Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many applications do you receive each year in Management or Commerce and how many applicants are admitted?
A: For upper year admission, we receive approximately 300 applications for the Management program and will accept around 60 students. For the Commerce program, we receive approximately 600 applications and accept around 300 students.

Q: Can I take ECO100 at the St. George campus?
A: Yes, but please ensure that you 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).

Q: When will upper year admission decisions be completed?
A: There are two rounds of admissions within the Department of Management. The first round of decisions are usually available at the end of May and the second round of decisions are usually available early September.

Q: Am I able to repeat MGM/MGT courses to increase my grade?
A: Students are able to repeat a course if they have not earned the credit or received a mark below the minimum requirement (63% for MGM101, MGM102, and MGT120). Once a credit is earned, students will need to request to repeat a course through the Office of the Registrar in early August, on or after the first day to add repeated courses has passed. Please check the University of Toronto Mississauga Important Dates webpage, available through the Office of the Registrar.

Q: What are the next steps if I am not accepted into Management or Commerce?
A: All students applying to the Management or Commerce program should create an alternate, or back-up, program plan in the event that admission is not offered. The 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.

Q: Can I take other MGM/MGT courses?
A: You must be accepted into the Management or Commerce program before you are able to register in any MGM/MGT courses that are second year and above.

Q: Can I use CR/NCR for my program?
A: Unfortunately not! All courses that are required for completion of your program must be graded.

Q: Can I take an equivalent course instead of the course listed on the Academic Calendar?
A: No, students must follow the courses as listed on the Academic Calendar. Course exclusions are not the same as course equivalents and therefore are not easily substituted. Departments have to follow the program requirements that were approved and listed on the Academic Calendar. 

Q: I do not have a prerequisite, can I still take a course?
A: No, prerequisites are strictly enforced and are there to help ensure student success. Course material covered will use theories and concepts from prerequisite courses.

Q: Can I change my Specialization or major once accepted into the program?
A: 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).

Q: Will study abroad courses count towards my program completion?
A: Please visit the Academic Advisor for specific details but study abroad courses don’t usually count towards program completion unless there is an unspecified second year MGT requirement (for example 0.5 credit required at the MGT 200 level).    

Q: Can I use Special Topics courses for my program completion?
A: This will depend on the course topic for each year. All Special Topics courses offered in 2018-19 will count toward the 4th year Finance Specific courses. This is listed as requirement four on the Academic Calendar, “2.0 credits from: MGT430H5, 431H5, 433H5, 434H5, 435H5, 438H5, 439H5.”  Degree Explorer will be updated after the course has been completed and the grade is posted on ACORN.

Q: Are internships available?
A: Yes, MGT480H5 is the course code for the Department of Management’s internship. The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to apply-in a practical setting-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 the Department as well as potential employers during the Fall term. Students can expect finalized results in mid-late November but all students are strongly encouraged to register for another course, in the event that an internship is not secured.   

Q: What is the Research Opportunity Program (ROP)?
A: The purpose of the ROP is to provide an opportunity for degree students to work on innovative research, one-on-one with our leading and highly qualified instructors on campus while earning course credit towards their degree and possibly, program requirements. Through the ROP, students will gain practical skills and knowledge that can apply toward careers or future graduate studies. Explore the ROP website ( to gain a better understanding of what the program has to offer.

The application and approval process is entirely online. Users log into the ROPAPP using their UTORID to view projects and submit application(s).

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