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At Rotman, our students are our key strength. Our classes are comprised of globe trotters, professional athletes and emerging leaders. Rotman students come from all over the world and they aren’t afraid to make bold career moves, start new businesses or take on leadership positions at prominent firms. In some cases, they’re juggling family responsibilities and pursuing causes they care about. Learn more about our students.

Leading in crisis: How the pandemic shaped lululemon CEO Calvin McDonald’s (Executive MBA ’00) view on leadership

May 17, 2022
As Calvin McDonald (Executive MBA ’00) reflects on leading a company through a crisis, he says it's crucial to not only address the im...
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Yalda Riahi (EMBA ‘22) on balancing career and family while pursuing an executive education

January 17, 2022
“How do you do it all?” That’s a question Yalda Riahi (Executive MBA ‘22) hears often. Yalda Riahi (Executive MBA &...
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“Stick to the fundamentals”: how this Executive MBA student landed a new role with help from Rotman Career Services

July 16, 2020
When John Kapageridis (EMBA ’21) received the sad news that his role was being eliminated because of a recent company restructuring, he reac...
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Rotman students and alumni roll up their sleeves to tackle the PPE shortage in Canada

April 30, 2020
When Manpreet Kaur (MBA ‘18) first heard about the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage, she sprang into action.
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Perfect timing: an Executive MBA on starting a demanding new job during business school

March 06, 2020
It was the ideal opportunity, but it was coming at the wrong time. At least that’s what it felt like for Hassina Sunderji (EMBA ‘20) when sh...
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How the Executive MBA helped this grad tell his story better

October 22, 2019
For Elango Natarajan (EMBA ’18), the hardest part of the Executive MBA program was mastering the art of speaking slowly.
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