First-Year Full Time MBA Term 4 Electives

General Information

Our expectation is that all MBA courses will be delivered remotely as online courses. We have the capabilities to facilitate both synchronous and asynchronous online delivery. Please refer to each course fact sheet for more details.
If, over the term, we are able to return to the classroom, each instructor will be able to decide whether they want to remain fully online for the duration of the summer term or take advantage of the opportunity for in-class learning. However, students will be able to complete all our courses over the summer from anywhere. We assure you that students who are participating remotely will not be disadvantaged.

Full-Time MBA students are required to complete three elective courses (1.5 credit weight) in Term 4 of their first year. These electives are considered separately from the broader MBA elective courses taken in the second year of the program.

You may use this optional form to plan out your courses.

Course Packages

Course Packages for all first year courses (excluding the core electives) are included in the ancillary fees for all students enrolled in a Rotman MBA degree program. During the electives phrase (i.e. last term of your first year and the entire second year), course packages are not included in the program fees. It is the responsibility of the student to purchase course packages directly from our provider.

Key Dates

EventDate
Course Selection Period OpensThursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Course Selection Period ClosesTuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Course Allocation ResultsThursday, February 18, 2021
Add/Drop Phase 1 Period OpensThursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m
Add/Drop Phase 1 Period ClosesMonday, February 22, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Add/Drop Phase 2 Period OpensTuesday, February 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
Add/Drop Site ClosesWednesday, March 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Final Date to Drop Only Without Academic PenaltyFriday, March 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
(For intensive courses, please refer to the schedule)
*Requests to drop must be accompanied by instructor’s signature and AD must have been notified

Term 4 Elective Course List

The following elective courses are available during Term 4 of the first year, organized by functional area. Click on each course to view a synopsis of what can be expected.

Strategy

Economic Analysis and Policy

Accounting

Finance

Operations Management and Statistics

Marketing

Organizational Behaviour / Human Resource Management

Term 4 Electives Schedule

Condensed Format (Off-Cycle) Courses

In addition to the regular six-week term, some first year elective courses may be offered in condensed format, such as four full days or weekends only. Should students decide to enroll in a course offered in a condensed format, they should be prepared to commit a significant amount of out-of-class time to the readings, daily deliverables, group meetings, etc. Please consider commitments and make appropriate decisions about the ability to be fully engaged in this type of course. Should students anticipate any absences, drop the course by the term deadline and replace it with another one that will fit their schedule.

Electives Schedule

  • Term 4: 8 March–18 April 2021
  • Final Exam Period: 19–27 April 2021

Term 4 Electives course schedule runs four to six weeks long, followed by a final exam period. All 2000-level courses are elective courses.

In Term 4, students take RSM1222HS – Managerial Accounting, plus three electives.

Important: Check Quercus page for final deliverable details

Students must not make any travel plans prior to 27 April 2021. A final exam could be at any time during the final exam period and not necessarily the same weekend/time as regular class.

Table Legend

Delivery Mode: INPER = In-person, SYNC = Online Synchronous, ASYNC = Asynchronous
Applicable Majors: (c) = Core, (r) = Recommended
Students can check Quercus for course location.
Courses marked with * are experimental.

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First-Year Full-Time MBA Term 4 Electives Schedule (Spring 2021)
Course Code/Section / Course TitleDeliveryInstructor(s)Class DayClass TimeRoomNotesApplicable Majors
RSM1222HS.2021-101
Managerial Accounting
SYNCCatherine BarretteMon/Wed11:30-13:30ONLINEMandatory core course all students must take during this term

Final Exam on Wednesday, April 21 from 8:30-11:30
N/A
RSM1222HS.2021-102
Managerial Accounting
SYNCCatherine BarretteMon/Wed9:15-11:15ONLINEMandatory core course all students must take during this term

Final Exam on Wednesday, April 21 from 8:30-11:30
N/A
RSM1222HS.2021-103
Managerial Accounting
SYNCCatherine BarretteTue/Thu9:15-11:15ONLINEMandatory core course all students must take during this term

Final Exam on Wednesday, April 21 from 8:30-11:30
N/A
RSM1222HS.2021-104
Managerial Accounting
SYNCCatherine BarretteTue/Thu11:30-13:30ONLINEMandatory core course all students must take during this term

