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Adding Up the Advantages Viewbook 2011 – 2012

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It All Adds Up Welcome to Rotman Commerce, one of Canada’s leading undergraduate business programs. As you’ll discover, there are many features that set us apart from other business programs. They all add up to three key reasons for choosing Rotman Commerce:

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Academic Excellence Career Building Student Experience UofT and Toronto Your Future Admissions Process Director’s Message

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How it all adds up for…

Worldrenowned university

Breadth of academic program

Engaged business community

Rotman Commerce

Sarah Kremblewski Assistant Brand Manager, Procter and Gamble Rotman Commerce Class of 2011

“While I initially chose Rotman Commerce because of its location in Toronto and its proximity to so many businesses, I later discovered a lot of other great reasons to come here. I got involved in student organizations, which taught me so much about leadership, and I took advantage of the huge variety of classes in both management and psychology. My experience in and out of the classroom at Rotman Commerce was invaluable when it came time to apply for jobs.”

1. A world-renowned university: The University of Toronto is consistently rated one of the world’s best. Similarly, the Rotman School of Management ranks among the top international business schools. And individual departments such as Economics are recognized as global centres of excellence. The common thread is our UofT faculty – respected teachers and dynamic thought leaders whose research is yielding the ideas that will shape the future. 2. A program of unrivalled breadth: Our BCom is jointly offered by the Rotman School and UofT’s Faculty of Arts and Science, so you complement your business studies with a broad liberal arts and science education. You have the flexibility to major or minor in an area that interests you, choosing from more than 2,000 courses in 300 programs. And your Rotman courses span seven disciplines, extending far beyond textbook knowledge to develop your analytical, communications, teamwork, and leadership skills. 3. An engaged business community: Our Toronto campus is at the heart of a vibrant, diverse city – Canada’s financial epicentre and one of North America’s business hubs. This gives you unique access to our many corporate partners, as well as to our network of well-connected alumni. Each year hundreds of people from the business community get directly involved in our program, helping students expand their knowledge and map out their future careers. In the following pages, you’ll find all the information you need on the unmatched academic, career-building, and personal opportunities that Rotman Commerce offers. And of course you can visit our website (rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for more details on any aspect of the program or campus life. We’re confident that when you’ve considered all of your options among leading business programs, you’ll find that one program has a plus column longer than any of the others: Rotman Commerce.


Rotman Commerce

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It All Adds Up Welcome to Rotman Commerce, one of Canada’s leading undergraduate business programs. As you’ll discover, there are many features that set us apart from other business programs. They all add up to three key reasons for choosing Rotman Commerce:

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2

Academic Excellence Career Building Student Experience UofT and Toronto Your Future Admissions Process Director’s Message

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2 3 4 8 10 11 12

How it all adds up for…

Worldrenowned university

Breadth of academic program

Engaged business community

Rotman Commerce

Sarah Kremblewski Assistant Brand Manager, Procter and Gamble Rotman Commerce Class of 2011

“While I initially chose Rotman Commerce because of its location in Toronto and its proximity to so many businesses, I later discovered a lot of other great reasons to come here. I got involved in student organizations, which taught me so much about leadership, and I took advantage of the huge variety of classes in both management and psychology. My experience in and out of the classroom at Rotman Commerce was invaluable when it came time to apply for jobs.”

1. A world-renowned university: The University of Toronto is consistently rated one of the world’s best. Similarly, the Rotman School of Management ranks among the top international business schools. And individual departments such as Economics are recognized as global centres of excellence. The common thread is our UofT faculty – respected teachers and dynamic thought leaders whose research is yielding the ideas that will shape the future. 2. A program of unrivalled breadth: Our BCom is jointly offered by the Rotman School and UofT’s Faculty of Arts and Science, so you complement your business studies with a broad liberal arts and science education. You have the flexibility to major or minor in an area that interests you, choosing from more than 2,000 courses in 300 programs. And your Rotman courses span seven disciplines, extending far beyond textbook knowledge to develop your analytical, communications, teamwork, and leadership skills. 3. An engaged business community: Our Toronto campus is at the heart of a vibrant, diverse city – Canada’s financial epicentre and one of North America’s business hubs. This gives you unique access to our many corporate partners, as well as to our network of well-connected alumni. Each year hundreds of people from the business community get directly involved in our program, helping students expand their knowledge and map out their future careers. In the following pages, you’ll find all the information you need on the unmatched academic, career-building, and personal opportunities that Rotman Commerce offers. And of course you can visit our website (rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for more details on any aspect of the program or campus life. We’re confident that when you’ve considered all of your options among leading business programs, you’ll find that one program has a plus column longer than any of the others: Rotman Commerce.


