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August 15, 2017

New Global Executive MBA Program in Healthcare & the Life Sciences Launched by the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – With the pace of change in healthcare and the life sciences sector accelerating at unprecedented rates, a new Executive MBA program from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management aims to prepare working professionals in the sector to lead their organizations, businesses and health systems. The Global Executive MBA in Healthcare & the Life Sciences is an 18-month program which offers an innovative curriculum that combines core management skills and practical engagement with deep self-development insights and…

August 14, 2017

University of Toronto Professor Awarded Grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Toronto, ON – An economics professor at the University of Toronto is the recipient of a prestigious grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the behavioural welfare economics of how nudges affect financial decision making. Sandro Ambuehl is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough, with a cross-appointment to the Business Economics area at the University’s Rotman School of Management. He joined the University in 2016 after completing a PhD at…

August 9, 2017

Rotman School MBA Graduates Named as “MBAs to Watch” by Poets&Quants

Toronto, ON – Two graduates of the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the Poets&Quants “MBAs to Watch” list, which highlights 100 successful MBA graduates from around the world. Aqeela Nanji, MBA’17, and Phil Gazaleh, MGA/17, were the only two students from a Canadian business school named to the list, which originated from nominations submitted by over 60 MBA programs for Poets&Quants Best & Brightest” MBAs feature from earlier…

July 31, 2017

Rotman School Professors Shortlisted for Thinkers50 Awards

Toronto, ON – Three professors from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, including a former Dean, have been shortlisted for Distinguished Achievement Awards from Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers. The awards will be announced, along with the ranking of thinkers, on November 13. “Thinkers50 is a celebration of the very best new management thinking as well as those ideas which stand the test of time,” says Des Dearlove, who, with Stuart Crainer, created Thinkers50 in 2001.…

July 26, 2017

Four Chief Scientists Appointed to University of Toronto’s Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre

Toronto, ON – Four professors at the University of Toronto have been appointed as chief scientists at the Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) Centre. The new appointees will lead research partnerships and other activities in the four areas of behavioural insights applied to consumers, citizens, organizations, and markets. BEAR is a centre at the UofT’s Rotman School of Management that combines decades of research in decision-making with empirically tested tools to facilitate behavioural change. The Centre looks at social…

July 25, 2017

How does Toronto’s Fiscal Autonomy Compare to Other International Cities?

Toronto, ON – Major cities across Canada have been asking for more fiscal autonomy so that they can “control their own destiny.” But what exactly is fiscal autonomy and why is it important? A new Perspectives Paper released today by Enid Slack, director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, attempts to answer these questions by analyzing the municipal finances of eight international cities. Local fiscal autonomy is the extent…

July 24, 2017

New Appointments Strengthen Research and Teaching Activities at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management

Toronto, ON – An expert in global health and international development and a senior finance professional with over 25 years of experience in capital markets are among the new faculty members who are joining the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management at the start of the 2017/18 academic year. The appointments help to strength the school’s research activities as well its teaching capabilities across all of the School’s pre and post experience programs. Ryann Manning joins the Rotman School as…

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