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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

  • Current Issues in Financial Reporting & Disclosure
  • Canadian Tax Practice
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Distress & Insolvency
  • Business Analysis and Valuation
  • Environmental Accounting and Environmental Risk Management

Other Opportunities

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

Notable Alumni

  • Chris Clark (MBA '86), CEO and Canadian Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Glen Ladouceur (MBA '92), Chairman and Senior Partner, KPMG Bardados
  • Louise Bach (MBA '04), Group Head of Financial Accounting, Telefonica Europe
  • Christon Anastasopoulos (MBA '09), Chartered Accountant, KPMG Peat Marwick Thorne
  • Eric Xiao (MBA '91), Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

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

  • "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
  • "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

Case Competitions

Rotman Dragon's Den

Other

Rotman Magazine: Artistry, Spring 2010
Rotman Magazine: The Creative Age, Spring/Summer 2006

Notable Alumni

  • John Cassaday, President and CEO, Corus Entertainment
  • Brian E Hickey, Chairman and CEO, Harlequin Enterprises
  • Rael Merson, President and CEO, Rogers Broadcasting
  • Andrew Shaw, President and CEO, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Kevin Hanson, President, Simon & Schuster Canada
  • Marni Weishofer, CFO, Lions Gate Entertainment
  • Gord Nelson, CFO, Cineplex
  • Heather Briant, Senior VP, Human Resources, Cineplex Entertainment
  • Marie Beyette, VP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Torstar Corporation
  • Brian Cuff, VP, Distribution Strategy, Canwest Broadcasting
  • Patrick Ferrier, President, Higher Education Division, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd.
  • Tom Perlmutter, Chair and Government Film Commissioner, National Film Board of Canada

Past Speakers

  • Jonathan Lister, Managing Director and Head, Google Canada, "Constant Dissatisfaction: Google's Approach to Understanding New Media"
  • David B. Smith, President, NSCAD University, "Why Business People Need to Think More like Artists and Designers"
  • Professor Ajay Agrawal and Sellaband Recording Artist Angie Arsenault, "Inside the Petri Dish: Examining the Economics of Music's Newest Industrial Experiment"
  • The Gryphon Trio, "Who's Leading Who? - The Piano Trio as A Leaderless Team"
  • Jane McGonigal, Visionary Game Designer and Director of Game Research and Development, Institute for the Future: “How We Can Harness the Power of Video Games to Solve Real-World Problems”
  • Richard Peddie, CEO, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Sample of Published Research

  • "The 'Inglorious' Decline Of Miramax Films," Roger Martin and Jennifer Riel, BusinessWeek, Mar. 5, 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
  • Independent Study

Career Preparation

  • Business Design Industry Alumni Panel
  • Portfolio Prep Sessions

Clubs

Rotman Business Design Club

Case Competitions

  • Rotman Design Challenge

Other Opportunities

  • Business Design Bootcamp
  • Design Visa Program Year 1
  • Design Visa Program Year 2
  • Rotman Speaker Series & Fireside Chats
  • BusinessWeek named Rotman one of the top 30 Design Schools in the world (Sep. 2009), and named Roger Martin one of the world's most influential designers (Feb. 2010)
  • Rotman Magazine: Business Design, Winter 2004

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”

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 I & Strategy II (core courses)
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Strategic Change and Implementation
  • Management Consulting
  • Cooperative Strategy
  • Case Analysis and Presentation
  • Getting It Done
  • Not-for-Profit Consulting
  • Health Care Consulting

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

  • Jill Black, VP, Boston Consulting Group (MBA '80)
  • Lawrence Scott (MBA '90), Vice-Chair, Deloitte
  • David Donnan (MBA '82), Partner, AT Kearney
  • Mark Eleoff, Associate Partner, Accenture
  • Kathryn Skelton (MBA '08), Consultant, Bain and Company
  • Andreas Vollmer (MBA '03), Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Sean Samieian (MBA '07), Management Consultant, Infosys Consulting
  • Joanna Rotenberg (MBA '01), Senior Vice-President, Office of Strategic Management, BMO Financial Group
  • Christopher Caira (MBA '08), Consultant, McKinsey and Company

