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I'm a grade 12 student who is expecting acceptances to both of my top programs - Laurier BBA and Western Ivey AEO. Based on my strengths in both verbal and linguistic communication, I've always wanted to enter the corporate world through marketing. My family is not rich by any means, but we are also not struggling. Is the incredibly high tuition for Ivey worth it even if I'm likely not going to enter consulting/investment banking, or am I better off at a school like Laurier where I can get good opportunities for literally half the price? If I went to Laurier, I'd likely graduate debt-free and with co-op, gain the experience to get a job right away. However, I'm also aware of Ivey's prestigious status and I know there are a lot of benefits that come from simply being an Ivey student. Any advice is appreciated, thanks :)
This post is directed mainly for those kids who won't get into Ivey, QC, Schulich, etc. This website is really great for answers and support, but the people who don't get 90's often get rained on by other users, which sucks and can really hurt their confidence. But for those students, I have good news...
I was speaking with a Financial Advisor today who is very successful and works in downtown Ottawa under a major bank (for privacy reasons I wont specify which one). I asked them point blank: does the school that you attend make a difference when looking for a job?
Their answer was simple. No. They said that when they see a university degree with the required certifications for the position, they weigh a degree from Carleton the same as one from Queen's. And for those looking at Laurier worried about getting co-op or not, they also said that co-op looks good, but isn't a dealbreaker either because internship positions are ALWAYS available for those who want them bad enough. It does add to your resume which is always helpful, and it never hurts to get your foot in the door...
Now, maybe this is just one employer's opinion. But as so many people say: your school won't make or break your career.
Another "famous" quote from Mr. Wonderful himself - Kevin O'Leary - is as follows (from his book Cold Hard Truth): "Though I like to say an MBA beside your name, I'll hire a moneymaker over a scholar any day". While O'Leary is far from the golden boy of businessmen, it's another perspective from a successful employer.
To summarize: At the end of the day, schools with the top reputations may indeed open up some doors for you, and if their program is known to be a great for your area of choice (Brock Accounting, etc), absolutely consider going there. But, attend the school where you will learn the material the best depending on how YOU learn.
*Disclaimer: I agree that the highly regarded programs are fantastic, and those who attend those schools should be very proud of getting into them and learning from them! If they're what you're looking for, awesome for you! Just here to prove that employers hire who you are, not your degree.*
Hi guys I’m headed into my first year of Uni this fall and wondering how much math is required in a career such as a financial planner or investment manager/executive? Obviously numbers are gonna be there lol I’m asking more for calculus etc. thanks
also what should I specialize in within the business degree would I do finance or something else?
hey guys, this is a new thread for 2018 graduates planning to go to Ryerson's business. if you are planning to go there what stream are you planning to choose after 1st year!! Also post your averages so far!
To those who have gotten early acceptance post your average so other can compare and determine what is necessary to get accepted as well
Any previous graduates or 2nd-4th years, how was your experience studying business at Ryerson
Even if I won't be living on residence I have to apply to one of the colleges but whats the purpose of it? what good does it do? what are the benefits? I heard that some are more prestige than others because of the curriculum or something.
I am in grade 12 and looking to apply to school for business and plan to specialize in marketing. What school is best for marketing specifically? I have heard that Laurier is great with an awesome co-op program. I am very creative but also great with math and people, which is why I am leaning towards marketing. If anyone has any suggestions for a business program that seems fitting that would be greatly appreciated!!
I am in grade 12 and looking to apply to school for business and plan to specialize in marketing. What school is best for marketing specifically? I am very creative but also great with math and people, which is why I am leaning towards marketing. If anyone has any suggestions for a business program that seems fitting that would be greatly appreciated!!
I pulled off a 98% average in grade 11 and hopefully I can do that in grade 12.
The only decent EC I have is volunteer every week for 4 hours as a cashier in a hospital gift shop for over a year now ( I volunteered at other places too). in total i have over 200 hours, by the time I apply to University hopefully ill have 250 to 300 hours.
I joined Deca in grade 10 but not in 11...BIGGEST MISTAKE!! Back then I didn't know ECs were important for Universities!
If i join 5-6 clubs/sports this year and pull off a 94% + average can I possibly get accepted at Schulich, Queens, or Ivey?
Hi so I got into both of these programs and ended up going to Brock. Many of my friends told me I made a bad decision but I felt that Brock BACC Co-op would've been the better choice as I wanted to become a CPA.
AFM and Queens are really expensive but the prestige/alumni is there.
