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Jun 28, 2022
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Apply for Rotman Executive Program - Youth MBA Essentials this summer

The program is presented by the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and it will focus on Business Theory & Real-World Cases.

Apply for Rotman Executive Program - Youth MBA Essentials this summer

Presented by the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

The program will focus on Business Theory & Real-World Cases

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto (UToronto or U of T) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario,Canada. The University of Toronto offers over 700 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs.In all major rankings, the university consistently ranks in the top ten public universities in the world and as the top university in the country. It receives the most annual scientific research funding and endowment of any Canadian university and is one of two members of theAssociation of American Universities outside the United States, the other being McGill Universityin Montreal.

University Rankings

● 16th in the 2022 US Newsweek World University Rankings

● 18th in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings

● In the 2022 QS Subject Rankings, 46 subjects are ranked in the top 50 in the world, and the number ranks first among universities in the world

● The University of Toronto ranks in the top 25 globally for 32 sub-subjects in the 2022 QS Rankings

● Among Canadian universities, the University of Toronto ranks first in Canada for 34 subjects

Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto

● The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is a leading business

school in Canada and the world.

● The Rotman School of Management is Canada's premier business school, home to renowned academic gurus, industry leaders and experts, and some of the world's most

innovative research institutions. It is also the institution of choice for multinational companies recruiting MBA graduates in Canada.

● Located in the heart of Toronto, Rotman School of Management provides a wide range

of opportunities to connect with the world's top employers, global recruiters, senior executives and thought leaders.

● The Rotman MBA ranks first in Canada for employability, with graduates mostly employed in industries such as finance, consulting, high technology, consumer goods/retail and healthcare. Job categories are diverse, including strategy, finance, marketing and management, to name a few.

Professors Introduction

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 on and published extensively on topics related to international trade and foreign investment. He has been an advisor to the Canadian government and has testified many times before parliamentary and senate committees on global competitiveness. He is currently working on a series of studies that shed light on the competitiveness and productivity of Canadian firms. Hejazi has developed a successful MBA

program in Islamic Finance, the first of its kind in Canada. He has delivered lectures in over 30 countries.

Alexandre MacKay

Dr. Alexandre Mackay is Professor of Finance at the RotmanSchool of Management at the University of Toronto and also theAssociate Dean for undergraduate programs at the Rotman School of Management. She teaches in undergraduate, Master of Finance, MBA and EMBA programs. She previously served as Academic Director and Director of Undergraduate Education for the Master of Financial Risk Management program at Rotman

School of Management. She also teaches various finance and investment courses for Rotman Executive Education students. Her research interests include risk management in the deregulated Internet industry, and the efficiency of fixed income markets. She has received several Rotman School of Management Awards for Excellence in Teaching. She is also a member of the Academic Committee for Management Education at the University of Toronto and a member of the University of Toronto Academic Policy and Curriculum Committee.

Scott Liao

Dr. Scott Liao is a professor of Accounting and Academic Director of the MBA Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. His research interests include debt markets, banking regulation, and financial reporting and disclosure. He has published numerous research reports in top international academic journals such as "Accounting and Economics", "Accounting Review", "Modern Accounting Research", and "Management Science". He teaches financial accounting and data analytics at the Rotman School of Management. He is also editor-in-chief of “Contemporary Accounting Research” and co-editor of “the Journal of International Accounting”. Professor Scott Liao holds a dual Ph.D. in Accounting and Microeconomics and Statistics from The Ohio State University.

Freeda Bukhari Khan

Freeda Bukhari Khan is the Associate Director of International Programs at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and she was previously the Associate

Director of Operations and the Associate Director of Student Career Services. Before working at Rotman, she was a professor at Humber College and Western Sydney University. She teaches courses in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Business Communication at New College at the University of Toronto. She teaches International Business and Cultural Intelligence for undergraduate and graduate students at the Rotman School of Management. She has also taught in the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) International Integration Program, the Ontario Institute of Education's undergraduate and graduate programs, the Global Citizenship Program, and theInternational Strategic Research Group Program. At the Rotman School of Management, she is also responsible for organizing and teaching a series of cross-cultural courses and adaptive development courses and programs for international students, especially new students. These courses, programs and activities have been widely praised by international students.

