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First-Year Full Time MBA Term 4 Electives

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General Information

All Term 4 Spring 2024 courses will be delivered IN PERSON with the exception of RSM2008 Creative Destruction Lab Introduction, which is an online course.

Full-Time MBA students are required to complete one (1) elective course (0.5 credit weight) in Term 4 of their first year. This elective is 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 core courses (excluding the first-year electives) are included in the ancillary fees for all students enrolled in a Rotman MBA degree program. During the electives phase (i.e. Term 4 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

Term 4 Course Selection/Enrolment Period OpensThursday, January 25, 20241:30PM
Term 4 Course Selection/Enrolment Period ClosesTuesday, January 30, 20241:30PM
Enrolment Results Communicated to StudentsWednesday, February 14, 20241:30PM
Term 4 Add/Drop Opens: Phase 1Wednesday, February 14, 20241:30PM
– Randomized Wait List PeriodWednesday, February 14, 2024 to Friday, February 16, 20241:30PM
– Wait List Randomization (Add/Drop Site Closed)Friday, February 16, 20241:30PM
– Wait List Positions Viewable to Students (Add/Drop Site Re-Opens: Phase 2)Tuesday, February 20, 20241:30PM
Term 4 Add/Drop ClosesWednesday, March 13, 20241:30PM
Final Date to Drop Only Without Academic PenaltyThursday, March 28, 2024

For intensive course drop deadlines, please refer to the schedule below

*Requests to drop must be accompanied by the instructor’s signature, and the Assistant Director must have been notified

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, they should drop the course by the term deadline and replace it with another one that will fit their schedule.

Electives Schedule

  • Term 4: March 11 – April 19, 2024
  • Final Exam Period: April 22-26, 2024
  • Final Exam Make-Up Period: April 29 – May 3, 2024

Term 4 is six weeks long, followed by a final exam period. The final exam could be at anytime during the final exam period and not necessarily the same weekday/time as regular class. Students must not make any travel plans prior to May 3, 2024.

Table Legend

Emphases: (m) = Main, (s) = Supplemental
Students can check Quercus for course location.
Courses marked with * are experimental.

Use the search field to search and filter this table (i.e. filter courses by class day, start time, emphasis, etc.).

All 2000-level courses are elective courses. Students must take one (1) elective during this term.

Important: Check Quercus page for final deliverable details
Course Code/SectionCourse TitleInstructor(s)Class DayClass TimeRoomDrop DeadlineNotesAreaEmphases
m = main
s = supplemental
RSM2008HS.2024-0401Creative Destruction Lab IntroductionJoshua GansONLINEThursday, March 28, 2024Online course – Material will be posted on Quercus.

One mandatory half day class on April 21 from 10:00-13:00, for those interested in taking the CDL Advanced course.
Strategic ManagementInnovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Design (m)
RSM2014HS.2024-0404Sustainability StrategyGregory DistelhorstMondays and Thursdays16:15-18:15L1010
Thursday, March 28, 2024Strategic ManagementSustainability and Society (m)

Strategy (s)
RSM2052HS.2024-0403Management ConsultingYongah KimMondays and Thursdays14:00-1600L1010
Thursday, March 28, 2024Strategic ManagementStrategy (m)
Game Theory & Applications for ManagementHeski Bar-IsaacTuesdays and Fridays14:00-1600L1010Thursday, March 28, 2024Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP)Data Analytics and Modeling (s)

Strategy (s)
RSM2212HS.2024-0403Business Analysis and ValuationPartha MohanramMondays and Thursdays14:00-1600L1020Thursday, March 28, 2024Final Exam during the exam period.AccountingFinance (m)

Strategy (s)
RSM2328HS.2024-0404Machine Learning & Financial InnovationJohn HullTuesdays and Fridays16:15-18:15ONLINEThursday, March 28, 2024A 4-week PYTHON module is recommended in preparation for this course. This module will be offered in January 2024.

