Rotman Commerce


Faculty List

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Director, Rotman Commerce
C. Barrette, BCom, GDPA, CPA, CA

Professors
J.H. Amernic, BSc, MBA, FCPA, FCA
N. Baum-Snow, PhD
J. Callen, PhD
K. Corts, BA, PhD
S. Côté, Bsc, MA, PhD
A. Edwards, BAcc, MAcc, MS, PhD, CPA, CA
A. Galasso, PhD
A. Goldfarb, BAH, MA, PhD
D. Goldreich, BS, MS, MSIA, PhD
O. Hope, MBA, PhD
R. Kan, BBA, MBA, PhD
N. Mehta, Btech, MSIA, MS, PhD
M. Mitchell, BS, MA, PhD
S. Moorthy, MSc, MBA, MS, PhD
B. Reuber, BA, MSc, PhD
G. Richardson, BA, MBA, PhD
W. Rotenberg, BA, MBA, PhD
W. Smieliauskas, MS, PhD
D. Soberman, BSc, MBA, PhD
A. Tilcsik, AB, AM, PhD
G. Whyte, MBA, JD, MA, Mphil, PhD
L. Yang, PhD
P. Zhang, BSc, MA, MAcc, PhD

Associate Professors
B. Blum, BA, MA, MA, PhD
B. Bova, BComm, MBA, PhD
K. Bryan, BA, MA, MS, MS, PhD
C. Celerier, MS, MSC, PhD
L. Doering, BA, MA, MA, PhD
M. Feinberg, BA, M.Ed, PhD
S. Hawkins, BA, MS, PhD
B. S. Lee, BSc, MA, PhD
J. Mahrt-Smith, BSc, PhD
A. Malekian, BSc, MSc, PhD
G. Newman
C. Ornthanalai, PhD
D. Vyas, MSc, PhD
K. Wang, MA, PhD
R. Webb, PhD
B. Xin, PhD

Assistant Professors
D. Akchurina, PhD
N. Barjesteh, PhD
R. Catapano, PhD
A. Corhay, B.Com, M.Sc, PhD
S. Dimitriadis, BA, M.Phil, A.M., PhD
K. Duke, BA, PhD
G. Gopalakrishna
N. Inostroza, BS, MA, MA, PhD
H. Jiang, BS, MS, PhD
D. Kim, BSBA, PhD
S. Knight, BA, MFA, AM, PhD
C. Lee, BBA, MA, PhD
H. Lee, BA, MS, PhD
R. Manning, AB, MPP, MA, PhD
K. Odziemkowska, PhD
S. Park, BBA, MA, PhD
R. Ruttan, PhD
I. Yi, BBA, MSc, PhD
Z. Zhong, BA, BSc, MM, MF, PhD

Professor, Teaching Stream
A. MacKay, BSc, MA, PhD
E. Zuliani, BCom, CPA, CA

Associate Professors, Teaching Stream
W. Adlam, HBA, MBA
N. Ashraf, MA
C. Barrette, BCom, GDPA, CPA, CA
D. Boyko, CFA, CAIA, MA
C. Geoffrey, BA Hons, MBA
M. Khan, BCom, MBA, CPA, CA, CGEIT, CISA, CITP
J. Oesch, BSc, BEd, MEd, MBA, MSc, PhD
E. Palancz, MA, MBA
A. Saunders, PhD
A. Saville
D. Stojanovic, B.Comm, MEd, CPA, CA
R. Tassone, BComm, MEd, CPA, CA
F. Tolias, B.Comm, MBA
G. Trippen

Assistant Professors, Teaching Stream
I. Blackburn
R. Daroga, BA, MF, MBA
S. Douglas, BA, PhD
P. Jan
E. Kang
A. Kwan, BA
A. Motut, BA, MA
D. Richards
M. Roman, BA
V. Roshanaei, PhD
A. Stoehr
L. Volpe

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, 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 Services; Rotman Commerce, 125 St. George Street; email: rotmancommerce.info@utoronto.ca; telephone: 416.978.3339; rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca

Registration Instructions for the Faculty of Arts & Science can be found in the Program Toolkit and Course Enrolment Instructions sections of the Arts & Science website.

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Degree Requirements

Requirements for the BCom are stated on the Degree Requirements page.

Rotman Commerce Notes

Enrolment in Rotman Commerce programs is limited. Most students are admitted to first year with Rotman Commerce Guaranteed Admission (see below for terms and conditions). Rotman Commerce students choose their Specialist program after first year, provided that the Guaranteed Admission requirements have been met. A limited number of spaces may also be available in second year for other Arts & Science students who were not admitted with the guarantee (see enrolment requirements with the program information below for details).

Part-Time Students 

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

Additional Notes

  • Tuition Fees: Students enrolling in Rotman Commerce programs pay fees that are higher than other Arts & Science programs.  
  • Mathematics Note: Any of MAT133Y1, MAT135H1 + MAT136H1, MAT137Y1, or MAT157Y1 satisfy the mathematics requirements. Students are strongly recommended to take MAT133Y1, because this course is designed to provide the mathematical knowledge and skills required for further studies in the Rotman Commerce program. In particular, topics in multivariable calculus and linear algebra are included in MAT133Y1. Students who choose instead to take MAT135H1 + MAT136H1, MAT137Y1, or MAT157Y1 will need to learn these topics on their own. Some students choose to take MAT135H1 + MAT136H1 instead if they are more interested in applications of calculus to life sciences or physics than in applications to commerce and economics. Some students who are interested in taking advanced courses in Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Sciences choose to take MAT137Y1 instead, in order to build their proof-writing skills. Even if you have a  high school transfer credit for calculus, we still recommend taking MAT133Y1 to ensure that you have a solid mathematical foundation for the Rotman Commerce program.
  • 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.
  • Students who have completed the requirements of their Admission Guarantee by the end of the Winter Session are eligible to enroll in 200-level RSM courses during the Summer Session following their first year.

