Rotman School of Management EMBA

University of Toronto, Toronto

Designed for business professionals, the Rotman School of Management executive MBA program offers a flexible program that limits the amount of time spent away from work through a flexible program.

The 13-month program involves class time on Fridays and Saturdays every other week. It is built around a combination of group work and personal development.

Through the school’s leadership development centre, students set goals early in the program and receive regular feedback from professors in order to establish stable career plans. As well, a leadership retreat at the midway point of their studies allows for deeper self-reflection and builds further on the concepts of teamwork and leadership.

In the final third of the program, students begin work on their capstone project. Students in this year’s program will focus on working with existing businesses that are for sale.

Students have the opportunity to enrol in a course associated with the Creative Destruction Lab. The lab is designed to help science-based start-ups prepare for seed funding by providing mentorship and opportunities to raise capital. EMBA students gain exposure to these companies along with experienced entrepreneurs, who act
as mentors.

Rotman also offers its global executive MBA, an 18-month program designed for senior and mid-career professionals. Students meet for two-week residencies in North and South America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. A new stream of this program recently launched specifically for executives in health care and the life sciences.

Notable alumni include Ann Kaplan, CEO and president of iFinance Canada Inc.; Randy Pilon, CEO of Virox Technologies Inc.; and Johann Olav Koss, founder of Right to Play.

Full-Time: 13 months

Work Experience: 8 years, 3 in management

Cost: $113,775

Cost (International): $113,775

Total Full-Time Enrolment: 63

Female Students: 41%

International Students: 44%