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Double Degree: Co-op Management & Finance (BBA) and Statistics – Quantitative Finance (BSc)
I haven't seen this course before, and there is next to no info about it on the internet. Does anyone know what it is and what it is about and how will it compare to other big business schools like Rotman, Schulich, Waterloo AFM'

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2018 Rotman Commerce Application + Acceptances Thread
Hey everyone! If you are applying to Rotman this year and have completed your supplemental application, it'd be awesome to hear your experiences! 

1) when did you complete your supplemental application (Date) 
2) what essay question + interview question you got and what you talked about (share only if you feel comfortable. But it will be greatly appreciated! )
3) what was your average?
4) when did you get your acceptance email (if you have gotten it)

Thanks for joining the discussion and good luck everyone! =)
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Waterloo AFM Chances
Hey everyone. 
89% average as of right now, hoping to get to 92+ by midterm. 

I retook two courses in night school and gave legitimate reasons to why I did in my AIF. 
Does this hurt my chances significantly of getting admitted?

Also, for the video interview, the time ended as I was saying literally saying my last two words of my conclusion. Will that make a big difference as well?

Thanks everyone for the help!

NOTE: I also got an email saying they've reviewed my application but they'll consider me for the round coming up in May.
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AMA: Brock BAcc Graduate, Carleton MAcc Graduate, Big 4 Employee
My name is Neal, and I graduated from Brock's Bachelor of Accounting Co-op program in 2016 and Carleton's Master of Accounting program in 2017. I was a yconic Student Ambassador for 2016-17. Although I work full-time at PwC now, I'm still around answering questions about accounting as a career and universities. 

My co-op work experience includes:
-Corporate Accounting, Henkel (Germany)
-Assurance and Tax, Collins Barrow
-Risk Assurance, Ernst and Young

I currently work at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance. . 

A snapshot of my time at Brock:  
-Served as an executive for several clubs  
-Participated in numerous internal/external case competitions and conferences  
-Served as a Tutorial Leader for Brock's first-year Macroeconomics course  
-Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (the top 10% of Goodman get invited)  
-Did co-ops and internships with 3 different companies in corporate accounting, assurance, tax and risk assurance located in Germany and Canada  
-Participated in a short-term exchange to France  
-Volunteered for the business school's Career Services office, where I critiqued students' resumes  
-Lived in residence (first-year) and off campus

A snapshot of my time at Carleton:  
-President of the Sprott MAcc Society  

Feel free to ask me questions below! Or you can add me on LinkedIn if you'd like to send a private message (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsengupta).
First Year McGill Student (AMA)
I'm just about to finish my first year at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management. I got into all the major ontario business programs except QC. If you have any questions about Desautels or McGill in general (regardless of the program you applied for) , I'd be happy to help out!
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Waterloo AFM vs Schulich BBA
Which school is better for accounting? I’m having a hard time choosing between the two. I want to become a CPA. I’ve been accepted to both.
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Ryerson A&F (BComm) accept repeated courses?
So one of the prerequisite for Rye BComm is advanced functions. I got a 72% in advanced functions which is below their requirements. I'm repeating it in private school and will probably get a 90%. However, does this program accept repeated courses?
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Brock Bacc Coop and Laurier BBA
I am stuck between choosing Brock bacc with coop or Laurier BBA. My future goal is to be a CPA and I am pretty sure i want to do accounting. I got accepted into both programs and i dont know which one to choose. HELPPP!!!
Hey guys, university applications to Queen's Commerce has just begun!  

