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It's the 13th Annual Retail Week at Ryerson at Ryerson from November 16-20, 2020.

Featuring the CREA Charrette, a Zone Learning Product Design ChallengeSpeed Networking, some great Guest Speakers, and more!

Alumni with a B.Comm
in Retail Management

complete an Internship
or Co-op work term

in annual program
Awards and Scholarships

Curriculum Highlights

Our curriculum guides students to learn about the fundamentals as well as current issues and trends that are critical to successful retailers with courses including:

  • Retail Strategy
  • Buying & Merchandising
  • Category Management
  • Consumer Insights
  • Retail Social Media Marketing 
  • Sector Studies in Fashion, Grocery, Sports Retail or Luxury
  • Store Design & Planning

Find out more about our curriculum.

Admission Requirements

As the largest industry in Canada, retail employs nearly two million people and features career opportunities in everything from store operations and entrepreneurship to merchandising, buying and brand management.

  • Deadline to apply, February 1
  • One English (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)  
  • One Math (MCV4U preferred)
  • Total average of six Grade 12 U or M courses

Explore more about admission requirements.

Co-op & Internship

Real-world experience is a key to standing out in a competitive job market.  Our co-op and internships integrate academic learning with workplace experience, allowing our students to apply theory and develop skills toward their professional goals.  All students in the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management will complete at least one documented internship but may choose to apply for entry to the co-op program at the start of their 2nd year in the degree.

Retail Travel Study
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In 2020, students had the opportunity to join the annual RSA travel study.  This year's focus was Vancouver to visit the headquarters of Lululemon, Arc'teryx, Hootsuite, and Aritzia, plus a special tour on the history of Indigenous Fashion and more!

Advisory Council 

The retail program's industry advisory council provides visionary leadership and contributes to the school’s growth with insights on industry trends and long-term forecasts. 

See our Program Advisory Council

Alumni Stories