Rotman Commerce Programs

Accounting Specialist (BCom) - ASSPE2676

Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto offers an innovative curriculum combining studies in management, economics, and the liberal arts for an enriched professional undergraduate experience. The program explores the role of commerce in modern society while developing skill and confidence in analysis, effective communication, and decision making. The Rotman Commerce program offers a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree in three different specialist programs, Finance & Economics, Accounting, and Management.

All programs within the Bachelor of Commerce degree build on a common foundation of business and liberal arts courses. Rotman Commerce students specialize in one of three programs: Accounting, Finance and Economics, or Management. Each program combines courses in management and applied economics with a variety of advanced courses in the liberal arts and sciences. The balance assures graduates of a solid understanding of business and modern society along with a command of critical skills in decision-making and organizational leadership.

Rotman Commerce graduates frequently become economists, accountants, actuaries, financial analysts, marketing analysts, managers of firms and government, or proprietors of small businesses. Some Rotman Commerce students elect to undertake post-graduate studies in the form of further university education: law schools and MBA programs have been particularly favoured destinations of recent graduates.

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

For students admitted to the Rotman Commerce admission category in Year 1:

Special Requirement

  • Students are admitted to Year 1 of the Faculty of Arts and Science in the Rotman Commerce admission category with an “admission guarantee.” Students admitted with the guarantee are invited to enroll in the program after first year, provided that the course and grade requirements below (i.e., Guaranteed Admission requirements) are met.
  • 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.

Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

Notes:

  • 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 their guarantee in order to attain the minimum marks).
  • Note that none of the required courses may be completed using the CR/NCR option.

For students NOT admitted to the Year 1 Rotman Commerce admission category:

Special Requirement

  • Students must complete the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application in late April or May of each year.
  • All course admission requirements must be completed by May 1 to be eligible.
  • For information regarding admission to the program, contact Rotman Commerce at rc.admissions@utoronto.ca

Minimum Course Grades and Minimum Grade Average
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.

Minimum grades in each listed course, combined with a minimum grade average in required courses, is needed for entry. The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

Admission will be based on marks and the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application. Admission to Rotman Commerce is competitive. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. An average of at least 73% in the prerequisite courses is needed for admission consideration and preference will be given to students whose marks are the result of a single attempt in each course.

Notes:

  • For Arts and Science students admitted to Rotman Commerce, MGT100H1 will be considered equivalent to RSM100H1.
Completion Requirements:

(15.5 credits)

First Year:

1. ( ECO101H1, ECO102H1), RSM100H1/​ MGT100H1

2. MAT133Y1/​( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

3. Students are strongly encouraged to take RSM219H1, RSM230H1 and RSM250H1 in their first year of study

4. Students are encouraged to take one course towards the Breadth Requirement in their first year of study

Higher Years:

5. ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1; ECO220Y1/​ ECO227Y1/​( STA220H1, STA255H1)*/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)

6. RSM219H1, RSM220H1, RSM221H1, RSM222H1, RSM225H1, RSM230H1, RSM250H1, RSM260H1, RSM270H1

7. RSM320H1, RSM321H1, RSM323H1, RSM324H1, RSM326H1, RSM332H1, RSM333H1, RSM392H1

8. Any 0.5 credit in 300+ ECO

9. RSM420H1, RSM422H1, RSM424H1, RSM426H1

*The combination of ( STA220H1, STA255H1) is considered equivalent to ECO220Y1 for the purposes of completing Rotman Commerce program requirements only. It is not considered equivalent by the Department of Economics. Therefore ( STA220H1, STA255H1) will not count towards an ECO major nor will it count as a pre-requisite for 300+ level ECO courses where ECO220Y1 is required. Please consult the Rotman Commerce Program office if you are considering taking ( STA220H1, STA255H1) to complete your requirements.

Notes:

  • Students may enrol in only one Rotman Commerce Specialist.
  • Students must take a minimum of 8.0 credits in RSM and 8.0 credits in non-RSM courses to complete their Specialist requirements. MGT100H1 is considered equivalent to RSM100H1 and counts as 0.5 credit in RSM courses towards this requirement.
  • The CR/NCR option cannot be used for any program completion requirements, including focus requirements and the 8.0 RSM credit requirement. Students may request to use the CR/NCR option for any RSM courses they take beyond their program requirements. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Students may contact the Rotman Commerce Program office to make a request.

Finance and Economics Specialist (BCom) - ASSPE2038

Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto offers an innovative curriculum combining studies in management, economics, and the liberal arts for an enriched professional undergraduate experience. The program explores the role of commerce in modern society while developing skill and confidence in analysis, effective communication, and decision making. The Rotman Commerce program offers a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree in three different specialist programs, Finance & Economics, Accounting, and Management.

