Transform your potential
The Rotman School of Management is the #1 business school in Canada and ranks in the top 10 for faculty and research. Rotman offers a range of MBA programs, both at the full-time and executive levels and joint degrees in partnership with other programs and schools across the university. Regardless of which program you choose, you'll be benefitting from our unparalleled reputation and ambitious vision for business education. Our unique approach to leadership and problem solving will transform your potential and position you to tackle the global business challenges of the future.
"Rotman is one of the most innovative players in management education in the world."
- John Byrne, Editor-in-Chief, Poets & Quants, Founder of BusinessWeek Business School Rankings
Choosing where you will earn your MBA is one of the most important decisions you will make. So why choose Rotman? For one thing, consider our track record. Over the past 15 years, Rotman has quadrupled our endowment, expanded our faculty to include some of the world's most cited academics, and opened a $93-million building that more than doubled our research, teaching and study space.
Located in downtown Toronto, Canada's business hub, Rotman has close ties to industry. As part of U of T, a world-class university, we attract a class of globally competitive students. Whether your aim is to make a career switch, accererate your current trajectory or start your own business, you have come to the right place.
Explore our MBA programs
Full-Time MorningEvening Executive Global Exec
Health & Life Sciences Global Exec Joint
Your leadership advantage
The Rotman School offers two top-ranked MBA degree programs designed for senior-level managers and leaders. They are designed to provide you with the analytical tools and invaluable insights to help you get the career you want. Through our one-year Executive MBA, the Global Executive MBA and the GEMBA-Healthcare and Life Sciences, you'll see measurable gains in your professional performance, and develop strong leadership skills.
"It's one of the most exciting, powerful and transformational educational experiences available."
- Eli Viloria MBA, writing in the Financial Post
Drawing on Rotman's reputation for excellence in teaching and research, both programs offer offer an intense, hands-on leadership experience that will change the way you think. The Executive MBA program is known for its market relevance, academic rigour and a schedule that fits the needs of busy professionals. Its 13 month format means you can maximize your learning experience while you minimize your time away from work.
The Global Executive MBA provides you with an immersive experience of some of the world's most exciting places to do business. The program exposes you to leading edge business ideas in a truly global context, while its innovative design means you can maintain your career in your home country.
The pace of change in healthcare and the life sciences sector has been accelerating, creating a demand for professionals who can navigate the strategic, economic, political, and social undercurrents that are changing the face of this global industry. Global Executive MBA in Healthcare and the Life SciencesGrounded in world-class thought leadership and practical instruction, the Global Executive MBA in Healthcare and the Life Sciences will you help you develop the expertise you need to drive your career.
Whatever program you choose, you will experience a dramatic enhancement of your skills as a senior decision maker, and unlock your full career potential.
Explore our Executive MBA programs
Executive MBA Global Executive MBA Health & Life Sciences Global Exec
Sharpen your edge
Canada's top finance school, Rotman is located just blocks from Toronto's business district and is well-positioned to accelerate the careers of professionals in finance, risk and accounting. The School offers three programs that play to its core research and teaching strengths: the Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, the Master of Financial Risk Management and the Master of Finance. Each allow you to develop your leadership potential by mastering the diverse demands of this in-demand sector.
"Rotman is an integral part of Canada's financial leadership edge, both as a source of world-leading thinking and a major supplier of talent."
- Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School
Rotman’s faculty are ranked among the top in the world for research and for finance. They include both seasoned industry professionals and prominent academics such as John Hull, Peter Christoffersen and Alan White. They have built a reputation for their groundbreaking scholarship, their published work, their practical industry knowledge and their authoritative insight into finance issues.
Whatever program you choose, you will learn the ability to communicate with clients, colleagues and leaders about real-world business challenges. Because of its proximity to the business district, Rotman also has close ties to industry, which will give you an advantage when it comes to networking and building a career after graduation.
Explore our finance programs
Graduate Dip. in Prof. Accounting Master of Financial Risk Management
Master of Finance
A community of scholars
The Rotman School is home to the leading PhD program of any Canadian business school, currently ranked 4th in the world by the Financial Times. The Rotman PhD is for ambitious scholars who plan to teach and research at some of the world's top universities. If you are looking to study with leading faculty, publish in noted academic journals, and build a global network of like-minded scholars, the Rotman PhD program is for you.