Brock has co-op, a strong accounting program and a much cheaper decision.
I still feel some regret not choosing Queens as the program is filled with brilliant students and the best networking opportunities there is.
Those that were in similiar situations where did you choose to go? Why?
What's the difference between Brescia and Western's management and organizational studies. I know the average for Brescia is lower but is there any difference between the end bachelor you get and the overall experience? Can you still go to Ivy 2nd year if you go to Brescia?
I'm thinking of doing a double major in MIT and BMOSS at Western University. Has anyone done this or think it's a good idea? I feel like just MIT wouldn't be as strong of an asset alone were as this option could be more unique,better for resumes and more well rounded. However it doesn't have as much hands on media related as I would like through MIT.
Another option I've thought of is doing the BMOSS with a minor in Digital Humanities at Western. Thoughts?
Also, does anyone know if you can do a double major with McMaster Multimedia and Commerce? Would multimedia be a good enough program in its own for job prospects?
I'm interested in the more digital and technological side of art, graphic design, consumer behaviour, marketing , advertising, etc.
Any other programs you to suggest?
If anyone could answer some of these questions that would be great! Thanks!
So I'm going for the psych BA at western and also wanna go for their HBA program. The lady I talked to at their preview day told me that about 60% of the people that go into the HBA program are people who get AEO status. I really wanna get AEO so I wanted to know if anyone knows anything about how to improve my application. So for I have about a years worth of work experience, 3 years of volunteering, 4 years on my swim team, a year on my schools DECA team and going to provincials, and volunteering for a couple weeks abroad, in Asia. I know my final average will fall somewhere between 85% - 92%, if all goes well. Are there any other things I put on my application that would edge me out from the competition, cuz I know it's a very competitive program. Thanks, would really appreciate the help!!
im considering mac business as a safe program but im not sure exactly what to specialize in... im mainly interested in marketing finance and accounting (heard accounting is not the best here tho). which program would be the "best" to specialize in at mac
I want to go into something like marketing/advertising, media, public relations, etc. Please don't just suggest going into a pure BBA/BComm type program! I know the benefits of those and I've looked at them separately, that's not what I'm asking about right now, thank you.
AGAIN, don't just mention business degrees in this thread because I created it for the purpose about gaining more information about Communications/Media type programs.
The 'media studies' or communications programs I know of are
FIMS / MIT at Western
Media Studies at UBC
What are the programs at each of these schools like? How do they each differ and what do they mainly focus on?
Do Queen's and McGill have any programs equivalent to the above?
I know Ryerson and UTM have communications too but honestly I just want to leave my hometown so Toronto schools aren't considerable options for me(:
I've been looking into the communications and media studies program at University of Calgary, is the program at U of C good in terms of classes, teachers, and reputation?
Is getting a communications degree worth while and versatile in getting a decently well paying job? If not, what are better programs (preferably in arts or econ) at University of Calgary in which I could get into business, marketing, public relations, and/or a overall open opportunities?
I was thinking of doing MIT at Western and going into Ivey HBA (if I make it) and/or pursuing graduate business studies after undergrad. I have strong essay/communication skills, good+relevant ECs and am trying to pull my marks (which are just good) up to a higher competitive level. Is MIT a good major to pursue for the first 2 years before Ivey? I've heard it's hard to get higher than 60's due to a grading curve which I'm unsure about.
I have more interest in MIT as a subject (and Ivey's electives) than BMOS and don't want to study something I find dry since I doubt I would excel or enjoy myself, but still want to go into fields of business. What would you suggest or advise for me in this situation if you have experience with Western in general, Ivey, and/or MIT?
Hey so I am in high school, applying for marketing business in Seneca. I know Business leans more towards University, but I do not want to do a lap year. So I spoke with my guidance counselor, did a lot of research and tried to reach admissions. From what I understand after the 2 years in Seneca I can transfer to a university. Do you think if I get into marketing-Seneca 2 year program I can transfer to a university BBA ? I don't have advanced functions or calc but they say they'll take the "college equivalent" so as long as I take those courses in college will I be able to transfer to university? And will I get transfer credits...so as not to spend 4 years for my BBA. I do not want to come back to high school for functions (11) and then advanced functions (12), and I'm pretty sure after 2 years in college (while taking the college equivalents of those maths) I will be able to transfer to university, but I wan't to be sure, I DO NOT WANT TO COME BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL. Otherwise I would just do a lap year. So please let me know if my plan has any flaws- 2 years in Seneca-take the college equivalent of advanced functions-transfer to university-get my BBA