Ryerson (Ted Rogers School of Management) or UofT

I am deciding between whether or not I should attend Ryerson's business school for their BCom in Accounting and Finance (coop) program or to attend UofT for their Bsc in either Math/econ or Financial mathematics/econ. Just as a note, I am talking about the regular program at UofT, NOT Rotman. So, with this information, which option would be best. I am personally leaning more towards Ryerson just because I would be part of an established business whereas for UofT, I wouldnt be attending their business school. If you say that UofT is the better option, then please let me know which of the two programs mentioned at UofT would be better in terms of of going into finance with good prospects. 

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Nov 19, 2022 - 11:35am
generic_consultant23, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Ryerson probably provides you with a better floor (i.e., worst case), but ceiling will be significantly limited. Depends on what you're shooting for though.

Accounting / audit? Go Ryerson 100%.

IB / consulting? I don't think Ryerson gets any IB recruiting. Uoft econ would still give you a look at MBB / T2 compared to zero chance at Ryerson. But even then, again depending on your goals, if you'd be happy with big 4 tech consulting, risk advisory, etc. for example, then I'd recommend Ryerson.

  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Nov 19, 2022 - 5:57pm

For trading and IB. Definitely Ryerson, the co-op program is feeding kids in those these days. I had a few kids at RBC in the front office that came from Ryerson. Not the same can be said about those programs you've listed from Uoft. However, you will have to be a top student at Ryerson.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Nov 22, 2022 - 3:39pm

Went to Ryerson, it sucks. You will need to be a self-starter and grind to have a shot at FO roles. That being said, if you are a top performer in the program, there are now a decent handful of alumni at Big 5 banks, T2 consulting firms and the pension funds. The alumni that are in these roles are usually very happy to help out.

If you go to the school, network hard and hustle from day one and you will have a shot. However, you won't get the same opportunities that are handed to kids at Queens and Ivey etc.

Nov 27, 2022 - 12:07pm
Philobank, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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