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Why Rotman

Why choose Rotman? Because our school is a catalyst for innovative learning, research and public engagement, bringing together diverse initiatives and points of view around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. An integral part of the University of Toronto, we’re ideally situated in Canada’s commercial capital, at the heart of one of the world’s most multicultural cities.

Newcomers often comment on the buzz at Rotman. They feel the energy and pace of a world-class business school where students come to launch and advance their careers. Where researchers share breakthrough ideas and insights. Where respected thinkers and business leaders exchange views with each other and the wider community.


But there's also something more. A sense of momentum. Growing impact. And above all, transformation. At Rotman, extraordinary people come together to rethink assumptions. Reinvent models. And redefine expectations.


This is a place where change happens.


Students at every career stage come to Rotman to gain the knowledge, agility and confidence demanded by a world that never stops accelerating. We take learning deeper, pursuing a rigorous, model-based problem-solving approach that shapes better critical thinkers and more effective decision makers. We also go deeper into personal development, with programs designed to help you fulfill your potential as a leader, entrepreneur or champion of change. Coming to our school with diverse backgrounds, education and experience, Rotman graduates go on to well-established companies, innovative startups, not-for-profits and the public sector. And they make their marks.


From the effects of climate change on business to the transformative impact of AI in the workplace, Rotman researchers push the boundaries of inquiry, and their insights travel from our campus to boardrooms around the globe. Rotman’s institutes, centres and labs reinvent old models and explore new solutions to business and social challenges, exploring everything from data analytics to behavioral economics, health strategy to business design, sustainability to equity, diversity and inclusion. Our research faculty comprise scholars who’ve earned acclaim for interdisciplinary insights grounded in management expertise. And teaching alongside them are many seasoned professionals who tap into their real-world experience to guide students and bring classroom discussions to life.


How can machine learning support business strategy? What are the risks and rewards of market disruption? Can behavioural science help strengthen customer loyalty? These are the kinds of questions we ask to stimulate broader conversations – through speaker events, conferences and a wide array of other channels, including our online Rotman Insights Hub and award-winning Rotman Management magazine. Coordinating efforts with our highly regarded research institutes, centres and labs, we engage regularly with a large and influential community of stakeholders.


Rotman is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and academic excellence. Since 2002, we've dramatically increased Rotman's endowment and the size and scope of our faculty – and we continue to grow our footprint on U of T's tree-filled urban campus. We're located just blocks from Canada's commercial and financial hub, where we nurture vital collaborations and career-building opportunities. And from the heart of one of the world's most dynamic and culturally diverse cities, we connect a global network of business and research partners and engaged Rotman alumni.


Transforming purpose into action


At Rotman, the constant interplay of ideas illuminates unexpected connections and sparks new ways of tackling problems. We bring together the right minds, resources and support systems to ignite breakthrough solutions. And we encourage talented people to identify – and create – those critical moments of convergence where purpose is transformed into action.


While we provide the management fundamentals that tomorrow's leaders need, we're also ready to explore alternatives, to test conventions – to shake things up a little. The people who come here to learn, teach and discover share a desire for change, whether that means changing direction, changing traditional thinking or changing the world. They embrace Rotman's catalytic energy and collective sense of purpose. And so will you.



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