Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto


The Rotman School’s history in business education goes back to 1901, when a diploma program in Commerce was established at the University of Toronto. The School of Business became a faculty in 1972, and was renamed in honor of graduate and donor Joseph L. Rotman in 1995. Since then, the school has quadrupled its endowment, and tripled its physical footprint, its faculty and its student body. As the No. 1 MBA school in Canada, Rotman offers a variety of formats, including full-time, part-time or executive or global-executive MBA programs.


The Rotman School is in downtown Toronto. It is Canada’s financial, commercial and cultural capital, consistently ranked one of the best cities in the world in which to live. Its students are trained just blocks from Bay Street (Canada’s business center), and the school takes full advantage of its location: a variety of academic and research partnerships exist between Rotman and the corporate world. The facility is flexibly designed to meet the needs of executive education programs, clients and research activities. It is near the St. George station on the subway line, where the Bloor and University lines meet. There is parking available beneath the Rotman School building, as well as plenty of bike racks.


Rotman has undergone a dramatic period of growth in recent years, nearly doubling the size and scope of its research and educational activities. To accommodate its expansion, the school has opened a $91.8-million building next to the existing one at 105 St. George. The state-of-the-art structure provides the school with a home worthy of its global ambitions, helping us to attract top corporate recruiters, professors and students.

Designed by globally-renowned architectural firm Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB), the building is designed to meet the exacting standards of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Canada Green Building Rating System. Featuring natural materials, green roofs, a multi-storey foyer with a grand central staircase, new classrooms and a 400-seat event facility, the building provides Rotman with a home worthy of its ambitions to become a global leader in innovative business education.


Rotman’s top-ranked faculty give students access to the latest research before it filters into consulting firms and major corporations. Its 125 faculty members—along with cross-appointed colleagues in the Departments of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough and University of Toronto Mississauga—have reputations for groundbreaking research, teaching excellence, and insight into a wide range of management issues. The faculty of the Rotman School is ranked in the global top 10 by the Financial Times, and they have been honored by leading academic associations for their outstanding research and teaching. Rotman’s management faculty is the largest in Canada, and the school was ranked fourth worldwide by the Financial Times for Faculty Research.

Student Body

Rotman’s class of 2017 is comprised of 351 full-time MBA students, representing 47 countries. There are 115 part-time students in the Class of 2018, with about 70 EMBA students accepted each year.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Rotman School of Management offers a two-year, full-time MBA degree, part-time morning and evening MBA programs, a one-year executive MBA program, and an 18-month Global Executive MBA covering 4 continents and 11 world business hubs in addition to a PhD and other related degrees.