All programs within the Bachelor of Commerce degree build on a common foundation of business and liberal arts courses. Rotman Commerce students specialize in one of three programs: Accounting, Finance and Economics, or Management. Each program combines courses in management and applied economics with a variety of advanced courses in the liberal arts and sciences. The balance assures graduates of a solid understanding of business and modern society along with a command of critical skills in decision-making and organizational leadership.

Rotman Commerce graduates frequently become economists, accountants, actuaries, financial analysts, marketing analysts, managers of firms and government, or proprietors of small businesses. Some Rotman Commerce students elect to undertake post-graduate studies in the form of further university education: law schools and MBA programs have been particularly favoured destinations of recent graduates.


Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

For students admitted to the Rotman Commerce admission category in Year 1:

Special Requirement

  • Students are admitted to Year 1 of the Faculty of Arts and Science in the Rotman Commerce admission category with an “admission guarantee.” Students admitted with the guarantee are invited to enroll in the program after first year, provided that the course and grade requirements below (i.e., Guaranteed Admission requirements) are met.
  • 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.

Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

Notes:

  • 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 their guarantee in order to attain the minimum marks).
  • Note that none of the required courses may be completed using the CR/NCR option.

For students NOT admitted to the Year 1 Rotman Commerce admission category:

Special Requirement

  • Students must complete the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application in late April or May of each year.
  • All course admission requirements must be completed by May 1 to be eligible.
  • For information regarding admission to the program, contact Rotman Commerce at rc.admissions@utoronto.ca

Minimum Course Grades and Minimum Grade Average
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.

Minimum grades in each listed course, combined with a minimum grade average in required courses, is needed for entry. The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

Admission will be based on marks and the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application. Admission to Rotman Commerce is competitive. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. An average of at least 73% in the prerequisite courses is needed for admission consideration and preference will be given to students whose marks are the result of a single attempt in each course.

Notes:

  • For Arts and Science students admitted to Rotman Commerce, MGT100H1 will be considered equivalent to RSM100H1.
Completion Requirements:

(15.0 credits)

First Year:

1. ( ECO101H1, ECO102H1), RSM100H1/​ MGT100H1

2. MAT133Y1/​( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

3. Students are strongly encouraged to take RSM219H1, RSM230H1 and RSM250H1 in their first year of study

4. Students are encouraged to take one course towards the Breadth Requirement in their first year of study.

Higher Years:

5. ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1; ECO208Y1/​ ECO209Y1; ECO220Y1/​ ECO227Y1/​( STA220H1, STA255H1)*/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)

6. RSM219H1, RSM222H1, RSM230H1, RSM250H1, RSM260H1, RSM270H1

7. RSM336H1, RSM332H1, RSM333H1, RSM392H1

8. Any 2.5 credits in 300+ ECO

9. 2.0 credits from: RSM430H1, RSM432H1, RSM433H1, RSM434H1, RSM435H1, RSM436H1, RSM437H1, RSM438H1, RSM439H1, or any 400-level finance-themed RSM special topics course as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

*The combination of ( STA220H1, STA255H1) is considered equivalent to ECO220Y1 for the purposes of completing Rotman Commerce program requirements only. It is not considered equivalent by the department of Economics. Therefore ( STA220H1, STA255H1) will not count towards an ECO major nor will it count as a pre-requisite for 300+ level ECO courses where ECO220Y1 is required. Please consult the Rotman Commerce Program office if you are considering taking ( STA220H1, STA255H1) to complete your requirements.

Notes:

  • Students may enrol in only one Rotman Commerce Specialist.
  • Students must take a minimum of 8.0 credits in RSM and 8.0 credits in non-RSM courses. MGT100H1 is considered equivalent to RSM100H1 and counts as 0.5 credit in RSM courses towards this requirement.
  • The CR/NCR option cannot be used for any program completion requirements, including focus requirements and the 8.0 RSM credit requirement. Students may request to use the CR/NCR option for any RSM courses they take beyond their program requirements. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Students may contact the Rotman Commerce Program office to make a request.

Management Specialist (BCom) - ASSPE2431

Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto offers an innovative curriculum combining studies in management, economics, and the liberal arts for an enriched professional undergraduate experience. The program explores the role of commerce in modern society while developing skill and confidence in analysis, effective communication, and decision making. The Rotman Commerce program offers a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree in three different specialist programs, Finance & Economics, Accounting, and Management.

All programs within the Bachelor of Commerce degree build on a common foundation of business and liberal arts courses. Rotman Commerce students specialize in one of three programs: Accounting, Finance and Economics, or Management. Each program combines courses in management and applied economics with a variety of advanced courses in the liberal arts and sciences. The balance assures graduates of a solid understanding of business and modern society along with a command of critical skills in decision-making and organizational leadership.

Rotman Commerce graduates frequently become economists, accountants, actuaries, financial analysts, marketing analysts, managers of firms and government, or proprietors of small businesses. Some Rotman Commerce students elect to undertake post-graduate studies in the form of further university education: law schools and MBA programs have been particularly favoured destinations of recent graduates.

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

For students admitted to the Rotman Commerce admission category in Year 1:

Special Requirement

  • Students are admitted to Year 1 of the Faculty of Arts and Science in the Rotman Commerce admission category with an “admission guarantee.” Students admitted with the guarantee are invited to enroll in the program after first year, provided that the course and grade requirements below (i.e., Guaranteed Admission requirements) are met.
  • 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.

Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

Notes:

  • 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 their guarantee in order to attain the minimum marks).
  • Note that none of the required courses may be completed using the CR/NCR option.

For students NOT admitted to the Year 1 Rotman Commerce admission category:

Special Requirement

  • Students must complete the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application in late April or May of each year.
  • All course admission requirements must be completed by May 1 to be eligible.
  • For information regarding admission to the program, contact Rotman Commerce at rc.admissions@utoronto.ca

Minimum Course Grades and Minimum Grade Average
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.

Minimum grades in each listed course, combined with a minimum grade average in required courses, is needed for entry. The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

Admission will be based on marks and the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application. Admission to Rotman Commerce is competitive. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. An average of at least 73% in the prerequisite courses is needed for admission consideration and preference will be given to students whose marks are the result of a single attempt in each course.

Notes:

  • For Arts and Science students admitted to Rotman Commerce, MGT100H1 will be considered equivalent to RSM100H1.
Completion Requirements:

(12.5 credits)

First Year:

1. ( ECO101H1, ECO102H1), RSM100H1/​ MGT100H1

2. MAT133Y1/​( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

3. Students are strongly encouraged to take RSM219H1, RSM230H1 and RSM250H1 in their first year of study

4. Students are encouraged to take one course towards the Breadth Requirement in their first year of study

Higher Years:

5. ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1; ECO220Y1/​ ECO227Y1/​( STA220H1, STA255H1)*/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)

6. RSM219H1, RSM222H1, RSM230H1, RSM250H1, RSM260H1, RSM270H1

7. RSM332H1, RSM333H1, RSM392H1

8. Any 1.0 credit in 300+ ECO

9. 2.5 credits in RSM courses at the 300+-level, with at least 1.0 credit at the 400-level, and at least 0.5 credit must be related to International Business, selected from RSM437H1, RSM462H1, RSM480H1, RSM490H1, RSM491H1, RSM Summer Abroad courses, and special topics courses as determined by the program office.

*The combination of ( STA220H1, STA255H1) is considered equivalent to ECO220Y1 for the purposes of completing Rotman Commerce program requirements only. It is not considered equivalent by the department of Economics. Therefore ( STA220H1, STA255H1) will not count towards an ECO major nor will it count as a pre-requisite for 300 + level ECO courses where ECO220Y1 is required. Please consult the Rotman Commerce Program office if you are considering taking ( STA220H1, STA255H1) to complete your requirements.

Notes:

  • Students may enrol in only one Rotman Commerce Specialist.
  • Students must take a minimum of 8.0 credits in RSM and 8.0 credits in non-RSM courses. MGT100H1 is considered equivalent to RSM100H1 and counts as 0.5 credit in RSM courses towards this requirement.
  • The CR/NCR option cannot be used for any program completion requirements, including focus requirements and the 8.0 RSM credit requirement. Students may request to use the CR/NCR option for any RSM courses they take beyond their program requirements. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Students may contact the Rotman Commerce Program office to make a request.

Focus in Finance - ASFOC2431B

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. Complete 1.0 credit from the following courses: RSM336H1, RSM433H1, RSM435H1
  2. Complete 1.5 credits from the remaining course in requirement 1 and the following courses: RSM329H1, RSM338H1, RSM429H1, RSM430H1, RSM432H1, RSM434H1, RSM435H1, RSM436H1, RSM437H1, RSM438H1, RSM439H1 and any finance-themed RSM special topics and RSM Summer Abroad courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.

Focus in Financial Statement Analysis - ASFOC2431E

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires the completion of 3.0 credits.

  1. Complete 1.0 credit of required courses: RSM220H1/​ RSM329H1, RSM429H1
  2. Complete 2.0 credits from the following courses: RSM221H1, RSM323H1, RSM324H1, RSM326H1, RSM327H1, RSM328H1, RSM420H1, RSM425H1, RSM428H1, RSM470H1 and any accounting-themed RSM special topics and RSM Summer Abroad courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.

Focus in International Business (UofT Global Scholar) - ASFOC2431F

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. Complete 1.5 credit from: RSM437H1, RSM480H1, RSM490H1, ECO324H1, ECO364H1, ECO365H1, ECO419H1
  2. Complete 1.0 credit from either the remaining courses in requirement 1 or the following: HIS267H1, RSM370H1, RSM461H1, RSM462H1, RSM470H1, RSM481H1, RSM491H1, ECO341H1, ECO342H1, ECO362H1, ECO403H1, ECO406H1, ECO435H1, ECO451H1, any RSM Summer Abroad course, any language course at the 200+ level and any international business-themed RSM special topics courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce. Transfer credits from participation in an international exchange may count up to 1.0 credit towards this requirement.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.

Focus in Leadership in Organizations - ASFOC2431C

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. Complete 1.0 credit from the following courses: RSM361H1, RSM461H1, RSM462H1, RSM463H1, RSM464H1, RSM465H1
  2. Complete 1.5 credits from remaining courses in requirement 1, or the following courses: RSM340H1, RSM341H1/​ RSM470H1, RSM362H1, RSM405H1, RSM466H1, RSM496H1, and any leadership in organizations-themed RSM special topics and RSM Summer Abroad courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.

