In this edition of Real Humans: MBA Students, we head to Canada to meet some new members of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Class of 2025.
284 students matriculated in the Rotman Class of 2025. Seventy percent of students are international, representing 41 passport regions. Women make up nearly half the class, at 49 percent. Eight percent identify as LGBTQ+ and 10 percent as Black or Indigenous.
During their undergraduate years, new Rotman students earned an average GPA of 3.6. Thirty-five percent had majored in business/commerce followed by 20 percent in engineering. Thirteen percent studied economics. Eight percent earned degrees in the humanities/social sciences. Five percent came from math/computer science undergrad studies and four percent from applied sciences.
Upon matriculation at Rotman, students averaged five years of full-time work experience at an average age of 28. Twenty-seven percent came from financial services and another 17 percent had worked in tech. Consulting followed at 16 percent. Six percent each hailed from the healthcare/biotech/pharma or consumer goods sectors before arriving on campus.
When it came time to take the GMAT, the average score of incoming students landed at 673. The middle 80 percent of scores ranged from 610 to 720.
Read on to hear what drew these Rotman MBA candidates to the program in downtown Toronto, including academic offerings, student culture and more.