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Category: Program

What degree will I receive upon completing the program?

You will graduate with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Toronto.

How many candidates do you accept each year?

We accept 55–70 students each year.

Is the program delivered by distance learning?

No. All class sessions are delivered face-to-face in a classroom. This approach allows you to develop a personal relationship with the faculty and with your classmates.

When do classes begin?

The Rotman EMBA has one intake per year. Classes begin in September.

How is the EMBA organized?

The Executive MBA program runs consecutively for 13 months. You will be in class all day on Friday and Saturday, every other week, and for four one-week residential modules throughout the year.

What is the difference in learning between an Executive MBA and a Full-time or Part-time MBA program?

Please see Degree Selector on the Masters Programs page.

Do you offer international exchange opportunities?

Yes. You can customize your Rotman EMBA experience by pursuing an international elective with one of our partner institutions. All international courses are taught in English. Cost of travel and accommodations for international electives is not included in the Rotman EMBA program fee. To learn more, please visit here.

Category: Admission Process and Requirements

Is there an application deadline?

Our admissions committee considers applications on a rolling basis, which means we review applications and admit students on a first-come-first-served basis. Once the class is full, students will be placed on a waitlist and/or considered for the following academic year.

Is an application interview required?

Yes. Interviewing with one of our program directors is an important part of the application process. We want to help you decide if the Rotman Executive MBA is the right fit for your career goals, before you begin the formal application process. The interview may be conducted either in person, via webcam/Skype or by telephone.

If I fulfill the minimum criteria of admission to the Rotman MBA program, what are my chances of entry?

Fulfilling the minimum criteria only guarantees you consideration for admission to the program. An offer of admission often depends upon both the individual strength of your application and the strength of your application relative to others seeking admission to the program. Due to the competitive nature of the application process, successful applicants tend to significantly exceed the minimum admissions criteria.

What are the most heavily weighted factors?

We take a ‘whole package’ approach when reviewing applications. We look at the quantitative features of the application such as the GPA and EDT/GMAT/GRE score, but also at the quality of the essays, references, interview, academic background, international work and extra-curricular experiences.

If I’m admitted this year, can I defer my admission to next year?

Yes, you can defer your acceptance for one year.

How long before I know if I’ve been accepted once my application is submitted?

Our admissions committee usually reviews completed applications within two business days. You can expect a decision within three business days of submitting your completed application.

Do I need to write the GMAT or GRE?

Candidates with an undergraduate degree equivalent to the University of Toronto’s four year degree have the option of writing the Executive Diagnostic Tool (EDT) instead of the GMAT or GRE. Learn more about the EDT.

All candidates without a recognized undergraduate degree must write the GMAT and achieve a minimum score of 500 or the equivalent in the GRE. Preference will be given to those with a score of 550 or higher.

What is an EDT and do I need to write it?

The Executive MBA Diagnostic Tool (EDT) measures the basic mathematical and analytical skills you'll need to successfully work with the course material of the Executive MBA program. All candidates for the EMBA program will be required to pass the EDT, unless they have already written a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) within the last 5 years and achieved a minimum score of 500 or the equivalent in the GRE. All candidates without an undergraduate degree must write the GMAT and achieve a minimum score of 500 or the equivalent in the GRE. Preference will be given to those with a score of 550 or higher.

Do I need to write a TOEFL or IELTS?

Candidates who have completed their undergraduate degrees in a language other than in English must write their TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum overall score required is 93 (writing, 22; speaking, 22) on the TOEFL, and for the IELTS the minimum overall score is 7.0. Read more about language requirements

Do I need to be employed to be admitted into the Executive MBA program?

We prefer students to be employed when applying to, and while enrolled in, the Rotman EMBA program but will consider each candidate on their own individual merits.  Please contact our admissions advisor to discuss your individual situation.

Category: Fees and Scholarships

What is included in the program fees?

The program fees include your textbooks, all course material, most meals on class days, hotel accommodations for the residential modules, and customized career coaching.

How can I pay tuition?

Tuition fees can be paid by personal cheques, wire transfers or bank drafts. We do not accept credit card payments for tuition fees.

Is the EMBA program tuition fee tax deductible?

The EMBA program is considered a full-time MBA program and therefore the tuition fee is partly tax deductible. It also qualifies for the Canada Revenue Agency’s Life Long Learning Plan. To learn more please visit

Are there scholarships or discounts available?

Yes! We offer a variety of scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship, you must be admitted to the program and submit your scholarship application by July 15. We also have offer early enrolment incentives.  Contact our admissions advisor for more information on how to qualify.



EMBA Application Process

 1. Register your applicaton.  This will allow you to revisit the application if you don't have all of the documentation ready right away.  
 2. Complete the online applicaton.  
 3. Within 2 business days, we will contact you to set up an interview.  meeting
 4. If your interview is successful, you will be asked to submit a $300 CDN application fee and a formal applications package, which includes your university transcrips and reference letters.  mail

Contact UsExecutive MBA Programs

Rotman Executive MBA Admissions
3rd Floor, Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St. George Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 3E6

Tel: 416.978.4441
Fax: 416.978.5549

EMBA Program Fees2014


Program fee includes meals on class days, all program materials and textbooks, and hotel accomodations during residential modules.

Payment schedule:

  • $8,000 due upon acceptance of offer of admission
  • balance due in four payments (September, November, January and March)

Top 5 Worldwide for % Women in EMBA ProgramFinancial Times EMBA Ranking

The Rotman School of Management is committed to advancing women in business. Our EMBA program is ranked 5th in the world for its percentage of women in the program (Financial Times EMBA Rankings)

In 2008, the Rotman school launched Canada's first and only Initiative for Women in Business, which provides leadership development opportunities, new ways of thinking and vital connections that help women advance and succeed in their careers. The Initiative is a trusted partner to forward-thinking corporations and organizations through its custom programs, presentations and events, and diversity consulting.  

The Rotman Initiative for Women in Business

  • Offers leadership and professional development programs that refine management skills and help women develop the tools they need to be effective leaders and senior executives.
  • Hosts business leaders and experts from around the world as part of the women in leadership speakers series
  • Provides networking events for women in business
  • Supports corporate initiatives for women through its Best Practices Network
  • Develops custom programs and conferences for corporate partners
  • Guides businesses on talent management and diversity strategies
  • Shares expert points-of-view in media interviews from Canada and around the world

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