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Financial Times ranks Rotman Executive Programs number one for new skills and learning

Toronto, May 9, 2011 - The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management has placed first for New Skills and Learning among international executive education open enrolment programs ranked by Financial Times. The annual survey, which is based on a survey of program participants and information provided by the school, was published in the newspaper today.

High marks in several program content and design categories raised the Rotman School’s overall program ranking four places from 2010 to 24th worldwide. Other categories for which the Rotman School received top ten scores measured the degree to which student expectations were met, course flexibility, and the appropriateness of class size, structure and design. The Rotman programs were rated third worldwide for its participant selection process and the provision of advanced information on course content.

Rotman Executive Programs’ unique curricula and design are grounded in Integrative Thinking™, an innovative approach to solving business problems that creates new solutions instead of choosing between existing models. To determine the school’s first place New Skills and Learning score, participants in the school’s open enrolment programs were asked to rate the relevance of course content to their jobs, the ease of implementing their new skills when they returned to work, and the extent to which the course provided new ways to think.

“Earning a first place result for New Skills and Learning is enormously gratifying for our team of faculty and staff,” says Michele Milan, Managing Director, Rotman Executive Programs. “We work hard to make sure our executive programs challenge the way people think and provide them with the concrete skills needed to tackle complex problems.”

Overall rankings were calculated by rating schools according to seventeen different categories that include Facilities, International location, Faculty Diversity and Revenue.

Full results of the Financial Times Executive Education survey can be found at

Executive Programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management offers open enrolment programs for individuals and custom-designed programs for organizations in all areas of executive development, including Integrative Thinking™, Business Design™, leadership, governance, finance and human resources, for public, private and non-profit sectors. For more information, visit

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