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Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto

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Class Size 266
Women 49%
Mean GMAT 672
Mean GPA 3.6
% International 70%

The University of Toronto’s full-time MBA program through the Rotman School of Management is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario. For more than a decade, the Rotman MBA has been ranked as the #1 business school in Canada by Financial Times. The full-time MBA program breaks down to 16 months of rigorous academic study with a four-month internship opportunity. Students may specialize in one of the school’s 15 majors to delve into a particular discipline.

FAQ

What is the tuition for Rotman’s MBA program?

The tuition for Rotman’s two year MBA program is $74,512 (CAD $94,854) for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, or $103,001 (CAD $131,120) for international students.

What is the average GMAT score for admission to Rotman’s MBA program?

The average GMAT score for the incoming class at Rotman is 672.

Does the Rotman MBA program accept the GRE?

Yes. The Rotman MBA program has accepted the GRE for a few years now.

What is the minimum number of years of work experience required for admission to Rotman’s MBA program?

Rotman recommends that candidates have two years of work experience.

What is the average number of years of work experience for admission to Rotman’s MBA program? (or, What is the average age of a Rotman MBA student?)

The average number of years of work experience among students in Rotman’s MBA program is 5. On average, Rotman students are 28 years old.

What is the average starting salary for graduates of the Rotman MBA program?

The average starting salary for Rotman MBA graduates is $121,471 CAD.

How long is Rotman’s full-time MBA program?

Rotman offers a traditional 2 year MBA program.

What percent of Rotman MBA students are women?

The percentage of the class at Rotman that are women is 49%.

What are the application deadlines for Rotman’s MBA program?

The Early Round MBA application deadline is September 5, 2023. The Round 1 deadline is October 2, 2023. The Round 2 deadline is January 12, 2024. The Round 3 deadline is March 4, 2024. The Round 4 deadline is April 29, 2024.

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Admissions

The Class Profile

The full-time MBA Class of 2025 is comprised of 266 students. 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-four percent had majored in business/commerce followed by 20 percent in engineering. Fourteen percent studied economics. Seven percent earned degrees in the humanities/social sciences. Five percent came from math/computer science undergrad studies and four percent from life sciences.

Upon matriculation at Rotman, students averaged five years of full-time work experience at an average age of 28. Twenty-nine percent came from consulting and another 28 percent had worked in financial services. Tech followed at 17 percent. Six percent each hailed from the healthcare/biotech/pharma or legal sectors before arriving on campus.

When it came time to take the GMAT, the average score of incoming students landed at 672. The middle 80 percent of scores ranged from 630 to 720.

Application Procedures

Applications to the full-time MBA program are accepted on a rolling basis. While there are deadlines, students are encouraged to apply whenever their application is complete. The program also notes that students should apply early because it may reach its capacity before the final application deadline. There are four rounds for application deadlines, falling between October and April, and the admissions decision generally follows within a month or two. Applicants are required to submit transcripts for an undergraduate degree, GMAT or GRE score (GMAT waiver for those who have passed CFA Level II), two requests for references, one written essay, a video interview, and a timed written response. In addition, students who do not speak English as a first language or graduate from an English language university must submit TOEFL iBT or IELTS scores or an acceptable grade from the University of Toronto English Language Program. Rotman also requires a minimum of two years of work experience prior to matriculation. Interviews are by invitation only and are required for admittance.

Application Checklist

Online Application
Official GMAT or GRE test scores
Undergraduate degree transcript(s)
Written essay
Video interview
Timed written response
Two references
Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants)
Application Fee of $195 CAD

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Interview Reports

Rotman Q&As

Toronto / Rotman LiveWire and DecisionWire

MBA LiveWire

February 5, 2024 7:32pm ET
Accepted to Toronto / Rotman
Round: Round 2
Received via email February 5, 2024
GPA: 3.34
GRE: 320
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Other
Application Location: East Asia
January 31, 2024 4:43am ET
Interview Invite to Toronto / Rotman
Round: Round 2
Received via email on January 18, 2024
GMAT: 730
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
January 17, 2024 12:54am ET
Interview Invite to Toronto / Rotman
Round: Round 2
Received via email January 17, 2024
GPA: 3.34
GRE: 320
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Other
Application Location: Korea
December 1, 2023 8:53pm ET
Accepted to Toronto / Rotman
Round: Round 1
Received via email on November 30, 2023
GPA: 7.4
GRE: 332
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Healthcare
Application Location: India
November 2, 2023 10:06am ET
Interview Invite to Toronto / Rotman
Round: Round 1
Received via email November 2, 2023
GPA: 7.41/10
GRE: 332
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Healthcare
Application Location: India
October 16, 2023 10:27am ET
Accepted to Toronto / Rotman
Round: Early Decision
Received via email on October 16, 2023
GPA: 3.6
GRE: 320
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Consulting
March 24, 2023 12:34pm ET
Accepted to Toronto / Rotman
Round: Round 2
Received via email March 24, 2023
GPA: 3.23
Program Type: January Intake
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Note:

Confirmation of completion - Video Interview for Rotman School of Management at 17-01-2023.

