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Shaping the future of business

The best consultants combine intellectual horsepower with natural people skills. At Rotman, the academic and industry expertise of our strategic management faculty will help you develop quantitative and qualitative tools to excel in your consulting career.


You will learn how to analyze cross-functional business problems and to justify your recommendations, applying appropriate frameworks and a diverse set of quantitative and qualitative tools.

Topics Covered

Specific topics covered are the consulting industry, problem solving methodologies, the management of change in organizations, advanced issues in strategic management, and the development and presentation of proposals and reports.

Career Paths for Consulting

The topics covered in this emphasis are critical for entry into the consulting profession whether with a large, medium, or small consulting firm, as a sole proprietor or as an internal consultant in a large company.  The skills will apply in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. In addition, the topics covered will be useful for managers who will work with or manage outside consultants.

"Employees arriving in a high-profit time may do better in the long-run because of a wealth of work opportunities."

—András Tilcsik, assistant professor of strategic management at the Rotman School, in an online thought piece on consulting

Requirements to complete

Choose at least one course from the core category and at least two from the elective categories.  A minimum of 4 courses is required.

Core courses

  • Management Consulting
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences Consulting: Field Application Project (previously Healthcare Systems Consulting)
  • Management Consulting Practicum
  • Strategic Change and Implementation

Elective courses

  • Corporation 360°
  • Advanced Value Capture Strategies: Theory and Applications
  • Communications Strategy
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Business Analysis and Valuation
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Management Strategy
  • Analytics and Operations Consulting (not offered)
  • Organization Design
  • Aligning People and Strategy
  • Catastrophic Failure in Organizations
  • Strategic Networks
  • Business Problem Solving: A Model-Based Approach

Activities outside of class


  • Rotman Management Consulting Association

Case Competitions

  • George Washington University International MBA Case Competition
  • Simon Graduate School of Business Case Competition
  • John Molson MBA International Case Competition

Other Opportunities

Flexible Internship Program

The Rotman Full-Time MBA Program provides a unique opportunity for students to integrate and apply management knowledge gained within the program through a 4-month internship. Students are required to complete the course “Applied Management: Placement” in conjunction with a work placement which may be done in the Summer, Fall or Winter terms. Depending on their academic area of concentration/major and career objectives, students will be guided on the best work term option to secure a placement with an employer. Throughout their work placement, students will benefit from enhanced communication with their host employers, tracking of project deliverables and feedback from faculty supervisors.

Career Preparation

  • Consulting industry day
  • Lunch and Learn series
  • Consulting workshop series
  • Case interview preparation workshops
  • Mock consulting case interviews

Notable Alumni

  • David Donnan, Partner, AT Kearney
  • Jill Black, President & Sole Proprietor, J.E. Black Company Ltd.
  • Joanna Rotenberg, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy
  • Kathryn Skelton, Director, Category Management, Womenswear, Holt Renfrew
  • Lawrence Scott Global, Chief Strategy Officer | Vice Chair | Managing Partner, Deloitte
  • Mark Eleoff, Associate Partner, Accenture
  • Sean Samieian, Principal, Infosys Consulting

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