Rotman School of Management MBA

University of Toronto, Toronto

The Rotman School of Management recently refreshed its core curriculum to grant students greater flexibility. Enrollees previously took all mandatory courses in their first year; they now select three electives, with the end result of increasing the total number of electives pursued over the course of their degree.

Located in Toronto’s downtown core—the country’s business and financial centre—the full-time MBA program surrounds students with opportunities to transform their theoretical knowledge into concrete action. The school’s Creative Destruction Lab is a program for science-based start-ups that exposes students to both entrepreneurs and cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. The school also has a new course and research centre focused on financial technology, or fintech.

Students can expect the 20-month schedule to be comprised of 16 months of academic study followed by the opportunity to complete a four-month internship.

Rotman has partnered with the University of Toronto’s faculties of law, engineering, political science, environmental studies and others to create joint or collaborative degrees to serve a range of career goals. Among the options are a joint MBA and master’s of global affairs, and a collaborative program in Asia-Pacific studies.

Rotman students looking to expand their business influences onto the global stage can take advantage of a number of international study opportunities. The school has established partnerships with 24 schools in 17 countries.

Notable alumni include Heather Chalmers, president and CEO of GE Canada; Michael Zerbs, chief technology officer of Scotiabank; and Andrea Stairs, managing director of eBay Canada.

Full-Time: 20 months

Part-Time: 32 months

Cost: $107,500

Cost (International): $120,680

Incoming Full-Time Enrolment: 350

Incoming Part-Time Enrolment: 114

Female Students: 41%

International Students: 52%