Help! I don’t know where to begin! Got any tips on how to write my submission?
We’ll be hosting (FREE) learning labs to help guide you with your first round submission. The learning labs will be offered on the following dates and times via live interactive webinars (note that the content in each learning lab will be identical though largely driven by your questions so no need to attend multiple of the sessions):
January 28, 2015 8-9am (Eastern Time)
January 29, 2015 6-7pm (Eastern Time)
February 2, 2015 12-1pm (Eastern Time)
You can attend any of the learning labs by clicking here.
Is this event for prospective or incoming students?
Both! If you've already been admitted to the Full-Time MBA program, this is a great way to meet your future classmates and professors while getting an early start on building your MBA-level skill set.
If you're still working on your MBA application or if you're weighing offers from multiple business schools, this is a perfect way to get an in-depth feel for the Rotman community, facilities, and education style.
If I am an incoming student but am not a finalist for the individual awards can I still participate?
Definitely. If you were admitted to the 2015 intake of the Rotman Full-Time MBA Program, you can still compete in the team-based component of the Challenge.
Is there a required or recommended format for the written submission?
Your written submission should be uploaded in a word or pdf document. There are no specifications regarding layout of your submission. We are more concerned with the content.
For my written submission, will graphs, charts, and footnotes count towards the word limit?
Your word count will not be impacted should you elect to use graphs, charts, and footnotes, however, over-using them can cause your essay to become less impactful and harder to read.
Do I have to travel to Toronto in order to compete?
Yes. You must be physically present at Rotman Problem Solving Challenge on March 27th and 28th in order to take part in the final competition.
Since the live presentation component is a key part of the evaluation process, we are unable to consider you for an award if you cannot give your presentation in person.
When you start planning your journey, please remember to ensure that you meet the visa requirements to enter Canada.
Can Rotman reimburse me for my travel expenses?
While participants are responsible for the full cost of travelling to and from Toronto as well as accommodation and any other expenses incurred while staying in the city, we do have a special hotel rate exclusive to Problem Solving Challenge Participants!
Details are as follows:
Hotel: Intercontinental Hotel (220 Bloor St West - just steps away from Rotman!)
Rate: $189 per night + 13% HST and 2.66% Destination Fees
How to make your reservation:
Call 1-800-267-0010 or 416-324-5890 or email Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mention that you will be attending the Rotman Problem Solving Challenge, use block code PX9 or click here to receive this special rate!
I require an invitation letter in order to obtain a visa to visit Rotman. Will this be provided?
Yes, send an email to email@example.com as soon as you have confirmed that you will be coming to Rotman, along with the requirements for the letter, and we will prepare it for you.
Should I register if I have already received an admissions offer with a scholarship?
Definitely. For example, if you had a $10,000 award and won first place overall, you would be awarded the balance of $80,000. Regardless of your current scholarship, you would also still be eligible for the full amount for both the top individual written/interview awards and all group awards in addition to your existing funding. But more than anything else, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience Rotman before the program begins, interact with faculty, staff and, most importantly, future classmates!