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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

Revised curriculum begins 2021-2022 for students admitted Fall 2021 and after

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

1st Semester (required) 2nd Semester (required)  
CMN 279* Introduction to Professional Communication ACC 100 Introductory Financial Accounting  
ECN 104 Introductory Microeconomics ECN 204 Introductory Macroeconomics  
GMS 200 Introduction to Global Management MHR 523 Human Resources Management  
QMS 110 Applied Mathematics for Business MKT 100* Principles of Marketing  
 LIBERAL STUDIES: One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies. QMS 210 Applied Statistics for Business  
*CMN 279 and MKT 100 will be timetabled either in 1st or 2nd Semester.     

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 (Honours) 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.

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.