Final Exam on Wednesday, April 21 from 8:30-11:30
N/A
RSM2008HS.2021-401
Creative Destruction Lab Introduction
SYNCAlberto GalassoONLINEOnline course - Material will be posted on online. One mandatory half day online class on Sunday, April 18 from 10:00-13:00 for those interested in taking the CDL Advanced course.
RSM2011HS.2021-404
International Strategy
SYNCWilliam MitchellTue/Thu16:00-18:00ONLINEGlobal Management (c)
Leadership and Change Management (r)
RSM2020HS.2021-407 Health Sector Strategy and OrganizationsSYNCBrian GoldenMon/Wed7:00-9:00ONLINEGlobal Management (c)
Leadership & Change Management (r)
RSM2023HS.2021-401 Strategic Change and ImplementationSYNCBill McEvilyFri/Sat9:00-15:00
9:00-17:00
ONLINEClass Dates - March 27
April 10, 16, 17
Business Design (r)
Consulting (c)
Leadership and Change Management
RSM2125HS.2021 Game Theory and Applications for ManagementSYNCHeski Bar-IsaacTue/Thu7:00-9:00ONLINEProcess and Supply Chain Management (c)
Management Analytics (r)
Real Estate (r)
RSM2127HS.2021-404
Economic Environment of International Business
SYNCDan TreflerMon/Wed
16:15-18:15ONLINEFinal exam during the exam periodGlobal Management (c)
RSM2204HS.2021-403
Taxation & Decision Making
SYNCAlexander EdwardsMon/Wed
13:45–15:45
13:45-15:45ONLINEFinancial Reporting and Analysis (c)
Investment Banking (r)
RSM2209HS.2021-403
Financial Statement Analysis
SYNCRamy ElitzurTue/Thu
13:45-15:45ONLINEFinal exam during the exam periodFinancial Reporting and Analysis (c)
Real Estate (r)
Consulting (r)
Management Analytics (r)
Investment Banking (r)
Funds Management (r)

RSM2212HS.2021-402
Business Analysis and Valuation
SYNCPartha MohanramTue/Thr11:30-1:30ONLINEFinal exam during exam periodFinancial Reporting and Analysis (c)
Investment Banking (r)
Consulting (r)
Management Analytics (r)
RSM2314HS.2021-402
Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance
SYNCAlexander DyckTue/Thr10:00-12:00ONLINEMid-Term Exam - March 26 from 14:30-16:30

Final exam during the exam period
Investment Banking (c)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (c)
RSM2314HS.2021-407
Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance
SYNCAlexander DyckTue/Thu7:00-9:00ONLINEMid-Term Exam - March 26 from 14:30-16:30

Final exam during the exam period
Investment Banking (c)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (c)
RSM2321HS.2021-402
Machine Learning and Financial Innovation
SYNCJohn HullMon/Wed11:30-1:30ONLINEPYTHON is a pre-requisite for this course. Python workshop on Saturday, March 6 from 8:30-11:30 am.

Final exam during the exam period
Management Analytics (c)
Funds Management (r)
Risk Management and Financial Engineering (r)
RSM2401HS.2021-408
Data and Information Management for Business Analytics
SYNCGerhard TrippenTue/Thu
18:30–21:30ONLINENo class on March 30 and April 6. Makeup class on April 7 and 14 from 18:30-20:30. Final exam during the exam period.
RSM2519HS.2021-403
Managing Customer Value 2.0
SYNCDavid SobermanMon/Wed
13:45–15:45ONLINEN/A
RSM2522HS.2021-401
Marketing and Behavioural Economics
SYNCNed WelchTue/Thu
9:15–11:15ONLINEFinal Project - due during the exam period.Brand Management (c)
Social Impact & Sustainability (c)
Business Design (r)
Health Sector Management (r)
RSM2522HS.2021-403
Marketing and Behavioural Economics
SYNCNed WelchTue/Thu
13:45–15:45ONLINEFinal Project - due during the exam period.Brand Management (c)
Social Impact & Sustainabilty (c)
Business Design (r)
Health Sector Management (r)
RSM2523HS.2021-401
Business Design Fundamentals
SYNCAngèle BeausoleilMon/Wed
9:15–11:15ONLINEBusiness Design (c)
RSM2604HS.2021-401
Managerial Negotiations
SYNCGeoffrey LeonardelliTue/Thu
9:15–12:15ONLINE8, 3 Hour classesPre-requisite for RSM2603 Advanced Negotiations & Conflict Management
RSM2604HS.2021-403
Managerial Negotiations
SYNCGeoffrey LeonardelliFri/Sat
9:00–16:00ONLINEClass Dates - March 12, 13, 19, 20Pre-requisite for RSM2603 Advanced Negotiations & Conflict Management
RSM2604HS.2021-404
Managerial Negotiations
SYNCGeoffrey LeonardelliMon/Wed
16:15–19:15ONLINE8, 3 Hour classesPre-requisite for RSM2603 Advanced Negotiations & Conflict Management

