Management, Rotman School of Management

Management, Rotman School: Introduction

Faculty Affiliation

Management, Rotman School of Management

Degree Programs

Management

MBA

  • Full-Time Master of Business Administration;
  • Extended Full-Time Master of Business Administration (Morning/Evening);
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
    • Fields:
      • Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA): the GEMBA is a field that is only offered as part of the dual degree
        • Dual Degree Program: Global Executive Master of Business Administration (University of Toronto) / Global Executive Master of Business Administration (Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi)
      • Global Executive Master of Business Administration for Healthcare and the Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS)

Finance

MF

Financial Risk Management

MFRM

Management Analytics

MMA

Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Diploma Programs

Professional Accounting

GDipPA

Overview

The Rotman School of Management is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights, and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society.

The School is located in Canada’s financial, commercial, and cultural capital, and students are trained just blocks from Bay Street, Canada’s business centre. The School takes full advantage of its strategic location by drawing on a rich pool of business leaders as teachers, mentors, and speakers. The School's strong academic reputation and close ties to the business community give graduates an edge in their search for a fulfilling career.

In the classroom, top-ranked faculty provide access to the latest research before it filters into consulting firms and major corporations. Learning at Rotman goes deep — combining a rigorous, model-based approach to decision making with a strong emphasis on personal development. The School attracts people from a wide range of countries and backgrounds, and provides them with a learning environment that is safe, welcoming, open, inclusive, and respectful to all.

Contact and Address

Rotman School of Management

Web

General
Full-Time MBA
Morning/Evening MBA
Executive MBA
Global Executive MBA
Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences
Master of Finance
Master of Financial Risk Management
Master of Management Analytics
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

Telephone

MBA: (416) 978-3499
Morning/Evening MBA: (416) 946-5916
Executive MBA: (416) 946-3022
Global Executive MBA: (416) 946-3022
Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences: (416) 946-3638
Master of Finance: (416) 946-5916
Master of Financial Risk Management: (416) 978-2230
Master of Management Analytics: (416) 946‐3638
Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting: (416) 978-2230