Bernardo Blum

Dr. Bernardo Blum is Director of the International Business Institute and Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at the Rotman School of Management at the University

of Toronto. He teaches trade and business analytics MBAs at the Rotman School of Management. Professor Blum's main research areas include International Business, International Finance, Data Science in Business, Applied Econometrics etc.; he is also an expert reviewer of “American Economics Review”, “Review of Economic Research”, “Journal of Development Economics”, “Journal of International Economics”, “the Canadian Journal of Financial Economics” and “the Journal of Economic Geography”. Professor Blum received his Master's and doctoral degrees in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to Rotman, He was an assistant professor at UCLA, teaching graduate courses in international trade economics.

Program Features

● Offered by Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

● Class delivered by Rotman's EMBA professors Walid Hejazi, Bernardo Blum, Scott Liao, Freeda Bukhari Khan and Alexandre MacKay

● Curriculum includes practical business cases, covering economics, finance, business

strategy and leadership

● Six weeks of online courses help young students gain a broad perspective on the field of

international business management

● The top 10% students will receive a letter of recommendation from professors of Rotman

School of Management, University of Toronto 

Program Curriculum

Macroeconomics & Microeconomics

Identify opportunities for change in your organization based on macroeconomic trends. Learn how to compare and contrast the economic recessions in 2008 and 2020 and understand recovery patterns. Within the context of the recession caused by the COVID pandemic, analyze the following:

● Long-term deficits and government debt

● The importance of global supply chains, especially for sourcing critical goods


Learn to evaluate financial statements and apply knowledge of financial reporting to a real-world case and understand the basics of capital markets, the role of accounting, and the purpose of financial reporting.

● Identify and differentiate between mandatory and voluntary disclosures in financial statements

● Understand the elements of financial statements for analysis

Finance and Investment

Examine the importance of financial markets and learn how they enable and discipline corporations. Understand how companies make investment decisions and appraise a finance project based on the four investment decision rules.

● Recognize the power of compounding investments for higher returns in the long term

● Judge an investment project based on the risks associated with it

Strategy and Leadership

Learn about strategic decisions that determine how companies are positioned in the market. Explore the levers of competitive advantage and change management and examine ways to implement change in your organization.

● Learn about the VRIO framework to map companies against the parameters of value, rarity, imitability, and organization to gauge sustained competitive advantage

● Explore ways to shield your organization’s position in the market


Assimilate the core concepts of marketing and the strategies that lead to growth. Recognize the importance of marketing, especially in developed economies and commoditized marketplaces. Examine marketing strategies that would lead to progress in your organization.

● Learn about segmentation and the ways to stand out in commoditized markets

● Explore pricing strategies concerning brand positioning

Business Analytics

● Learn the fundamental principles and methods of Business Analysis

● Understand the application of data science theories and methods in Business Analytics

● Data collection, optimization and processing procedures

● Commonly used business analysis tools and presentation of analysis results

● Learn how to gain business insights through data analysis

● Applications of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Business

● Learn how the shift to data-based decision making

Course duration and schedule

● Delivery Mode:Online

● Length:6 weeks,4 hours per week

● From July 20, 2022 Every Wednesday 8-10pm Every Saturday 8-10pm, Eastern Time

Target Group

● Young people aged 16-22 (age range adjustable)

● Young people who want to better cope with future social challenges

● Young people who want to learn basic economics and business theory

● Young people who want to experience the theoretical and practical sharing of MBA

professors from world-class business schools

● Young people who want to apply to Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, or the top European and American business schools for undergraduate or master's degrees in the future

Program fee

● CAD 2600

Application requirements

● Application materials:copy of passport/ national ID Card

● Application deadline:Rolling. It is recommended to submit the application as early as possible

If you’re interested in the Rotman Executive Program, feel free to reach out

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