March 24, 2023 10:47am ET
Applied to Toronto / Rotman
Round: Round 2
Received via email
GPA: 3.23
GMAT: 710
Program Type: January Intake
Post MBA Career Name: Finance

MBA DecisionWire

JHU
February 10, 2024 12:40am ET
Enrolled: Johns Hopkins / Carey
Admitted: Emory / Goizueta , Johns Hopkins / Carey $
$30000
,
USC / Marshall
Applied: Emory / Goizueta, Johns Hopkins / Carey, USC / Marshall
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Technology, Pharmaceutical Companies: Google, IBM, Oracle, Tesla, Twitter, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer
GPA: 3.4
Location: Atlanta, GA
Chi
February 9, 2024 8:44am ET
Enrolled: U. Chicago Booth
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth $
$150000
,
Columbia $
$120000
,
Harvard Business School $
$10000
,
MIT Sloan $
$110000
,
Northwestern / Kellogg $
$160000
,
UPenn / Wharton $
$150000
Applied: U. Chicago Booth, Columbia, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton
Entering Year: 2023
Post MBA Career: Other
GMAT: 750
GPA: 3.98
Location: United States
Wha
February 8, 2024 10:13pm ET
Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: UPenn / Wharton , London Business School , U. Chicago Booth
Applied: UPenn / Wharton, London Business School, U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2022
Post MBA Career: Private Equity
GRE: 331
Location: Washington, D.C.
Wha
February 8, 2024 12:07pm ET
Enrolled: UPenn / Wharton
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth $
$60000
,
Dartmouth / Tuck $
$80000
,
Michigan / Ross $
$40000
,
Northwestern / Kellogg $
$60000
,
UPenn / Wharton , UVA / Darden $
$169000
,
Berkeley / Haas $
$80000
Applied: U. Chicago Booth, Dartmouth / Tuck, Harvard Business School, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, UPenn / Wharton, UVA / Darden, Berkeley / Haas
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Consulting, Venture Capital Companies: Bain, BCG, McKinsey
GMAT: 740

Academics

Faculty

Rotman’s full-time MBA faculty consists of 118 members who are renowned for their research and teaching. Their areas of expertise include accounting, economic analysis and policy, finance, marketing, operations management and statistics, organizational behavior & HR management, and strategic management.

Curriculum

The Rotman full-time MBA is a two-year program designed to be completed with 16 months of classwork and a four-month paid internship. Prior to joining the 20-month program, students can choose to participate in the MBA Pre-Program, which consists of several preparatory academic courses as well as workshops on communication skills and leadership. These take place over the course of three weeks in August. Subsequently, students attend Orientation, a two-day event during which students learn about the resources available at Rotman, followed by Orientation Camp, a weekend retreat hosted by second-year students. International students attend International Students Orientation Week prior to the pre-program to gain a better understanding of Canadian business culture.

In the first year, students complete the core curriculum over four terms. In the first three seven-week terms, students take courses that introduce them to the school’s methodology for problem-solving and decision-making. These courses cover topics such as management, accounting, statistics, and economics. In the fourth term, students take an accounting course and three electives to prepare for a summer internship or their second year. .

In the second year of study, Rotman students may choose 1 of 15 MBA majors, including disciplines such as brand management or sustainability, or simply choose from among the more than 100 electives available. Whether they choose a major or not, students must complete two required courses: Model-Based Decision Making in Practice, the program’s Capstone, and Ethics in the second year.

In addition to coursework, full-time MBA students participate in the flexible internship program, which allows students to take an internship after their first year. Internship periods range from May to August, September to December, and January to April, allowing students the flexibility to pursue an internship at a convenient time.

International study options are also available. For instance, students may take a semester abroad at 24 partner schools in 17 countries, including China, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, international study tours give students a chance to explore areas of the world such as China, South America, and India while gaining a firsthand experience of business practices around the world. In addition, in the Doing Business Internationally (DBI) Intensive Program, which acts as a combination of the exchange programs and the study tours, students spend a week or two in areas such as China or Israel to gain specific knowledge about conducting business in these countries. Lastly, Global Consulting Projects give students the option of working with organizations in places from Myanmar to Tanzania, working with the Boston Consulting Group and CUSO International.

Entrepreneurs also have a place of their own at the Rotman School. The Creative Destruction Lab is a venture lab that gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to take their ideas into production. The yearlong lab gives MBA students the chance to participate in experiential learning and rapid creation.

Other MBA Degree Options

In addition to the full-time MBA, Rotman offers a Morning and an Evening MBA, which are for working students and each takes 32 months to complete. Rotman also offers a One-Year Executive MBA and a Global Executive MBA for working managers. There is also a Global Executive MBA program for managers in the healthcare and life sciences fields. Four joint MBA programs are also available: Skoll BASc/MBA, combined PharmD-MBA program, the JD/MBA, and Master of Global Affairs/MBA.

