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Program Overview

The Telfer School of Management's core undergraduate focus, the Bachelor of Commerce degree, which usually takes four years to complete, has been designed for students who want specialized training in major areas of management. Students complete the program with or without an option or they can select the specialized honours program in accounting or management information systems. Students who decide to complete the program with options may choose one of seven options in which to specialize. These options include entrepreneurship, finance, international management, marketing, human resource management, and E-Business.


Accredited by AACSB International, the Association for MBAs (AMBA) and EQUIS. These leading international accreditations place Tefler School of Management in the 1% of the world's business schools
Common core provides students with a solid base in management
A dedicated Career Centre prepares students for their careers
Co-op program enables students to combine academic studies with paid work terms, the 4th largest co-op program in Canada
Exchange program lets students study in Asia, Europe, North America or Australia
Study in the nation's capital and the centre of Canada's high technology industry

Institute Accreditation

Provincial Accreditation

Colleges in Canada Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Credentials Offered (Undergraduate Only)

Colleges in Canada Bachelor Degree
Colleges in Canada Certificate
Colleges in Canada Business Minor for Non-Business Majors

Fields of Study

Business Administration
Colleges in Canada Accounting & Taxation
Colleges in Canada Brand & Product Management
Colleges in Canada Business Administration & General Management
Colleges in Canada Business Management Computer Applications
Colleges in Canada Business Minor (for Non-Business Majors)
Colleges in Canada Computer Systems Management
Colleges in Canada Consumer Studies
Colleges in Canada e-Commerce
Colleges in Canada Economics & Statistics
Colleges in Canada Entrepreneurship & Venture Development
Colleges in Canada Finance & Financial Management
Colleges in Canada Information Systems Management
Colleges in Canada International Management
Colleges in Canada Investment Management
Colleges in Canada Labour Relations
Colleges in Canada Leadership
Colleges in Canada Management and Information Systems
Colleges in Canada Management Consulting
Colleges in Canada Market Research
Colleges in Canada Marketing Management
Colleges in Canada Nonprofit Management
Colleges in Canada Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource Management
Colleges in Canada Project Management
Colleges in Canada Sales Management
Colleges in Canada Services Management
Colleges in Canada Small Business Management
Colleges in Canada Strategic Management & Policy
Colleges in Canada Technology Management

Program Options

Colleges in Canada Career Placement Office
Colleges in Canada Co-op Education
Colleges in Canada Industry Practicum/Internship
Colleges in Canada International Exchange
Colleges in Canada Mentor Program
French Immersion

Buildings & Facilities

The Desmarais Building is the home of the Telfer School of Management. Named in honour of Paul G. Desmarais, a University of Ottawa alumnus and one of Canada's most distinguished corporate leaders, the 12-storey structure offers management students an unparalleled learning environment.

This impressive facility includes: breakout rooms; four computer labs; six conference rooms; student lounges and club offices; wireless connectivity throughout the building; four classrooms specially designed for the graduate programs; six lecture theatres with capacity for more than 700; and a multipurpose room suitable for hosting a multitude of events, conferences, seminars and celebrations.

Admissions & Tuition

Application Deadline    
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Colleges in CanadaRolling Notification
Minimum GPA:  75
Personal Statement: Not Required
Interview: Not Required
Letters of Reference: Not Required
Other Requirement: High School Diploma, English or French, Calculus, Algebra
Annual Tuition (C$): 6,254
Faculty/Department Scholarships & Bursaries Available: Yes
Estimated Total Cost of Program (C$): 25,016 - 76,255

University of Ottawa
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada
Phone:  1-613-562-5805
Fax: 1-613-562-5163

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Program Profile
Canadian Schools Name of Credential Awarded: Bachelor of Commerce (4-Yr BCom degree)
Canadian Schools Length of Program: < 4 Yrs
Canadian Schools Direct Entry: Yes
Canadian Schools Cohort Model: No
Teaching Methods:
 Colleges in Canada Case Studies
 Colleges in Canada Directed/Independent Study
 Colleges in Canada Field Work/Projects
 Colleges in Canada Labs
 Colleges in Canada Lectures
 Colleges in Canada Presentations
 Colleges in Canada Research Paper
 Colleges in Canada Simulations/Gaming
Average Class Size:
Colleges in Canada Core Classes: 60 - 200
Colleges in Canada Areas of Concentration Classes: 40 - 70

Student Profile
Canadian Schools Total F/T Undergraduate Student Enrolment in Program (All Years): 2,717
Male/Female Ratio:
Colleges in Canada % Male: 52
Colleges in Canada % Female: 48
Famous Alumni:
 Colleges in Canada Ian Telfer, MBA 1976, Chairman, Goldcorp Inc.
 Colleges in Canada Paul Desmarais, BCom 1950
 Colleges in Canada Robert Ashe, BCom 1982, General Manager, Cognos

Program Quick Stats
Canadian Schools Faculty/Department Name: Telfer School of Management
Canadian Schools Year Faculty/Department Founded: 1969
Canadian Schools # Fields of Study/Concentrations: 11
Canadian Schools Opportunities for Part-Time Study: Yes
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 75
Canadian Schools Total Tuition/Program Fees for Credential (C$): 23,150 - 63,827
Canadian Schools % Graduates Employed Within 3 Months of Graduation: 81

Institute Overview
Canadian Schools Institute Name: University of Ottawa
Canadian Schools Institute Type: 4-Yr University
Canadian Schools Public or Private: Public
Canadian Schools Year Founded: 1848
Canadian Schools # Faculties: 10
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Faculty: 1,290
Canadian Schools # Full-Time Students: 25,632
Canadian Schools # Part-Time Students: 5,699
Canadian Schools Campus Setting: Urban
Canadian Schools On-Campus Residence/Dormitories: Yes
Canadian Schools Nearest City: Ottawa
Canadian Schools City Population: 1,200,000
Canadian Schools Cost of Living: Medium
Canadian Schools Climate Range: -40°C to 30°C
University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa
University of Ottawa