Focus in Marketing - ASFOC2431A

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. Complete 1.5 credits of the following required courses: RSM350H1, RSM352H1, RSM353H1
  2. Complete 1.0 credit from the following: RSM351H1 (formerly offered as a special topics course under RSM410H1), RSM355H1, RSM358H1, RSM450H1, RSM454H1, RSM455H1, RSM456H1, RSM457H1, RSM458H1, RSM459H1, RSM470H1 and any marketing-themed RSM special topics and RSM Summer Abroad courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.

Focus in Strategy and Innovation - ASFOC2431D

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. Complete 1.0 credit from the following courses: RSM393H1, RSM459H1, RSM482H1, RSM490H1, RSM493H1, RSM498Y1 (Special Topics in Management: Creative Destruction Lab)
  2. Complete 1.5 credit from remaining courses in requirement 1, or the following courses: HIS267H1, RSM340H1, RSM341H1/​ RSM470H1, RSM370H1, RSM394H1, RSM438H1, RSM439H1, RSM464H1, RSM491H1, RSM494H1, RSM495H1, RSM496H1, RSM497H1 (formerly offered as a special topics course under RSM410H1) and any strategy, innovation and/or entrepreneurship-themed RSM special topics and RSM Summer Abroad courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.

Focus in Data Science in Business

This is a focus in data science in business that can be taken as part of any of the 3 specialists (Management, Accounting, and Finance & Economics) in the Rotman Commerce program. It requires taking 1.0 credit of required courses in programming and data analytics tools and then allows students to choose 1.5 credits of elective courses applying these tools to various areas in management and economics.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in one of the following Bachelor of Commerce Specialist programs is required:

  • Management Specialist (Focus ASFOC2431G)
  • Accounting Specialist (Focus ASFOC2676A)
  • Finance & Economics Specialist (Focus ASFOC2038A)
Completion Requirements:

This focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. 0.5 credit in Programming: CSC108H1/​ CSC148H1
  2. 0.5 credit in Data Science Tools: RSM338H1/​ RSM358H1
  3. 1.5 credits from the following courses: ECO225H1, ECO372H1, ECO374H1, ECO375H1, ECO464H1, ECO475H1, GGR274H1, RSM326H1, RSM351H1 (formerly offered as a special topics course under RSM311H1), RSM371H1, RSM384H1, RSM456H1, RSM470H1, RSM483H1 and any data science-themed RSM special topics course and RSM Summer Abroad course as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.

Focus in Managing in Diverse Economies (UofT Global Scholar)

This focus in Managing in Diverse Economies can be taken as part of any of the 3 specialists (Management, Accounting, and Finance & Economics) in the Rotman Commerce program. It requires taking 1.5 credits from the list of required courses (both foundational and capstone) and then allows students to choose 1.0 credit of complementary electives to support the region(s) of study of the capstone. The Managing in Diverse Economies focus offers undergraduate business students in Rotman Commerce an opportunity to learn about business paradigms beyond the western business ecosystem.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in one of the following Bachelor of Commerce Specialist programs is required:

  • Management Specialist - ASSPE2431 (Focus Code: ASFOC2431H)
  • Accounting Specialist - ASSPE2676 (Focus Code: ASFOC2676B)
  • Finance & Economics Specialist - ASSPE2038 (Focus Code: ASFOC2038B)
Completion Requirements:

This focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits, including both required and elective courses.

Required Courses (1.5 credits):

1. 0.5 credit in Foundational Knowledge of Economics or Political Economy of Inequality and Development

2. 1.0 credit Capstone course in Managing in Diverse Economies

Elective courses* (1.0 credit):

3. Choose 1.0 credit from the following courses:

* Rotman Commerce students must meet any pre-requisites/enrolment controls in order to take the above elective courses. There may be limited space in some courses and, as a result, there may be priority enrolment for students based on program enrolment.

Notes:

  • Rotman Commerce students are encouraged by the various departments offering elective courses to engage in more in-depth study beyond what is required for the focus.
  • Rotman Commerce students who have completed or are completing course work in public health, history, or other domains that dovetail with the region(s) of the capstone are welcome to request consideration for alternate courses to be accepted towards the “elective” requirements of this focus.

Rotman Commerce Courses

RSM100H1 - Introduction to Management

Previous Course Number: RSM100Y1

Hours: 24L

Introduction to management and its subdisciplines. Themes include business in a Canadian context, the nature of corporations, corporate governance, organizational behavior, operations, and strategy. Enrolment limited to students entering the University with an expressed interest in studying at Rotman Commerce.

Exclusion: MGT100H1, RSM100Y1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

MGT100H1 - Fundamentals of Management

Previous Course Number: RSM100Y1

Hours: 24L

Introduction to management and its subdisciplines. Themes include business in a Canadian context, the nature of corporations, corporate governance, organizational behavior, operations, and strategy. Not open to Rotman Commerce students.

