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AFM vs Other Programs
I've heard that AFM is a great program but it doesn't have the prestige other schools do (IVEY, Schulich, Rotman).Is that important in 2018 and is a BAFM degree worth more than a BBA? 

I also have a few additional questions 

Is AFM any good for finance because I'm stuck between accounting and finance and does anyone know about the percentage of students that go into finance for a CFA instead of a CPA at the AFM program?

Why is AFM's intuition so high? Is it because of co-op?

Why is Accounting a popular choice even though the pay isn't too high? (in comparison to Finance)

Do students that graduate from AFM earn relatively more than students who graduate from other schools due to their prior work experience? (For students who head into accounting)

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so i applied to three programs at UW which all require an AIF form. Does anyone know if I would need to fill out an AIF form for each program? or how does this work?

I only applied recently, so i still have not gotten an email for an online application, i was just wondering how it works.


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Queen's Commerce or Bust?
Hey everyone,

So I will be applying to various universities across Canada, and hoping to pursue a career in business. I hope to dual major in both computer science and business hopefully, but in regards to the business aspect, why do so many people say Queen's Commerce or bust?? I will be applying there for next year, but I have a few questions about it's overall image...

Why is it Queen's commerce or bust if

- you have to compete with everyone in the program for internships, a.k.a very hard to get experience with no co-op program

- paying pretty much double for a regular commerce degree?

- you are competing for business related jobs with almost everyone in Ontario, even if prestige of Queen's gets you ahead by a bit?

- Other schools offer equal or even better education, as well as have co-op to help gain experience and become more employable?

Any unbiased input would be appreciated

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What are my chances for Queens or Ivey?
Hi, i applied to most business schools and i was wondering what my chances for the top schools are?
My average is around 91-92%
with decent EC's
- Business Club president
- Co-founder of tennis club
-Counselor at my schools leadership camp
-Treasurer of an animal charity club
- Member of the morning breakfast club (volunteering)
-junior football
- gr9 class Rep

and the same job for 2 years

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DD on the Laurier side
How difficult is the UW/WLU CS DD if I pick Laurier as my home school? (in terms of work load and content) 
I understand that the co-op at Laurier has more business placements but is it impossible to get a computer science co-op? I prefer computer science over business, although I do not want to pick Waterloo as my home school. This is because I visited both schools and I absolutely hated the environment at Waterloo but I loved the Laurier atmosphere. 
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I am not taking Calculus and Vectors, will this decreases my chances of getting into Laurier BBA?
I am taking Advanced Functions and Data Management but not Calculus and Vectors. Does this decrease my chances of getting into Laurier BBA? Do they consider students who have taken Calculus over those who have not? 

(I also applied to McMaster Commerce)
Grade 12 Repeated courses
I understand universities reserve the right to only look at the first marks but some schools will take the higher of the two. Does anyone knoq if business programs like Queens commerce, Schulich, Ivey, and Rotman allow repeated grade 12 courses for admission ?
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McGill Desautels 1st Year AMA
Around this time last year I was stressing out trying to pick a school and get the marks for the programs. Despite being only a few weeks into the program, I hope I can still help answer any questions or clarifications!
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I don't think Ill get accepted to commerce
Queens Commerce is my first choice and my Ecs are really weak!! I didn't realize the important they were for applying to business programs until grade 12. 
My ECs are
Treasurer of a youth organization outside of school
I volunteer every week for 4 hours in a hospital gift shop
I might teach kids religion on the weekends.

not sure these are good enough for Schulich or any business school. 
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UW/WLU BBA/BMath Graduate - AMA
I've seen a lot of misinformation flying around this forum about a lot of programs, so hopefully I can answer some of those questions with more details. 

About me:
- Graduated from the BBA/BMath Double Degree program
- My home school was UW
- Involved with a lot of clubs and activities on both campuses
- TA'd for courses at both UW and Laurier
- Co-op terms in teaching, operations, systems work, and finance
- After graduating I worked in communications at UW and worked closely with people from the admissions team (no, I cannot tell you how likely you are to get an offer)
- Currently in a graduate program in Operations Research 

Feel free to ask any questions you have about the DD program, Math/CS at UW, or Business at Laurier. If I don't know the answer, I will try to direct you to the appropriate people.

Disclaimer: All answers are my opinion are not the official positions of the University of Waterloo or Wilfrid Laurier University
Best business school for Entrepreneurship?
I have about 91 average so far . I am looking to apply to Business programs that are known for startup and entrepreneurship. My goal is to attend Uni and then start my own business after graduation. I have looked at programs like Schulich, Ivey, Rotman, Queens, etc but these programs are more focused on Accounting and Finance. I don't like the idea of paying huge tution just to attend top business schools (queens, ivey). Can anyone suggest any school  that offers good opportunity for startup and well known for their entrepreneurship program .
not sure if i should apply to the top schools.

i  go to Mary Ward and I have an 81 average currently because my marks dropped because I slacked a bit and rushed to hand in some assignments.
I'm also struggling with math, but I just did a test today and I saw an improvement in myself..
I have until mid February  to raise up my marks.

my current marks are

functions - 70
calculus and vectors - 78
english - 74
religon - 82 
accounting 80 
psychology 100
international business 83 

English used to be a low 80 average
religion used to be a 93 average
international business used to be a 90 average
I believe I can bring my marks up including maths
but I feel like I'm also being too optimistic about math going up.
 The problem I have with math is silly mistakes and not fully grasping a concept and especially not focusing on the small details I usually skim over.

