yconic - Waterloo/Laurier/Schulich/Rotman for Accounting
Hide Menu

My Feed Money for School Student Help Brands Winners Support Center



Explore yconic
Explore Student Life Topics
Scotiabank
STUDENT CHAMPION
yconic proudly recognizes Student Champion Partners who are providing our community with superior support for their student journeys. Learn More
Student Help Brands

Waterloo/Laurier/Schulich/Rotman for Accounting

A photo of KevinL KevinL
Which school is better for accounting? Can you guys rank these schools from 1 to 4?

Thanks
Was this helpful? Yes 0
31 replies
 
A photo of g93 g93
It really depends.

A general ranking:

1) Waterloo
2) Schulich
3) Laurier
4) Rotman

Some people may switch 1) and 2), and switch 3) and 4)


Some people claim there is a big gap, but I don't think you could go wrong with any of these. It really depends on what you want out of the program.
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@g93 wrote
It really depends.

A general ranking:

1) Waterloo
2) Schulich
3) Laurier
4) Rotman

Some people may switch 1) and 2), and switch 3) and 4)


Some people claim there is a big gap, but I don't think you could go wrong with any of these. It really depends on what you want out of the program.


+ 1

Really depends on waht you want out of the program. There are pros and cons to each of these.
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Jack555 Jack555
Keep in mind that waterloo's co-op doesnt even count towards the 30 months of work experience you need to write your CA exams
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Jack555 wrote
Keep in mind that waterloo's co-op doesnt even count towards the 30 months of work experience you need to write your CA exams


What? Where the he.ll did you hear that?

It does if you get into a CATO, which is the same everywhere.

Waterloo you can graduate with 16/30 months done (potentially)
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Wade3 Wade3
Is UTSC Management Co-op no where close to these schools?
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Wade3 wrote
Is UTSC Management Co-op no where close to these schools?


I would place it at #5
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Wade3 Wade3

@johnnycanuck wrote

@Wade3 wrote
Is UTSC Management Co-op no where close to these schools?


I would place it at #5



It's better than McMaster Business right?
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Wade3 wrote

@johnnycanuck wrote

@Wade3 wrote
Is UTSC Management Co-op no where close to these schools?


I would place it at #5



It's better than McMaster Business right?


I would rank UTSC higher.
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Jack555 Jack555

@johnnycanuck wrote

@Jack555 wrote
Keep in mind that waterloo's co-op doesnt even count towards the 30 months of work experience you need to write your CA exams


What? Where the he.ll did you hear that?

It does if you get into a CATO, which is the same everywhere.

Waterloo you can graduate with 16/30 months done (potentially)




CATO? you kidding me?

there's people who can't even find a co op job and are thrilled to get any bookkeeping job at any firm much less than get into CATO.

i mean its possible, but pretty hard. my friend in math/CA hasn't even gotten into a CATO yet.
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Jack555 wrote

@johnnycanuck wrote

@Jack555 wrote
Keep in mind that waterloo's co-op doesnt even count towards the 30 months of work experience you need to write your CA exams


What? Where the he.ll did you hear that?

It does if you get into a CATO, which is the same everywhere.

Waterloo you can graduate with 16/30 months done (potentially)




CATO? you kidding me?

there's people who can't even find a co op job and are thrilled to get any bookkeeping job at any firm much less than get into CATO.

i mean its possible, but pretty hard. my friend who got in math/CA hasn't gotten into a CATO yet.


AFM-PA had a 99% placement

And 35% reportedly were Big 4
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Wade3 Wade3
May I ask what CATO is?
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
This post was deleted

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Wade3 wrote
May I ask what CATO is?


CA Training Office

Basically they are set up with ICAO/CICA and you need to be in a CATO for your work to count.
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Jack555 Jack555
ok firstly not all big 4 are CATO, but anyways, where did you read it was 99%?
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Jack555 wrote
ok firstly not all big 4 are CATO, but anyways, where did you read it was 99%?


Where did you come up with that?

[IMG]http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m625/WalnutCake/pastats.jpg[/IMG]
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Jack555 Jack555
and where does it say that those 99% were CATO?
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Jack555 Jack555
look at the big4, and try to find all of their names on the CATO list. if you do, tell me.
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Jack555 wrote
and where does it say that those 99% were CATO?


I didn't say all of them were CATO.

Reportedly at least 50% in first year are CATO, something like 75% in second year and around 90% in 3 and 4 (not official stats or anything, just hearsay)
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Jack555 wrote
look at the big4, and try to find all of their names on the CATO list. if you do, tell me.


I see: KPMG, Deloitte, PWC and Ernst & Young
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Jack555 Jack555
oh. i thought only 3 were. that makes more sense tho
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Jack555 wrote
oh. i thought only 3 were. that makes more sense tho



Ya, why wouldn't the 4 biggest firms be CATOs?
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Jack555 Jack555
dunno for some reason i could only find 3 on that list
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Wade3 Wade3
Waterloo AFM-FM vs Schulich BBA vs Laurier BBA vs Rotman Commerce

How would you guys rank(1-4) these programs if you would like to become a CA (CA only)?
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous

@Wade3 wrote
Waterloo AFM-FM vs Schulich BBA vs Laurier BBA vs Rotman Commerce

How would you guys rank(1-4) these programs if you would like to become a CA (CA only)?


1)Schulich
2)Laurier
3)Waterloo
4)Rotman

That is a tough question to answer. It really depends on the person, but that is how I personally would rank them.
Was this helpful? Yes 0

 
A photo of Wade3 Wade3

@johnnycanuck wrote

@Wade3 wrote
Waterloo AFM-FM vs Schulich BBA vs Laurier BBA vs Rotman Commerce

How would you guys rank(1-4) these programs if you would like to become a CA (CA only)?


1)Schulich
2)Laurier
3)Waterloo
4)Rotman

That is a tough question to answer. It really depends on the person, but that is how I personally would rank them.



If I changed it to AFM-PA would you rank it
1)Waterloo
2)Schulich
3)Laurier
4)Rotman
Was this helpful? Yes 0