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UTM Commerce vs Laurier BBA

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Hello Fellow Students
I have been accepted into both of these programs and I am now facing a dilemma.

UTM

Pro's:
-Well known across Canada and the USA
-Close to Home(10 minutes away)
-Save on so many expenses

Con's:
-No Co-op
-Extremely difficult first year

Laurier

Pro's:
-Chance at me obtaining co-op although its 1/3 chances that I will
-very easy for me to score a high GPA
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Con's:
-Might not get Co-op
-Will be expensive, wont be saving money

What is everyone elses take on this.. personally I think UTM Commerce will be a better path for me to pursue if I want to be a CA.
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I would say Laurier is better if you want to pursue the CA designation but I think this choice comes down to a personal question on whether you would like to commute or live on residence during your time at university. The Co-op at Laurier may be your opportunity cost however the UTM program is not bad.
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I would choose Laurier without a doubt, unless money is tight.
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@dxb2ont wrote
I would say Laurier is better if you want to pursue the CA designation but I think this choice comes down to a personal question on whether you would like to commute or live on residence during your time at university. The Co-op at Laurier may be your opportunity cost however the UTM program is not bad.



yeah If someone lived in the Waterloo area, they would say laurier..
someone in Mississauga will say UTM..
so PF is key.
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@g93 wrote
I would choose Laurier without a doubt, unless money is tight.


How come?
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@EastSideBoyz wrote

@g93 wrote
I would choose Laurier without a doubt, unless money is tight.


How come?


It is one of the top accounting programs.
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@g93 wrote

@EastSideBoyz wrote

@g93 wrote
I would choose Laurier without a doubt, unless money is tight.


How come?


It is one of the top accounting programs.


Okay no offense but looking at where you've applied its clearly biased as it is evident that you're looking into the kitchener area.

Laurier is a "top" accounting school, then what is UTM? A University of Toronto degree is better than a Laurier one. Getting co-op on the other hand at Laurier would put you in a better position. I've been accepted to both and also contemplated this and i'm probably choosing UTM. Why? Because to become a CA at Laurier you have to stay back a semester to acquire all credits whereas if you graduate as a specialist in accounting from UTM you're set to finish all 51 hours automatically. Another reason as to why i'm choosing UTM is because I wish to get an MBA from the best MBA program in Canada, which is from UoFT. UoFT accepts its own undergraduates first. CA's with an MBA make a higher salary than normal CA's. With the surplus of accountants, you have to distinguish yourself somehow and getting an MBA is how i'll do it.

UTM is extremely hard first year, not a "scam". It has less spots and a demand almost as high as Laurier which is why they have to fail certain people.
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@LWilliams wrote

@g93 wrote

@EastSideBoyz wrote

@g93 wrote
I would choose Laurier without a doubt, unless money is tight.


How come?


It is one of the top accounting programs.


Okay no offense but looking at where you've applied its clearly biased as it is evident that you're looking into the kitchener area.

Laurier is a "top" accounting school, then what is UTM? A University of Toronto degree is better than a Laurier one. Getting co-op on the other hand at Laurier would put you in a better position. I've been accepted to both and also contemplated this and i'm probably choosing UTM. Why? Because to become a CA at Laurier you have to stay back a semester to acquire all credits whereas if you graduate as a specialist in accounting from UTM you're set to finish all 51 hours automatically. Another reason as to why i'm choosing UTM is because I wish to get an MBA from the best MBA program in Canada, which is from UoFT. UoFT accepts its own undergraduates first. CA's with an MBA make a higher salary than normal CA's. With the surplus of accountants, you have to distinguish yourself somehow and getting an MBA is how i'll do it.

UTM is extremely hard first year, not a "scam". It has less spots and a demand almost as high as Laurier which is why they have to fail certain people.



I disagree with what you are saying, but my opinion is irrelevant. No program "has" to fail certain people.
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IMHO: if you live in the Wloo/Kitchner Area, WLU is a better option. If you live in the GTA, specifically Mississauga , than UTM commerce is good
(Im speaking from an economical point of view)
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@LWilliams wrote

@g93 wrote

@EastSideBoyz wrote

@g93 wrote
I would choose Laurier without a doubt, unless money is tight.


How come?


It is one of the top accounting programs.


Okay no offense but looking at where you've applied its clearly biased as it is evident that you're looking into the kitchener area.

Laurier is a "top" accounting school, then what is UTM? A University of Toronto degree is better than a Laurier one. Getting co-op on the other hand at Laurier would put you in a better position. I've been accepted to both and also contemplated this and i'm probably choosing UTM. Why? Because to become a CA at Laurier you have to stay back a semester to acquire all credits whereas if you graduate as a specialist in accounting from UTM you're set to finish all 51 hours automatically. Another reason as to why i'm choosing UTM is because I wish to get an MBA from the best MBA program in Canada, which is from UoFT. UoFT accepts its own undergraduates first. CA's with an MBA make a higher salary than normal CA's. With the surplus of accountants, you have to distinguish yourself somehow and getting an MBA is how i'll do it.

UTM is extremely hard first year, not a "scam". It has less spots and a demand almost as high as Laurier which is why they have to fail certain people.




Completely agree with this. A degree from U of T is much better than someone who comes out of laurier.
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@g93 wrote

@EastSideBoyz wrote

@g93 wrote
I would choose Laurier without a doubt, unless money is tight.


How come?


It is one of the top accounting programs.


Okay no offense but looking at where you've applied its clearly biased as it is evident that you're looking into the kitchener area.[/QUOTE]I applied to: Waterloo, the school generally regarded as the top accounting program; Laurier, the largest undegrad business co-op program in Canada; and Guelph, because I didn't need a 3rd and if I REALLY screwed up, Guelph is one of the few schools that would take me at that point and its a decent program with co-op that wouldn't be terrible to go to.

@LWilliams wrote

Laurier is a "top" accounting school, then what is UTM? A University of Toronto degree is better than a Laurier one. Getting co-op on the other hand at Laurier would put you in a better position. I've been accepted to both and also contemplated this and i'm probably choosing UTM. Why? Because to become a CA at Laurier you have to stay back a semester to acquire all credits whereas if you graduate as a specialist in accounting from UTM you're set to finish all 51 hours automatically. Another reason as to why i'm choosing UTM is because I wish to get an MBA from the best MBA program in Canada, which is from UoFT. UoFT accepts its own undergraduates first. CA's with an MBA make a higher salary than normal CA's. With the surplus of accountants, you have to distinguish yourself somehow and getting an MBA is how i'll do it.

UTM is extremely hard first year, not a "scam". It has less spots and a demand almost as high as Laurier which is why they have to fail certain people.


I completely disagree, but it seems as if you have dismissed all of my points that I have stated previously, so I feel that my argument would not even be regarded by you.

If you do not believe that Laurier is one of the top accounting programs, you are sorely mistaken. This is not to say it is right for everybody, but it is an excellent program.
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