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Morning MBA and Evening MBA

Take the time to invest in yourself. If you're a working professional in Toronto looking to dramatically enhance your career potential, consider the Rotman Morning or Evening MBA programs. Study before or after work, twice a week, and earn a degree from one of the world's top business schools.

Transform your potential

As Canada's leading business school, Rotman attracts ambitious professionals looking to advance their career, and brings them together with respected researchers and business leaders who are advancing the frontiers of management thinking.

At Rotman, extraordinary people gather to rethink assumptions, rework outdated models and redefine expectations. This is a place where change happens.

"The Rotman MBA prepares you to be a strong leader and provides you with the hands-on skills you need to succeed in the real world."

— Deepika Vij Gupta, MBA ‘07, AVP, Retail Business Banking Risk, HSBC

Offered before or after business hours, the Rotman Morning and Evening programs allow you to take what you learn and immediately apply it at work. You will master business fundamentals while also benefiting from the experiential, hands-on learning opportunities you need to grow as a leader.

Your career success takes serious energy and commitment. Take the time to invest in yourself - to explore your strengths, to self-reflect, to build a network and connect with industry. To build something massive - why not? You've got the power of Canada's #1 MBA program behind you.

This is your time to show the world who you are, and what you can achieve.

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Reputation and the Rotman Advantage

With its top-ranked faculty, deep connections to Bay Street and location at the heart of Canada's top university, Rotman has built a reputation for its ability to position professionals like you for lifelong career success.

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A powerful network

Join a powerful network of working professionals in the Toronto area. You will find yourself challenged and motivated to excel by your high-achieving classmates, who will enrich your learning in endless ways.

Faculty and thought leadership

No other business school in Canada can match the high standards set by our faculty, who have earned a global reputation for ground-breaking research, published work and authoritative insights.

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Creative Destruction Lab

The Creative Destruction Lab is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science-based companies. Rotman students play a vital role in the lab by providing the strategic insights needed to turn research innovations into high-growth ventures.

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Location matters: Toronto and the University of Toronto

Located in the heart of Toronto and part of the University of Toronto, the Rotman School is a catalyst for breakthrough thinking, a hub for stimulating points of view, and an incubator of the innovation-focused economy.

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Events and speakers

Learn from the best. Each year, Rotman hosts over 100 public talks by best-selling authors, finance professionals and other thought leaders. The insights shared by these speakers have an extraordinary impact.

What we're looking for

Get started by reading about our admission requirements, attending a webinar, coffee chat or information session, or sending your resume to our admissions team. After reviewing your work and academic history, we can help guide you through the application process.

"What is paramount about coming to Rotman is the opportunity to meet highly dedicated experts from a variety of fields."

— Anne Hsieh, MBA ' 21, Scientist Engineer, Shnaider Research Laboratory in Molecular Oncology, Mount Sinai Hospital

At Rotman, we have are proud of our rigorous selection process, which ensure that we accept the best, most motivated and high-potential students. It's a competitive program to enter, and by using the GMAT and other selection criteria, we are able to build a class of ambitious professionals who you will be proud to call your classmates and peers.

 
What we look for in the Morning and Evening MBA program = Intellectual ability + work experience + history of impact + leadership potential
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Admission requirements

We look holistically at candidates, giving equal weight to grades, professional achievements, interpersonal skills and leadership potential.

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Application deadlines

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the greater your chance to secure an entrance award.

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Fees and expenses

Find out more about the Rotman Morning MBA and Evening MBA program fees and expenses, plus the over $1 million in award funding available.

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Financing your MBA

The Rotman School strives to recruit the best candidates, and is committed to helping you advance your education by providing you with a broad range of financial options.

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Frequently asked questions

What if I...? What are the...? How many...? If I'm...? Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Morning MBA and Evening MBA.

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Admission events

We run a regular schedule of information sessions, webinars, panels and sample classes. Get to know the School, and learn how to position your profile in the strongest way when you apply.

