Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1969Established Year

Telfer School of Management is located in Ottawa, Ontario. It is a part of the University of Ottawa. The campus is located at the centre of the city. The institute offers undergraduate courses, 1st-year courses and doctoral courses in business, management and health sciences. It offers courses in English and French languages.

Why Should You Choose Telfer School of Management?


  • Executive MBA Program ranked no. 1 globally by CEO Magazine (London, U.K) for two consecutive years.
  • MBA program ranked 2nd in Canadian Business Value Ranking (2016).
  • MBA ranked 31st among top 40 MBA in Corporate Knights 2016 Better World MBA ranking.
  • Features in the list of Princeton’s Review 2018 Best 267 Business Schools.

Key features

  • Offers courses in – Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics and Performance and Health Systems Management.
  • Offers International Exchange Program.
  • “Polycycle” by Telfer student club "Enactus uOttawa" won Community Legacy Award, for social entrepreneurs.
  • Six alumni in the 2018 list of OBJ’s “Forty Under 40” for business achievements.
  • Offers special executive programs in the fields of business and management.
  • Offers professional development programs.
  • Special executive learning centre – Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership (CEL).
  • Accredited by three international organizations.

Student Opportunities

  • Take part in competitions like – Telfer Capstones, Telfer School of Management Case Competitions.
  • Membership opportunity in global honour society Beta Gamma Sigma – highest recognition for a business school student.
  • Undergraduate students with CGPA of 7.0 or above- participate in research projects with a professor.


Type of InstitutePublic
Faculty Members200
Total number of students4500
Percentage of International Students20%
Tuition Fee (Undergraduate) for Canadian StudentsCAD 4071.75 – CAD 4190.33
Tuition Fee (Postgraduate) for Canadian StudentsCAD 2729.68 – CAD 9571.24
Tuition Fee (Undergraduate) for Foreign StudentsCAD 14364.33 – CAD 19295.43
Tuition Fee (Postgraduate) for Foreign StudentsCAD 6656.20 – CAD 17907.70
Tuition Fee (PhD) for All StudentsCAD 2729.68
Test scores acceptedIELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE and

Campus and Residential Facilities


  • Located at north west of the main campus of University of Ottawa.
  • Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD Courses are offered in various fields of business, management and health science.
  • Faculty Location: Desmarais Building.
  • State of the art facilities is available – Management Library and Financial Research and Learning Lab.
  • Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership (CEL)- Professional Development courses and Executive MBA.


  • Residential facility- provided by University of Ottawa.
  • Both On-Campus and Off-Campus housing is arranged.

On-campus Residence

  • Options for 1st year students
  1. Traditional Residences - LeBlanc, Marchand, Stanton and Thompson
  2. Traditional Plus - Rideau and Henderson
  3. Suites - 90 University and Friel
  4. Studios - Friel
  5. Apartment-style residence - Hyman Soloway
  1. Options for 2nd year onwards –
    • Apartment-style residences - Annex, 45 Mann, and Hyman Soloway
    • Large single-occupancy room with bathroom - Rideau
    • Studio or suite - Friel
  2. Amenities – Kitchen, Internet, Telephone, Laundry, House Keeping, Parking.
  3. Meal Plans –
  1. Either mandatory or optional plans are offered.
  2. Meal Plans mandatory for 1st years living in Stanton/Thompson/Marchand/Le Blanc/90 University.
  3. Mandatory Plans- 5 days or 7-day plan.
  4. Non-refundable, non-transferable and non-interchangeable.
  5. Access to dining hall- 24/7.
  6. “Dining $”- tax-free currency for students to purchase food from campus.
  7. Pay-as-you-go plan for 22 locations in the campus.

How to apply for residential facilities?

  1. Guaranteed housing facility for full-time first-year students who –
    • Have not completed more than 5 university courses.
    • Has been admitted before June 1st.
  2. To apply visit
  3. They have to choose the residence preferences and then send an email to
  4. A deposit fee of CAD 700 will be required

Off-Campus Housing

  • List of available residence in the Ottawa/Gatineau area can be checked at
  • Average monthly Rent –
    1. Ottawa – CAD 610 – CAD 2400
    2. Gatineau – CAD 455 – CAD 1480


  • Fields- business, entrepreneurship, management and health sciences.
  • Credentials offered- Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral degrees.
  • Medium- English/ French languages or both.
  • Executive MBA - a specialized course receiving global recognition.
  • Offers professional development courses, graduate diploma and undergraduate certificate courses.
ProgramsStrategic Areas of Expertise
  • B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce)
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration)
  • MBA JD
  • MBA LL(in French)
  • MEng
  • EMBA (Executive MBA)
  • MBCPL (Master of Business in Complex Project Leadership)
  • MHA (Master of Health Administration)
  • MSc HS (Master of Science in Health Systems)
  • MSc MGT (Master of Science in Management)
  • PhD in Management
  • Undergraduate Certificates
  • Graduate Degrees and Certificates
  • Interdisciplinary courses
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Health Systems Management
  • Business Analytics and Performance

