University of Toronto’s business school now considers MBA applicants with three-year degrees as well, say officials.
Indian aspirants applying for admission to postgraduate programmes in North America are often required to have done either a four-year bachelor’s degree or a three-year degree plus a master’s. The website of the university’s Rotman School of Management, too, says essentially the same. However, Rotman officials, who were recently in Delhi for a launch of a book by the school’s dean, offered hope to graduates with three-year credentials.
“At Rotman, we will consider applications from candidates with three-year degrees,” said Marie-Eve Roy, assistant director, recruitment and admissions, full-time MBA, Rotman School of Management.
Being open to such candidates has had a qualitative as well as a quantitative impact on the candidate pool. More applicants has meant more diversity among the applicants, said Roy, on the sidelines of the launch event for Playing To Win, authored by Roger L Martin, dean of Rotman and AG Lafley, former CEO, Procter & Gamble. About 20% of the 313 students in the institute’s full-time MBA programme are from India.