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You may already know what you want to do after earning your MBA, or you may be seeking the opportunity to explore new directions. Whatever your goals, find out more about how the Rotman MBA can help you focus your vision and choose your career direction.

Accounting

Accounting

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Accounting

Selected Courses

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Current Issues in Financial Reporting and Disclosure
  • Taxation and Decision Analysis
  • Financial Distress and Insolvency
  • Business Law
  • Business Analysis and Valuation

Other Opportunities

Rotman hosts the Annual Toronto Accounting Research Conference in August, featuring speakers from universities across North America.

Notable Alumni

  • Chris Clark, CEO and Canadian Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Christon Anastasopoulos, Director, Corporate Financial Reporting, OMERS Administration Corporation
  • Donna C Johnston-Blair, The University of Texas at Austin, Accounting Lecturer
  • Eric Xiao, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
  • Justin Haydon Ashley, Dundee Wealth, Vice President, Financial Operations
  • Ekta Mendhi, Chief of Staff, Assurance and Advisory, Deloitte
  • Louise Bach,Head of Corporate Accounting at B
  • Roland Friedrich Wieshofer, Exclusive Media Group, Chief Accounting Officer

Past Speakers

  • Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, Professor, USC, and former Deputy Chief Accountant at the SEC, "Accounting and Auditing at a Crossroads: What's in Store For Us?"
  • Merv Hillier, President and CEO, Certified Management Accountants of Ontario, "What Do Creativity and Innovation Have To Do With Accounting...And Why Is This Important To You?"
  • CMA Ontario Rotman School Accounting Research Seminars (3 or 4 per month)

Sample of Published Research

  • "Tax Avoidance and Geographic Earnings Disclosure."Ole-Kristian Hope, Mark (Shuai) and MaWayne B. Thomas, 2013-05-28.
  • "Financial Reporting Quality and Investment Efficiency of Private Firms in Emerging Markets", Chen, Feng and Hope, Ole-Kristian and Li, Qingyuan and Wang, Xin, 2011
  • "The Cost of Pride – Why Do FiRSM from Developing Countries Bid Higher?" Ole-Kristian Hope with Thomas and Vyas, Journal of International Business Studies, Forthcoming, 2010
  • "Do Analysts’ Notes Provide New Information? ," De Franco, G
  • "International Evidence on Analyst Stock Recommendations, Valuations, and Returns, " Ole-Kristian Hope with Barniv, Myring, and Thomas, Contemporary Accounting Research Forthcoming, Vol. 27 No. 4, 2010
  • "The Impact of Earnings on the Pricing of Credit Default Swaps," J. L. Callen, J. Livnat and D. Segal, Accounting Review, forthcoming
  • "Financial Reporting Quality, Private Information, Monitoring and the Lease-versus-Buy Decision," Scott Liao, Anne Beatty and Joe Weber, Accounting Review, forthcoming
  • "Are CEOs compensated for value destroying growth in earnings?", Sudhakar Balachandran; Partha Mohanram, 2010
  • "A Framework for Identifying (and Avoiding) Fraudulent Financial Reporting," Wally Smieliauskas, Accounting Perspectives, 7(3), 2008, 189-226
  • "Reform of Accounting Education in the Post-Enron Era: Moving Accounting 'Out of the Shadows'," J. Amernic and R. Craig, Abacus, 40(3), 2004, 342-378
Arts, Media, and Entertainment

Arts, Media and Entertainment

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Arts, Media and Entertainment

Selected Courses

  • Strategy and Competition in Creative Industries

Career Preparation

Entertainment industry speaker series, receptions and site visits

Clubs

Rotman Entertainment & Media Association

Notable Alumni

  • Carlos Arturo Vengal, Manager, Corporate & JV Development, IMAX
  • Clyde Wagner, General Manager, Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity
  • Denise Yu, Vice President, Finance, Thomas Reuters Corp.
  • Gave Lindo, Director - Business, Rights & Content, CBC Television
  • Harry Einbinder, Coordinator, Professional Scouting, Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
  • Jian Wei; Jonathan Li, Associate Vice President, New Media, NBA China
  • Sonia Jog , Executive Director, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
  • Andrew Shaw, President and CEO, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Brian Cuff, Vice President, Distribution, Sony Picture Television
  • Gord Nelson, CFO, Cineplex
  • Heather Briant, Senior VP, Human Resources, Cineplex Entertainment
  • John Cassaday, President and CEO, Corus Entertainment
  • Kevin Hanson, President, Simon & Schuster Canada
  • Marie Beyette, SVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Torstar Corporation
  • Marni Wieshofer, Managing Director, MESA Global
  • Patrick Ferrier, President, Higher Education Division, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.
  • Rael Merson, Chairman, Mixed Use Capital

Past Speakers

  • Andrew Blum, Correspondent, Wired magazine; Contributing Editor, Metropolis magazine; Author, "Behind the Scenes of our Digital Lives - and How It All Works"
  • Andrew Keen; Don Tapscott; Matt Galloway Internet Entrepreneur; Host of "Keen On"; CNN Columnist; Author; Chairman, Moxie Insight; Adjunct Professor, Rotman School; Author, "The Online Social Revolution"
  • Jay Feaster and Jason Farris, GM, Calgary Flames; Author Behind the Moves; NHL General Managers, "How Winners are Built: Plays & Strategies From the NHL’s Top General Managers"
  • Matt Galloway; Andrew Keen; Don Tapscott Host - Metro Morning CBC Radio 1 Toronto; Internet Entrepreneur; Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management, U of T and Author, "Opposing Views from 2 Experts on the Effects of Today's Online Social Revolution"
  • Matthew May, Founder, Edit Innovation and Author, "6 Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything"
  • Richard Florida, Director and Professor of Business & Creativity - Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management, UofToronto; Author, " Why We Live As We Do Today and Where We Might Be Headed"
  • Tomer Strolight ,Partner and President, Arlene Dickinson Enterprises; former President, Torstar Digital, "Lessons Learned From 7.5 Years Heading the Team Who Built Canada’s Leading Digital Media Company"

Sample of Published Research

  • "Cultural Capital and Metropolitan Distinction: Views of Los Angeles and New York", Kevin Stolarick; Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, 2011"
  • "The 'Inglorious' Decline Of Miramax Films," Roger Martin and Jennifer Riel, BusinessWeek, Mar. 5, 2010
  • "Sonic City: The Evolving Economic Geography of the Music Industry", Richard Florida and Scott Jackson, 2010
  • "Learning through rare events: Significant interruptions at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum," Christianson, M.K., Farkas, M., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Weick, K.E., Organization Science, 20(5), 2009, 846-860
  • "Managing for Creativity," Richard Florida and James Goodnight, Harvard Business Review, July-August, 2005
Business Design

Business Design

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Business Design and Integrative Thinking

Featured Professors

Heather Fraser, Director of Rotman Designworks™ and the Business Design Initiative
Heather Fraser
Roger Martin, Dean, Professor of Strategic Management
Roger Martin

Research Institute

Business Design Initiative at Rotman DesignWorks Strategy Innovation Lab

Selected Courses

  • Design Practicum: Business Innovation Lab
  • Innovation, Foresight and Business Design

Career Preparation

  • Business Design Internship
  • Business Design Industry Alumni Panel

Clubs

Rotman Business Design Club

Case Competitions

  • Rotman Design Challenge

Other Opportunities

  • BusinessWeek named Rotman one of the top 30 Design Schools in the world (Sep. 2009)
  • BusinessWeek named Roger Martin one of the world's most influential designers (Feb. 2010)
  • Forbes named Roger Martin one of the world's most influential business thinkers (2011)
  • 2011, Roger Martin was named by Thinkers 50 as the sixth top management thinker in the world.

Notable Alumni

  • Jessa Blades (MBA ’11), Business Designer, IDEO
  • Stefanie Schram (MBA ’10), Senior Associate, Rotman DesignWorks
  • Chihiro Hosoe (MBA '09), Senior Design Analyst, Frog Design
  • Mark Leung (MBA '06), Associate Director, Rotman DesignWorks
  • David Aycan (MBA ’05), Senior Designer/Project Manager, IDEO

Past Speakers

  • Claudia Kotchka, former VP, Innovation, Design and Strategy, Procter & Gamble and Prof. Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management on "Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage"
  • Warren Berger, Editor, “One” magazine, Author, "How Design Can Transform Your Life, Your Business, and Maybe Even the World"
  • Sohrab Vossoughi, CEO and Founder of Ziba Design, "The customer experience era is over. What now?"
  • August de los Reyes, Principal Design Director, Microsoft Surface, "Design and the Emotion Commotion - A Counter-Intuitive Emotional Design Approach and its Application to Things to Come"
  • Shlomo Maital, Academic Director and Professor Emeritus, Technion Institute of Management, "How and Why Great Innovators Merge Eastern and Western Thinking: da Vinci, Edison, Einstein"
  • also spoke on "The Laws of Simplicity: Why Simplicity is the Ultimate Design Principle, in Business, Product Design and in Life"
  • Dev Patnaik, Founder and Principal, Jump Associates, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University, "New Opportunity Development: Emerge, Reframe, Connect"
  • Dr. Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher, MicrosoftCorp, "Getting the Design Right and the Right Design"
  • David B. Smith, President, NSCAD University, "Why Business People Need to Think More like Artists and Designers"
  • Tony Golsby-Smith, Founder & CEO, 2nd Road (Australia), "How Design Thinking Offers Strategy a New Toolkit"
  • Bill Moggridge, Founder of IDEO and Stanford Professor, "How the Needs and Desires of People Can Inspire Innovative Designs"
  • Robert Blaich, Chairman, Teague Design and former Director of Design for Philips Electronics, "Design and Corporate Strategy: Managing the Connection for Competitive Advantage"
  • Bruce Mau, Founder, Bruce Mau Design and Institute Without Boundaries and Author, "Massive Change: A Manifesto for the Future of Global Design"
  • Gentry Underwood, Head of Knowledge Sharing Domain, IDEO, "Knowledge Sharing at IDEO: Designing for Social Interaction"
  • Doug Turney, President & CEO, Maclaren McCann: ‘How Big Before You Become Rotten?’
  • Mickey McManus, CEO of MAYA Design: “How Design Thinking Can Drive Innovation”
  • Dr. Hilary Austen, Adjunct Professor of Integrative Thinking, Rotman School: “Artistry Unleashed: Pursuing Great Performance in Work and Life”
  • Steve Sato, Founder and Principal, Sato & Partners (WA): “Applying Design Heuristics to Change Management and Org Development”
  • Bob Hambly, Creative Director, Hambly & Woolley: “Curiosity – The Designer’s Secret Weapon”
  • Stuart Payne, President and CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi Canada and Inger Bartlett, Founder and President, Bartlett & Associates Ltd.: “Applying Design Thinking to Office Design: Case Study of Saatchi & Saatchi’s Canadian Headquarters”
  • Heather Fraser, Roger Martin and Bob Schwartz, Co-Founder, Rotman DesignWorks; Adjunct Professor; Dean and Professor, Rotman School; GM, GE "How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Using Design Thinking"
  • Heather Fraser; Roger Martin, Co-Founder, Rotman DesignWorks; Adjunct Professor, Rotman School; Author, "How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges through Business Design"
  • Heather Fraser; Roger Martin; Tom Hulme, Co-Founder, Rotman DesignWorks; Dean and Professor, Rotman School; Design Director, London Office, IDEO, "How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Using Design Thinking"
  • John Cassaday & Brian Curtner, President and CEO, Corus Entertainment; Partner, Quadrangle Architects Limited, "A Case Study On Building Workplace Issues into the Design of Corus Entertainment’s Headquarters"
  • Lynn Utter, President and COO, Knoll North America; Corporate Director, WESCO International Inc. "Why and How Knoll Places Design at the Centre of Its Business Strategy"