Exclusion: RSM100H1, RSM100Y1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM210H1 - Special Topics in Management

Hours: 24L

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM211H1 - Special Topics in Management

Hours: 24L

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM212H1 - Special Topics in Management

Hours: 24L

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM213H1 - Special Topics in Management

Hours: 24L

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM219H1 - Introduction to Financial Accounting

Hours: 24L/12T

Basic introduction to financial reporting and analysis. Emphasis is on decision-making and interpretation of financial statements and how they can be used to plan a firm’s overall business activities through the use of real-world companies. Coverage includes the use of accounting information to prepare a basic set of financial statements. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Note: This course is normally taken in first year.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM220H1 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I

Hours: 24L/12T

Foundations of financial reporting and analysis in Canada. Financial accounting topics are covered at an intermediate level, including both conceptual and technical aspects. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM219H1; Completion of the Rotman Commerce Guaranteed Admission requirements.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM221H1 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II

Hours: 24L/12T

Covers topics such as income statement and balance sheet topics with an emphasis on quality of earnings. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM220H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM222H1 - Management Accounting I

Hours: 24L/12T

Covers the conceptual and analytical foundations of management accounting and the applications of cost accounting information. Costing and control concepts are analyzed to equip students with tools for establishing costing systems, making business decisions, and evaluating management performance. Materials are designed to help students understand strategic cost management principles. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM219H1; Completion of the Rotman Commerce Guaranteed Admission requirements.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM225H1 - Legal Environment of Business I

Hours: 24L

Introduces students to the Canadian legal system as it relates to business entities. The course focuses on general legal concepts, including sources of law and the court structure; business entity law (including corporate law), commercial law (contract) as well as the law of torts. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Rotman Commerce Guaranteed Admission requirements.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM230H1 - Financial Markets

Hours: 24L

Introduction to Canadian and international financial markets. This course provides an overview of the major financial institutions, financial markets, financial securities, and an introduction to valuation and trading of securities. Securities discussed include stocks and bonds, as well as some content on derivatives. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Note: This course is normally taken in first year.

Exclusion: MGT230H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM250H1 - Principles of Marketing

Hours: 24L

Students receive an introduction to the basic concepts, theories, and methods of contemporary marketing. The course offers a comprehensive framework to develop successful marketing efforts and allows students to create a marketing plan. Specific topics examined: market research, consumer behaviour, segmentation, product policy, pricing, distribution, communications, sales, and direct marketing. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Note: This course is normally taken in first year.

Exclusion: MGT250H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM260H1 - Organizational Behaviour

Hours: 24L

Theoretical ideas and practical applications concerning the behaviour of individuals and groups in organizations. We explore relevant topics for management: motivation, personality, perception, decision-making, groups, and negotiation. A fee of $10 will be charged to your student account for a simulation handbook. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Rotman Commerce Guaranteed Admission requirements.
Exclusion: IRE260H1, PSY332H1, WDW260H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM270H1 - Operations Management

Hours: 24L

Introduction to the management of business processes that convert inputs (labor, material, equipment) into outputs (goods and services) for internal and external markets. Topics include aggregate planning, inventory processes, supply chain management and service operations management. Presents modern quantitative and computing tools necessary for in-depth operational design and analysis. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Rotman Commerce Guaranteed Admission requirements.
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM295Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 24L

The areas of concentration depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the summer session through the Summer Abroad Program). Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

MGT295Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 48L

The area of concentration and location depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

RSM296Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 24L

The areas of concentration depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

MGT296Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 48L

The area of concentration and location depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

RSM297Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 24L

The areas of concentration and location depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

MGT297Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 48L

The area of concentration and location depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

MGT301H1 - Independent Study

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before enrolling. Enrolment is restricted to students not in a Rotman Commerce program. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits, Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM301H1 - Independent Study

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before enrolling. Enrolment is restricted to Rotman Commerce students. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits, Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

MGT302H1 - Independent Study

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before enrolling. Enrolment is restricted to students not in a Rotman Commerce program. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits, Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM302H1 - Independent Study

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before enrolling. Enrolment is restricted to Rotman Commerce students. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits, Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

MGT303Y1 - Independent Study

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before enrolling. Enrolment is restricted to students not in a Rotman Commerce program. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits, Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM303Y1 - Independent Study

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before enrolling. Enrolment is restricted to Rotman Commerce students. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits, Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM304Y1 - Independent Study

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before enrolling. Enrolment is restricted to Rotman Commerce students. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits, Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM310H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM311H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM312H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM313H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM314H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM315H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM316H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM317H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM318H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM319H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and Issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. See the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits. Further prerequisites may vary from year to year. Consult the course description on the Rotman Commerce website for details.

RSM320H1 - Intermediate Financial Accounting III

Hours: 24L

Covers broader areas in financial reporting, drawing upon regulatory documents and corporate communications. Topics include corporate reporting quality, employee future benefits, employee compensation disclosure and analysis, income tax accounting, narrative reporting. Emphasis on the context of financial reporting including an organization’s ‘tone at the top’ and the adoption of international standards. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM221H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM321H1 - Advanced Financial Accounting Topics

Hours: 24L/12T

This course covers accounting issues and practices relating to long-term investments, consolidations, foreign transactions and foreign investments. International accounting issues are also introduced. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM320H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM323H1 - Auditing I

Hours: 24L/12T

This course introduces students to the concepts and theory underlying audit practice. Practical examples are used to help students develop skills in exercising professional judgment. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM221H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM324H1 - Canadian Income Taxation I

Hours: 24L/12T

This course emphasises the fundamentals of the Canadian tax system.  Included are topics, such as, residence of corporations and individuals, effective tax rates for corporations and individuals, business income, integration, capital gains and losses, to name a few.    A key objective of this course is to assist students in learning to read, interpret and apply provisions of the Income Tax Act to practical problems and cases. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM220H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM325H1 - Legal Environment of Business II

Hours: 24L

This course canvasses several areas of law that impact a business entity. Topics dealt with include agency law, employment law, the Personal Property Security Act and the rights of the secured creditor, bankruptcy law, relevant consumer protection legislation, intellectual property and other specific legal topics. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM225H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM326H1 - Data Analytics with Financial Accounting Information

