So you’re thinking of going to business school at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) at Ryerson, but you’re not totally sure if it’s the right choice for you. As a current third-year Business Management student, I’m going to share with you all 6 reasons why TRSM is so amazing, and why it may be the right choice for you too.
1. A Large Variety of Majors
Choosing a major can be really hard when you have had such little experience with the topics explored in university. Deciding that business is the right path for you can be hard enough that it’s basically impossible to narrow it down any further until you have had more experience with the different areas of study. The great part about the Business Management program is that you get to try a wide variety of courses and then choose a major out of 7 different options after first year. The options include: Economics & Management Science, Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Global Management Studies, Human Resources Management/Organizational Behaviour, Law and Business, Marketing Management, and Real Estate Management. After trying out all the intro courses in first year I knew Marketing was the major for me. However, TRSM has more to offer than these 7 majors if you have a better idea of want you want to major in heading into university. You can major in Business Technology Management, Health Services Management, Health Information Management, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Retail Management and Accounting & Finance (which allows you to specialize in accounting or finance after trying out courses in your first two years).
2. Interesting Courses
Due to the wide variety of majors, TRSM has a LARGE selection of courses to choose from. You will have the opportunity to take courses outside of your major and maybe even minor in another area that interests you. Some really cool courses that TRSM has to offer that you may want to check out are:
- International Sports Marketing
- Visual Merchandising and Space Planning
- Sustainability in Real Estate
- Coaching, Facilitation and Internal Consulting
- Intellectual Property Law
- Casinos: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- The Middle Eastern Business Environment
- Funding New Ventures
These are a just a few of the many courses in the Professionally-Related Table I which all TRSM students get to choose courses from during their time at TRSM.
3. Extra Academic Support
There are exclusive services available to all TRSM students. The Academic Success Centre (ASC) provides FREE tutoring, peer-assisted study groups, peer academic coaching, coaching circles, and other resources that foster academic success. I’m very thankful for the tutoring at the ASC as it allowed me to understand statistics and finance courses a lot better and achieve good grades.
Another extremely helpful resource only available to TRSM students is the Business Career Hub (BCH). The BCH helps TRSM students land jobs during their studies and after graduation. You can make an appointment for a one-on-one with a career consultant for personalized career advice. You can also attend a skill building workshop, a resume building session, networking etiquette training, and an interview techniques sessions. They basically give you the tools you need to help you land the job of your dreams!
All of the Business Management majors, Accounting and Finance, Business Technology Management, Retail Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management have the option to do a co-op. The co-op program allows students to get experience in their field before they even graduate. Students in the co-op program work with leading employers including companies like Bell, H&M, Sick Kids, Deloitte and more.
TRSM students have access to an exclusive program like no other: The Top 200 program! This two-year program has specialized experiential learning activities which allow students to have the confidence and skills they need to succeed post-graduation. The program includes an exclusive off-campus leadership summit, one-on-one mentorship with an accomplished industry professional, exclusive networking opportunities with a variety of business leaders, and so much more. Upon completion of the program students even receive a distinctive Recognition of Achievement at a special Top 200 graduation ceremony.
6. Student Groups
Student life at Ryerson and TRSM in particular is a great experience and this is for the most part due to student groups. Student groups allow you to further your skills and build a group of friends with similar interests. There are a large variety of business student groups which are under the Ted Rogers Student’s Society, including groups like Enactus Ryerson (the student group I’m currently a member of).