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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.

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.

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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 | Senior Business Consultant, BMO Financial Group

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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.

Transform your potential


In a competitive market, it takes serious focus, drive and leadership to take your career to the next level. Whether you’re looking to drive change in your organization, grow your business or advance in the healthcare/life sciences sector, we have a range of resources and services to help you achieve your goals.

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Prepare for Career Success



Alumni in your worldwide network



Senior- and executive-level professionals who can help you unlock your career goals  

* average cohort size


Months of transformative career guidance—plus continuing support after you graduate


Getting ahead


A degree from the Rotman School prepares you for top jobs across a broad range of industries. Our high-touch approach and exceptional staff-to-participant ratio means you enjoy personalized attention to help you achieve your career goals.

The program is designed for ambitious professionals who are looking to make the most of their career. While there are many ways to measure the return on investment of the program, our goal is to equip you with a lifelong toolkit you can use to take ownership of and manage your career and professional development long after graduation.


To that end, our dedicated Career Services team is committed to working closely with you to refine your career goals, market yourself efficiently, and network with people in a position to help you reach your targets. 


"Career Services elevated and refined the way I present myself and my accomplishments. They connected me with the right resources at the right time and enabled me to achieve my professional goals."

- Catherine Bornbaum, EMBA '18, Head of Clinical Operations and Partnerships, RetiSpec


Ways to engage


Career services provides EMBA participants with career support through a range of offerings including:


Individual career coaching (in person or online)

  • One-on-one executive leadership coaching
  • Career search guidance, including networking skills, advanced resume writing, online presence, personal branding and positioning
  • Preparation for career discussions, including interview preparation and offer negotiations
  • Strategies and connections to help you leverage the powerful Rotman network

Professional development workshops

  • Workshops, events and speakers
  • Career management planning
  • Branding
  • Advanced resumes
  • Job search strategies 
  • Networking and relationship building

Online career resources

  • Job postings targeted to senior leaders
  • Best in class career content
  • Valuable research tools
  • Webinars and podcasts
  • Access to alumni 

As a graduate of the Rotman Executive MBA program you will also benefit from career support after graduation.

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Where they landed


Leading companies from every industry seek out Rotman students and graduates for their proven ability to solve tough problems and deliver impressive results.


Hassina Sunderji

Hassina Sunderji, EMBA ’19


Director, Project Management - Project Delivery and Support, Scotiabank


“Make the most of executive career services: resume review, mock interviews, career bootcamps, building your brand. A strong personal brand will be your superpower.”


Previous role:

Director, Strategy & Delivery, Compliance, Collections and Fraud, Scotiabank


Previous education:

BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University

BEd, University of Toronto


Ghayda Nassar EMBA

Ghayda Nassar, EMBA ‘16


Sr. Director Global Cyber Security - Identity Access Management, TD Bank


“The career services team at Rotman is like an amazing family. They prepared me for key career discussions and celebrated my successes.”


Previous role:

Director, Wealth Management Technology, TD Bank


Previous education:

BSc, University of Jordan



John Kapageridis

John Kapageridis, Executive MBA '21

Manager, Account Sales Representatives, Rockwell Automation


“My career coach really helped me redefine my story in my own words. It was so valuable having someone coach me throughout this whole process.

[When I achieved the end goal of a new role I thought that]…my work with Rotman Career Services was over. I’m realizing that there’s still a lot left for me to learn. Luckily, I know I have help.”


Previous role:

Director, Patient Support, KMH Cardiology & Diagsostic Centres


Previous education:

BSc, University of Toronto


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Career Services

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 leader.

Rupinder Dhillion


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


Fireside Chats with EMBA Women

A series of informal talks with four women who graduated from Rotman's One-Year Executive MBA program

Executive MBA Class 2025 Profile

Average Age




Average work experience

18 Years

Average management experience


Job Profile


42% Director


16% Vice President

7% C-Suite Executive

7% Entrepreneur

Industry background

  3% Not-for-profit
  3% Healthcare/BioTech/Pharma
  3% Pharma
  3% Consumer Goods
  3% Media/Entertainment
  3% Retail
  5% Energy/Natural Resources
  6% Consulting
16% Manufacturing
17% Technology
19% Financial Services
23% Other


  2% Human resources
  2% Business Design
  2% Legal Services
  3% Consulting/Strategy
  3% Communications
  5% Project Management
  8% Technology
  8% Operations
  8% Consulting/IT
12% Other
13% Sales/Sales Management
16% General Management
18%Finance/Corporate Finance


Ready for the next step in your executive career?

Are you ready to consider the Rotman Executive MBA program?

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.

To get started on the application process, we invite you to apply now.

A requirement of the Executive MBA program is full-time employment. Please consider this while reviewing the program schedule. The EMBA program consists of biweekly sessions, in addition to four 1-week-long modules, all of which are delivered on campus in Toronto, Canada. This program does not enable students to obtain a visa to immigrate to Canada, or a PGWP (post graduate work permit) upon completion. If you are an international applicant, please consider the Rotman Global Executive MBA program.   

Read about our admissions requirements, submit your resume for pre-assessment, connect+chat  or attend an admissions event


Applications are open for Fall 2024 and our merit-based scholarships are available. Offers of admission are made on a rolling basis, and the class may fill at any time. 

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"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

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