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

Domestic International
Application payment deadline MBA (EMBA):

First Round: 18-Nov-2020

Second Round: 17-Mar-2021

Third Round: 16-June-2021

 

MBA (EMBA):

First Round: 18-Nov-2020

Second Round: 17-Mar-2021

Third Round: 16-June-2021

 

Minimum admission average MBA (EMBA):

Mid-B

MBA (EMBA):

Mid-B

Program length (full-time only) MBA (EMBA):

13 months

MBA (EMBA):

13 months


​Executive Master of Business Administration

Program Description

The Rotman One-Year Executive MBA provides mid-to-senior working professionals and entrepreneurs 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.

  • Admissions interview.

  • 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 core courses, with an accumulated credit weighting of 11.50.

    • Students must complete a structured sequence of courses. No advanced standing will be granted for previous academic work completed or professional designations earned. Students who are unable to follow courses in their prescribed order must attain special approval from the Academic Director in order to continue in the program.

    • At the discretion of the Academic Director and the Vice-Dean, MBA Programs, up to four of the non-core courses may be substituted with elective courses from the list of electives offered for the Full-Time MBA and Extended Full-Time MBA (Morning/Evening) Programs. Students may also substitute up to two of the non-core courses with elective courses offered for the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA) field. Note that the GEMBA field is only offered as part of the dual degree with Bocconi University. Available GEMBA electives vary each year. Courses will be communicated to students upon program start.

    • 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

Dual Degree Program: Global Executive Master of Business Administration (University of Toronto / Bocconi University)

Program Description

The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) field may only be taken as part of a dual degree offered by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Bocconi University’s SDA Bocconi. This offering is commonly referred to as the "Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA."

Spanning 18 months and seven business centres across four continents, the program accepts applications from full-time professionals in for-profit businesses, not-for-profit enterprises, research institutes, and entrepreneurial ventures from around the globe. The Rotman-SDA Bocconi GEMBA will change the way students think, network, and do business in some of the world’s largest markets: North America, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of both programs, students will receive an MBA from the Rotman School and a Global Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi.

Contact

www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Degrees/MastersPrograms/MBAPrograms/GEMBA
www.sdabocconi.it/en/mba-executive-mba/global-executive-mba

Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA Program
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Email: gemba@rotman.utoronto.ca

Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA Program
SDA Bocconi School of Management, Bocconi University
Email: info@sdabocconi.it

Application Process

Minimum Admission Requirements

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

  • Five years of work experience with a minimum of two years at the management level (people, project, and/or budget management experience).

  • Recognized undergraduate degree or equivalent.

  • Applicants must obtain a satisfactory score for one of the following tests: the Rotman Executive Diagnostic Test (EDT), the SDA Bocconi diagnostic test, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test). Test results are valid for five years. For further details, contact the admissions office.

  • 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.

  • Current full-time employment.

  • Ability to work in international teams and demonstrated leadership skills.

Program Requirements

Students complete 10 modules of between 5.5 and 8.5 days each, held in various cities. Within this 18-month dual degree program:

  • Students must complete 26 courses worth 12.25 full-course equivalents (FCEs) consisting of 24 required courses and 2 electives. The 2 electives may be taken through the Rotman School or Bocconi School. The available Rotman electives will be communicated to students upon program start.

  • See the list of required Rotman courses below.

Program Length

5 sessions (18 months) full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years

​​Field: Global Executive Master of Business Administration for Healthcare and the Life Sciences

Program Description

The intensive 18-month Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS) is designed for working professionals in the healthcare and life sciences industries. This field of study immerses students in key healthcare and life sciences clusters around the world. By learning from leading faculty and experienced sector leaders, students gain the knowledge and skills needed for success. While exploring current and future best practices globally, students are guided through an in-depth assessment of their own capabilities with a view to becoming more impactful leaders.

Over the 18 months of the program, students will partake in six international modules in some of the world's key healthcare and life sciences markets. The program is delivered in a blended model, primarily face-to-face, supplemented with online learning. It leverages the strengths of the Rotman School, as well as relationships with the University of Toronto and the global healthcare and life sciences communities. Located on the edge of Toronto's medical discovery district, Rotman is uniquely positioned to play a leading role in the management innovations taking place in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical technology, medical informatics, telemedicine, insurance, patient engagement, long-term care, and health system design.

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 significant professional work and managerial experience in healthcare or the life sciences:

    • 8+ years of full-time work experience.

    • 3+ years in a mid-to-senior leadership, management, or administrative role (or equivalent).

    • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills.

  • A base of knowledge of healthcare or life sciences organizations.

  • Evidence of academic achievement.

  • Applicants must obtain either a satisfactory score for the Rotman Executive MBA Diagnostic Tool (EDT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test). Test results are valid for five years. See further details or contact the admissions office.

  • 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.

  • Please note that special program fees apply for this program.

Program Requirements

  • Within this 18-month program, students must successfully complete a structured sequence of 23 courses with an accumulated credit weighting of 11.50. No advanced standing will be granted for previous academic work completed or professional designations earned. Students who are unable to follow courses in their prescribed order must attain special approval from the Academic Director in order to continue in the program.

  • One or more of the course(s) may be substituted with course(s) offered in the regular MBA program at the discretion of the Academic Directors.

  • The Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences follows a blended model of delivery; i.e., a mix of face-to-face and online. It is offered during six residential modules (of between 7 and 11 days each) and study periods, held in various cities. Supplemental curriculum hours are delivered online.

Program Length

5 sessions (18 months) full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years

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