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Telfer School of Management – University of Ottawa - MBA

Telfer School of Management MBA Program Structure

The 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 takes 12 months to complete.


The program features three specific phases, the first of which leaning 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. The final phase is for “experiential learning,” which features a required consulting project, plus optional an international exchange program and optional internship.

Class Profile

The GMAT average of the most recent Telfer School MBA class was 612, scoring in the range of 570–770. About 25 percent of the class is international.

Career Statistics

Recent data indicates that Telfer MBA graduates earn around $102,154 CAD annually.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management MBA program total cost is $31,506 CAD for Canadian full-time students and $35,062 CAD for Canadian part-time students. For international students, the rate is $52,456 CAD for the full-time program and $57,108 CAD for the part-time program.

Students enrolled in the full-time program will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships, which can 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.

Private and federal financing loan options are available for Canadian residents, while international applicants usually must acquire some form of private financing.


In order to apply to the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management MBA program, applicants must submit the following:

• A completed application
• Official transcripts
• GMA/GRE Scores
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)
• Two professional references

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:

Final Deadline – May 15 (Canadian and U.S. residents)

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