Drop Deadlines

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First-Year Full-Time MBA Term 4 Electives Schedule (Spring 2020) (Drop Dates)
Course Code/Section / Course TitleFinal Drop Date
RSM1222HS.2021-101
Managerial Accounting
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM1222HS.2021-102
Managerial Accounting
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM1222HS.2021-103
Managerial Accounting
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM1222HS.2021-104
Managerial Accounting
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2008HS.2021-401
Creative Destruction Lab Introduction
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2011HS.2021-404
International Strategy
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2020HS.2021-407
Health Sector Strategy and Organizations
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2023.2021-401 Strategic Change and ImplementationSunday, April 11, 2021
RSM2125HS.2021-407
Game Theory and Applications for Management
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2204HS.2021-403
Taxation & Decision Making
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2209HS.2021-402
Financial Statement Analysis
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2212HS.2021-402
Business Analysis and Valuation
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2314HS.2021-402
Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2314HS.2021-403
Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2321HS.2021-402 Machine Learning and Financial InnovationFriday, March 26, 2021
RSM2401HS.2021-408
Data and Information Management for Business Analytics
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2519HS.2021-403
Managing Customer Value 2.0
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2522HS.2021-401
Marketing and Behavioural Economics
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2522HS.2021-403
Marketing and Behavioural Economics
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2523HS.2020-401
Business Design Fundamentals
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2604HS.2020-401
Managerial Negotiations
Friday, March 26, 2021
RSM2604HS.2020-403
Managerial Negotiations
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
RSM2604HS.2020-404
Managerial Negotiations
Friday, March 26, 2021

Term 4 Electives Exam Schedule

Course Code/TitleExam DateExam DurationInstructor NameExam LocationApproved Deferral Make-Up Date
RSM2204 Taxation and Decision MakingMonday, April 198:30-11:30 (3 Hours)Alex EdwardsONLINEMonday, April 26
RSM2209 Financial Statement AnalysisMonday, April 1918:00-22:00 (4 Hours)Ramy ElitzurONLINEMonday, April 26
RSM2314 Private Equity and Entrepreneurial FinanceTuesday, April 208:30-10:30 (2 Hours)Alexander DyckONLINETuesday, April 27
RSM1222 Managerial AccountingWednesday, April 218:30-11:30 (3 Hours)Catherine BarretteONLINEWednesday, April 28
RSM2127 Economic Environment of International BusinessWednesday, April 2116:15-18:15 (2 Hours)Dan TreflerONLINEWednesday, April 28
RSM2212 Business Analysis and ValuationThursday, April 229:30-13:30 (4 Hours)Partha MohanramONLINEThursday, April 29
RSM2321 Machine Learning and Financial InnovationFriday, April 238:30-10:30 (2 Hours)John HullONLINEFriday, April 30
RSM2401 Data and Information Management for Business AnalyticsMonday, April 268:30-11:30 (3 Hours)Gerhard TrippenONLINEFriday, April 30

Check Quercus for final deliverable details

Area Specializations and Majors

First-Year Elective courses are applicable to the Area Specializations and Majors.

Electives Course Selection and Enrolment

Course Match

The Rotman School of Management has implemented an electives enrolment system for all Full-Time and Morning and Evening MBA students: Course Match.

Developed at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Course Match acts on students’ behalf to get the best possible schedule, given their relative preferences. Course Match maximizes student satisfaction; optimizes allocation of seats; and eliminates incentives to strategize—and the worry that others will gain an advantage. Course Match is time-efficient, streamlining course selection into a single round. Using sophisticated, tested algorithms, Course Match establishes a student’s best schedule given their preferences.

Course Match works differently from what students might have seen before. Students may submit their preferences at any point during the enrolment window; there is no advantage to doing so immediately. Students should, however, ensure they submit their preferences before enrolment closes.

Information on how to use Course Match to enrol in electives is available in the Course Match section of the general MBA Electives Course Selection and Enrolment page.

Wait Lists and Course Add/Drop

Once students receive their schedule for Term 4, they may decide to make a change via the Add/Drop website on the Rotman HUB.

Course Match does not automatically generate wait lists, so we will be managing this process via the Add/Drop website in two phases to achieve maximum fairness and student satisfaction.

Information on using the Add/Drop Request and Wait List Site is available on the general MBA Electives Course Selection and Enrolment page.

Second-Year Electives

The second year of the Full-Time MBA program begins after Term 4, typically in the summer. Students who have completed the core the first-year courses can begin enrolling into Second-Year Electives, starting with Rotman’s Summer Intensive Term. The MBA Electives Guide provides full details and instructions of this phase of the program.

Last Updated: 2021-06-17 @ 3:35 pm