Sample of Published Research

  • "Thinking By Design" Roger Martin and Jennifer Riel, Strategy UK, March 2010
  • "Designing Through Dynamic Decision-Making" Heather Fraser, Rotman Magazine, Winter 2010
  • "The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage," Roger Martin, Harvard Business Press, 2009
  • "Tackling Wicked Health Care Problems" Heather Fraser, Rotman Magazine, Winter 2009
  • "Design and Business: Why Can't We Be Friends?" Roger Martin, Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2007 
  • "The Practice of Breakthrough Strategies by Design" Heather Fraser, Journal of Business Strategy, February, 2007
  • "Turning Design Thinking into Design Doing" Heather Fraser, Rotman Magazine, Spring, 2006
  • "Designing in Hostile Territory" Roger Martin, Rotman Magazine, Spring 2006
  • "Embedding Design Into Business" Roger Martin, Rotman Magazine, Fall 2005
  • "The Design of Business" Roger Martin, Rotman Magazine, Winter 2004
Consulting

Consulting

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Consulting

Selected Courses

  • Strategy
  • International Business
  • Advanced Strategic Analysis
  • Causal Modelling for Integrative Business Strategies
  • Corporation 360°
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Competition and Strategy in Creative Industries
  • Strategic Change and Implementation
  • Not for Profit Consulting
  • Cooperative Strategy
  • Game Theory and Competitive Strategy
  • Case Analysis and Presentation
  • Health Care Consulting
  • Network and Digital Market Strategy
  • Leveraging Strategic Networks
  • Management Consulting Practicum
  • Aligning People and Strategy
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Business Analysis and Valuation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management Strategy
  • The Art of Modelling with Spreadsheets
  • Leading Social Innovation
  • Getting It Done
  • Opposable Mind

MBA Major: Consulting

You will learn how to analyze cross-functional business problems and to justify your recommendations, applying appropriate frameworks and a diverse set of quantitative and qualitative tools. 

Specific topics covered are the consulting industry, problem solving methodologies, the management of change in organizations, advanced issues in strategic management, and the development and presentation of proposals and reports.

See MBA Majors page for full details

Career Preparation

  • Consulting Industry Day
  • Lunch'n'Learn series
  • Scott Rutherford Consulting workshop series
  • Case interview preparation workshops
  • Mock consulting case interviews

Clubs:

Rotman Management Consulting Association

Case Competitions:

  • George Washington University International MBA Case Competition
  • Simon Graduate School of Business Case Competition
  • John Molson MBA International Case Competition

Other Opportunities:

  • Impact Consulting Group
  • Rotman NeXus
  • Strategic Management Area workshops

Notable Alumni

  • David Donnan, Partner, AT Kearney
  • Jill Black, President & Sole Proprietor, J.E. Black Company Ltd.
  • Joanna Rotenberg, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy
  • Kathryn Skelton, Director, Category Management, Womenswear, Holt Renfrew
  • Lawrence Scott Global, Chief Strategy Officer | Vice Chair | Managing Partner, Deloitte
  • Mark Eleoff, Associate Partner, Accenture
  • Sean Samieian, Principal, Infosys Consulting

Past Speakers

  • George Stalk, Senior Partner, BCG and Rotman Adjunct Professor, "Memo to the CEO: Five Future Strategies You Need Right Now"
  • Tony Golsby-Smith, Founder & CEO, 2nd Road (Australia), "How Design Thinking Offers Strategy a New Toolkit"
  • Robert Blaich, Chairman, Teague Design and former Director of Design for Philips Electronics, "Design and Corporate Strategy: Managing the Connection for Competitive Advantage"
  • David Plouffe, Campaign Manager, Barack Obama, "Lessons for Leaders from Barack Obama's Campaign Strategy"
  • Jürgen Schreiber, President & CEO, Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation: “How and Why Shoppers is Transforming Its Stores to One-Stop Shopping Destinations”
  • A.G. Lafley; Roger Martin, Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble; Dean & Professor, Rotman School, "Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works"
  • Chris Zook; Roger Martin, Partner and Co-Head – Strategy Practice Bain & Co.; Dean and Professor, Rotman School, U of Toronto, "Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change"
  • Ken Smith; Alexandra Reed Lajourx, Managing Partner, Dundee Associates Limited; Co-Author, The Art of M&A Strategy: A Guide To Building Your Company's Future Through Mergers. Acquisitions, and Divestitures (McGraw-Hill, 2012); Chief Knowledge Officer, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD); Co-Author, The Art of M&A Strategy, "The Art of M&A Strategy"
  • Will Mitchell, Visiting Professor of Strategic Management Rotman School of Management UofToronto; Co-Author, "Build, Borrow, or Buy: Solving the Growth Dilemma"

Sample of Published Research

  • "Strategy and Powerpoint: An Inquiry into the Epistemic Culture and Machinery of Strategy Making", Sarah Kaplan, 2010-03-12
  • "Governing Fables: Learning from Public Sector Narratives", Sandford Borins, 2011
  • "Build, borrow, or buy: Selecting pathways for growth", Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell, 2012
  • "Bringing Science to the Art of Strategy", A.G. Lafley, Roger L. Martin, Jan W. Rivkin, and Nicolaj Siggelkow, 2012-09-01
  • "Cognition and Strategy: Reflections on Two Decades of Progress and a Look to the Future", Kaplan, S., 2011
  • "Managing the supply of physicans' services through intelligent incentives", Golden, B.R., R. Hannam and D. Hyatt, 2011-11-28
  • "Time for blood: The Effect of Paid Leave Legislation on Altruistic Behavior", Nicola Lacetera; Mario Macis, 2012-08-09
  • "The Wal-Mart Effect: Wave of Destruction or Creative Destruction?," Srikanth Paruchuri, Joel A.C. Baum and David Potere, Economic Geography, 2009
  • "Adaptation and Vertical Integration in the Airline Industry," Mara Lederman and Silke J. Forbes, American Economic Review, December, 2009
  • "Arms Race or Detente? The Effect of Alliance Announcements on Rivals’ Market Values," Oxley, J.E., R.C. Sampson & B.S. Silverman, Management Science, 55(8), 2009, 1321-1337
  • "Framing Contests: Making Strategy Under Uncertainty," Sarah Kaplan, Organization Science, 2008 [8]
  • “The Field of Strategic Management Within the Evolving Science of Strategic Organization,” Anita McGahan and Joseph Mahoney, Strategic Organization 5:1, 2007, pp. 79-99
  • "The ‘Problem’ of Creating and Capturing Value," Nickerson, J.A., B.S. Silverman and T.R. Zenger, Strategic Organization, 5(3), 2007, 211-225
  • "Hits and Misses: Managers’ (Mis)Categorization of Competitors in the Manhattan Hotel Industry," Joel A.C. Baum and T.K. Lant, Advances in Strategic Management, 2003
  • "As the Left Foot Follows the Right? The Dynamics of Strategic and Structural Change," Terry L. Amburgey and Tina Dacin, Academy of Management Journal, 37, 1994, pp. 1427-1452
Career Focus Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Selected Courses

  • Leadership & Ethics (core)
  • Corporate Citizen Strategy

Clubs:

  • Rotman Net Impact

Case Competitions:

  • CSR Case Competition
  • Columbia/Haas/LBS Global Social Venture Competition
  • Rotman Net Impact Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition

Notable Alumni

  • Tania Carnegie (MBA '98), National Director, Community Leadership, KPMG
  • Ula Ubani (MBA '97), Director, CSR & Sustainability, BMO Financial Group

Past Speakers

  • Lynn Stout, Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute, Cornell Law School, "The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public"
  • Neville Isdell, former Chair and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company; Author, "Inside Coca-Cola: A CEO's Life Story of Building the World's Most Popular Brand"
  • The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values, MI,"Transformative Leadership...Exploring the Foundations"
  • Dr. Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan, "Climate Change: What's Your Business Strategy?"
  • Stephanie Nolen, South Asian Correspondent for the Globe & Mail and Author, "Why We Continue to Ignore the Growth of HIV-AIDS in Africa Only at our Peril and at an Intolerable Moral Cost"
  • Dr. Bharat K. Singh, Managing Director, Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd., "Business Ethics and Aditya Birla Group under Kumarmangalam Birla"
  • Dr. James Orbinski, International President of Doctors Without Borders, "Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century"
  • Rotman School Symposium on "Measuring the Impact of Doing Good"
  • Peter Robinson, CEO, David Suzuki Foundation and former CEO, Mountain Equipment Co-op, "Leadership in the Face of Environmental Change and Challenge"
  • Tim Heintzman, President, Bullfrog Power, "The Importance of Voluntary Action in Addressing Climate Change"
  • Richard Haskayne, former Chairman & CEO of Home Oil, TransCanada Pipelines, MacMillan Bloedel, "Building Ethical Canadian Corporate Champions"
  • Kook-Hyun Moon, President and CEO, Yuhan-Kimberly Ltd (South Korea), "How Businesses Can Do More to Protect the Environment"
  • Benjamin Friedman, Harvard Professor, "The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth"
  • Rotman Net Impact panel, "Achieving Social Impact Through Business" with Kaz Flinn, VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Scotiabank, John Smiciklas, Manager, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, RIM, Andrew Heintzman CEO, InvestEco, Gerald Butts, CEO, World Wildlife Canada
  • Panel discussion, "Understanding the Social Economy"
  • Dev Patnaik, Founder and Principal, Jump Associates, Adjunct Professor, Stanford University, "Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy"

Sample of Published Research

  • "Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition" by Roger Martin and Sally Osberg, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Spring 2007
  • "Will a More Effective Board Boost CSR?" David Beatty, Canadian Business, 78(14/15):25, July-August 2005
  • "The Market Valuation of Environmental Capital Expenditures by Pulp and Paper Companies," Yue Li and Gordon Richardson, The Accounting Review, 79 (2) 329-353, April 2004
  • "The Virtue Matrix: Calculating the Return on Corporate Responsibility," Roger Martin, Harvard Business Review, March, 2002 and Rotman Magazine, Spring/Summer 2003
Career Focus Energy

Energy

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Energy

Recent Guest Speaker

 

Career Preparation

  • Career Trek to Calgary, Alberta

Clubs

  • Energy & Natural Resources Group

Notable Alumni

  • Robert David Webb, NWest Energy Inc, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Andrei Marcu, Board Member, Former President & CEO, International Emissions Trading Association
  • Francois Cartier, Director Energy Investment, Caisse de depot et plac du Quebec
  • John Brooks, President and CEO, Toronto Hydro Electric Commission
  • Jongdea Kim, Ontario Power Generation Inc, Vice-President of Services Delivery
  • Roger Short, Founding Partner, Chinodin Wind Power
  • Scott Michael Knapman, Horizon Energy Solutions Inc., Vice President
  • Thomas L, Bell Toronto Electric Commissioners, Senior Vice-President - Electrical Dist
  • Vern Yu, Enbridge Incorporated, Vice President, Enterprise Risk

Past Speakers

  • Alex Pourbaix, President, Energy and Executive Vice-President Corporate Development, TransCanada Corporation: “Is There a Non-Carbon Future for North American Electricity?"
  • Panel moderated by Ashley Prime, British Deputy Consult General and Canada Director of Investment for UK Trade & Investment, on "How Biomass, Solar and Wind Power are Poised to Meet the World's Energy Needs"
  • Tim Heintzman, President, Bullfrog Power, "The Importance of Voluntary Action in Addressing Climate Change"
  • Mark Jaccard, Simon Fraser University Professor, "Sustainable Fossil Fuels: An Unusual Suspect in the Quest for Clean and Enduring Energy"
  • Panel discussion, "Are Green Jobs a Viable Option for MBAs?", with industry experts Dominique Barker VP Business Development, Carbon Free Technology
  • Alex Fuentes, Director, Strategic Accounts, Bullfrog Power Inc.
  • Nicholas Parker, Executive Chairman, Cleantech Group LLC
  • Michael Sherman, Manager Director, Greening Greater Toronto
  • Joshua Wong, Smart Grid Engineering Lead, Asset Management, Toronto Hydro
  • Professor Zuo-Jun (Max) Shen, UC Berkeley, "Infrastructure Design for Electric Vehicles"
  • Hal Kvisle, Former CEO, TransCanada Corp: “Energy and Climate Change”
  • John Hofmeister former President, Shell Oil and Chair, National Urban League and Founder, Citizens for Affordable Energy: “A New Framework For Solving Difficult Problems Through Affordable Clean Energy”
Career Focus Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship

Selected Courses

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Strategy by Firms Based in Emerging Market Economies
  • Competition & Strategy in Creative Industries
  • Technology Strategy
  • Cooperative Strategy
  • Game Theory & Competitive Strategy
  • Venture Capital
  • Network and Digital Market Strategy
  • Leveraging Strategic Networks
  • Strategic Issues in Life Sciences Commercialization
  • Managing Innovation
  • Game Theory and Applications for Management
  • Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property
  • Design Practicum
  • Business Problem Solving – An Integrated Approach

MBA Major: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In this major, you will learn about creating economic value through starting a company or innovating in an existing organization. The emphasis is on recognizing and creating value from new ideas and bringing new products to market.  

Specific topics covered are: the nature of innovation and entrepreneurial activity, the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, how to create and protect intellectual property, how to develop and evaluate business plans, and how to create new business models and secure financing for new ideas. Courses are drawn from Business Economics, Finance, Strategy, Organizational Behaviour and Marketing to reflect the integrative nature of innovation and entrepreneurship.

See MBA Majors page for full details

Career Preparation

  • Idea Factory Workshops

Clubs

  • Rotman Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Association

Case Competitions

  • Rotman Entrepreneurship Association Business Plan Competition
  • RBC Next Great Innovator Competition
  • CIBC Entrepreneur of the Year Competition
  • Stuart Clark Venture Challenge
  • TiEQuest Business Plan Competition
  • UNC Venture Capital Investment Competition
  • McGinnis Venture Competition
  • Thunderbird Innovation Challenge Global Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition
  • The Virgin Big Idea Competition
  • IBK Capital Ivey Business Plan Competition
  • Rice University Business Plan Competition
  • Sauder School of Business Enterprise Business Plan Competition
  • HKUST International Business Plan Competition
  • Simon Graduate School of Business Case Competition
  • University of Oregon New Venture Championship

Notable Alumni

  • Paul Kalmykow (MBA ’83), Owner, Uniglobe Intercontinental Travel
  • Banu Khurana (MBA ’01), Owner, Khurana Inc.
  • Steven Glen Gibson (MBA ’95), Owner, Fred’s Bread
  • Jo-Anne Hunter (MBA ’90), Owner, Four Seasons Knitting Products
  • Karim Keshavjee (MBA ’04), Owner, Infoclin
  • John R. Mott (MBA ‘80 ), John R. Mott, CA
  • Paul Ng (MBA ’83), Owner, Kmart Pharmacy
  • Roger Short (MBA ’79), Founding Partner, Chinodin Wind Power
  • Jaq Singh (MBA ’84), Co-Owner, Domtech Inc.
  • Anna Tham (MBA ’87), Owner, Paragon Education Centre
  • Jared Ross (MBA '05), President, Veda - Healthy Indian Takeout
  • Amy Ballon (MBA '01) and Danielle Botterell (MBA '01), Co-Founders, Admiral Road Designs

Past Speakers

  • Akash Kapur, Author, India, "Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India"
  • Amanda Lang, CBC News; Co-Host, CBC News Network’s Lang & O'Leary Exchange; Author, "The Power of Why"
  • Frank Stronach , Founder and Honorary, Chairman, Magna International Inc.; Author, "'Fair Enterprise' - The Unique Formula Behind the Success of Magna"
  • Jaideep Prabhu , Centre for India & Global Business , Judge Business School. University of Cambridge, "What We All Can Learn From Indian Innovation"
  • Marcel Côté; Roger Miller, SECOR Consulting; Co-Author, "Winning by Competing on Innovation"
  • Rajiv Kumar, Secretary, General Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), "The Many Futures of India"
  • Saul Kaplan, Founder and Chief Catalyst, Business Innovation Factory; "How to Stay Relevant When The World is Changing"
  • W. Brett Wilson, Chairman, CANOE Financial and Prairie Merchant Corporation, Author, "Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes"
  • Gurcharan Das, Author, India Grows at Night: A Liberal Case for a Strong State; former CEO, Procter & Gamble India,"India Grows at Night: A Liberal Case for a Strong State"
  • Mark Johnson, Co-Founder and Chairman, Innosight, "How to Discover New Business Models and Bring the Resulting Innovations to Market"
  • Scott Anthony, Managing Director, Innosight Ventures, and Author, "The Silver Lining: An Innovation Playbook for Uncertain Times," on "Paring Costs While Planting and Nurturing Seeds for Tomorrow's Growth - How to Master This Seemingly Impossible Challenge"
  • Jeremy Gutsche, Chief Trend Hunter, Trendhunter.com and Author, "Exploiting Chaos: 150 Ways to Spark Innovation During Times of Change"
  • Jeanne LIedtka, Professor at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, "How Ordinary Managers in Any Economy Can Do Extraordinary Things to Build Sustainable Growth"
  • Jeff Jarvis, Author of "What Would Google Do?", "How the Lessons of Google are Applicable to Your Company"
  • Kathryn From, Bravado Designs Inc, Mike Keilhauer, Keilhauer Furniture, Les Mandelbaum, Umbra, "Challenges and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs to Advance Your International Competitiveness: Lessons Learned"
  • Professor Jim DeWilde,"Venture Capital and the Investment Side of It All"
  • Bernard Avishai, Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "The Entrepreneurial Opportunities Produced by the Introduction of the Electric Car"
  • Eric Kacou, Founder, ESPartners: “Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation”
  • Amy Ballon (Rotman MBA 00) and Danielle Botterell (Rotman MBA 01), Co-Founders, Admiral Road Designs and co-authors of Mom Inc.: Raising Your Family and Your Business Without Losing Your Mind or Your Shirt (HarperCollins, February 2011): “How to Thrive Under Self-Employment: An Answer to the Challenge of Combining Work and Family”
  • Prof. Lorne Whitehead, Professor and 3M/NSERC Chairholder, University of British Columbia: "Buy-In: Saving Your Good Idea from Getting Shot Down"

Sample of Published Research

  • “The Development of Capabilities in New Firms,” Anita McGahan and Asli Arikan, Strategic Management Journal, 2009
  • "The good, the bad and the unfamiliar: The challenge of reputation formation facing new firms," Rebecca Reuber and E. Fischer , Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice , 31 (1), 2007, 53-75
  • "Signaling reputation in international online markets," Rebecca Reuber and E. Fischer, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 3(4), 2009, 369-386
  • "Employee Entrepreneurship: Recent Research and Future Directions," April M. Franco, Handbook of Entrepreneurship, 2005, 81-96
Environment and Sustainable Development

Environment and Sustainable Development

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Environment and Sustainable Development

Selected Courses

  • Environmental Decision Making
  • Environmental Finance & Sustainable Investing: Risk Mitigation & Emerging Opportunities
  • Internship
  • Research Paper on Environmental Topic
  • Corporate Citizen Strategy

Clubs

  • Rotman Energy & Natural Resources Group

Case Competitions

  • Wal-Mart Green Student Challenge
  • Schulich International Case Competition
  • University of Washington Global Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition

