Toronto / Rotman’s Essay / Reflection question section states:
“The Full-Time MBA Program at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management attracts top talent from an incredibly diverse range of professional and academic backgrounds around the world so we don’t really have a typical candidate. In admissions, we look for intellectual horsepower, experience, and impact, communication, and presence.
Beyond that, our admitted students stand out by doing interesting things with their personal and professional lives — something we describe as the ‘spike factor’; what are the things that you have done in your life that demonstrate Passion/ Grit/ Resilience/ Innovation/ Drive/ Ambition and more? This can cross all or any aspects of life outside of work – hobbies, volunteerism, awards, entrepreneurial ventures, sports and the arts. We believe that exposure to a rich diversity of viewpoints makes for a superior learning experience, and pride ourselves on building a diverse class of exceptional individuals who will go on to make the School proud as professionals and alumni.”
Essay:Please upload 1-3 of your ‘spikiest’ pictures to the supplemental items section of your application here and use the space below to tell us why you have chosen these particular images to illustrate your ‘spike factor’. (up to 1000 words)
Reflection Question:List 3-5 attributes or characteristics that best describe you. (3 to 5 words)
Video & Timed-Written Response: The school’s Video Interview Information section states:
“The video interview component is a required part of Rotman Admissions process designed to give all candidates guaranteed “face time” with the Admissions Committee and showcase your personality, characteristics, passions, and values.
You will have an opportunity to test the technology, and then will be asked two taped questions, followed by a real-time written response (no video with this component.) Both questions are personality/values based and are designed to be answered without any advanced preparation and will only take a few minutes to complete. The written question is designed to simulate the typical email communications you will create as a Rotman MBA student. After completing your questions, you will receive a confirmation email and unique URL to input into this section of the application and complete the live component. Good luck and have fun with the process!”
2018-2019 Toronto / Rotman Deadlines
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2018 Decision Notification: Dec 14, 2018
Round 2 Application Deadline: Jan 7, 2019 Decision Notification: March 8, 2019
Round 3 Application Deadline: March 4, 2019
Decision Notification: May 3, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2019 Decision Notification: May 31, 2019