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Academic Excellence Is a Given At Rotman Commerce, you get the best of two worlds: a comprehensive business education from the internationally renowned Rotman School of Management and an equally rich foundation in the studies of your choosing from UofT’s famed Faculty of Arts and Science. Each year you can complement the courses in your area of specialization with a wide range of additional choices reflecting your interests. Selecting from more than 300 programs, you can round out your business degree with a major or minor in another discipline, adding dimensions from, say, history or the life sciences, or possibly a new language. Our curriculum provides a solid academic base upon which you can build your business career, and prepares you for graduate business school or other postgraduate studies. Whatever path you choose, count on a first-class educational experience at Rotman Commerce.

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Building Your Career We work with you throughout your undergraduate years at Rotman Commerce to prepare you for a successful career. Along the way, you can take advantage of the expert advice and helpful tools offered by the Rotman Commerce Career Centre. From résumé workshops to employer networking sessions to one-on-one career coaching, we help you take those critical first steps along your future path. You can also extend your business education well beyond the campus by opting for a Professional Experience Year to develop and sharpen your skills in a field related to your program of study. How it all adds up for…

Mara Lederman Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

First Year: Introduction/Exploration

Beyond First Year: Specialization

International Study Opportunities

In your first year, you’ll take Introduction to Economics, along with Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce (or an equivalent mathematics course) to prepare you for upper-year economics courses. In addition, you’ll take RSM 100, Rotman’s unique Introduction to Management, which will introduce you to functional areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behaviour, operations management, and strategy. This foundation course teaches Integrative ThinkingTM, Rotman’s signature approach to problem-solving, while helping you build the skills and knowledge required for effective leadership. Along with these three core courses, you can choose any two courses (for which you are eligible) offered through the Faculty of Arts and Science. What you decide to pursue is entirely up to you – though we’re always glad to offer advice.

After completing first year, you’ll focus your academic direction by choosing one of three specialist programs. All three require core courses in economics, finance, and accounting to build a solid foundation for further studies in your chosen specialty. In addition, each program provides opportunities to develop your skills in business writing, case analysis, presentation, and teamwork. The three specialist programs are: Accounting – Our program is accredited by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Finance and Economics – for students wishing to pursue careers or further academic studies in these interrelated disciplines. Rotman Commerce is an official program partner of the CFA Institute. Management – for students pursuing a broad business program or a concentration in marketing, organizational behaviour, or strategy.

Take advantage of the opportunities to earn academic credit while broadening your horizons through our two international study programs. In our Summer Abroad courses, you can enrich your academic experience in a variety of cities around the world. And through the International Student Exchange Program, you can immerse yourself in a new culture while completing a half year or full year of credited study. Our worldwide partners include Bocconi University (Italy); University College, Dublin (Ireland); University of Mannheim Business School (Germany); and the National University of Singapore, among many others.

“Rotman Commerce attracts some of the best and brightest undergraduate students from Canada and around the world. What makes teaching in this program such a pleasure is the opportunity to build on the raw talent and intellectual curiosity these students possess and expose them to new ideas and new ways of thinking. I’ve taught in the Rotman Commerce program many times and never cease to be impressed by the quality of work produced by my students and the calibre of their classroom discussions.”

Career Centre Resources

Professional Experience Year

At the Rotman Commerce Career Centre, we know it’s never too early to start thinking about your future options. We offer exclusive access to online resources for career-related activities and information.You can view job postings, research industries and companies, and receive a steady flow of news on initiatives aimed at building your career potential.You can also sign up for industry-specific workshops in which we’ll help you polish your interview skills and tailor your résumé and cover letters. The Career Centre team creates regular opportunities all year round for you to connect with and learn from our many corporate partners as you build your professional network.

By augmenting your Rotman Commerce studies with a fully paid Professional Experience Year (PEY), you can gain first-hand exposure to your chosen field and return to the classroom with a more pragmatic outlook on your academic goals. Typically beginning in May of your third year and running for 12 to 16 months, the PEY immerses you in the work environment and often enables you to see a project through from beginning to end – all while learning from colleagues and senior mentors.


Rotman Commerce

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Academic Excellence Is a Given At Rotman Commerce, you get the best of two worlds: a comprehensive business education from the internationally renowned Rotman School of Management and an equally rich foundation in the studies of your choosing from UofT’s famed Faculty of Arts and Science. Each year you can complement the courses in your area of specialization with a wide range of additional choices reflecting your interests. Selecting from more than 300 programs, you can round out your business degree with a major or minor in another discipline, adding dimensions from, say, history or the life sciences, or possibly a new language. Our curriculum provides a solid academic base upon which you can build your business career, and prepares you for graduate business school or other postgraduate studies. Whatever path you choose, count on a first-class educational experience at Rotman Commerce.