Previous Course Number: RSM311H1 - Analytical Insights using Financial Data

Hours: 24L/12T

Students will learn how to better understand and analyze accounting information through empirical analysis. The course will teach students how to extract information from rich accounting and finance datasets to help provide insights in a wide range of corporate business problems in both equity and debt markets. Different modeling approaches are used to analyze accounting data and disclosure information. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: RSM219H1, ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Exclusion: RSM311H1 (Special Topics in Management: Analytical Insights using Financial Data), offered in Fall 2019
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM327H1 - Business Information Systems

Hours: 24L/12T

This course helps students use, develop, and manage computer-based systems. The first half covers the basic features of hardware, software, communications, and databases. The second half examines how users, businesses, the economy, and society are affected by the development of this technology. No previous background in computing is assumed. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Exclusion: CSC340H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM328H1 - Financial Distress and Insolvency

Hours: 24L

This course explores the reasons for financial distress and introduces options for managers, creditors, lenders, and directors of firms in financial distress. The use of financial ratios to predict solvency problems is covered as well as strategies both for restructuring companies having financial difficulties and for negotiation with creditors. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM219H1, RSM222H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM329H1 - Accounting for Finance Professionals

Previous Course Number: RSM212H1

Hours: 24L/12T

Finance professionals often rely heavily on accounting information obtained from financial statements and other sources of financial reporting. This course builds on the basic foundations provided in RSM219H1, Introduction to Financial Accounting, and provides an intermediate-level discussion of key concepts required to competently read, analyze, interpret, and evaluate financial statement information. Following topics are discussed from the perspectives of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP): revenue recognition, cash flows, inventories, long-lived assets, non-current liabilities, income taxes, and financial statement analysis. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: RSM219H1
Exclusion: RSM212H1 (Special Topics in Management: Accounting for Finance Professionals), offered in Winter 2018 and Winter 2019
Recommended Preparation: RSM332H1 and RSM333H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM332H1 - Capital Market Theory

Hours: 24L/24T

An introduction to capital market theory explaining how financial securities are priced. Topics covered include the time and risk value of money, the use of discounted cash flow techniques, efficient set theory, asset pricing and market efficiency. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM230H1
Corequisite: ECO204Y1/ ECO206Y1, ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Exclusion: ACT349H1, ECO358H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM333H1 - Corporate Finance

Hours: 24L/12T

Application and development of the ideas in RSM332H1 to corporate finance problems such as determining the weighted average cost of capital, project evaluation, corporate financing decisions, working capital management and initial public offerings. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM219H1, RSM332H1
Exclusion: ACT349H1, ECO359H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM336H1 - Investments

Previous Course Number: RSM330H1

Hours: 24L

This course provides an introduction to financial theories and analytical tools for making investment decisions and for understanding how prices are determined for stocks and bonds. The course covers a broad range of topics including asset allocation, technical analysis, fundamental analysis, anomalies, and bond portfolio management. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM230H1, RSM332H1
Corequisite: ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Exclusion: ACT349H1, RSM330H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM338H1 - Applications of Machine Learning in Finance

Hours: 24L/12T

This course provides an overview of the basic tools in data analysis and machine learning, with emphasis on their applications in finance. Data analysis and machine learning play an important role in FinTech. Individual investors and financial institutions who are able to leverage these new tools and technology will have a significant advantage. This course discusses these new opportunities and challenges. It seeks to equip students with these highly coveted skills in the market.

Prerequisite: ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1); CSC108H1/ CSC148H1
Exclusion: RSM358H1; RSM316H1 (Special Topics in Management: Machine Learning), offered in Winter 2020/Fall 2020/Winter 2021
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM340H1 - The Opposable Mind: Approaches to Integrative Thinking

Previous Course Number: RSM310H1

Hours: 24L

Beginning with an exploration of integrative thinking and the tools associated with it, this course asks students to apply integrative thinking to complex problems that span traditional disciplines. Throughout the course, students will learn practical tools aimed at helping integrate between models, build new models and create new value. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits.
Exclusion: RSM310H1 (Special Topics in Management: The Opposable Mind: Approaches to Integrative Thinking), offered in Winter 2011/Winter 2012/Winter 2013
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM341H1 - Model-Based Decision Making

Hours: 24L

This course aims to introduce logically disciplined approaches to decision making under uncertainty. Managers are continually barraged with information that may be unreliable. They must choose courses of action in the face of many uncertainties. How can we define and assess the "optimality" of their decisions in a consistent manner? By building upon the answers to these questions, the course will consider the problem of rational choice when the outcome is determined by the actions of, and interactions between, multiple individuals. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits, ECO204Y1/ ECO206Y1, ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM350H1 - Marketing Management

Previous Course Number: RSM251H1

Hours: 24L

This course employs the case method of instruction to develop the skills required of marketing managers. Students will learn to diagnose marketing problems and develop, present, and defend their recommendations. They will also gain experience analyzing marketing situations, identifying market opportunities, developing marketing strategies, and designing the marketing mix. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM250H1
Exclusion: RSM251H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM351H1 - Data Based Decision Making

