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Ten Transformative Years


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Dr. Steven Murphy
Dean (2013–2017)

Thanks to a generous gift from the Rogers family, we are celebrating 10 extraordinary years as the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM). Over the past 10 years, TRSM has grown tremendously, and is now home to nearly 11,000 full-time students who will graduate as creative leaders and drive 21st century business forward while making a positive impact on society. While Ryerson University has offered business education since 1948, our last 10 years have been truly transformative.

Our students and faculty continue to impress with their many amazing achievements. The timeline below is a mere snapshot of some of the incredible accomplishments at TRSM over the past 10 years.



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Ryerson MBA Launches

Ryerson launches with MBA and MBA-MTI programs.
Full- and part-time options are available.

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Ryerson Puts Down Roots on Bay Street

We celebrated the opening of the dynamic Ryerson Business Building at Bay and Dundas, in the heart of Canada's business capital. This building would later become the Ted Rogers School of Management. When we welcomed students to our new space, Ryerson's Faculty of Business had 7,223 undergraduate students in four Schools of Management:

  • Retail Management
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Business Management
  • Information Technology Management


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Dr. Catherine Middleton Appointed CRC

The Professor of Business Technology Management is appointed Canada Research Chair in Communication Technologies in the Information Society.

CSR Institute Launches

Ryerson Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility launches at TRSM.

First Cohort of Ryerson MBA Graduates

Finished 3rd Academically in MBA Games

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A Visionary's Daring Act

A transformational donation from Ted and Loretta Rogers made possible the Ted Rogers School of Management (formerly Ryerson's Faculty of Business). Ever forward-looking and visionary, Ted's trademark words continue to drive our students to their success and are proudly displayed in our building lobby:
"The best is yet to come."


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Ryerson MBA Wins 1st Place Overall in MBA Games

School of Retail Management Launches Retail Week

Annual showcase brings in Canadian retail leaders to network and interact directly with Retail Management students.

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TRSM Expands Global Reach

TRSM expands its exchange agreement with RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Solidifying Innovative Experiential Learning

The Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management opens RU Dining, an innovative approach to experiential hospitality learning, giving HTM students opportunities to run a real-world restaurant business on campus.



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Ryerson MBA Wins 1st Place in the Academics, Spirit, and Strategy Case Competition Categories of the MBA Games

Ryerson MBA Wins 1st Place in RBC's Next Great Innovator Challenge

Diane Francis Appointed as TRSM's First Distinguished Visiting Professor

The bestselling author, broadcaster and entrepreneur joins TRSM, bringing invaluable real-world experience into the classroom.

Innovative New Approaches to Business

TRSM launches two new majors in Business Management: Global Management and Law & Business.

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Dr. Alan Carsrud Appointed Chair in Entrepreneurship

Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy appointed Loretta Rogers Research Chair in Entrepreneurship.



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Ryerson MBA Wins 1st Place in the Spirit Category at the MBA Games

Ryerson MBA Wins 1st Place in the Annual TATA Cup

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Division winner/top Canadian team at the John Molson International Case Competition


Ted Rogers Management Conference (TRMC) Launches

To honour Ted Rogers' entrepreneurial spirit, a group of student leaders, supported by senior administration, faculty and staff, come together to establish the inaugural Ted Rogers Memorial Conference.

The annual student-run conference gathers the brightest business student leaders from across North America for a series of professional breakout sessions, networking events, and a case competition, allowing students to connect with renowned industry professionals, collaborate with other business students and celebrate the values of Ted Rogers.

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Linking Business with Technology

Information Technology Management program changes name to Business Technology Management to better reflect the school's focus on the intersection of business and technology.


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Expanding Degree Options for Health Professionals

The School of Health Services Management joins TRSM from Ryerson's Faculty of Community Services, offering working health professionals opportunities to earn Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) degrees in Health Services Management and Health Information Management.

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Accreditation from an International Leader

TRSM becomes accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), joining just 5 percent of the world's 16,000 business degree–granting schools to be labelled with this benchmark of quality.

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Ryerson MBA Wins 1st Place in the Strategy Category at the MBA Games

Ryerson MBA Wins 1st Place at the TATA Sustainability Competition


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National Bank Donates $330,000 to Create Bloomberg Lab

The Bloomberg Lab is an interactive financial information network that provides real-time and historical pricing, indicative data, reporting, research estimates, analytics, portfolio management tools, electronic trading and order management systems, multimedia events and electronic communications.

60 Years as Leaders in Hospitality and Tourism

The Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management celebrates its 60th anniversary, having led the way in HTM education since the 1951/1952 academic year.

Ryerson MBA Wins 2nd Place in the HEC Sustainability Case Competition

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Taking Experiential Retail Learning to China

Retail Management launches RMG 917, a biannual experiential learning trip that allows Retail Management students to explore China's leading retailers.

Recognizing Top Student Leaders

TRSM launches the Top 200 program, offering highly motivated TRSM students world-class opportunities to enhance personal, professional, leadership and career skills.

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Ryerson MBA and TRSM Launch Law, Business and Politics Speaker Series

Distinguished Counsel-in-Residence Ralph E. Lean leverages strong legal and political connections to bring in high-profile guest speakers including Kathleen Wynne, Ian Black, John Honderich and Jordan Banks.



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1st Place in Athletics Category of the MBA Games

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The Bloomberg Lab Opens

Cutting edge lab features 12 Bloomberg terminals, giving students access to the Bloomberg Professional service to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data movements and carry out trades on the electronic trading platform.

Cheri Bradish Named Loretta Rogers Research Chair

Professor Cheri Bradish appointed Loretta Rogers Research Chair in Sport Marketing.



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New Major in Real Estate Management

The Ted Rogers School of Business Management launches major in Real Estate Management to meet industry demand.


