News Archive

IMIC Trades to the Top at Rotman Commerce Competition

IMIC students recently competed at the Rotman Commerce Trading Competition, placing first overall. IMI asked team member Christopher Kang to share his thoughts on the process...Read more

UTM Business students RISE to the Challenge

RISE is a case competition hosted by York University’s Schulich School of Business that challenges student teams to solve a real life problem. Sania Haider (4th year Marketing), Ethan Le (4th year Finance), Ahraniya Ragavan (3rd year Accounting) and Sarah Sultana (3rd year Management) completed the challenge and won first place for IMIC in the entrepreneurial discipline....Read more

History unveiled at the University of Toronto Mississauga

Department of Management director donates collection of historical bond certificates to the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre...Read more

UTM marketing competition challenges students to think outside the “cube”

Now in its fifth year, the annual Ready, Set, Market competition welcomed commerce and management students to take part in creating a marketing plan that would increase brand awareness for ICUBE, the Institute for Management & Innovation’s business accelerator at the University of Toronto Mississauga.


Management student (and SMA president) Kaitlyn D’Lima featured in The Medium for winning UTM's 2015-16 Female Intramural Athlete of the Year

UTM's Department of Management hosts welcome reception for second-year commerce and management students

Three years ago it started off as just a welcome lunch, but it quickly flourished into something more. Officially welcomed by the Department of Management and the Institute for Management & Innovation, second-year commerce and management students attended a reception held in their honour at the Instructional Building at the University of Toronto Mississauga.


UTM accounting students meet with potential employers as part of the Emerging Accounting Professionals Conference

Accounting students at the University of Toronto had a chance to interact with prospective employers during the Emerging Accounting Professionals Conference (EAPC) held September 2nd at the Innovation complex on the Mississauga campus.


Commerce students attend UCS’s end-of-summer networking event

Before heading off to class in September undergraduate students, who are focused on careers in commerce and accounting, had another opportunity to hone their networking skills at Commerce Cares last Friday.


Commerce grad finds success by expanding his horizons

During his first two years at university, Daniel Jayasinghe focused on academic life. The U of T Mississauga commerce student was looking ahead to a career in accounting and worked hard to load his resumé with great grades and industry related experiences. “I spent two years focused on school—I thought it was what the big firms were looking for,” he says. But when he was passed over for work placements, Jayasinghe knew he had to expand his horizons.


The Review of Financial Studies rewards IMI faculty member for early-career achievement

Pat Akey, an assistant professor of finance at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Management & Innovation (IMI), has been selected to receive the 2016 Rising Scholar Award.


IMI honours UTM students at 2016 awards night

Another year of academic achievement was celebrated by the Institute for Management & Innovation at the Innovation Complex. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and industry representatives were in attendance at the awards night - now in its second year.


Students trade stocks in IMI finance competition

The closing ceremony of the IMI Finance Competition was held on March 16 in the Innovation Complex Rotunda. Sponsored by Nvest, it featured roughly 100 guests, among whom were UTM’s principal Deep Saini and IMI director Hugh Gunz.


Students show their green at conference

The Undergraduate Commerce Society held its ninth annual Show Me The Green Conference March 12, which saw three UTM students take home the grand prize.


Strong alumni turnout marks IMI’s ongoing success

Last Thursday evening (January 21, 2016) the Institute for Management & Innovation hosted its first alumni event, welcoming graduates from all of the Institute’s programs, as well as faculty and staff.


Associate Yourself Fair 2016

Networking was the name of the game at the PDLC’s first annual ‘Associate Yourself’ event. The event took place on the afternoon of January 14th, with over 18 industry-leading associations in attendance.


Q&A: Social activist Craig Kielburger talks about the evolution of Free The Children

Free The Children co-founder Craig Kielburger was at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus last Thursday, where he sat down with the director of the Institute for Management & Innovation, Hugh Gunz, to discuss the charity’s success.