Majors at Rotman

  • Brand Management
  • Business Design
  • Consulting
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Funds Management
  • General MBA
  • Global Management
  • Health Sector Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Investment Banking
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Management Analytics
  • Process and Supply Chain Management
  • Real Estate
  • Risk Management & Financial Engineering
  • Sustainability

Degree Offerings at Rotman

Full-Time MBA

http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Degrees/MastersPrograms/MBAPrograms/FullTimeMBA

Morning / Evening MBA

http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Degrees/MastersPrograms/MBAPrograms/MEMBA

One-Year Executive MBA

http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Degrees/MastersPrograms/MBAPrograms/ExecutiveMBA

Master of Global Affairs MBA

https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/mga/joint-degrees/master-of-global-affairs-mba

Campus Life

Clubs, Conferences, & Competitions

Rotman’s 36 student clubs cover a wide variety of industry, cultural, and social interests for MBA students. For instance, the industry clubs include the Entertainment and Media Association, Finance Association, and Risk Management Association. Additionally, the African Caribbean Business Club and Asian Business Association are just two of the many cultural clubs available. Students can also join clubs focused on everything from gaming to negotiation for their social interests.

The school also hosts annual conferences in a variety of industries. For instance, the Rotman Accounting Research Conference invites speakers and faculty alike to present pertinent information about the accounting field. In addition, Rotman also offers a distinguished Events and Speaker Series, providing over 100 public talks from business leaders and prominent thinkers.

Lastly, case competitions encourage MBA students to put their new skills to the test. The school hosts its own competitions, such as the Rotman International Trading Competition and the Rotman Design Challenge. In addition, students may participate in external competitions to test their skills against students from other schools.

Campus Spaces

Located in the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, Rotman’s community is housed in three buildings. Rotman Central, at 105 George Street, houses the school’s faculty, graduate degree programs, and research centers. In addition, Rotman Commerce at 321 Bloor Street West contains the school’s career services, student life offices, and classrooms. Lastly, Rotman South at 149 College Street is home to the school’s executive programs and research centers.

MBA Careers

Career Services

Rotman offers a tremendous variety of options for career management, including its career center, mentorships, and an extensive alumni network. First, the Rotman Career Center provides students with career coaches, industry advisors, and industry clubs to facilitate the networking and development opportunities needed to land a job. Furthermore, students are paired with a career coach, who works with them for the duration of their Rotman experience. Next, the school offers potential mentorship opportunities via the Rotman Café Connections events. The school’s network of more than 14,000 alumni in over 70 countries is available for career support as well.

Career Statistics

Ninety-six percent of those seeking employment out of the Class of 2022 were employed within three months of graduation. Seventy-eight percent of employed graduates reported salary earnings and the average base salary landed at $121,471 CAD. The average signing bonus (42% reporting) came in at $9,600 CAD.

Financial services and consulting dominated Rotman graduates’ industry choices, with 35% and 23% placement, respectively. Legal services followed at nearly 13% and tech at 11%. Nearly 8% of graduates joined the CPG/retail field while roughly 4% entered healthcare.

Financing

The tuition for Rotman’s two year MBA program totals $74,512 (CAD $94,854) for Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Costs further break down to $36,347 for 2022-2023 and $38,165 for 2023-2024. In addition, international students will have a total tuition fee of $103,001 (CAD $131,120), with a first year tuition of $50,990 and second year tuition of $52,011. 

Financial assistance may be available for students in the form of scholarships and awards, government financial assistance, and employment opportunities, as well as specific opportunities for international students. For instance, entrance awards ranging from $10,000 to full tuition are given automatically to deserving students, and regional awards of $40,000 are granted to some international candidates. Forte Foundation scholarships are also available. In addition, students who have successfully completed their first year of MBA study may be eligible for in-program awards based on financial need or academic merit. Furthermore, the Rotman Scholar Awards are given to second-year MBA students who agree to tutor incoming classmates, whereas the Ontario Graduate Scholarships may apply to students who have achieved a first-class standing.

In addition to these awards, Canadian students may qualify for provincial government loans or the Ontario Student Assistance Program. Furthermore, teaching and research assistantships are available for some students. Lastly, international students may be eligible for loans through the Bank of Montreal or the Royal Bank of Canada, as well as a non-cosigned loan from Prodigy Finance.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition:

  • CAD $94,854 (Two Years; Canadian Citizen & Permanent Residents)
  • CAD $131,120 (Two Years; International Student)

Living Expenses:

  • Textbooks: CAD $2,000
  • Laptop: CAD $1,600 – $2,000
  • Accommodation: CAD $8,000 – $14,000
  • Food: CAD $4,000 – $5,500
  • Personal expenses: CAD $2,000
  • Public transportation: CAD $1,300
  • Health Insurance (UHIP) for International students: CAD $756

Total Living Expenses: CAD $19,656 – $27,556

Contact

Mailing Address
105 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6

Phone: 416-978-8463
Fax: 416-978-5433
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @rotmanschool