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Encouraging Leadership

Solidifying the Foundations of Core Business Functions

The Telfer Executive MBA curriculum enhances the general management capabilities of our candidates. The Program builds upon the understanding of individual core disciplines of management and the integration of these disciplines in order to critically evaluate strategic opportunities. During your first year of studies, you will complete courses in the foundations of business. This will solidify your knowledge in the key elements of corporate finance, marketing, financial and managerial accounting, data analysis and human resources. During your second year of studies you will build upon the fundamental courses by integrating these individual concepts into the formulation, evaluation and implementation of corporate strategy. This includes a strategic look at globalization and its role within a corporate strategy.

Expanding your Network

The Telfer Executive MBA Program will expand your network and linkages to leadership:

Dr. Jack Kitts, EMBA 2001

Dr. Jack Kitts, EMBA 2001, President and CEO of The Ottawa Hospital explains how the Telfer Executive MBA has benefited himself and the growing leadership of The Ottawa Hospital.

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  • By attending a diverse range of events and networking activities during the course of the Program.
  • By meeting and learning from guest lecturers. Professors often invite industry leaders into the classroom to provide a connection between the content of the course and the active application in the business environment.
  • By becoming a member of the Telfer Executive MBA community. You will develop close relationships with your fellow Executive MBA candidates, faculty, supervisors, the Telfer Executive MBA alumni network, as well as their extended networks.

Enhancing Your Organizational and Management Skills

The roles of senior level positions will require a deliberate reliance on working with a diversified team in order to effectively execute business strategies. The Telfer Executive MBA’s strong emphasis on teamwork provides you with the opportunity to develop critical team and leadership skills. The Class will be divided into teams for the duration of the program. This team environment allows you to leverage the strengths of your peers while learning and building upon opportunities for your personal growth. Our Management Skills courses provide you with the tools to self-identify your own learning and leadership preferences as well as how individual preferences contribute to a productive team environment. A support network is available throughout the 21 months to coach each team through the different stages of team performance. The Program’s team building exercises are easily transferrable to your own team environments within your workplace.

Leadership Lecture Series:

This unique lecture series draws senior leaders within the Ottawa community into the Telfer Executive MBA classroom. This six session course within the curriculum goes well beyond a traditional case study method. It will give you the opportunity to actively participate in a ‘live’ business case where you can discuss, question and critic the business leader who was responsible for making key critical and strategic decisions within his or her organization during the case.  The comparison of the various speakers will allow you to consider, compare and evaluate each speaker’s leadership style and strategy for managing current issues within their organizations.

2017 Leadership Lecture Series Speakers
Ravi Parmasad Eli Fathi Joan Veselesang Linda Egan

Ravi Parmasad
Integration & Transformation
Lead for ION,
Nokia

Eli Fathi
Serial Entrepreneur,
CEO, MindBridge AI

Joan Vesselesang
Former President & CEO
Toon Boom Animation

Linda Egan
Community Entrepreneur,
CEO, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

2016 Leadership Lecture Series Speakers
Ravi Parmasad Janet Longmore Dr. Jack Kitts Tyler Nelson

Ravi Parmasad
Integration & Transformation
Lead for ION,
Nokia

Janet Longmore
President & CEO,
Digital Opportunity Trust

Dr. Jack Kitts
President and CEO
The Ottawa Hospital

Tyler Nelson
Co-Founder & COO
Article12 Technologies Inc.

2015 Leadership Lecture Series Speakers
Joseph Nour Fay Madison Dr. Jack Kitts Ravi Parmasad

Joseph Nour
Founder and former CEO
Protus IP

Fay Maddison
Founder and CEO
Natasha's Wood Inc. and Natasha's Wood Foundation

Dr. Jack Kitts
President and CEO,
The Ottawa Hospital

Ravi Parmasad
Chief Quality Officer,
Alcatel-Lucent

2014 Guest Speakers
Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull Joan Vogelesang Janet Longmore Ravi Parmasad

Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull
Chief of Staff,
The Ottawa Hospital

Joan Vogelesang
President & CEO,
Toon Boom Animation

Janet Longmore
President & CEO
Digital Opportunity Trust

Ravi Parmasad
Chief Quality Officer,
Alcatel-Lucent

2013 Guest Speakers
Jeff York John-Pierre Kingsley Jim Orban Sir Terry Matthews

Jeff York
CEO
Farm Boy

Jean-Pierre Kingsley
Former Chief Electoral Officer
Elections Canada

Jim Orban
President & CEO
The Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

Sir Terry Matthews
Chairman,
Wesley Clover

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“The Telfer Executive MBA opened my mind to new possibilities and helped me understand the language and nuances of Senior Management.”
Val Gamache-O'Leary, EMBA 2008, Director, Information Systems, The Ottawa Hospital
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