Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Main Content

Processing. Please wait.
Q&A with Carole Chen, GEMBA ‘20

The Global Executive MBA is an 18-month intensive program designed for working professionals that are looking to expand global understanding and business skills. Develop personal horizons as a future leader with this unique program spanning seven cities on four continents. 

Carole Chen GEMBA '20

  • Current job title: Pharmacy Manager, Rexall Health
  • Previous job title: District Manager, Eastern Canada Rexall Health Solutions 
  • Previous education: Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPhm), University of Toronto
  • Other designations: Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Certified Aseptic Compounding Supervisor (NAPRA)

What was the highlight of your Rotman Experience?

There are two main experiences that defined my Rotman experience. The first is visiting Tata’s operations during the Mumbai, India module and understanding the cultural differences and challenges of doing business in different global markets. The second is developing my skills as a negotiator that drives value while maintaining integrity and respect. 

What are some of your reasons for choosing Rotman?

My top reasons for choosing Rotman: the top tier faculty that teaches business fundamentals, the strength of a global alumni network, and the innovative method of content delivery with exposure to global markets.

Do you have any tips for prospective individuals interested in the Global EMBA program?

Mastering the course material and building a strong network with in the Global EMBA program take commitment and focus. It is important to establish a good support system at home and at work. It’s also crucial to help others understand what your goals are, working together with your support system on building strategies where you can make the best of the program while maintaining your commitments. 

Change is uncomfortable. Growth can be painful. Have courage and develop the strength to keep going. Your life is your masterpiece.

How has your experience been with Rotman career services?

Career services is honestly a hidden gem at Rotman. I strongly recommend everyone to schedule a visit. The Director of Career Services is readily available to review your resume/CV, discuss your career goals, and offer feedback on how to continue to grow as an effective leader. It is a very personalized experience. My career service coach sends me job postings and leads related to my field from her alumni network!

© Rotman School of ManagementThe Rotman School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB)