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Leadership begins with your commitment to personal development. At Rotman you will be exposed to new challenges to engage your intellectual curiosity and hone your ability to inspire and influence.

"Rotman may well have the most far-reaching personal development initiative of any MBA program in the world."

- John Byrne, Editor-in-Chief, Poets & Quants, Founding Editor of Bloomberg BusinessWeek MBA Rankings

New: Leadership Development Practicum

Rotman’s recognized expertise in leadership development is now a fundamental component of our Morning MBA and Evening MBA, with a new program-length course which will enhance all your MBA studies. You’ll integrate course learnings with your professional experience, a leadership retreat, immersive simulations, group work and personal coaching to build the skill set which will result in your desired leadership outcomes.

Unique approach to problem solving

Rotman’s unique approach to problem solving will provide you with an array of opportunities to hone your strategic analysis and presentation skills, apply insights from our leading business research in behavioural economics and data-driven decision-making, and work directly with companies to solve real problems.

Self-Development Lab

To be a successful leader, you must demonstrate empathy, self-awareness, and the ability to inspire and motivate your colleagues into action. The Self-Development Lab offers transformative programs of personal discovery and leadership development to hone the skills, resilience and self-awareness you’ll need to thrive in your career.

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Events and speaker series

Each year, Rotman is proud to hosts over 100 public talks by best-selling authors, senior management executives, award-winning journalists, and other business thought leaders. The real-world perspectives, insights, and inspiring stories shared by our invited speakers have an extraordinary impact on our students.

Recent speakers include:
• Ben Bernanke, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman
• Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author
• Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post
• David Kelly and Tim Brown, founders of IDEO
• A. G. Lafley, former president and CEO of Procter & Gamble

Rotman Onboard

Experience what it’s like to make a difference. The Rotman Onboard Fellowship Program matches upper-year MBA candidates with nonprofit boards and charities for a six-to-eight month fellowship to act as advisory and non-voting board members and complete a strategic governance project based on each firm’s needs.

The Self-Development Lab

Discover your potential.

Rotman OnBoard Fellowship Program

MBA students helping non-profits and charities in a 6-8 month fellowship