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Student Support

As an Accounting & Finance student, you have access to a variety of student resources that will help you develop your professional and academic skills.

Academic Success Centre

The Academic Success Centre supports students by promoting learning strategies and study skills that lead to academic success. For more information about the services provided, visit the Academic Success Centre website.

Career consultants for Accounting and Finance students

Business Career Hub

The Business Career Hub provides TRSM students and alumni with support, workshops and events related to skills development and career assessment.

You may also book a one-on-one appointment with a Career Consultant with a specialized focus in Accounting or Finance. 

Visit the Business Career Hub website for more information.

Accounting & Finance Awards

Each year, TRSM presents awards and scholarships to students who excel in academics, leadership, volunteer and community engagement. These awards are presented at the annual Awards Ceremony which takes place at the end of the fall semester (TBD). Award recipients will receive details through their Ryerson email account if chosen. Students from the Business Management Program (SBM) in the Accounting and Finance Majors are also eligible to apply for these awards below:

Up to $3,000 

Open to students entering the 1st year of the School of Accounting & Finance (SAF) Bachelor of Commerce program who have demonstrated leadership potential through extra curricular events AND have an overall final average from Grade 12 of 85%.

Maximum 600 word letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate must be included with application form; how you took on a leadership role in community clubs, organizations or events.  

Up to $3000 

1st year full time students enrolled in the School of Accounting & Finance (SAF) who intend to major in Accounting are eligible to apply for this Award. Student must have completed first year of full time study, demonstrated overall excellence in their Introductory Accounting courses, and obtained an overall CGPA of 3.33. 

Attach a 500 word essay outlining your career objectives in Accounting and your current community involvement in sports or volunteerism. If you mention external sources in your essay, make sure you carefully document them, by following APA guidelines. You are encouraged to visit Ryerson University’s Academic Integrity Office website for more information on academic standards and academic integrity

Up to $6000

To one year full-time student, completed 2nd year, enrolled for their 3rd year in the School of Accounting & Finance (SAF) Bachelor of Commerce program, Majoring in Accounting and demonstrated overall excellence in their Intermediate Accounting courses, overall CGPA of 3.33. 

Minimum 500 word essay on International Financial Reporting Standards and its importance to Canada’s economic success. If you mention external sources in your essay, please make sure you carefully document them, by following APA guidelines.

Up to $4000 

Demonstrates leadership potential with essay (maximum 500 words) on what you have learned from leading. Events can be from school, community, activities and/or any contributions where you have taken on a leadership role and your personal reflection on what you have learned from those experiences. Essay must include word count at bottom of last page. If you mention external sources in your essay, please make sure you carefully document them, by following APA guidelines. 

Must be enrolled in 4 or more courses per term, commencing their full time studies for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 AND have an overall final average from Grade 12 of 85%. 

Up to $1000 
Full-time students, who have completed 2nd year and are proceeding to their 3rd year, have declared Accounting as their major with overall academic excellence and demonstrated leadership qualities, are eligible to apply.

Minimum 500 word essay demonstrating leadership qualities through participation in extra- co-curricular activities and and /or have career aspirations to complete the Accounting Designation. If you mention external sources in your essay, please make sure you carefully document them, by following APA guidelines.

Up to $800

Full-time SAF student, who has completed 2nd year and declared Accounting as their major with overall academic excellence. Demonstrated leadership qualities, extra co-curricular activities will enhance application and demonstrated financial need (include Budget form). Minimum 500 word essay demonstrating leadership qualities, and participation in extracurricular activities will enhance application. If you mention external sources in your essay, please make sure you carefully document them, by following APA guidelines.

 

Up to $2000 

Full time SAF students, completed 2nd year, and who have declared their intention to major in Accounting in the School of Accounting & Finance, demonstrated good academic achievement with a minimum CGPA of 3.00, extracurricular involvement and financial need (include Budget form) are eligible to apply. Must be a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident, or a Protected Person and an Ontario Resident.

Minimum 500 word essay demonstrating extracurricular involvement in the school and/or the community.If you mention external sources in your essay, please make sure you carefully document them, by following APA guidelines.

Please include your current resume in your application for this award. 

 

Up to $1100

In memory of Anthony Capasso, CA who graduated from TRSBM in 2009, this award is for a full-time student in School of Accounting & Finance, who completed 2nd year, has declared Accounting as their major, with the intent to complete a CPA designation. Must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and clear academic standing. All applicants must submit a 500 word essay outlining their career objectives in Accounting and their current community involvement in sports or volunteerism.

