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Rotman Executive MBA Students Named Among the World’s Best

June 5, 2017

Toron­to, ON – Two grad­u­at­ing stu­dents from the Exec­u­tive MBA pro­grams at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment have been named to the Poets&Quants list of the best and bright­est Exec­u­tive MBA stu­dents of 2017.

Rod­ney Che­ung, MBA’17, a grad­u­ate of the One-Year Exec­u­tive MBA Pro­gram, and Rachel Huck­le, MBA’17, a grad­u­ate of the Glob­al Exec­u­tive MBA pro­gram, were the only stu­dents from a Cana­di­an pro­gram on the list which was pub­lished today.

“Rod­ney is a reward­ing exam­ple of a stu­dent who was able to get the most val­ue out of the Exec­u­tive MBA pro­gram by lever­ag­ing his strengths and busi­ness expe­ri­ence while devel­op­ing the areas for improve­ment, espe­cial­ly those revealed to him over the course of the pro­gram,” says Prof. Doug Hyatt, Aca­d­e­m­ic Direc­tor, Morn­ing, Evening and Exec­u­tive MBA pro­grams.

Not only did Che­ung, who is cur­rent­ly Chief Infor­ma­tion Offi­cer at MediS­o­lu­tions, ben­e­fit from the pro­gram, he was pre­sent­ed with The Jane Tyer­man Award, a peer nom­i­nat­ed award for the stu­dent who “has con­tributed the most to the learn­ing expe­ri­ences of their class­mates.”

“Rachel’s abil­i­ty to trans­late ideas, frames, mod­els and approach­es into orga­ni­za­tion­al ini­tia­tives makes her an exem­plar of what effec­tive exec­u­tive man­age­ment edu­ca­tion strives to pro­duce: lead­ers who pos­sess both self-aware­ness and a com­mit­ment to bet­ter­ing the orga­ni­za­tion­al expe­ri­ence of oth­ers,” says Nouman Ashraf, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Teach­ing Stream.

Huck­le is cur­rent­ly Senior Vice Pres­i­dent, Health and Well­ness at Shop­pers Drug Mart. She is also a grad­u­ate of The Judy Project, from the Rot­man Ini­tia­tive Women in Busi­ness, one of Canada’s lead­ing exec­u­tive forums, unique­ly designed to sup­port and pre­pare women who are ascend­ing into exec­u­tive lead­er­ship and C‑suite posi­tions.

Pro­files of Che­ung and Huck­le are avail­able online.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Tel: 416–946-3818