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Morning and Evening MBA

General Information

For additional information about important dates and times, please consult the Rotman HUB.

The Morning & Evening MBA degree is considered a full-time program spanning 32 months for working professionals.

Rotman offers two Collaborative Program Specializations with different graduate departments at the University of Toronto for Morning & Evening MBA students:

  • Collaborative Program in Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Collaborative Program in Environmental Studies

Rules and regulations for the Morning & Evening MBA program are governed by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) at the University of Toronto. The regulations of SGS are applicable, but not limited to, all matters relating to academic standards, examinations, course enrolment, and academic integrity. The SGS Calendar is available online.

The Managing Director, Professional MBA Programs is responsible for all aspects of the Morning & Evening MBA program and works closely with the Academic Director, the Vice-Dean, MBA Programs, and the Dean of the Rotman School of Management to ensure a high quality student experience for all.

Normal Program Length

8 sessions (3 years)
Typical registration sequence: Fall > Winter > Summer > Fall > Winter > Summer > Fall > Winter

Time Limit

3 years

Curriculum

Curriculum information is available at Morning and Evening MBA Curriculum.

Fees and Registration

The information provided on this page is specific to the Morning and Evening MBA program. For general information on fees, including invoices; legal status; health insurance; making payments; tax forms; the Professional Student Loan Program; government assistance; sponsorship of tuition by a third party; additional and service charges; and restrictions and penalties on past due accounts, please see the Finances section.

Registration for the MBA Program is a multi-step process involving program registration, course enrolment, and fee payment. More information about registration and enrolment can be found in the Registration and Course Enrolment section of our Policies and Guidelines.

Students are registered as soon as they have paid the required minimum amount of academic, ancillary, and incidental fees as stated on the tuition fee invoice. By virtue of being registered, a student agrees to abide by all of the academic and non-academic policies, rules, and regulations of the University and their academic division as set out in the divisional calendar, and to ensure that the accuracy of personal information such as the current mailing address and telephone number is maintained.

Step One: Program Registration (Core Courses Only)

Students must read and agree to the terms outlined on the MBA Program Registration form and the Rotman Code of Conduct. Students who do not agree to the terms will not be considered registered and therefore will not be able to attend classes. These documents must be submitted by the start of the MBA Program.

Step Two: Course Enrolment

The Registar’s Office will automatically enrol students in all compulsory core MBA classes in early August. MBA students do not use the student registration system (ACORN) to register for MBA courses.

Step Three: Online Invoice and Fee Payment

The University of Toronto Student Accounts office will provide students with an online fees invoice via ACORN. The fees invoice will be available online as of mid-July. In order for students to be considered registered in the program, the minimum payment to register amount as stated on the fees invoice must be paid by 1 September. A monthly service charge of 1.5% compounded (19.56% per annum) will begin to accrue on any outstanding balance as of 15 October.

Fee payments are accepted at most Canadian financial institutions; please retain a receipt as proof of payment. Students will find payment instructions in Finances, Fees, and Taxes.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure they make the fee payment by the deadline and to monitor their student account through ACORN.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure they make every effort to make tuition payment by the deadline. Any student who registers (pays fees) after the deadline is required to pay a late registration fee of $44.00.

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

  1. Program Fees
  2. Rotman Ancillary Fees
  3. University Compulsory Incidental Fees
  4. University Non-Compulsory Incidental Fees

The following tables are estimates. Please refer to the University of Toronto’s Planning & Budget website for the most accurate and up-to-date fees schedules.

The annual Program Fees for the Morning and Evening MBA Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 are illustrated below.

Annual Program Fees for the Morning and Evening MBA Class of 2022 (Entered in 2019)

Academic YearCanadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsInternational Students on Student Authorization
Year 1 (2019–20)$30,846$40,227
Year 2 (2020–21)$30,404$40,227
Year 3 (2021–22)$30,404$40,227
Total Program Fee$91,654$120,681

Annual Program Fees for the Morning and Evening MBA Class of 2023 (Entered in 2020)

Academic YearCanadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsInternational Students on Student Authorization
Year 1 (2020-21)$30,846$42,643
Year 2 (2021-22)$30,846$42,643
Year 3 (2022-23)$30,846$42,643
Total Program Fee$92,538$127,929

Annual Program Fees for the Morning and Evening MBA Class of 2024 (Entered in 2021)

