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International Study Opportunities

A Global Context

International study tours are designed to help MBA students understand the opportunities and risks associated with the emergence of important markets in the world economy. They are one of a range of opportunities that help our students to gain international experience while at Rotman.

A world of opportunity

The Rotman MBA reflects the reality of doing business in the global economy, and the School’s location is a major asset. Toronto is the world’s most multicultural city, with over half the city’s population born outside of the country.

Helping to bring the world into the classroom, Rotman boasts one of the most international student bodies (52 per cent of the Full-Time class) and faculties (71 per cent) of any leading business school. You will have a range of opportunities, from a one-week study tour to a full semester abroad, to gain international experience while you earn your MBA.


Exchanges Students have the option of studying at one of 28 leading universities worldwide (see list, below).

International Study Tours Designed to help MBA students understand the opportunities and risks associated with doing business on a global scale.

Doing Business Internationally MBA students gain a global perspective on business by studying abroad at one of Rotman’s international partner schools for one to two weeks.

International Consulting Projects Under the supervision of a Rotman faculty member, MBA students work on and deliver an in-depth study of a specific country or region, while gaining real-time experience.

Consider the opportunity to further internationalize your MBA by taking advantage of some of the activities listed below:

International Exchange Program

31 partner schools in the following exchange regions

University of Cape Town

China Europe International Business School
Fudan University
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Indian School of Business
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
National Taiwan University
National University of Singapore
Seoul National University
Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance
Tsinghua University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Australian Graduate School of Management
Melbourne Business School

North America
EGADE Business School
New York University
University of California, Davis

South America
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Alliance Manchester Business School
Copenhagen Business School
ESSEC Business School
European Business School
Instituto de Empresa
SDA Bocconi School of Management
RSM Erasmus
University of St. Gallen
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

The Middle East
Koç University
Tel Aviv University

Global Practicums

Global Practicums are designed to provide a framework with which to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the emergence of major new markets in the world economy. The trips include stopovers in major cities where students will learn firsthand what it is like to do business while participating in a number of cultural and tourist activities. Site visits to local, Canadian and international companies provide students with a well-rounded overview of the specific country.

Global Practicums change on a yearly basis, and have been offered in the following regions:

  • Southeast Asia
  • East Asia
  • Latin America and South America
  • Silicon Valley

Doing Business Internationally (DBI) Intensive Program

The DBI offers alternative international experience: a hybrid of the International Exchange Program and the International Study Tours. Based at one of Rotman’s international partner schools, the DBI is an intensive course that focuses on how to do business in a specific country. The academic component of the program is overseen entirely by the partner school (in much the same way as the International Exchange Program) but does take place over the course of 1-2 weeks. Like the International Study Tours, the program includes activities outside of the classroom including company presentations, tours, roundtables discussions, but these are truly secondary to the in-class piece.

DBI locations are confirmed on an annual basis but in the past have been offered in the following countries:

  • China
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan

Global Consulting Projects

Global Consulting Projects enable our students to earn course credit for applying what they’ve learned across the globe. In the past, our students completed projects in the following locations:

  • Seattle
  • Silicon Valley
  • Tanzania
  • Nigeria
  • Myanmar

Projects have ranged from setting up micro financing systems to improving entrepreneurial opportunities for at-risk communities. As well, our students have the opportunity to work with Boston Consulting Group and partner with the non-profit, CUSO International, to bring their projects to life! 

Global Consulting Projects: Real-World Impact

Rotman students helping to drive prosperity around the globe

Video: Rotman, The World Awaits You

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