Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
Estd 1950Established Year

Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is amongst the top-run business schools in Canada. The school offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in business administration, finance, and commerce. Rotman also has the option of joint degrees in disciplines including law, global affairs, and engineering. The Master of Finance program at Rotman is highly acclaimed globally. The Bachelor’s program at Rotman’s is named Rotman Commerce.


  • Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018- #86 globally.
  • QS World University Rankings 2018, Master of Finance program- #14.
  • Among Top Ten Worldwide by Financial Times for Faculty Research.
  • Canada’s #1 Business School for consecutive 10 years by the Financial Times.

Key Features

  • 23 partner Universities in 16 countries for International Exchange Program.
  • Capstone Course to apply modeling and problem-solving skills to real business problems and develop strategic solutions.
  • Impact Consulting Group for MBA students to deliver high-quality consulting services to corporates.
  • Rotman Commerce- unique program offered jointly by Rotman School of Management and Faculty of Arts and Science.

Student Satisfaction

  • Professors are a mix of acclaimed researchers and industry professionals.
  • Dedicated career services to help the students with internship and career opportunities.


Type of UniversityPublic
Basic Tuition Fee – Undergraduate Canadian StudentsCAD 55,000
Basic Tuition Fee - Undergraduate International StudentsCAD 185,000
Basic Tuition Fee - Graduate Canadian StudentsCAD 1,04,380
Basic Tuition Fee - Graduate International StudentsCAD 1,16,610
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL IBT, IELTS, GMAT, GRE

Campus and Residential Facilities

  • Rotman School of Management Campus Location- Toronto.
  • Blocks away from the city’s business center
  • Offers a wide variety of academic and research via partnerships between Rotman and the corporate world.

University of Toronto Housing Services offers extensive support to students looking for on-campus or off-campus housing.

  • All Full-time Undergraduate get guaranteed on-campus residence space for the 1st year
  • Dorm-style single and double rooms with communal dining areas.
  • Self-contained shared apartment-style residences
  • Capacity of residence- 5300+ students
  • Off-campus housing- nearest neighborhood is Annex.
  • Home-stay, rentals, etc. available here.
  • Basic monthly off-campus housing- CAD 900 - CAD 1,353.

Programs, Faculties and Divisions

ProgramDurationIntakeSpecializationCo-op/InternshipAdditional Criteria
Rotman Commerce4 yearsFallAccounting/ Finance and Economics/ Management12- or 16-month paid internshipInternational Exchange in Year 3
Master of Business Administration (MBA)2 yearsFall16 majors including Innovation and Entrepreneurship/ Leadership and Change Management/ Real Estate/ Management Analytics/ Sustainability etc.Flexible Internship program of up to 4 months, after Year 1-
Master of Financial Risk Management (MFRM)8 monthsFall-2-month applied Risk Management Project-
Master of Management Analytics9 monthsFall---
Ph.D.5 years (average)FallAccounting/ Economic Analysis and Policy/ Finance/ Marketing/ Operations Management and Statistics/ Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management/ Strategic Management200 hours of mandatory teaching assistance or research assistance workHighly competitive entry. Only 15-20 students are selected from a pool of 400-500 applicants every year.


  • MBA programs in the part-time mode for working professionals.
  • 1-year Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, and Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences for professionals.
  • Double degree option- MBA with Law, BASc., PharmaD or a Master in Global Affairs (MGA)

All you need to know about Application Process


Document Requirement

Rotman Commerce

Scanned copies of Transcripts at the time of Application.

Language Proficiency Test Scores

Supplemental Essays

Video Response to a randomly generated question


Application Form and Fees

Scanned copies of Transcripts at the time of Application.

GMAT Score

Language Proficiency Test Scores

Supplementary Documents:


Essay/Reflection Question


Application Form and Fees

Scanned copies of Transcripts at the time of Application.

GMAT Score

Language Proficiency Test Scores


1 written essay, 2 video questions and 1 real-time written response


Application Form and Fees

Scanned copies of Transcripts at the time of Application.

Language Proficiency Test Scores

Academic Recommendations

1 written essay, 2 video questions and 1 real-time written response


Application Form and Fees

Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended

Letter of Intent

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Two Reference Letters.

GMAT or GRE score.