Academic YearCanadian Citizens and Permanent ResidentsInternational Students on Student Authorization
Year 1 (2021–22)$30,846$43,707
Year 2 (2022–23)$31,316$43,707
Year 3 (2023–24)$31,319$43,707
Total Program Fee$93,481$131,121

In addition to the annual program fees noted above, students are required to submit payment for University mandatory incidental fees and Rotman ancillary fees. The University incidental fees amount to approximately $1,700 annually, which covers the terms from September–end-of-April and include campus fees and student society fees. Hart House privileges extend to end-of-August. The Rotman ancillary fees amount to approximately $325 annually, which covers the terms from September–end-of-August. Additional details, information, and finalized amounts will be updated as available and found on your fees invoice.

Rotman ancillary fees are charged by the School for services specific to the program. University incidental fees are charged by the University for services that are universal to all students: student unions; campus services, such as Hart House and the Athletic Centre; and electronic access fees for the cost of internet-based information access. This fee also includes health coverage and dental plan. Students with equivalent insurance elsewhere may opt out of these plans. Please visit the Graduate Students’ Union website for details.

The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) fee will automatically be added to fees invoices for International students only.

Note: The annual program fee, University incidental fees, and Rotman ancillary fees are set by the University and are subject to change. The University incidental fees amount noted above for future academic years are subject to approval by the Governing Council’s annual meeting each May.

Questions regarding how to Register Without Payment may be directed to the Registrar’s Office.

Teams

Team work is a substantial part of the Morning and Evening MBA program and plays a significant role in both the academic setting for course grades as well as training for professional life. Therefore, the content and the workload within the MBA program are structured around the requirement for students to work successfully in project teams.

In an effort to facilitate teamwork and allow students to benefit from the diversity of backgrounds represented in the program, the Program Services staff forms and assigns project teams of four to five students for all core courses which incorporate group work as part of the grading scheme. We take a number of factors into account when forming the project teams, including academic background, industry experience, program of study, and international background. Project teams are utilized for course projects and are also intended to provide an academic support for students for individual course work and class preparation.

Approximately 70% of the core courses have some element of graded team work, ranging in value from 10–40% of the overall course grade. The amount of team work varies by area and course in the elective phase of the program, during which period students will have the opportunity to form their own teams for project work.

Tutoring

For students who are struggling to grasp course material and need extra support in addition to that provided by the Rotman Scholar Program, teaching assistants, and instructors, tutoring may be available.

Tutor support is delivered in small groups or one-on-one sessions depending on demand. To make the best use of this time, students are expected to arrive with a prepared list of the questions/concepts that require clarification.

Pending availability, a student is permitted to attend up to two (2) hours per week, per course of tutoring support.

Tutor support is only available for core courses.

Eligibility

You are expected to attend scholar sessions and seek help from your course instructor—during their office hours or by appointment—before seeking tutor support.

As a reminder, the Rotman Scholar Program will hold office hours for some courses. Students are encouraged to also seek help there prior to submitting a tutor request.

Application Process

Tutor Request Forms are available from Ambareen Hayat, Associate Director, M/E MBA. They must include sign-off from your instructor and one Rotman Scholar and then be submitted to the Registrar’s Office (RO) before your application for a tutor will be assessed. Ongoing attendance at Rotman Scholar Program sessions is expected.

Team Training and Development

The introduction of project teams for Terms One and Two takes place at Rotman Orientation through a formal team-building activity. Project teams for Terms Three through Five are introduced prior to the start of the third term through a second formal team-building event.

Team Support

Rotman’s Self-Development Lab will be available to support the development of a positive team culture and to monitor the progress of each project team in terms of productivity and process.

Project teams or their individual members who encounter difficulties or are unable to resolve team issues are required to contact the Program Services staff as soon as possible. The Program Services staff, in consultation with the Self Development Lab will assist the student(s) to understand all angles of the situation, process and provide tools and resources to help students resolve project team concerns. The Program Service staff does not reassign project team member(s) unless extenuating circumstances occur and or the behaviour exhibited is contrary to the Rotman Code of Conduct. At which point additional sanctions may be placed on an offending student(s) that could impact their academic standing in the course and program.

Issues pertaining to academic and non-academic misconduct will be dealt with in accordance with the School of Graduate Studies policy (as defined by the University’s Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters).

