Graduates with a BComm in Retail Management often start their careers in merchandise buying and planning (e.g. merchandise or allocation analysts, assistant buyers, category managers), marketing (i.e. traditional, digital/social media, pop-up retail), e-commerce, or operations management. (e.g. rotational development & management training programs).
Typically, these roles are within apparel retailers, grocery and packaged goods, department stores, general merchandise or shopping centre management firms but may also include retail consulting firms, retail banking, or new start-ups.
Yes, 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 (i.e. a single work term of 400+ hours) but may choose to apply for entry to the co-op program (a total of 4 work terms) at the start of their 2nd year in the degree.
Past co-op and internship work terms have included roles in operations, marketing, consulting, buying and merchandising for companies such as Adidas, Artizia, Costco, Enterprise, Hudson's Bay Company, IBM, Ivanhoe Cambridge, TJX Canada, Staples, TD Bank, and many more!
The Ted Rogers School of Retail Management is the first post-secondary institution in Canada to offer courses that will prepare students to write the Category Management Association (CMA) certification, opens in new window exam to be recognized as a Certified Professional Category Analyst (CPCA) upon graduation.
Category Management is integral to all of retail and is well-established in the grocery, packaged goods and general merchandise sectors. Some examples of product categories may include “Breakfast Cereals”, “Soft Drinks and Carbonated Beverages”, “Console Video Games”, “Hair Care Products”, “Running Shoes”, Kitchen Appliances” and many more.
Yes, the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management has exchange partners all over the world, including Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and many more.
Visit TRSM’s International Exchange Program website
Ryerson University accepted the first cohort of students into the new BComm degree in Retail Management in Fall 1998; however, Ryerson has a history of educating retail professionals dating back to 1948.
Tuition fees vary depending on whether accommodations are needed, and whether you are attending from out of the province or country.
To learn more about the fees, finances and the cost of attending the Ted Rogers School of Retail Management, visit Ryerson University’s Admissions page.
Financial assistance is available through OSAP, external link, opens in new window . The School of Retail Management also offers a number of program specific awards and scholarships. For more information, visit Student Financial Assistance to learn more about resources available to help you meet your financial needs.
The Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree originated in Britain and traditionally involves majoring in a specialized area of business. A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is intended to provide students with general knowledge in all the functional areas of business, and may or may not include a major. At this time the Ted Rogers School of Management and Ryerson University only offer BComm degrees but for practical purposes, most universities in Ontario only offer one or the other (BComm or BBA) and consider them largely interchangeable.
The Ted Rogers School of Retail Management (TRSM) is situated at 55 Dundas St. W, external link, opens in new window in the heart of downtown Toronto beside the Toronto Eaton Centre and between Yonge and Bay Streets.
The Ted Rogers School of Management is accessible by taking the subway to Dundas Station, opens in new window. Visitors may also wish to take the subway to Union Station, external link, opens in new window and follow the underground pedestrian PDF filePATH system, external link, opens in new window, or to ride the 505 Dundas streetcar to Bay Street or Yonge Street, external link, opens in new window.
Go Transit, opens in new window also offers frequent service to downtown Toronto from all over the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Visit Parking at Ryerson for more information about parking personal vehicles on campus or nearby.