Your MBA journey

Designed for busy professionals, the program offers a range of learning opportunities to help you accelerate your career. In the first half of the program, you're participating in an onsite or online class from 7:00 to 9:00 am, twice a week with the Morning MBA - or from 6:30 to 8:30 pm twice a week with the Evening MBA - with weekends free to enjoy with your friends and family. In the second half of the program, choose courses and schedules that fit your career path.

With both programs, you're in class several days a month - which adds up to about 570 hours of in-person, blended and online instruction with some of the world's leading faculty. 

During the recent pandemic, we transitioned our classes to online delivery. The Rotman learning experience continued to be of the highest quality, and we’ve taken the learnings from that situation: starting in fall 2021, each semester one of the core MBA courses will be delivered online. This reduces the number of times you need to commute to the building, while still providing you the opportunity to meet everyone in your cohort and build your network. 

 

"The program gives you the opportunity to practice the theory you learn in class, and bring your professional experiences to the classroom."

 

— Shikha (Bhuchar) Chen, MBA ‘14, Co-Founder, Arrive, RBC Ventures, Royal Bank of Canada

You'll be applying what you learn at work, and bringing your work challenges to the classroom. In addition, after mastering the fundamentals of the core program, you can choose from over 100 electives and 16 specializations to fully customize your MBA experience based on your interests and career goals.

The interplay of work and study, and the potent mix of case studies, simulations and lectures, adds up to a transformational learning experience that is unique to the Rotman School, and unrivaled in the world of business education.

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Schedule

Balancing school, life and work can be challenging. The Morning MBA and Evening MBA programs are designed to ensure you have time for your personal and work commitments while still gaining the knowledge and leadership skills you need to build your career.

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Leadership

Leadership begins with your commitment to personal development. At Rotman you will be exposed to new challenges to engage your intellectual curiosity and hone your ability to inspire and influence.

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Self Development Lab

Expand your leadership potential through personal discovery and resilience training. Through workshops and individual coaching sessions, you will learn how to express yourself effectively, inspire others into action, and define and achieve your goals.

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Expand your impact

Go beyond the classroom to tackle real-world challenges around the world. Develop your own unique leadership style by joining a board of directors, assuming an executive role in our student clubs, or launching a new venture.

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International opportunities

The Rotman Morning MBA and Evening MBA programs reflect the reality of doing business in the global economy. Gain international experience while at Rotman by going on a study tour abroad.

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Student ambassadors

These current students are happy to share their experiences of all facets of the Rotman Morning MBA and Evening MBA program.

Transform your potential

 

In a competitive market, it takes serious focus, drive and leadership to take your career to the next level. Whether you’re looking to advance in your current field or make a career transition to something new, we have a range of resources and services to help you achieve your goals.


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Prepare for Career Success

 

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Alumni in your worldwide network

         

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Rotman research institutes, centres and labs  

 

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Annual case competitions 

 

Getting ahead

 

A degree from the Rotman School prepares you for top jobs across a broad range of industries. Our high-touch approach and exceptional staff-to-participant ratio means you enjoy personalized attention to help you achieve your career goals.

The program is designed for ambitious professionals who are looking to make the most of their career. While there are many ways to measure the return on investment of the program, our goal is to equip you with a lifelong toolkit you can use to take ownership of and manage your career and professional development long after graduation.

 

To that end, our dedicated Career Services team is committed to working closely with you to refine your career goals, market yourself efficiently, and network with people in a position to help you reach your targets. 


 

"The engagement with the Career Services team is exceptional. They go above and beyond to ensure that we make the most of career and leadership opportunities."

