Facts at a Glance
Everything you need to know
Whether your aim is to start your own business, accelerate your career or choose a new direction, you've come to the right place. From an undergraduate commerce program to Full-Time, Morning and Evening and Executive MBAs, to a Masters of Finance and a world-class PhD program, as well as professional development opportunities, Rotman offers options for continuous learning throughout your career.
The Full-Time MBA attracts top talent from around the world - ambitious professionals with the potential to become future leaders. The program combines 16 months of study with a 4-month opportunity for an internship. In their second-year, students may choose to specialize in a particular discipline to guide them toward a specific career path.
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The Financial Times ranks Rotman (January 2016):
- #1 MBA in Canada
- #3 in research
The Morning MBA is for working professionals in the Toronto area who are seeking to unlock their leadership potential while maintaining their career momentum. Classes are held two mornings per week, from 7:00 to 8:59 a.m. The program begins in August of each year and takes 32 months to complete. The program length is 32 months.
The Evening MBA allows you to enjoy the benefits of a world-class business education while allowing you to maintain your busy work schedule. Classes are held two evenings per week, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The program begins in August of each year and takes 32 months to complete. The curriculum is similar to that of the Morning and Full-Time MBA programs. The program length is 32 months.
The Rotman One-Year Executive MBA Program (EMBA) is designed for working managers, helping them learn the analytical tools and leadership skills they need to grow in their careers. It minimizes time away from work, with classes on Friday and Saturday every other week plus four one-week residential modules, and allows students to earn a Rotman MBA while maintaining and enhancing their career momentum.
Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM)
The Master of Financial Risk Management is an eight month program that prepares its graduates for in-demand careers in risk management and trading. The program is designed in response to the high industry demand for individuals who have both quantitative skills and an understanding of the environment in which risk management decisions are made. The program runs from the beginning of September to the end of the following April, with the inaugural class starting September 2016.
Designed for working professionals who live in the Toronto area, the Master of Finance program offers a mix of theoretical and applied courses, with content that extends beyond that offered by an undergraduate commerce degree, a CFA or any other professional finance program. Beginning in September and extending over a 20-month period, the program is offered on a part-time basis, with classes on Wednesday evenings and every other Saturday.
The Financial Times consistently ranks Rotman in the global top ten for its best in Finance category
- The class of 2016 had on average 6.9 years of work experience
- 53% of students in the class of 2015 have a CFA
Other Rotman Degrees
The JD/MBA program is a four-year degree offered by the Rotman School and the Faculty of Law. This program combines graduate training in management with a degree from Canada’s most prestigious law school. Taken separately, these two degrees would take five years to complete. Note: GMAT waivers are available to applicants from U of T’s Faculty of Law.
The Jeffrey Skoll BASc/MBA program brings together undergraduate studies in engineering and an MBA. It provides a fast track to a career as a manager or executive in a technology-based business.
The Combined PharmD-MBA Program is a five-year combined degree offered by the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Rotman School of Management.
The PhD program at the Rotman School is designed to prepare individuals for academic and research careers by providing in-depth education in current and emerging theory. A highly diverse group of students from many countries, cultures and backgrounds, Rotman PhD graduates can be found in tenure-track positions at some of the world’s most prestigious business schools.
A brief sampling of PhD placements since 2005:
- MIT (Sloan School of Management)
- NYU (Stern)
- University of Virginia (Darden)
- London Business School
- Shanghai University
- Bocconi University
- City University of Hong Kong
Rotman Commerce, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate business programs, is jointly offered by the Rotman School and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Commerce students receive a solid grounding in management fundamentals, while having the freedom to focus on a discipline that meets their academic and professional needs.
- 6,400 applications received annually
- 650 admitted to first year
- 52% female
- 48% male.
- 37% international students.
- More than 25 countries and all 10 provinces represented in the student body.
Other Rotman Programs
The Rotman Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, or G.Dip.P.A., is a 12-week summer program that covers the four modules of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). The program helps prepare its graduates for the Common Final Examination (CFE) and allows them to advance straight to the Capstone 1 module in the CPA PEP.
The Rotman School offers programs for individuals and custom programs for organizations to executives from Canada and around the world. Taught by respected and knowledgeable experts and driven by real-world challenges, Rotman Executive Programs aims to develop a community of leaders.
The Financial Times ranks Rotman Executive programs (2015 Executive Education Open Enrolment Rankings):
- #20 globally and #1 in Canada for open enrollment programs
- 5th year in a row the top-ten for Preparation (#8) and New Skills & Learning (#10) and the only Canadian school to hold more than one top-ten ranking
- 3,317 total executive program participants in 2015/2016
- 111 programs delivered
- 63 programs for individuals
- 48 programs for organizations
The Initiative for Women in Business empowers women to advance in their careers and to pursue business education. Through its comprehensive portfolio of professional development programs, expert speaker series and networking events, and a network of more than 800 professional women, the Rotman Initiative helps women to refine their management skills and develop the tools they need to be effective leaders and senior executives.
- 47.1: the percentage of the Canadian labour force occupied by women
- 519 women have participated in the programs of the Initiative since its launch in 2008
- 15 public events drawing leaders from the corporate and public sectors, international institutions and academia
Rotman offers two programs for highly-skilled Internationally-educated professionals who are determined to leverage their full potential and take their careers to the next level here in Canada. The first is BusinessEdge and the second is Leadership AdvantEdge.