The Telfer MBA’s integrated curriculum helps position you to lead people, take charge of organizations, allocate resources effectively and articulate strategic vision—fundamental skills of high-performance managers. Organized in six-week blocks, the curriculum covers the fundamental skills needed by leaders to achieve high performance in any industry or sector. The program kicks off with an intensive orientation period that focuses on team building and The World of the General Manager course. This course puts students in the position of a general manager who must set strategic direction, motivate personnel, allocate resources and integrate various parts of an organization in the face of uncertainty. Performance Management is the integrative platform for a substantial portion of the core curriculum. Casework that integrates Performance Management across core courses, such as Strategic Marketing Management, Operations Management, and Managerial Accounting for Information and Decisions, ensures the development of transferable skills and critical thinking. Consulting Project
Students learn and apply best practices in management consulting by working with executives of local organizations and tackling problems faced by these professionals. Conducted under the supervision of Telfer School professors and the mentorship of professionally Certified Management Consultants (CMC), the consulting project is a unique opportunity for students to tackle real-life business challenges. It also accelerates professional accreditation with the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada). International Trip
Students gain a global perspective of the changing face of international management via a trip to a key international business centre. In 2008, for example, the one-week international trip is entitled Doing Business in Europe for High-Performance Firms and is hosted by the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in Belgium. Vlerick is one of few universities in the world that holds three major accreditations (Equis, AMBA and AACSB), making it a top European business school. Associated with two renowned Belgian Universities (KUL & UGent) and located in historic cities, Vlerick exposes students to the Belgian business culture while stimulating students in areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. Electives
Telfer MBA participants customize the remainder of their program by choosing electives that suit individual interests and career goals — specializations such as entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, public policy and international management.
Intensive (full time, days, one year) Professional (part time, evenings, two to three years)
Exceptionally, 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.
A Canadian baccalaureate degree or its equivalent with a minimum standing of B or 70 percent. A minimum of two to three years* of full-time managerial or professional work experience. Part-time and summer jobs and coop placements do not count toward this number but are considered favourably during file evaluation. *Please note that as of 2012 three years of full-time managerial or professional work experience will be required for the MBA Program. Achieve a competitive score in the Graduate Management Admission Test. Last year's average score was 622 and the range 550-780. English proficiency
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