Leadership is changing. In an interconnected world, the future of management belongs to those who embrace an outlook that transcends limitations and crosses borders. At the Rotman School of Management, we have a history of developing leaders with global impact. We are therefore proud to partner with SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy, to offer the Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA (GEMBA).
Spanning 18 months and four continents, the program will transform the way you think, network and do business internationally.
At Rotman, we look for intellectually curious individuals with high potential for leadership and professional achievement.
If this sounds like you, get started by reading about our admission requirements, attending a webinar, coffee chat or information session, or sending your resume to our admissions team. We encourage you to talk to us before starting your application so we can help you showcase your best qualities. After reviewing your work and academic history, we can help guide you through the application process.
Expand your global understanding and business skills – and your personal horizons as a future leader – in this unique 18-month program spanning seven cities on four continents. The Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA will change the way you think, network and do business in some of the world’s largest markets: North America, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
This intensive program allows you to rapidly develop your leadership potential while maintaining your career in your home country. You’ll build a network of international contacts, learn invaluable tools to advance your career, and gain the ability to tackle the global business challenges of the future.
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.
➔ Download the GEMBA program brochure.
Prepare for Career Success
Alumni in your worldwide network
Dynamic cities where you’ll make local connections and learn how to do business
Career services departments, one in Europe and one in North America, to advise you on the procedures—and the unwritten rules—in each market
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 is a hidden gem at Rotman. It is highly personalized: from reviewing your resume, discussing your career goals to providing feedback on how to grow as an effective leader.”
- Carole Chen, GEMBA '20, District Manager, Rexall Health Solutions, Eastern Canada
Ways to engage
Career services provides GEMBA 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
- 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-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA program you will also benefit from career support after graduation.
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.
Arta Beikzadeh, GEMBA ’19
Managing Director, Sustainable Assurance Solutions, Australia
Business Assurance Manager, Ethical Sourcing and Social Compliance, DQS Australia New Zealand
BSc, University of Science and Culture
Svetlin Zyapkov, GEMBA ‘22
Principal Auditor, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty, Germany
Head of Europe and Asia, Business Continuity Management, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty, Germany
BSc, Sofia University
Tapfuma Musewe, GEMBA ’20
Managing Director, Raygan Mills, London, UK
Founder and CEO, Eschaton Solutions, Toronto
Strategic Advisor, Bellcrescent Partners, South Africa
MA, Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture
To get started on the application process, we invite you to read about our admission requirements, attend an admissions event, or send your resume to our admissions team.
Our personalized approach aims to streamline your application. After reviewing your work and academic history, we can help guide you through the application process or help you decide which program is the right fit for your professional goals.
Send us your resume for an informal pre-assessment; it’s a great way to get the conversation started.
- Current resume
- Two professional reference forms
- Official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended
- Employer consent form
- Non-refundable application fee of $195 CDN
- Successful completion of the Rotman Executive Diagnostic Test (EDT), or GMAT/GRE if required
Round 1: November 24, 2022
Round 2: March 1, 2023
Round 3: June 5, 2023
We encourage international students to apply to earlier rounds in order to allow enough time for study permit applications.
Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis. Apply early as space is limited. A member of our admissions team will get back to you as soon as a decision on your application is made.
If you have any questions about your application, feel free to contact us.