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MBA Essentials Online

Your Bridge to Business

Develop your business acumen, learn how to work collaboratively across departments and divisions, and network with a cohort of early to mid-career professionals like yourself with MBA Essentials Online: Your Bridge to Business.

This three-week program includes nine 2-hour sessions of Rotman’s signature MBA Essentials program as a real-time virtual experience, bringing you the best of in-class from the comfort of your own home. Each week you will learn from some of Rotman’s most exciting and knowledgeable faculty, each of whom can provide you with academic know-how paired with real world experience from their work as consultants, managers and expert advisors to some of the world’s most successful corporations.

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Collectively, they offer insight into diverse fundamental business areas that are at the core of business decisions. At the end of the program, you will have gained an enhanced understanding of essential management issues, expand your understanding of how business works and become a more effective decision maker.

Flexible Learning Design during COVID-19

Don’t feel alone while you learn online. We’ve designed this program to respect both the current challenges of working from home while maintaining and building connections with a class of your peers across different industries and organizations. You’ll still gain the networking and learning benefits of our in-class programs while learning from the comfort of your own home with a schedule adapted to your current needs.

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I need this program because:

  • I want to take my career to the next level but I don't have an MBA
  • I have trouble getting different departments in my office to collaborate and need to better understand their processes and priorities
  • It's early in my career and I need a greater understanding of the realities of business in North America
  • I am a manager/mid-career but don't have a formal business background and need to round out my skillset

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Technical Requirements

This program will be delivered over Zoom and requires access to this platform. This program requires a stable internet connection, the latest version of the Google Chrome internet browser, and use of a microphone. Access to a webcam is preferred but optional. Terms and conditions for Zoom usage can be found here:

Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Participant Notification Process

If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.


Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.

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Dates and fees

9 evening sessions of 2-hours each offered over 3 weeks

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  February 1-18, 2021

Week 1: February 1, 2 and 4
Week 2: February 8, 9 and 11
Week 3: February 16, 17 and 18

Time: 6-8 pm EST

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A real-time virtual experience online

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Participant profile:
Professionals from early to mid-career looking to build their business acumen, learn about the Canadian and American markets, learn how to think cross-functionally and increase their upward mobility; Managers looking to diversify and grow their professional networks

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Value: $3,500
Special Online Pricing:

$2,000 CAD + HST

Application deadline: January 15, 2021

No discounts apply.
American residents please note that this price is lower when converted to US Dollars.

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