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Building Your Career We work with you throughout your undergraduate years at Rotman Commerce to prepare you for a successful career. Along the way, you can take advantage of the expert advice and helpful tools offered by the Rotman Commerce Career Centre. From résumé workshops to employer networking sessions to one-on-one career coaching, we help you take those critical first steps along your future path. You can also extend your business education well beyond the campus by opting for a Professional Experience Year to develop and sharpen your skills in a field related to your program of study. How it all adds up for…

Mara Lederman Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

First Year: Introduction/Exploration

Beyond First Year: Specialization

International Study Opportunities

In your first year, you’ll take Introduction to Economics, along with Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce (or an equivalent mathematics course) to prepare you for upper-year economics courses. In addition, you’ll take RSM 100, Rotman’s unique Introduction to Management, which will introduce you to functional areas such as accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behaviour, operations management, and strategy. This foundation course teaches Integrative ThinkingTM, Rotman’s signature approach to problem-solving, while helping you build the skills and knowledge required for effective leadership. Along with these three core courses, you can choose any two courses (for which you are eligible) offered through the Faculty of Arts and Science. What you decide to pursue is entirely up to you – though we’re always glad to offer advice.

After completing first year, you’ll focus your academic direction by choosing one of three specialist programs. All three require core courses in economics, finance, and accounting to build a solid foundation for further studies in your chosen specialty. In addition, each program provides opportunities to develop your skills in business writing, case analysis, presentation, and teamwork. The three specialist programs are: Accounting – Our program is accredited by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Finance and Economics – for students wishing to pursue careers or further academic studies in these interrelated disciplines. Rotman Commerce is an official program partner of the CFA Institute. Management – for students pursuing a broad business program or a concentration in marketing, organizational behaviour, or strategy.

Take advantage of the opportunities to earn academic credit while broadening your horizons through our two international study programs. In our Summer Abroad courses, you can enrich your academic experience in a variety of cities around the world. And through the International Student Exchange Program, you can immerse yourself in a new culture while completing a half year or full year of credited study. Our worldwide partners include Bocconi University (Italy); University College, Dublin (Ireland); University of Mannheim Business School (Germany); and the National University of Singapore, among many others.

“Rotman Commerce attracts some of the best and brightest undergraduate students from Canada and around the world. What makes teaching in this program such a pleasure is the opportunity to build on the raw talent and intellectual curiosity these students possess and expose them to new ideas and new ways of thinking. I’ve taught in the Rotman Commerce program many times and never cease to be impressed by the quality of work produced by my students and the calibre of their classroom discussions.”

Career Centre Resources

Professional Experience Year

At the Rotman Commerce Career Centre, we know it’s never too early to start thinking about your future options. We offer exclusive access to online resources for career-related activities and information.You can view job postings, research industries and companies, and receive a steady flow of news on initiatives aimed at building your career potential.You can also sign up for industry-specific workshops in which we’ll help you polish your interview skills and tailor your résumé and cover letters. The Career Centre team creates regular opportunities all year round for you to connect with and learn from our many corporate partners as you build your professional network.

By augmenting your Rotman Commerce studies with a fully paid Professional Experience Year (PEY), you can gain first-hand exposure to your chosen field and return to the classroom with a more pragmatic outlook on your academic goals. Typically beginning in May of your third year and running for 12 to 16 months, the PEY immerses you in the work environment and often enables you to see a project through from beginning to end – all while learning from colleagues and senior mentors.


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It’s the Total Experience That Counts Life at university should add up to far more than simply attending lectures and completing assignments. Your undergraduate years are a time for growing both academically and professionally as you connect with new people and open doors to all the promising possibilities that lie ahead. At Rotman Commerce, the student experience can be summed up in one word: choice. We provide a wide array of opportunities, along with the people and resources to make them happen – and then you choose exactly what kind of rich and varied life suits you best. Whether you get involved in student leadership activities or try out for a sports team, attend a conference or take part in a competition, we offer endless options for you to develop your strengths and follow your passions. As a Rotman Commerce student, you create a total experience that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Dynamic student-run groups

Professional skills development

Leadership and volunteering

The Rotman Commerce experience

How it all adds up for…

Darryl Koh Business Analyst, A.T. Kearney Rotman Commerce Class of 2011

“At Rotman Commerce, there are so many opportunities to build a strong platform for your career. The professors and lecturers are at the top of their fields, the leadership development and mentorship available to students is truly phenomenal, and the professional programming offered by the Rotman Commerce Career Centre is amazing.”