Please post about the following :  
-Projected grade 12 average  
-grade 11 average  
-Date of admission when available
-Other universities of interest  

About Myself...  
-Projected grade 12 average 93.5%-95%  
-Grade 11 average 93% ( included 3 grade 12 courses, economics (94%), business leadership (97%), grade 12 english (88%))  
-EC'S: Deca, president of accounting and financial management club, president of investment club, coach for school tennis team, coach for school baseball team, badminton team, ultimate frisbee team (fall and spring seasons), part time job as a tennis stuart, weekly childcare worker at my church.  
-Also interested in Waterloo AFM, Laurier BBA, Ivey, Rotman, Telfer, Sprott  

 Good luck to all! Hope to see you next year!
First year University student-ask me anything
Hey everyone, I am currently a first year student at the University of Waterloo. If you have any questions regarding my university experiences, how I was able to deal with senioritis in Grade 12, admissions, or anything related to my experiences. Do not hesitate to ask.

I was in your position one year ago, and many people on this website have provided me some insight, so I would like to return the favour.

So, feel free to ask me any questions!
Hey guys, university applications to Waterloo AFM have just begun!  

Please post about the following :
-Projected grade 12 average
-grade 11 average
-Date of admission beginning February
-Interview outcome if available
 -Other universities of interest 

 About Myself... 
-Projected grade 12 average 93.5%-95% 
-Grade 11 average 93% ( included 3 grade 12 courses, economics, business leadership, grade 12 english) 
-EC'S: Deca, president of accounting and financial management club, president of investment club, coach for school tennis team, coach for school baseball team, badminton team, ultimate frisbee team (fall and spring seasons), part time job as a tennis stuart, weekly childcare worker at my church.
-Also interested in Queen's, Laurier, Ivey, Rotman, Telfer, Sprott 

 Good luck to all! Hope to see you next year!  
UofT Offer of Admission
Hello everyone.
Today I just got admitted into 2/3 programs I applied to at UofT. 
I got accepted to UTM Commerce and I have a question in regards to UTSC co-op Management (BBA).
It says I got accepted into UTSC, but says "Social Sciences and Humanities" and my offer letter also states that.
I did not apply for Social Sciences and Humanities, however, is that just a counter offer since I did not meet the requirements for the co-op management program? And does this still mean I have a shot at getting admitted into the co-op management program later on? 

Thanks, everyone in advance!

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Accounting at UTM...?
Hey! So I applied to UTM and UofA and got accepted into both for commerce (I want to go into accounting). I’m leaning towards UTM even though it’s more expensive with tuition but I’m kind of scared... I’ve heard it’s super competitive in UTM Commerce and it’s hard to find jobs afterwards. Also, I do enjoy math and that’s basically all I’ve been exposed to at my school like I mean there wasn’t any stat courses I got to take so I’m hoping that I’ll excel in accounting and be able to earn my CPA degree and not feel like commerce isn’t for me, especially if UTM Commerce is supposed to be super challenging. If someone’s in their second year of commerce or has experience with stat courses, planning on commerce, or specifically going for UTM BCom can you tell me how it is at UTM or what you’ve heard? I would really appreciate any advice. Also, does anyone know if there is a Co-op program in UTM for commerce? Thanks a lot!
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Is Ryerson accounting and finance worth it if I stay in the area?
Im currently hoping to pursue a career in either finance or accounting. I currently have an estimated 91.2 top 6 average. I have been accepted to Brock accounting and Laurier BBA. I understand that both of these are great programs, however I can only really afford to stay within the Greater Toronto area. I have also been accepted to Ryerson accounting and finance, but I hear many mixed opinions of the program. I also understand the importance of co-op and I know that it is much more difficult to secure co-op at TRSM. Is it worth going to Ryerson in my case?
First Year Accounting and Financial Management Student (Waterloo AFM)
Hi everyone, I am a first year AFM student at Waterloo and last year I was in your position. I was trying to figure out which university programs to apply to and I heavily relied on this website to make my final decisions from first years in the respected programs. If any prospective students in high school are looking to pursue the AFM program at Waterloo I would love to answer any questions, and talk about my experiences so far! I was admitted with a 91% average with excellent EC's. 

