MBA Essentials

Learn - Unlearn - Relearn the disciplines of MBA
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Learn - Unlearn - Relearn the disciplines of MBA

The Rotman School of Management has introduced MBA Essentials, a virtual e-learning program, an interactive and fastgrowing approach to enhanced business education, to equip you with the knowledge and insight to make strategic and operational decisions in any industry.

What you'll get

The virtual e-learning program will enable you to:

  • Understand the modern day principles behind an MBA and how they address contemporary business challenges

  • Understand the prominence of marketing for business growth

  • Identify opportunities for business transformation based on macroeconomic trends and implement them

  • Deep dive into finance, technical, and marketing skills to optimize business operations

  • Formulate an action plan to create or support diversity and inclusion programs within your organization

  • Improve your managerial proficiency to move strategically and tactically

Program Curriculum

Program Experience

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Recorded Video Lessons

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Interactive Learning

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Try-It Activities

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Peer Discussion Groups

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Knowledge Checks

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Open Q&A

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Live Webinar

Who Should Attend

This virtual e-learning program is designed for professionals and entrepreneurs seeking structured management training.

  • Entrepreneurs seeking to gain a broad understanding of management principles and learn to evaluate financial statements, appraise investment projects, and recognize the importance of marketing for organizational growth.

  • Aspiring Managers who want to learn fundamental management principles to advance their career or upskill with a business certificate from Rotman.

  • Mid-to Senior-level Managers seeking to keep up with current trends in management, ramp up on the latest advancements in the field, and move into a senior management or Csuite role.

Participant Testimonials

"I personally found the MBA essentials at Rotman comprehensive and great selection of subjects. Macro economics, Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Accounting and Diversity & Inclusion are great topics and...
Rajiv Basu
Compensation Manager at Symcor
"The best part of the course is how everything is up-to-date and relevant for today's business world."
Guillaume Ferland
National Sales Director at BRP
"My organization as much as we focus on Diversity & Inclusion and being a person of colour, I was stuck on how I can help. This module helped to simplify and aid in where I can make a difference."
Natalie Bonadie
Director, International Banking Technology Systems at Scotiabank

Program Faculty

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Walid Hejazi

Academic Director Associate Professor, International Business

Walid Hejazi teaches macro and global economics in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. He has researched, advised, and published extensively on topics related to international...

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Scott Liao

Professor, Accounting Director, Research Resources and Communication

Scott Liao has been researching and teaching financial accounting with a focus on banking and data analytics for more than 12 years. His research interests include banking reg...

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Simon Ashbourne

Adjunct Professor, Marketing Partner, The Marketplace Capabilities Group Inc

Simon Ashbourne has over 25 years of consulting experience across the consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, and retail industry segments. His focus areas are strategic plan...

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Sonia K. Kang

Canada Research Chair in Identity, Diversity and Inclusion Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto, Mississauga Chief Scientist

Sonia K. Kang’s research explores the challenges and opportunities involved in social issues based on identity, diversity, and inclusion. She takes a novel approach to studyin...

Program Certificate

Program Certificate

Upon successful completion of the six-week virtual e-learning program, you’ll earn a digital certificate of completion from the Rotman School of Management. This virtual e-learning program counts toward a Rotman Excellence in Executive Leadership Certificate.

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Rotman School of Management

The Ontario Student Assistance Program is offering financial assistance to Ontario residents

The Ontario Student Assistance Program is now offering funding for micro-credentials, including Rotman Executive Programs. This new resource is part of Ontario’s micro-credentials strategy, helping learners access more opportunities to train or upskill for in-demand jobs through loans and grants. This funding is available for Ontario residents only with additional requirements.

Learn about OSAP funding for Ontario residents as well as the full details of the program by downloading our brochure.


Didn't find what you were looking for? Write to us at or Schedule a call with one of our Program Advisors or call us at +1 985 616 5261 (US) / +44 127 959 4639 (UK) / +65 3138 5295 (SG)

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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