FAQs

Management and Economics
How many applications do you receive each year in Management and how many applicants get admitted?
What programs are available in the Management Department?
Are there part-time students in Management?
What is required to get direct entry from high school into the Management program?
If I plan to get a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), why should I choose to study for an undergraduate degree in Management?
What are the major areas of study in Management and Management Co-op?
Can I do a Major or a Minor in Economics with my Specialist in Management?
I see the department offers a Specialist Program in Economics for Management Studies (BBA) how does this differ from the regular BBA program?
What are pre-program management students?
What are the breadth requirements?
Are Management and Economics professors accessible?
What career opportunities are available to Management graduates?
How well do Management graduates do in the job market?
How does the registration system work? What determines if I will get a specific course?
Where is Management at UTSC?
When I select a program of study, does it appear on my Diploma?
Within the Specialist in Management leading to the BBA can I select more than one program of study?

Management Co-op

If I am not admitted to Co-op Management will you consider me for other choices?
What are the benefits of Co-op Management program?
What companies employ Co-op Management students on work terms?
How many work terms are required and when do they start?
What is a Co-op Work Term Preparation Course (COPD07Y3)?

Interdisciplinary

What are the courses I need to take in my first year if I am admitted to Management and Information Technology? 
Are there going to be any new interdisciplinary programs in the future?
What degree do I get when I complete a Program in Management and Information Technology?

General Information 

I am currently studying at another University and I am thinking about transferring to Management-what is the procedure?
Is there any financial aid available? What is required to get financial aid? 
What extra curricular activities are there for students and what is student life like? 
How culturally diverse is UTSC? 
What opportunities do I have to study a language? 
I would like to study abroad, do you have exchange programs to study elsewhere?
What is the average class size? 
What are the library resources like?
If I am struggling in my adjustment to academic life, where can I seek help?
If I am having to trouble with the mathematics in my courses, what can I do? 
How do students go about finding a job as they approach graduation?
Is there other help for me with my courses?

 

Management and Economics

How many applications do you receive each year in Management and how many applicants get admitted?

Admission to Management is competitive and we receive an increasing number of applications each year.  For 2014 we received 2104 applications to Co-op Management (including Economics) for roughly 187 available spaces, and 644 applications for the Specialist in Management and International Business Co-op (MIB) for roughly 45 available spaces.  There were 1519 applications to the Specialist in Management non-coop for 187 spaces.  Students who are not eligible for admission to the Management programs are automatically considered for admission to alternate programs such as pre-program management and social sciences.  Students not admitted directly to a BBA program in Management are able to take all of the first year courses required to be eligible for admission to Management in second year.

What programs are available in the Management and Management Co-op?

Our core program is the Specialist in Management with various intensive areas of study. Students who are directly accepted into Management may choose to remain a generalist or choose one of these specialist programs which have both non co-op and co-op options: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, and Strategic Management. For International Business (MIB), which only offers a co-op option, students must apply to this specialist separately. We also offer a Specialist in Management Information Technology which is an interdisciplinary program that is linked with another discipline (Computer Science).

Are there part-time students in Management?

Yes, Management has part-time students. All students whether part-time or full-time are subject to the same admission standards and are required to satisfy the same degree requirements. Many courses are scheduled in the evening time slot, but there is no guarantee that the program may be completed by evening study alone. However, the Co-op program must be done on a full-time basis only.

What is required to get a direct entry from high school into the Management program?

The University's Admission and Student Recruitment department will review applicants' academic achievement in the last two years of secondary school and in addition to this, applicants' information on the Supplementary Application Form will also be reviewed. Performance in prerequisite subjects is extremely important. The admitting ranges change from year to year depending on the applicant pool. For direct admission to a Management (non co-op) program, the admitting range is likely to be in the low to mid A grade range (low to mid 80s). For direct admission to a co-op program in Management, the admitting range is likely to be in the mid to high A grade range (mid to high 80s). If an applicant does not qualify for direct entry to a Management program, the University will automatically consider the applicant for an alternate offer of admission.

Prerequisites: Management requires English (ENG4U) and Advanced Functions & Introductory Calculus (MCB4U). To obtain general admission information go to Admissions and Student Recruitment website at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/admissions/

Applicants from other educational jurisdictions must present equivalent qualifications.

If I plan to get a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), why should I choose to study for an undergraduate degree in Management?

An undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto is one of the best in North America. If you decide to do an MBA, you might complete your graduate studies much faster than if you had an undergraduate degree in some other field. Many universities will allow exemptions for several of the MBA courses allowing you to finish the MBA more quickly.

What are the major areas of study in Management?

Major areas of Studies are Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, International Business, Information Technology, and Strategic Management.

We offer all the courses which need to be completed in order to obtain a Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), or a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Our courses are also very useful for students planning to obtain a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Can I do a Major or a Minor in Economics with my Specialist in Management?

Students enrolled in any of the Specialist BBA programs in Management cannot be jointly enrolled in the Major or Minor program in Economics.

I see the department offers a Specialist Program in Economics for Management Studies (BBA) how does this differ from the regular BBA program? 

