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Global campus

Experience a career transformation that takes you around the world. Delivered over 18 months, the program travels to 5 countries and will give you the leadership edge you need to drive healthcare and life sciences innovation internationally.

Your global campus for healthcare and the life sciences

Over the 18 months of the program, you will partake in 6 international modules in some of the world's key healthcare and life sciences markets. The program is delivered in a blended model, primarily face-to-face, supplemented with online learning.

It is simply a fact that you have to search far and wide for inspirational and innovative solutions to some of the problems that you have in your own backyard.

— Stacy Daub | President and CEO, Quinte Health

Global study tours

In the program, you will engage with companies and institutions who are leaders in their areas. A highlight of the curriculum are site visits that take place during each module. You will be exposed to the opportunities and challenges in all areas of healthcare and the life sciences, and ideas that area radically changing the way healthcare is delivered.

The calibre of the class is outstanding. As an instructor, it is a privilege to learn from their collective professional perspectives. And together, we benefit from guest lecturers and site visits that bring real world currency into the the discussion."

Michael Guerriere | CEO, Extendicare

An international perspective

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Toronto, the home of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is an innovation and entrepreneurship hub, ranked as one of the world’s top start-up ecosystems.


San Francisco Bay area

The San Francisco Bay Area is a hub of entrepreneurial activity and base for many established healthcare and life sciences firms.

The program helps build the expertise needed to understand and shape healthcare systems around the world as demands for innovation, access and affordability for healthcare continue to evolve.
Kevin A. Lobo | CEO, Stryker Corporation



Singapore offers important insights as an innovative regional and global hub for healthcare services and life sciences commerce.



London offers the opportunity to explore the UK's dynamic universal healthcare system - the world's first - as well as the advanced life sciences industries in the region.


Tel Aviv

Israel has been called the world’s “start up nation”, founding more tech companies per capita than any other nation - especially true in healthcare and life sciences. This module includes planned visits to leading med-tech and digital firms, and visits with government, health system leaders, and payors to understand how Israel integrates care so effectively.


Building global leaders across healthcare and the life sciences

The Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences program at Rotman attracts leaders from around the world who want the edge needed to bridge the silos across the sectors.

Not only will you apply best practices from various healthcare systems and global life sciences companies, you will expand your leadership potential in order to improve healthcare from within.

Nate Myers, GEMBA-HLS ’20 | Director, Strategy & Business Planning, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

University of Toronto

The Rotman Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences program is anchored at the University of Toronto. Enjoy a full-campus experience at the downtown St. George campus of U of T, just blocks from the medical Discovery District and the local business community. Established in 1827, U of T is a global centre of research and academic excellence and is recognized worldwide as Canada’s leading university — a reputation that adds tremendous value to your Rotman MBA.

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The perfect combination: digital health perspectives from the San Francisco Bay Area with knowledge and strategy from Rotman's Global EMBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences.

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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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