Notable Alumni

  • Andrei Marcu (MBA ’89) Sr. Managing Director, Energy and Climate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Katherine McGee (MBA ’00) Founder, greenopolis.com
  • Mauricio Abaroa Martinez, General Manager, Energreen, Mexico
  • Alex Fuentes, Strategic Account Manager, Bullfrog Power, Toronto
  • Roger Fuentes, Founding Partner, Chinodin Wind Power
  • Tim Yin,Vice President, Operations & Engineering, Lumen Earth
  • Eric Aserlind (MBA '90), President, Groundwater Environmental Group

Past Speakers

  • Charles Fishman, Senior Editor, Fast Company; Author, The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water (Free Press, 2011) and The Wal-Mart Effect, "Sustainability Experts Speaker Series @ Rotman"
  • Shi Wang, Chairman and Founder, China Vanke Co., Ltd. "Shaping Sustainable Growth in China: Shi Wang"
  • Charles Fishman, Senior Editor Fast Company magazine; Author, "Why and How We Need To Change Our Water Consciousness"
  • Tulsi Tanti, Founder and CEO, Suzlon, "A Dialogue on Entrepreneurship"
  • Dr. Andrew J. Hoffman, University of Michigan, "Climate Change: What's Your Business Strategy?"
  • Adam Werbach, Global CEO, Saatchi and Saatchi
  • Alex Pourbaix, President, Energy and Executive Vice-President Corporate Development, TransCanada Corporation: “Is There a Non-Carbon Future for North American Electricity?"
  • Adam Werbach, Global CEO, Saatchi and Saatchi Sustainability Strategy Advisors, “How to Put Sustainability at the Core of Your Business”
  • Mergen Reddy, Global Director and Worldwide Leader, Hatch Management Consulting, "Unlocking Value from the Feed-in Tariff in the Ontario Green Economy and Green Energy Act“
  • Stuart Hart, Professor, Cornell University, "Capitalism at the Crossroads: The Unlimited Business Opportunities in Solving the World's Most Difficult Problems"
  • Michael Brooks, CEO, Real Property Association of Canada and Mary Mowbray, Vice President, Brokerage, Colliers International, "Sustainable Real Estate Development"
  • Peter Robinson, CEO, David Suzuki Foundation and former CEO, Mountain Equipment Co-op, "Leadership in the Face of Environmental Change and Challenge"
  • Tim Heintzman, President, Bullfrog Power, "The Importance of Voluntary Action in Addressing Climate Change"
  • Andrew Heintzman, President, Investeco and Greg Payne, Portfolio Manager, Investeco Global Environmental Sectors Fund, "Mobilizing Capital for the Environmental Economy"
  • Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, Managing Directors, American Environics, "Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility"
  • Ron Dembo, Founder and CEO, Zerofootprint, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Carbon Offsets but Were Afraid to Ask"
  • Mark Jaccard, Simon Fraser University Professor, "Sustainable Fossil Fuels: An Unusual Suspect in the Quest for Clean and Enduring Energy"
  • Kook-Hyun Moon, President and CEO, Yuhan-Kimberly Ltd (South Korea), "How Businesses Can Do More to Protect the Environment"
  • Panel discussion with industry experts, "Are Green Jobs a Viable Option for MBAs?"
  • Panel discussion, "Intergrating Financial and Nonfinancial Results to a Single Report for a Sustainable Strategy"
  • Professor Zuo-Jun (Max) Shen, UC Berkeley, "Infrastructure Design for Electric Vehicles"
  • Eric Pooley, Deputy Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek: “Lessons for Business from the Epic Campaign to Get Serious About Global Warming”

Sample of Published Research

  • "Saving the Planet: A Tale of Two Strategies", Roger Martin and Alison Kemper, 2012-04-01
  • “Do Green Products Make Us Better People?” Nina Mazar and Chen-Bo Zhong, Psychological Science, forthcoming
  • “The Market Valuation of Environmental Capital Expenditures by Pulp and Paper Companies,” Yue Li and Gordon Richardson, The Accounting Review, 79 (2) 329-353, April 2004
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Finance

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Finance

Featured Professors

John C. Hull, Professor of Finance, Maple Financial Group Chair in Derivatives and Risk Management
John Hull
Kent Womack, Professor of Finance, Manulife Chair in Financial Services
Kent Womack
Susan Christoffersen, Associate Professor of Finance
Susan Christoffersen
Tom McCurdy, Professor of Finance
Tom McCurdy
Donald Brean, Professor of Finance and Business Economics
Donald Brean
Eric Kirzner, Professor of Finance, John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing
Eric Kirzner
Alan D. White, Peter L. Mitchelson/SIT Investment Associates Foundation Chair in Investment Strategy, Professor of Finance
Alan White
David Goldreich, Associate Professor of Finance
David Goldreich
Peter Christoffersen, Professor of Finance
Peter Christoffersen

Research Institutes

  • Rotman Centre for Finance
  • Capital Markets Institute
  • International Centre for Pension Management

Selected Courses

  • Macro Economics
  • Finance I: Capital Markets and Valuation
  • Finance II: Corporate Finance
  • Finance
  • Finance I: Capital Markets and Valuation
  • Statistics
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Current Issues in Financial Reporting and Disclosure
  • Corporate Financing
  • Financial Management
  • Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Risk Modeling & Financial Trading Strategies
  • Financial Institutions & Capital Markets
  • International Financial Management
  • Options & Futures Markets
  • Advanced Derivatives
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Analysis & Management of Fixed Income Securities
  • Value Investing
  • Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance
  • The Management of Private Wealth
  • Introduction to Hedge Funds and Broker Dealers
  • The Revolution in Finance: Markets, Institutions and Organizations
  • The Canadian and American Financial Systems – Comparisons and Contrasts
  • Islamic Finance in Canada

MBA Majors

Career Preparation

  • Rotman Student Investment Fund;
  • Portfolio Management Competition,
  • CIBC Equity Research Competition,
  • LBO/Private Equity Challenge,
  • Speaker Series
  • 2013 TD IPO Competition,
  • 2013 UBS Trading Competition,
  • 2013 National Investment Banking Competition,
  • RFA Industry Night, Stock Pitch Competition,
  • Resume Round Robin,
  • Networking Workshop

Clubs

  • Rotman Asset Management Association
  • Rotman Finance Association
  • Rotman Risk Management Association

Case Competitions

  • 2012 LENS Competition and Gallery
  • Financial Executive International Canada Annual Best In Class Invitational Case Competition
  • Rotman International Trading Competition
  • FEI Best-in-Class
  • Equity Research Case Competition
  • Private Equity Case Competition
  • Portfolio Challenge
  • Investment Banking Competition
  • IPO Challenge
  • Trading Competition
  • Stock Pitch
  • Dalhousie Credit Risk Competition

Other

  • Financial Times place Rotman in the top 10 in the world for Finance (2013)(/li)

Notable Alumni

  • Allan James Garcia, Manager, Co-Brand & Partnership
  • Arthur Lam, Sr Director, Partnerships & Corp Dev
  • Bill Downe, President and CEO, BMO Financial Group
  • Charles Foster, Managing Director, Global Head Manufacturing & Chemicals & Head of Industrials & TMT North America, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Gerrard P Rocchi, President and CEO, Green Power Action
  • Jean-Pierre Sabourin, CEO, Perbadanan Insurans Deposit Malaysia
  • Joan Young, Vice President, RBC Capital Markets
  • Joseph L. Rotman,Chairman and CEO, Roy-L Capital Corp
  • Kay Ki Whan Yoo, Director, Investment Banking, CIBC
  • Kevin Dougherty, President, Sun Life Global Investments
  • Michael Sproule, EVP and CFO, New York Life Insurance Co.
  • Patrick Fung, Chairman and CEO, Wing Hang Bank Ltd.
  • Peter Hickman, Principal, Hickman Consulting
  • Richard Nesbitt, COO, CIBC World Markets
  • Rodney Sim, Chair and CEO, Orion Securities
  • Simon Akit, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity Inc
  • Thomas Sears, Chairman, Barbados International Business Association

Past Speakers

  • Bill Young; Gord Nixon and Brian Trelstad, Social Capital Partners; President and CEO, RBC Financial Group and Brian Trelstad , Acumen Fund "Reverse Innovation - The Application of Impact Investing in the Domestic Context"
  • Colin Mayer, Peter Moors Professor of Management Studies and former Dean, Said Business School, University of Oxford; Author , "Why the Corporation is Failing us and How to Restore Trust In It"
  • Dean Connor; Roger L. Martin, President & CEO, Sun Life Financial Group and Roger Martin, Rotman School, "A conversation on a number of industry and leadership topics"
  • Dean Roger Martin; John Hastings, Dean; Chairman and CEO, Citibank Canada, "The Corporate Culture at Citibank"
  • Don Tapscott; Richard Florida;Roger Martin; Heather Reisman, Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management and Fellow,Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management; Director, Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity, Rotman School; Dean and Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School; Founder and CEO, Indigo Books and Music , "Tapscott, Florida and Martin: The Future of Capitalism--Or Not? "
  • Jane Rowe, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, "How Canada's Pension Plans are Changing the Private Equity Landscape"
  • Joe Nocera ;John Taft, The New York Times ;President & CEO, RBC Wealth Management-U.S.; Author, "Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street"
  • John Coates, Senior Research Fellow in Neuroscience & Finance; Judge Business School, University of Cambridge; Author, "How Our Hormones Aggravate, Perhaps Even Create, Cycles of Boom and Bust"
  • John Hastings, Chairman and CEO, Citibank, "A conversation on a number of industry and leadership topics"
  • John Hull, Maple Financial Chair; Co-Director MFin Program, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto; author, "Current Issues in the Valuation of Derivatives: Discount Rates and Funding Costs"
  • John Wood; Matt Galloway, Room To Read in conversation with Matt Galloway, Metro Morning, "Business Model of Room to Read: Lessons for the Corporate World"
  • Kent Andrews; John Hull; Eric Metivier; Ali Salahuddin; Walid Hejazi, Professor of Finance, Rotman School; Eric Metivier (CIBC) Ali Salahuddin (RBC); Professor of International Business, Rotman School, "Canada’s New Banking Regulations: What You Need to Know"
  • Mark Toren, Principal and Founder, Altura Search Partners, "Dynamics & Direction of the Asset Management Industry in Canada"
  • Michael Sproule, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at New York Life Insurance Company, "Being a Realistic Optimist"
  • Richard L. Sandor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Environmental Financial Products LLC, "Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation"
  • Robert Pitfield, Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank, "A conversation on a number of industry and leadership topics"
  • Roger L. Martin; Prem Watsa, Dean, Rotman School; Founder of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited, "various topics including leadership and value investing"
  • Roger Martin; Bill Downe, Dean and Professor, Rotman School; CEO, BMO Financial Group BMO Financial Group, "Discussion on a number of industry and leadership topics"
  • Thomas A. Kloet, Chief Executive Officer, TMX Group Inc.; member of the Advisory Board of the Capital Markets Institute at the Rotman School of Management, "The future of TMX Group and Canada's Capital Markets"

Sample of Published Research

  • "Financial Regulatory Reform: Using Models of Cooperation to Evaluate Current Prospects for International Agreement", Paul R. Masson, University of Toronto; John C. Pattison, 2010-05-11
  • "Is Bigger Better? Size and Performance in Pension Plan Management", I. J. Alexander Dyck , University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management; Lukasz Pomorski , University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, 2011-06-01
  • "This is Your Portfolio on Winter: Seasonal Affective Disorder and Risk Aversion in Financial Decision Making", Lisa A. Kramer, University of Toronto; J. Mark Weber, University of Waterloo, 2012-03-01
  • "How useful are historical data for forecasting the long-run equity return distribution?" Tom McCurdy and John Maheu, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 27 (1), 2009, pp. 95-112
  • "Forwards and European Options on CDO Tranches," John Hull and Alan White, Journal of Credit Risk (Summer), Vol 3, No. 2, 2007, 63-73
  • "Valuing Credit Derivatives Using an Implied Copula Approach," with Alan White, Journal of Derivatives (Winter), Vol. 14, No. 2, 2006, 8-28
  • "Investor Sentiment and Pre-IPO Markets," Francesca Cornelli, David Goldreich, and Alexander Ljungqvist, Journal of Finance, 2006
  • "Models for S&P 500 Dynamics: Evidence from Realized Volatility, Daily Returns, and Option Prices," P. Christoffersen, K. Jacobs and K. Mimouni, Review of Financial Studies, 2011
  • "City Size and Fund Performance," Susan Christoffersen and Sergei Sarkissian, Journal of Financial Economics, 92, 2009, 252-275
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Health Sector Management

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Health Sector Management

Selected Courses

  • Management of Technological Innovation
  • Genomics, Bioethics and Public Policy
  • Canada’s Health System and Health Policy Part 1
  • Canada’s Health System and Health Policy Part 2
  • Health Care Systems
  • Business Government Relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Pharmaceutical Strategy
  • Health Sector Strategy & Organization
  • Not For Profit Consulting
  • Technology Strategy
  • Venture Capital
  • Health Care Consulting
  • Health Care Transformations
  • Health Policy and Health Care Markets
  • Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property
  • Financial Management
  • Service Operations Management

MBA Major: Health Sector Management

Health care, (1) represents a huge and growing sector in all industrialized economies; (2) is representative of the service and knowledge-oriented focus of the 21st century economy, and; (3) has significant management challenges that have not been adequately addressed. With this in mind, the Health Care Management major will focus on management in health care delivery systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sales and marketing, life sciences product commercialization, and related consulting and financial industries. The major will also introduce students to various regulatory bodies and procedures in the health sector.

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Notable Alumni

  • Jennifer Lynn Aiello Quaglietta, Lead, Strategy, Transform. Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Alfio Meschino, Chief of Staff, Toronto East General Hospital
  • Bruce McGillivray, President, Global Renal Business, Baxter International
  • Chad Hanna, President & CEO, Rouge Valley Health Systems Foundation
  • Donald Livingstone, Partner, Promeus and Hospital & Health Care Consultant
  • Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
  • Karim Keshavjee, Owner, Infoclin Inc.
  • Richard Paulson, VP & General Manager, Amgen Germany
  • Rick Blickstead, President and CEO, Wellesley Central Health Corp.

Past Speakers

  • Dr. Alan Bernstein, Founding Executive Director, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise: Global Approach to a Global Challenge
  • Honourable George Smitherman, Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Frank Gleeson, Executive-in-Residence, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Greg Hines, President and CEO, ArcticDx Inc. and Dr Scott Tanner, President and CEO, DVS Sciences Inc. on "New Financing and Commercialization Models for Biomedical Companies"
  • Dr. Cal Stiller, Chair & CEO, Stilco Corporation, Dr. Richard Alveraz, President & Ceo, Canada Health Infoway, Dr. Michael Guerriere, Managing Partner, Courtyard Group and Dr. Christopher Paide, Vice President Research, University Health Network, on "Changing Times in Healthcare and Biotech: Preparing for Challenges and Opportunities"
  • Michael Porter, Harvard University Professor and Author, "Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results"
  • Stephanie Nolen, South Asian Correspondent for the Globe & Mail and Author, "Why We Continue to Ignore the Growth of HIV-AIDS in Africa Only at our Peril and at an Intolerable Moral Cost"
  • Dr. James Orbinski, International President of Doctors Without Borders, "Humanitarian Action in the Twenty-First Century"
  • Panel on "New Financing and Commercialization Models for Biomedical Companies"
  • Dr. Bryce Taylor, former Surgeon-in-Chief and Director of Surgical Services, Toronto General Hospital and Author “Effective Medical Leadership” with Dr., Robert Buckman, Medical Oncologist, Princess Margaret Hospital
  • Professor Anita McGahan, "Medicating Humankind in 2050"
  • Professor Mark Stabile, "Does Canada Need Health Care Reform?"
  • Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital, "How Mount Sinai Hospital LInks Operations Strategy to Business Strategy"
  • Dr. Dwight Chapin, Clinic Director, High Point Wellness Centre and Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, "Maintaining Wellness and the Business Case for Corporate Wellness Programs"
  • Panel, "Opportunities and Growth in the Cosmetic Enhancement Industry: Lessons from 4 of the World's Most Successful Cosmetic Doctors"
  • Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children

Sample of Published Research

  • "Socioeconomic status and child health: what is the role of health care utilization?", Stabile, M., Allin, S.;, 2012
  • "Managing the supply of physicians' services through intelligent incentives," Golden, B.R., R. Hannam and D. Hyatt, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Nov 28, 2011
  • "The Quality Imperative: Tying Executive Compensation to Hospital Quarterly," Kitts, J and B. Golden, Healthcare Quarterly, Vol. 14(2), 2011, 39-41
  • "Improving the Patient Experience through Design," Golden, B.R., Downey, S., Fraser, H., Leung, M., Hannam, R., and Grichko, E., Healthcare Quarterly, Vol. 14 No. 3, 2011, 32-41
  • "Do Child Tax Benefits Affect the Wellbeing of Children? Evidence from Canadian child benefit expansions" ," Milligan, Kevin and Stabile, Mark, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 3(3), 2011, 175-205
  • "Broadening the Base of Publicly Funded Health Care," Dhalla, I., Guyatt, G., Stabile, M., and Bayoumi, A, Canadian Medical Association Journal, March, 2011, E296-E305
  • "Child Health and Young Adult Outcomes," Currie, Janet, Stabile, Mark, Manivong, Phongsack, and Leslie Roos, Journal of Human Resources, 45(3), 2010, 517-548
  • "A Spatial Ecology of Structural Holes: Scientists and Communication at a Biotechnology Firm," AOM Best Paper Proceedings, 2010 – Christopher Liu
  • "Boundary spanning in a for-profit research lab: An exploration of the interface between commerce and academe" with Toby Stuart, submitted, 2010 Christopher Liu
  • "Innovative Health Service Models for the World’s Poor," with Onil Bhattacharyya, Peter Singer, Abdallah Daar, Sara Khor and David Dunne, Rotman Magazine (Fall 2011)
  • "Hidden Business and Open Secrets: How Human Trafficking is Managed and What You Can Do About It," with Roy Ahn, Elizabeth Cafferty, Wendy Macias Konstantopoulos, Tim Williams, Nadya Wolferstan, Judith Palmer Castor, Elaine Alpert, and Thomas Burke, Rotman Magazine (Fall 2010)
  • "Investments in Pharmaceuticals Before and After TRIPS," with Margaret K. Kyle, Review of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming)
  • How potential knowledge spillovers between venture capitalists’ entrepreneurial projects affect the specialization & diversification of VC funds when VC effort has value (with Hyoung Goo Kang and Rich Burton), Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, forthcoming 2011.
  • Does collaboration induce spurious learning and overconfidence? Evidence from independent vs. collaborative entry in the global aerospace industry, 1944-2000 (with Louis Mulotte and Pierre Dussauge), Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming.
  • Business transformation in heterogeneous environments: The impact of market development and firm strength on growth and retrenchment reconfiguration (with Abhirup Chakrabarti and Elena Vidal), Global Strategy Journal, 1: 6-26, 2011.
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Human Resources

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Human Resources

Selected Courses

  • Managerial Negotiations
  • Leadership
  • Managing People in Organizations
  • Leading People in Organizations
  • Organization Design
  • Advanced Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • Negotiations
  • Aligning People and Strategy
  • Managing Talent for Global Operations
  • Power and Influence in Organizations

Major: Leadership and Change Management

Your career trajectory will involve numerous leadership positions, in which you must use every resource at your disposal to position the organization at a competitive advantage. This major will focus on the development of an important skill set, leadership. Leadership involves a myriad of skills, including how to monitor and effect organizational change, increase individual and organizational performance, resolve conflict, negotiate with stakeholders, and influence. As a result, in this major you will learn the fundamentals on how to initiate and implement change, increase productivity, facilitate team effectiveness, negotiate effectively, and influence others. In essence, you will learn behavioural skills and systems that are designed to facilitate leadership and change management within the organization.

