Joined: May 05, 2014
This review is for Rotman
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2019
I would like to point out my reasons for coming to Rotman, and I believe everyone should consider these two key factors - its location in Canada and its outstanding faculty.
Location-wise, there are two aspects worth mentioning. The first one is the fact that it is in Canada. Toronto is a thriving city, and the more the US will turn inwards, the more will Toronto thrive. It also helps that Rotman is Canada's best business school and located in a beautiful campus near downtown.
Second, the Rotman faculty is very research-driven and truly outstanding. Although this was no factor in my decision to come here, I started to appreciate it when I took my first courses. You're not going to a business school for your first job after graduation; you'll hopefully get some good lessons for your entire career. Having great input from great professors helps.
Now to the shortcomings. Obviously, its ranking could be better (and the weak Canadian dollar doesn't help as a major part in calculating those rankings is the post-graduation salary in US$). Also, most job opportunities are in Canada or of Canadian companies. Therefore, if you're looking to make a career in Canada, Rotman is the place to be -- the career centre has excellent contacts. However, if your end goal is the US, Rotman offers you limited help, and you have to invest more time on your own. I am sure that in the near future, Rotman will be one of the top business schools in North America, but that time hasn't come yet. Therefore, when you are graduating in a few years, your job opportunities will not be as good as for Ivy League grads (they are, however, still very good!).
Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (3.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)
Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Career opportunities provided by school