Global Executive Master of Business Administration for Healthcare and the Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS)

Program Overview

The Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS) is an intensive 15-month program designed for working professionals in the healthcare and life sciences industries. The program 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.

The program leverages the strengths of the Rotman School of Management, 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.


Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application deadline MBA (GEMBA-HLS):

Fall 2023 entry

Round 1: November 21st, 2022

Round 2: March 6th, 2023

Round 3: June 7th, 2023

Round 4: July 24th, 2023

MBA (GEMBA-HLS):

Fall 2023 entry

Round 1: November 21st, 2022

Round 2: March 6th, 2023

Round 3: June 7th, 2023

Round 4: July 24th, 2023

* All international applicants are highly encouraged to apply by Round Three in order to ensure ample time for visa processing after accepting the offer of admission.

Minimum admission average MBA (GEMBA-HLS):

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 (GEMBA-HLS):

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.

Are any standardized tests required/recommended? MBA (GEMBA-HLS):

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 (GEMBA-HLS):

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).


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