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Rotman Inclusive Business Innovation

Using inclusive analytics to generate innovative products and services.

Rotman's Inclusive Business Innovation will give you the tools you need to develop and launch more inclusive products and services, which will help you reach broader markets, grow market share and avoid unintended product or reputational risks.

In this executive program, you will learn to combine three skillsets—business analytics, design thinking, and inclusive leadership—to uncover hidden opportunities for innovation using an intersectional gender lens.  

During the program, you will develop fluency in concepts related to gender and other intersecting identities, and see how applying these analytically can uncover exciting new insights for your market. We’re flipping the script and bringing the DEI conversation to product and service design.

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Inclusive Business Innovation stands out by emphasizing practical implementation and not just academic theory. Our course content empowers you to apply your newfound knowledge directly to your organization. You will also benefit from online discussions with a strong network of like-minded professionals across different industries and sectors.

Program Experience

Dive into cutting-edge research on topics that are at the forefront of the current corporate landscape, equipping you to lead inclusive innovation and setting yourself up for career growth. By exploring proven approaches and myth-busting insights, you will acquire the expertise necessary to see the world through more inclusive lenses and make better-informed decisions. Discover the leadership skills you need to engage and motivate your teams toward  novel business opportunities and innovation using Inclusive Business Innovation.

What you'll learn

Change-making learning. 

Rotman’s Inclusive Business Innovation will serve as your compass on an in-depth professional journey. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with skills and perspectives to emerge as an influential leader, capable of harnessing intersectional gender-based insights to cultivate innovative business opportunities. During this course, you'll actively participate in pragmatic, interactive exercises—including the development of your own project workplan—enabling you to directly implement your newfound knowledge in real-world business situations.

Meet the Faculty and Guest Speakers teaching in Inclusive Business Innovation

This program is eligible for OSAP. Visit our Financial Assistance page to learn more about the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for Micro-credentials, including resources on eligibility requirements and the enrolment process. 

Amplify your impact.

Organizations that develop the potential of their team and provide opportunities for growth create a more curious, innovative, and engaged workforce. Have a group of 15 or more interested in this program? Please contact Magda Tarczynska at for more information on organizational group training. 

Technical Requirements

This program will be delivered over Quercus. Quercus is the University of Toronto’s name for our Learning Management Engine which is powered by Canvas. Information on Canvas supported browsers can be found here

For best performance, we recommend only accessing Quercus using the latest two release versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. While the Canvas/Quercus support page linked above lists other compatible browsers, we strongly advise against using Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and Safari. There are known issues with these browsers.

Canvas Operates on Windows 10 or higher or Mac OS X 10.14 or higher is recommended. For effective performance, a minimum internet speed of 512kbps is required. For more information read: What are the basic computer specifications for Canvas?

Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies and note the following exception for the Rotman Inclusive Business Innovation program: Deferral requests for this program are not accepted. Participants are required to adhere to the refund policy and enroll in the next available program offering. To apply, complete the online application form.

Participant Notification Process

Participants will receive a notice of admission within 5 business days of receipt of a completed application and fee. One week before the course, you will receive your log-in information. If you anticipate any challenges in completing the program requirements, please contact us as soon as possible.


Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. If you require alternative payment options, please email This program is not eligible for discounts.

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Date and fees

Online course with 4 asynchronous modules

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September 23 - December 16, 2024 

Participants can estimate spending 8-10 hours per module.
All coursework must be completed within 12 weeks of the program start date.

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Asynchronous Online

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Participant profile:
Mid-career professionals with 5 to 7 years of experience, and high-performing individuals with increased leadership responsibilities

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$799 CAD + HST

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In partnership with Rotman's Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE)

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Contact our Learning Advisor if you have any questions

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