A Comprehensive Guide to Apply for Full Time MBA at Rotman School of Management 
Admissions Requirement | Class Profile | Fees | Admission Deadlines | Ranking | Placements

The Rotman School of Management is the most globally recognized business school in Canada, consistently placing in the Top 20 for its faculty research and thought leadership according to Financial Times ranking. As a part of University of Toronto, Rotman is widely recognized worldwide to be Canada’s top research university and a global centre of research and academic excellence. 
Located in the heart of the Toronto city, that is, Downtown Toronto, Rotman School of Management offers the largest Full time MBA program in Canada and is placed in the top 20 business schools in Canada.
Ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live and work, Toronto offers the students the best of both worlds and is often described as ‘the most multicultural city in the world’.  
The 14,000 Rotman alumni spread across 70 countries offers the incoming candidates one of the biggest advantages and makes this a powerful asset for you throughout your post-MBA career. The application deadlines for the fall intake has been announced and the university will open its doors to accepting applications for the Full-Time MBA Class of 2024 (starting in September 2022) beginning on August 9, 2021. With exactly 1 month for the application race to begin, we bring to you all the crucial components related to the admission to the full time Rotman MBA. 
This article will walk you through the important aspects regarding the admissions information: 

  • Rotman School of Management admission information
  • Application deadline for Rotman MBA Class of 2024 
  • Eligibility criteria for Rotman School of Management
  • Fee schedule for full time Rotman MBA 
  • Rotman MBA Class Profile of 2022
  • Rotman School of Management Placement reports for full time MBA 
  • Rotman MBA top recruiters 
  • Useful Links and General Information 
  • Frequently Asked Questions – Rotman MBA 

Rotman School of Management Admission Information 

What are the admission criteria?

  • Undergraduate degree 
  • GMAT/GRE score
  • Work experience 
  • Professional references 
  • Essay and video interview 

There is no minimum GMAT score. However, GMAT scores are looked at in relation to the applicants’ pool. Last year’s average GMAT score was about 670. We will discuss each of these aspects in detail. 

Rotman Full time MBA Application Deadlines 2021-22 

The Full-Time MBA program combines 16 months of intense academic study with an opportunity for a paid internship during one of three 4-month periods during your second year: Summer (May-August), Fall (September-December), or Winter (January-April). 
The application cycle for the Full-Time MBA Class of 2024 starting in September 2022 opens on August 9, 2021. 

Application Rounds Deadlines Decision 
Early Round September 3, 2021October 15, 2021
Round 1 October 4, 2021December 10, 2021
Round 2January 10, 2022March 11, 2022
Round 3March 7, 2022April 29, 2022
Round 4April 25, 2022June 3, 2022

Eligibility Criteria for Rotman full time MBA 2022 Fall Intake 

Before proceeding ahead with the online application submission, a few basic criteria that needs to be met to apply for the Rotman MBA program:

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree with a final year average of at least mid-B from a recognized university.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final year of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. 
  • For international applicants (outside Canada), check the International Degree Equivalencies site to calculate your GPA.
  • A valid GMAT/GRE score 
  • A minimum of two years of full-time work experience is required to apply for a full time Rotman MBA. 

Along with meeting  the minimum eligibility criteria detailed out above, an applicant also needs to submit the below documents in the online application form:

  1. Before submitting an application, the candidate has to submit two requests for professional recommendation. Online reference forms are then sent to be completed by your referees. 
  2. An essay revealing your spike factor (something unique about yourself) that you believe will contribute to the Rotman community and is aligned with Rotman values. (up to 1000 words). 

Rotman full time MBA Fee Schedule 2022 Fall Intake 

The tuition fees charged for each session of registration have three components:

  • Academic fee
  • Rotman ancillary fees
  • University incidental fees

The estimated annual tuition fees for the Full-Time MBA Class of 2024 starting the MBA program in September 2022, are listed below in Canadian dollars (CAD) and US dollars (USD). 

