Curating a Global Cohort of Future Business Leaders

As Rotman looks to curate each year's cohort with students from around the globe, in-person interviews are not feasible for many of their candidates and traditional essays do not provide the insight needed. Kira replaced half of their essay questions with three video questions.


Canada’s #1 business school blazes the trail with video

Rotman’s unique integrative thinking-approach is helping future business leaders adapt to the volatile and complex nature of today’s business environments and requires a different recruitment approach.


How to curate a global cohort of future business leaders

As Rotman looks to curate each year’s cohort from around the globe, in-person interviews are not feasible for more than half of their international candidates and highly sought-after North American candidates. Traditional essays were time consuming and didn’t provide the insight needed.

“The technology has enabled us to get a more holistic view of a candidate’s story, contributing to more depth and insight about our candidates so that we can select the very best talent for Rotman.”

- Niki da Silva, Former Managing Director Rotman School Of Business


Kira Talent conveys the candid personalities of candidates

The Kira assessment replaced 2 out of 4 essay questions by asking applicants three interview questions. Candidates could respond on their own time and the entire process took 5 -10 minutes.


Rotman is recognized for its innovation

As the first MBA program to review students using Kira, Rotman was able to provide thousands of candidates with a branded, first-rate interview experience. Major media took note and celebrated the school for its innovation. Overall, Rotman has enhanced the candidate experience, provided an in-person like interview experience to all applicants, and adopted a tool that helps the admissions team select the best cohort.

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