IN PERSON final exam during the exam period.
FinanceFinance (s)
RSM2401HS.2024-0403Data and Information Management for Business Analytics
Gerhard TrippenTuesdays and Fridays14:00-16:00Finance LabThursday, March 28, 2024A 4-week PYTHON module is recommended in preparation for this course. The module will be offered in January 2024.

Final exam during the exam period.
Operations Management & StatisticsData Analytics and Modeling (m)
RSM2513HS.2024-0404PricingZachary ZhongMondays and Thursdays16:15-18:15L1020Thursday, March 28, 2024Final Exam during the exam period.MarketingMarketing (m)

Data Analytics and Modeling (s)
RSM2523HS.2024-0404Business Design FundamentalsAnjana DattaniTuesdays and Fridays16:15-18:15OISE 4422Thursday, March 28, 2024MarketingInnovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Design (m)
RSM2604HS.2024-0401Managerial NegotiationsGeoffrey LeonardelliSaturday and Sunday9:00-16:00L1025Friday, April 12, 2024Intensive course over 2 weekends.

Class Dates: April 6, 7, 13, 14
Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management (OBHRM)Leadership (m)
RSM2709HS.2024-0115Global Practicum: Entrepreneurship & InnovationHussam AyyadFriday and Saturday9:00-16:00133Refer to course info page for course dates and format.

Class Dates: March 22, 23

Travel Dates: May 5-11, 2024
Global Management (m)
RSM2709HS.2024-0119Global Practicum: Social Impact Investing in SpainBeatrix DartSaturday
18:30 – 20:30
Refer to course info page for course dates and format.

Class Dates: March 23, April 3

Travel Dates: May 5-11, 2024
Global Management (m)

Term 4 Exam Schedule

The Term 4 exam period is April 22-26, 2024, with approved make-up exams taking place the following week. The full schedule can be found below.

NOTE: Students are expected to be available for the whole exam period, including the make-up period, regardless of when the course exam may occur, and should not make personal travel arrangements or plans during those periods. In extenuating circumstances, students should reach out to their Assistant Director for next steps.

Exam DateExam DurationCourse Code/TitleInstructor(s)Exam Location Approved Make-up Date
Monday, April 229:30-12:30 (3 hours)RSM1240 – Operations ManagementMing Hu
Gonzalo Romero
Various ClassroomsMonday, April 29
Wednesday, April 249:30 – 11:30 (2 Hours)RSM1222 – Managerial AccountingCatherine Barrette
Michael Marin
Various ClassroomsTuesday, April 30
Friday, April 269:30 – 12:00 (2.5 Hours)RSM1211 – Economic Environment of BusinessWalid Hejazi
Peter Dungan
Various ClassroomsWednesday, May 1
Tuesday, April 239:30 – 12:30 (3 Hours)RSM2401 – Data and Information Management for Business AnalyticsGerhard TrippenFinance LabTuesday, April 30
Tuesday, April 239:30 – 11:30 (2 Hours)RSM2328 – Machine Learning and Financial InnovationJohn Hull127Tuesday, April 30
Thursday, April 259:30 – 13:30 (4 Hours)RSM2212 – Business Analysis and ValuationPartha MohanramVarious ClassroomsThursday, May 2
Thursday, April 259:30 – 11:30 (2 Hours)RSM2513 – PricingZachary Zhong157Thursday, May 2


First-year elective courses are applicable to Emphases.

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.

Term 4 Info Session (January 10, 2024): The recording of the info session is available here, and the presentation slides are available here.

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. Please see Key Dates for when this will happen.

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

Overload, EXTra, and Audit

Please note that students are not permitted to audit Term 4 elective courses.

Students with exceptional circumstances may be able to request to take an additional Term 4 elective as an overload course for CREdit, but not as an EXTra course. Students that wish to request an additional Term 4 elective as an overload course should contact their Assistant Director.

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.

This page was last updated: 2024-02-07 @ 4:18 pm