Team Work and Academic Integrity

When working as a team, each team member is responsible for the work submitted collectively by the team. This includes work that may be considered academically dishonest, or in which an academic offence has been committed (as defined by the University’s Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters).

In other words, if one of your team members takes a shortcut and copies material from the internet or a past assignment, or simply isn’t aware of the rules regarding appropriate citation for sources consulted, the whole team faces consequences that may arise from an allegation of academic misconduct. It is up to each team member to be sufficiently familiar with the work being submitted; to check each other’s work for proper citations and originality; and to be aware of the relevant policies. As a general guideline, students should approach group assignments—and the checking of citations and originality—in the same manner that they normally would for an individual assignment; ultimately, ensuring the quality of the final product being submitted meets the standard of integrity.

Team Behaviours and Protocols

All students are expected to treat team work as they would in a business setting, ensuring professional behaviour at all times.

Professional behaviour in team settings includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Respecting and treating all others in a manner consistent with the Rotman Code of Conduct
  • Ensuring all team members voice their opinions, thoughts, and concerns
  • Taking personal responsibility to voice thoughts to benefit the team’s learning
  • Contributing equal time and effort to the project as others in the group
  • Committing to a standard of work agreed upon by the group
  • Participating in team projects at a level agreed upon by the entire team

General Dispute Resolution Procedures

The project team should attempt to resolve cases in which a team member does not demonstrate an adequate degree of commitment to the project team and its work, or if the quality of the work is not of MBA calibre or of the level expected by the project team. The general dispute resolution procedures are given below. Project teams that do not follow the general dispute resolution procedures described here are required to give each project team member equal credit for the disputed project work.

Early intervention can solve many of the minor disputes that arise among team members. During this stage a project lead is expected to ensure that the individual is aware of the team’s expectations and has the opportunity to commit to the successful completion of the project.

In the event that early intervention is unsuccessful, the project lead is expected to engage the support of the Program Services staff, without delay, to provide additional support and resolution options. The Program Services staff may enlist additional support and resources of an advisor from the Self-Development Lab and/or Academic Director if the situation necessitates.

If a satisfactory solution cannot be reached at the outcome of this discussion, the entire project team must meet with one of the team support designates. The team support designate will listen to every member of the team and discuss options for improving the team process and effectiveness. All members of the project team must commit to actively participate in the solution and utilize suggestions and terms agreed to in this meeting.

If attempts to resolve the project team’s issues have not been successful and the recurring issue(s) persist, the Program Services staff will consider alternative methods of team resolution, with due consideration for the University of Toronto’s Code of Behaviour on Academic MattersCode of Student Behaviour, and the Rotman Code of Conduct, as well as the various support resources on campus. Resolution decisions may include an academic penalty.

Equitable Group Effort and Workload

In a situation where an individual or individuals have consistently failed to meet the project team’s expectations (as outlined in the team charter and the first project meeting for the specific project in question), and the dispute resolution procedure is not successful, a project lead must consult with their project team to decide whether or not the project team is to submit the assignment/project without all project team members’ names.

In the event that one or more project team members’ names are removed from the final submission, the affected student(s) is/are expected to contact both the instructor and Program Services immediately and no later than 48 hours after the submission deadline. The discussion with the affected student will be reviewed by the Program Services staff and the instructor for a final decision regarding academic penalty and/or accommodation by means of an alternative assignment.

Elective Course Teams

All members of the project team must actively work to resolve the issue through early intervention and discussion, led by a designated team leader. In the event that an internal project team resolution attempt fails, the instructor should then be approached as soon as possible for recommendations. The instructor may contact the Program Services staff or Registrar’s Office, if necessary, at any time in the process.

The instructor will listen to the team and offer options for improving the group process and to help with potential solutions. If these efforts do not result in a satisfactory resolution, the instructor and the Program Services staff will consider alternative methods of team resolution, with due consideration for the University of Toronto’s Code of Behaviour on Academic MattersCode of Student Behaviour, the Rotman Code of Conduct, and the various support resources on campus. Resolution decisions may include an academic penalty.

Academic Penalties for Unprofessional Behaviour / Non-Participation

Failure to participate in group projects at a level agreed upon by the entire project team, or demonstrating unprofessional conduct, will not be tolerated and may be subject to investigation and academic penalty.

Unprofessional conduct includes violations of the professional behaviours listed above.

