Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA)

Program Overview

The Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) may also be taken as part of a dual degree involving the GEMBA program offered by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Bocconi University’s SDA Bocconi.

Spanning 18 months and seven business centres across four continents, the program accepts applications from full-time professionals. 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.


Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application payment deadline GEMBA:

Round one: 22-Jan-2020

Round two: 22-Apr-2020

Round three: 22-Jul-2020

GEMBA:

Round one: 22-Jan-2020

Round two: 22-Apr-2020

Round three: 22-Jul-2020

Minimum admission average GEMBA:

3.0 or Mid-B

GEMBA:

3.0 or Mid-B

Program length (full-time only) GEMBA:

18 months

GEMBA:

18 months


Field: ​​Global Executive Master of Business Administration

The Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA) field is now only offered as part of the Dual Degree Program: Global Executive Master of Business Administration (University of Toronto / Bocconi University); see below. Admissions to the field outside of the dual degree pathway are suspended. Interested applicants are directed to apply to the dual degree program.

Program Description

Over 18 months, the Rotman Global Executive MBA program travels to four continents, exposing students to some of the world’s most exciting markets. The program allows the flexibility to maintain a career in a home country while earning a global executive MBA. International senior managers participate in two-week residential modules in key business centres, with a strong focus on emergent economies. Module destinations include: North America, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Africa. Students will build a network of international contacts, learn invaluable tools to advance their careers, and gain the ability to tackle the global business challenges of the future.

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.

  • 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). Test results are valid for five years. For further details, contact the program office.

  • 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 18-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 MBA) Programs.

    • Students complete six two-week, international modules at various international locations which are subject to change. For further details, contact the program.

    • The curriculum is closely aligned with courses offered in the Executive MBA program. Between modules, participants continue their academic work by utilizing the electronic learning tools.

Program Length

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

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 involving the GEMBA program offered by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Bocconi University’s SDA Bocconi.

Spanning 18 months and seven business centres across four continents, the program accepts applications from full-time professionals. 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 (2+ years in a mid-to-senior management role and/or project management experience).

  • Recognized undergraduate degree or equivalent.

  • Applicants must obtain a satisfactory score for one of the following tests: the Executive MBA Diagnostic Tool (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

  • 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.

    • Students complete 10 modules of between 5.5 and 8.5 days each, held in various cities.

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 Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS) is an intensive 18-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, 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 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 complete 23 courses with an accumulated credit weighting of 11.50.

    • 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 and study periods. 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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