Main Content

Admission requirements

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

Admission criteria

Our admission decisions are holistic: we are looking for unique people, not profiles. Although there is no model application, successful candidates share some qualities that help
make them stand out. We believe that exposure to a rich variety of viewpoints makes for a superior learning experience, and pride ourselves on building diverse classes of exceptional individuals.

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

Intellectual ability

  • Strong academic performance
  • Awards and scholarships

Work history

  • Progressive experience
  • Community involvement

History of impact 

  • Professionalism
  • Admission interview

Leadership potential 

  • Resilience and grit 
  • Unique accomplishments

The following basic criteria are used in assessing applicants. Due to the competitive nature of admissions to the program, successful candidates tend to exceed the minimum requirements. 

New GMAT/GRE waiver information for applicants entering in Fall 2024. Please see "2. GMAT or GRE score" below for more information.

Prospective students apply through the Rotman portal, which walks applicants through the below and provides forms to fill out for several criteria. To see more details, you can start an application, save it, and come back to it later.

1. Undergraduate degree

2. GMAT / GRE score

3. Work experience

4. References

5. Essays

7. English language proficiency

6. Interview

Please note there is an application fee of CDN$195.

And remember...

Create an online profile with us so you can stay informed about the program(s) you're interested in and easily register for upcoming admission events. 

Connect with our admissions team well before you start your application so we can help you showcase your best qualities, regardless of your academic or professional background. Sending us your resume for an informal pre-assessment is a great way to get the conversation started.