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 http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/rrsp-reer/llp-reep/menu-eng.html.
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.