January 27, 2018

Joined: Jul 25, 2014

Posts: 42

Kudos: 6

Self-reported Score:

This review is for Rotman

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2017

Experience during the program

- Fantastic courses in Strategy and Finance: such as Tiziana's Power and Influence, Anne Bower's Corporate Strategy, Dr. J. O'Dwyer's and Brendan Calder's GettingItDone, and Tim Rielly's Case Analysis and Presentaion!
- Fantastic support for professional development from their Self Development Lab, Industry Clubs; all of which help your presentation skills, resume writing, case preparation

Opportunities for Improvement:
- Marketing courses were subpar at best (e.g. Marketing Strategy, Branding), except for Delaine's Marketing research, where she brought in industry experts. It was unfortunate that the mediocre marketing courses, I that decided to drop my marketing specialization to pursue one in strategy
- Industry Advisor's did not have the alumni network power as communicated. I was extremely surprised to see that some of the network to be dated
- Perhaps similar to many schools, but the job employment rate, whether it's internship/full-time, is not as rosy as it sounds (e.g. 85% for internships, this number is inflated by small jobs, some of which last a week). I would say that it's important to be honest with your students as it is very stressful for them who have taken a lot of risk to enroll in such an expensive program

About job placement process

Rotman has a very good network with finance and consulting, and given their location, they bring in lots of opportunities in these spaces.

Overall BSchool experience (3.0)
Schools contribution (3.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Career opportunities provided by school

June 10, 2020

Hey. I can see this comment is very very old, so I dont know if this will be seen or not. But I am thinking about pursuing a marketing specialisation from Rotman, and I want to get into CPG Brand Management or Tech PMM. The employment report states that they send about 12% of their class into marketing functions, the third biggest chunk after finance/consulting. But you obviously had a very different experience. Could you explain a little bit more about how your experience with marketing specialisation at Rotman?

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