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Case Competitions

  • Purdue Human Capital Case Competition

Other Opportunities

  • Rotman OBHR Speaker Series

Notable Alumni

  • Heather Briant (MBA '90), Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, Cineplex Entertainment
  • Mary Sullivan (MBA '95), VP, Corporate Human Resources, Four Seasons Hotels
  • Monica Donahue (MBA '92), Vice President, Human Resources, McCain Foods Ltd
  • Sean Kogan (MBA '90), President, Recruiting in Motion

Past Speakers

  • Chip Health; Dean Roger Martin, Thrive Foundation for Youth Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Dean, "How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work"
  • Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty." How We Lie To Everyone - Especially Ourselves"
  • Rasmus Ankersen, Performance Specialist and Author, The Gold Mine Effect, "7 Lessons on How Anyone – Or Any Business, Organization, or Team – Can Defy the Misconceptions of High Performance and Learn to Build Their Own Gold Mine of Talent "
  • Lowell Bryan, Director and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, "Mobilizing Minds: Creating Wealth from Talent in the 21st Century Organization"
  • Dr. Gary Latham, Professor and Board Member of the Society for Human Resource Management, "Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager: Making the Science of Management Work for You"
  • Mental Health in the Workplace Forum with 5 panelists, "Managing Through Stressful Times: Designing Mentally Healthy Workplaces"
  • also "Worried Sick: A Manager's Guide to Anxiety in the Workplace"
  • Joe Doria, President, Lincoln Electric Company of Canada, Frank Koller, Author, and Professor Anil Verma, "Lessons from Lincoln Electric's Unique Guaranteed Employment Program"
  • Dr. Dwight Chapin, Clinic Director, High Point Wellness Centre and Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, "Maintaining Wellness and the Business Case for Corporate Wellness Programs"
  • Dr. Richard Davis, Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and Partner, RHR International and Author, The Intangibles of Leadership: The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance (Jossey-Bass, 2010)
  • Buzz Hargrove, Former President, Canadian Auto Workers
  • Rick Macdowell, former Chair, Ontario Labor Relations Board
  • Bob Rae, Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre and Former Premier of Ontario
  • Stacey Allerton Firth, Vice President, Human Resources, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited: “How Ford Attracts, Engages and Develops Talent”

Sample of Published Research

  • "A Narrower Scope or a Clearer Lens for Personality? Examining Sources of Observers’ Advantages over Self-Reports for Predicting Performance Brian Connelly"; Ute Hülsheger, 2013
  • "Managing Work, Family, and School Roles: Disengagement Strategies Can Help and Hinder, Bonnie Cheng; Julie McCarthy, 2013
  • "Regulatory Focus and Interdependent Economic Decision-Making", Geoffrey Leonardelli; Jun Gu; Vanessa Bohns, 2012
  • "Time, money, and happiness: How does putting a price on time affect our ability to smell roses?", Sanford DeVoe; Julian House, 2012
  • "Higher social class predicts increased unethical behaviour", Paul Piff; Dacher Keltner; Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton; Daniel Stancato; Stéphane Côté, 2012
  • Cultural constraints on the emergence of women as leaders", Soo Min Toh; Geoffrey Leonardelli, 2012
  • "Stigma Building Blocks: How instruction and experience teach children about rejection by out-groups", Sonia Kang; Michael Inzlicht, 2012
  • "Prescriptive stereotypes and workplace consequences for East Asians in North America", Jennifer Berdahl; Ji-A Min, 2012
  • "The Jekyll and Hyde of emotional intelligence: Emotion-regulation knowledge facilitates prosocial and interpersonally deviant behaviour." Stéphane Côté; Katy DeCelles; Julie McCarthy; Ivona Hideg, 2011
  • "Knowledge Hiding in Organizations", David Zweig; Catherine Connelly; Jane Webster; John Trougakos, 2011
  • Drunk, powerful, and in the dark: How general processes of disinhibition produce both prosocial and antisocial behavior Jacob Hirsh; Chen-Bo Zhong; Adam Galinsky, 2011
  • "Perceiving Expatriate Coworkers as Foreigners Encourages Aid: Social Categorization and Procedural Justice Together Improve Intergroup Cooperation and Dual Identity Social Categorization and Procedural Justice Together Improve Intergroup Cooperation", Geoffrey J. Leonardelli and Soo Min Toh 2011
  • "The Oscar Curse: Status Dynamics and Gender Differences in Marital Survival", Sue Moon; H. Colleen Stuart; Tiziana Casciaro, 2011-01-27
  • "A Good Lamp is the Best Police: Darkness Increases Dishonesty and Self-Interested Behavior", Chen-Bo Zhong; Vanessa K. Bohns; Francesca Gino 2010
  • "Conduct performance appraisal to improve individual and firm performance," Maria Rotundo, Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior, 2009, 85-104
  • "Cultural Group Selection in Organization Studies," Joel A.C. Baum, Organization Studies, 2007
  • "Realizing the Korean Dream for Work Family Balance: Employer Policies for Sustainable Societies," Anil Verma, Young-Chul Chang and Hyun Jeong Kim, National Human Resource Development Journal, Special Issue on Work-Life Balance, July, 2009
  • "When is happniess about how much you earn? The effect of hourly payment on the money-happiness connection" DeVoe, S.E., & Pfeffer, J., Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 2009, 1602-1618
  • "Sexual behavior at work: Fun or folly?" Jennifer Berdahl & Aquino, K., Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 2009, 34-47
  • "Stereotypes of Latinos and Whites: Do they guide actual perceptions in groups?" Jimeno-Ingrum, D., Berdahl, J. L. & Lucero-Wagoner, B., Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15, 2009, 158-164
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Information Technology Management

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Information Technology Management

Featured Professors

Avi Goldfarb, Associate Professor of Marketing
Avi Goldfarb
Ajay Agrawal, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship
Ajay Agrawal

Selected Courses

  • Management of Technological Innovation
  • Corporation 360
  • Technology Strategy
  • Network and Digital Market Strategy
  • Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property
  • Marketing Using Information Technology

Career Preparation

  • IT Management Industry Day

Clubs

  • Rotman Business & Technology Group
  • Rotman Engineers in Management

Notable Alumni

  • Roisin (Meagher) Fritz, Director Strategy & Business Development, Public Mobile
  • Armando Ruiz, Divisional VP of Engineering/IT, Time-Warner Cable
  • Charles Salameh, VP & GM, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard Canada
  • Eugene Roman, Senior V.P., Information Technology, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
  • Jeffrey Williams, Vice President IS / IT, STAPLES Business Depot
  • Kam-Singh Ma, Director, RDA Microelectronics
  • Pat Tremaine, Co-Owner, TMG International Inc.
  • Paul Bellack, Executive Director, IT Transformation, Performance Improvement, Ernst & Young
  • Thomas Gray, VP Finance and CFO, IBM Canada

Past Speakers

  • Aran Hamilton, Founder, VentureGrower.com, "Social, Mobile, Local - The Future of Transactions"
  • Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, "Information Wants To Be Shared"
  • Jonathan Lister, Managing Director and Head, Google Canada, "Constant Dissatisfaction: Google's Approach to Understanding New Media"
  • Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO, Research in Motion, in conversation with Professor Joe Milner
  • Rod McQueen, Author, "A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse into the Origins and Development of the BlackBerry"
  • Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, Unique Identification Authority of India and co-founder of Infosys
  • Eric Gales, President, Microsoft Canada

Sample of Published Research

  • "Information Wants to be Shared, Joshua Gans, 2012-10-02"
  • "Talent, Technology and Tolerance in Canadian Regional Development", Richard Florida, Charlotta Mellander, Kevin Stolarick, 2010"
  • "Signaling reputation in international online markets," Rebecca Reuber and E. Fischer, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 3(4), 2009, 369-386
  • "Competition between Local and Electronic Markets: How the benefit of buying online depends on where you live," Chris Forman, Anindya Ghose, Avi Goldfarb, Management Science, 2009
  • "Cognition, Capabilities and Incentives: Assessing Firm Response to the Fiber-Optic Revolution," Sarah Kaplan, Academy of Management Journal, 2008
  • "Thinking about Technology: Applying a Cognitive Lens to Technical Change," Sarah Kaplan and Tripas, M., Research Policy, 2008
  • "Chief Information Officer's Technical Backgrounds and Influence Behaviors," Enns, H.G., Huff, S.L, and Golden, B.R., Information and Management, 2003
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International Business

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International Business

Selected Courses

  • "Issues in Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Global Managerial Perspectives
  • Business Government Relations
  • Canadian Business History in a Global Context
  • International Business in the World Economy
  • Economic Environment of International Business
  • International Financial Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Managing Talent for Global Operations
  • International Study Tours
  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Organizational Behaviour

MBA Major: Global Management

While international markets offer valuable opportunities for business expansion and growth, they also come with a unique set of challenges. To compete globally, businesses must be able both to take advantage of the opportunities that the global market place provides and to deal effectively with the challenges it offers. The Global Management major is specially designed to provide managers and entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to take on the challenges of the international market place and to compete effectively in a global economy.

At the core of the major are courses in international business management and economics. These courses focus on the development of effective business strategies for entering and competing in international markets and for effective management in diverse cultural and political settings. Additional courses focus on specific challenges for marketing and finance that international business operations create.

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Career Preparation

  • International Career Day

Clubs

  • Rotman Global Business Association
  • Rotman African & Caribbean Business Association
  • Rotman Asia-Pacific Business Association
  • Rotman Latin American Business Club
  • Rotman South Asian Business Association
  • Rotman Middle East Business Association

Case Competitions

  • National University of Singapore Global Business Challenge

Other Opportunities

  • International Study Tours
  • International Exchange Program
  • Collaborative Program in Asia-Pacific Studies

