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New Academic Plan Charts Next Five Years of Growth for the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

December 19, 2019

Toronto – A new strategic plan for the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management outlines four key goals to ensure the School is a place of bold research, transformative teaching and learning, and dynamic public engagement.

The Academic Plan 2019-24: A Catalyst for Change, was developed in consultation with members of the Rotman School community including students, faculty, alumni, employers, and staff.  “It is our plan to be at the centre of the issues that matter, combining authoritative information with insight, and instilling current and future leaders with the knowledge and skills to turn insight into impact,” says Dean Tiff Macklem. “What sets us apart is we put learning and research into action.” 

The plan promises action on four key goals.

First, in advancing the frontiers of management thinking, the Rotman School will foster a dynamic, collaborative and inclusive research community and focus its PhD program on preparing outstanding candidates for future success as globally recognized scholars and inspiring teachers at the world’s leading universities.

Second, the School will deliver transformative management education by expanding opportunities for experiential learning and international experiences, personalizing the development of professional and leadership skills, preparing students for a technology-driven and innovation-focused economy, and investing in student life.

Third, the School will take insight to impact by extending the reach of its centres, institutes and labs, curating Rotman research and thought leadership for business audiences, and engaging on pressing business, economics, and social challenges.

Fourthly, the School will harness the power of community by deepening alumni engagement, strengthening its global networks, and growing its impact as a destination for gaining valuable insights on current issues through events, conferences and executive education.

The new plan builds on the successful implementation of the previous plan Vision 2020: Raising our Impact, which saw the School introduce new programs, including a Master of Management Analytics, a Master of Financial Risk Management, and a Global Executive MBA in Healthcare and the Life Sciences;  and refresh existing programs such as the Full Time MBA and the Master of Finance. 

To read the entire report, A Catalyst for Change, visit

The Rotman School of Management is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and teaching excellence at the heart of Canada’s commercial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. For more information, visit


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Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
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