All About Application Process

Pre-requisites for Undergraduate Courses

  • Canadian students: Secondary school diploma or equivalent from a Canadian province.
  • International students (India): Higher Secondary School Certificate.
  • Language requirement for French or English Language Programs –
    1. Studied three years or a full-time course in a country where English/French (as applicable) is the official language. Or
    2. Qualify the language tests recognized by the University of Ottawa

English – TOEFL/IELTS/University of Ottawa CanTest/CAEL/PTE/CAE/EPT (MELAB)


  • EIP Passed students exempted from the language tests.
  • For undergraduate certificate courses- minimum of two years of professional experience

Pre-requisites for Postgraduate courses and Doctoral Courses

  • For Masters and Graduate Diplomas- Bachelor’s Degree; average of 70% or 75% (for some courses).
  • For Doctoral Programs- Masters Degree; average of 75%.
  • International students- submit Study Permits, Official transcripts, Letters of recommendation
  • Doctoral program or a master’s program (research)- choose a thesis supervisor from the university.
  • For some of the Masters courses like Executive MBA/MHA/MBCPL/M.Sc in Healthcare candidates should have –
    1. Required work experience (as applicable)
    2. An undergraduate degree with 70% average.
    3. A GMAT/GRE score (as applicable).

How, when and where to apply?

Undergraduate Programs

  • Applications for the undergraduate courses- ‘Spring – Summer’ or ‘Fall’ session.
  • Apply from Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.
  • Two types of forms are available for Canadian Students –
    1. OUAC 101- for students presently attending a school in Ontario/graduated from a school in the province within the past seven months.
    2. OUAC 105D- for Canadian students from high schools outside Ontario
  • For International Students- OUAC 105F form.
  • Download forms from-

Postgraduate and Doctoral Programs

  • Visit
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Upload Official transcripts in PDF format via admission portal.
  • Upload GMAT/GRE scores.
  • Submit a soft copy of curriculum vitae and a letter of intent (500 words)
  • Submit contact information of two referees (academic contact)

Application Fees

To be paid by cash or card. For undergraduate programs, fees are payable to the OUAC.

CoursesDeadlinesApplication Fee
B.ComCanadian StudentsInternational StudentsCAD 100 – CAD 254
April 20 & June 1April 1
MBA/MHAMay 15 (also American students)February 1CAD 100
MBCPLJuly 31July 31
MSc in HS/MSc MgtJanuary 15May 1
PhDJanuary 15January 15

Cost and Expenditure

Tuition Fees

CoursesDomestic StudentsForeign Students
UndergraduateCAD 4071.75 – CAD 4190.33CAD 14364.33 – CAD 19295.43
PostgraduateCAD 2729.68 – CAD 9571.24CAD 6656.20 – CAD 17907.70
PhDCAD 2729.68CAD 2729.68

Other Fees

Incidental Fees (full-time)CAD 385.92 – CAD 1036.43
Incidental Fees (part-time)CAD 185.90 – CAD 187.82
U PassCAD 53.66 – CAD 104.64
Health InsuranceCAD 234.70
Students CouncilCAD 17.50

Housing and Meal Charges

Single RoomCAD 7633
Double RoomCAD 6401
Traditional PlusCAD 7905 – CAD 9665
Suites and StudiosCAD 6896 – CAD 9689
ApartmentsCAD 11068 – CAD 18677
HouseCAD 8765
Mandatory Meal ChargeCAD 4480

Scholarships and Financial Aids

  • Scholarships awarded based on academic performance and social achievements.
  • Applications for scholarships through uoZone using “Online Scholarships and Bursaries”-

Some of the mentionable Scholarships

President’s Scholarship

  • Value – CAD 30,000 (CAD 7500 per year)
  • One scholarship offered to International students.
  • Six scholarships for Canadian students.
  • Applicable for full-time students of the institute

Chancellor’s Scholarship

  • Value – CAD 26,000 (CAD 6500 per year)
  • Six scholarships for domestic candidates and one for international.

The Ian Telfer Scholarship for MBA and MHA students (OSOTF)

  • Value – CAD 2000
  • For Canadian Candidates needing financial help.

Telfer School of Management Dean’s Leadership Scholarship

  • Value – CAD 2000
  • Applicable for meritorious students, enrolled full time in B.Com program.
  • Application for this scholarship is not necessary.

Telfer School of Management Admission Scholarship

  • Value – CAD 2500 – CAD 12000
  • Applicable for MBA program students with 80%+ average during admission/excellent GMAT score.

Other financial aids

Government assisted loans (International Students in an eligible citizen category will be considered) and Work – Study Programs.

Work-Study Program

  • Offered by the University of Ottawa.
  • 10-12 hours work per week for jobs on campus.
  • Earn CAD 4000-CAD 5000.
  • Application submission: March 12 – June 14, August 13 – October 4, December 1 - January 31.
  • Apply through the uoZone.

Alumni Network

The Telfer School of Management and University of Ottawa’s Alumni Association offers the following benefits for the members –

  • Offers job listing and career opportunities for graduates from the institute.
  • Provides career development certificate.
  • Arranges workshops, networking events, internship programs, mentorship and development programs etc.
  • Home, travel and auto insurance coverage from Johnson Insurance.
  • Financial support from MBNA.
  • Discounted rates on Canada Life’s insurances.
  • Mortgage renewal with Desjardins.
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