Address

Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6
Canada

Management, Rotman School of: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Afeche, Philipp - BA, MS, PhD
Agrawal, Ajay - BASc, MEng, MBA, PhD
Amernic, Joel - BSc, MBA, CA
Anastakis, Dimitry - PhD
Bar-Isaac, Heski - BA, MSc, PhD
Baron, Opher - BSc, MBA, PhD (Academic Director, Master of Management Analytics Program)
Baum-Snow, Nathaniel - AB, PhD
Baum, Joel - BA, MBA, PhD
Berman, Oded - BA, PhD
Blum, Bernardo - BA, MA, MA, PhD
Booth, Laurence - BSc, MBA, MA, DBA
Bova, Francesco - BComm, MPH, MBA, MA, PhD
Bowers, Anne - BA, MBA, PhD
Callen, Jeffrey - BM, MBA, DPhil
Casciaro, Tiziana - BA, MS, PhD
Christianson, Marlys - MD, PhD
Christoffersen, Susan - BA, MA, PhD (Dean)
Corts, Kenneth - BA, MA, PhD (Vice-Dean, Research, Strategy, and Resources)
Côté, Stéphane - BSc, MA, PhD
Cunningham, William - BA, MPH, MS, MA, PhD
Dart, Beatrix - MISt, MEc, PhD (Academic Director, Experiential and Global Learning)
Davydenko, Sergei - MA, MSc, PhD (Academic Director, Master of Finance Program)
DeCelles, Katherine - BS, PhD (Academic Director, PhD Program)
Dhuey, Elizabeth Ann - BA, MEc, PhD
Doidge, Craig Andrew - BComm, MSc, PhD (Vice-Dean, Faculty)
Dyck, Alexander - BA, PhD
Edwards, Alexander - BAC, MS, MAcct, PhD (Acting Academic Director, Rotman Commerce Program)
Elitzur, Ramy - BA, MBA, PHM, PhD
Elkamhi, Redouane - BE, MBA, PhD
Feinberg, Matthew - BA, MEd, PhD
Florida, Richard - BA, PhD
Galasso, Alberto - PhD
Gans, Joshua - BEc, PhD
Golden, Brian - BS, MS, PhD (Academic Director, Global Executive MBA and Co-Academic Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences Programs)
Goldfarb, Avi - BA, MA, PhD
Goldreich, David - BS, MS, MS, PhD
Gomez, Rafael - BA, MA, MIR, PhD
Hadfield, Gillian - BA, JD, PhD, Schwartz/Reisman Chair
Han, Bing - PhD
Han, Lu - BA, MA, PhD
Hawkins, Scott - BA, MS, PhD
Hejazi, Walid - BA, MA, PhD
Hoffman, Mitchell - BA, PhD
Hope, Ole-Kristian - MBA, PhD
Hu, Ming - BS, MS, PhD
Hull, John - BA, MA, MA, PhD
Hyatt, Douglas - BA, MA, PhD
Kan, Raymond - BBA, MBA, DPhil
Kaplan, Sarah - BA, MA, PhD
Krashinsky, Harry - MA, PhD
Krass, Dmitry - BS, MEng, PhD
Latham, Gary - BA, MS, PhD
Lederman, Mara - BA, PhD
Lee, Byung Soo - BS, MA, PhD
Lee, Spike - MS, PhD
Leonardelli, Geoffrey - BA, MA, PhD
Liao, Scott - MA, PhD (Academic Director, Full-Time MBA Program)
Lu, Hai - MBA, PhD, PhD
Mahrt-Smith, Jan - BSc, PhD
Malekian, Azarakhsh - BSc, MS, PhD
McCurdy, Tom - BA, MA, PhD
McEvily, Bill - BS, PhD
McGahan, Anita - BA, MA, MBA, PhD
Mehta, Nitin - BTech, MS, MS, PhD
Milner, Joseph - BSc, MS, PhD (Vice-Dean, MBA Programs)
Mitchell, Matthew - BS, MA, PhD
Mitchell, William - BBA, PhD (Co-Academic Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences Program)
Mohanram, Partha Sarathy - BTech, MBA, PhD
Moldoveanu, Mihnea - BSc, MSc, DBA
Moorthy, Sridhar - BSc, MBA, MS, PhD
Ornthanalai, Chay - BEng, PhD
Oxley, Joanne - BSc, MA, MBA, PhD
Reuber, Becky - BA, MSc, PhD
Richardson, Gordon - BA, MBA, PhD, CA
Rotenberg, Wendy - BA, MBA, PhD
Rotundo, Maria - BA, MA, PhD
Rowley, Timothy - BA, MBA, PhD (Academic Director, Morning and Evening MBA; Executive MBA Programs)
Rutherford, Scott - BSc, MBA
Ryall, Michael - BS, MBA, PhD
Shi, Mengze - BSc, MBA, PhD
Silverman, Brian - AB, MA, SM, PhD
Simutin, Mikhail - BA, PhD
Smieliauskas, Waldemar - BS, MS, PhD
Soberman, David - BSc, MBA, PhD
Soman, Dilip - BE, MBA, PhD
Strange, William - BA, MA, PhD
Tilcsik, Andras - AB, AM, PhD
Trefler, Daniel - BA, MPH, PhD
Tsai, Claire - BBA, MBA, PhD
Wang, Kevin - BS, MA, PhD
White, Alan - BEng, MBA, PhD
Whyte, Glen - LLB, MA, MPH, MBA, PhD
Wong, Franco - BA, MA, PhD
Xie, Jia Lin - BA, MBA, PhD
Xin, Baohua - PhD
Yang, Liyan - BA, MA, PhD
Zhang, Ping - BA, MAcct, MA, PhD
Zhong, Chenbo - BA, MA, PhD

Members Emeriti

Amburgey, Terry - BS, MA, PhD
Bird, Richard - BA, MA, PhD
Brean, Donald J.S. - BA, MBA, MSc, PhD
D'Cruz, Joseph - BA, MBA, PhD
Dungan, D. Peter - BA, MA, PhD
Dunne, David - BComm, DPhil
Fisher, James - BA, MBA
Fleck, James - BA, DBA
Horstmann, Ignatius - BA, PhD
Kitunen, Joan - BBM, CA, CPA
Kolodny, Harvey - BEng, MBA, PhD
Losell, Donna - BA, MBA
Martin, Roger - AB, MBA
Menzefricke, Ulrich - MBA, DBA
Mitchell, Andrew - BA, PhD
Ondrack, Daniel - BComm, MBA, PhD
Pauly, Peter - MA, PhD
Verma, Anil - BTech, MBA, PhD
Wilson, Thomas - BA, AM, PhD

