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Ted Rogers MBA in Management of Technology and Innovation

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Program Overview

Format: Full-time, Part-time

Degree Earned: Master of Business Administration

Technology and innovation are transforming the way we live and work, remaking industry boundaries with new ways of delivering products and services. In this rapidly changing world, employers need professionals who understand the pace of change and the impact of innovation in virtually all sectors. The Ted Rogers MBA in the Management of Technology and Innovation (MBA-MTI) program provides graduates with skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. You will immediately apply your knowledge to find practical solutions to the complex problems created by technology and innovation.

This is not a technical program. Students of the MBA-MTI program graduate with the skills needed to manage within companies that are focused on tech and innovation. Many of our students with non-tech backgrounds join the MBA-MTI program as a means to pursue careers in project management, consulting, research and analysis.You won't learn to code in this program, but you will learn how technology is changing organizations, why it's important, and how to communicate that to colleagues.

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At a Glance

  • Four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized institution.*
    • Business bachelor's degrees: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) or equivalent business degree exempts you from foundation courses.
    • Other bachelor's Degrees: Foundation courses will be required; exemptions are
      based on courses taken during an undergraduate degree.
  • GPA requirement: Overall average of 3.0/4.33 (B) or higher in the final two years of university study, including post-graduate university programs. For information about calculating your GPA visit the Yeates School of Graduate Studies
  • GMAT score: A minimum score of 550, the average GMAT score from recent cohorts is 628. Highest valid GMAT score will be used for consideration. GMAT code: 3QP-56-33
  • Work Experience: A comprehensive resume outlining a minimum of two years full-time professional work experience. On average, applicants have five years of work experience. Applicants with degrees from outside of Canada and less than two years North American work experience will be required to complete up to four Canadian Business courses as part of their MBA program.
  • References: Contact information for two references must be provided, one reference should be from a former instructor at the post-secondary level, and the other from a current or recent employer.
  • Statement of Interest: Approximately 500 words outlining your reasons for graduate study, your career objectives, the research interest(s) you may wish to pursue in the MBA or MBA in Management of Technology & Innovation, how your previous studies and experience have prepared you for the program.
  • Interview: After the submission of your application, you will be contacted to complete an online video interview.

* Copies of transcripts must be provided with your online application. Upon receiving an offer of admission, applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Seven core courses plus three elective courses plus one integrative semester


To graduate, you must successfully complete all of the required core courses, three electives and fulfill the integrative semester requirements.

At the Ted Rogers MBA, we will help define your career direction from day one. Our dedicated and experienced MBA Careers team can provide you with customized career evaluation, coaching sessions, career advancement services, career search assistance and much more. 

  • Career exploration workshops
  • One-on-one coaching with Executives-in-Residence and industry professionals
  • Exclusive mentorship program offered through the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre
  • Personalized job search strategies and much more

Admissions Contact

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Fax: 416-979-5153

Program Contacts

Dr. Donna Smith
Graduate Program Director
Research areas: social media, fashion, and consumer insight.
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 4827

Gloria Fernandes
Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2494
Fax: 416-979-5153

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"I was impressed not only with the classes and the ability to adapt the degree to industries, trends and functions I was most interested in, but also the support I received outside of the classroom, which allowed me to participate in a number of competitions and get more practical experience."

Kate French, MBA-MTI alumna
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How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.


At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.

Finding a Supervisor

Students should apply to the program first. Applications that meet the minimum requirements of the program will be forwarded to faculty members in the program for review. Successful applicants will be invited to visit the program and meet with faculty members that are interested in supervising them as a graduate student in their research group. A matching system is used to find the best students/supervisor match (using input from both applicants and faculty members). After a suitable match is determined, an official offer of admission will be sent with the supervisor named in the offer.