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A low-ranking student at a top-tier school (ex. Queens, Schulich, Ivey)
A strong student at a mid-tier school (ex. DeGroote, Telfer, Ted Rogers)
I'm applying soon and I'm just thinking - I'm someone who prioritizes social life and academics equally. If I go to a top-tier business school, I definitely will not be one of the leading students academically whereas I would stand out far more at a mid-tier school. I know business is about connections relative to area and I honestly feel I will stand out far more at a school that is not filled with overachievers.
Can anyone give me a personal opinion on which Toronto university has the best business program? I am considering Schulich and Ted Rogers at this point. Are they hard to get into? Which one is a better program?
Hey, I've been visiting a few universities for business programs (such as rotman, ted rogers, and schulich) and they said that first year will be more of a generalized business program, I haven't taken any accounting in grade 11 or 12 and I was wondering if that will put me in a disadvantage for first year? Thanks for your help!
I am an international student currently attending Mcmaster University for Commerce. As you know, there is no internship for international students as me in Mcmaster University. And I really want to get a good internship in order to transfer to target business schools. Can anyone tell me some tips to looking for internship on their own and which internship best match the target school teacher's favor? Thx.
I am currently a victory lap student. Last year, I didn't have a specific target wht I wanted to do, wasn't motivated and didn't put much effort into my courses and ended up failing few courses. I decided that I needed to change, after putting all the hard work into my courses, avoiding distraction, I successfully completed my top 5 courses with about 90 average. My goal is to get into to top business schools Lazaridis(Laurier), Schulich, Queens, etc. On OUAC it shows up my failed courses with my top 6 courses. I am just concerned if Business school will see it as negative factor even though it's not in my top 6, when choosing candidates for the admission?
Hey, I'm currently a grade 12 student - just wanted some advice about undergrad business programs. Initially my goal was to attend Ivey/Queens/Schulich, but lately I've been slacking off a lot and right now my average is around an 85 (I have a 74% in advanced functions). Because of this, I've reconsidered my options and am now debating between McMaster commerce and Laurier BBA - I know Laurier's cutoff is around 89% so I'll have to increase my average significantly by the end of the semester and next. My questions are:
1. Is McMaster commerce a bad program? Everything I see on this forum leads me to believe so. Will I stand a chance in terms of recruiting against Ivey/Schulich/Queens students?
2. Is it possible to get into Laurier with an average below the 89.5% cutoff? I've read about a few people on here being accepted with lower through their ABS form, which is a good thing for me because I have pretty strong extracurriculars.
I regret slacking off at the beginning of the semester a lot and at this rate, I'm even considering doing an extra semester next year in order to get my average above 90%. Would it be worth it?
I'm an ambitious grade 12 student, with a dilemma regarding undergrad studies. I am a successful student (so far) and am interested in courses in both commerce, math, and science. I have always had a passion for commerce, and the idea of working with money, however I am also very good at technical problem solving.
Would it be more valuable to get a commerce degree at a top school (Queens, Schulich) or a (mechanical?) engineer at a school like Gueens, Mcmaster or Guelph?
*I have considered the Western Ivey/eng, but the option seems overly-expensive.
Hello everyone! I'm a grade 12 student hoping to get advice/feedback as I have to start sending university applications soon and submitting PSEs, Supplementary Informations etc.. I am interested in business and leaning more towards finance (as I am unsure of whether or not I like accounting).
My EC's are okay; I am the VP of Music Council, been part of the school band since grade 9, and have been part of a few clubs ever since I started high school. However, that's pretty much the extent of my leadership skills (unfortunately).
I was wondering since I do not have strong ECs, yet most business schools are looking for well-rounded students, how would I be able to sell my experiences and my limited amount of leadership roles? What should I focus on in order to get into the programs I want (especially the highly competitive ones)? Thanks! :)
Choices for Uni: Western (Ivey), Queens (Smiths), UofT (Rotmans), Waterloo, Laurier, York (Schulich)
So for the majority of my life I envisioned myself working in a lab however after I started to waver once I entered Grade 12. I did my research and my average should be around high 80s to mid 90s however my extracurriculars aren't so great since I never really thought about them. At most my extracurriculars were Cross Country, Dance Club, Athletic Council, and volunteering at my dojo for those mandatory hours. They aren't great but I don't see how I can differentiate myself from others with them.
