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The Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) is one of the top business schools in Canada. TRSM has a long history of providing top-quality business education in Toronto. Starting in 1948, as the Faculty of Business at the Ryerson Institute of Technology, TRSM has grown to develop its own distinct identity with six schools of management, and three innovative graduate degrees, including two MBA degrees and one research-focused master’s degree. After achieving accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2011, TRSM has shown even more remarkable growth and progress as a business school. Almost 40 new faculty have been hired, the MBA programs have more than doubled their student intake, and undergraduate enrollment has increased 32%. TRSM also includes 14 research centres, institutes and labs, which promote and disseminate relevant interdisciplinary research that faculty and students contribute to. 

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The Ted Rogers School of Business Management introduced a brand new major - Real Estate Management

2013
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School of Accounting and Finance established as a separate entity within the Ted Rogers School of Management

2013
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Ted Rogers School of Management received AACSB accreditation

AACSB 2011
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School of Health Services Management became part of the Ted Rogers School of Management

2011
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Digital Media Zone opened at Yonge-Dundas Square

Digital Media Zone 2010
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Faculty of Business at 55 Dundas Street West officially named the Ted Rogers School of Management, with four distinct schools offering Bachelor of Commerce degrees: Ted Rogers School of Retail Management, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Ted Rogers School of Business Management and Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management

2007
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Ryerson received a transformative gift of $15 million from Ted and Loretta Rogers

Ted and Loretta Rogers 2006
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Master of Business Administration (Global & Management of Technology and Innovation) degrees established

2006
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Masters of Management Science in the Management of Technology and Innovation degree established

2006
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Retail Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Business Management, and Information Technology Management programs move into 55 Dundas Street West

Ted Rogers School of Management 2006
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Ryerson Polytechnical Institute became Ryerson University

2002
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Information Technology Management program established with a BAA in Administration and Information Management

1999
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Retail Management program established

1998
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Health Services Management established under the Faculty of Community Services

1994
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Ryerson is granted full university status by the Ontario government

1993
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Ted Rogers awarded the Order of Canada

1990
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Ryerson given the authority to grant degrees

1971
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Ryerson Institute of Technology became Ryerson Polytechnical Institute

1963
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Hotel, Resort & Restaurant Administration established under the Institution in Home Management as a diploma program

1951
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Business Management program established

1948
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Founding of Ryerson Institute of Technology

1948
Ted Rogers School of Management
Ted Rogers School of Management

Designed by Zeidler Partnership Architects and Queen’s Quay Architects International, the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) occupies the top three floors of the nine-floor building. The building is a joint venture between Ryerson University and Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, named in honour of one of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs – the late Ted Rogers. Located in a 210,000 square-foot building, TRSM has over 9,500 full-time students who are enrolled in undergraduate programs and graduate degrees. Please browse the facilities page to learn more.

 

Egerton Ryerson
Adolphus Egerton Ryerson

Who is Ryerson University named after?

Ryerson University is named for Egerton Ryerson (1803-1882), a prominent figure in 19th-century Canada who played an influential role in the fields of politics, religion, arts, sciences and perhaps most significantly, education. Egerton Ryerson was instrumental in the establishment of a free and compulsory public education system in Ontario. This was the foundation of the province’s modern school system and served to revolutionize education in Canada. For his achievements, particularly in establishing the public education system we know today, the institution that would eventually become Ryerson University was named in his honour at its founding in 1948.

Ryerson University is proud of its history and of the contribution its namesake, Egerton Ryerson, made to Ontario’s public education system. However, while Egerton Ryerson supported free and compulsory education, he also believed in different systems of education for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children. These beliefs influenced, in part, the establishment of what became the Indian Residential School system that has had such a devastating impact on First Nations, Métis and Inuit people across Canada. While Egerton Ryerson did not implement or oversee Indian Residential Schools, his ideas were used by others to create their blueprint. It is important to acknowledge this connection and in so doing emphasize the university’s ongoing and proactive commitment to respectful relationships with Aboriginal communities, both within and outside Ryerson University, and to continuing to build and maintain a campus environment that welcomes and respects Aboriginal people.