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One-Year Executive MBA

13 months to transform your career. Innovative courses. Globally recognized faculty. And the stimulating environment of Canada’s leading business school, in the heart of downtown Toronto.

#business school in Canada

— Financial Times 2019

#1 EMBA in Canada

— Financial Times EMBA Ranking 2019

In 13 months, gain the robust business training and leadership skills you need to accelerate your career to the next level.

The world of business is evolving at a rapid pace. To be a creative and inspired leader, you need to push yourself to be more curious, more innovative and more courageous, and connect with the people and ideas that are redefining what is possible.

If that sounds like you, consider the Rotman One-Year Executive MBA — it is an experience that will change the way you think, take action and lead.

Key program highlights

  • Earn an MBA tailored to senior and executive working professionals, in just 13 months.
  • Transform as a leader through the Rotman integrated leadership framework.
  • Gain new insights and apply them immediately to work.
  • Learn from thought leaders who are shaping the future of management.
  • Develop a powerful network of peers for life.
  • Broaden your business knowledge and discover opportunity in environments that are in constant flux.

"Rotman attracts top talent from all across Canada and internationally. You have the opportunity to learn from top academics, industry experts and your fellow peers are ambitious professionals.”

-Jasmine Wong, EMBA '18, Senior Manager, Marketing, Rogers Communications

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The value of the Executive MBA

The return on investment for the EMBA program is both personal and professional. The interplay of work and learning is a strength of the program: you continue to work while you study.

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Rotman and the University of Toronto

The Rotman School is part of the University of Toronto, and is located in downtown Toronto, just blocks from one of the world’s most vibrant business communities.

Who should apply

What we look for: Professional Achievement + Leadership Experience + History of Impact + Communication and Prescence

In just 13 months, the Rotman One-Year Executive MBA will dramatically accelerate your leadership potential and help you to build skills that will make an immediate impact.

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The program attracts ambitious professionals from traditional for-profit businesses, not-for-profit enterprises, research institutes and entrepreneurial ventures. Applicants should demonstrate a well-rounded combination of abilities – professional achievement, interpersonal skills, leadership potential, and their ability to add value to the class.


Admissions Events

We host a regular schedule of monthly live information sessions, sample classes, admissions webinars and EDT tutorials to help you get to know our Executive MBA programs and the application process.

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Admission requirements

We take a ‘whole picture’ approach to applications, giving equal weight to grades, professional achievements, interpersonal skills and leadership potential.

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Financing your MBA

The program strives to recruit the best candidates, and is committed to helping you support your education by providing you with a broad range of financial options.

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Positioning you for success

The Rotman One-Year Executive MBA is the ideal choice for senior managers aiming to build their strategic decision-making and leadership skills. The program is known for its market relevance, academic rigour and a schedule that fits the needs of busy professionals.

The Rotman EMBA is more than a degree — it’s an intense, hands-on leadership experience that will change the way you think. We’ll give you analytical tools and invaluable insights to help you get the career you want.

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Program schedule & delivery

In just 13 months, the Rotman One-Year Executive MBA will dramatically accelerate your leadership potential and connect you to the ideas and people that are redefining management.

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Leadership: the Rotman Difference

Through a personal leadership development plan, one-on-one coaching and experiential learning, discover and achieve your true career potential.

Unlock your full potential

In a competitive job market, it takes focus and drive to achieve your full potential. We’ll equip you with the skills and strategies you need to succeed as a high-achieving professional.

The program will transform your strategic and operational capabilities while giving you the practical tools, creative insights and hands-on experience you need to accelerate your journey toward senior leadership.

After graduation, you will gain access to the powerful alumni networks of the University of Toronto and the Rotman School, and benefit from lifelong career support.


Career Services

The Rotman EMBA helps managers and executives become powerful leaders.

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Develop a lifelong network of peers who will help you succeed long after graduation.

Meet the class

Average Age



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Average work experience

15 Years

Average management experience

9 Years

Job Profile

39% Manager
12% Vice President
10% Entrepreneur
18% Director
21% Other

Industry background

34% Technology
26% Financial Services
  7% Government
  7% Healthcare
  6% Automotive and Engineering
  6% Arts/Education
  4% Human Capital
  4% Utilities/Natural Resources
  4% Retail and Hospitality
  2% Other

Notable Employers


St. Michael's Hospital

Sun Life Financial

Ready for the next step in your executive career?

Are you ready to consider the Rotman One-Executive MBA program?

To get started on the application process, we invite you to read about our admissions requirements, schedule a coffee chat, submit your resume for pre-assessment or attend an admissions event

Our approach to your application is personalized. After reviewing your work and academic history, we can help guide you through the application process or even help you decide which program is the right fit for your professional goals.

Let’s begin.

Admission Requirements

The Rotman One-Year Executive MBA program attracts high achievers from a range of industries, including traditional for-profit businesses, not-for-profit enterprises, research institutes and entrepreneurial ventures. Rotman selects qualified students who demonstrate a well-rounded combination of abilities – professional achievement, interpersonal skills, leadership potential, and their ability to add value to the class.

"The program attracts forward-thinking, hard-working professionals from a wide range of backgrounds. My classmates will continue to be a source of inspiration and support for years to come."

- Adrian Fung, EMBA '16

Minimum admission requirements:

  • 8+ years of full-time work experience
  • 3+ years in a mid-to-senior management role
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
  • People and/or project management experience
  • Current full-time employment

Application deadlines

Round 1: November 27, 2019
Round 2: February 19, 2020
Round 3: May 6, 2020
Round 4: July 29, 2020

We're now accepting applications to start fall 2020. We encourage you to start the process by sending us your resume for pre-assessment to see if the program is a right fit for you. Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis, and the class may fill at any time. 

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Round 3 deadline: July 29, 2020

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