Excitement, Anxiety, Ambition: Fall Campus Day 2015

Fall Campus Day is a campus-wide open house event where prospective U of T goers get to mingle and chat with current students and faculty, to get a feel for the next four years of their lives.


IMI faculty awarded grants for research

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has awarded two professors at the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Department of Management grants of approximately $50,000 to $150,000 to help answer some fascinating questions.


Are you university ready?

First-year university students get some tips on how to make a succesful transition from high school during UTM conference.

According to the Persistence in Post-Secondary Education in Canada report, which analyzed data from Statistics Canda's Youth in Transition Survey, approximately 14 percent of first-year university students drop out.

A Passion for Finance

Former UTM student off to a good start

Success sometimes starts with failure.

This was the valuable lesson Arnav Gupta learned during his second year as an undergrad. Although he had competed in a simulated stock competition and bombed it, it was that very experience that ignited Gupta’s interest in finance. Read more...

UTAC Competition

UTM Undergraduate Team Takes Top Honours at Annual Accounting Competition

It was Afnan Azam’s first time competing at the University of Toronto Accounting Competition (UTAC) in Scarborough, where he and long-time team members Vivek Bhatt, Vaibhav Makkar, Ahsun Aziz and Natalie Yu went up against teams from UTSC, York University, University of Waterloo and UTSG.... Read more

Spring Convocation 2015

UTM Celebrates the Commerce and Management Graduating Class

When UTM’s Commerce and Management graduates walked onto the stage at the historic Convocation Hall last week, there were cheers and probably more than a few tears shed in the audience... Read more

Academic Society of the Year

UTM’s Undergraduate Commerce Society Named Academic Society of the Year

UTM’s largest academic society was celebrated for their outstanding contributions to student life on campus. The evening was hosted by the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union and took place at the Payal Banquets & Convention Centre in Mississauga late March... Read more

Director's Circle & IMI Awards Night 2015

IMI’s Undergraduate Winners Shine at Awards Night

The Institute for Management & Innovation’s student community was celebrated yesterday evening at the inaugural Director’s Circle & Awards Night. The event took place in the Innovation Complex’s signature rotunda, and brought together faculty, staff and students into a one-evening networking event showcasing students’ achievements from the past year... Read more

Natasha Walli, Careers Officer, talks about resumes in The Medium

Natasha Walli, Careers OfficerMeet your new Careers Officer - Natasha Walli.

As a member of the Undergraduate Programs team, Natasha will work to support the career needs of the commerce and management students at UTM.
Natasha has an extensive background working in employment services. Prior to joining the Management Department, she worked at the UTM Career Centre as an Employment Advisor.

Read the article in The Medium

Show Me the Green 2015

Business savvy students green it up at UTM

Dirty, grease-stained pizza boxes need not spell gloom and doom for recycle die-hards. At least, that’s not what a group of UTM students thought when they proposed a simple, reusable design: what if the perforated lid of the box was fashioned into plates, and the reusable remainder of the box was sculpted into a container for leftovers... Read more

Students compete on sustainable proposals

Finalists from student teams across Ontario met at UTM with competing sustainability proposals this month.

Over 30 teams competed in the eighth annual Show Me the Green Conference in the Instructional Building on March 7. Competitors rose to support modern, cost-effective environmental sustainability and development... Read more

UTM commerce student lands position at top accounting firm

Connor Kelly

Hard work, skill and determination have helped U of T Mississauga student Connor Kelly land a job at one of the world’s leading accounting firms. But his path to this big opportunity was also facilitated by the knowledge and connections he gained at UTM.



Fall Campus Day - Sunday October 26, 2014

Image of campus during fall seasonJoin us for Fall Campus Day! Learn more about the Department of Management, get to know some of our Faculty, Staff, and meet our academic societies (UCS, SMA).  Attend our Business Programs (Commerce, Management, Economics) information sessions. More Info...