Student Groups

Conferences and Competitions

Our 10 student groups organize more than 200 initiatives a year, from conferences and competitions to volunteer activities to corporate site tours. They also host regular social events and organize intramural sports teams. Joining a Rotman Commerce student group is a rewarding experience – and a great addition to your résumé.

Rotman Commerce students take part in conferences and competitions on campus, across North America, and around the world. Showcased themes cover the spectrum of business topics – entrepreneurship, women in management, energy economics, and venture capital, to name just a few. These are amazing opportunities to travel and gain valuable experience as you build a network for the future.

First-Year Learning Communities

First-Year Learning Communities (FLCs) connect you with your classmates in small-group settings and help you develop your academic skills while getting to know the ins and outs of life at UofT. Led by senior Rotman Commerce students, FLCs offer friendly guidance on everything from time management to mastering exams – with plenty of fun social activities along the way.

Leadership and Skills Development

Complement your core studies with our hands-on programming that explores different leadership models and gives you the tools to develop your own skills as a leader. In addition, Rotman Commerce regularly hosts guest speakers who offer their perspectives on current business issues.You can also take part in expert-led activities targeting a range of professional skills, from making presentations to building financial models.


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It’s the Total Experience That Counts Life at university should add up to far more than simply attending lectures and completing assignments. Your undergraduate years are a time for growing both academically and professionally as you connect with new people and open doors to all the promising possibilities that lie ahead. At Rotman Commerce, the student experience can be summed up in one word: choice. We provide a wide array of opportunities, along with the people and resources to make them happen – and then you choose exactly what kind of rich and varied life suits you best. Whether you get involved in student leadership activities or try out for a sports team, attend a conference or take part in a competition, we offer endless options for you to develop your strengths and follow your passions. As a Rotman Commerce student, you create a total experience that’s greater than the sum of its parts. Dynamic student-run groups

Professional skills development

Leadership and volunteering

The Rotman Commerce experience

How it all adds up for…

Darryl Koh Business Analyst, A.T. Kearney Rotman Commerce Class of 2011

“At Rotman Commerce, there are so many opportunities to build a strong platform for your career. The professors and lecturers are at the top of their fields, the leadership development and mentorship available to students is truly phenomenal, and the professional programming offered by the Rotman Commerce Career Centre is amazing.”

Student Groups

Conferences and Competitions

Our 10 student groups organize more than 200 initiatives a year, from conferences and competitions to volunteer activities to corporate site tours. They also host regular social events and organize intramural sports teams. Joining a Rotman Commerce student group is a rewarding experience – and a great addition to your résumé.

Rotman Commerce students take part in conferences and competitions on campus, across North America, and around the world. Showcased themes cover the spectrum of business topics – entrepreneurship, women in management, energy economics, and venture capital, to name just a few. These are amazing opportunities to travel and gain valuable experience as you build a network for the future.

First-Year Learning Communities

First-Year Learning Communities (FLCs) connect you with your classmates in small-group settings and help you develop your academic skills while getting to know the ins and outs of life at UofT. Led by senior Rotman Commerce students, FLCs offer friendly guidance on everything from time management to mastering exams – with plenty of fun social activities along the way.

Leadership and Skills Development

Complement your core studies with our hands-on programming that explores different leadership models and gives you the tools to develop your own skills as a leader. In addition, Rotman Commerce regularly hosts guest speakers who offer their perspectives on current business issues.You can also take part in expert-led activities targeting a range of professional skills, from making presentations to building financial models.


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How it all adds up for…

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How it all adds up for…

Daniel Rodic Rotman Commerce Class of 2012 Activities: Co-Founder – TEDxUofT; Vice-President – Impact Entrepreneurship Group; President – Rotman Commerce Consulting Association; Senior Peer Mentor – First-Year Learning Communities; Consultant – Endeavour Volunteer Consulting Group Summer positions: Analyst – Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services; Researcher – Brainmaven Inc. Competitions: Member of the Next 36 (2011), National Business and Technology Conference 2011, Wake Forest Marketing Summit 2010 (North Carolina), Peaktime 2010 (Latvia), Impact Apprentice 2010 (Canada), and various Rotman Commerce competitions

Nina Bakhtina Rotman Commerce Class of 2013 “I chose Rotman Commerce because of its international reputation and its location in Toronto, the business capital of Canada. The program provides international exposure through its diverse student population and the global reach of its faculty. It also offers me the opportunity to explore courses outside of business, thanks to UofT’s abundance of interesting electives. Looking back, I couldn’t have made a better choice.”