Support

ME Rotman Scholar Program

The composition of the Rotman MBA student population is diverse, with students from varying backgrounds, both professionally and academically.  Moreover, most students entering the Program are resuming academic studies for the first time in many years. To better ensure all first-year students are able to make this transition, we have developed the Rotman Scholar program.

Each year, upper-year MBA students are carefully selected to serve as Rotman Scholars. Scholars are chosen on the basis of academic excellence in a given subject area, coupled with demonstrated communication skills and a strong desire to assist students. Their role is to provide academic support and guidance, with a further expectation of confidentiality and professionalism at all times.

Most first-year core courses have Rotman Scholars assigned to them. The role of the Scholar typically comprises a weekly tutorial session in which they may expand on material covered in class; provide guidance in preparation for an upcoming deliverable, quiz or exam; and/or address specific topics which individual students are seeking clarification on. In addition to the weekly tutorial sessions, the Scholar may perform other functions such as hold office hours; one-on-one tutorial support for students who are facing academic challenges; individual or small group meetings prior to exams or major projects; and instructor support (excluding the grading of course work which is the responsibility of teaching assistants). The specific role and availability of the Rotman Scholar is defined to students at the beginning of each term. Students should note that attendance at Rotman Scholar tutorial sessions is not mandatory and that they are not expected to attend every session. Rather, students are encouraged to avail themselves of the additional support as required; for example, prior to a quiz/examination or for further explanation regarding a particularly difficult concept discussed in class.

Given that attendance is not mandatory, there may be times when tutorial sessions are scheduled in conflict with one another. Although we strive to achieve a balanced overall schedule, constraints such as Scholar availability, classroom space, instructor preference and curricular and co-curricular scheduling may mean that sessions overlap or conflict directly. In such cases, students are encouraged to prioritize their attendance based on their immediate academic needs, bearing in mind that it is appropriate to attend just part of a session. Students who, at any time, experience academic difficulty are encouraged to contact the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office will seek to identify additional means and/or resources for individual academic support.

Career Services

Rotman Career Services for Working Professionals recognizes that students are, for the most part, busy juggling full-time work, school, and families. Students are probably getting your MBA to advance their careers. And while there are many ways to measure the return on investment, our goal is to equip students with a lifelong toolkit they can use to take ownership of and manage their career and professional development long after their three years with us.

Career Services is committed to working closely with students to refine their career goals, market themselves efficiently, and network with people in a position to help them reach their targets. Career Services provides students with career support through a range of services, including:

  • Individual career counselling appointments in person or via telephone, including:
    • Self-assessment
    • Independent job search strategy
    • Career advancement strategies
    • Networking techniques
    • Résumé and cover letter review
    • Interview preparation
    • Job offer and negotiation advice
  • Professional development workshops and webinars on career related topics, including:
    • Developing a career management plan
    • Personal branding
    • Advanced Resumes
    • Networking
    • Technical interview preparation
  • Industry-specific speaker events
    • Attend over 80 free industry-specific speaking events per year
    • Participate in industry-specific student club events with alumni

Students looking for support or advice in any of the above areas are encouraged to request an appointment in person or through Career Services’ main email address.

Professional Development

Professional development is an overarching program for all MBA students which encompasses professional and personal skill development and career essentials workshops and seminars, delivered through the Registrar’s Office (RO) and Career Services.

The program has several key elements, all integral to the development of knowledge, skills and a network that can positively impact both career and academic success. Students are encouraged to consider their academic, personal, and professional goals when reviewing the various options made available throughout the MBA program to allow for skill and knowledge development that will assist each individual in meeting their goals.

Registration for a professional development workshop is via the Rotman HUB using the “Student Tools” tile. Once registered, students should submit payment either online or in person at the Registrar’s Office within 24 hours. Offerings may require additional registration fee and will be advertised accordingly.

The registration opens two to three weeks prior to each workshop date; details are communicated via email.

Note: All RO courses, workshops and activities require registration through the Rotman HUB.

Career Services workshops, courses and activities require registration through the Career Services website on the HUB. A program registration amount is listed for any activities which may require a fee.

Student Engagement

Getting involved in one of the many student leadership opportunities or becoming a member of an organization provides students with an excellent opportunity for personal and professional development. Being active in the Rotman community also allows students to expand their network by providing them with the opportunity to meet students in other programs, faculty, and industry professionals. Recognizing the hardest part is often finding time in already busy schedules, we encourage students to take full advantage of the numerous opportunities available to them while attending the Rotman School of Management.