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Dr. Steven Murphy Joins TRSM as Dean

Dr. Steven Murphy, a nationally recognized expert in organizational behaviour, joins TRSM as Dean. Dr. Murphy's vision for the school is to build its research reputation, enhance experiential learning opportunities and renew curricula.

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Ken Jones Retires as Dean

Jones served as dean from 2005 to 2013 and helped transform the school into "Canada's most connected business school with a focus on relevant, entrepreneurial, career-based education."

Canada-China Institute for Business & Development (CCIBD) Launches

CCIBD was founded in 2013 by a group of Ryerson faculty members led by Global Management Studies Professor Dr. Howard Lin and the Honorable David C. Dingwall, Distinguished Visiting Professor. It is the only Ryerson-based institute/centre devoted exclusively to China.

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The Honourable Navdeep Bains Appointed DVP

Navdeep Bains (now Member of Parliament and Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development) appointed as a distinguished visiting professor and Ryerson MBA lecturer.

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Ryerson MBA ranks 10th for reputation by Canadian Business

School of Accounting & Finance Opens

The School of Accounting & Finance at TRSM is the first school of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area, and only the second in Ontario, to be devoted entirely to the study of accounting and finance.

TRSM Career Centre Opens

TRSM students held a referendum and voted overwhelmingly in favour of creating an in-house TRSM career centre to help with industry-specific career development. The Career Centre was renamed the Business Career Hub in 2015, to better reflect its mission of connecting TRSM students to business careers.



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Ryerson MBA Ranked 4th by Canadian Business

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1st Place in Next Top Ad Exec Competition

Ryerson MBA students Alexander Dias and Kate French win the 7th annual Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec advertising competition. Dias and French competed against 251 teams from 38 Canadian universities in the national advertising competition.

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Global Diversity Exchange (GDX) Joins TRSM

Established with a founding donation of $2.5 million from the Maytree Foundation, and part of Ted Rogers School of Management's Diversity Institute at Ryerson University, GDX provides thought leadership and analysis that helps nations, governments, communities, employers and institutions become immigrant-competent and immigrant-confident.

Solidifying Our Connections with Industry

Dr. Steven Murphy, Dean of TRSM, launches the Dean's Council to provide expert and industry-specific guidance on topics such as curriculum, market positioning, international expansion, and technology and trend evaluation, in accordance with Ryerson University's Academic Plan, as well as the TRSM Academic Plan. Its members are ambassadors for the school within their industries or sectors.

Advancing Women in Tech

CIBC Women in Technology Management Award is created for BTM students, along with several scholarships, as a result of $500,000 donation from CIBC.

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MBA Graduate Pete James Myers Wins the Ryerson Gold Medal Award at the Fall 2014 Convocation Ceremony

The Ryerson Gold Medal is the University’s highest award and is awarded on the basis of high academic standing throughout a student’s program of study and extensive participation in co-curricular activities.

Master of Science in Management (MScM) Relaunched

The thesis-based Master of Science in Management degree is designed for students wishing to pursue a research career in industry or academia, and equips them with qualitative and quantitative research skills across several disciplines in Management.



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Expanding TRSM Research to Hong Kong

TRSM launches the TRSM-FB PolyU Joint Research Grant Program, which allows for collaborative research projects between faculty members at TRSM and the Faculty of Business of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The Social Media Lab Launches

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The Social Media Lab aims to make sense of a networked world. Director Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd appointed Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship.

Expanding Co-op Opportunities

Co-operative Education introduced to Business Management and Retail Management programs. All TRSM programs will offer co-op opportunities by 2017.

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Ryerson MBA Ranked 10th by Canadian Business

$1 Million for Ted Rogers Leadership Centre

The Ted Rogers Leadership Centre (TRLC) receives $1 million donation from the Rogers family to expand its programs, combine academic and practical approaches to leadership, allow more students to develop the core competencies leaders need to excel, and build its Ethical Leadership Case Studies Program.

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The Economist Ranks Ryerson MBA Among Top 100 MBA Programs in the World

Ryerson MBA Students Sweep Rotman CSR Case Competition

  • 1st place in the HEC Montreal Sustainability Challenge case competition
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in the Rotman Corporate Social Responsibility case competition
  • 1st place in the Spirit, HR, and Strategy categories at the MBA games
  • 2nd overall at the MBA Games

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Refining Our SRC Approach

TRSM develops and approves SRC Strategic Plan (2015–2019), which provides a framework for TRSM to establish priorities, set goals, and choose tactics to contribute to Ryerson University's strategic research priorities and TRSM's Academic Plan.



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Ryerson MBA team wins Real Vision Investment MBA case competition hosted by The Economist

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10 Years of Defying Convention

TRSM launches new brand identity on 10th anniversary of the transformative donation from the Rogers family, to better reflect TRSM's reputation as a leader in pushing the expectations of a business school and defying the conventional.

New Zone for Analytics Innovation

The Zone Learning Analytics School (ZLAS) is launched by James Tieu, Ryan Seto and Samuel Lai, all fourth-year business management students. The goal of ZLAS is to provide analytics training to all Ryerson undergraduates, entrepreneurs, and professionals interested in the emerging field of big data.

National Institute on Ageing Launches

New TRSM research institute is dedicated to enhancing successful ageing across the life course. It is unique in contemplating ageing from all perspectives, including financial, physical, psychological, and social wellness.

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Ratna Omidvar Appointed to Senate

The Executive Director of the Global Diversity Exchange and Adjunct Professor at TRSM is selected by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Senator.

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Ryerson MBA Program is Renamed the Ted Rogers MBA

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Ted Rogers MBA ranks 10th for reputation by Canadian Business

"The best is yet to come."

Ted Rogers