Activities: Office Manager – Financial “At Rotman Commerce, there’s a Research and Trading Lab; Case Writer variety of organizations, events, and and Volunteer – Rotman International workshops that provide many Trading Competition; Director of opportunities for learning and Events and First-Year Intern – Rotman leadership that cater to all sorts of Commerce Finance Association; interests. For me, being a part of the First-Year Intern – Rotman Commerce Rotman Financial Research and Accounting Society Trading Lab, as well as the Rotman Summer positions: Corporate Actions Commerce Finance Association, were Research Analyst – RBC Dexia Investor two of the most fulfilling and Services;Youth Executive Board – educational experiences I’ve had so Dixon Hall far. They helped enrich and suppleCompetitions: Rotman Commerce Law ment the course curriculum, teach Association Case Competition (2011); me valuable non-academic skills, CEO Case Competition (2010); ICC such as leadership and public speakInvestment Challenge ing, and allowed me to meet some incredible people.”


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How it all adds up for…

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How it all adds up for…

Daniel Rodic Rotman Commerce Class of 2012 Activities: Co-Founder – TEDxUofT; Vice-President – Impact Entrepreneurship Group; President – Rotman Commerce Consulting Association; Senior Peer Mentor – First-Year Learning Communities; Consultant – Endeavour Volunteer Consulting Group Summer positions: Analyst – Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services; Researcher – Brainmaven Inc. Competitions: Member of the Next 36 (2011), National Business and Technology Conference 2011, Wake Forest Marketing Summit 2010 (North Carolina), Peaktime 2010 (Latvia), Impact Apprentice 2010 (Canada), and various Rotman Commerce competitions

Nina Bakhtina Rotman Commerce Class of 2013 “I chose Rotman Commerce because of its international reputation and its location in Toronto, the business capital of Canada. The program provides international exposure through its diverse student population and the global reach of its faculty. It also offers me the opportunity to explore courses outside of business, thanks to UofT’s abundance of interesting electives. Looking back, I couldn’t have made a better choice.”

Activities: Office Manager – Financial “At Rotman Commerce, there’s a Research and Trading Lab; Case Writer variety of organizations, events, and and Volunteer – Rotman International workshops that provide many Trading Competition; Director of opportunities for learning and Events and First-Year Intern – Rotman leadership that cater to all sorts of Commerce Finance Association; interests. For me, being a part of the First-Year Intern – Rotman Commerce Rotman Financial Research and Accounting Society Trading Lab, as well as the Rotman Summer positions: Corporate Actions Commerce Finance Association, were Research Analyst – RBC Dexia Investor two of the most fulfilling and Services;Youth Executive Board – educational experiences I’ve had so Dixon Hall far. They helped enrich and suppleCompetitions: Rotman Commerce Law ment the course curriculum, teach Association Case Competition (2011); me valuable non-academic skills, CEO Case Competition (2010); ICC such as leadership and public speakInvestment Challenge ing, and allowed me to meet some incredible people.”


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A Great University in a Great City At Rotman Commerce, you enjoy all the benefits of attending a leading business school at an internationally respected university. On campus you’ll find excellent libraries, student facilities, and resources; a constant flow of social, cultural, and athletic events; and a diverse community of smart, interesting people from across Canada and around the globe. On top of this, you also get all the advantages of living in a stimulating, multi-faceted city. Toronto is a cultural capital, home to acclaimed theatre, music, and arts, including the Toronto International Film Festival. From its great dining and shopping to its huge park system and beautiful waterfront, Toronto is one of the most livable cities in the world – clean, safe, and accessible, with attractions for every possible interest.

Vibrant downtown campus

Canada’s business capital

Endless cultural attractions

Life in the heart of Toronto

A Long History

Commerce was first taught at UofT in 1901, and a full undergraduate program was introduced two decades later. The first Bachelor of Commerce degrees were awarded in 1924 – to an inaugural class of students who had completed a rigorous curriculum emphasizing basic accounting and finance as well as economics.

Toronto at a Glance

UofT at a Glance

+Largest city in Canada, fifth-largest in North America +Population: 2.5 million (Greater Toronto Area: 5.5 million) +One of the world’s most diverse and multicultural cities: 100-plus languages +Canada’s financial capital and the third-largest financial centre on the continent +World’s eighth-largest stock exchange by market capitalization +Headquarters of Canada’s “Big Five” chartered banks +Head offices of major Canadian corporations in financial services, telecommunications, information technology, retailing, media and entertainment, hospitality, and other key sectors +Third-largest public transit system in North America +Canada’s largest retail market and number one tourist destination +One quarter of Canada’s population lives within a 160 km radius