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”

Sample of Published Research

  • "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

  • Touched on in 5 core courses and 21 electives
  • Leadership & Ethics (core)
  • Entrepreneurship with a Social Mission 
  • Leadership from the Inside Out: Building Relationship Skills That Work

Clubs:

  • Rotman Net Impact

Case Competitions:

  • Rotman Net Impact Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition
  • Thunderbird Global Citizenship Challenge
  • Columbia/Haas/LBS Global Social Venture Competition
  • University of Washington Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition

See Also:

  • Rotman Magazine: The Accountability Issue, Fall 2009
  • Rotman Magazine: The All-Consuming Issue, Spring 2008

Notable Alumni

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

Past Speakers

  • 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

  • Energy Industry Alumni Panel

Clubs

  • Energy & Natural Resources Group

Case Competitions

  • Financial Times Climate Change Challenge

Notable Alumni

  • John Brooks, President and CEO, Toronto Hydro Electric Commission
  • Andrei Marcu, Sr. Managing Director, Energy and Climate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Kathryn Beaton, Managing Director and VP, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Canada
  • Roger Short, Founding Partner, Chinodin Wind Power

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
  • Commercializing Technological Innovations
  • Venture Capital
  • Design Practicum: Business Innovation Lab
  • Managing Innovation
  • Independent Study (can be used to develop a business plan or research an emerging competitive landscape)

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 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

  • 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 Accounting and Environmental Risk Management
  • Environmental Finance & Sustainable Investing: Risk Mitigation & Emerging Opportunities (cross-disciplinary elective)
  • Environmental Decision Making (cross-disciplinary elective)
  • Innovation, Foresight and Business Design

Clubs

  • Energy & Natural Resources Group
  • Rotman Net Impact

Case Competitions

  • Rotman Net Impact Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition
  • Financial Times Climate Change Challenge
  • Thunderbird Global Citizenship Challenge
  • Columbia/Haas/LBS Global Social Venture Competition
  • University of Washington Global Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition

See Also

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

  • 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

  • “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
Business Economics

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

  • Finance (Core 1st Year)
  • Corporate Financing
  • Financial Management
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Risk Modelling and Financial Trading Strategies
  • Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
  • International Financial Management
  • Options and Futures Markets
  • Advanced Derivatives
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Analysis and Management of Fixed Income Securities
  • Applied Portfolio Management
  • Value Investing
  • Current Issues in Financial Reporting and Disclosure
  • Options and Futures Markets

MBA Majors

Career Preparation

  • Finance Industry Day
  • Risk Management Industry Night
  • Industry receptions and senior industry guest speakers
  • Super Saturday training programs
  • Job-specific interview training
  • Workshops in Value Investing, Equity Analysis, Asset Management, Bloomberg

Clubs

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

Case Competitions

  • Rotman Trading Competition
  • Rotman International Trading Competition
  • Rotman Finance Association Case Competition
  • RAMA Investment Challenge
  • Securities Analysis Competition
  • Stuart Clark Venture Challenge
  • Financial Executive International Canada Annual Best In Class Invitational Case Competition
  • UNC Venture Capital Investment Competition
  • University of Ottawa Stock Market Simulation
  • Dalhousie Credit Risk Competition
  • Financial Post MBA Portfolio Management Competiton

Other Opportunities

  • Rotman Interactive Trader (RIT) platform in state-of-the-art Financial Research and Trading Lab (FRTL)
  • Value Investing course visit to meet Warren Buffett
  • Weekly Finance area seminars

See Also

  • Rotman Magazine: The Risk Issue, Spring 2007
  • Rotman Magazine: The Money Issue, Fall 2004
  • Rotman Magazine: The Prosperity Issue, Spring/Summer 2004

