Master of Business Administration (Extended Full-Time MBA)

Program Overview

For working professionals in Toronto looking to dramatically enhance their career potential, consider the Rotman Morning or Evening MBA programs. Study before or after work, twice a week, and earn a degree from one of the world’s top business schools.

Quick Facts

Domestic International
Application payment deadline :

Round one: 20-Nov-2019

Round two: 19-Feb-2020

Round three: 15-Apr-2020

Round four: 4-Jun-2020


Round one: 20-Nov-2019

Round two: 19-Feb-2020

Round three: 15-Apr-2020

Round four: 4-Jun-2020

Minimum admission average :




Program length (full-time only) :

8 sessions


8 sessions

Extended Full-Time MBA Program (Morning/Evening)

Program Description

The Rotman Morning/Evening MBA programs are designed for working professionals in the Greater Toronto Area. The 32-month, cohort-based format allows working professionals to continue working while studying for their MBA. Students may explore new directions, expand leadership skills, and build close ties with a lifelong network. There are two program options:

  • The Morning MBA allows working professionals to complete their master's before work — from 7:00 to 8:59 am, two mornings a week.

  • The Evening MBA allows students to get a fresh perspective on real-world challenges from globally renowned faculty after work — from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, two evenings a week.

In the second half of the MBA program, students have the choice to specialize in a career path with a range of electives, including those taught during regular working hours.

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.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

  • Applicants must obtain a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test).

  • A minimum of two years of full-time work experience.

  • Two professional references.

  • Resumé.

  • Essays.

  • Interview.

  • 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.

  • The Extended Full-Time (Morning/Evening) MBA programs start annually in August. Applicants are encouraged to apply as per the deadline dates (beginning in the fall with a final deadline in June). Applicants who meet all of the criteria 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

  • This program, designed for working professionals, covers the equivalent of two academic years delivered over a 32-month period.

  • Students complete requirements through either the Morning or Evening program options.

  • Coursework: students must complete required and elective courses as follows:

    • Required: Students must complete a structured sequence of required courses at the 1000 level. Each course has a weighting of one, two, or three modules. Three-module courses are equivalent to three credit hours. 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.

    • Elective: 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) at the 2000 level (equivalent to ten 2000-level courses). With the permission of the Academic Director, Morning/Evening MBA Programs, students may take up to five 2000-level courses from another graduate unit or participate in an international exchange program approved by the Rotman School of Management or the University of Toronto. In all cases, courses selected are subject to the approval of the Academic Director, Morning/Evening MBA Programs.

Program Length

8 sessions (3 years) (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S/F/W​)

​Time Limit

3 years

Trenton Johanis

“Finding a work/life balance is a necessity along with remembering that you are a person first, and a student second. ”

Trenton Johanis
PhD, Psychology
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