+Founded in 1827 +Canada’s largest university +Recognized as a global leader in teaching and research +More than 73,000 students on three campuses: Scarborough, Mississauga, and St. George in downtown Toronto (53,000 students) +475,000-plus alumni +Programs: 600-plus undergraduate, 168 graduate, 42 professional +Annual budget: $1.4 billion +Total research grant and contract support: $844.5 million +One of the top five research libraries in North America: more than 18 million holdings +Research achievements include first electronic heart pacemaker, artificial larynx and pancreas, single-lung and nerve transplants, chemical laser, anti-blackout flight suit, discovery of genes responsible for early-onset Alzheimer’s and cystic fibrosis +Present or past home to 10 Nobel laureates +Launch pad for 100-plus companies


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A Great University in a Great City At Rotman Commerce, you enjoy all the benefits of attending a leading business school at an internationally respected university. On campus you’ll find excellent libraries, student facilities, and resources; a constant flow of social, cultural, and athletic events; and a diverse community of smart, interesting people from across Canada and around the globe. On top of this, you also get all the advantages of living in a stimulating, multi-faceted city. Toronto is a cultural capital, home to acclaimed theatre, music, and arts, including the Toronto International Film Festival. From its great dining and shopping to its huge park system and beautiful waterfront, Toronto is one of the most livable cities in the world – clean, safe, and accessible, with attractions for every possible interest.

Vibrant downtown campus

Canada’s business capital

Endless cultural attractions

Life in the heart of Toronto

A Long History

Commerce was first taught at UofT in 1901, and a full undergraduate program was introduced two decades later. The first Bachelor of Commerce degrees were awarded in 1924 – to an inaugural class of students who had completed a rigorous curriculum emphasizing basic accounting and finance as well as economics.

Toronto at a Glance

UofT at a Glance

+Largest city in Canada, fifth-largest in North America +Population: 2.5 million (Greater Toronto Area: 5.5 million) +One of the world’s most diverse and multicultural cities: 100-plus languages +Canada’s financial capital and the third-largest financial centre on the continent +World’s eighth-largest stock exchange by market capitalization +Headquarters of Canada’s “Big Five” chartered banks +Head offices of major Canadian corporations in financial services, telecommunications, information technology, retailing, media and entertainment, hospitality, and other key sectors +Third-largest public transit system in North America +Canada’s largest retail market and number one tourist destination +One quarter of Canada’s population lives within a 160 km radius

+Founded in 1827 +Canada’s largest university +Recognized as a global leader in teaching and research +More than 73,000 students on three campuses: Scarborough, Mississauga, and St. George in downtown Toronto (53,000 students) +475,000-plus alumni +Programs: 600-plus undergraduate, 168 graduate, 42 professional +Annual budget: $1.4 billion +Total research grant and contract support: $844.5 million +One of the top five research libraries in North America: more than 18 million holdings +Research achievements include first electronic heart pacemaker, artificial larynx and pancreas, single-lung and nerve transplants, chemical laser, anti-blackout flight suit, discovery of genes responsible for early-onset Alzheimer’s and cystic fibrosis +Present or past home to 10 Nobel laureates +Launch pad for 100-plus companies


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The Bottom Line: Your Future As a Rotman Commerce graduate, you’ll be recognized as someone who understands the power of teamwork but who is also ready to step forward when called upon to lead. What’s more, you’ll be supported by a network of alumni who can help launch your career. Rotman Commerce grads work in some of the world’s most prestigious companies, and many have offices just blocks from us in Toronto’s bustling business district. This means that you’ll be connected to a broad, local network of Rotman Commerce grads throughout the course of your degree. As your career gets underway, you’ll continue to be supported by our deep connections and alliances within the Toronto business community. And you can count on Rotman Commerce to continue providing professional support and networking opportunities throughout your business career. Connecting with Our Corporate Partners

A Bachelor of Commerce degree is far more than a badge of academic distinction. It’s your bridge to a whole new world of personal and professional opportunities – and Rotman Commerce helps along that exciting transition in every way we can. When you prepare to graduate and embark on your new career, the Rotman Commerce Career Centre will support you with up-to-date resources and networking opportunities within the local and international business communities, which in turn can open up exciting career possibilities. Our expert team is ready to help at every level, whether you want a second opinion on your long-term strategy or need guidance on customizing your résumé for a particular company. In your senior year, the alumni mentorship program helps you establish connections for the future.

And as you move ahead in your career, you can take advantage of lifetime access to the Rotman Commerce Portal, connecting with alumni worldwide who have gone on to pursue careers in every area of business. The Alumni Network

Our alumni network is 11,000 members strong, and stretches around the globe. As a Rotman Commerce student, you will benefit from both the expertise and the reach of this community when you choose to be involved in our Mentorship Program, which pairs current students with working alumni, as well as through our many networking events, skills training, speaker series, and socials.

