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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 director

Brian Golden

Brian R. Golden

Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy  | Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
“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 Academic Director has an extensive background in the health and life sciences sector and has 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.

A selection of our world-class faculty


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.


Maja Djikic

Associate Professor, Director, Self-Development Laboratory

She has published more than 35 articles and book chapters in the area of personality development. Her research has been featured in over 50 media outlets (including The New York Times, Salon, Slate, and The Scientific American Mind) in 15 countries


Brian Silverman

Professor of Strategic Management

His research focuses on the ways in which a firm’s competitive strategy and organizational structure interact to affect its performance – in particular, its ability to access and exploit technological capabilities.


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.


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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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Over $500,000 CAD available in scholarships for the 2025 intake.

Tip: Apply early to increase your chances of an entrance award.


Travel bursaries – The Rotman School offers $5,000 CAD travel bursaries to qualified applicants of the Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences. Inquire with a member of the admission team for more information.