MBA Essentials

Rotman School of Management

How long?

  • 9 days
  • online

Rotman School of Management


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Who should attend

Professionals from early to mid-career looking to build their business acumen, learn about the Canadian and American markets, learn how to think cross-functionally and increase their upward mobility; Managers looking to diversify and grow their professional networks

About the course

A Bridge to Business

Develop your business acumen, learn how to work collaboratively across departments and divisions, and network with a cohort of early to mid-career professionals like yourself with MBA Essentials Online: A Bridge to Business.

This three-week program includes nine sessions of Rotman’s signature MBA Essentials program as a real-time virtual experience, bringing you the best of in-class from the comfort of your own home. Each week you will learn from some of Rotman’s most exciting and knowledgeable faculty, each of whom can provide you with academic know-how paired with real world experience from their work as consultants, managers and expert advisors to some of the world’s most successful corporations.

Collectively, they offer insight into diverse fundamental business areas that are at the core of business decisions. At the end of the program, you will have gained an enhanced understanding of essential management issues, expand your understanding of how business works and become a more effective decision maker.

I need this program because:

  • I want to take my career to the next level but I don't have an MBA
  • I have trouble getting different departments in my office to collaborate and need to better understand their processes and priorities
  • It's early in my career and I need a greater understanding of the realities of business in North America
  • I am a manager/mid-career but don't have a formal business background and need to round out my skillset

Session Topics

  • Strategy
  • Trade & Foreign Investment
  • Marketing
  • Business ethics
  • Persuasion
  • Big data for managers
  • Sustainability & Innovation
  • Corporate Finance


Richard Powers

EDUCATION J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School M.A., Boston College, Lynch School of Education A.B., summa cum laude, Boston College, College of Arts & Sciences EXPERTISE/RESEARCH INTERESTS Professor Powers’ teaching and research interests include international and comparativ...

Nouman Ashraf

Nouman Ashraf is Senior Fellow at the Rotman School of Management. He possesses a broad range of professional, academic and research interests, with a specialized focus on enabling Integrative Thinking practice within organization life. For the last decade and a half, he has held progressively se...

Walid Hejazi

Walid Hejazi is an Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, and Academic Director, at the Rotman School of Management. He has researched, advised, and testified extensively on global competitiveness, and is currently working on a series of studies which shed light on the competitivene...

Simon Ashbourne

Simon Ashbourne is a founder and partner at MCG, The Marketplace Capabilities Group, a Toronto based sales and marketing consulting group – He has over 25 years of consulting experience primarily in the CPG, pharmaceutical and retail industry segments. Prior to MCG, Simon was a P...

John Oesch

Senior Lecturer, Faculty-at-Large Degrees:PhD, Northwestern University MSc, University of British Columbia MBA, University of Western Ontario MEd, University of Western Ontario BEd, University of Western Ontario BSc, University of Western Ontario John Oesch is a Senior Lecturer and Faculty at Lar...

Ramy Elitzur

Ramy Elitzur is the Edward J. Kernaghan Professor in Financial Analysis and an Associate Professor of Accounting. He has earned a PhD and MPhil. from Stern School of Business Administration, New York University and an MBA from Recanati School of Business, Tel Aviv University. In addition, he hold...

Richard Blundell

Bio Mr. Blundell has over 35 years of senior executive management and consulting experience in the global environmental services and technology sectors.  His experience includes operations management, corporate and market development, mergers and acquisitions, new business initiation, and consult...

Anne Bowers

Anne Bowers is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. Her primary research interest include how classification shapes market outcomes, particularly the impact of rating systems, rankings and social categories on organizational performance. In a second stream of research, she st...

Heather Anne Irwin

Heather-Anne Irwin is an Adjunct Professor. She is the Executive Director of the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation and founding President of Women in Capital Markets. Heather-Anne teaches MBA Finance courses - with the prospective from having been involved in the capital markets i...

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