Past Speakers

  • Afonso José Sena Cardoso and João Felipe Nogueira Matias, Consul-General of Brazil (Toronto); "Food and Agriculture Organization Brazil, Brazil Canada Ties: How Each Country Can Benefit from the Other | Brazil’s Aquaculture Potential and Business Opportunities"
  • Alexander J. Pourbaix, President Energy and Oil Pipelines of Trans Canada Corporation, "North American Energy Self-Sufficiency: what it means for Canada"
  • Amanda Lang; Mark Carney; Dany Assaf; Walid Hejazi; Roger Martin, Senior Business Correspondent, CBC;Governor, Bank of Canada; Partner, Torys LLP; Professor of International Business, Rotman School ; Dean and Professor, Rotman School, "How Canadian Companies Can Win In the Global Economy"
  • Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large and Columnist Reuters News; Author, "Wealth Disparity, Income Inequality, and the New Global Elite"
  • Chrystia Freeland, Journalist and Author, "A History of Future Cities, Globalization’s Long March and the Possibilities of our Asian Century"
  • David Mulroney, Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, U of Toronto, "Living with the Dragon, Part 1 of 3"
  • Dilip Soman; Sam Pitroda, Director, University of Toronto India Innovation Institute; Adviser to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovation, "India as an Innovation Nation"
  • Jack Carr, Professor of Economics, University of Toronto, "How the Outcome of Next Month’s U.S. Election Will Impact Canada’s Economy"
  • Jim Yardley, South Asia Bureau Chief ,The New York Times, "Perspectives on the Future of Business in India and in China"
  • John H. Welch, Executive Director, Macro Strategy, "Latin America - CIBC World Markets Brazil: Facing New and Old Challenges"
  • Mira Wilkins, Professor of Economics, Florida International University and Fellow of the Academy of International Business, "Thoughts on Foreign Investment in the United States"
  • MJ Akbar, Editorial Director, India Today, Editor of The Sunday Guardian and Author, "Terrorism and Geopolitics: The Coming Decade"
  • Pankaj Mishra, Author, and Charles Foran, President, PEN Canada; Author, "From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia"
  • Peter Dungan, Director of the Policy and Economic Analysis Program, University of Toronto. "Short-Term Economic Outlook and Navigating the New National Accounts"
  • Rania Llewellyn, President and CEO Roynat Capital; former VP Multicultural Banking, Scotiabank, "Lessons Learned From Designing Customized Banking Solutions for the Various Cultures Within Canada"
  • Rex Auyeung, President – Asia Principal Financial Group, "Making Joint Ventures Work Between North American and Chinese Firms"
  • Right Honourable M. Brian Mulroney, PC CC Senior Partner, Norton Rose LLP; former Prime Minister of Canada (1984-1993) , "How 25 Years of Free Trade with the U.S. Transformed Canada and Why We Need More FTAs"

Sample of Published Research

  • "Gravity, the English language and international business", Walid Hejazi, (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada), Juan Ma, (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
  • "Cities Grow Ontario Urban Challenges and Prospects", Kevin Stolarick, Caroline Andrew, Shauna Brail, Richard DiFrancesco, Pavlos Kanaroglau, Roger Keil, Eric Miller, Tara Vinodrai, David Wolfe
  • "A Window of Opportunity Opens? Asian and US Views of the International Financial Architecture", Wendy Dobson, 2009
  • "Will the Renminbi become a World Currency?," Wendy Dobson and Paul R. Masson, China Economic Review 20, 1, 2009, 124-35
  • “How Much Does Home Country Matter to Corporate Profitability?," Anita McGahan and Rogerio Victer, Journal of International Business Studies, 2009
  • "Theories of job stress and the role of traditional values: A longitudinal study in China," Xie, J. L., Schaubroeck, J. & Lam, S., Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 2008, pp. 831-844
  • "Globalization, Workplace Practices and Innovation: Recent Evidence from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey," Walsworth, Scott and Anil Verma, Industrial Relations, April, 2007, p. 220-238
  • "Labour Standards for a Fair Globalization for Workers of the World," Verma, Anil and Gail Elman, Good Society, 16(2), 2007, p. 57-64
  • "Multinationals as Flagship Firms : Regional Business Networks," Joseph D'Cruz and Alan Rugman, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2000
  • "Partners Across Borders: The Five Partners Business Network Model," Joseph D'Cruz and Alan Rugman, International Management, 1:1, 1996, pp. 15-26
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Marketing

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Marketing

Selected Courses

  • Managing Customer Value
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Game Theory and Competitive Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Global Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Marketing Communication
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Financial Services
  • Branding
  • Pricing
  • Sales Management
  • Innovation, Foresight and Business Design
  • Marketing Using Information Technology
  • Design Practicum
  • Marketing and Behavioural Economics

MBA Major: Brand Management

The key to effective marketing is understanding customers and delivering what they want, when they want it, at a price they want to pay. This requires you to analyze both hard numbers and less structured qualitative information, to have insight into the reasons behind customer behaviour, and to develop strategy based on this analysis and insight.

Specific topics include analyzing customers and understanding why they buy, gathering and analyzing customer and market data and developing successful programs for communications and distribution. In the process you will develop an understanding of how customers make decisions and how to influence them, how to analyze markets and the strategies of competitors, how to develop successful advertising and promotional strategies, and how to successfully develop and manage a brand.

See MBA majors page for full details

Career Preparation

  • Marketing Industry Day
  • Marketing Case Interview Workshop
  • Mock Behavioural Interview Workshop

Clubs

  • Rotman Marketing Association

Case Competitions

  • General Mills Case Competition
  • Wake Forest MBA Marketing Summit and Case Competition
  • the Internal Credit Case Competition
  • Rotman Marketing Challenge

Other Opportunities

  • Rotman Marketing Speaker Series

Notable Alumni

  • Jeffrey Zietlow, Mother Parker`s Tea & Coffee, Director of Marketing
  • Annette Sullivan, Vice-President, Marketing, The Shopping Channel
  • Bill Dertilis, Partner, Vicar + Tart
  • Cybelle Srour, SVP Group Digital Planning Director, Energy BBDO
  • Doug Collier, Chief Marketing Officer, La-Z-Boy Incorporated
  • Douglas McGillivray, VP of Sales, Corporate Officer, General Mills
  • Janet Biver-Carpenter, Global Communications Director, Leo Burnett Worldwide London
  • Karin Koonings, CMO, Savers
  • Marnie Peters, Sr Director Brand Development, Rogers Publishing
  • Raja Shankar, Digital Marketing Head - IB, Scotiabank

Past Speakers

  • Bryan Pearson, President and CEO, LoyaltyOne, "Turning Customer Information Into Customer Intimacy"
  • David Thomas; Mitch Joel Editor-in-Chief, Marketing magazine; Partner and President, "Twist Image Digital Why We All Need to Start Re-building Our Business Models Now"
  • Dilip Soman; Chris Charlesworth; Murray Metcalfe; Tonya Surman; Verki Tunteng, Professor of Marketing, Rotman; Co-Founder, HiveWire Inc.; Professor - Globalization, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, U of Toronto; Cofounder and CEO, The Centre for Social Innovation ; Associate, Heenan Blaikie LLP, "Crowdfunding – Implications and Opportunities"
  • Dilip Soman; David Soberman, Marketing; Rotman School, U of T, "Flux: What Marketing Managers Need to Navigate the New Environment"
  • Howard Grosfield, Chair President & CEO Amex Bank of Canada=A1& President and GM Amex Canada Inc., "From Product to Experience: How Service Changes What You Sell"
  • Joel Yashinsky, CMO, McDonald’s of Canada, "Our Food: Your Questions"
  • Terry O’Reilly, Co-Founder, Pirate Radio and Television, with Co-Creator Mike Tennant, CBC Radio’s O’Reilly on Advertising and The Age of Persuasion
  • Co-Authors of “The Age of Persuasion: How Marketing Ate Our Culture” (Knopf, 2009), with Professor David Dunne on "How Persuasion Shapes Our Culture"
  • Gary Vaynerchuk, author of "CRUSH IT: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion," "Tools to Take Advantage of the Social Media Revolution and WIN"
  • Rahaf Harfoush, New Media Strategist, and Member of Barack Obama's Presidential campaign's new media team, "Applying Barack Obama's Social Media Strategy to Your Brand's Communications Needs"
  • Denise Pickett, President & CEO, Amex Bank of Canada, "Getting 'Engaged' to Your Customers: How a Card Can Become a Passport to Building a Better Brand"
  • Professor Dilip Soman and Sara N-Marandi, Consultant, The Monitor Company, "Managing Customer Value: One Stage at a Time"

Sample of Published Research

  • "Personalized Persuasion: Tailoring Persuasive Appeals to Recipient Personality Traits", Jacob B. Hirsh, Sonia K. Kang and Galen V. Bodenhausen 2012-04-30
  • "When Consumers Care About Being Treated Fairly: The Interaction of Relationship Norms and Fairness Norms", Pankaj Aggarwal and Richard P. Larrick 2012-01-09
  • "Signing at the beginning makes ethics salient and decreases dishonest self-reports in comparison to signing at the end", Shu, Lisa L., Nina Mazar, Francesca Gino, Dan Ariely, and Max H. Bazerman 2012-07-23
  • "Flux: What Marketing Managers Need to Navigate the New Environment", Edited by David Soberman and Dilip Soman Foreword by Roger Martin 2012
  • "The Effects of Duration Knowledge on Forecasted vs. Actual Affective Experience", Zhao, Min University of Toronto;Claire I. Tsai, University of Toronto Mar 24 2011
  • "Greasing the Palm: Can Collectivism Promote Bribery?", Nina Mazar, University of Toronto; Pankaj Aggarwal, University of Toronto 2011-07-01
  • "Privacy Regulation and Online Advertising.", Goldfarb, Avi, University of Toronto; Catherine Tucker MIT 2011-01-01
  • "The Fewer the Better: Number of Goals and Savings Behavior", Soman, Dilip, and Min Zhao 2011
  • "Payment Card Rewards Programs and Consumer Payment Choice," Andrew Ching, Fumiko Hayashi, Journal of Banking and Finance, 34(8), 2010, 1773-1787
  • "Measuring Brand Value in an Equilibrium Framework" Avi Goldfarb, Qiang Lu, Sridhar Moorthy, Marketing Science, 2009
  • "Marketing Agencies, Media Experts and Sales Agents: Helping Competitive Firms Improve the Effectiveness of Marketing," David Soberman, International Journal of Research in Marketing, 26(1), 2009, 21-33
  • "The Role of Imagination-Focused Visualization on New Product Evaluation," Min Zhao, Steve Hoeffler, and Darren Dahl, Journal of Marketing Research, 46(1), 2009, 46-55
Social Entreprise

Not-for-Profit

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Not-for-Profit

Featured Professors

Ann Armstrong, Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, Director, Social Enterprise Initiative
Ann Armstrong
Anil Verma, Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, Director of the Centre of Industrial Relations and Human Resources
Anil Verma

Research Institutes

Selected Courses

  • Not for Profit Consulting

Career Preparation

  • Not-for-Profit Industry Alumni Panel

Clubs

  • Rotman Net Impact
  • Rotman Outreach Club

Case Competition

  • Global Social Entrepreneur Competition (GSEC)
  • Hult Global Case Challenge

Notable Alumni

  • Alyson E C Walker, Canadian Olympic Committee, Exec Director, Marketing Partnerships
  • Carol Lloyd, President and CEO, Easter Seal Society
  • Johann Koss, Founder, Right to Play
  • Loreen Gilmour , Director, Poverty Initiatives & Research, United Way of Calgary and Area
  • Meg Davis, VP, Development - West Donlands, Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation
  • Mitzie Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance
  • Munir Merali, Resident Representative, Aga Khan Development Network
  • Narinder Dhami, ED, Rise Asset Development, Rotman School of Management

