International Study Opportunities
A Global Context
The Rotman MBA reflects the reality of doing business in the global economy and you will have a range of opportunities to gain international experience while at Rotman.
The Rotman School is a global citizen, with research, partnerships and networks that span the world. As a Rotman student, you're exposed to an international perspective on business. You can study abroad for a few weeks to a full semester at one of our partner schools, go on exchange, or or take part in an international consulting project.
At Rotman, we continue to work on a daily basis to expand our global network. The School's location is a major asset: Toronto is the world’s most multicultural city, with over half the city’s population born outside of the country. Helping to bring the world into the classroom, Rotman boasts one of the most international student bodies (42 per cent of the full-time class) and faculties (71 per cent) of any leading business school.
Consider the opportunity to further internationalize your MBA by taking advantage of some of the activities listed below:
International Exchange Program
In 2011/12, MBA students participated in semester-long exchanges at 23 leading universities worldwide, studying everywhere from Switzerland to Singapore.
23 Partner Schools in 16 Countries
Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney
Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
Tsinghua University, Beijing
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
China Europe International Business School, Shanghai
Fudan University, Shanghai
ESSEC Business School, Paris
WHU Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar
European Business School, Frankfurt
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business, Tel Aviv University
SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan
Tec de Monterrey (ITESM)
RSM Erasmus, Rotterdam
National University of Singapore
University of Cape Town
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon
Instituto de Empresa, Madrid
University of St. Gallen
National Taiwan University
London Business School
Manchester Business School
International Study Tours
International Study Tours are designed to provide a framework with which to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the emergence of major new markets in the world economy. The trips include stopovers in major cities where students will learn firsthand what it is like to do business while participating in a number of cultural and tourist activities. Site visits to local, Canadian and international companies provide students with a well-rounded overview of the specific country.
Tours offered during the 2011-2012 academic year were:
- Latin America
Doing Business Internationally (DBI) Intensive Program
The DBI offers alternative international experience: a hybrid of the International Exchange Program and the International Study Tours. Based at one of Rotman’s international partner schools, the DBI is an intensive course that focuses on how to do business in a specific country. The academic component of the program is overseen entirely by the partner school (in much the same way as the International Exchange Program) but does take place over the course of 1-2 weeks. Like the International Study Tours, the program includes activities outside of the classroom including company presentations, tours, roundtables table discussions, but these are truly secondary to the in-class piece.
DBI intensive programs offered during the 2011-2012 academic year included:
- South Korea
International Consulting Projects
The International Consulting Project is a program in which IPSO has partnered with a variety of companies and organizations both in Canada and overseas to develop an internationally focused independent study project. Under the supervision of a Rotman faculty member, Rotman students will work on and deliver a project outlined by the partner. Projects are an in-depth study of a specific country or region and, in some cases, require international travel. ICPs offer students a chance to gain targeted international experience and contribute to companies abroad.
ICPs offered during the 2011-2012 academic year include:
- Brazil – IT industry
- Canada – Elective Health Care
- Global – Governance, Finance
- Global – G20, Digital G20
- Israel – Medical Device
- United Arab Emirates – Emerging Markets