Some of these opportunities include taking part in extracurricular activities, organizations, conferences, competitions, and events which further develop the already close-knit nature of the Rotman student community. Taking on a student leadership role allows you to partner with faculty, staff, and industry professionals to enhance the social, teaching, and learning environment at the school.

A schedule of current and upcoming events is available via the HUB‘s Calendar card. Program Services events are communicated via the the Programs Resources tile on Quercus

Graduate Business Council

The Graduate Business Council (GBC) is the student-elected representative organization at Rotman. The GBC acts as an umbrella for all clubs, sporting, and social activities, as well as a liaison with the faculty and school administration.

Dean’s List

At the Rotman School, we want to recognize students’ academic achievements. In addition to merit-based scholarships and awards, we recognize academic excellence through the Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes the top 20% of the Morning and Evening MBA first year class, as well as the Morning and Evening MBA graduating class. Students who have received a failing grade (FZ, 0.0) are not eligible for Dean’s List consideration. Note that the Rotman School does not publicly rank students or release information on student rankings; however, the lists themselves are formally published annually for the purposes of convocation, the Rotman Student Awards Ceremony, and internal School recognition.

First Year Dean’s List

The First Year Dean’s list is compiled upon completion of all 1000-level core courses in Fall of Year 2. Please note that RSM1365H Leadership Development Practicum is not considered for GPA purposes.

The School recognizes the academic success of the top 20% of students in each of the Morning and Evening MBA Programs as follows:

  • The top student completing the core courses of the Morning or Evening MBA Program earns the title Dean’s List, with Distinction.
  • The Top 10% of students completing the core courses of the Morning or Evening MBA Program earn the title Dean’s List, First Class.
  • The remaining students in the top 20% of all students completing the core courses of the Morning or Evening MBA Program earn the title Dean’s List.

Note: Courses graded as CR/NCR, Pass/Fail, or Honours/Pass/Fail, do not count towards the GPA, nor do courses taken as EXTra. Late Withdrawals (WDR) do not affect a student’s GPA.

Graduating Year Dean’s List

The Graduating Dean’s List is compiled each year in mid-June and acknowledges the academic success of the top 20% of students in the Morning and Evening MBA graduating classes. The Graduating Dean’s List is based on a cumulative GPA for the entirety of the program.

  • The top student graduating from the Full-Time, Morning/Evening, EMBA, and GEMBA-HLS programs at the School earns the title Dean’s List and Bregman Scholar, Roger N. Wolff Prize.
  • The top 10% of the students graduating from each Program earn the title Dean’s List and Bregman Scholar.
  • The remaining students in the top 20% of students graduating from each Program earn the title Dean’s List.

Note: Courses graded as CR/NCR, Pass/Fail, or Honours/Pass/Fail, do not count towards the GPA, nor do courses taken as EXTra. Late Withdrawals (WDR) do not affect a student’s GPA.

Courses taken at other faculties within the University of Toronto will be considered as part of the GPA calculation for the Graduating Year Dean’s List.

Students who participate in the International Exchange Program are eligible to be considered for the Graduating Year Dean’s List based on Rotman MBA Courses taken. Grades received at the host university, however, will not be taken into consideration.

November Graduation: Students graduating in November will be reviewed and considered for the Dean’s List at the next June convocation.

Program Directory

The faculty and administrative staff at Rotman are dedicated to supporting the efforts of each individual student to realize his or her fullest potential. The staff in the Morning and Evening MBA Recruitment & Admissions OfficeOffice of Student EngagementRegistrar’s OfficeCareer Centre, and Career Services for Working Professionals Office are available for consultation on all matters relating to the Morning and Evening MBA program, including admissions; enrolment; registration; grade or course issues; financial assistance; international programs; career development opportunities; or special advising.

Academic Director: Tim Rowley
Managing Director, Professional MBA Programs: Sean Corbishley
Director, Student Life Programs and Services: Dana Andrews
Associate Director, Morning & Evening MBA Program: Ambareen Hayat
Program Manager, Morning & Evening MBA Program: Analise Anderson-Ma
Director, Recruiting and Admissions: Shawn Park
Assistant Director, Recruiting and Admissions: Angela Forster and Rummy Gill
Recruiting and Admissions Officer: Valerie Michaud
Director, Career Services: Lyla Korhani

Last Updated: 2021-09-30 @ 9:42 am