Toronto Rotman School of Management MBA Deadlines and Essays Announced

rotman mba deadlines

The newest batch of University of Toronto MBA deadline dates have been announced for the Rotman School of Management, beginning early next October.

Rotman MBA Deadlines

Round One

Deadlines: October 1, 2018
Notifications: December 14, 2018

Round Two

Deadlines: January 7, 2019
Notifications: March 8, 2019

Round Three

Deadlines: March 4, 2019
Notifications: May 3, 2019

Round Four

Deadlines: April 29, 2019
Notifications: May 31, 2019

Head over to the official Chicago Booth website for more application information.

Toronto Rotman School of Management MBA Essays

In addition to the Rotman MBA deadlines, the business school has also unveiled its newest essay questions. A new statement from the school reads:

“The full-time MBA program at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management attracts top talent from an incredibly diverse range of professional and academic backgrounds around the world so we don’t really have a typical candidate. In admissions, we look for intellectual horsepower, experience, and impact, communication, and presence.

Beyond that, our admitted students stand out by doing interesting things with their personal and professional lives — something we describe as the ‘spike factor’; what are the things that you have done in your life that demonstrate Passion/ Grit/ Resilience/ Innovation/ Drive/ Ambition and more? This can cross all or any aspects of life outside of work – hobbies, volunteerism, awards, entrepreneurial ventures, sports and the arts. We believe that exposure to a rich diversity of viewpoints makes for a superior learning experience, and pride ourselves on building a diverse class of exceptional individuals who will go on to make the School proud as professionals and alumni.”

Rotman’s unique essay asks applicants to provide “1-3 of your ‘spikiest’ pictures” to the supplemental item section, which you can find here. With the photos, applicants must “illustrate your ‘spike factor,’” with up to 1000 words.

Applicants must also “list 3-5 attributes or characteristics that best describe you, with one word per piece.”

Lastly, applicants must provide a video and time-written response, which is as follows:

“The video interview component is a required part of Rotman Admissions process designed to give all candidates guaranteed “face time” with the Admissions Committee and showcase your personality, characteristics, passions, and values.

You will have an opportunity to test the technology, and then will be asked two taped questions, followed by a real-time written response (no video with this component.) Both questions are personality/values based and are designed to be answered without any advanced preparation and will only take a few minutes to complete. The written question is designed to simulate the typical email communications you will create as a Rotman MBA student. After completing your questions, you will receive a confirmation email and unique URL to input into this section of the application and complete the live component. Good luck and have fun with the process!”

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