Rotman School of Management – University of Toronto

University of Toronto Part-Time MBA Program Structure

The part-time Morning MBA holds classes from 7 to 8:59 AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. This MBA is ideal for working professionals who want to advance their career while still working full-time. The program starts in August and can be completed in 32 months.

With a curriculum much like the full-time and Morning MBA programs, the Evening MBA program is also a part-time program that holds classes held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., twice per week. It also starts in August and can be completed in 32 months.

Curriculum

Students enrolled in either of the part-time programs will experience the same learning style that is offered to full-time MBA students. They will take classes twice a week, allowing them to keep up with their work schedules. The program begins in August, and students will take part in an orientation week before starting the main program.

The program begins in the first year with core courses such as Managerial Negotiations, Statistics for Management and Managing Customer Value, which help build a solid foundation of business knowledge. In the second year, students may choose to specialize in a particular area of interest or develop a broader skill set through elective courses. There are more than 90 elective courses and over 15 specialization areas that students can partake in in order to customize their MBA experience.

Rotman offers no exemptions for courses completed toward another undergraduate or graduate degree.

Class Profile

Forty-six percent of students in the part-time program at Rotman are enrolled in the Morning MBA, while 54 percent are in the Evening MBA. The average student age is 30 and the average amount of work experience is six years. Students come from a variety of career and educational backgrounds. Thirty-three percent of students have an education in business or commerce, and 33 percent come from a financial services career background, making finance the most popular background among students. Students also come from such industries as healthcare, consulting, professional services and retail.

Careers

Students have the opportunity to network with the various businesses in the downtown Toronto area. As part of the program students will complete an internship, giving them important experience as well as an opportunity to network and potentially secure a job after graduation. The school also has a large alumni network that students can take advantage of.

Tuition & Financial Aid

For the University of Toronto part-time MBA Class of 2020, three years of part-time study towards an MBA degree tuition is $101,350. (Canadian dollars) for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and $109,970 for international students—excluding significant ancillary fees. (Please note that tuition fees, University incidental fees and the Rotman ancillary fees are set annually and are subject to change.) The estimated minimum funds a single student would need for living expenses for the first 12 months in Toronto $20,856 to $28,756.

There is more than $4 million of financial aid available through the Rotman School of Management. This aid comes in the form of a multitude of loan programs, government financial assistance and employment opportunities for both domestic and international students.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants to the MBA programs must have completed a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent for admission. The application fee is $175, and required are two written essays, two letters of recommendation and a current résumé. Note: On average, applicants have six years of work experience, but only two are required. Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA, as well as a GMAT or GRE score (GMAT requirements waived for applicants who have completed CFA III). An English-proficiency score is required from all applicants who have degrees from institutions in which English is not the language of instruction or examination. After the submission of their application, individuals will be contacted to complete an interview. Due to the competitive nature of admissions to the program, successful candidates tend to exceed the minimum requirements.

Application Deadlines

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants may submit their GMAT scores, reference letters and transcript after the deadline, provided they have already submitted an application. Late applications are accepted based on space availability in the program. Those wishing to be considered for entrance awards should apply early.