Associate Members

Ashraf, Nouman - BCom, MBA
Barrette, Catherine - BCom, BCom
Beatty, David - BA, MA
Beausoleil, Angele - BAA, MA, PhD
Boyko, Dana Marta - BA, MA
Carr, Melanie - MD
Celerier, Claire - MSc, PhD
Corhay, Alexandre - BCom, MSc, PhD
Crawford, Robert - MHSc
Dimitriadis, Stefan - BA, MPH, AM, PhD
Djikic, Maja - PhD
Doering, Laura - BA, MA, MA, PhD
Duke, Kristen - BA, PhD
Fam, Mark - MHSA
Geoffrey, Craig - BA, MBA
Inostroza Padilla, Nicolas - BS, MA, MA, PhD
Khan, Michael - BCom
Kim, Daehyun - PhD
Liu, Shannon - BS, BA, PhD
Liu, Sheng - BS, PhD
MacKay, Alex - BSc, MA, PhD (Interim Vice-Dean, Undergraduate and Specialized Programs)
Manning, Ryann - BA, MA, PhD
Martin, Joe - BA
Oesch, John - BS, MSc, MBA, MEd, PhD 
Powers, Richard - BPHE, BA, LLB, MBA
Reiter, Nayana - BBA, MSc, PhD
Richards, Dan - MBA
Romero, Gonzalo - BS, BS, PhD
Roshanaei, Vahid - DE
Ruttan, Rachel - BA, MS, PhD
Schneider, Manfred - BCom, JD, MBA, CA, CPA
Shin, Jee-Eun - BA, MS
Stapleton, Maureen - MBA
Stojanovic, Dragan - BComm, MEd
Tan, Eugene - BS, BS, PhD
Tassone, Ralph - BCom, MEd
Tolias, Fotini - BCom, MBA
Trippen, Gerhard - MCS, PhD
Wiecek, Irene - BComm, CA, CPA
Yi, Irene - BBA, PhD
Younger, Calvin - MBA
Zhong, Zachary - PhD
Zuliani, Elisa - BBM, CA (Academic Director, Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Program)

Management, Rotman School: Management MBA Full-Time

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 of 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 FCE:

      • A full-time internship work placement and RSM1380H Applied Management: Placement, which includes in-class lectures and coursework assessments; or

      • If they are not taking an internship, RSM1381H 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 experiential courses, as designated by a course number RSM27XX, for credit (1.0 FCE). 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 RSM2709H Global Practicum for credit one time.

      • Students can only take one from the following for credit: RSM2702H, RSM2703H, or RSM2705H.

      • 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

Management, Rotman School: Management MBA Full-Time Courses

Required Courses to be Completed in Year 1

Weighting for 1000-level courses is determined by the second digit of the four-digit course number as follows:

Second-Digit Course Weight

1
one credit hour
2
two credit hours
3
three credit hours

 

RSM1165H Leveraging Diverse Teams (Credit/No Credit)
RSM1201H Foundations of Strategic Management
RSM1210H
Managerial Economics
RSM1211H Economic Environment of Business
RSM1215H Decision Making with Models and Data
RSM1220H Financial Accounting and Reporting: A Global Perspective
RSM1222H
Managerial Accounting
RSM1231H Finance I: Global Markets and Valuation
RSM1232H
Finance II: Corporate Finance
RSM1240H Operations Management
RSM1250H Managing Customer Value
RSM1260H Leading People in Organizations
RSM1282H Statistics for Management

In addition to the above Year 1 courses, three 2000-level elective courses must also be taken in Year 1.

Required Courses to be Completed After Year 1

RSM1160H Business Ethics
RSM1380H
or
RSM1381H
Applied Management: Placement
or
Applied Management: Independent Study
Ten 2000-level elective courses  

Elective Courses for the Full-Time and Morning/Evening MBA Programs

Not all courses are offered every year. Consult the department each session about course offerings.

