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 deadline MBA (EMBA):

Fall 2023 entry

Round 1: November 21st, 2022

Round 2: March 20th, 2023

Round 3: July 31st, 2023

MBA (EMBA):

Fall 2023 entry

Round 1: November 21st, 2022

Round 2: March 20th, 2023

Round 3: July 31st, 2023

MBA (EMBA):

International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than the 2nd round.

Minimum admission average MBA (EMBA):

A minimum GPA of 3.0 or a mid-B average in the final year of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.

MBA (EMBA):

A minimum GPA of 3.0 or a mid-B average in the final year of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.

Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD? MBA (EMBA):

N/A

MBA (EMBA):

N/A

Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MBA (EMBA):

N/A

MBA (EMBA):

N/A

If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MBA (EMBA):

N/A

MBA (EMBA):

N/A

Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MBA (EMBA):

N/A

MBA (EMBA):

N/A

Are any standardized tests required/recommended? MBA (EMBA):

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).

MBA (EMBA):

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); IELTS/TOEFL (if required).


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 Thursday night, 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.

    • 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.

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years

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