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Rotman Commerce

Faculty List

Professor and Director, Rotman Commerce 
D. Goldreich, BS, MS, MSIA, Ph D 

Professors 
T. Amburgey, BS, MA, PhD 
J.H. Amernic, BSc, MBA, FCPA, FCA 
O. Berman, BA, PhD 
J. Callen, PhD 
A. Ching, BEcon, MA, MA, PhD 
B. Han PhD 
R. Kan, MBA PhD 
B. Reuber, BA, MSc, PhD 
G. Richardson, BA, MBA, PhD 
M. Rotundo, BA, MIR, PhD 
M. Shi, BSc, MBA, PhD
W. Smieliauskas, MS, PhD 

Associate Professors 
F. Bova, HBComm, MBA, PhD 
C. Celerier, M.SC, PhD
A. Corhay, B.Com, M.Sc, PhD
L. Han, BA, MA, PhD 
S. Hawkins, BA, MS, PhD 
M. Hu, BS, MS, MS, PhD 
S. Liao, PhD 
A. Tilcsik, AB, AM PhD
C. Tsai, BBA, MBA, PhD 
K. Wang, MA, PhD 
B. Xin, Ph D 
P. Zhang, BSc, MA, MAcc, PhD 

Assistant Professors 
R. Borkovsky, BSc, MA, PhD 
K. Bryan, BA, MA, MS, MS, PhD 
A. Edwards, BAcc, CPA, CA, MAcc, MS, PhD 
B. S. Lee, BSc, MA, PhD 
A. Malekian, BSc, MSc, PhD 
C. Ornthanalai 
G. Romero, BS, IE, PhD 
R. Webb, PhD 

Associate Professors, Teaching Stream 
J. Kitunen, BBM, FCPA, FCA 
M. Khan, BCom, MBA, CPA, CA 
D.L. Losell, MBA, CPA, CA 
A. Mackay, BSc, MA, PhD 
J. Oesch, BSc, BEed, MEd, MBA, MSc, PhD 
M. Schneider, BCom, MBA, JD, CFP, CPA, CA 
M. Stapleton, B Sc, M Sc, MBA, CFA 
D. Stojanovic, B.Comm, MEd, CPA, CA 
F. Tolias, BCom, MBA 
E. Zuliani, BCom, CPA, CA 

Assistant Professors, Teaching Stream 
M. Bamber, BA, MA, PhD, FCA
C. Barrette, BCom, GDPA, CPA, CA
C. Geoffrey, BA Hons, MBA

Lecturers 
A. Armstrong, PhD 
M. Callen, BA, MBA, PhD
W. Huggins, BCom, MBA, MPhil 

Introduction

Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto offers a rigorous curriculum combining studies in management, economics, and the arts and sciences for an enriched professional undergraduate experience. The program explores the role of commerce in modern society while developing skill and confidence in analysis, effective communications and decision making.

The Bachelor of Commerce degree builds on a common foundation of a range of business disciplines and economics.  Rotman Commerce students specialize in one of three areas: Accounting (either Public Accounting or Financial Reporting and Control), Finance and Economics, or Management.  Each stream combines courses in management and applied economics with a variety of courses in the arts and sciences.  The balance assures graduates of a solid understanding of business and modern society along with a command of critical skills across business disciplines, decision-making, and leadership.

Rotman Commerce graduates enter a wide range of professions, and frequently become financial analysts, accountants, marketing analysts, economists, managers of firms and government, or entrepreneurs. Some commerce students elect to undertake post-graduate studies. Law schools and MBA programs have been particularly favoured destinations of recent graduates.

Faculty from the Rotman School of Management who teach in Rotman Commerce are listed above.

General Enquiries: Rotman Commerce Academic Program Services; Rotman Commerce, 125 St. George Street; email: rotmancommerce.info@utoronto.ca; telephone: 416.978.3339; www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca

Registration and Timetable Instructions for the Faculty of Arts & Science may be found at: http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/course.

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Degree Requirements

This is a four-year Honours program.

To qualify for a Bachelor of Commerce degree, a student must:

(a) Complete twenty full-course equivalents, including no more than six 100-series courses;
(b) Complete one of the Specialist programs – Accounting, Finance and Economics, or Management, (see below);
(c) Complete the Arts and Science Breadth Requirements*
(d) Obtain standing (i.e., complete with a grade of 50% or more or CR) in at least six 300- or 400-series courses, including at least one 400-series course. No more than one 300+ series transfer credit may be counted towards these six. (Students participating in an approved exchange program may count ALL 300+ transfer credits from the exchange towards the required six.)
(e) Achieve a cumulative GPA of 1.85 or more by the time of graduation.

*Note: September 2016 and onward all Commerce students will follow the Arts and Science Breadth Requirements and are no longer required to have 1.0 FCE from category 1 (BR1). There is no Breadth Requirement status for RSM100Y1/RSM100H1/MGT100H1, and MGT201H1. September 2017 and onward all Commerce students will receive BR status for MAT133Y1 (BR5) and ECO220Y1 (BR3+5) and courses deemed equivalent.