Welcome Reception 2014

welcome reception above view Welcome reception group shot welcome reception group shot

On September 18, 2014 the Department of Management welcomed our newest entrants into the Commerce and Management programs.  Students we welcomed by program directors, chairs, and were introduced to academic societies and campus partners. Formal remarks were followed by a networking reception.

2014 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award

Sarah Adnan poses with Gordon Cressy and U of T president Meric Gertler  Hani Al-Dajane poses with Gordon Cressy and U of T President Meric Gertler  Sarah Israr poses with Gordon Cressy and U of T President Meric Gertler

Sarah Adnan, Hani Al-Dajane, and Sarah Israr each receive the graduating student leadership award for their outstanding contributions to U of T.  Read More...

Director's Circle 2013-2014

image of Director's Circle inductees 2013-2014Congratuations to all Commerce, BBA, and Management Major students accepted into this years 2013-2014 Director's Circle. 



Pulling the plug on disposable batteries wins annual SMG competition

 Sunny Gill, Rustom Patel, Mahjabeen Tariq, Mannan Puri, Aseem AliU of T Mississauga's Undergraduate Commerce Society (UCS) held it's 7th annual Show Me The Green (SMG) competition, March 2014. The winning team's pitch: to switch from regular disposable batteries to batteries with USB powered cells.


Student of the Month - Management students bring first TEDx to UTM

Image of Sarah Adnan and Sarah Israr sitting on a red arm chair at TEDx eventRecently named Student Life's Student of the Month, Sarah Adnan and Sarah Israr (current President and Vice-President of SMA) share what inspired them to bring TEDx to UTM for the first time ever!



Banking students excel in national competition in Vancouver

UTM Commerce students, Jun yo Kim, Sally Lam, Jiachen Yao, and Jin Young HanEconomic and Commerce students place in the top 25 of more than 220 teams world-wide at the 2014 National Investment Banking Competition.

Team members include: Jiachen Yao, Sally Lam, Jun Yo Kim, and Jin Young Han.


UTM Commerce student revolutionizes the business card

UTM Student holding cell phone and business cardAwaad Aamir, Accounting Specialist Commerce student brings paper business cards into the digital age.

"When you interact with somebody's phone, it immediately transits profile information on you - who you are, what you look like, what you do, where you went to school, what you studied."


Aly Madhavji, 2012 BCom graduate shares his personal experiences for all University students

your guide to succeed in university"Do you ever wonder why most alumni or adults say, 'University was the best years of my life'?"

Aly Madhavji, BCom, CIM, shares his experiences with this practical guide. Aly graduated in 2012 from University of Toronto Missisauga with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Department of Management. Download his free guide onto your iPad, iBook, Kindle, or other Epub.


Why One Student Transitioned From Engineering To Accounting

Avalon D'SouzaHave you considered switching your college or university degree? Do you think such a change is too risky? University of Toronto student, Avalon D'Souza, took that risk when he decided to pursue accounting after two years of studying engineering.


Hugh Gunz named Inaugural Director for Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI)

Hugh Gunz named inaugural Director for Institute for Management and InnovationOver the next two years, Hugh Gunz will provide shape and structure to the new institute. He's planning a number of activities to introduce IMI to the UTM and greater Mississauga communities. In the works are seminar series, such as one to introduce budding scientists to the "ins and outs" of commercialization and conferences to draw together interested researchers.

"Our goal is to produce mission-centred managers who understand the science as well as the business for which they are being educated." Read more...

Innovation Complex groundbreaking showcases new approach to business education

Innovation Complex Ground Breaking"The Innovation Complex and its signature institute will help our students to develop the outlook and analytical capscity they need to compete and win in today's tough economic climate," - U of T President David Naylor. Read more...


First Annual Countdown To Success feat. David Chilton

David Chilton at Countdown To SuccessThe Wealthy Barber, David Chilton was featured at the Dept. of Management's first annual Countdown To Success. Read more...