Notable Alumni

  • Gary Dibb (MBA '87), Chief Administrative Officer, Barclays PLC
  • Kevin Dougherty (MBA ’98), President, Sun Life Global Investments
  • Bill Downe (MBA '78), President and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group
  • Charles Foster (MBA '89), Managing Director, Barclays Capital
  • Patrick Fung (MBA '73), Chairman and CEO, Wing Hang Bank Ltd.
  • Peter Hickman (MBA '80), President and CEO, Merrill Lynch HSBC Canada
  • Gerrard P Rocchi (MBA '81), President and CEO, Barclay Global Investors Canada Limited
  • Richard Nesbitt (MBA '85), CEO, CIBC World Markets
  • Joseph L. Rotman (MComm '60), Chairman and CEO, Roy-L Capital Corp.
  • Jean-Pierre Sabourin (MBA '90), President and CEO, Canada Deposit Insurance Corp.
  • Thomas Sears (MBA '88), CEO, RBC Insurance
  • Rodney Sim (MBA '73), Chair and CEO, Orion Securities
  • Michael Sproule (MBA '71), CFO, New York Life Insurance Co.

Past Speakers

  • Rotman Professors John Hull and Laurence Booth, "The Finance Crisis and Rescue: What Went Wrong? Why? What Lessons Can Be Learned?", Professors Don Tapscott and John Hull and Bob Tapscott, CEO, RISConsulting, "Risk Management 2.0 - What's Necessary to Restore the Health of the Financial Services Industry"
  • “Value Investing After The Financial Crisis, ” moderated by Professor Eric Kirzner, with panelists Irwin Michael, President, I.A. Michael Investment Counsel, Kim Shannon, President and CEO, Sionna Investment Managers, and Jonathan Wellum, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Portland Investment Counsel
  • Kent Womack, Visiting Professor of Finance and Manulife Chair in Financial Services, Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto on “Equity Analysts on the Street: Their Roles, Their Biases, Their Competencies”
  • Jerry Davis, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan,"Managed by the Markets: How Finance has Re-Shaped Amerca"
  • Matthew Barrett, Corporate Director and former Chair and CEO, Barclays and BMO, "Reflections on Leading Barclays and BMO, Board Effectiveness and the Future of Banking"
  • Capital Markets Institute Conference: "Navigating through the Global Financial Crisis"
  • Panel with Presidents and CIOs of Michael Investment Council Ltd, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd and AIC Ltd, moderated by Professor Eric Kirzner, "The Future of Value Investing"
  • Professor Alan White, "Credit Derivatives: The New Frontiers"
  • Tim Dattels, TPG Capital, Brent Belzberg, TorQuest Parners, Mark Wiseman, CPP Investment Board, "What is Really Happening in Private Equity?"
  • Phelim Boyle, Wilfred Laurier University Professor, "Hedge Funds: the Three Rs"
  • Dan Coholan and Pierre Fleurent, Managing Directors, RBC Capital Markets, "The Return of the Canadian IPO Market: The Dollarama Experience"
  • Panel discussion led by Robert Pozen, Chairmen SEC Committee to Improve Financial Reporting and MFS Investment Management and Senior Lecturer, Harvard, "Too Big to Save? How to Fix the U.S. Financial System"
  • Professor John Hull, "Derivatives and Risk Management: The Future"
  • Panel discussion, "The Diversification of Global Finance and Opportunity: The Growing Potential of Islamic Finance in Western Economies"
  • Hussein Amad, President & CEO, Yorkville Asset Management Inc.: “Global Developments and The Impact on Traditional and Non-Traditional Asset Classes”
  • Tim Draimin, Executive Director, Social Innovation Generation (SiG).: “Social Finance: Its Promise and Its Challenges”
  • Ned Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dundee Corporation
  • Ed Clark, President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group and winner of Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year for 2010 Award
  • Leon Bloom, Deputy Managing Partner, Global Financial Services Practice at Deloitte: “Managing Strategic Risk, Stakeholder Expectations and Capital Demands”
  • Joan Mohammed, Senior Vice-President & Head of Corporate Risk Group, BMO Bank of Montreal: “Creating a Risk Management Culture”
  • William Downe (MBA ’78), President and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group

Sample of Published Research

  • "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

  • Health Sector Strategy and Organization
  • Healthcare Consulting
  • Healthcare Topics in Transformation
  • HF Pharmaceutical Strategy
  • Health Policy and Health Care Markets
  • Canada's Health System and Health Policy Part 1
  • Canada's Health System and Health Policy Part 2
  • Management of Technological Innovation 
  • Health Care Systems
  • Genomics, Bioethics and Public Policy

