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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.

“Get involved. Activities like the negotiations competition really helped me apply the insights I learned in class.”

— Eric Duffy, MBA ’18, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Logimethods

The best way to get the most out of your MBA is to get involved in the many paths available to enrich your Rotman experience:

Student clubs

Get involved. Led and organized by Rotman students, our clubs run a rich calendar of social, cultural and networking events and activities, providing a remarkable showcase for the diversity of the Rotman community.

Creative Destruction Lab

Build something massive. Since its launch in 2012, the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) has become one of the world’s fastest-growing venture labs. Over $1 billion of equity value was created by participating ventures in less than five years. Selected Rotman MBA students, along with an elite group of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs, play a vital role at the Lab by providing the strategic insights needed to turn research innovations into high-growth ventures.


Business Design

Explore deep customer needs and develop innovative strategies to win in competitive markets through Business Design, the strategic approach to innovation developed and taught exclusively at the Rotman School. Further hone your innovative capabilities through hackathons, workshops and elective courses as part of our Business Design major.

Rotman Onboard

Rotman Onboard matches talented upper-year MBA candidates with non-profit boards and charities for eight-month fellowships. OnBoard fellows work closely with a board mentor to complete a strategic governance project based on the organization’s needs. OnBoard fellows gain real-world exposure to governance practices and leadership in action.

BMO Financial Group Finance Research and Trading Lab

This state-of-the-art facility allows you to hone your skills as a trader and analyst by giving you access to real-time information on the global markets. The Lab offers a range of custom-designed applications for simulations-based training, financial research and strategic decision-making.

Student speaker


Rotman is dedicated to building a better future. Students can pursue a Sustainability major, enroll in elective courses like Leading Social Innovation, join the Rotman chapter of Net Impact, participate in the Hult Prize, or contribute to the research work of the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship.

Strength in diversity

A commitment to diversity is core to the Rotman experience. As one of the most international and diverse business schools in North America, we offer you a learning environment that is safe, welcoming, open, inclusive, respectful and supportive, so you can express and develop your highest self. Rotman is a leading supporter of LGBTQ+ and gender equality through of our research institutes, social clubs and scholarship and fellowship awards.

Advancing female professionals

The success of female professionals is a key priority of the School. Rotman is also honoured to be one of three school sponsors of the Forte Foundation, a global non-profit organization defined as a “consortium of major corporations and top business schools working together to launch women into significant, fulfilling careers". In addition, the Women in Management Association encourages ties between current students and women in more senior positions in industry.



The Rotman Morning and Evening MBA

Rotman OnBoard Fellowship Program

MBA students helping non-profits and charities in a 6-8 month fellowship

Morning and Evening MBA | Creative Destruction Lab

Transform your potential, help build something massive with Rotman's Creative Destruction Lab.


A Morning MBA ’19 makes his mark in the non-profit space with Onboard