RSM2000H
Multi-disciplinary Special Topics
RSM2002Y
Research Project
RSM2003H
Research Project
RSM2008H Creative Destruction Lab Intro
RSM2011H
International Strategy
RSM2012H
Entrepreneurship
RSM2013Y Creative Destruction Lab Advanced (prerequisite: RSM2008H)
RSM2015H Non-Market Strategy
RSM2016H Data-Based Strategic Modelling
RSM2017H
Pharmaceutical Strategy
RSM2018H
Strategy in Emerging Markets
RSM2019H
Corporation 360
RSM2020H
Health Sector Strategy and Organizations
RSM2021H
Corporate Strategy
RSM2023H
Strategic Change and Implementation
RSM2030H
Canadian Business History
RSM2040H Special Topics in Strategy (prerequisite: RSM1201H)
RSM2052H
Management Consulting
RSM2054H
Technology Strategy
RSM2055H
Cooperative Strategy
RSM2056H
Competitive Strategic Analysis
RSM2058H
Communicating Strategy
RSM2059H
Healthcare and Life Sciences Consulting: Field Application Project
RSM2060H
Digital Strategy
RSM2061H
Strategic Networks
RSM2062H
Management Consulting Practicum
RSM2063H
Catastrophic Failure in Organizations
RSM2081H
Social Entrepreneurship
RSM2083H Special Topics in Strategic Management
RSM2085H Healthcare Innovation
RSM2087H Multi-Disciplinary Special Topics
RSM2088H Designing for Equality
RSM2099H Special Topics in Strategic Management
RSM2109H
Rotman Study Tour
RSM2113H Model-Based Decision Making in Practice
RSM2116H
Special Topics in Business Economics
RSM2122H
Clean Energy: Policy Context and Business Opportunities
RSM2123H
International Business in the World Economy
RSM2125H
Game Theory and Applications for Management
RSM2126H
Real Estate Development
RSM2127H
Economic Environment of International Business
RSM2128H
Real Estate Economics
RSM2129H
Forecasting Models and Econometric Methods
RSM2130H
Real Estate Investment
RSM2132H
Business and the City
RSM2203H
Current Issues in Financial Reporting and Disclosure
RSM2204H
Taxation and Decision-Making
RSM2209H
Financial Statement Analysis
RSM2210H
Financial Distress and Insolvency
RSM2211H
Business Law
RSM2212H
Business Analysis and Valuation
RSM2300H
Corporate Financing
RSM2301H
Financial Management
RSM2302H
Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
RSM2303H Risk Modelling and Financial Trading Strategies
RSM2304H Financial Institutions and Capital Markets
RSM2305H
International Financial Management
RSM2306H
Options and Futures Markets
RSM2307H Advanced Derivatives
RSM2308H
Financial Risk Management
RSM2309H
Mergers and Acquisitions
RSM2310H
Analysis and Management of Fixed Income Securities
RSM2312H
Value Investing
RSM2314H
Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance
RSM2315H
Management of Private Wealth
RSM2316H
Introduction to Hedge Funds and Broker Dealers
RSM2317H Special Topics in Finance
RSM2318H Special Topics in Finance
RSM2319H
The Revolution in Finance: Markets, Institutions, and Organizations
RSM2320H
The Canadian and American Financial Systems — Comparisons and Contrasts
RSM2321H
Special Topics in Finance
RSM2326H How Banks Work: Management in a New Technological Age
RSM2327H Islamic Finance in Canada
RSM2328H Machine Learning and Financial Innovation
RSM2401H Data and Information Management for Business Analytics
RSM2405H
Supply Chain Management
RSM2406H
Operations Management Strategy
RSM2407H
Services Operations Management
RSM2408H
Modeling and Optimization for Decision Making
RSM2409H Management Analytics
RSM2410H Analytics and Operations Consulting
RSM2415H
Special Topics in Management Science
RSM2416H Special Topics in Operations Management
RSM2417H Special Topics in Operations Management
RSM2500H
Marketing Strategy
RSM2504H
Consumer Behaviour
RSM2505H
Strategic Marketing Communications
RSM2506H
Marketing Research
RSM2508H
Sales Management
RSM2511H
Fintech Marketing: Innovation in the Marketing of Financial Services
RSM2512H
Branding
RSM2513H
Pricing
RSM2515H
Special Topics in Marketing
RSM2516H
Special Topics in Marketing
RSM2517H
Futures Thinking: Developing Business Insight
RSM2518H
Special Topics in Marketing
RSM2519H
Managing Customer Value 2.0
RSM2520H
Special Topics in Marketing
RSM2521H
Marketing Using Information Technology
RSM2522H
Marketing and Behavioural Economics
RSM2523H Business Design Fundamentals
RSM2524H
Business Design Practicum
RSM2525H One to One Marketing
RSM2530H Special Topics in Marketing
RSM2531H Special Topics in Marketing
RSM2532H Special Topics in Marketing
RSM2601H
Organization Design
RSM2603H
Advanced Negotiations and Conflict Management
RSM2604H Managerial Negotiations
RSM2606H
Designing New Work Organizations
RSM2609H
Aligning People and Strategy
RSM2612H
Managing Talent for Global Operations
RSM2615H Special Topics in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
RSM2616H Special Topics in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
RSM2618H
The Socially Intelligent Manager
RSM2619H
Power and Influence in Organizations
RSM2620H
Leading Teams
RSM2621H
Effective Leadership
RSM2625H Business Problem Solving: A Model-Based Approach
RSM2640H Leading Social Innovation
RSM2700H Independent Study Project (Honours/Pass/Fail)
RSM2701H Global Consulting Project (Honours/Pass/Fail)
RSM2702H OnBoard (Honours/Pass/Fail)
RSM2703H CityLab (Honours/Pass/Fail)
RSM2705H C-Suite (Honours/Pass/Fail)
RSM2706H Special Topics in Finance
RSM2709H Global Practicum (Honours/Pass/Fail)
RSM2913H
Getting It Done®
RSM2918H
Multidisciplinary Special Topics
RSM2920H
Top Manager’s Perspective
RSM2922H
The Opposable Mind
RSM2923H
Business Problem Solving
JDM3619H
Digital Media Distribution (Credit/No Credit)