Language Proficiency Test Score

Language Proficiency Tests

Accepted TestsRequired Scores
For Graduate Programs
IELTS Academic7.0, with no component less than 6.5
TOEFL IBT100 with no section less than 22
For Undergraduate Programs
IELTS Academic6.5, with no component less than 6.0
TOEFL IBT100 with no section less than 22
CAELOverall score of 70 and no part below 60
MELABOverall score of 85, with no part below 80

How, When and Where to Apply?

-Application DeadlineDecision By
MBA Round 1October 1, 2018December 14, 2018
MBA Round 2January 7, 2019March 8, 2019
MBA Round 3March 4, 2019May 3, 2019
MBA Round 4April 29, 2019May 31, 2019
-Application DeadlineDocument Deadline
MFRM Round 1November 30December 15
MFRM Round 2February 1February 15
MMA Round 1November 28-
MMA Round 2February 15-
Ph.D.January 1January 7
Rotman CommerceJanuary 19 (extended)February 1
  • Undergraduate application is through OUAC
  • Graduate Application is through the official website of Rotman

Steps to apply

  • Choose Program of Study and Check for the Admission and English Language Requirements
  • Submit Application within Application Deadline
  • Submit academic and supplementary documents within the deadline.
  • Access U of T Student Portal for updates
  • Apply for Residence till March 31.
Canadian/US ApplicantsCAD90
International ApplicantsCAD180

What after you get admission?

Accept offer by following the instructions as listed in the admission offer package.

Please note that as soon as Admission Offer is issued, apply for Study Permit from the IRCC, Government of Canada.

Cost and Expenses

Fee applicable for September 2018 intake are tabulated here:

MFRMCAD 44,280CAD 61,880
MBACAD 104,380CAD 116,610
MMACAD 46,000CAD 63,000
Rotman CommerceCAD 55,000CAD 185,000

Tuition and Academic fees are included in the financial package offered to incoming Ph.D. students.

Residence rates for 2018-2019

Accommodation TypeResidence Fee
Undergraduate AccommodationCAD 11,145 - CAD 19,052.22 (September – April) *
Graduate House (Single/Double Occupancy)CAD 794 - CAD 1161 (Monthly Charges)

Scholarship and Financial Aids

Over CAD 4 million in financial aid to deserving students.


Name of ScholarshipAmountApplicable forNumber of ScholarshipApplication Deadline
MGA Student ScholarshipCAD 2000 - CAD 8000Entrance scholarship for students enrolling into MGA program--
RJS I-Think ScholarshipCAD 4,000 per yearRotman Commerce student who has successfully completed the I-Think program in the Desautels Centre for Integrative Thinking at Rotman’s1Applicant has to submit a letter describing the personal impact of the I-Think Program along with a reference letter.
The Connaught International ScholarshipCAD 10,000 annuallyNew international full-time doctoral applicants.-Application deadline set by individual Grad Unit.


Name of the BursaryAmountApplicable for
James Davie Bursary in Commerce and FinanceCAD 1,500Financially needy student entering year I Commerce with an ’A ’average


Name of AwardAmountApplicable for
GRI Entrance AwardsCAD 2,500 to CAD 15,000incoming MFRM students demonstrating exceptional merit
Women’s Excellence AwardsUp to CAD 5,000incoming MMA students demonstrating exceptional merit

Work While You Study

A full-time international student with a valid Study Permit and SIN is eligible to work in Canada, with some conditions.


Rotman Students have the option of on-campus part-time employment opportunities.


  • Rotman Commerce – 12-16 month paid internship (optional)
  • MBA – 1 work-term Flexible Internship Program
  • MFRM - Mandatory 2-month real-time applied risk management project

Work after Graduation

Commerce Career Centre assists Rotman Commerce students with exclusive access to job postings, specialized workshops and events, networking opportunities, and other career-planning resources.

  • organizes career workshops and skill-building sessions
  • collaborates with industry clubs to connect students with prospective employers.

Alumni Network

Lifelong career support and learning opportunities to its alumni. Other advantages include alumni events, library access, complementary faculty club membership and Rotman Magazine etc.

A few of the distinguished alumni of Rotman are:

John CassadayMBA ’81President and Chief Executive Officer, Corus Entertainment Inc.
Bill DowneMBA ’78CEO, BMO Financial Group
John HastingsMBA ’82Chairman and CEO, Citibank Canada
Kathleen R PeacockMBA ’79Managing Director, Deloitte
Joanna RotenbergJD/MBA ’01Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategy, BMO Financial Group
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