Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto

History

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 one of the top-ranked business schools in Canada, Rotman offers a variety of formats, including full-time, part-time or executive or Global Executive MBA programs.

Location

The Rotman School of Management is located in downtown Toronto near what is considered Canada’s business center, Bay Street. There are many opportunities for Rotman students to get involved with the surrounding businesses due to the school’s location as well as partnerships between the businesses and the school. 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.

Facilities

The Rotman School recently built a new, $91.8 million facility to house its programs. This building is right by the original Rotman building, and the expansion has almost doubled the amount of space available for students. The new building is environmentally friendly, having been built to LEED Canada Green Building Rating System standards. The building contains classrooms, meeting rooms, and an events area that seats 400.

Faculty

There are 125 faculty members teaching in the MBA program. Rotman has the largest management faculty of any school in Canada. The faculty members have been highly ranked by various publications, such as the Financial Times. Over the years Rotman faculty members have received awards for their research and teaching.

Student Body

Rotman’s class of 2018 is comprised of 351 full-time MBA students, representing 52 countries. Between 50 and 60 Morning and Evening MBA students are admitted to each of the sections each year, 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 four continents and 11 world business hubs in addition to a Ph.D. and other related degrees.