Management, Rotman School: Management MBA Extended Full-Time

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 9:00 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

Management, Rotman School: Management MBA Extended Full-Time Courses

Required Courses

Weighting for 1000-level courses is determined by the second digit of the four-digit course number as follows:

Second-Digit Course Weight

1
one credit hour
2
two credit hours
3
three credit hours

 

RSM1160H
Business Ethics
RSM1165H Leveraging Diverse Teams (Credit/No Credit)
RSM1201H Foundations of Strategic Management
RSM1210H
Managerial Economics
RSM1211H Economic Environment of Business
RSM1215H Decision Making with Models and Data
RSM1220H Financial Accounting and Reporting: A Global Perspective
RSM1222H
Managerial Accounting
RSM1231H Finance I: Global Markets and Valuation
RSM1232H
Finance II: Corporate Finance
RSM1240H
Operations Management
RSM1250H Managing Customer Value
RSM1260H Leading People in Organizations
RSM1282H Statistics for Management
RSM1365H0 Leadership Development Practicum (Credit/No Credit)

0 Course that may continue over a program. Credit is given when the course is completed.

Elective Courses

See the full-time MBA course section.

Management, Rotman School: Management Executive MBA

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 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

Management, Rotman School: Management Executive MBA Courses

Required Courses

Core Courses

RSM5001H Strategy 1
RSM5011H0 Capstone Project
RSM5101H Economics 1
RSM5102H Economics 2
RSM5201H Accounting 1
RSM5301H Finance 1
RSM5302H Finance 2
RSM5401H Business Operations
RSM5501H Marketing 1
RSM5600H Personal Leadership
RSM5602H Negotiations
RSM5603H The Business Environment: Ethics
RSM5604H0 Leadership Development Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
RSM5801H Quantitative Reasoning for Management

Non-core Courses

At the discretion of the Academic Director and the Vice-Dean, MBA Programs, up to four of the non-core courses may be substituted with elective courses from the list of electives offered for the Full-Time MBA and Extended Full-Time MBA (Morning/Evening) Programs. Students may also substitute up to two of the non-core courses with elective courses offered for the Global Executive Master of Business Administration (GEMBA) field. Note that the GEMBA field is only offered as part of the dual degree with Bocconi University. Available GEMBA electives vary each year. Courses will be communicated to students upon program start.

RSM2609H Aligning People with Strategy
RSM2619H Power and Influence in Organizations
RSM5002H
Strategy 2
RSM5006H
Corporate Governance
RSM5007H
International Business
RSM5009H
Topics in Strategic Management
RSM5202H
Accounting 2
RSM5291H
Business Problem Solving: A Model-Based Approach
RSM5502H
Marketing 2
RSM5601H
Organizational Leadership
RSM5605H The Thoughtful Leader
RSM5609H Special Topics in Organizational Behaviour

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed, or credit is given when the course is completed.

Management, Rotman School: Management Executive MBA; Field: Global (Dual Degree)

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 offered by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and Bocconi University’s SDA Bocconi School of Management. This offering is commonly referred to as the "Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA."

Spanning 18 months and seven business centres across four continents, the program accepts applications from full-time professionals in for-profit businesses, not-for-profit enterprises, research institutes, and entrepreneurial ventures from around the globe. 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 (people, project, and/or budget management experience).

  • Recognized undergraduate degree or equivalent.

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

Students complete 10 modules of between 5.5 and 8.5 days each, held in various cities. 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 SDA Bocconi, or exchange partner schools (with courses at the latter pre-approved by the program Academic Directors). The available Rotman electives will be communicated approximately 4 to 6 months before the summer elective period (July and August).

  • See the list of required Rotman courses below.

