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  • There are many reasons why students choose Rotman for their MBA. In this post, we’d like to focus on our dynamic group of Colombians in the Class of 2018. Here’s what they’re saying:

    “I think Rotman really sets itself apart with its integrated approach to teaching and its concentration on design thinking. Plus, half the students ... Read More

  • Each year, we post a few tips to “unlock” the admissions essay. Many of you have reached about this year’s essay and asked for advice on how to approach our new question. So, here it is …

    Essay Question: When you reflect 10 years from now, how will you measure your MBA experience? (500 words)

    Completing the MBA is a big decision. At ... Read More

  • What’s changed? Our essay question – this year we are asking you to reflect back 10 years after completing your MBA and share with us how you will measure your MBA experience at that point in time. We also increased the word limit from 250 to 500. Our hope in extending the word limit is that you will have even more freedom to express yourself ... Read More

  • Although the hiring market for MBA graduates has improved over the past several years to pre-recession levels, the outlook is stronger than it has been since before the recession, according to the GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey.

    An excellent barometer of hiring trends, the 2016 GMAC survey, conducted with survey partners EFMD, MBA CSEA and 109 business ... Read More

  • Over my last twelve years with the Kelley School of Business, I have had the honor to affect change and grow professionally within this dynamic organization.  When I joined Kelley in 2004, I was a young Student Affairs professional who had never taken a business course.  Dean Roger Schmenner and Executive Director Jane Lambert were looking for an Read More

  • They’re here! The class of 2018 is officially 4 days into orientation at Rotman and the energy at 105 St. George is incredible.

    More of a ‘deep dive’ on this class profile in coming weeks. Here are just a couple of highlights:


    This is the most internationally diverse cohort to date. 38 nationalities from 52 birth countries ... Read More

  • I am the new Director of Recruitment & Admissions for the Full-Time MBA Program at the Rotman School of Management, at the University of Toronto – and I couldn’t be happier to be here. In fact, I chose to move across Canada to be here. One of the biggest reasons why I decided to join Rotman was because of its reputation as one of the ... Read More

  • The Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is one of the most recognized qualifications in finance. Whether you plan to work in the U.S. or internationally, a CFA will deliver skills you can take with you anywhere.

    Increasingly, firms are finding that the advantages of CFAs over MBAs are hard to overlook. While an MBA will prepare you for leadership ... Read More

  • According to CNN Money, real estate development is one of the hottest jobs in the U.S., projecting 12 percent growth over the next 10 years. Emerging from the housing bubble and the subsequent recession, development is once again on the upswing.

    Rise of the 18-Hour City One of the key trends in the recent and future growth and stabilization of development ... Read More

  • Happy Holidays!

    by Rotman Admissions Blog on December 17, 2015

    Hard to believe that it’s already the middle of December!  I guess it’s true when they say time flies when you are having fun.  I’ve been having a lot of fun and have actually moved into a new role at Rotman as Managing Director for the Full-Time MBA Program and enjoying diving in to run the business of the Program – a great ... Read More

  • When Nicole Garcia returned to school to get her EMBA, the move came with a steep learning curve. “I wasn’t a business major as an undergrad, and there was an 18-year separation between completing my undergrad — I have a degree in communications — and I had never taken a business course before,” she remembers. “So are there things, ... Read More

  • Business school alumni and employers agree: For best results, just add MBA. The degree appears to be synonymous with success for both groups in 2015, according to the latest survey data from GMAC. Coupled with clear evidence of the lifelong and exceptional value of the MBA, it’s never felt so right to cheer “best year ever” from the b-school rooftops.

    An ... Read More

  • They’re here! It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago I joined the Rotman Full-Time MBA Recruitment and Admissions Team to support the team in recruiting the Class of 2017. As a transplant from the Career Centre I was quite sure that I would be able to hit the ground running and help the team bring in the best and most capable class that ... Read More

  • Professor Emeritus Marianne Jennings says with a laugh that she “failed miserably” at retirement. “Failure” is a word that Jennings’ friends and students would never associate with her name. She’s better known for her wide smile, her talent for inspiring and engaging students, and her forthright opinions.

    Jennings retired in December 2011 ... Read More

  • We are officially live with all components of the 2016 application for Rotman’s full-time MBA Program!  Our team is already out travelling the world to meet prospective applicants for our next class (Fall 2016 intake) and with the Round 1 deadline next month so it seemed like the right time to share some background on what you can expect from ... Read More

  • Everyone thinks about what their future holds when they walk across that stage and receive a diploma. But graduation is also a perfect time to ask what you got out of the experience. What will you take with you into your new life and career?

