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Business Edge Digital

Business Edge Digital is a unique online career advancement program for highly motivated, internationally educated professionals who are determined to leverage their full potential and take their careers to the next level.
The program is delivered as a blend of 80% online learning, “intensive” on-site sessions when possible and personal coaching, and is for individuals who prefer a convenient and flexible learning schedule.

Your key to career success in Canada

The Business Edge program has proven success of career advancement. Within 12 months of completing the program, 72% of graduates have advanced in their careers. After 18 months, that number jumps to 82%.

Flexible Learning Design during COVID-19 - Business Edge Flex

Don’t feel alone while you learn online. In order 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, we’re currently combining our Campus and Digital programs for Spring 2021 and calling the cohort Business Edge Flex. While we are required to begin the program online, 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. By applying to your preferred program- Business Edge Campus or Business Edge Digital- you are informing the admissions staff if you would prefer to remain in a digital format or move to campus whenever that option may be offered.

At Business Edge, we look for highly motivated, flexible, open-minded individuals who are ready to commit to a rigorous and challenging career advancement program. If you have at least one year of work experience in Canada, and are seeking a career that better fits your abilities and potential, consider this transformative program, offered by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

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Admission Requirements

In addition to being highly skilled, internationally educated professionals who are open-minded and committed to learning and working hard, Business Edge participants need to meet additional criteria.

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Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are invited for a 40-minute online video conference interview with the screening committee and must provide originals and photocopies of the following documents in advance:

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Find out more about the fees and expenses you can expect during the program, and what they cover.

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Get answers to common questions about Business Edge Digital.

Transform your potential

Through a combination of online group workshops, self-paced online study, one-to-one coaching, and online simulations, Business Edge Digital helps you develop the skills and knowledge you need to achieve your professional goals.

In the competitive Canadian workplace, getting ahead takes focus, grit and a commitment to continual personal growth. We’ll equip you with the techniques and strategies you need to make the most of the skills, experience and education that you brought with you to Canada.

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Program Structure

Business Edge Digital is offered as a blended learning model that includes a combination of on-site learning, whole-class webinars, self-paced online study, one-to-one coaching, and online simulations. Our blend of 80% online learning combined with 5 on-site “intensive” sessions, when possible, lets you learn from anywhere, on a schedule designed for busy professionals.

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Program Themes

The growing interconnectedness among people and economies demands that professionals today demonstrate the critical skills that help them connect and thrive in diverse communities.

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Faculty and instructors

The faculty, instructors and professional coaches in Business Edge provide inspiring and motivating training, guidance and feedback to help participants return to their former level of responsibility.

Real-world results

The Business Edge program has proven success of career advancement. Within 12 months of completing the program, 72% of graduates have advanced in their careers. After 18 months, that number jumps to 82%.

Business Edge attracts professionals from a range of career paths and sectors, and cultural backgrounds. We deliberately seek out participants who have achieved great things before immigrating, are keen to return to those levels and support each other as they grow. They are an exceptional group of professionals who will provide a lifetime of friendship and career support, and enrich your learning in endless ways.

I was able to lear and practice the tools that helped me to define my goals and advance my career - Dzina Padolskaya, PMP, PSM, Application Manager, EDI Paymens, RBC AND Business Edge grad

Graduate network

By participating in the program, you will gain access to a network of Business Edge graduates who regularly return to connect with each other and share their personal and professional successes.

The right fit

Have you researched the online program and reviewed our requirements? If not, please visit Getting In before beginning your application.

Have you reached out to our admissions team for clarification?

If you have reviewed requirements and reached out for clarification, it is time for the next step.

Haven’t worked in Canada yet?

Read about your options here.

To get started on the application process, we strongly recommend that you attend a webinar or information session where you will hear detailed information and be able to ask questions of the admissions team and Business Edge graduates.

After reviewing your background overseas and here in Canada, we can help guide you through the application process or determine if this program is the right fit for your professional goals.

Connect with our admissions team before you start your application so we can help you showcase your best qualities.

Begin your online application

Would you prefer to study on campus at Rotman School in downtown Toronto?

Read about our onsite program Business Edge Campus.

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