The Rotman School is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and academic excellence at the heart of Canada’s multicultural commercial capital. Rotman 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. We're located just blocks from Canada's commercial and financial hub, where we nurture vital collaborations and career-building opportunities. And from the heart of one of the world's most dynamic and culturally diverse cities, we're connected to the world through a network of business and research partners and globally engaged alumni.

Truly global, distinctly personal. Offered by two leading business schools, the Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA is a transformative program with a highly personalized focus on leadership development.Spanning 18 months and four continents, the program will transform the way you think, network and do business internationally. Hosted in international business hubs, the Rotman-SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA allows you to network with thought leaders, develop your career strategy, and broaden your impact as a leader – globally. The benefits of the Rotman-SDA Bocconi program are both personal and professional. You gain an internationally recognized degree from two of the world’s most prestigious universities, and access to some of the top business minds anywhere.

Our students are accomplished mid-to-senior level professionals from across a wide range of industries and job functions around the globe. On average, our students have 14 years of professional work experience, 9 of which is management / leadership experience. The average age of our cohort is 38 years.

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What we're looking for

At Rotman, we look for intellectually curious individuals with high potential for leadership and professional achievement.

If this sounds like you, the first step is to send your resume to our admissions team at . A member of our tesm will get in touch with you to discuss your professional trajectory and career goals, and to help you showcase your best qualities in the application. After reviewing your work and academic history, we can help guide you through the application process.

Admission criteria

The following basic criteria are used in assessing applicants. Due to the competitive nature of admissions to the program, successful candidates tend to exceed the minimum requirements.

Minimum admission requirements:

  • 5+ years of full-time work experience
  • 2+ years of mid-to-senior management experience (people, project or budget management)
  • Recognized undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the GMAT/GRE or the equivalent Rotman EDT test
  • Current full-time employment
  • English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS score required for non-English language degrees

Program fee:

$100,000 USD* (for 2021 entry year)

* Please note that the payment dates, tuition, incidental and ancillary fees are set annually by the University and are subject to change at the Governing Council’s meeting in the spring.

Fees include:

  • Tuition
  • Core course materials
  • Accommodation in modules excluding Toronto and Milan
  • Selected class-day meals

Student is responsible for:

  • Travel visas*
  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Toronto and Milan
  • Incidentals

Merit Awards & Scholarships:

$300,000 USD in merit-based entrance award funding available. These awards are based on exceptional merit above the minimum admission criteria.

For general admission inquiries, please email:

If you would like to book a Connect & Chat appointment or a Resume Pre-Assessment appointment, please reach out to:

Anna Brady
Assistant Director, Recruitment and Admissions 
Professional MBA and Specialized Programs

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