Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Program Overview

The Rotman School of Management offers a suite of programs including:

  • the Master of Business Administration (MBA), available in full-time and extended full-time (Morning and Evening) formats; please note that the full-time registration option has recently approved a new requirement for an internship placement with an experiential course. See more on details on the internship​.
  • an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA), a one-year format designed for senior managers;
  • the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA), an alternative to the EMBA for executives wanting to participate in an internationally focused business program.

Other areas, including international business, are available for selection in Management.

Quick Facts

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Application payment deadline EMBA:

Round one: 27-Nov-2019

Round two: 19-Feb-2020

Round three: 6-May-2020

Round four: 29-Jul-2020


Round one: 27-Nov-2019

Round two: 19-Feb-2020

Round three: 6-May-2020

Round four: 29-Jul-2020

Minimum admission average EMBA:




Program length (full-time only) EMBA:

13 months


13 months

​Executive Master of Business Administration

Program Description

The Rotman One-Year Executive MBA provides senior working professionals who have management experience with the business knowledge and leadership skills they need to take their careers to the next level. The innovative 13-month curriculum, taught by world-class faculty, is focused on developing senior management strategy, decision-making, and leadership skills.

Classes take place every other Friday and Saturday, with four week-long residential modules spread throughout the program so that students maximize the learning experience while minimizing time away from work.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are considered under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Rotman School's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission is restricted to applicants with current full-time employment and significant professional work and managerial experience:

    • 8+ years of full-time work experience.

    • 3+ years in a mid-to-senior management role.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills.

  • People and/or project management experience.

  • A recognized undergraduate degree or equivalent.

  • Applicants must obtain either a satisfactory score for the Executive MBA Diagnostic Tool (EDT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test).

  • If required, completion of the following English proficiency tests:

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based format: overall score of 100 with a minimum of 22 on the writing and speaking sections.

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: score of 7.0 with minimum 6.5 required for each component.

  • Applicants who meet all the minimum admission requirements will be assessed by the admissions committee on the basis of grades, standardized test scores, references, essays, professional experience, and a personal interview.

Program Requirements

  • Within this 13-month program:

    • Students must complete 23 courses, including the set of 14 required courses, with an accumulated credit weighting of 11.50.

    • *At the discretion of the Academic Director and the Vice-Dean, Professional Programs, up to four of these courses may be substituted with courses from the list of electives offered for the Full-Time MBA and Extended Full-Time MBA (Morning and Evening) Programs.

    • With the permission of the Academic Director, students in good standing may apply to participate and take up to one course in an international exchange program approved by the University of Toronto. Courses selected are subject to the approval of the Academic Director.

    • The Executive MBA is offered on Fridays and weekends every other week, plus four week-long residential modules and study periods.

Program Length

4 sessions (13 months) full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F)

Time Limit

3 years

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