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

  • Rick Blickstead (MBA ’76), President and CEO, Wellesley Central Health Corp.
  • Chad Hanna (MBA ’87), President and CEO, The Sunnybrook Foundation
  • Donald Livingstone (MBA ’90), Chief Medical Officer, Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre
  • Alfio Meschino (MBA ’98) Chief of Staff, Toronto East General Hospital
  • Joseph Mapa (MBA ’00), President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
  • Leslie Dan, Chair, Teva Canada (MBA '59)
  • Bruce McGillivray (MBA ’80), President, Global Renal Business, Baxter International
  • Richard Paulson (MBA ’96) Country Manager & President, Pfizer Czech Republic
  • Karim Keshavjee, (MBA ’04) Owner, Infoclin

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

  • "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

  • Managing People in Organizations (core)
  • Negotiations (core)
  • Leadership (core)
  • Human Resource Management: Creating a Competitive Advantage through People
  • Organizational Design
  • Industrial Relations
  • Managing Talent for Global Operations
  • Power and Politics in Organizations
  • Advanced Negotiations and Conflict Management
  • Managing Diversity 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

  • 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

  • "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
  • "The relative importance of task, citizenship, and counterproductive performance to global ratings of job performance: A policy capturing approach," Maria Rotundo and Paul Sackett, Journal of Applied Psychology, 87(1), 2002, 66-80
  • "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
  • "Competent jerks, lovable fools and the formation of social networks" Casciaro, T. & Lobo, M.S., Harvard Business Review, June, 2005, 92-99
  • "What are we measuring? An examination of the relationships between goal orientation, the big-five personality traits and performance intentions," Zweig, D., & Webster, J., Personality and Individual Differences, 36, (7), 2004, pp. 1693-1708
  • "Egocentric perceptions of relationships, competence, and trustworthiness in salary allocation choices," Oesch, J.M & Murnighan, J.K., Social Justice Research, 16, 2003, 53-78
  • "Minority and majority discrimination: When and why," Leonardelli, G.J., & Brewer, M.B. , Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 2001, 468-485
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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

  • Commercializing Technological Innovations
  • Technology Strategy
  • Corporate e-Business Strategies
  • Marketing Using Information Technology
  • Science, Technology, Organizations & Society (U of T Mississauga Masters in Biotech)
  • Management of Technological Innovation (U of T Mississauga Masters in Biotech)

Career Preparation

  • IT Management Industry Day

Clubs

  • Business & Technology Group
  • Rotman Engineers in Management

Notable Alumni

  • Thomas Gray (MBA ’75), VP Finance and CFO, IBM Canada Don Morrison (MBA ’83), COO, Blackberry, Research In Motion Eugene Roman (MBA ’81), Chief Information Officer, Bell Canada
  • Jeffrey Williams (MBA ’98), Chief Technology Officer, Indigo Books
  • Jonathan Lister, Managing Director and Head, Google Canada
  • Pat Tremaine (MBA '97), VP, Bell Sympatico
  • Armando Ruiz (MBA '97), Divisional VP of Engineering/IT, Time-Warner Cable
  • Paul Bellack (MBA '81), Senior VP, Information Technologies, Hudson's Bay Company
  • Jeffrey Williams (MBA '98), Vice President IS / IT, STAPLES Business Depot
  • Charles Salameh (MBA '00), VP & GM, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard Canada
  • Kam-Singh Ma, Vice President & General Manager, Asia, Motorola Global Telecom Solutions

Past Speakers

  • 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

  • "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

  • Global Managerial Perspectives (core)
  • International Business
  • Economic Environment of International Business
  • International Financial Management
  • Outsourcing
  • International Business in the World Economy
  • Managing Talent for Global Operations
  • Creative Regional Strategies
  • Global Marketing

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
  • Asia-Pacific Business Association
  • Latin American Business Club
  • Rotman South Asian Business Association
  • Rotman Middle East Business Association

