Management Department Milestones

U of T Scarborough Management attracts the top business students in Canada and globally.  We do this through an innovative approach to university level, business education.  A cornerstone of Management is its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, a four-year undergraduate program that offers a holistic business education across the management disciplines, while allowing our students to specialize their studies in finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, strategy, international business or economics. Through case-based learning, idea incubators, business simulations, co-curricular opportunities and a very popular co-op option, our students experience leadership by applying the latest management theory to real world problems, both in the classroom and in the business community.

Management Milestones


Management launches the Entrepreneurship stream within the Specialist Program in Strategic Management.


Management is the first to offer an International Business Program (MIB) at the University of Toronto. The Specialist in Management & International Business (co-op) is unique because it requires one work term and one study term abroad.

Professor Michael Krashinsky completes two terms as Chair of the Division and is succeeded by David Zweig, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.


Management moves into the new Instructional Centre (IC), which offers increased student study space, lecture halls and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art digital technology, a high-tech trading floor with double-monitor workstations and an LCD stock ticker, and a microprocessor lab.


MESA sponsors its first undergraduate business conference, LIVE (Leading Innovative Visions to Execution), bringing together Management students from across Canada to participate in a prestigious interactive and practical business competition.


To be consistent with U of T Scarborough practice, the Division of Management is renamed the Department of Management.


The Division’s new building, designed by the internationally-recognized architects Kuwabara, Payne, McKenna, Blumberg, is opened.


Professor Sandford Borins completes two terms as Chair of the Division and is succeeded by Michael Krashinsky, Professor of Economics in the Division.


The Division establishes the Wynne and Beryl Plumptre Faculty Research Fellowship to honour Wynne Plumptre, a distinguished Canadian economist who was Principal of the Scarborough campus from 1965 to 1972 and his wife Beryl, also a well- known Canadian economist. The Fellowship is funded by donations from the Plumptre family and friends, as well as proceeds from the Prudential program.


MESA holds its first annual banquet. The banquet is attended by faculty, students and affiliated employers and features awards recognizing outstanding faculty and employers.


The Division’s Economics Program is restructured to emphasize a closer linkage with the Rotman School of Management. In recognition of the Program’s distinctiveness, the degree given is changed to the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration). The Division’s name is changed to the Division of Management.


U of T Scarborough’s small Co-op Program in Administration is restructured to become the Co-op Programs in Management, with the same academic requirements as the Management program in addition to three work terms. The Program grows rapidly and currently enrolls just under half Management students.


The Management and Economics Students' Association (MESA) is founded.

The Division establishes a Certificate Program at Prudential Insurance Company’s Canadian head office in Scarborough, delivering Management courses onsite from 7 to 9 to Prudential employees. The Program runs until 1998, when the head office is relocated out of Toronto. Prudential marks the completion of the Program by donating three major scholarships to the campus.


The Division develops a new Program incorporating a broad Introduction to Management course (MGTA02), a set of core courses covering all the functional areas of management and economics, and a rich menu of electives. MGTA02 will grow to become the most popular course in the history of U of T Scarborough. The Division is authorized to give the B. Comm. Degree to Management graduates.


The Division of Management and Economics is created by combining the Management and Economics disciplines previously housed in the Division of Social Sciences. The Division’s first chair, Professor Sandford Borins, is given a mandate to develop a new Program and to hire tenure-stream faculty members to enhance the initial complement of Economics and Management faculty members.