Telfer School of Management

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Business Administration (MBA)

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Program Information

School:Telfer School of Management
Faculty:Graduate Programs
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.

URL:Business Administration (MBA) at Telfer School of Management
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $22,035
International: $22,035
Careers:Banking, Credit and Other Investment Managers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission to the program is competitive and the number of candidates admitted is limited. Admission will be granted only to those who clearly demonstrate a high promise of success in the MBA program. Admission to the master of business administration program is open to candidates: holding a Canadian baccalaureate degree or its equivalent with minimum standing of B, or a 70 per cent overall average. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will determine the equivalency of qualifications for applicants from non-Canadian institutions. In addition, a limited number of candidates may be considered for admission on the basis of substantial managerial or professional training and experience (at least 10 years), provided there is strong evidence of management responsibilities and career progression, even if they do not hold a university degree or do not meet the minimum academic requirements; having acquired a minimum of two years full-time work experience. In general, preference is given to those applicants who have greater work experience, particularly when there is evidence of management responsibilities and career progression. Co-op placements and work internships completed to meet the requirements of a postsecondary academic program will be viewed favourably at the time of admission, but do not constitute a replacement for the full-time work experience requirement; having achieved at least a 50th percentile score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), with strong standing for each individual test component, including at least a 4.5 score on analytical essay writing. Applications for the GMAT can be obtained from Educational Testing Service, Box 966-R, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 08540; consult for more details.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    • Graduate Management Admission Test or Graduate Record Examination
    Application Notes : 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.

    Modified on November 01, 2022