Letter of support from the organization within, or outside of, the Ryerson Community, attesting to the student's involvement in sports or volunteerism. This letter of support can be included in your Award application or emailed directly to stephanie.kimball@ryerson.ca by or before Friday September 22nd. 2017. 

Up to $3000

Excellence in Accounting courses, completed their 2nd year of the Accounting program and demonstrating financial need (include Budget form). Minimum CGPA of B- or 2.67 and have Clear Academic Standing. Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must be an Ontario resident.  

Up to $1000

To a full-time 3rd year Finance major student in the School of Accounting & Finance, who had at the end of 2nd year had a minimum 3.50 CGPA and demonstrates financial need (include Budget form). Must be a Canadian Citizan, Permanent Resident or Protected Person. Must be an Ontario resident.  

Up to $1,000

In honour of Kevin Murphy at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Heathwood Homes has established the Heathwood Homes Scholarship in Finance to be awarded to a full-time student who has completed their 1st year in the School of Accounting & Finance and has earned the highest grade in AFF 210: Principles of Finance. No Application for the Heathwood Homes Scholarship in Finance is necessary.  

Up to $1000

To a full-time 4th year Finance major student in the School of Accounting & Finance or School of Business Management, who had at the end of 3rd year, had a minimum 3.50 CGPA and demonstrates financial need (include Budget form). Must be a Canadian Citizin, Permanent Resident or Protected Person. Must be an Ontario resident.  

Up to $6100

To one 4th year full-time Accounting student enrolled in the School of Accounting & Finance (SAF) or School of Business Management (SBM) Bachelor of Commerce program, who demonstrates interest in the Accounting profession, is majoring in Accounting and demonstrated overall excellence in their 3rd year Accounting courses.

Minimum 500 word essay on International Financial Reporting Standards and its importance to Canada’s economic success. Completed 3rd year of full time study, demonstrated overall excellence in their 3rd year or Intermediate Accounting courses, overall CGPA of 3.33. If you mention external sources in your essay, please make sure you carefully document them, by following APA guidelines.

To be eligible for this award, students must be registered as an undergraduate full-time student enrolled in 3rd or 4th year in the School of Accounting & Finance and have a Clear academic standing, with a minimum of 3.33 CGPA.

Provide a short (250-400 word) statement on why you are interested in further study in auditing.

$1,500 

To be eligible for this award, students must: be registered as an undergraduate full-time student enrolled in 4th year in the School of Accounting & Finance and have a Clear academic standing. The recipient will have earned the highest grade in AFA500 Intermediate Accounting III. There is no application for this award.

Up to $1000 

Full-time students in the School of Accounting & Finance, who completed 3rd year, declared Accounting or Finance as their major and intend to complete a CPA designation. Must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 in the following courses: AFA 100, AFA 200, QMS 130 and ECN 204 and must have a Clear academic standing. All applicants must submit a one page essay outlining their interest in pursuing the CPA designation.

Should you mention external sources in your essay, please make sure you carefully document them, by following APA guidelines.

Up to $500

For a full time student who has most successfully completed Investment Analysis and maintained a CGPA of minimum 3.00 throughout their academic career. 

No Application for the Laura McMackon-Eagle Investment Scholarship is necessary. Award winner will be notified in late October via their Ryerson email. 

Up to $3900

To a full-time 4th year Accounting major in the School of Accounting & Finance (SAF) or School of Business Management (SBM) , who had at the end of 3rd year, had a minimum 3.50 CGPA, demonstrated academic excellence and leadership qualities and demonstrates financial need.

Attach a 500 word essay outlining your leadership qualities as demonstrated through community involvements, school activities or events where you took a leadership role. What are your personal reflections on what you have learned from these experiences? If you mention external sources in your essay, please make sure you carefully document them, by following APA guidelines.

If you choose to submit any letter(s) of support from the organization within or outside of the Ryerson Community (attesting to your leadership qualities, and/or involvement) should can be included in your application or directly emailed to stephanie.kimball@ryerson.ca by or before Friday September 22nd, 2017. 

