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Faculty and research

Learn from the world’s leading business thinkers. Rotman brings together expertise from across the healthcare and the life sciences value chain.

Bringing together healthcare and the life sciences

Rotman faculty are world renowned for their thought leadership, and the school brings together expertise from across the healthcare and life sciences value chain. Gain the broad perspective and integrative expertise you need to reshape your organization, create patient value and shape the future of business.

“This is a global sector that will continue to grow and change, making it a dynamic environment for ambitious professionals who are looking to demonstrate leadership and make an impact on their organizations and their health systems. Whether you are working in government, science, healthcare delivery or for a company, you have the satisfaction of knowing that the products and services you’re creating and delivering are helping to improve people’s lives.”

Academic directors


Brian Golden

Brian R. Golden

Vice-Dean, MBA Programs | Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at The University of Toronto and The University Health Network | Executive Director, Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy | Professor of Strategic Management

Will Mitchell

Will Mitchell

Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization | Professor of Strategic Management
“The biggest challenge in healthcare is getting as much high quality care as possible for the dollars we're spending. Healthcare is the world’s biggest industry, and with advances in science and technology and an appetite for better, more accessible and sustainable healthcare, the opportunities for health system leaders are limitless.”

The two academic directors have extensive backgrounds in the health and life sciences sector and have taught in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Professor Brian Golden is the only business school professor to be inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and was the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Medical Association’s Award for Innovation in Physician Education. Brian is cross-appointed in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Professor Will Mitchell has extensive experience with health and life sciences research, teaching, and business in multiple countries. He has an appointment at Duke University, including engagements with the Duke Medical School and Business School. Will is a board member of Neuland Laboratories, Inc., a pharmaceutical company based in Hyderabad, India.

A selection of our world-class faculty


Marlys Christianson

Marlys Christianson

Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management

Her research interests include the coordination of complex and interdependent work, sense-making in high-risk environments, and resilient organizing.


Alexander Dyck

Alexander Dyck

Manulife Financial Chair in Financial Services | Professor of Finance and Economic Analysis and Policy

Academic director, Director's Education Program. Board member, Rotman international Centre for Pension Management. Fellow, Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship.


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Jennifer Gibson

Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics | Sun life Financial Chair in Bioethics

Leads the World Health Organization's Collaborating Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. Has advised on government advisory committees on health system integration.


Avi Goldfarb

Avi Goldfarb

Ellison Professor of Marketing | Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare

Has published over 50 articles in economics, artificial intelligence, marketing, statistics, and law.


Kristina McElheran

Kristina McElheran

Assistant Professor of Strategy, University of Toronto | Digital Fellow, Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT

Research focuses on the use of IT and data on organizational design and strategy, and she has worked for two start-up technology companies in Silicon Valley.


Dilip Soman

Dilip Soman

Corus Chair in Communication Strategy | Professor of Marketing | Member of the Behavioural Economics in Action Research Cluster

Expert in behavioural economics and has consulted with Microsoft, FedEx, P&G, life Insurance company of India, Corus Entertainment, and the Hong Kong Government.

Introducing Rotman's Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences

Toronto - Singapore - San Francisco; Introducing the 18-month Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences


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First application deadline: January 22, 2020

You may qualify for a $10,000 entrance award.


$400,000 in award funding available

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