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Academic Areas

Rotman has 7 academic areas around which our research and teaching are focused

The areas are: accounting, business economics, finance, marketing, operations management, organizational behaviour/human resource management and strategic management.



Rotman’s accounting area consists of a strong group of accomplished researchers and educators. They conduct cutting edge research in financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation, and related fields in financial economics. They are ranked among the best-published in the world and present their research findings in seminars and conferences around the world.

Business Economics

Economic analysis and policy

What is the relationship between international trade and domestic productivity? What are the roles of urbanization and education in the skills development process? How do firms develop and maintain their market position? These are just some of the questions being posed by Rotman Economic Analysis and Policy faculty: world-class scholars in their field.

Trading Lab


The finance faculty of the Rotman School are renowned for their breakthrough research, and their impact in the classroom, inspiring students and executives with the latest financial thinking. Rotman ranked 9th worldwide in last 5 years (2013-2017) in Worldwide Finance Rankings by Arizona State University based on research outputs at top journals.



The Marketing Area at Rotman is focused on the creation and dissemination of high quality research by recognized academic leaders. Faculty members study a wide range of marketing issues with an emphasis on rigorous methods and strong theoretical foundations.

Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources Management

Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

The faculty and researchers in the OB/HRM area at Rotman enjoy a collegial environment where they pursue high-quality research on the latest topics in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management.

Operations Management

Operations Management and Statistics

Find out more about our world-class Operations Management and Statistics faculty, their research and the courses they offer.

Strategic Management

Strategic Management

Rotman's approach to strategic management is discipline-based (from sociology, economics and other fields). Our courses are based on rigorous research, logical consistency and data-driven analysis. Students have the opportunity to learn from all facets of strategy including competitive analysis, networks, causal modelling, the digital economy, corporate restructuring and how to build innovative and entrepreneurial organisations.

Professor Avi Goldfarb on Online Advertising

Avi Goldfarb is Professor of Marketing at Rotman

Professor Heather-Anne Irwin on the New Issue Syndicate

Professor Irwin teaches in the MFin program

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