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About Rotman

It's an exciting time to be at the Rotman School

One of the world's most innovative business schools, Rotman is located in Toronto and is part of the University of Toronto. Whether your aim is to discover the latest in business thinking, accelerate your career or choose a new direction, you've come to the right place.

Sustainability and Social Impact

At the Rotman School, our goal is to transform business and society for the better. We hope you join us on this journey.


Academic Plan 2019-2024

Rotman’s 2019–2024 Academic Plan, A Catalyst for Change, charts the next leap forward for our school. It celebrates our belief in the transformative power of learning and thought leadership. And it amplifies our commitment to building the knowledge, skills and confidence that turn insights into impact.

A Catalyst for Change sets out clear, concrete goals for the next five years and beyond. Everyone at Rotman and in our broader community of stakeholders can play a role in achieving them.

Why Rotman

The Rotman School is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and academic excellence at the heart of Canada’s multicultural commercial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society.

The Rotman community

Located at the heart of one of the world's most dynamic and culturally diverse cities, the Rotman School is connected to the world through a network of business and research partners and globally-engaged alumni. We bring together the right minds, resources and support systems to ignite breakthrough solutions.

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Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to be a catalyst for positive change: rooted in transformative learning, informed by original insight and inspired by the biggest challenges in business and society. We distill our shared beliefs and values down to four fundamental principles: diversity, excellence, integrity and respect.

Joseph L Rotman

In 1993, Sandra and Joseph L. Rotman made a gift of $3 million through the Rotman Family Foundation towards the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility for the University of Toronto's business school. In 1997, they made an additional gift of $15 million, and the School was aptly re-named in Joseph Rotman's honour.

Aerial photo of the iconic Robarts Library at the University of Toronto.

University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is recognized worldwide as Canada’s top research university, a reputation that will add value for students who aspire to careers with global dimensions. As a Rotman student, you are welcome everywhere on the beautiful and historic U of T campus. Explore the first-class athletic facilities, the fourth-largest research library in North America, and a range of dining choices.

History of the Rotman School

The Rotman School's history of transforming business education goes back to 1901, when a diploma program in commerce was established at the University of Toronto. 

Employment at Rotman

The Rotman School of Management is a catalyst for transformative learning, research and public engagement. We bring together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose – to create value for business and society. And we make a fundamental promise to our students, our partners and the broader community: Here’s where it changes. Everyone at Rotman, faculty and staff, plays a role in bringing that promise to life.

Quick facts about our programs

Whether your aim is to start your own business, accelerate your career or choose a new direction, you've come to the right place. From an undergraduate commerce program to an array of MBA offerings and specialized Masters programs and a world-class PhD program, as well as professional development opportunities, Rotman offers options for continuous learning throughout your career.

We Are Rotman

What can Canada's leading business school do for you?

The Rotman MBA: A Student Perspective

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New Programs at Rotman

The Rotman School is proud to offer 2 new programs, drawing on its strengths in analytics and healthcare. Discover how they can help boost your career potential: