Master of Business Administration (Full-Time MBA)

Program Overview

The Rotman Full-Time MBA is a two-year program designed for those committed to making a long-term investment in their professional and personal development.


Quick Facts

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Application payment deadline :

Early round:  3-Sep-2019

Round one: 14-Dec-2019

Round two: 8-Mar-2020

Round three: 3-May-2020

Round four: 31-May-2020

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Early round:  3-Sep-2019

Round one: 14-Dec-2019

Round two: 8-Mar-2020

Round three: 3-May-2020

Round four: 31-May-2020

Supporting documents deadline :

Early round:  3-Sep-2019

Round one: 14-Dec-2019

Round two: 8-Mar-2020

Round three: 3-May-2020

Round four: 31-May-2020

:

Early round:  3-Sep-2019

Round one: 14-Dec-2019

Round two: 8-Mar-2020

Round three: 3-May-2020

Round four: 31-May-2020

Minimum admission average :

3.0

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3.0

Program length (full-time only) :

5 Sessions

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5 Sessions


Full-Time MBA Program

Program Description

The Full-Time Rotman MBA is an intense program that combines 16 months of academic study with a 4-month opportunity for a paid internship. The program begins with a core curriculum that introduces Rotman's unique problem-solving and creative methodology with the fundamental disciplines of business. Students have the opportunity to customize their MBA experience by choosing to specialize in a particular interest through 14 areas, develop a broader skill set with over 90 elective courses, and accelerate their career through the experiential learning component of the Flexible Internship program. As the practice of management evolves over time, so do the elective courses and areas that Rotman offers in any given year.

Students are required to complete the course Applied Management: Placement in conjunction with a work placement which may be done in the Summer, Fall, or Winter sessions. Depending on their academic area of study and career objectives, students will be guided on the best work term option to secure a placement with an employer. Throughout their work placement, students will benefit from enhanced communication with their host employers, tracking of project deliverables, and feedback from faculty supervisors.

Rotman offers three core strategic areas — an innovative curriculum, tailored career services, and the Self-Development Lab — to develop the skills and experiences students need to accelerate in their careers as high-value decision makers and business leaders. Whether their aim is to make a career switch, accelerate their current career, or start their own business, the Rotman MBA enables students to reach their professional and personal goals.

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.

  • 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). Test results are valid for five years.

  • 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.

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

  • The Full-Time MBA program starts annually in August. Applicants for the Full-Time program are encouraged to apply as per the deadline dates (beginning in October with a final deadline in May).

Program Requirements

  • Within this 20-month program (two academic years), students must complete a total o 11.3 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 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.

    • Complete 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE):

      • A full-time internship work placement and RSM 1380H Applied Management: Placement, which includes in-class lectures and coursework assessments; or

      • If they are not taking an internship, RSM 1381H Applied Management: Independent Study.

    • Complete 6.5 elective FCEs at the 2000 level (equivalent to thirteen 2000-level courses).

    • With the permission of the Academic Director, students may take up to four 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.

    • Students can take two of the following experiential courses for credit (1.0 FCE): RSM 2700H Independent Study Project, RSM 2701H Global Consulting Project, RSM 2702H OnBoard, RSM 2703H CityLab, RSM 2705H C-Suite, and RSM 2709H Global Practicum. For students who take more than two experiential courses, these would not be counted towards the MBA degree requirements. Students should be aware that the following restrictions apply:

      • Students can only take RSM 2709H Global Practicum for credit one time.

      • Students can only take one from the following for credit: RSM 2702H, RSM 2703H, or RSM 2705H.

      • Students in combined degree programs with other schools or Faculties at the University of Toronto can take one experiential course for credit (0.5 FCE), unless exemption is granted.

      • Students taking part in an exchange with one of the partner schools for four half credits or more cannot take the experiential learning courses for credit. Students taking part in an exchange with one of the partner schools for three half credits or less can take one experiential learning course (0.5 FCE) for credit.

Program Length

5 sessions (2 years) full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W)

Time Limit

3 years

Stewart Lyons

“My MBA education at U of T gave me the grounding and skill set to succeed as an entrepreneur and leader.”

Stewart Lyons
Alumnus (2004), MBA, Rotman School of Management. , CEO, Bird Canada
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