A key strength of the Rotman PhD is our students, whose placements have helped propel the program into the top 5 internationally.
A research-driven school, Rotman is ranked #4 in the world for the scholarly achievements of its renowned professors. Our faculty members partner with Rotman PhD students in our research-led culture, which emphasizes rigour, creativity and innovation. Rotman PhD candidates also have opportunities to work closely with faculty across the University of Toronto, Canada’s leading university.
The PhD curriculum is carefully designed to support students as publishing scholars as early as possible in their doctoral studies, and we have a terrific track record of placements at leading business schools. Our goal is to prepare our PhD students for exceptional careers in the field of management, and all aspects of the doctoral program are developed with your professional goals in mind.
Explore the Rotman PhD
Why Rotman FAQs Research Major Areas of Study
Supporting your growth
A changing business landscape demands continuous new thinking, learning and abilities. The Rotman School offers a range of programs and other opportunities for professionals looking to refresh their knowledge, acquire new skills, and achieve their full leadership potential. Through speaker series, the Rotman Management Magazine and tailored courses and programs, we support your development at each stage of your career, in order to help you achieve your professional goals.
The Rotman School gives you exposure to some of the world's leading business thinkers.
With its top-ranked faculty and strong ties to industry, the Rotman School is well-positioned to position you for success in your career. Many of our most renowned faculty teach in Rotman Executive Programs, preparing senior managers for leadership roles by moving them from mastery in one focused area to success in positions of broader responsibility. Other programs, like the Initiative for Women in Business and Business Edge, are designed to serve particular types of learners, namely female and internationally-trained professionals.
Outside of classroom hours, some of the greatest minds in business share their insights at conferences, seminars and speaker series, and in articles for Rotman Management Magazine. Featuring the latest in thought leadership from industry professionals and top academics, the magazine offers new ways to think about complex problems and enables readers to shape their organizations-and the world-for the better.
Professional Development at Rotman
Exec Programs Women in Business Business Edge Events
Your career on the global stage
Welcome to business in the global economy. In an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace, there's a need for leaders who can shift easily between geographies and cultures, and identify opportunities wherever they emerge. As the nation’s leading business school, Rotman is uniquely positioned to represent the thought leadership and respected brand of Canada to the rest of the world.
"The world needs more Canada. The world needs more Rotman."
- Tiff Macklem, Dean, Rotman School
The Rotman School offers a range of opportunities to study and work abroad. Students in the full-time, morning and evening MBA programs can choose to take a global management major, or participate in an international study tour, global consulting project or an exchange with one of our 23 partner schools in 16 countries. Also available to full-time MBA students are international internships and a program known as Doing Business Internationally, which combines an exchange with study tour activities.
For those looking to maximize their global exposure, the School offers a combined MBA/Master of Global Affairs program with the Munk Centre of Global Affairs. Professionals in more senior stage of their careers should consider the Global Executive MBA, an 18-month program that immerses mid-to-senior executives in core business disciplines from a global perspective. Designed for senior professionals, the Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences immerses you in key healthcare clusters around the world. Finally, the Institute for International Business gathers the research and teaching expertise of Rotman School faculty to examine the competitiveness of the Canadian economy in a changing global environment.
Global Exec Health & Life Sciences Global Exec MBA/MGA
Exchanges, Tours and Consulting Research
A road to the future
Rotman Commerce attracts, develops, and inspires young leaders from around the world. The oldest and most prestigious undergraduate business program, Commerce is jointly offered by Rotman and the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students receive a solid grounding in business fundamentals, while enjoying the freedom to focus on a discipline that meets their academic and professional needs.
"Four of the best years of my life. I graduated ready to change the world."
- Amara Hakak, BCom ’15
Rotman Commerce is committed to delivering the best academic education in the country. The academic rigour of the program is paired with extensive career services to prepare students for professional success. Commerce graduates work with some of the world’s top firms, many of whom recruit directly from theprogram. Relationship managers offer students specialist-specific career counselling and regularly meet with students to ensure that their career plans are on track.
For each area of specialization—accounting, finance and economics, and management—there are industry-specific career training programs to help students progress towards their goals while developing the necessary skills to launch their careers after graduation. The program partners with a broad spectrum of employers to host mock interviews, corporate information sessions, and on-campus recruiting activities that connect our student talent with companies that are seeking it.
Explore Rotman Commerce
The Program Applying Student Life Viewbook