Undergraduate Programs FAQ

SubjectPOSt admission

The cut-off will vary each year and is dependent on the applicant pool.

2023 second round admission information will be available in September. Students should check ACORN for admission information.  

Year  Round1  Round2 

A weighted average of prerequisite courses will be used to determine program admission (ECO101H5, ECO102H5, MGM101H5, MGT120H5 or MGM102H5, MAT133Y5 or both MAT135H5 and MAT136H5. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for details.

The majority of admission offers will be allocated during the first round, late May-early June. There will be an opportunity for second round admissions but is likely to be more competitive given the remaining spaces available for the program.

Unfortunately, this is not possible. Admission cannot be offered to students that have SDF or GWR notations in prerequisite courses. All grades and/or transfer credits must be finalized and available on ACORN by the first week of May and last week of August to be considered for program admission. Completion of 4.0 credits must also be confirmed before admission can be offered.

There are two rounds of admissions within the Department of Management. The first round of decisions are usually available at the end of May or early June and the second round of decisions are usually available early September. The majority of admission offers will be allocated during the first round, late May - early June. There will be an opportunity for second round admissions but is likely to be more competitive given the remaining spaces available for the program.

Unfortunately not! All courses required for completion of your program (including the prerequisite courses) must be graded. Exceptions were made in the following terms:

Fall 2021 [COVID-19 for UTSG courses with final exams]

Winter 2020 [COVID-19]

Winter 2015 [CUPE 3902 Unit 1 strike]

Yes! Once admitted to the program, students can easily switch programs on ACORN. Please remember that you can switch programs and will not need to reapply in order to change specializations. Please email the Academic Advisor if you are in the Management Major and would like to switch to the Specialist (again, you will not need to re-apply once admitted to ERMAJ2431).

If you are in the HR Program, please be aware that some 300 and 400 level HR courses will not be offered every year.

Key points:

MGM360H5, MGM364H5 & MGM464H5 are not scheduled to be offered during 2024-25.

MGM365H5, MGT465H5 & MGM466 are not scheduled to be offered during 2025-26.

Repeating a course for program admission & reapplying to the program

Yes, students may repeat a specific passed course once, regardless of the grade earned. Eligible students may enrol provided there is space and only after other degree students have had an opportunity to enrol.

For Program admission, UTMM will consider the highest grade earned for repeated courses. In other words, if a student received a 60% in their first attempt and 65% in your second attempt, UTMM will consider the highest grade (i.e. 65%) in the students weighted average. The highest grade will be considered regardless of whether the students as been approved for SAC.

If a student fails a prerequisite course, we will still consider the highest attempt. For example, if a student received a 46% in their first attempt and 65% in their second attempt, the highest grade (i.e. 65%) will be considered.

Students must still achieve a minimum of a 63% in MAT133Y5 or acceptable equivalent, MGM101H5, MGM102H5 or MGT120H5, and/or ECO101H5 and ECO102H5 to be considered for admission to the Program.

Students may want to review Second Attempt for Credit, or SAC, options.

All students applying to the Management or Commerce Program should have an alternate (i.e. back-up) plan in the event that admission is not offered. Advisors at the Office of the Registrar are happy to help with this process. If students are not accepted, they can apply the following year or pursue another Program of Study.

Students who have completed a full year course must take both half courses for use towards the weighted admission average. For example, students who completed MAT133Y need to complete both MAT135H and MAT136H in order for the half courses to be used towards the weighted average. Completion of a single half course (MAT135H or MAT136H), will not be used. Students may have the option of repeating MAT133Y, please check the Timetable for enrollment restrictions. For students that completed ECO100Y, both ECO101H and ECO102H must be completed for use towards the weighted average. Completion of a single half course (ECO101H or ECO102H), will not be used instead of ECO100Y.

Transfer credits

Please visit the Transfer Credit website here. You can also visit their FAQ site for additional information here.

Some courses can be used for program admission, please use the chart below as a guide. Note: this is reference only and is subject to change, students should visit the academic department for confirmation.



UTSC: MGTA05H3 or (MGTA01H3 and MGTA02H3)


ECO101H5 and

UTSG: ECO100Y1 or (ECO101H1 and ECO102H1)





UTSG: MAT133Y1 or (MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)

UTM: MAT135Y5 or (MAT135H5 and MAT136H5) or (MAT132H5 and MAT134H5) or MAT137Y5 or MAT157Y5

*Reference only, all students should check with the respective academic departments for updated information (reviewed Winter 2023). More information about internal transfer is available at here.

