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What are dates for interview? Will it be Skype one or face to face?

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I had my interview with Leigh today and these were pretty much the same questions I was asked. I felt it went really well and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the outcome. All the best to everyone.

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Anyone had their interview last week? Any idea when will the result be known?


I think it's about a two week process. I just had my interview today, and I was told that my candidacy will be pitched to the committee in about two weeks.
On a side note for those who are curious of the questions I was asked during the interview, here they are:
- What legacy do you want to leave at Rotman
- Walk me through your resume
- What do you want to get out of MBA
- How did you learn about Rotman
- Tell me about a situation when you wanted something so bad, that you were unstoppable
- If you could teach a lecture at Rotman (anything), what would it be and teach it in 2 minutes
- Tell me about an example of networking
- If there was one question you wanted me to ask you, what would it be and answer it
- Most measurable impact in your career
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yogi9115 wrote:
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What are dates for interview? Will it be Skype one or face to face?

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The interview is on Wednesday AM EST on Skype, with Chris Jones
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I recently obtained my Canadian permanent residence visa and am only considering Canadian schools for my MBA. I am planning to apply to Rotman for their R3. As part of my research, I use rankings to evaluate and compare the criteria important to me in my decision. Rotman has long been referencing their ranking in Financial Times as an indication of their international reputation. The ranking is used heavily in all of their marketing material and a presentations I attended at the QS Fair and online. It was one of the reasons I began to strongly consider Rotman as one of my choices.

Financial Times released their 2018 MBA rankings today. Rotman was ranked #1 in Canada for 11 consecutive years until this year when they dropped significantly in the rankings. For those interested the link is at: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2018

There were three Canadian schools ranked: Ivey, McGill and Rotman. The following is a summary with some of the criteria important to me. What does everyone think of rankings and how they contribute to your choice of program? Should I be concerned about the drop in the Rotman rankings and what does it say about their program? I do not consider rankings the “be all and end all” in my decision. However, I have been including rankings in my research to help determine the best program for me.

McGill
Ranked 78 and #1 in Canada
Ranked #1 in Canada for: salary percentage increase; aims achieved (tied with Ivey); and career progress
Ranked 100 globally for career services

Rotman
Ranked 86 (down 21 spots from last year. The third largest decline of any school and the largest decline of any North American school)
Ranked top 10 globally in the world for faculty research
Ranked last (101 globally) for value for money
Ranked 92 globally for career services

Ivey
Ranked 90 (up 4 spots from last year)
Ranked #1 in Canada for weighted salary; career services (ranked top 50 globally at 32); aims achieved (tied with McGill), and value for money (ranked top 50 globally at 48).
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I recently obtained my Canadian permanent residence visa and am only considering Canadian schools for my MBA. I am planning to apply to Rotman for their R3. As part of my research, I use rankings to evaluate and compare the criteria important to me in my decision. Rotman has long been referencing their ranking in Financial Times as an indication of their international reputation. The ranking is used heavily in all of their marketing material and a presentations I attended at the QS Fair and online. It was one of the reasons I began to strongly consider Rotman as one of my choices.

Financial Times released their 2018 MBA rankings today. Rotman was ranked #1 in Canada for 11 consecutive years until this year when they dropped significantly in the rankings.

There were three Canadian schools ranked: Ivey, McGill and Rotman. The following is a summary with some of the criteria important to me. What does everyone think of rankings and how they contribute to your choice of program? Should I be concerned about the drop in the Rotman rankings and what does it say about their program? I do not consider rankings the “be all and end all” in my decision. However, I have been including rankings in my research to help determine the best program for me.