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Completing the Equation: Admissions Admission to Rotman Commerce is based on your academic and personal achievements. We’re looking for well-rounded, exceptional students who have the talent, skills, and drive to become tomorrow’s business leaders. Rotman Commerce students come from remarkably diverse backgrounds but share a few key points in common: they balance strong academic records with involvement in extracurricular activities that demonstrate community engagement, leadership, integrity, and a keen interest in the world of commerce. Admission is competitive and based on criteria that include high school performance (overall average and individual course marks) as well as extracurricular experience, which we ask you to detail in the Rotman Commerce Personal Statement.

Career Success

How it all adds up for…

Rotman Commerce alumni are an exceptional group of individuals who can be found in boardrooms around the world. When you graduate from Rotman Commerce, your network will include the CEOs, CFOs, partners, and presidents of some of the most successful and innovative companies in business today. Our recent alumni are working in firms such as A.T. Kearney, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, and PwC, to name but a few. We’re proud of our graduates – their successes inspire us to continue offering the best business education program we can.

Nancy Moulday Manager, Recruitment TD Business Banking

“Rotman Commerce graduates offer the ideal mix of knowledge, skills, and personal attributes that we’re looking for. They’re bright, communicate well, have a solid grasp of business fundamentals and, most important, have been encouraged to think creatively in tackling new challenges. They’re also people who’ve gotten involved in campus life, making connections in the community and exploring opportunities beyond the classroom and the library.”

Requirements for High School Students

Other Application Requirements

+Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent. (Students studying outside Ontario should consult the Admissions and Awards website for academic requirements: www.adm.utoronto.ca.) +Six Grade 12 U/M courses (must include English 4U and Calculus and Vectors 4U). +Completion of the online Rotman Commerce Personal Statement.

To review the application requirements for students transferring from other post-secondary institutions, or for students transferring from other programs in UofT’s Faculty of Arts and Science – or for more detailed information on all of our admissions criteria – please visit our website: www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca/ admissions. Contact Us

Online Applications

Prospective students can apply for admission to Rotman Commerce by submitting an application through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre: www.ouac.on.ca.

Email: rotmancommerce.admissions @utoronto.ca Phone: 416.946.0844 Facebook: Rotman Commerce Admissions


Rotman Commerce

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Rotman Commerce

The Bottom Line: Your Future As a Rotman Commerce graduate, you’ll be recognized as someone who understands the power of teamwork but who is also ready to step forward when called upon to lead. What’s more, you’ll be supported by a network of alumni who can help launch your career. Rotman Commerce grads work in some of the world’s most prestigious companies, and many have offices just blocks from us in Toronto’s bustling business district. This means that you’ll be connected to a broad, local network of Rotman Commerce grads throughout the course of your degree. As your career gets underway, you’ll continue to be supported by our deep connections and alliances within the Toronto business community. And you can count on Rotman Commerce to continue providing professional support and networking opportunities throughout your business career. Connecting with Our Corporate Partners

A Bachelor of Commerce degree is far more than a badge of academic distinction. It’s your bridge to a whole new world of personal and professional opportunities – and Rotman Commerce helps along that exciting transition in every way we can. When you prepare to graduate and embark on your new career, the Rotman Commerce Career Centre will support you with up-to-date resources and networking opportunities within the local and international business communities, which in turn can open up exciting career possibilities. Our expert team is ready to help at every level, whether you want a second opinion on your long-term strategy or need guidance on customizing your résumé for a particular company. In your senior year, the alumni mentorship program helps you establish connections for the future.

And as you move ahead in your career, you can take advantage of lifetime access to the Rotman Commerce Portal, connecting with alumni worldwide who have gone on to pursue careers in every area of business. The Alumni Network

Our alumni network is 11,000 members strong, and stretches around the globe. As a Rotman Commerce student, you will benefit from both the expertise and the reach of this community when you choose to be involved in our Mentorship Program, which pairs current students with working alumni, as well as through our many networking events, skills training, speaker series, and socials.

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Completing the Equation: Admissions Admission to Rotman Commerce is based on your academic and personal achievements. We’re looking for well-rounded, exceptional students who have the talent, skills, and drive to become tomorrow’s business leaders. Rotman Commerce students come from remarkably diverse backgrounds but share a few key points in common: they balance strong academic records with involvement in extracurricular activities that demonstrate community engagement, leadership, integrity, and a keen interest in the world of commerce. Admission is competitive and based on criteria that include high school performance (overall average and individual course marks) as well as extracurricular experience, which we ask you to detail in the Rotman Commerce Personal Statement.

