One difference between the Executive MBA Programs and the other MBA programs offered at Rotman, is the Executive Diagnostic Test (EDT). All candidates who have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university have an option to complete this test instead of the GMAT in order to be considered for admission to any of Rotman’s Executive MBA programs.
Obtaining a successful EDT score ensures that each class is comprised of the highest quality students – those with both the necessary skills, but also the motivation to be successful. At Rotman you’ll be challenged and motivated every day by your classmates, an exceptional group of professionals who will enrich your learning and form a strong network you can leverage long after you graduate.
The EDT was developed by Rotman’s world-class faculty and focuses on key topics that will be used in several MBA courses. The test has three sections: math, graphing, and logic and reasoning. It takes approximately three hours to write. A passing grade is 80% or higher on each of the three sections, and typically, students receive feedback on their test within 72 hours. You can write the test up to three times.
One of the benefits of the EDT over the GMAT is that it requires significantly less preparation time. We provide you with all the information you need in order to prepare for and pass the test. You will receive a Math Help Guide, an EDT Workbook, and access to our EDT portal. The portal contains additional information about the EDT, including ten online video tutorials, each addressing a different topic.
Each month we offer free in-person tutorials at Rotman from 6:00 to 9:30 pm on two consecutive nights, and if you arrive early, you can enjoy a buffet dinner starting at 5:30pm. Each night covers different topics, so it’s important to attend both sessions if you can. Candidates who are out-of-province or overseas are offered additional online support in lieu of the in-person tutorials.
The first step in the admissions process for any of our Executive MBAs is to send us your resume. We review it and if we see you meet the requirements in terms of work and managerial experience, you will be invited for an interview. If the interview is successful, we will invite you to write the EDT and will give you access to all the free resources available to prepare and succeed in the test.