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years

Management, Rotman School: Management Executive MBA; Field: Global (Dual Degree) Courses

Required Courses for the Dual Degree Program, Global Executive MBA

RSM1360H
Leading People in Organizations
RSM2012H
Entrepreneurship
RSM2023H
Strategic Change and Implementation
RSM2524H
Business Design Practicum
RSM2615H Special Topics in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
RSM5001H
Strategy 1
RSM5002H
Strategy 2
RSM5007H
International Business
RSM5008H (0.25 FCE)
Corporate Governance
RSM5101H
Economics 1
RSM5201H
Accounting 1
RSM5202H
Accounting 2
RSM5301H
Finance 1
RSM5302H
Finance 2
RSM5304H
Creating Value Through Acquisitions and Private Equity
RSM5401H
Business Operations
RSM5501H
Marketing 1
RSM5602H
Negotiations
RSM5603H
The Business Environment: Ethics
RSM5604H0
Leadership Development Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
RSM5607H (0.25 FCE)
Leveraging Diverse Teams (Honours/Pass/Fail)
RSM5608H (0.25 FCE)
Business Analytics
RSM5801H
Quantitative Reasoning for Management
RSM5901H
Managing Innovation

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Elective Courses

The available Rotman electives will be communicated approximately 4 to 6 months before the summer elective period (July and August).

RSM2698H
Special Topics in Organizational Behaviour

 

Management, Rotman School: Management Executive MBA; Field: Global Healthcare and the Life Sciences

Field: Global Executive Master of Business Administration for Healthcare and the Life Sciences

Program Description

The intensive 18-month Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS) is designed for working professionals in the healthcare and life sciences industries. This field of study 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.

Over the 18 months of the program, students will partake in six international modules in some of the world's key healthcare and life sciences markets (currently three in Toronto, and one each in the San Francisco Bay area; London, United Kingdom area; and Singapore). The program is delivered in a blended model, primarily face-to-face, supplemented with online learning. It 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 Rotman 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 successfully complete a structured sequence of 23 courses with an accumulated credit weighting of 11.50. 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.

  • 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 (of between 7 and 11 days each) and study periods, held in various cities. 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

Management, Rotman School: Management Executive MBA; Field: Global Healthcare and the Life Sciences Courses

Required Courses

*At the discretion of the Academic Director and the Vice-Dean, MBA 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/Evening MBA) Programs.

RSM2020H
Health Sector Strategy and Organizations
RSM2083H
Special Topics in Strategic Management
RSM2522H
Marketing and Behavioural Economics
RSM2524H
Business Design Practicum
RSM5001H
Strategy 1
RSM5007H
International Business
RSM5013H Digital Health
RSM5014H Data Analytics and Strategic Decision-Making in Health and Life Sciences
RSM5015H0 Capstone Project
RSM5023H0 Strategic Change and Implementation
RSM5101H
Economics 1
RSM5108H Decision-Making with Models and Data
RSM5109H0 Rotman Study Tour
RSM5201H
Accounting 1
RSM5301H
Finance 1
RSM5303H Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance for Healthcare and the Life Sciences
RSM5401H
Business Operations
RSM5501H
Marketing 1
RSM5600H Personal Leadership
RSM5602H Negotiations
RSM5603H The Business Environment: Ethics
RSM5604H0 Leadership Development Practicum (Credit/No Credit)
RSM5801H
Quantitative Reasoning for Management

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed, or credit is given when the course is completed.

Management, Rotman School: Finance MF

Master of Finance

Program Description

The Master of Finance (MF) program provides the most in-depth theoretical and applied finance training currently available. Aimed at experienced working professionals, the program is delivered on Wednesday evenings and alternating Saturdays over 20 months. This enables students to advance their career without leaving work, and be able to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom immediately in the workplace. Students come from a variety of backgrounds such as financial risk, portfolio management, corporate finance, equity research, accounting, sales and trading, insurance, pensions, and legal settings.

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.

  • A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination; General Test). Exemptions from the GMAT/GRE requirement are granted to applicants who have:

    • Passed the Common Final Exam (CFE) (or former UFE) for a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

    • Passed at least the Level II examination of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

    • Graduated from the University of Toronto with high distinction (cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher).

    • Attained the professional designation in Engineering (PEng) or in Actuarial Sciences (ACIA or FCIA).

  • At least two years of full-time work experience in finance or a finance-related field is strongly recommended. Applicants who do not have the recommended work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis, particularly if accompanied by demonstrated exceptional academic and professional potential.