McGill
Ranked 78 and #1 in Canada
Ranked #1 in Canada for: salary percentage increase; aims achieved (tied with Ivey); and career progress
Ranked 100 globally for career services

Rotman
Ranked 86 (down 21 spots from last year. The third largest decline of any school and the largest decline of any North American school)
Ranked top 10 globally in the world for faculty research
Ranked last (101 globally) for value for money
Ranked 92 globally for career services

Ivey
Ranked 90 (up 4 spots from last year)
Ranked #1 in Canada for weighted salary; career services (ranked top 50 globally at 32); aims achieved (tied with McGill), and value for money (ranked top 50 globally at 48).


Indeed, while ranking is an important consideration, it is not the be-all and end-all. For me, once the schools crossed a minimum threshold i.e. top 100 worldwide, I am not overly concern about their exact ranking. This is especially so if one is only considering Canadian schools. Regardless of its global ranking, Rotman remains as one of the top MBA programs in Canada. This should ensure that you have a decent career prospect post-MBA in terms of access to employers.

Ranking aside, I believe that there are two other factors which are very important. First, the city you want to work and live in post-MBA. This was one of my key selection criteria when deciding which school to attend. Since I knew I wanted to live in Toronto, Rotman was a logical choice for me. The second consideration is the placement record. I paid particular attention to which companies are recruiting at each school and to what extent students of that school are successful in securing roles in the companies that I want to work for. By considering these two factors, choosing Rotman became a relatively straightforward choice for me.
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I recently obtained my Canadian permanent residence visa and am only considering Canadian schools for my MBA. I am planning to apply to Rotman for their R3. As part of my research, I use rankings to evaluate and compare the criteria important to me in my decision. Rotman has long been referencing their ranking in Financial Times as an indication of their international reputation. The ranking is used heavily in all of their marketing material and a presentations I attended at the QS Fair and online. It was one of the reasons I began to strongly consider Rotman as one of my choices.

Financial Times released their 2018 MBA rankings today. Rotman was ranked #1 in Canada for 11 consecutive years until this year when they dropped significantly in the rankings. For those interested the link is at:

There were three Canadian schools ranked: Ivey, McGill and Rotman. The following is a summary with some of the criteria important to me. What does everyone think of rankings and how they contribute to your choice of program? Should I be concerned about the drop in the Rotman rankings and what does it say about their program? I do not consider rankings the “be all and end all” in my decision. However, I have been including rankings in my research to help determine the best program for me.

McGill
Ranked 78 and #1 in Canada
Ranked #1 in Canada for: salary percentage increase; aims achieved (tied with Ivey); and career progress
Ranked 100 globally for career services

Rotman
Ranked 86 (down 21 spots from last year. The third largest decline of any school and the largest decline of any North American school)
Ranked top 10 globally in the world for faculty research
Ranked last (101 globally) for value for money
Ranked 92 globally for career services

Ivey
Ranked 90 (up 4 spots from last year)
Ranked #1 in Canada for weighted salary; career services (ranked top 50 globally at 32); aims achieved (tied with McGill), and value for money (ranked top 50 globally at 48).


First off, congrats on your Canadian PR!

As for the rankings, I believe it is the first method many candidates use to filter out colleges as it is the most accessible information out there. However, all publications use different methodologies for determining the rank - many of them black box and featuring a lot of variation year on year (especially in the lower ranks).
QS ranks Rotman at 43, ahead of Tuck, Emory and Darden in the US!
The Economist doesn't rank Rotman in the Top 100 at all.

But sticking to your reference of the FT 2018 rankings, if you're considering schools ranked between 78 to 90, then the rank in itself becomes irrelevant so low down the order. You should make your decision based on what current students and alums are saying and what the college can do for you. While working on my application, I had to chance to interact with two Rotman alums currently working in the McKinsey Toronto office and they had nothing but great things to say about the program and placement cell. Also, Rotman is located in downtown Toronto which gives you unparalleled and faster access, which could be a serious competitive advantage.

Additionally, the reason for the drop in rankings isn't always based on the indicators on the ranking website. Stern dropped from 11 to 20 in the US News rankings for 2017 because they forgot to reply to one of the survey questions!