I'm prolly gonna get shitted on here because majority of threads I see of students posting marks are 90s for business.

the schools I want to apply to are Schulich BBA , utsc BBA, maybe queens but I have a  health problems so  Toronto schools I prefer i guess, Ryerson  AFM, york commerce and maybe rotman

If I'm getting too ahead of myself to maybe being able to raise my overall top 6 average to a low 90
should i just apply to ryerson york and guelph or something then?
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Brock BBA International Dual Degree
Hey just got accepted (94% avg)  Who else is thinking of going next year.  Any current students out there that want to give some advice on living in Europe for 2 years please feel free.
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Where do I stand???
Greeting and salutations my friends. My average is currently hovering around a 66-69%. However my projected gym mark is around a 79% next semester. I'm currently weighing my options. My first choice is Mcmaster health sciences, my second is UofT Rotman Commerce, and my safe choice is Computer Science at Waterloo however I want to keep my pride. I have strong and Diverse EC's including Professional Igloo builder, orgame club captain, Exchange student in Mongolia (Got a picture with the President), I resell supreme hoodies on the lowww, Laser tag enthusiast (Number 1 player in Mongolia) ,Night school science award out of my class of 4, and finally recently completed driving school. 

Thank you all for time, hope to see you around Mcmaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best of luck on your journey through life.
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My aspirations
to whom it may concern,
Hi i really want to become an investment banker on wall street. my top two choices are Western Ivey and Queens Commerce right now my marks are
english 72 (projected to be 70)
Advanced Functions 62 (projected to be 68)
Accounting 98 (projected to be 95)
Philosophy 96 (projected to be 95)
i have great E.Cs 
I founded my schools dragon boat team and also am a board member on the ping pong team.
What are my chances of getting in??????????
I am a first year BBA student attending Wilfrid Laurier University, I'm here to answer any questions and clarify any doubts! AMA!!
Hey everyone, 

I figured y'all grade 12 students should have the chance to ask any questions about universities. I'm a registered boother for the University and I can definitely answer any questions about residence life and living alone in general, also feel free to ask about course work/load and basically any question that pops up in your mind! I was in your position last year and I definitely understand the stress that comes with grade 12, just know that it will all work out :)   

I also applied to: • Ivey 
                              • QComm 
                              • Rotman 
                              • Schulich 
                              • Mac Commerce
Extra Curriculars to take in Grade 12?
I'm currently a grade 11 student and I want to apply to a Business school, I was told that they also take your Extra Curriculars into consideration. I am confident that I will get good marks next year but I don't know what EC's to join. Can someone please tell me which EC's I should join that are going to help me get accepted?
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Jobs outside of accounting?
Hey, I was wondering if an accounting degree would solely lead to accounting roles in the future, or case specific for Brock if there are students who transitioned into investment banking from the Brock accounting undergrad/masters after receiving CPA.

I did read that one of the community members was offered an IB position at RBC while completing an undergrad at accounting co-op Goodmans. 
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How are these EC's for Business School
I am looking to apply to Schulich, Ivey, Queens, Rotman mainly...
1. ) Project Manager at Volunteer MBC
2.) President and Founder of School Investment Club
3.) Heart and Stroke Volunteer
4.) Library Program Assistant
5.) Project Manager at Youth Leadership Development Program (Volunteer MBC)

How are these EC's?
Chances of getting in Schulich
Program: BBA 
Projected Average: 91
- Competitive Soccer and High School Soccer all four years
- Deca (Grade 11 & 12)
- Social Justice Club 
- Stem Olympics (Helped organize event in school) 
- Science Olympics Club 
- Co-founded a filmmaking company (Record videos for individuals) 
Please Help: I'm very concerned about my extra-curriculars cause I have no actual leadership title. I have for sure shown leadership in many of these clubs and teams but I was never an executive or captain for any. Could someone please let me know the chances of getting in to the BBA program based on my average and EC's, thank you. Also, any comments on what I can do before applying to help increase my chances is appreciated!
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What Business programs should I apply to?
Right now Im currently interest in Lauriers BBA, Brock's BBA, and Ryersons Bcomm (either accounting or management). I just wanna know if these school are good. Right now im only limiting myself to 3. I am retaking a functions course next semester cause my current mark in it isn't amazing, so I cant take calc pretty much, that why I ruled out Queens, rotman, and ivey etc. Also I've heard that laurier offers BA economics and accounting in you dont get into BBA but I'll probably be going to brock or ryerson if I dont get Lauier bba. If anyone is in these current programs, could you help me with knowing which is the best. 

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