Telfer School of Management

Telfer School of Management
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5

Business Administration (MBA)

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Programs
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Business Administration and Management, General
Description The Telfer School of Management offers Master of Business Administration (MBA). The program provides a strong foundation in all management disciplines, develops management and people skills, and refines the students' ability to view and analyze issues, opportunities and situations from a strategic perspective, allowing them to become responsible agents of change. Emphasis is placed on the applications of relevant, contemporary management concepts, models and philosophies with an integrated approach to problem solving and an appreciation of all aspects of the organization. The pedagogical approach stresses teamwork and managerial skills development. It allows the student to grapple with real-world challenges facing organizations through industry-based integrating projects that draw upon multiple disciplines. The student population is drawn from around the world and brings to the program a variety of educational backgrounds as well as professional expertise from the private and public sectors. The program combines academic excellence with a strong concern for the practical challenges facing modern managers. To this end, it makes significant use of practitioner-oriented teaching materials and business simulations, and allows students to become actively involved with organizations. The MBA program is conceived for candidates with at least three years of work experience. The program may be completed on a full-time basis over twelve (12) consecutive months. If the degree requirements are completed on a part-time basis, program duration is then normally thirty-six (36) months. However, part-time students may choose to complete the intensive International Summer Exchange Program which would allow them to complete their MBA in as little as twenty-eight (28) months.
Website: Business Administration (MBA) at Telfer School of Management
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70 to 70
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

PTE Academic is also an acceptable language test. Minimum score required is 68.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
In the application to the MBA program, students must elect to study in English or in French and are placed, once admitted, in a cohort/study group accordingly. When applying to the program, candidates must provide the following: a duly completed application form; a non-refundable application fee; original transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended, as well as any additional evidence of academic excellence, such as grade point average, class rank, awards, publications and professional designations; a current curriculum vitae that details managerial or professional experience; two confidential letters of recommendation that comment on the applicant's suitability for graduate study; a 500-word narrative statement that indicates the applicant's personal motivation for entering the MBA program, and how the applicant will contribute to the learning environment; official GMAT score for candidates that apply to the English program; as well as proof of language proficiency for candidates whose mother tongue is not English (if they apply to the English program) or French (if they apply to the French program). In some cases, applicants may be required to attend a personal interview with a representative of the MBA program. In its evaluation of applicants, the admission committee will identify those who lack mathematical background and will strongly recommend that they complete four Quantitative Analysis for Business Modules (namely "Basic Mathematics", "Spreadsheet for Statistics", "Mathematics for Finance", and "Calculus for Microeconomics") offered in a hybrid delivery mode (on-line with some one-on-one tutorials with a professor; the modules can be done completely on-line for students who cannot attend live tutorials). Furthermore, all students admitted will be invited to complete these four modules to refresh their quantitative analysis skills. All applications, supporting documents and inquiries from candidates for the MBA program should be sent to the Telfer School of Management at the address provided at the beginning of this document. The selection committee will not consider applications without all the required documents.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 22, 2018