Past Speakers

  • Paula Roberts, Executive Vice-President Marketing & Development, Plan Canada, "Girls’ Rights as Human Rights: The Launch of the First International Day of the Girl"
  • Jessica Jackley Flannery, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Office, kiva.org + Director, Opportunity International, "Alleviating Poverty Through Person-to-Person Micro-Lending: A Prosperity Case Study"
  • Royston Braganza, CEO, Grameen Capital India, on “Microfinance Challenges and Innovations"
  • Tahira Dosani, Director of Strategy, Roshan Telecom Development Company Afghanistan, "Together for Tomorrow: How the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development and Roshan are Shaping a Better Future for Afghanistan"
  • Katie Smith Milway, Author, "One Small Hen" and "The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough"
  • Panel discussion, "Understanding the Social Economy"
  • United Way Leadership Forum, "Inspiring Commitment to Community and Recognizing Generosity, Volunteerism and Accomplishment"
  • Kadita A.T. Tshibaka, President and CEO, Opportunity International, "Business Lessons Learned at Opportunity International from 39 Years of Providing Microloans to the World's Poor"

Sample of Published Research

  • "Meaning Difficulties in Mapping Social Enterprises, R. Dart, E. Clow, A. Armstrong, 2010
  • "Pot of Gold or Pandora’s Box? Early Stages of a Social Enterprise within a Non-profit Organization – A Canadian Perspective," Rimac, T. & A. Armstrong , IESE Social Enterprise Conference, Barcelona, 2005
  • "Trade and Inequality in Developing Countries: A General Equilibrium Analysis," Zhu and Trefler, Journal of International Economics, 65, 2005, 21-48
Operations Management

Operations Management

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Operations Management

Selected Courses

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management Strategy
  • Service Operations Management (offered in 2013 Summer Term)
  • The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets

Clubs

  • Rotman Operations Management Association

Case Competitions

  • Tepper School of Business International Operations Case Competition

Career Preparations

  • Service Management Simulator Workshops, Company Plant Visits, All about Ops Speaker series

Notable Alumni

  • Adriano Di Blasio, General Motors Asia Pacific, Director, IS&S International Operations
  • Andrew Davies, AVP, Retail Integration Services, Canadian Tire
  • Christopher Buck, Sun Chemical, Regional Operations Manager
  • Gail Regan, President, Cara Operation Limited
  • Greg Cunningham, VP Supply Chain, Ricoh Canada Inc.
  • Kenneth H. Fridman, Director of Finance & Operations ,Lenbrook Industries Ltd
  • Michael Kolm, Director of IT Outsourcing (ITO) practice in Canada, PwC
  • Warren Finlay, VP-Operations, Leaf & R&D, Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc

Past Speakers

  • Professor Philipp Afèche has conducted conversations regarding operations strategy with Art Defehr, CEO, Palliser Furniture, Liz Graham, COO, Aeroplan, and Mark Foote, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
  • Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO, Research in Motion, in conversation with Professor Joe Milner

Sample of Published Research

  • "Simultaneous versus Sequential Group-Buying Mechanisms", Ming Hu ; Mengze Shi; Jiahua Wu, 2013-02-04
  • "Staffing to maximize profit for call centers with alternate service level agreement," Opher Baron, Joseph Milner, Operations Research, 57(3), 2009
  • "On The Law of the ith Waiting in a Busy Period of G/M/s Queues," Opher Baron, Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, 2008/1, 2008, 75-80
  • "Inventory, Speculation and Sourcing Strategies in the Presence of Online Exchanges," Joseph Milner and Panos Kouvelis, Manufacturing & Services Operations Management, 9 (3), 2007
  • "Competitive Facility Location and Design Problem," Dmitri Krass, R. Aboolian and O. Berman, European Journal of Operations Research, 182, 2007, pp. 40-62
  • "Locating Capacitated Facilities to Maximize Captured Demand," O. Berman, R. Huang, S. Kim and M.B.C. Menezes, IIE Transactions, Vol. 39, No. 11, 2007, pp.105-1029
  • "Pricing and priority auctions in queueing systems with a generalized delay cost structure," Afèche, P. and H. Mendelson, Management Science, Vol. 50, 2004, pp. 869-882
  • "Inventory Models with Minimal Service Level Constraints," Dmitri Krass and F.Y. Chen, European Journal of Operations Research, 2001, pp. 120-141
Toronto Buildings

Real Estate

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Real Estate

Featured Professors

William C. Strange, Professor of Economics, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics
William Strange
Lu Han, Assistant Professor of Business Economics, Petro-Canada Junior Professorship
Lu Han

Selected Courses

  • Real Estate Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Game Theory and Applications for Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Forecasting Models and Econometric Methods
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Business Law
  • Options and Futures Markets
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets
  • Marketing Research

Career Preparation

  • Developer's Den,
  • Roman Alumni in Real Estate panel,
  • Getting Started in Real Estate Lunch & Learn

Clubs

  • Rotman Real Estate Association

Notable Alumni

  • David Lieberman, Associate Vice President, Avison Young
  • Derek Goring, Vice President, Land Development
  • Douglas Tipple, Principal, Creva Group Ltd.
  • Ian Gillespie, President, Westbank Projects Corp., Vancouver
  • Ian Parker, Senior Vice President, Asset Management
  • James Shears, VP - Senior Asset Manager (Canada), Citigroup Realty Services
  • Keng-Lam Ang, Chairman, Kerry Logistics Network Limited

Past Speakers

  • Bruce McCuaig, President & CEO, Metrolinx, "Investing in Toronto's Future: The Big Move"
  • John Howe; Lawrence Zucker; Rory McLeod, Metrolinx; Osmington; Cadellac Fairview, "The Redevelopment of Union Station and The Future of Downtown Toronto: what it is and what it could be"
  • Michael Brooks, CEO, Real Property Association of Canada and Mary Mowbray, Vice President, Brokerage, Colliers International, "Sustainable Real Estate Development"
  • Ross Grieve, former CEO of PCL Constructors and "Canada's Outstanding CEO of the Year"
  • Mitchell Golhar, Owner, SmartCentres, “Real Estate Development”
  • Edward Glaeser, Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.: “Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier (Penguin, 2011)”

Published Research

  • "Hedging House Price Risk in the Presence of Lumpy Transaction Costs," Lu Han, Journal of Urban Economics, 64, 2008, 270-287
  • "Urban Interactions and Spatial Structure," Robert W. Helsley and William C. Strange, Journal of Economic Geography, 7(2), 2007, 119-138
  • "A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Skyscrapers," Robert W. Helsley and William C. Strange, Journal of Urban Economics, 2007
Women in Management

Women in Management

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Women in Management

Featured Professors

Jennifer L. Berdahl, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour
Jennifer Berdahl
Beatrix Dart, Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management, Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business  Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs
Beatrix Dart
Maria Rotundo
Maria Rotundo

Career Preparation

  • Women In Asset Management Mix & Mingle Sponsored by Northwater and TDAM
  • Women in Consulting and Women in Finance panels
  • Female-specific networking opporutnities with AT Kearney, Deloitte, BCG, Bain, BMO Capital Markets, TD, CIBC, and RBC

Clubs

  • Women in Management Association (WIMA)

Other Opportunities

  • Rotman Initiative for Women in Business
  • Rotman Women Facebook group

Past Speakers

  • Dee Dee Myers, former White House Press Secretary and Author, Why Women Should Rule the World, "How Female Participation in Public Life is Transforming the World"
  • Susan Pinker, Psychologist, Columnist for The Globe and Mail and Author, The Sexual Paradox: Extreme Men, Gifted Women and the Real Gender Gap,“Gifted Women and the Real Gender Gap”
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chair and CEO, Carlson, Author, "How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership"
  • Sara Laschever, co-author, "Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want"
  • Barbara Kellerman, Expert on Leadership and Followership, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School and Author, "Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders"
  • Irene Rosenfeld, Chair and CEO, Kraft Foods
  • Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Founding President, Center for Work-Life Policy
  • Author, "Managing Top Talent in Troubled Times"
  • Ilene Lang, President and CEO, Catalyst Inc., "Engaging Men In Gender Initiatives: What Change Agents Need To Know"
  • Barbara Annis, Author, "Leadership and the Sexes: Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business"
  • Lisa Martin, "Wake-Up: How Smart Women Energize Their Work and Life"
  • Margaret Heffernan, Entrepreneur, Business Leader, Huffington Post Columnist and Author, “The Naked Truth, Women on Top and Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril (Doubleday, February 15, 2011)”
  • Amy Ballon (Rotman MBA 00) and Danielle Botterell (Rotman MBA 01), Co-Founders, Admiral Road Designs and co-authors of Mom Inc.: Raising Your Family and Your Business Without Losing Your Mind or Your Shirt (HarperCollins, February 2011): “How to Thrive Under Self-Employment: An Answer to the Challenge of Combining Work and Family”

Sample of Published Research

  • "Workplace Harassment: Double Jeopardy for Minority Women," Jennifer L. Berdahl and Celia Moore, Journal of Applied Psychology 2006, Vol. 91, No. 2, 426-436
  • "The Sexual Harassment of Uppity Women," Jennifer L. Berdahl, Journal of Applied Psychology 2007, Vol. 92, No. 2, 425-437
  • "Men, Women, and Leadership Centralization in Groups Over Time," Jennifer L. Berdahl and Cameron Anderson, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 2005, Vol. 9, No. 1, 45-57
  • "Harassment Based on Sex: Protecting Social Status in the Context of Gender Hierarchy," Jennifer L. Berdahl, Academy of Management Review 2007, Vol. 32, No. 2, 641-658
  • "Being distinctive versus being conspicuous: The effects of numeric status and sex-stereotyped tasks on individual performance in groups," Jennifer L. Berdahl et al., Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 107 (2008) 141-160
  • "Early life experiences as determinants of leadership role occupancy: The importance of parental influence and rule breaking behavior," Bruce J. Avolio, Maria Rotundo, University of Toronto, Arizona State University, The Leadership Quarterly 20 (2009) 329-342
  • "A new perspective on the female expatriate experience: The role of host country national categorization," Soo Min Toh, Anil Varma & P. Budhwar, Journal of World Business, 41(2), 2006, 112-120