    Those same thoughts came to mind for the W. P. Carey class of 2015. For Seth Fleming, a Full-time ... Read More

  • It’s a banner year for business school students and alumni. From MBA programs to specialized master’s degrees in accounting, management, finance, and beyond, things are looking good across the board — and around the world.

    According to the GMAC 2015 Corporate Recruiters Survey, “2015 may well turn out to be the best year so far ... Read More


    In preparation for tomorrow’s Math Refresher Workshop at Rotman, we sat down with Sergey Kouk, Senior Trainer at Admit Master GMAT Prep and shared some frequently asked questions from test-takers.

    Here’s what the expert had to say:

    Q) I don’t have a quant background. How should I approach the GMAT?

    A) GMAT is one of the hardest tests ... Read More

  • Having already experienced so much in my first year of the W. P. Carey EMBA program, I was really looking forward to visiting Zappos in Las Vegas over the summer. It was a rare look behind the curtain at one of the most forward-thinking companies around. The most interesting aspect about our visit to me was that even after 17 years of operation ... Read More

  • After a fantastic year away – it is so great to be back at Rotman! In some ways it seems like no time has passed at all, but in others I certainly feel like I’ve been away forever.  I’m very excited to be back in the Admissions world and to dive into recruiting for 2016.  I’ve truly missed the energy of this place – ... Read More

  • This year Rotman launched its new major in Sustainability (which brings the number of majors we offer at Rotman to 14). To coincide with this, we thought it would be a great opportunity to speak to all of the incredible things our students can get involved in on campus and beyond when it comes to sustainability.

    The Sustainability Major

    If you are ... Read More

  • “If I hadn’t gone to business school, I would be ill-prepared for the challenge of becoming CEO of one of the country’s fastest growing companies,” Scott Gates told Poets & Quants upon being named its Best EMBA of the Class of 2015. “It is not an exaggeration to say that my MBA has fundamentally changed the way I look at and approach ... Read More

  • Last week I received an e-mail from a student I met at a fair several months back.  He was asking me for a follow-up meeting and was interested in booking a class visit with one of our Ambassadors.  He reached out to me via e-mail with the following:

    “Hey Afrodite I hope u have been well!  I wanted to take u up on that class visit u mentioned ... Read More

  • Rotman never slows down! This has been a fact since I started here in 2010.

    Round 4 deadline is already over and the admissions team is very busy with the next round of applications. Although we are fast approaching September, we still have one more application deadline-that is June 1st!

    In the meantime, we’re busy working with our partners at various ... Read More

  • In the years since the W. P. Carey School of Business began offering an MBA program online more than a decade ago, it has become a fast-growing option for students around the world. But all online degrees are not the same.

    U.S. News & World Report first began ranking online MBA programs in 2012, and W. P. Carey has been ranked ... Read More

  • Here at Rotman, getting to know your classmates, learning from them and having some fun along the way is one of the highlights of our MBA experience. You might be wondering, with 350 students in each intake, how is this even possible? Read on to find out!

    Before the school year begins

    The weekend before school starts, all of our students take part ... Read More

  • Although the admissions criteria for our Full-Time MBA program are quite straightforward, when we look at things from each candidate’s perspective, things can get tricky! For instance, if you’re a young professional, you might have questions around the work experience requirement. If you hold a professional designation – or working towards one ... Read More

  • Forecasting. How well can you do it?

    During the past two years in the W. P. Carey MBA program, I’ve learned several elements of building an operations model in the supply chain. We learn about concepts such as bullwhip effect down the supply chain, lead time, maintaining a safety stock, and even the batch size and frequency of ordering ... Read More

  • Over the last couple of years, our Career Centre has really stepped up its game and is helping our students explore career opportunities in new and innovative ways. Here’s a sample of some of the cool services that our Career Centre offers!

    1) Your Career Coach: Your Career Coach is assigned to you at the beginning of the program and remains with ... Read More

  • Although the admissions criteria for our Full-Time MBA program are quite straightforward, when we look at things from each candidate’s perspective, things can get tricky! For instance; if you’re a young professional, you might have questions around the work experience requirement. If you hold a professional designation-or working towards ... Read More

  • An MBA program deepens your knowledge, builds new skills, and makes you a more effective leader. But there are things you can’t learn in a classroom, development that could help you go a long way in your career that you may not have access to over a two-year program.

    That’s why the W. P. Carey School of Business developed Executive Connections. ... Read More

  • This past weekend we welcomed 88 prospective and incoming students to campus for the Rotman Problem Solving Challenge. Competitors traveled from far and wide to solve an unstructured, real-world business problem on wearable technology in the realm of education.  After releasing the challenge question in January, we asked participants to submit a written ... Read More