Since you're only considering B-schools in Canada, you really have only four good options (Rotman, Ivey, Schulich and McGill). So don't focus on the rankings. Visit the campuses if you can and reach out to current students and alums and let them tell you the story of what's actually happening on campus.
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rajmisramba wrote:
I recently obtained my Canadian permanent residence visa and am only considering Canadian schools for my MBA. I am planning to apply to Rotman for their R3. As part of my research, I use rankings to evaluate and compare the criteria important to me in my decision. Rotman has long been referencing their ranking in Financial Times as an indication of their international reputation. The ranking is used heavily in all of their marketing material and a presentations I attended at the QS Fair and online. It was one of the reasons I began to strongly consider Rotman as one of my choices.

Financial Times released their 2018 MBA rankings today. Rotman was ranked #1 in Canada for 11 consecutive years until this year when they dropped significantly in the rankings. For those interested the link is at: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2018

There were three Canadian schools ranked: Ivey, McGill and Rotman. The following is a summary with some of the criteria important to me. What does everyone think of rankings and how they contribute to your choice of program? Should I be concerned about the drop in the Rotman rankings and what does it say about their program? I do not consider rankings the “be all and end all” in my decision. However, I have been including rankings in my research to help determine the best program for me.

McGill
Ranked 78 and #1 in Canada
Ranked #1 in Canada for: salary percentage increase; aims achieved (tied with Ivey); and career progress
Ranked 100 globally for career services

Rotman
Ranked 86 (down 21 spots from last year. The third largest decline of any school and the largest decline of any North American school)
Ranked top 10 globally in the world for faculty research
Ranked last (101 globally) for value for money
Ranked 92 globally for career services

Ivey
Ranked 90 (up 4 spots from last year)
Ranked #1 in Canada for weighted salary; career services (ranked top 50 globally at 32); aims achieved (tied with McGill), and value for money (ranked top 50 globally at 48).


Basing bschool choices on rankings is something that I wouldn't recommend. Yes, it is a part factor, but you might also want to consider the methodology used for the rankings and atleast consider a couple more rankings to ensure that the data isn't skewed. If you go by FT rankings, IE Spain does not even figure in the top 100. FT rankings are overtly focused on graduating class salaries (40% weightage) and collect data from alumni in the form of a questionnaire (which can in no way be verified and only represents a small subset of their graduating batch. FT is ok with receiving just 20% responses. This can skew the data heavily.)Check this article out on how FT goes about their rankings: https://www.topmba.com/mba-programs/glo ... 8-qs-vs-ft
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Is there still anyone who had submitted application to Rotman for round 2 and havent heard back from them ??
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Is there still anyone who had submitted application to Rotman for round 2 and havent heard back from them ??

My friend and I (Indian Male) both submitted on Jan 8 and haven't heard back from them yet. I've kinda lost hope now.
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Is there still anyone who had submitted application to Rotman for round 2 and havent heard back from them ??

My friend and I (Indian Male) both submitted on Jan 8 and haven't heard back from them yet. I've kinda lost hope now.


Do they reply / revet via mail even if the application is not being considered for interview call ?? Any idea??
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Is there still anyone who had submitted application to Rotman for round 2 and havent heard back from them ??

My friend and I (Indian Male) both submitted on Jan 8 and haven't heard back from them yet. I've kinda lost hope now.


Do they reply / revet via mail even if the application is not being considered for interview call ?? Any idea??


I believe they will reply by the deadline stipulated on their website even for applicants who were not shortlisted for an interview.
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kanupriyatyagi wrote:
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Is there still anyone who had submitted application to Rotman for round 2 and havent heard back from them ??

My friend and I (Indian Male) both submitted on Jan 8 and haven't heard back from them yet. I've kinda lost hope now.


Same here. Submitted on 8th. Haven't heard back yet. I really thought that the invites would be sent till 1st -2nd week of feb.
Not sure what to do now. Hoping against hope !!!
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