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Faculty and thought leadership

No other business school in Canada can match the high standards set by our faculty, who have earned a global reputation for ground-breaking research, published work and authoritative insights.

Learn from the world's leading business thinkers

The management faculty at Rotman is the largest in Canada and ranked 16th in the world for its research output. This ranking by the Financial Times puts us in an elite tier of institutions, such as Harvard, Wharton and others, that take the lead in the creation of business knowledge.

"What excites me the most about teaching at Rotman is that terrific opportunities arise just as frequently outside the classroom as inside."

— Brian Golden, Professor of Strategic Management, Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network

In the classroom, our professors share the knowledge they have gained from years of experience in both business and academia, giving you access to the latest research before it filters into consulting firms and major corporations. Outside the classroom, some of the greatest minds in business share their insights at conferences, seminars, speaker series, and in articles for Rotman Management Magazine.

Unlike faculty at some schools, Rotman professors are available to you throughout the program for both learning support and professional guidance. Learning from industry-shaping individuals raises the level of classroom debate and makes a significant difference in our students' educational experience.



Faculty teaching in the Morning MBA and Evening MBA programs include:

Tiziana Casciaro, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Tiziana Casciaro
Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

Formerly an assistant professor at Harvard Business School, Casciaro specializes in the study of social networks within and between organizations.

Wendy Dobson, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Wendy Dobson
Co-Director, Rotman Institute for International Business
Professor Emerita of Economic Analysis and Policy
PhD, Princeton University

Chairs the Pacific Trade and Development research network and has published extensively on the future of India and China in the world economy.

Brian Golden, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Brian Golden
Vice-Dean, MBA Programs
Professor of Strategic Management
PhD, Northwestern University

Brian conducts research and teaches in the areas of strategic change and implementation, health system integration and funding, governance, organizational strategy and leadership. 

Sarah Kaplan, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Sarah Kaplan
Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy
Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy
Professor of Strategic Management
PhD in Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management

Sarah is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction. Her research explores how organizations participate in and respond to the emergence of new fields and technologies.

Anita M McGahan, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Anita McGahan
Professor of Strategic Management
George E. Connell Chair in Organizations & Society
PhD, Harvard University

Her research is focused on industry change, sustainable competitive advantage and the establishment of new fields. An area of particular interest to her is in global health and the diffusion of knowledge across international boundaries.

Dilip Soman, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Dilip Soman
Corus Chair in Communication Strategy Professor of Marketing
Member of the Behavioural Economics in Action Research Cluster
Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Science and Economics
PhD, University of Chicago

His research is in the area of behavioural economics and its applications to consumer wellbeing, marketing and policy. He is also the director of the India Innovation Institute at the University of Toronto. He works with ideas42 and serves as advisor to a number of welfare organizations.

Andras Tilcsik, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

András Tilcsik
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
PhD, Harvard University

Winner of the Bracken Bower Prize, sponsored by the Financial Times and McKinsey for the best business book proposal by an author under the age of 35.

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