in order to gain admission.

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • International Students: February 1
  • Canadians, permanent residents and Americans: May 15

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