Brock Bacc Coop Program - is it good?
I just got an early acceptance to Brock for Accounting coop. Is the program good in terms of ranking, environment (res), profs and co-ops?

If anyone can help me that'd be awesome! 
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5th Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything! (IB and Big 4 Co-op)

I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.

- First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA
- Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years
- Currently doing a spring semester

You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!

And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:

- Avg (both major and overall) ~80%
- ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff
- Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour

Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from:

Company / Quantity / (Co-op vs summer intern, Location) 

RBC x 3 (Various positions, co-op x2 and summer intern x1, Toronto)
Big 4 Audit x3 (1x Co-op and 1x Summer intern, Toronto...1 x Co-op in Calgary)
Big 4 Summer Leadership Conferences x2 (Toronto)
CPP Investment Board x2 (Summer Analyst, Toronto)
Scotiabank (Co-op, Toronto)
Grant Thornton Audit (Co-op, Toronto)
Canadian Tire (Co-op, GTA)
Ontario Securities Commission (CPA position, summer intern, Toronto)
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (Co-op, GTA)
TeamBuy .ca (Summer intern, Toronto)
Imperial Oil (Co-op, Calgary)
Suncor (Co-op, Calgary)
Regional CPA firm (Co-op, Hamilton area)
Small CPA firm (Co-op, Niagara region)
Publicly traded minerals company (Co-op, Toronto)
OMERS Pension Fund (Co-op, Toronto)
Big 5 Canadian Bank Capital Markets x2 (Co-op, Toronto)
Husky Energy (Summer intern, Calgary)
Accenture Consulting (Full time, Toronto)
McKinsey Consulting (Full time, Eastern Europe)

- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6

- Joined B4 Audit in January 2016
- Done 8 months of co-op, not at an accounting firm
- Major average ~85, overall ~80+
- ECs, unchanged from when applying to first co-op
- Completed a couple certificates in excel

- Get public accounting experience somewhere else. This is basically a must. I believe I was the only upper year hired from my school into B4 this past term without prior public experience. It's something I noticed during recruiting
- If you have the above, grades matter a bit less. Yes you still want to do as best as you can, but a high 70 is OK enough if you have prior XP. An 80+ is still ideal though
- Be prepared to explain why you left your previous employer (and don't speak poorly about them)

That's basically it. So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!

*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here

Ivey vs AFM
Hey guys, I’ve been accepted to AFM and am currently waiting on an offer from ivey. My top 6 average is a 97 and am extremely involved in my high school (all varsity teams, stuco, etc.) However, if I get into Ivey, i’m stuck with which one to pick. I equally enjoy both accounting and finance and am unsure of what to pursue. I believe that the AFM program is amazing but the campus life sucks...however at Western there’s a risk i could get stuck in BMOS and not get into ivey, but the campus life is everything i’ve dreamed of. Truly stuck and need help.
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HELP! Ryerson Accounting and Finance vs Laurier BBA
Hi. I got accepted at Laurier, Ryerson, UTM, Brock and Mcmaster for their accounting programs. My goal is to become a CPA in the future. I am very confused atm. My top two choices are Laurier or Ryerson. 
Help!! Advice
I applied to laurier bba, schulich bba, Brock bacc co op, mcmaster business, and Waterloo afm. Which of these is the best if I just want a job in Toronto? Nothing crazy like Wall Street. Just a job as an investment banking analyst or cpa. I got into Brock, laurier and mcmaster so far with average of 92. Please help!!
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Why Haven't I Seen an Offer from Mac Business?
Hey guys, the title says it all. 
89% average so far. 
People with significantly lower averages are being accepted and I don't know why.
Someone please explain this and how the McMaster Business 1 acceptances work. 
Just want to get it out of the way!
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Hi guys I am currently enrolled in BAT4M E-Learning, I wanted to know if anyone has done accounting on e-learning please let me know ASAP. The teacher I have is Mr. Klemp I require some help and would really appreciate if someone could reply