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The Business of Payments

Navigate a rapidly changing industry.

The Canadian payments industry accounts for nearly 1% of GDP with revenues from payment activities estimated at over $16.4B in 2016 — and it’s changing, rapidly.

Traditional players in the payments market are extending products, fintech and bigtech are disrupting products and infrastructure while domestic and global regulatory bodies are moving rapidly to adapt.

These changes can mean big opportunities for your organization if you know how to use them to your advantage. Rotman’s Business of Payments program helps payments leaders harness these opportunities.

Your competitive advantage in a shifting landscape.

Over the course of three days, you will gain a solid understanding of the changing context of the payments landscape, and the forces and trends shaping its future. You will develop the knowledge and competencies you need to stay ahead.


We’re here to help. 

This program focuses on technical solutions combined with management training to help you lead your team successfully through major market disruptions. Our faculty are industry experts with years of consulting experience and deep knowledge of the forces at work in the payments industry. 

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This immersive program will take place at Kingbridge in King City. Accommodations and meals are included in the program fee. A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first.


Faculty & Instructors

Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring you the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.

Meet the faculty and instructors teaching in the Business of Payments Program:

Walid Hejazi »
   Academic Director

Justin Ferrabee, Guest Speaker


Chief Operating Officer, Payments Canada

Justin Ferrabee is an experienced transformational leader having driven challenging, large scale change in dynamic, complex, multi-stakeholder environments across geographies and cultures. He is the chief operating officer at Payments Canada, a $65-million financial market infrastructure, clearing and settling $53-trillion annually.

Justin is a leading expert on large-scale organizational transformation with over 25 years of experience in the field, as both an executive and a consultant. He has worked with complex and sophisticated global companies (e.g. British Telecom, Unilever, Philips) and has been involved in many advanced and challenging public sector transformations, working across the political, executive and operational levels in federal, regional and municipal governments. Previously, Justin was the President and Managing Partner of TotemHill Consulting, an international management consulting firm focused exclusively on large-scale transformation projects. He also held vice-president and senior vice-president positions with CapGemini and Calian Technologies.

Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Participant Notification Process

If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.

Payment and Fee Reduction


Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.

Fee Reduction

Rotman Executive Program graduates and Rotman alumni are eligible for a 25% discount on this program. This discount does not apply to any early bird fees. Discounts cannot be combined but we will honour the greater discount amount towards the program fee. For more information on additional discounts, visit Discounts are not redeemable for cash.

*Accommodations and meals are included in the program fee. Participants will be responsible for their own travel and incidental costs. For more information contact an Executive Programs representative at

Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and Payments Canada are partnering to develop an intensive payments knowledge course aimed at professionals working in payments and related industries in Canada. 

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3-day intensive residential program + networking evening


April 28–May 1, 2019


Kingbridge Centre, King City
(local accommodation included)


Participant profile:
Established leaders working in payments, whether you are entering the industry or a seasoned professional, a regulator, policy-maker, or a disruptor.


$6,750 CAD

Fee includes accommodations and meals.

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