I was wondering if someone could tell me how to prepare for my supplementary applications (specifically for Schulich and Rotman and Waterloo). Should i be practing any specific questions or anything like that.
I can pick four universities in total. I want to be a project manager in the future and was looking for suggestions as to what school offers the best program for my pathway. I am a top scoring student at my school (none of my grades have ever been below a 90). I am leaning towards Queen's, Schulich, UofT and Waterloo/Laurier.
I'm currently in grade 12 and I've already fast tracked 4 grade 12 courses: Which I've got 92, 90, 87, but unfortunately I got 82 in advanced functions. (I had a crazy work schedule... over 20 hours a week which included full day weekends so it affected my studying) However, I'm retaking advanced functions and I started off pretty strong (97) but I haven't studied whatsoever so my mark after three tests is probably going to be a 90 now.
(I am not planning to use my 87 in my top 6 though)
Rn I'm taking English, which I expect to end over 85 with.
I have another bird course (BBB4M) which I will probably end over 91 with
Next semester I have calculus, data, food and nutrition, and most likely going to take another bird course such as fashion.
What are my chances? I've got some pretty decent EC's too, exec of two clubs, Swim instructor and Lifeguard, Camp counsellor, 300+ volunteer hours, Tutor...
I want to apply to bios+ivey, schulich, uoftrotman, laurierbba, and queens commerce. I'm just afraid I fucked up because I haven't been studying for Advanced Functions, I was wondering If I should just drop and pray that my Calculus mark will outweigh the low Functions mark or if I should private school calculus or something. Any thoughts?
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.
Idk what I'm doing wrong with my studying but I can't get high marks in math, maybe i should study 2-3 days ahead instead of the day before. I'm not sure.
Over the next two weeks I have 10 tests to do, and I can't pull off a 94 average for top business schools such as Schulich, Queens, Ivey and Rotman. Maybe if i studied ahead i might but its hard to change study habits.
I know York BAS, Ryerson Bcomm or BBA ( forgot) is easier to get in. Can you guys recommend me other programs that are in Toronto?
Data management, Calculus and vectors and Advanced functions with an overall average projected mark of 94%.
I plan to take English, International Business and World Issues in semester 2.
When I apply to Schulich in Jan will my semester 1 marks be enough for first round conditional acceptance? If they only consider the 3 courses that are completed, and what mark will I need to retain to keep my offer? I've read some say 85% some say no more than 5% below your admission average. Would appreciate any advice?
I am a high school student looking to improve my presentation and communication skills. I believe Presentation and communication skills are very important in order to succeed at Business schools. I recently checked Toastmaster International. Does anyone know any other place where I can improve my presentation and communication skills? Any advice?
I am mature student who has applied for the program. I was asked for a letter of extenuating circumstance and a resume as supporting document.
I have a 3 year BA Geography and Professional Certificate in Management. I originally started in Bachelor of Admin Studies and had performed poorly so switched to Geography. I had a C GPA but the requirement is a C+. Plus I have to repeat some ADMS courses. Thats why they asked for the letter.
Now I have been out of school for several years and been working full time. What are my chances of getting in the program?
Hey there guys, I am currently in grade12 and could really use some help in choosing a potential program I want to apply for. I am looking to be a tax lawyer/accountant/economist... Something along those lines. My grades might not be the highest, but I feel like I am a hard worker (my opinion). Here is what my grade situation is looking like:
Advanced Functions: 78
Data Management: 80
Non Traditional Arts: 84
Most of these grades are my predictions for this semester. I would really like a BBA or a BComm. I want to stay away from a BA unless the program will guarantee me co-op. Thanks for your help!