- Daniel Graham, MBA '20, Senior Strategy Consultant, Accenture


 

Ways to engage

 

Career Services provides students with career support through a range of offerings including:

 

Individual career coaching (in person or online)

  • Partnership with a career coach throughout your Rotman experience
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Self-assessment
  • Job search and career advancement strategy (leverage your MBA within your organization)
  • Resume and cover letter review
  • Networking advice
  • Technical and case interview preparation
  • Mock interviews with industry professionals
  • Job offer and negotiation advice

Professional development events and workshops

  • Career management planning
  • Branding
  • Advanced resumes
  • Job search strategies 
  • Networking and relationship building
  • Exclusive MBA networking events
  • Industry-specific speaker events

Online career resources

  • Available 24/7
  • Best in class career content
  • Valuable research tools
  • Webinars and podcasts
  • Access to alumni 

As a student in the Rotman Morning MBA or Evening MBA program you will also benefit from Rotman’s recognized expertise in leadership development. A suite of individual and group activities bring together what you learn in class with your growth as a professional. Learning opportunites include 360 assessments, immersive simulations, and an experiential, offsite leadership retreat.

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Where they landed

 

Leading companies from every industry seek out Rotman students and graduates for their proven ability to solve tough problems and deliver impressive results.

 

Cole Lepine MBA

Cole Lepine, MBA’17

 

Director, Bank Accounts, Royal Bank of Canada

 

“My advice: engage early and often with career services. They were instrumental in helping me choose my next career, prepare for it, and land the job I wanted.” 

 

Previous role:

Director, Business Architecture (Strategy), Royal Bank of Canada

 

Previous education:

MSc, California Institute of Technology

 

Toyin Okezie

Toyin Okezie-Mba, MBA ‘21

 

Compliance Advisor, CPP Investments

 

“I met with my career coach and you see the genuine interest in making sure you get your career choices right.”

 

Previous role:

Trade Compliance Analyst, Transamerica

 

Previous education:

BA, University of Ado Ekiti

 

 

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Career Services

At Career Services, we understand that it’s not just about getting your next job – it’s about developing a long-term strategy to get the career you want.

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A powerful network

The network of professionals that you build at Rotman will stay connected to you for a lifetime.

Meet the class

The Rotman Morning and Evening MBA programs attract ambitious working professionals from the Toronto area. Students are selected for their professional and personal achievements, and their commitment to continued growth and success.


“It’s a demanding program, but remember to take the time to build your personal network. Because in the end, business is all about people.”

— Shehan De Silva, MBA ’14, Founder, Lost Craft Inc.


You will find yourself challenged and motivated to excel by the high calibre of your classmates — peers who will provide a lifetime network of friends and business contacts. Our students excel at school and work, travelled, and sought out experiences that make for an incredibly dynamic class.

These are people with a winning track record and a story to tell, who will enrich your learning in endless ways.

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639 GMAT Average


Average Age

31 


Average work experience

6 Years


Academic background

25% Business/Commerce
25% Engineering
16% Life Sciences
10% Math/Computer Science
10% Economics
  4% Other
  3% Humanities
  3% Physical Sciences
  3% Social Sciences

Industry background

33% Finance/Banking
15% Technology
13% Healthcare/BioTech/Pharma
  5% Real Estate
  5% Manufacturing
  5% Government
  5% Consumer Goods
  4% Education
  4% Consulting
  2% Professional Services
  2% Not-for-Profit
  2% Retail
  2% Media/Entertainment
  2% Telecommunications
  1% Hospitality
  1% Energy/Natural Resources


Take the next step

You've researched your program of choice and talked to people. You’ve reviewed the admission criteria and your GMAT is well in hand. You've met with our admissions team, they've reviewed your resume, and things are looking promising. Now you can see career transformation in your future and you're excited!

Check the application deadlines, and remember that admission decisions are made on a rolling basis, so the earlier you can submit a complete application, the better.

Apply online through the same profile that you set up to receive updates on your program and register for events.

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We're considering applications now for fall 2022.

""Over $1 million in award funding available. The sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving an award. Next application deadline: July 20, 2022.

 


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