About the Program

The Management Specialist is a four-year program which leads to a BBA degree preparing students to become effective members of organizations. Drawing on a balanced offering of rigorous intellectual frameworks from the social sciences, the Specialist covers the nature and operations of organizations as well as managerial functions.


Bachelor of Business Administration or Honours Bachelor of Arts

Program Options

Specialist, Major

After completing your first year, you'll be asked to confirm what program(s) you wish to study – your Programs of Study. They can be integrated in unique ways to obtain your U of T degree, but must be one of the following three combinations: one Specialist; or two Majors; or one Major and two Minors. You don't need to worry about that now, but if you'd like to learn more about this process, watch our handy video (7 min).

Admission Requirements

You apply to an admission category, which is a collection of similar programs. Once you've accepted an offer of admission to our campus, we go into greater detail about specific program and course selection options.

At the end of your first year, you will choose your program(s), which means that your first year is an excellent opportunity to explore the full breadth of offerings.

Regardless of what you study, remember that you will receive a prestigious University of Toronto degree when you graduate that tells everyone that you are ranked among the best in the world!

OUAC Application Code
Program Course Prerequisites
English, Advanced Functions
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Approximate Competitive Average
Mid 80s

The admission average is calculated with English (ENG4U) plus the next best five Grade 12 U or M courses. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to the University. Admission is subject to space availability and competition.

Additional Admission Criteria & Notes

Completing the Specialist program leads to a BBA. Completing the Major program leads to an HBA.

The content in this section is based on requirements in the Ontario curriculum.

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Please visit the Admissions section of our site for full requirements.

Discover Your Potential

UTMM Faculty Research and Activities

The University of Toronto is a leader in research and innovation. Department of Management faculty are highly research-active in areas of Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, and Strategic Management.

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Student Experience

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Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques for analyzing data for the purposes of decision and control. Topics covered include mathematical modelling, decision analysis and operations management.

World Map

This course provides a broad overview of the global environment and introduce critical perspectives in international business, as well as the key management challenges of operating across nations and cultures.

People Working Together

Students will be provided with an opportunity to apply, in a practical business setting, the management knowledge they have gained. The internship will provide students with a valuable opportunity to make personal contacts in the public or private sector.

Student Groups & Societies

Planning Ahead

Whether you want to land your dream job, conduct groundbreaking research, or start your own business, we can get you there. Here are resources to help you explore your career options.

Career Options

Created by our Career Centre, the Careers by Major database identifies some potential career fields, how to gain related skills and experience, and useful resources and job samples. But always remember, your program of study doesn't have to determine your career!

Program Plans

Program Plans are quick and accessible overviews of the many academic and co-curricular opportunities available to help you get the most out of your UTM experience.

Tip Sheets

The Career Centre offers dozens of tip sheets with helpful information about topics related to searching for work, planning your career, and pursuing further education.

View to the U: An eye on UTM research

View to the U is a podcast that features U of T Mississauga faculty members from a range of disciplines who will illuminate some of the inner-workings of the science labs and enlighten the social sciences and humanities hubs at UTM.

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Professor Soo Min Toh talks about, among other things, the research that she has done in gender and the workplace, particularly in the area of women in leadership roles, something that has particular relevance for Soo Min’s own current situation: in the summer of 2017, she took on the role of Director at University of Toronto Mississauga’s Institute for Management & Innovation, also known as IMI, where she is helping to foster this expansive team, which boasts no less than 6 graduate professional programs, the home of dozens of faculty members, some cross-appointed over eight of UTM’s departments, and nearly 30 administrative staff, for continued success and future development as IMI continues to evolve.

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