Ryerson University - Ted Rogers School of Management

School Name: Ted Rogers School of Management

Unique Factors:

Located in the heart of Toronto's business community, the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University is Canada's largest undergraduate business school recognized for its innovative programs and for producing students who are immediately able to contribute to Canadian business.

The Ted Rogers School of Management combines academic rigour with career-ready learning - a unique approach that is attracting students and employers in ever-increasing numbers. More than 94 per cent of TRSM graduates are employed six months after graduation.

The Ted Rogers School of Management offers its students real-world learning and one-of-a-kind programs led by faculty who have a combination of corporate, government and consulting experience with solid teaching credentials. Retail Management and Information Technology Management are unique-in-Canada programs. The school also offers programs in Business Management and Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Degrees Offered: B. Comm.

As Canada's largest undergraduate business schools, TRSM is able to offer students a wide variety of full and part-time programs leading to a Bachelor of Commerce:

  • Business Management (B.Comm);
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management (B.Comm);
  • Information Technology Management (B.Comm);
  • Retail Management (B.Comm).

The programs focus on relevant education that is grounded in modern
applied business practice. The integrative curriculum provides students with an opportunity to combine specialist skills and knowledge in a particular field with generalist skills required to succeed in today's highly competitive business environment.

All Bachelor of Commerce programs focus on oral and written communications, strategic thinking, working in teams to learn and improve interpersonal skills, and an appreciation of value of information and information technology and its effect on business and society.


Business Management (B.Comm, full and part-time): This program offers a traditional broad-based management education providing students with a solid understanding of business, a real-world perspective, regular contact with industry, and experience in the field. Specializations/majors include accounting, economics and management science, entrepreneur/strategy, finance, human resource management, management and marketing management. For students interested in combining their major with a minor, this program offers a very wide selection of 12 minor study streams such as law, e-business and accounting.

Retail Management (B.Comm, full and part-time): This is Canada's first and only Bachelor of Commerce degree in the retail sector.  Designed with the input of industry leaders, Retail Management at Ryerson delivers a curriculum that has four key management themes: customer service, people skills, technology, and strategy. A required internship between third and fourth year will help students sharpen their skills and launch their career upon graduation.

Hospitality and Tourism Management (B.Comm): This is the only university program in the field serving the GTA - the heart of Canada's hospitality industry. Career-focused, the program offers students a solid foundation in service and operational issues, plus strategic business management skills, all with an international focus. This program offers 8 minors in areas such as human resources management, entrepreneurship and innovation and information systems. There are also study-abroad programs in Mexico, Italy, England, France, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland.

Information Technology Management (B.Comm, full- and part-time and co-op): This program produces management professionals who tie technical skills in information and communication technology directly to the business strategies they support.  ITM is Canada's only Bachelor of Commerce program that integrates business management and information communications technology (ICT). Majors include applications development, digital media solutions, enterprise systems and organization, knowledge and database management, and telecommunications and network. For students interested in combining their major with a minor, this program offers a very wide selection of 11 minor study streams such as law, international business and marketing.

Joint Degrees: N/A

Entrance Requirements:

Students looking for information about entering any of Ryerson's Faculty of Business programs direct from high school or transferring from another post-secondary institution should visit or call the Office of Admissions of Ryerson University, Information Centre at (416) 979-5036 for up-to-date entry requirements, application and tuition cost details.

Length of Program(s):
Four-year Bachelor of Commerce

% Employed After 3 months:

More than 94 per cent of TRSM graduates are employed six months after graduation.

Average starting salary
: N/A

Major Firms Hiring:

TRSM retains strong links with industry through Advisory Councils. Internships, co-op programs, mentoring and summer jobs for students are provided through partnerships that involve dozens of companies, including past participation by the Hudson's Bay Company, Proctor & Gamble, Kellogg Canada, Loblaws and Harry Rosen to name a few.

Prominent Alums:

Rob Gierkink, CEO Loyalty Inc., founder of Air Miles
Brent Hollister, President and CEO, Sears Canada
Bill Stone, Executive Managing Director, Colliers International Hotels
Mark Benadiba, EVP, Canada and International, Cott Beverages
Ed Scheck, Partner, Hogg, Shain & Scheck Accountants.