Graduation

There are two graduation periods each year: June (degree requirements completed by the end of the Fall/Winter session) and November (degree requirements completed by the end of the Summer session). Students must request graduation using the Student Web Service or in the College Registrar’s Office as they are not automatically assessed for graduation.  Graduation requests must be submitted by the deadlines specified in the Sessional Dates section of the Calendar. Prospective graduands should check Degree Explorer at the end of March/late September to see if their programs have been confirmed as completed by the relevant department(s) or program office(s).  They should also check Degree Explorer at the end of May/late October for confirmation of their eligibility for graduation by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

Prospective graduands should receive an email from the Office of Convocation providing details of the convocation ceremony in late March/mid-October.  An e-mail will be sent from the Office of the Faculty Registrar in late October/late May to students who have a request for graduation confirming their eligibility.

Rotman Commerce Notes

Enrolment in Rotman Commerce programs is limited. Most students are admitted to first-year with a Rotman Commerce Admission Guarantee (see below for terms and conditions). Rotman Commerce students choose their Specialist program after first year, provided that the conditions of the "guarantee" have been met. A number of spaces are also available in second-year for other Arts & Science students who were not admitted with the guarantee (see section on "Other Students" below for details).

First Year Rotman Commerce Students Admitted with the Rotman Commerce Guarantee: 
Students admitted with the Rotman Commerce Admission Guarantee will be invited to enroll in their Specialist after first-year, provided that the following requirements have been met:

  • Complete RSM100H/RSM100Y Introduction to Management with a final mark of at least 67%
  • Complete ECO101H1 Principles of Microeconomics with a final mark of at least 63% AND ECO102H1 Principles of Macroeconomics with a final mark of at least 63% or
    • Complete ECO100Y Introduction to Economics with a final mark of 67%
  • Complete MAT133Y Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce with a final mark of at least 63%, or
    • MAT135H1 with a final mark of at least 60% AND MAT136H1 with a final mark of at least 60%, or
    • MAT137Y1 with a final mark of at least 55%, or
    • MAT157Y1 with a final mark of at least 55%.
  • Accumulate a minimum of 4.0 credits

These requirements must be met within one calendar year of the student's enrolment in Arts & Science. For students beginning their studies in September, the requirements must be satisfied no later than the end of the following Summer Session.

Students may repeat any of the required courses once, in order to attain the requisite mark. The repeated course(s) must be completed within the calendar year (as per the terms of the "guarantee"); as such, the repeated course(s) must be taken during either the Winter or Summer Session of first-year (i.e. a student may not extend the terms of her/his guarantee in order to attain the minimum marks).

Failure to meet any of these requirements, or failure to complete all the required courses within the calendar year (assuming full-time studies), will result in losing the admission guarantee. Note that none of the required courses may be completed using the CR/NCR option.

Part-Time Students: 
Students holding the Rotman Commerce Guarantee, who have applied for and been admitted to Part-Time study, will be assessed for entry into Rotman Commerce programs at the point when they have completed 4.0 credits including the required courses (see above for Rotman Commerce Guarantee).  To qualify under the Part-Time provision, students must have been enrolled in a part-time course load from the beginning of each session. They may repeat each of the required courses only once in order to attain the minimum marks.

Other Students: 
A limited number of spaces in Rotman Commerce are available to Arts & Science students who were not admitted to first-year with the Admission Guarantee. The number of spaces available is determined annually.

An application must be submitted in late-April/May of each year and admission decisions are made and communicated in late-June. All admission requirements must be completed by May 1 in order to be eligible for admission. Students who have not completed the necessary requirements (see below for specifics) by May 1 must apply for admission the following year.

Admission Requirements:

  • Complete MGT100H1/RSM100H/RSM100Y Introduction to Management with a final mark of at least 67%
  • Complete ECO101H1 Principles of Microeconomics with a final mark of at least 63% AND ECO102H1 Principles of Macroeconomics with a final mark of at least 63% or
    • Complete ECO100Y Introduction to Economics with a final mark of 67%
  • Complete MAT133Y with a final mark of at least 63%, or
    • MAT135H1 with a final mark of at least 60% AND MAT136H1 with a final mark of at least 60%, or
    • MAT137Y1 with a final mark of at least 55%, or
    • MAT157Y1 with a final mark of at least 55%.
  • Attain an average of at least 73% across the qualifying courses (RSM100H1/MGT100H1/RSM100Y1, ECO101H1 and ECO102H1 OR ECO100Y1, and MAT133Y1 (or equivalent)). Note: in the case of repeated attempts, the highest mark attained will be considered when calculating this average
  • Accumulate a minimum of 4.0 credits 
  • Submit the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application

Admission will be based on marks and the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application. If an Arts and Science student is admitted to Rotman Commerce then MGT100H1 will be considered equivalent to RSM100H1.
Note: Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
For information regarding admission to the program, contact Rotman Commerce at 416.946.0844 or rc.admissions@utoronto.ca

Additional Notes:

  • Tuition Fees: Students enrolling in Rotman Commerce programs pay fees that are higher than other Arts & Science programs.  
  • Mathematics Note: MAT133Y1 satisfies the minimum Program requirements. Students who are likely to enroll in 200+ series MAT, STA and/or CSC courses are advised to take MAT135H1 and MAT136H1 or MAT137Y1 instead, noting that MAT137Y1 is a theoretically-oriented course for mathematically-based disciplines such as Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics.  
  • Maximum Term Load: Rotman Commerce students are limited to a maximum of 6.0 credits in any Fall/Winter session of their program and a maximum of 2.0 credits in their Summer session.