Case Competitions

  • UCLA Competition in Global Leadership
  • HKUST International Business Plan Competition
  • National University of Singapore Global Business Challenge
  • John Molson MBA International Case Competition

Other Opportunities

  • International Study Tours
  • International Exchange Program
  • Doing Business Internationally (DBI) Intensive Program
  • The International Consulting Project
  • The London Internship Experience
  • Collaborative Program in Asia-Pacific Studies

Past Speakers

  • Wendy Dobson, Professor and Co-Director – Institute for International Business, Rotman School of Management, “Gravity Shift: How Asia's New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the 21st Century"
  • also spoke on "The G20 and the Future of the Dollar"
  • Mark Aubin, Co-Founder, Google Earth, on "Origins of Google Earth: A Brief History of How it All Started and Some Highlights from the Most Recent Release"
  • 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"
  • Nandan Nilekani, Co-Chairman of Infosys Technologies Ltd and Author, "Imagining India: The Idea of a Nation Renewed"
  • Stuart Hart, Professor, Cornell University, "Capitalism at the Crossroads: The Unlimited Business Opportunities in Solving the World's Most Difficult Problems"
  • Rebecca Fannin, Author, "How China is Winning the Tech Race"
  • Bill Emmott, former Editor-in-Chief of The Economist and Author, "How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape our Next Decade"
  • Selen Guerin, Head of Trade Policy Unit, Centre for European Policy Studies, with Professor Walid Hejazi, "Canada and the European Union: Motivations and Prospects for a Free Trade Agreement"
  • Panel discussion, "The Diversification of Global Finance and Opportunity: The Growing Potential of Islamic Finance in Western Economies"
  • Forum on Outsourcing Creation and Innovation
  • Bharat Masrani, Managing Director, India, TD Financial Bank Group: “The State of the US Banking System”
  • Anand Giridharadas, Columnist, The New York Times and International Herald Tribune and Author, India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking (Times Books, January 4, 2011)
  • Wendy Dobson, Professor of Business Economics and Co-Director, Institute for International Business, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto: “The Changing Global Economic Landscape”
  • Bharat Masrani, Group Head, U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, TD Bank Financial Group and President and Chief Executive Officer of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®: “The State of the US Banking System”
  • The Honorable Kevin Lynch, P.C., Vice-Chair, BMO Financial Group: "Canada Has So Much Going For It...Except Innovation"
  • Royston Braganza, CEO, Grameen Capital India: “The microfinance story”

Sample of Published Research

  • "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 (core - 2 quarters)
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Global Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Research
  • Distribution Channel Strategy
  • Branding
  • Marketing Financial Services
  • Pricing
  • Marketing Using Information Technology

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.

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Career Preparation

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

Clubs

  • Rotman Marketing Association

Case Competitions

  • Rotman Online Marketing Competition
  • L'Oreal E-Strat Challenge
  • General Mills Case Competition
  • Samsung MBA Case Competition
  • Simon School of Business Marketing Association Case Competition
  • Wake Forest MBA Marketing Summit and Case Competition

Other Opportunities

  • Rotman Marketing Speaker Series

See Also

  • Rotman Magzine: The Experience Issue, Winter 2005
  • Rotman Magazine: The Loyalty Issue, Fall 2006

Notable Alumni

  • Marnie Peters (MBA '04), Marketing Director, Chatelaine Magazine
  • Bill Dertilis, Marketing Director, L’Oreal Professional
  • Karin Koonings, Vice President of International Marketing, Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Cybelle Srour (MBA '89), VP and Brand Director, MacLaren McCann
  • Annette Sullivan (MBA '01), Vice-President, Marketing, The Shopping Channel
  • Doug Collier (MBA '89), Chief Marketing Officer, La-Z-Boy Incorportated
  • Douglas McGillivray (MBA '86), Vice President, Marketing, General Mills Canada
  • Janet Biver-Carpenter (MBA '83), Global Communications Director, Leo Burnett Worldwide London

