Frequently Asked Questions

Index


Q: How will changes due to COVID-19 impact my admission into Management or Commerce in Winter 2020?

Students interested in applying to the Commerce or Management program are not advised to use CR/NCR for any prerequisite courses (MGM101H, MGM102H/MGT120H, ECO100Y, and MAT133Y or equivalent). The Department of Management will still use the numerical grade earned in first attempts at all the prerequisite courses (or course equivalencies), to determine your admission status regardless if the CR/NCR option is used. Students may want to explore Second Attempt for Credit (SAC), if a credit was earned but the grade was unsatisfactory. 
The Department of Management will not consider numerical grades earned in elective courses if students have opted to use the CR/NCR option. However, all students must earn at least 4.0 University of Toronto credits (this does not include transfer or advanced standing credits), to be eligible for program admission. 
 
Q: How many applications do you receive each year in Management or Commerce and how many applicants are admitted?

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: What was last year’s admission cut-off to get into the program?

The cut-off will vary each year and is dependent on the applicant pool. The Management and Commerce cut-off was approximately 3.0 (the average CGPA of a program entrant was approximately 3.3).
*New in 2021: A weighted average of prerequisite courses will be used to determine program admission (ECO100Y5, MGM101H5, MGT120H5 or MGM102H5, MAT133Y5 or MAT135Y5 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. 
 
Q: When will upper year admission decisions be completed?
 
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.
 
Q: I’m currently in the program, but there seems to be changes to my program. What are they and why were they made? 

Minor adjustments have been made to the Management and Commerce program for the 2020/2021 academic year. Review the In-Program Students page for information on the new Curriculum changes effective for next year that may impact your current program and therefore course selection. Please note: changes to curriculum will have no impact on your graduation date or program outcomes.
See In-Program Students (for students admitted to the program before Fall 2020).
 
Q: I’ve been accepted to the program or I am applying to the program in Round 2 for the 2020/2021 academic year and I’ve heard there have been changes to the program. What are they and why were they made? 

UTMM has been busy adjusting the program for students admitted to the Commerce and Management programs in 2020-2021. This means your program might look a little different than your friends who are already in the program. Review the Newly Admitted Student page for for information on the new Curriculum changes. Please also consult the 2020/2021 academic calendar for the most up-to-date information.
See Newly Admitted Students (for students admitted to SubjectPOSt in Fall 2020).
 
Q: Do I need to complete the 2.0 writing requirement to complete my program?

Students accepted into the program before Fall 2020 must complete 2.0 writing requirements. Please refer to the academic calendar for acceptable courses. For students admitted to the Commerce program in Fall 2020, the 2.0 mandatory writing requirements are no longer part of the program.
If you are not sure when you were admitted to the program, please refer to Degree Explorer for the program admission year (not when you were admitted to the University).
 
Q: Can I take ECO100Y at the St. George campus?

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: I have questions about transfer credits, where should I go for more information?

Please visit the Transfer Credit website here. You can also visit their FAQ site for additional information here
Q: I am an internal U of T transfer student, will my courses count for Commerce or Management program admission?

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. 
UTM Course
Possible UTSC Equivalent
Possible St. George Equivalent
MGM101H5
MGTA05H3 (63% minimum) OR
MGTA01H3 & MGTA02H3
(63% minimum in each half course required) 
*Course combination is an exclusion to MGM101H5
RSM100H1 (63% minimum)
MGM102H5
No equivalent 
No equivalent 
MGT120H5
MGAB01H3 & MGAB02H3 (63% in each half course)
RSM219H1 (63% minimum)
ECO100Y5
MGEA02H3 & MGEA06H3 (63% in each half course)
ECO101H1 & ECO102H1 (63% in each half course)
MAY133Y5
MATA32H3 & MATA33H3 (63% in each half course)
MAT133Y1 (63% minimum)
*Reference only, all students should check with the respective academic departments for updated information (reviewed Summer 2019). More information about internal transfer is available at here.
 
Q: Am I able to repeat MGM/MGT courses to increase my grade?
 
Yes, students may repeat a specific passed course only once, regardless of the grade earned. Eligible students may enrol provided there is space available and only after other degree students have had an opportunity to enrol. Please refer to the University of Toronto Mississauga Academic Calendar for detiails. Students may want to review Second Attempt for Credit, or SAC, options. 
 
Q: Am I able to repeat MGM/MGT courses to increase my grade?

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?

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?

Unfortunately not! All courses required for completion of your program must be graded.
 
Q: What does my transfer credit mean for the Commerce or Management program? 

Please visit Management's Academic Advisor for details. Transfer credit cases are unique to each student so please visit the Department for program and/or admission details.
All transfer students or those granted advanced standing should be aware of degree requirements and restrictions, particularly no more than 6.0 credits may be at the 100 level. This limit includes all transfer courses. Any 100-level course(s) taken above the 6.0 credit limit will be deemed as “EXT” and will not count towards degree completion. If students are transferring or entering UTM with more than 2.0 100 level credits, it is recommended to consider second year electives. Please visit an Academic Advisor for details! 
Notes: Please ensure transfer credits are updated on ACORN before you visit. The Transfer Credit Office must confirm assessment decisions, equivalencies cannot be determined by the Department of Management.
 
Q: Can I take an equivalent course instead of the course listed on the Academic Calendar?

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?

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?

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?

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?

Usually not but this will depend on the course topic for each year and available course offerings. During 2019-20, all Finance students can use the current Academic Calendar for requirement four, “2.0 credits from: MGT430H5, 431H5, 433H5, 434H5, 435H5, 438H5, 439H5, MGT440H5, & MGT441H5.”  Degree Explorer will be updated after the course has been completed and the grade is posted on ACORN.
 
Q: What experiential opportunities are available?

The Department of Management 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 the Department as well as potential employers during the Fall term. Students can expect finalized results by mid- to late November 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 is new to the Department of Management and will launch officially 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 and will be required to participate in the application process. Only successful students will be admitted to the program and spaces are limited. 
Q: What is the Research Opportunity Program (ROP)?

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).
 
Q: What courses qualify as economic history credits?
 
ECO302H5 World Economic History Prior to 1914
ECO303H5 World Economic History After 1914
ECO322Y5 History of Economic Thought
ECO323Y5 Canadian Economic History
*This information is subject to change.

More information about the Commerce and Management programs are available here.