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First Year: Undeclared

During your first year at the School of Business Management, you'll acquire the foundational business knowledge that prepares you to specialize in a major. The curriculum provides you with a general overview of business in society, introduces you to all of the basic business functions, and develops awareness of social, human and economic issues through the introduction of the liberal studies.

How you earn your degree

Business management students must complete a total of 40 credits which include Required, Required Group or Professional elective, Professionally-Related and Liberal Studies courses. The curriculum provides you with a general overview of business in society, introduces you to all of the basic business functions, and develops awareness of social, human and economic issues through the introduction of the liberal studies.

Course details

The first two semesters of the program are common for all Business Management Majors.

Revised curriculum begins 2019-2020.

1st Semester (required) 2nd Semester (required)
ACC 100 : Introductory Financial Accounting ACC 406: Introductory Management Accounting
ECN 104: Introductory Microeconomics ECN 204: Introductory Macroeconomics
QMS 110: Applied Mathematics for Business GMS 200: Introduction to Global Management
ITM 102: Business Information Systems I
MHR 523: Human Resources Management
Liberal Studies:, opens in new window One course from Table A - Lower Liberal Studies MKT 100: Principles of Marketing
  QMS 210: Applied Statistics for Business

Note: Students planning to enter the Marketing Management Major must obtain a grade of at least 2.67 (B-) in MKT 100.

Program Majors

Students can earn a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in one of the following subject areas:

Business Management students must declare their Major before course intentions in March of their first year. How to Change your Plan / Major, opens in new window.

Ryerson Student Guide

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The Ryerson Student Guide, opens in new window is the official companion to Ryerson's Undergraduate Calendar. This online guide summarizes the policies, fees, procedures and services you’ll need to know as a Ryerson student.

Each section of the guide focuses on the different types of transactions that will take place during your studies.

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First steps for new students

Checklist and things to do through out the year to be successful.