The Specialist Program in Economics for Management Studies also leads to a BBA degree but differs in some important ways from the Specialist in Management BBA program. The Economics for Management Studies BBA requires the completion of a significant amount of economics courses. This is useful for students who find a keen interest in economics and those interested in graduate study in economics or employment as business economist. This program has a co-op option.

What are pre-program management students?

Roughly 150-200 students are admitted to Pre-program Management each year. These students have access to the first year core courses in Management but must apply for admission to the second year of the program after the first year.  Pre-program students are guaranteed entry to the BBA program upon completion of the core first-year courses and meeting the CGPA 3.3 or above requirement. Many other universities admit on the model that access to Management courses and programs occurs after first or second year.

What are breadth requirements?

Of the 20 credits required for the degree, at least one-half credit must come from each of the following 5 breadth categories.

a. Arts, literature and literature

b. History, philosophy & cultural studies

c. Social & behavioral sciences

d. Natural sciences

e. Quantitative reasoning

Are Management and Economics professors accessible?

Professors are very accessible. Each professor normally sets aside several hours per week to see students. Students can also set up an appointment if they cannot see the professor during office hours. Professors not only help students with the courses but also with research and careers.

What career opportunities are available to Management graduates?

Numerous career opportunities are available and include but are not limited to areas such as Finance, Investment Banking, Accounting, Management Consulting, Human Resources, and Marketing. To help decide which area would be best for you, the Academic Advising & Career Centre offers career planning seminars and individual career counseling to all current students.

How well do Management graduates do on the job market?

Very well! The need for Management students in the job market is large. Management at UTSC prepares its students to be valuable contributors in the achievement of their organizations' goals in a highly competitive global business environment.

How does the registration system work? What determines if I will get a specific course?

First year (A level) courses are open to all students. B, C, and D level management courses are restricted to students enrolled in programs that specifically require these courses. For more information see the UTSC Registration Guide.

Where is Management at UTSC?

In 2011 Management moved into the newest building on campus. The IC building is 165,000 sq. ft. offering students more study rooms, lecture halls, and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art digital technology. It also houses a high-tech trading floor and a microprocessor lab.

When I select an area of study, does it appear on my Diploma?

No, the area of study does not appear on your diploma. It only appears on your transcript.

Within the Specialist in Management leading to the BBA can I select more than one area of study?

No, you must select only one area of study. Note that selection of a specialist or stream is optional.

 

Management Co-op

If I am not admitted to Co-op Management will you consider me for other choices?

Yes, you will be automatically considered for direct admission to Management or for Pre-program Management at the University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC).

What are the benefits of Co-op Management program?

The Co-op Management program provides students opportunities to apply their classroom knowledge to real business situations through paid employment. Just to name a few benefits of co-op education: Students acquire confidence and maturity, become familiar with work ethics and job requirements, and build contacts with professionals. They gain valuable work experience which will help them in getting their first permanent position after graduation.

What companies employ Co-op Management students on work terms?

Co-op employers range from small and mid-size firms to large multinational corporations.  The types of companies cover all industries and include accounting, high-tech, investment, and government to name a few..

How many work terms are required and when do they start?

The equivalent of three work terms of four months duration are required. The first work term begins after students have completed a minimum of 7 credits. Students work or study in all three terms for 4 years or until graduation. See the UTSC calendar for further details.

 

What is a Co-op Work Term Preparation Course (COPD07Y3)?

If you are in Co-op you must also enroll in the Co-op Work Term Preparation Course (COPD07Y3 on the student registration system). This course complements your academic learning and will prepare you for the exciting challenges of co-op work terms. Once a week for one hour throughout the Fall and Winter, all first-year co-op students meet with the coordinators and fellow classmates. In this course, you will meet the program manager, senior co-op students, student service advisors as well as expert guests and representatives from business and industry. Topics covered include career planning and self-assessment, workplace skill development, preparation for job search and co-op placement tips to achieve success on the job, and more. This non-credit course is required for all first-year co-op students and must be successfully completed in order to begin the work term portions of co-op.

 

Interdisciplinary

What are the courses I need to take in my first year if I am admitted to Management and Information Technology?

MGTA01H - Introduction to Management l & MGTA02H - Introduction to Management ll (for Pre-program & non-BBA students)

MGTA05H – Foundations of Business Management (BBA admitted students only)

MGTA35H or MGTA36H – Management Communications non Co-op/Co-op

MGEA02H/(ECMA04H) – Introduction to Microeconomics: A Mathematical Approach

MGEA06H/(ECMA06H) – Introduction to Macroeconomics: A Mathematical Approach

MGMA01H – Principles of Marketing (this course can be taken in second year)

CSCA08H – Introduction to Computer Science l

CSCA48H – Introduction to Computer Science ll

CSCA67H – Discrete Mathematics for Computer Scientists

MATA23H – Linear Algebra I (*This course can be taken in second year instead)

MATA30H – Calculus I

MATA37H – Calculus II for Mathematical Sciences

Are there going to be any new interdisciplinary programs in the future?