Up to $2250 

Full-time 4th year Accounting majors in the School of Accounting & Finance (SAF) or School of Business Management (SBM), who had at the end of 3rd year, had a minimum 3.50 CGPA, demonstrated academic excellence and demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply for this Award. The Dixon S. Chant Award recipients will be those students who apply, demonstrate financial need (Include Budget form) and have the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average. Must be an Ontario resident and enrolled in the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM). 

Up to $1000

Full-time students in the School of Accounting & Finance (SAF) or School of Business Management (SBM), who have completed 3rd year, are entering into their 4th year or are going to be graduating, and have declared Accounting as their major and are enrolled full time in 4th year are eligible to apply.

Must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and minimum 3.0 GPA in the following courses: AFA 500, AFA 708 and AFA 619

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) credential has become the most prestigious designation in the finance industry. The Bachelor of Commerce program at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status acknowledges that the program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.[1]

As a recognized university program by the CFA Institute, we are able to award five CFA scholarships to students each academic year, i.e. for the December and the following June exams. The scholarship waives the one-time CFA Program enrollment fee and reduces the exam registration fee to US$ 350. As the regular enrollment fee for 2016-2017 is US$ 450 and the regular registration fee for the December 2016 Exam prior to the final deadline is US$ 1,280, the monetary value of the scholarship is up to US$ 1,380. Please note that scholarships cannot be deferred to another exam offering. [2]

Eligibility

  1. ​​Scholarship candidates must be registered as full-time undergraduate students in TRSM at Ryerson University​.  Preference will be given to a student with a Finance major.
  2. Scholarship candidates must be in their final year of study. For example, if a student expects to graduate in June 2017, he/she is eligible for the scholarship either for the December 2016 Exam or for the June 2017 Exam.
  3. Scholarship candidates must have received an average of B+ or higher in all Finance courses taken at Ryerson University (with course codes starting with FIN, CFIN, or AFF).
  4. Scholarship candidates must register for the CFA Level I Exam by the final fee schedule deadline pursuant to their scholarship award.[3] The Level I Exam is offered in both June and December.
  5. Scholarship candidates that have already registered in the CFA Level I Exam and submit proof of registration will be given preference during the internal selection process.

Scholarship candidates must submit hardcopies of the following documents to the School of Accounting and Finance program office in TRS2-139 prior to the TRSM internal deadlines.

  1. A cover letter stating why you want to enroll in the CFA program and when you plan to take the exams;
  2. A photocopy of your Ryerson transcript;
  3. An updated resume;

include a table that summarizes all Finance courses you have taken at Ryerson University (with course codes starting with FIN, CFIN, or AFF), including academic years when you took the courses, and final letter grades received.

Please complete and submit the Original Award Application together with any other required documents to Stephanie Kimball, Student Achievement Advisor, TRS 2-139 no later than 4 pm on Friday, September 22nd, 2017.

Click here for the required forms:

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Successful winners only will be notified by email late October 2017. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday November 15th, 2017. Details will be provided to the SAF Award recipients.

Each award has criteria which can be reviewed by clicking on the award name. Please note that not all awards are offered every year. Some awards may require a Budget form. The deadline for submission of the applications, along with a copy of your resume, is Friday, September 22nd, 2017.

Questions? Email stephanie.kimball@ryerson.ca 

The year on which the awards are based is the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Disclaimer:

Awards and criteria posted online are subject to change and/or cancellation. It is recommended that you check the website periodically for any changes and/or new awards that may be forthcoming.

Stephanie Kimball

Please click here for a list of Faculty-wide Awards.

Please click here for a list of Univeristy-wide Awards.

Undergrad Degrees

Master's Diploma

Bloomberg Lab

Accounting and Finance students have exclusive access to the Bloomberg Lab, with terminals dedicated to the interactive financial information network. The Bloomberg Lab provides real-time financial information, including historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research estimates, analytics, portfolio management tools, electronic trading and order management systems, multimedia events and electronic communications. Accounting and Finance students can also become external,Bloomberg Certified.

Dean's List

To be eligible for consideration for the Dean’s List, students must:

  • Have an minimum GPA average of 3.50 or higher for the academic year (for both the Fall and Winter terms. Spring and Summer terms are never included).
  • Be carrying an average unit load of 4.0 courses for both the Fall and Winter terms.
  • Have a Clear academic standing.
  • They cannot have any final F grades or have received any Disciplinary Notices (DN) while at Ryerson.

PDF fileCongratulations to the 2015-2016 Dean's List Recipients