Transferring to Ivey HBA: IB in future. Courses to take, etc?

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Hi, I am a high school student. I got into rotman commerce 1st year but realized that rotman is not as good as I had thought....Only good for accounting...
I wish to work at IB

To do this, I realized that i should transfer to Ivey HBA after 2nd year.

So my question is what courses should I take in my first year at rotman??
I understand that Ivey requires a 80 percent avg in 10 courses??

Should I take the 3 required rotman courses and other easy courses such as astronomy?
I need suggestions...

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Apr 9, 2011

What other universities did you get offers from?

Apr 9, 2011

Take easy courses to get a high GPA, then transfer to Ivey.

"The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard." - Francisco d'Anconia

Apr 9, 2011

If he wants to transfer, I wouldn't go to Rotman. If I were you I would go to Ryerson University (If you applied). Here's why:

  1. I know a lot of individuals who transferred to Ivey HBA from Ryerson.
  2. Easier to maintain a high GPA.
  3. Many student groups to be associated with. Hopefully you can land an executive position in your 2nd year in which you can use as a resume booster.
  4. Women! You will be surprised with the amount of beautiful ladies walking around Dundas Square. It's also very refreshing to see that over 50% of the students majoring in finance are females. Can't say the same for the bean counters though. Haha.

Reference: I go to Ryerson.

Apr 9, 2011
iNoob:

If he wants to transfer, I wouldn't go to Rotman. If I were you I would go to Ryerson University (If you applied).

I don't go to Ryerson, but I don't agree with this. That's a risky strategy. First year can be pretty rough for some people. If you happen to not do so well, you're fucked.

I think UofT gets a bad rap, its not top 3, but it's certainly up there (top 5ish) for IB. I have never seen a Ryerson grad in IB.

Apr 9, 2011
bankforyourbuck:
iNoob:

If he wants to transfer, I wouldn't go to Rotman. If I were you I would go to Ryerson University (If you applied).

I don't go to Ryerson, but I don't agree with this. That's a risky strategy. First year can be pretty rough for some people. If you happen to not do so well, you're fucked.

I think UofT gets a bad rap, its not top 3, but it's certainly up there (top 5ish) for IB. I have never seen a Ryerson grad in IB.

Theres like 1-2 rotman kids who make banking each recruiting cycle and they usually (if not always) have 3.90+ CGPA. So overall if you end up at uoft or ryerson, you're pretty much in the same boat. Getting high grades to transfer should be easier anywhere that isnt uoft

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Apr 9, 2011

fyi dude, back when I took 1st year astronomy midterm class average was 46%

not a bird course

Apr 9, 2011

I applied to Rotman only..
I missed the deadline for Queens, McGill, and Ivey.... yes i know, i was stupid...

Apr 9, 2011
YE777:

I applied to Rotman only..
I missed the deadline for Queens, McGill, and Ivey.... yes i know, i was stupid...

Yes you are. From what I remember, I was allowed to apply to three universities for the fee that was charged.

Apr 9, 2011

:/ Rotman GPAs are ridiculously low, 45% of the class can't make the 65% cut off in their first year.

Apr 9, 2011

Nah, I don't buy it. Big 5 and BB's are likely out of reach except for those 1 or 2 people, but there are tons of solid MM and boutique shops.

Most other decent ugrad bschools in Canada send more than 1 or 2 people each year, so I don't see why UofT would be any different.

I am just saying that going to Ryerson is a major risk, and I would personally stick at UofT and work hard. And then hopefully transfer.

Apr 9, 2011

Bankforyourbuck, the OP wants to transfer to Ivey HBA, therefore I am stating that Ryerson would be an easier option in relation to transferring to Ivey. I am not recommending him to graduate at Ryerson as like you both have mentioned, Ryerson sends little to no kids into IBD each year.

I don't agree with you stating that Ryerson is definitely more "risky" in terms of achieving the OP's goals. If the OP bombs his 1st year at Uoft, it will not only lower his chances to get into IBD upon graduation, but lower his chances to transfer to Ivey too. Therefore this is why I recommended Ryerson as he will most likely maintain a higher CGPA as our introductory courses are less demanding than Uoft's.

It really doesn't matter anyway. The op clearly stated that he has no choice but to attend Rotman. Therefore work your ass off, maintain a high CGPA, and you should get into Ivey with ease.

Good Luck!

Apr 9, 2011

OP btw.... 80% over 10 courses is only a guarantee of AEO students. You need that or more +extra-currics if you're going to transfer in.

"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars."

Apr 10, 2011

Since your only option is UofT, then just stick it out and relentlessly pursue a high GPA.

Personally, I find that I perform better in courses that I actually enjoy rather than supposed GPA boosters. Practice diligence early and study your ass off. It may not come easy, but you'll train yourself for the future.

Proboscis

Apr 9, 2011

Thanks for the comments
Does Ivey consider the difficulty of Rotman??

Apr 9, 2011
YE777:

Thanks for the comments
Does Ivey consider the difficulty of Rotman??

Ivey doesn't consider difficulty for shit. Especially given that alot of kids come from engineering/hard majors... whereas Rotman commerce is still business, it's not exactly hard.

"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars."

Apr 10, 2011
YE777:

Thanks for the comments
Does Ivey consider the difficulty of Rotman??

Nope, its not like your studying engineering or computer science. I am sorry economics and accounting crap are easy and the same shit is thaught everywhere. As much UofT kids love to whine how they have to study more since its all tests and dirty marking curve.

There was friends of mine in my program that did the worse in the classes with constant assignments/group work but killed exams. They would have performed much better at UofT.

PS, getting into Ivey is not that hard. You need a 78-83 gpa, a decent resume and have some interests outside school. You basically need exact same stats to ever work in finance from any BBA/Bcomm.

Apr 9, 2011

I wouldn't think so, not many Rotman kids transfer to Ivey.

The vast majority of HBA spots are for AEOs, only a small percentage are open to third year applicants+UWO applicants.

Apr 10, 2011
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