Yes, the department is currently developing new programs.

What degree do I get when I complete a Program in Management and Information Technology?

Bachelor of Business Administration  (B.B.A.)

 

General Information

I am currently studying at another University and I am thinking about transferring to Management. What is the procedure?

All students follow the procedure of transfer outlined within the Admissions Guidelines. It is recommended that you apply well in advance of final deadlines, especially if one of the more popular programs is desired. For more information go to: http://utsc.utoronto.ca/admissions/college-university

Is there any financial aid available? What is required to get financial aid?

The University of Toronto at Scarborough has made a commitment to its students that no student offered admission to a program should be unable to enter or complete the program due to lack of financial means. To support this commitment the University of Toronto at Scarborough offers grants, bursaries, and scholarships. Grants and bursaries are non-repayable gifts from the University to students in financial need. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Scholarships are awarded to students entering first year directly from secondary school. The value of the awards ranges from $600 to full tuition for first year. The required average for scholarship consideration varies from year to year, but it is likely to be in the mid 80s. There are also numerous scholarships available to BBA students.

See here for more details: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/mgmt/fees-funding-your-education

What extracurricular activities are there for students and what is student life like?

There are many clubs and facilities available for students.  The Management and Economics Student Association (MESA) is available for Management students.It links students with faculty and the business community offering many events and opportunities. There are also many vibrant student clubs on campus for students to get involved and connected. Check  www.mesa.ca to see what’s happening.

To support student life and success, there are many student services available.  For a comprehensive list, refer to www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~stuaff/

How culturally diverse is UTSC?

UTSC embraces diversity in all of its elements. Students, staff and faculty represent many parts of the world. University of Toronto believes in serving the diverse needs of its community and as such offers many services and resources to meet your needs based on principles of mutual respect and inclusion. UTSC has 23 cultural clubs and 11 faith-based clubs.

What opportunities do I have to study a language?

Students can enroll in languages offered at UTSC through The Centre for French and Linguistics at http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/cfl/programs

I would like to study abroad, do you have exchange programs to study elsewhere?

Yes, UofT has partnered with several universities in many parts of the world, and the majority of the courses are taught in English. If you have a particular university in mind where we do not have an exchange agreement, you are welcome to make a proposal. If you are interested in working for a company with international base, a study-abroad experience can make your resume stand out. For more information, check the Web site at http://cie.utoronto.ca/

What is the average class size?

Class sizes vary and generally get smaller as students progress to upper year courses. One of our first-year courses could have 350 students in a class, while 2nd-year courses have an average of 60 students. Third and fourth-year courses may be an average of 25-40 depending on the demand and design of the course. Professors do keep office hours for personal interaction with the students.

What are the library resources like?

Library Services staff support your academic activities by providing research assistance in person, by email, by chat service, and by phone. Students have access to extensive print and electronic information resources, connections and referrals to the entire human network of Academic Resources support services and collaborative and individual study space for conducting information research. The UTSC library is connected via an electronic network to the University of Toronto system of more than 40 libraries. The University of Toronto library system, across three campuses, holds a collection of over 10 million volumes, second only in size to Harvard University libraries. The Library offers a special service for UTSC students, "Research with a Librarian", where individuals or small groups can come into the library and meet with a librarian who will assist them in finding discipline-specific research materials appropriate to your assignments.

If I am struggling in my adjustment to academic life, where can I seek help?

The Management department has an in-house program Advisor and three Supervisor of Studies to assist students with academic queries and concerns. The staff is there to serve all BBA students by helping them understand course selection and the types of programs we offer, as well as sorting out any academic problems that may arise. We are easily accessible, as we provide drop-in office hours, one-one appointments, and quick email responses. On campus, the Academic Advising & Career Centre is another place to go to for counseling and advice. In addition, there is the Centre for Teaching & Learning which will help students with a range of workshops from improving English Language skills to Presentation skills.

If I am having to trouble with the mathematics in my courses, what can I do?

Students should right away ask for help from the teaching assistant or the professor. There is also a math tutoring center on the fourth floor of the IC building. It is staffed by upper year students who are eager to help guide and assist you with your courses.

How do students go about finding a job as they approach graduation?

The Academic Advising & Career Centre at UTSC helps make the job search easier. It houses a library of career, employment, and educational information; offers seminars on career planning and job search techniques and lists part-time and full-time jobs. The Graduating Students Employment Service (GSES) is available to students in their final year and allows students to search for full-time employment before they graduate. In the past companies such as KPMG, Ernst & Young, Proctor & Gamble, Toronto Dominion and Nesbitt Burns have come to UTSC to recruit our students. Co-op students will get assistance from the management co-op office. All co-op students complete internships and this, in turn, gives them an edge during recruitment time.

Is there any other help for me with my courses?

The Management department has created other opportunities for academic help free of charge. Students may freely join one of our organized study group sessions, or see the Program Advisor to set up one-on-one peer tutoring.

For more information, please e-mail: management-supervisor-studies@utsc.utoronto.ca