CMC-Canada and University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management Enhance Existing Partnership to Support Aspiring Management Consultants

December 12, 2023, Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, recognizing graduates with advanced standing towards earning the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation. 

As part of the Telfer School of Management’s-CMC-Canada Academic Partner Program, students who are enrolled in the Telfer School of Management’s MBA program in the Management Consulting Concentration, can now graduate with the maximum number of equivalencies towards attaining their CMC designation. 

The CMC designation signifies a consultant’s dedication to ethics, rigorous assessment, professionalism, and continuous learning. As the world's only internationally recognized credential for management consultants, a CMC Designation means more opportunities, a higher level of credibility, and best-in-class service for clients. 

“We are pleased with this enhanced partnership with CMC-Canada. This will serve to offer our MBA graduates an important option to obtain a professional credential in the area of management consulting”, said Dr. David Delcorde, Director of the MBA Program.

"We are pleased to strengthen our collaboration with the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management, providing a pathway for their graduates to accelerate their journey towards the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation,” said Donna Ringrose, CMC-Canada’s Executive Director. 

"The CMC designation is emblematic of a professional's unwavering dedication to ethics, rigorous assessment, and a steadfast commitment to continuous learning. This expanded partnership exemplifies our shared pursuit of excellence and innovation in the dynamic field of management consulting. As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of business challenges, the future of the management consulting industry is better equipped to thrive, armed with the collective expertise of CMC professionals who embody not only the highest standards of integrity but also a forward-thinking approach to problem-solving." 

Students enrolled in the Management Consulting Concentration or equivalent, as part of the Telfer School of Management MBA program, enjoy complimentary CMC-Canada membership and a wide variety of accompanying benefits, including:

  • Exclusive educational programs and professional development opportunities designed to keep you at the forefront of the management consulting industry. 

  • Networking events that connect you with mentors, peers, and leaders in the field, allowing you to share knowledge and cultivate important relationships. 

  • A suite of online tools and resources to support your consulting practice, including research databases, templates, and best practice guides. 

  • The opportunity to engage in mentorship programs where you can either receive guidance or offer your expertise to emerging consultants. 

  • Access to our job board, highlighting opportunities tailored for management consultants seeking new challenges and opportunities. 

Upon completion of the Telfer School of Management’s MBA program, students who are members in good standing and have three years of experience as a management consultant are eligible to complete the Oral Assessment. The CMC designation is conferred once a candidate successfully completes the Oral Assessment. 

The Academic Partner Program (APP)

CMC-Canada's Academic Partner Program is an exclusive program that provides academic institutions the opportunity to map the delivery of the educational requirements to achieve the CMC designation from within their current course offerings. 

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About the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management is located in the heart of Ottawa and is the proud academic home of some 4,300 students, 200 faculty members, and over 30,000 alumni. At Telfer, everything we do from teaching to research, to policy advice is firmly aligned with helping Canada reach its potential. We believe that better business practice means a better Canada and that a better Canada means a better world. Learn more: 

About CMC-Canada:

The Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering excellence and integrity in the management consulting profession. CMC-Canada represents over 2,500 members across Canada who have earned the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation, which is recognized as the highest standard for management consultants internationally. The CMC is not just a symbol of expertise but a statement to clients and employers that CMCs have the knowledge, skills, and ethical integrity to deliver outstanding results. For more information, visit 

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