Overview

Applicants
243
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average Undergrad GPA
2.90
Years Work Experience
7.7
Average Age
33

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
590 - 650
GPA
2.6 - 3.2

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
May 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information


Students Say

Located in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, the Telfer School of Management offers "a great place for learning with such a dynamic environment." Students are drawn to the "triple accreditation" (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) and the fact that the school is "bilingual" meaning the "MBA [is] available in French." The program has a "strong focus on global environment," a "solid reputation relative to other schools in the area," and a "low cost of tuition." It's "location in the national capital region" offers many "connections with local industry and the federal government." Consequently, "a lot of government workers" attend the program. "Because of the triple accreditation the school has, we get a lot of international students," one student explains. "This allows us to work and interact with many diverse cultures that we would normally not be exposed to. In a global marketplace, this is invaluable and should serve me well."

The "dedicated professors" are "available and reliable" and a real "pillar of strength and wisdom." The majority of the faculty are "well versed in their areas" and "showcase some of the brightest in their respective fields." "There are some very knowledgeable professors at this school who go the extra mile to connect with students and," one happy student reports. The administration is also "available and courteous," making an overall "very well organized administrative support unit."

The MBA at University of Ottawa is an intensive "one-year program," which "means less time out of the workforce." Despite the short program, the program "still incorporates a large practical component (consulting project and international trip)." The school places students in teams "for the duration of the program" which lets students "combine our strengths to overcome our weaknesses." It is also worth noting that the University of Ottawa is "very good at supporting partners and acknowledging the toll of an MBA on families." One student sums up their experience succinctly: "I just have two words: 'NET AWESOME'!"


Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL




Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MBA6298B Business Opportunities Arising from Environmental Issues (1.5cr.) This course identifies business opportunities for Cleantech and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies resulting from environmental issues, with a focus on climate change. It addresses new business opportunities in established companies as well as in start-ups. First, it covers clean energy and the Ontario “Feed in Tariff” program. Then it addresses how ICT products can be made more energy efficient, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions and also reducing dollar costs. Finally it brings together clean energy and IT, by identifying business opportunities associated with Smart Buildings and Smart Grid. MBA6295I Seminar: Social and Environmental Sustainability (1.5cr.) Introduction to the concept and benefits of social and environmental sustainability at the operational and strategic levels within organizations. The focus of the course is on how an organization can engage in, benefit from and report on activities that demonstrate social and environmental sustainability, and how sustainability can be aligned with organizational strategy. It identifies three levels at which an organization can be sustainable and provides examples of how to achieve the highest level. Each year the course will focus on a current environmental or social issue and students will have the opportunity to address other areas as per their individual interests. This is a “how to” course from a corporate perspective. MBA 6297B New Business Models For Sustainability (1.5 cr.) The transition to a sustainable society involves new sustainable businesses including net zero energy houses, energy efficient campuses, solar energy systems, waste-to-energy technology or hydrogen-powered cars. To gain wide acceptance, they must address change management challenges in the form of existing legislation, established regulations, municipal zoning regimes, obsolete standards and codes, established practices and limited availability of skilled manpower. This course shows how these barriers to innovation and change can be overcome with new business models such as novel financing tools e.g. green mortgages, special incentives, shared ownership arrangements, feed-in tariffs for solar and renewable energy, new fiscal instruments such as a carbon tax, novel service arrangements, and new design and governance models for municipalities and regions. Students will have the opportunity to select a technological challenge or business opportunity and explore the institutional barriers that need to be addressed for successful deployment.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$68,166
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
65%

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

31%
Other
24%
Marketing
18%
General Management
12%
Finance/Accounting
9%
Information Technology
3%
Operations/Logistics
3%
Human Resources

Students Say

Since the Telfer School of Management is "well connected to the local business commu- nity," many MBA students find work in Canada's capital. Seventeen percent of a recent graduating class found work in government. The average mean base salary for that class was a little over $77,500. Employers who most frequently hire Ottawa MBAs include Adobe Systems, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Costco, Deloitte, L'Oréal, RBC Royal Bank, SwiftTrade Securities, TD Waterhouse Investment, and Xerox Canada.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 31%
Marketing / Sales 24%
General Management 18%
Finance / Accounting 12%
Information Technology 9%
Human Resources 3%
Operations / Logistics 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Government 33%
Other 25%
Consulting 15%
Technology 15%
Financial Services 6%
Manufacturing 3%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3%

Prominent Alumni

Ian Telfer
Chairman of Goldcorp Inc.

Harley Finkelstein
Chief Operating Officer, Shopîfy

Bernie Ashe
Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group

Guy Laflamme
Head of 2017 Celebrations, City of Ottawa

Dominique DeCelles
General Manager Hispanic Zone - Active Cosmetics Division, L'Oreal Americas

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$5,067

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
33%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$18,787
Tuition (Out-State)
$30,634
Fees (In-State)
$1,139
Fees (Out-State)
$1,139

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$349
Tuition (Out-State)
$552
Fees (In-State)
$144
Fees (Out-State)
$144

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,010
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$5,908
Academic Expenses
$1,136

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
115
Part Time
10%


Demographics

13.00%
International

28% female
72% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Since the student body at University of Ottawa is "such a unique blend of local, national and international students that it is very hard to pinpoint what my fellow students are 'like'." However, most students are "friendly, outgoing, and helpful," and "the average age is late twenties, early thirties." Students get along well, perhaps thanks to "the program's approach to team work" which "facilities this positive environment."

As "[the university] is in the heart of downtown Ottawa, Canada's capital city," there is plenty to do both on campus and off. "Day to day, there is freedom to do what you want," one student explains. "If you want to be very involved in the school, you can be. If you prefer to do your own thing, that's fine as well." As Canadians, "we celebrate winter (given the weather), and enjoy the summer." "Due primarily to its intensive, twelve-month nature," there may not be as much time for extracurricular activities as at other programs. As one student states, "The important thing to know going into this program, is that you are willing to give it your all for a full twelve months."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Danielle Charette
Manager of Academic sector

Address
55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 4160
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
Canada

Phone
613-562-5884

Fax
613-562-5164

Email
mba@telfer.uOttawa.ca


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