Past Speakers

  • 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

  • "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
  • "The Psychology of Pricing," Maggie Liu and Dilip Soman, The Handbook of Consumer Psychology, 2008
  • "Consumers Waiting in Queues: The Role of First and Second Order Justice," Rongrong Zhou and Dilip Soman, Psychology and Marketing, 2008
  • "Do Enhancements to Loyalty Programs Affect Demand? The Impact of International Frequent Flyer Partnerships on Domestic Airline Demand," Mara Lederman, Rand Journal of Economics, 38(4), 2007, 1134-1158
  • "The Economics of Quality-Equivalent Store Brands," David Soberman and Philip Parker, International Journal of Research in Marketing, 23(2), 2006, 125-139
  • "Overchoice and and Assortment Type: When and Why Variety Backfires," Gourville, John and Dilip Soman , Marketing Science, 2005
  • "The Targeting of Advertising," Ganesh Iyer, David Soberman and J. Miguel Villas-Boas , Marketing Science, 24(3), 2005, 461-476
  • "The Effects of Brand Relationship Norms on Consumer Attitudes and Behavior," Pankaj Aggarwal, Journal of Consumer Research, 31 (June), 2004, 87-101
  • "Does Advertising Signal Product Quality: Evidence from the Market for Compact Disc Players," Ignatius Horstmann and G. MacDonald, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 21, 2003, pp. 317-45
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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

  • Entrepreneurship with a Social Mission
  • Not-for-Profit Consulting
  • Marketing for Social and Not-for-Profit Enterprises

Career Preparation

  • Not-for-Profit Industry Alumni Panel

Clubs

  • Rotman Net Impact
  • Rotman Outreach Club

Other Opportunities

  • Student-run Rotman NeXus Consulting
  • MBAs Without Borders

Notable Alumni

  • Johan Koss (MBA '04), Founder, Right to Play
  • Carol Lloyd (MBA '97), President and CEO, Easter Seal Society
  • Munir Merali (MBA '96), Resident Representative, Aga Khan Development Network
  • Meg Davis (MBA '93), VP, Development - West Donlands, Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation
  • Narinder Dhami (MBA '08), Consultant, Premiere Agence de Microfinance (Burkina Faso)
  • Loreen Gilmour (MBA '91), Director, Poverty Reduction Coalition, United Way of Calgary
  • Mitzie Hunter (MBA '09), Chief Administration Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation
  • Maureen Adamson (MBA '05), Chief Executive Officer, Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Past Speakers

  • 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

  • "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 (core)
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management Strategy
  • Service Operations Management
  • The Art of Modelling with Spreadsheets

Clubs

  • Rotman Operations Management Association

Case Competitions

  • Tepper School of Business International Operations Case Competition

Other Opportunities

  • Regular Operations Management Area seminars

Notable Alumni

  • Gail Regan (MBA '78), Chair, Cara Operations
  • Greg Cunningham (MBA '97), Director, Supply Chain Optimization, Maple Leaf Foods Incorporated
  • Andrew Davies (MBA '2005), AVP, Retail Integration Services, Canadian Tire
  • Warren Finlay, Vice-President - Operations, Leaf & R&D, Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc
  • Michael Kolm (MBA '05), Vice President, Global Sourcing, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

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

  • "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 Investment
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Economics

Career Preparation

  • Introduction to Real Estate seminar
  • Real Estate Industry Alumni Panel

Clubs

  • Rotman Real Estate Association

Notable Alumni

  • Ian Gillespie (MBA '86), President, Westbank Projects Corp., Vancouver
  • Keng-Lam Ang (MBA '75), Vice Chairman, Kerry Holdings Ltd, Beijing
  • Ruth Abbott (MBA '00), VP, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Ontario Realty Corporation
  • Derek Goring (MBA '09), Director, Development, Waterfront Toronto
  • David Lieberman (MBA '01), Associate Vice President, CB Richard Ellis Limited
  • Ian Parker (MBA '92), Vice President, Asset Management, Brookfield Properties Corp.
  • James Shears (MBA '91), VP - Senior Asset Manager (Canada), Citigroup Realty Services
  • Douglas Tipple (MBA '74), President, CN Real Estate

Past Speakers

  • 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