Career Success

How it all adds up for…

Rotman Commerce alumni are an exceptional group of individuals who can be found in boardrooms around the world. When you graduate from Rotman Commerce, your network will include the CEOs, CFOs, partners, and presidents of some of the most successful and innovative companies in business today. Our recent alumni are working in firms such as A.T. Kearney, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, and PwC, to name but a few. We’re proud of our graduates – their successes inspire us to continue offering the best business education program we can.

Nancy Moulday Manager, Recruitment TD Business Banking

“Rotman Commerce graduates offer the ideal mix of knowledge, skills, and personal attributes that we’re looking for. They’re bright, communicate well, have a solid grasp of business fundamentals and, most important, have been encouraged to think creatively in tackling new challenges. They’re also people who’ve gotten involved in campus life, making connections in the community and exploring opportunities beyond the classroom and the library.”

Requirements for High School Students

Other Application Requirements

+Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent. (Students studying outside Ontario should consult the Admissions and Awards website for academic requirements: www.adm.utoronto.ca.) +Six Grade 12 U/M courses (must include English 4U and Calculus and Vectors 4U). +Completion of the online Rotman Commerce Personal Statement.

To review the application requirements for students transferring from other post-secondary institutions, or for students transferring from other programs in UofT’s Faculty of Arts and Science – or for more detailed information on all of our admissions criteria – please visit our website: www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca/ admissions. Contact Us

Online Applications

Prospective students can apply for admission to Rotman Commerce by submitting an application through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre: www.ouac.on.ca.

Email: rotmancommerce.admissions @utoronto.ca Phone: 416.946.0844 Facebook: Rotman Commerce Admissions


Rotman Commerce

Summing Up: A Message from the Director Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit about Rotman Commerce. To learn more, check out our website, read about our course offerings in the UofT calendar, sign up for our prospective student email list, join the Rotman Commerce Admissions Facebook group and – the best option of all – come to our campus for a visit. When you’ve done your homework, we think you’ll agree: the advantages of Rotman Commerce add up to unparalleled opportunities. With us, you can combine a broad liberal arts and sciences education at one of the world’s great universities with cutting-edge management thinking from top-ranked faculty. You can live and study in a cosmopolitan city that offers you local access to leading corporations and the people that run them. What’s more, at Rotman Commerce we offer lots of ways for you to develop your leadership, communications, and professional skills, alongside your academic studies. With so many opportunities available to you, all supported by the investment and engagement of our extensive business community and alumni network, your achievements will be limited only by your imagination!

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A respected program with academic scope

A great student experience in an exciting city

Professor Kenneth S. Corts Director, Rotman Commerce Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Rotman School of Management

We hope you agree that when you consider all the unique advantages that set our program apart, they add up to one clear choice: Rotman Commerce. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information on any aspect of our program or student life at Rotman Commerce, please visit us online or give us a call. www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca 416.946.0844

A solid foundation for your future career

A decision that adds up: Rotman Commerce


Rotman Commerce

Summing Up: A Message from the Director Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit about Rotman Commerce. To learn more, check out our website, read about our course offerings in the UofT calendar, sign up for our prospective student email list, join the Rotman Commerce Admissions Facebook group and – the best option of all – come to our campus for a visit. When you’ve done your homework, we think you’ll agree: the advantages of Rotman Commerce add up to unparalleled opportunities. With us, you can combine a broad liberal arts and sciences education at one of the world’s great universities with cutting-edge management thinking from top-ranked faculty. You can live and study in a cosmopolitan city that offers you local access to leading corporations and the people that run them. What’s more, at Rotman Commerce we offer lots of ways for you to develop your leadership, communications, and professional skills, alongside your academic studies. With so many opportunities available to you, all supported by the investment and engagement of our extensive business community and alumni network, your achievements will be limited only by your imagination!

12

A respected program with academic scope

A great student experience in an exciting city

Professor Kenneth S. Corts Director, Rotman Commerce Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Rotman School of Management

We hope you agree that when you consider all the unique advantages that set our program apart, they add up to one clear choice: Rotman Commerce. If you have any questions or would like more detailed information on any aspect of our program or student life at Rotman Commerce, please visit us online or give us a call. www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca 416.946.0844

A solid foundation for your future career

A decision that adds up: Rotman Commerce


Adding Up the Advantages Viewbook 2011 – 2012

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1,000,000 BTUs energy not consumed

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Rotman Commerce Viewbook 2011-2012  

Learn about the 4 year Bachelor of Commerce offered by the University of Toronto's Rotman Commerce.

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