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  • Henry Ford once famously said that customers could get the Model T in any color they wanted, as long as it was black. But freedom of choice is a good thing, especially when it comes to your MBA program.

    Many part-time MBAs, even those that are highly ranked and well-regarded, have a regimented schedule. You show up the same nights for two years and ... Read More

  • While an MBA is an investment in your career and in yourself, it’s also just a major investment. For many, the cost of an MBA is not worth the ROI they will receive down the road. But according to the 2017 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey, the overwhelming majority of business master’s graduates have found their degree immensely helpful:

    91 ... Read More

  • One of the things people look forward to when they graduate college is finally being done with classes and being able to join the workforce. But before long, many people realize that they just can’t get where they want to go in their career on a bachelor’s degree alone. Because of its broad applicability and reputation for demanding a higher salary, ... Read More

  • The MBA remains one of the best decisions you can make for your career. According to the 2016 GMAC Corporate Recruiter Survey, the demand for employees and job candidates with an MBA is the highest it’s been in a decade. Likewise, the 2017 GMAC Alumni Perspectives Survey revealed that 93 percent of MBA and business master’s degree students found ... Read More

  • Ultimately, very few people pursue an MBA to stand firm in the field, company, or role in which they currently serve. By giving you a broad overview of primary business functions, a deeper level of understanding than a bachelor’s degree in business, and the chance to focus your skills in one or more areas of business, an MBA helps you create new ... Read More

  • As the name suggests, executive MBA programs are not for everyone. They require a level of experience and accomplishment above and beyond that of most MBA programs. But what makes them so unique, and is there really that much of a difference?

    MBA programs all offer a chance to learn more, specialize in a field of interest, and look great on your ... Read More

  • An MBA gives you instant credibility within your organization and on your resume. It indicates that you have expertise and a broad working knowledge of many business functions, giving you a leg up on other candidates who lack that level of experience. There are three primary ways to earn your MBA — in a full-time on-campus program, online, or ... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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