Learn how to get into Canada’s best MBA program – University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management MBA program
With the warm and approachable student community at Rotman School of Management, your MBA application process should become all the more easy! In this interview of Admissions Roadmap, Ponna and I take you through the admissions process of one of the leading business schools in Canada.
Key lessons from the interview:
BACKGROUND AND WHY MBA
- [1:38] Ponna shares his educational and pre-MBA finance background
- [3:04] Ponna talks about his motivations in financial services and why he loves the industry.
ASSESSING FIT WITH MBA PROGRAMS AND WHY CHOOSE ROTMAN MBA
- [5:27] Why should you choose to do an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, Canada?
- [7:07] How to find out what Rotman offers in their MBA program? How does collecting feedback from the alumni of the college help you in analyzing the place altogether?
- [8:06] Networking and the friendly environment offered by students and the admission committee at Rotman MBA
- [11:13] How does a one-on-one conversation with an admissions committee member help you before actually going through the selection process?
ROTMAN MBA APPLICATION AND ESSAYS ADVICE
- [11:54] Ponna shares how he learned the essays were not focused on your work experience alone
- [12:52] The benefits of submitting your resume beforehand and reaching out to the Rotman MBA admissions committee much in advance.
- [14:13] How do you answer the ‘What are your spike factors’ question? How did Ponna learn about it by reaching out to the the school beforehand?
- [16:56] How the Rotman adcom sees your extra-curricular activities and its importance during the MBA application process
- [22:00] How to tackle Rotman’s video application questions look like? How do you excel in answering them?
- [23:45] How to write exceptional essays that land you an MBA admission at Rotman? Know how your preparation practice should really look like
ROTMAN MBA INTERVIEW PROCESS AND ADVICE
- [25:05] How to tackle the Rotman MBA interview? How does introspection of your strengths and weaknesses with your friends or colleagues help you in understanding yourself better? Learn how self-analysis can help you master the interview process
- [26:49] The average duration of an interview at Rotman’s? How do you prove your skills in the limited time-frame allotted?
MBA FROM IVEY BUSINESS SCHOOL VS. ROTMAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
- [27:49] What factors stand out at the Ivey Business School for its MBA program?
- [29:17] The line of commonality in all business schools in Canada
- [30:12] Actionable advice for aspiring Indian applicants eyeing Canadian business schools
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