  • Applicants who meet all the criteria will be assessed on the basis of their application essay, grades, standardized graduate test scores, references, and professional experience by the admissions committee. Prospective students will then be invited for an admission interview. The admission decision will be based on both submitted materials and interview performance.

Program Requirements

  • Within this 20-month program (two academic years):

    • Students must complete a structured sequence of 5.75 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (11.5 half-course equivalents) taken over five sessions. 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.

RSM4113H (0.25 FCE) Macroeconomics for Finance Professionals
RSM4216H
Financial Reporting and Financial Statement Analysis
RSM4220H
Advanced Accounting Topics for Finance
RSM4310H
Foundations of Finance
RSM4314H
Risk Management and Financial Institutions
RSM4315H
Investment Banking and Corporate Valuation
RSM4317H
Analysis of Fixed Income Markets
RSM4318H
Applied Portfolio Management
RSM4319H
Forecasting Risks and Opportunities for Financial Securities
RSM4322H
Applications of Derivatives Products
RSM4323H
Investments
RSM4324H Innovations in Financial Technology

Consult the departmental website for course descriptions.

Program Length

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

Time Limit

3 years

Management, Rotman School: Financial Risk Management MFRM

Master of Financial Risk Management

Program Description

The Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM) is designed to prepare students who excel at finance and quantitative analysis for careers in this in-demand sector. A bridge between academic and professional life, this full-time, ten-month program allows students to fast-track into the finance industry — giving them a competitive edge over applicants with only an undergraduate degree.

Students will gain a better understanding of the different types of risk, the regulatory environment, and how different financial institutions manage uncertainty. They consider the ways risk is measured and managed, looking at systems and models currently used within the financial sector.

Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience during the Risk Management Project which takes place midway through the program. They will work on a real risk issue that is relevant and of interest to financial institutions. During the nine-week project, students will be taken out of the classroom and into industry, working with practising risk management professionals.

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.

  • A recognized four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent: A business, commerce, economics, mathematics, engineering, or actuarial science degree is preferred. However, other four-year undergraduate degrees will be considered if there is evidence of strong quantitative skills with a minimum B average in calculus, linear algebra, and statistics or econometrics.

  • Quantitative proficiency, usually demonstrated through the completion of university-level courses with a minimum B average, in calculus, linear algebra, and statistics and/or econometrics during the undergraduate degree.

  • Two academic references.

  • Essays (written essay, video questions, and real-time written response).

  • English-language proficiency (if required).

  • Prerequisite knowledge in the following areas, usually demonstrated through the completion of university-level courses:

    • Foundations of finance.

    • Financial accounting.

    • Investments.

    • Financial derivatives.

    • Applicants who have not completed courses in one or more of these subject areas may be offered admission conditional on successful completion of one or more qualifying examinations demonstrating equivalent knowledge.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Python coding. All offers of admission will be conditional upon the successful completion of a Python coding online course and examination. Applicants will be given access to online instruction modules in preparation for the examination and will have up to two attempts prior to the start date of the program.

  • Applicants who meet all the criteria will be assessed on the basis of their application essays, answers to video questions, grades, and references by the admissions committee. Selected applicants will then be invited for an admission interview. The admission decision will be based on both submitted materials and interview performance.

Program Requirements

Within this ten-month, full-time program (three sessions), students must complete a structured sequence of 11 half courses (5.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]). 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. The courses in the program are:

RSM6301H
Topics in Financial Risk
RSM6302H
Financial Markets, Risk, and Institutions
RSM6303H
Regulation of Financial Institutions
RSM6304H
Operational Risk
RSM6305H
Credit Risk
RSM6306H
Probabilistic Modelling for Risk-Informed Decisions
RSM6307H
Macroeconomics for Financial Risk Management Professionals
RSM6308H
Advanced Investments
RSM6310H
Derivative Models for Risk Management
RSM6311H
Rotman Risk Management Project
RSM6313H Innovations in Financial Technology

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Management, Rotman School: Management Analytics MMA

Master of Management Analytics

Program Description

The professional Master of Management Analytics (MMA) degree program offers a curriculum that combines analytical depth with a focus on business issues and applications. Analytical depth is provided by courses on acquisition and structuring of data, predictive and prescriptive analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, decision analysis, and simulation modelling. Courses applying analytics to business feature the use of analytics in marketing, operations, supply chain management, accounting, and finance. Students are exposed to real-life application of management analytics through the analytics practicum.

The MMA degree program is offered over 11 months using a cohort-based model. Students must complete a structured sequence of 13 half-course equivalents (6.5 full-course equivalents [FCEs]) on a full‐time basis. 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. The MMA is designed for pre-experience graduates.