All students should ensure they meet the prerequisites and enrollment controls. ECO100Y5 is equivalent to ECO101H1 and ECO102H1 but all students must receive a minimum mark of 63% in each half year course for program admission. We will not take the average of these courses (for example, if you received 60% in ECO101 and 70% in ECO102, The Department of Management will not use a 65% average for program admission)

Students with direct equivalent transfer credit(s) for MAT133Y5 or acceptable equivalent, MGM101H5, MGM102, MGT120H5, and/or ECO101H5 and ECO102H5 who wish to apply to the Commerce or Management Program will be assigned a 63% for the transfer credit. Transfer credits that have been deemed as exclusions to prerequisite courses cannot be used to satisfy admission requirements (for example, MAT1**Y5 with exclusion to MAT133Y5).

This grade (in addition to other transfer credits for prerequisite courses and the Management/Commerce prerequisite courses) will be used to determine the students weighted average.

Students can opt to repeat the course (or equivalent credit) at UofT and the UofT grade will be considered in the weighted average, instead of the transfer credit. If a student opts to complete the UofT course (or equivalent credit), the student has forfeited the opportunity to use their transfer credit for their weighted average for program admission to Management/Commerce. For example, a student that received a transfer credit for MAT133Y but completed MAT135H and MAT136H will have the UofT course combination used for their weighted average for program admission. Students should refer to the Commerce or Management program pages on the UTM Academic Calendar for a list of acceptable equivalents for application to Commerce or Management POSt.

Please ensure transfer credits are updated on ACORN. The Transfer Credit Office must confirm assessment decisions. Equivalencies cannot be determined by the Department of Management.

Study abroad

Please visit the Academic Advisor for specific details, but study abroad courses do not typically count towards program completion unless there is an unspecified second year MGT requirement (for example 0.5 credit required at the MGT 200 level).

Non-Management and Commerce students

You must be accepted into the Management or Commerce program before you are able to register in upper year MGM/MGT courses.

For students applying to Round 2, you won't be able to register in MGT/MGM courses until you are accepted in early September. 

Experiential opportunities

UTMM has two exciting opportunities available for eligible students:  

MGT480H5 Internship provides students the opportunity to engage in learning outside of the classroom. In a practical setting, students apply the management experience they have gained through previous course work. Students usually take this course in their final year of study and should register through ACORN (including students enrolled in the Human Resources Specialist).

Information will be sent directly to students but there will be a mandatory orientation session offered in September, along with an application and interview process by UTMM and potential employers during the Fall term. Students can expect finalized results by late November to early December but all students are strongly encouraged to register for another course in the event that an internship is not secured.  

The Certificate in Effective Business Practices & Leadership Skills launched in Fall 2020. Participants will be eligible to participate in a 4-month (non-credit) paid work placement while completing certificate requirements and their program of study.

This program will available to students enrolled in any Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) stream, including specialists and majors. Students interested in this opportunity must meet certain criteria (i.e. CGPA, PSDP points, mandatory courses etc.) to apply. Only successful students will be admitted to the program and spaces are limited.

ROP allows degree students to work on an innovative research project with a highly qualified Professor. Students work one-on-one with a Professor on campus while earning course credit towards their degree and possibly, Program requirements.

Explore the ROP websiteLinks to an external site. to gain a better understanding of what the Program has to offer. The application and approval process is entirely online. Users log into the ROPAPPLinks to an external site. using their UTORID to view projects and submit application(s).

 Deferred final exams

When your petition for a deferred examination in a given course is granted, an "SDF"(standing deferred) notation is assigned in place of the original grade on your transcript. Students with SDF notations (i.e. approved exam deferral) for prerequisite courses will be able to remain in the subsequent course only if they have earned a passing grade (i.e. you must have earned at least 50% without the final exam) in the prerequisite course. For example, in order to remain enrolled in MGT232H5, you must have achieved a passing grade in MGT231H5 (i.e. you must have earned at least 50% without the final exam). For clarification, this means that if your grade for the SDF course is less than 50% without the final exam, you will be deregistered from the subsequent course.

*This information is subject to change. More information about the Commerce and Management programs are available here.