Why Study Management?

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From accounting, strategic leadership, finance, human resources and more — studying Management or Commerce equips you with the skills needed to stay competitive in today's global job market.

As a Management student at UTM, you'll join a community of dynamic educators, researchers and students; you'll also have the chance to explore many exciting and meaningful career paths.

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What makes Management at UTM distinctive?

Commerce and Management students enjoy a combination of experiences unique in Canada

This includes:

  • World-class faculty, known for their rigorous, impactful, and cutting-edge research.
  • Dedicated teaching stream faculty, who come to UTMM with unparalleled professional qualifications and practical experience.
  • Dynamic opportunities for experiential learning, creating employment and engagement opportunities for students both during their time at UTMM and upon graduation.
  • UTMM is deeply engaged with the community of Mississauga, and collaborates with local businesses and employers to establish partnerships, sponsorships and host networking events.

To learn more, visit the About Us page.

A unique tri-campus model

  • As part of the tri-campus system of the University of Toronto, the department works closely with the Rotman School of Management, where all of our tenure-track faculty members are cross appointed.
  • Along with the other Management units of the three campuses of the University of Toronto, our undergraduate programs are accredited by AACSB

A lush campus and strong sense of community

  • In addition to the program and department, as a Management student at UTM, you'll be immersed in a truly extraordinary campus experience, participating in learning opportunities led by the world-class educators, scientists and researchers that you'd expect from Canada's largest and most acclaimed university.
  • At the same time, you'll also enjoy the down-to-earth sense of community that a campus – situated on 225 acres of lush, protected greenbelt – can provide.

Program options

Skills you'll develop

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Communication: prepare and make oral presentations; write business reports; and convey concepts and ideas accurately.

Research and analytical: attention to detail; critical and analytical thinking; evaluate ideas and research; statistical analysis; and computer modeling.

Problem-solving: decision making and interpret research and data.

Organizational: time management; manage multiple priorities during peak times; and application of theoretical knowledge in practical settings (e.g., via internships).

Career opportunities

A background in Management can propel you into a range of fulfilling career opportunities at consulting firms, banks, advertising firms, consumer goods manufacturers, market research organizations, insurance firms, government and non-profit organizations.

While not exhaustive, here's a list of career options that are available to you as a UTMM graduate (some require further education and experience):

  • Account Manager
  • Arts Administrator
  • Benefits Manager
  • E-Business Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Management Consultant
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Planner
  • Office Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Research Analyst (Financial)
  • Sales Analyst
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Volunteer Manager
  • Project Manager

For a full list of career opportunities, visit the Careers by Major - Management page. 

Special topics courses

The following are just a handful of the special topics courses that you may choose to enrol in:

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MGT412H5 - Business Strategy For The Digital Economy (New) 

This course introduces core strategy concepts applied to technology companies, e-commerce, and digital markets. It will identify the critical features that differentiate technology firms such as Google, Facebook/Instagram, Amazon, and Uber, from traditional industries, and examine the implications for business strategy. 

MGT414H5 - Digital Marketing (New)
This course explores various digital marketing strategies in the context of online and mobile advertising platforms, and will provide a comprehensive understanding of both existing marketing strategies and emerging trends. Various domains will be covered in this course (search, display, mobile, social, etc.) to enable students explore how emerging technologies are used to facilitate B2B and B2C transactions. 

MGT311H5 - Machine Learning

This course introduces a diverse collection of big data techniques, often aimed at identifying and quantifying various structures in data. Learn model validation and the effective communication of model-based results. The course employs a “white-box” methodology, which emphasizes an understanding of algorithmic and statistical model structures, and use Python to apply different algorithms to real-world big data. 

MGT411H5 - Decentralized Finance

This course is an introduction to the economics of blockchain technology and its applications to finance. You'll discuss the functioning of blockchains; fundamentals of cryptography; zero-knowledge proofs; the economics of decentralized platforms; stablecoins and blockchain monetary policy; tokenomics, tokenization, and the usage of tokens in finance; decentralized banking applications; decentralized exchanges and crypto trading. 

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