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.

  • Appropriate four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent: Given the nature of the MMA program, degrees in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Science, Economics, and Commerce will be preferred, but degrees from any program where there is a significant quantitative and computational component will be considered.

  • Quantitative proficiency: Evidence of a high level of proficiency (a minimum B average) in quantitative subjects is required. Mastery of mathematics is essential including, at a minimum, calculus and linear algebra, as are courses covering probability and statistics. In cases where evidence of quantitative proficiency is not obvious, applicants must provide supplemental evidence.

  • Computational proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency in computer programming. This may be demonstrated through a minimum B average in one or more courses in computer science or in courses relying extensively on computer programming. In cases where evidence of computational proficiency is not obvious, applicants must provide supplemental evidence.

  • English-language proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate the ability to communicate in English in one of the following ways:

    • An undergraduate or graduate degree from a university at which the language of instruction and examination was English.

    • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction is not English must achieve a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 100. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may be considered in special circumstances with a minimum score of 7.0 required.

  • Two academic references.

  • Essays (written essay, video questions, and real-time written response).

  • All successful applicants are expected to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstration of academic ability; a high Graduate Management Admission (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is encouraged, though it is not mandatory.

  • Applicants who meet all the criteria will be assessed on the basis of their application essays, answers to the video questions, grades, and references by the admissions committee. Selected applicants will then be invited for an admission interview. The admission decision will be based on both submitted materials and interview performance.

Program Requirements

  • Students must be on campus by early to mid-August.

  • Within this three-session program, students must complete a structured sequence of 6.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (13 half-course equivalents).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. The courses in the program are:

RSM8224H Analytic Insights Using Accounting and Financial Data
RSM8411H Structuring and Visualizing Data for Analytics
RSM8413H
Big Data Analytics
RSM8414H Tools for Probabilistic Models and Prescriptive Analytics
RSM8423H Optimizing Supply Chain Management and Logistics
RSM8431Y0 Analytics Colloquia
RSM8432H0 Management Analytics Practicum
RSM8502H
Data-Based Management Decisions
RSM8512H
Modeling Tools for Predictive Analytics
RSM8521H Leveraging AI and Deep Learning Tools in Marketing
RSM8522H
Analytics for Marketing Strategy
RSM8901H Analytics in Management

Program Length

3 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

0 Course that may continue over a program. The course is graded when completed.

Management, Rotman School: Professional Accounting GDipPA

Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting

Program Description

The Rotman Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (GDipPA) is an excellent way to gain advanced standing in the pursuit of a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) certification. This 12-week summer program deepens knowledge of accounting while satisfying four modules of the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). The program helps prepare students for the Common Final Examination (CFE) and allows them to advance straight to the Capstone 1 module in the CPA PEP.

The program takes advantage of the depth of accounting expertise at the Rotman School as well as its long-standing commitment to professional accounting education.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Admission to the program is available to students in Year 4 or to recent graduates of the following University of Toronto undergraduate programs:

    • Rotman's Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Specialist).

    • University of Toronto Mississauga's Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Specialist).

    • University of Toronto Scarborough's Bachelor of Business Administration (Specialist in Management and Accounting).

  • University of Toronto students who are not currently completing one of the accounting specialist programs are required to take specific courses to be considered as applicants to the GDipPA program.

  • Applicants from outside the University of Toronto: The accreditation that the University of Toronto has received from CPA Ontario specifies that only candidates with University of Toronto degrees, or equivalent, may be given advanced standing in the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP). In determining whether a degree from another Canadian university is equivalent, the admissions committee will review each submitted application individually. Prior to applying, applicants are encouraged to ensure that the courses they have taken meet the requirements for entry into CPA PEP.

  • Course requirements:

    • Successful completion of all the courses required for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) as determined with CPA Ontario:

      • Required core courses: a minimum overall average of 70%.

      • Each individual core course: a minimum grade of 60%.

      • Each individual non-core course: a passing grade or 50%, whichever is higher.

  • Applicants who meet all the criteria will be assessed on the basis of their application package and grades by the admissions committee. Selected applicants may be invited for an admission interview.

Program Requirements

Students must complete a structured sequence of 2.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) (five half 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. The courses in the program are:

RSM7201H
Advanced Financial Reporting
RSM7202H
Advanced Taxation
RSM7203H
Advanced Topics in Assurance and Control
RSM7301H
Finance and Professional Practice
RSM7204H
Integration and Analysis

Program Length

1 session full-time (typical registration sequence: S)

Time Limit

2 years