                                                                    Full Time Rotman MBA Academic Fees 
 Total Academic Fee 1st Year Academic Fee2nd Year Academic Fee 
Canadian Citizens and PR holders CAD $94,854
USD $74,512
CAD $48,270
USD $36,347
CAD $48,584
USD $38,165
International students on a study permit CAD $131,120
USD $103,001
CAD $64,910
USD $50,990
CAD $66,210
USD $52,011

In addition to the annual academic fee noted above, students are required to submit payment for University incidental fees* and Rotman ancillary fees. The Rotman ancillary fees amount to approximately CAD $650, for the first year of the MBA program. 

Being one of the most expensive cities to live in, apart from the basic tuition fee and ancillary fees, health insurance plan (automatically added to the fee invoices amounts to CAD $612), a student has to keep in mind additional living expenses such as accommodation, food, transportation, textbooks and laptop. The overall typical living expenses can range from  CAD $20,000 to $28,000. 

Rotman full time MBA Class of 2022: Class Profile 

The full time MBA class at Rotman is not only the largest of any business schools in Canada, but it is also the most diverse. Glancing through the class of 2022 with a class strength of 275 shows that 51% of the students are international and 44% are women, representing 38 countries. 

Rotman – Pre-MBA Academic Background Class of 2022 

The majority of the class comes from a business/commerce (33%) or engineering (29%) background. Following is a breakdown of the Rotman MBA Class of 2022 by pre-MBA academic background:

Rotman – Pre-MBA Industry Background Class of 2022 

If enrolled at the Rotman MBA, you can guarantee to meet and study with a diverse profile of students who hold experiences in 20+ industries with financial services (33%) making the largest share of the pool followed by technology (12%) and consulting (11%). Following is a breakdown of the Rotman MBA Class of 2022 by pre-MBA industry background:

Rotman full time MBA Placement Report Class of 2020

Rotman is steps away from the head offices of all five of Canada’s largest banks, top global consulting firms, and international organizations across all sectors, making it easy for students to connect face-to-face with top employers and local alumni for coffee chats. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lockdown, the university launched various campaigns to constantly engage the students with the prospective recruiters. Hire a Student LinkedIn Campaign highlighting 2020 graduates across all programs along with industry events such as alumni coffee chats, lunch and learns and industry roundtables – the university expanded the job leads beyond traditional career paths and shifted focus on emerging industries including technology and healthcare.

For the class of 2020, 89% of full time MBA students were employed by the end of 2020. And 72% of full time Rotman MBA students were employed within 3 months of graduation. Below is a breakdown of the placement statistics for full time MBA salaries by industry (CAD). 

Rotman MBA: Major Recruiters 

Consulting | Consumer Goods |Education | Energy | Financial Services | Government | Legal | Healthcare | Manufacturing | Non profit 
Real Estate | Communications/Media | Retail | Logistics| Healthcare | Technology/Telecommunications | Professional Services/Others 

Rotman School of Management – Useful Links 

Admissions InfoTo know more visit here. 
Address Rotman School of Management
105, St. George Street, 
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6 
Email address for Admission Information[email protected]
Full time MBA 

Frequently Asked Questions – Rotman School of Management

Q: How long is the full time MBA in Rotman School of Management? 
A: The full time MBA at Rotman School of Management is of 2 years. The applications for the fall 2022 intake are now open. 

Q: How many seats are available in the full time MBA? 
A: The Full-Time MBA Program has approximately 350 spaces. 

Q: Do I need to wait until an application deadline to apply? 
A: No. While the university makes admission decisions by each admission,  they review applications on a rolling basis.

Q: What is a competitive GMAT score for a Rotman MBA? 
A: The average GMAT score for Rotman school of management MBA incoming class of 2022 is 670. While the university values a holistic approach to admissions and applicants with a score of 550 or higher are encouraged to apply.  The Rotman School of Management is one of the top b schools and the profiles are very competitive. 

Q: If I am unable to write my GMAT/GRE test due to test center closures in my country, are there test waivers being offered and will this impact my application in any way? 
A: Both GMAT and GRE are being offered online and we encourage all applicants to take the test in advance of the deadlines. While a candidate can submit the application without a GMAT score, we would not assess applications that are missing the test scores or any other components that are marked mandatory. 

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