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Top 200 Program frequently asked questions

Applications are typically due in March for the upcoming school year. Email Top200Program@ryerson.ca, opens in new window to be added to our interest list and get notified when applications open up.

The program is open to Ted Rogers School of Management students entering their third year of study in the following September (or their fourth year if they plan to be at Ted Rogers School for part of a fifth year).

The application process includes filling out a digital form with your academic information and answering a short essay question. The Top 200 Team will look at the candidate’s CGPA, extra-curricular involvements, and essay answer to give each candidate a score out of 25. Read a detailed breakdown of the criteria.

The Top 200 is a two-year program. For most students, this will span over their third and fourth years at the Ted Rogers School of Management, but for some students it will cover their fourth and fifth years.

The Top 200 Program brings together dedicated students from all of the Ted Rogers School of Management’s schools and departments. The two-year program features a structured series of experiential leadership activities, learning experiences and employer engagement opportunities, including career and personal development sessions, a leadership summit, mentoring, and coaching. The Top 200 Program also provides unique opportunities to engage with a wide variety of industry leaders.

  • Case Experiences Course
  • Exclusive Leadership Summit & Leadership Forum
  • Exclusive Learning from Leaders events with a wide range of student leaders
  • One-on-one Mentorship with accomplished industry professionals
  • One-on-one coaching with André Serero
  • Ethical Leadership and Business Ethics Speaker Series
  • Business Career Hub Bootcamps
  • Engagement with Top 200 alumni community

Acceptance into the Top 200 is via a competitive application process. A maximum of 100 students are accepted every year into the two-year program. So, at any point in time, there are a maximum of 200 students in the Program.

As the saying goes, you get out of it what you put into it. There are some minimum requirements, but motivated students easily find time to attend those events and more. Naturally, we encourage you to be as involved as possible because the tools and experiential learning activities that we offer you will provide you with maximum benefit and advantage.

Yes, a significant number of our Top 200 students are also in Co-op.

Absolutely! In fact, one of the benefits of the program is that you have an opportunity for one-on-one coaching sessions with André Serero, the Founder and Lead. He has helped several students manage their Top 200 Program commitments while on exchange.

Yes, but you may have a different application process. Please email André at andre.serero@ryerson.ca for additional information regarding your specific circumstances.

IIt is very simple. You send an email to André, and set-up an appointment to meet. The number of meetings is completely up to you. You may come with specific topics of discussion, or this can be done during the coaching session itself.
André can be reached at andre.serero@ryerson.ca, opens in new window.

The mentorship runs from September to April of your second year of the Top 200 program. You will be assigned a mentor during this period and will be required to attend one-on-one meetings.

Upon completion, you will take part in a special Top 200 Graduation Ceremony, where you will receive a unique Top 200 Recognition of Achievement. Your record of completion will be kept on file and can be referenced on your CV.