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With more than 68,000 students, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest university and among its most prestigious. The university was founded in 1827 and has since expanded across several campuses and 10 teaching hospitals in the Toronto area. The vast majority of Toronto students are undergraduates, and most are enrolled in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. The university emphasizes its commitment to teaching and research and boasts that 10 Nobel laureates have taught on its faculty.
Toronto has been educating business students for more than 100 years, but the School of Management is much younger. The Faculty of Management was officially established in 1971, 33 years after the school offered its first graduate business degree, a master of commerce. The School of Management was renamed in honor of Joseph Rotman in 1997, after Rotman and his wife gave the school $18 million. The school now educates about 2,500 students a year, ranging from undergraduates to PhDs. Integrative thinking, the ability to combine aspects of several different approaches to a problem to come to the best solution, is at the core of Rotman’s approach to business education.
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