Hours: 12L/12T/3P

The goal of this course is to introduce students to key ideas about data-intensive business decision-making. Students will become familiar with the link between decisions and data. Students will see how decisions improve substantially when data is used to better understand business situations. The essential factor is to understand the link between decisions that are made and “expected outcomes”. The strength and reliability of these links is based on probabilistic concepts (e.g. distributions, measures of variability and co-variability, standard errors and statistical hypothesis). In this course, students will have an opportunity to apply these concepts to facilitate robust data-driven decision-making. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM250H1
Exclusion: RSM311H1 (Special Topics in Management: Data-based Decision Making), offered in the Fall of 2021, 2022, and Winter 2024.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM352H1 - Marketing Research

Hours: 24L

Marketing research is studied from the perspective of the marketing manager. The course focuses on the initiation, design, and interpretation of research as an aid to marketing decision making. Case studies and projects are used to provide students with some practical research experiences. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Corequisite: RSM251H1/ RSM350H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM353H1 - Consumer Behaviour

Hours: 24L

Formulating successful marketing strategies requires an understanding of consumers’ cultures, motivations, cognitions, and emotions. Students will learn how to use theoretical perspectives from psychology, economics, anthropology, and other disciplines to generate predictions about consumers, interpret consumer reactions to marketing stimuli, and develop rigorous skills in marketing analysis. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Corequisite: RSM251H1/ RSM350H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM355H1 - Managing Customer Value

Previous Course Number: RSM310H1 - Managing Customer Value

Hours: 24L

This course builds on the foundation developed in RSM250H1 (Principles of Marketing) in a competitive simulation environment. While RSM250H1 focuses on the fundamental marketing elements for operationalizing this basic philosophy - segmentation, targeting, positions and 3 of the 4 Ps, this course is designed to advance a participant's understanding of designing and implementing marketing strategies and explore the management of the 4th P (promotion) in greater depth. In particular, participants will make decisions about all 4 Ps simultaneously and manage the interactions between them. A fee of up to $66 may be charged for simulation software licence. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: RSM250H1 and completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: RSM310H1 (Special Topics in Management: Managing Customer Value), offered in Winter 2019 and Winter 2020
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM358H1 - Foundations of AI for Management

Hours: 24L/12T

Artificial intelligence — the application of machine-learning techniques to prediction problems historically performed by humans — is transforming business and society. This course provides a hands-on introduction to the wide variety of algorithms used in applications of machine-learning. The technical topics will include linear and non-linear regression models, classification algorithms, and more recent machine-learning techniques rooted in neuroscience like reinforcement learning and deep learning. Application topics will include predicting consumer choices, MLB salaries, and Super Mario Bros. There will be an emphasis on conceptual understanding, so that students can interpret the results of these techniques to support effective decision-making. The course will be complemented by many hands-on exercises using the R programming language.

Prerequisite: ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1), CSC108H1/ CSC148H1
Exclusion: RSM338H1, RSM313H1 (Special Topics in Management: Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for Management), offered in Fall 2020
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM359H1 - Creative Thinking and Business Problem Solving

Previous Course Number: RSM452H1

Hours: 12L/12P

Creativity is the most effective competitive advantage. Creativity involves a process of crafting and turning new, imaginative ideas into reality. This interactive course will challenge you to develop your personal and professional creativity. Through a combination of lectures, inspirational speakers and immersive in-class activities, you will learn to see business problems and opportunities in new ways and develop solutions unseen and unimagined by others. The goal of this course is to provide a variety of principles, prompts and practices that focus on fostering each student’s own creative thinking abilities and how to apply them in teams and as a business leader. Students will be introduced and practice a suite of creative thinking methods and creative problem-solving tools on real business innovation challenges.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits including RSM250H1.
Exclusion: RSM452H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)
Course Experience: University-Based Experience

RSM361H1 - Human Resource Management

Hours: 24L

Human resource management is studied from the perspective of the manager/practitioner. The course focuses on decisions about when and whom to hire, how much to pay, what training to offer, and how to evaluate employees. Class exercises and projects are used to provide students with some practical experience with these topics. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM260H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM362H1 - Leading Across Differences

Hours: 24L

There is enormous buzz about leadership competencies that reflect the evolving nature of both the corporate culture as well as the disparate expectations of stakeholders. One leadership competency is the ability to navigate differences within the organization effectively. Through a series of thought provoking and experiential sessions, this course will make linkages between one’s individual leadership stance and tools for leveraging differences for impact. There will be constant focus upon uncovering innovative frames around diversity and inclusion that directly impact organizational strategy across sectors. Thought leaders, executives and practitioners from various organizations will bring their insights to deepen the learning experience.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits completed
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM370H1 - Supply Chain Management

Hours: 24L

Globalization increasingly intertwines the Canadian and world economies. Understanding how firms can successfully link with worldwide suppliers and markets is central to growth. Supply chain management issues covered include: advanced inventory and production models; supply contracts; the bullwhip effect; vendor-managed inventories; distribution strategies; third-party logistics; product variety; current information technology. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits including RSM270H1.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM371H1 - Data and Information Management for Business Analytics

Previous Course Number: RSM312H1

Hours: 24L

This course focuses on the fundamentals of data management for the purposes of producing information and supporting advanced techniques of business analytics. This applied learning course will expose the learner to a broad range of technical skills that are required to access, prepare and visualize data for advanced analysis. The course introduces the fundamental skills that form the foundation in the development of advanced business analytics.

Prerequisite: CSC108H1
Exclusion: RSM312H1 (Data and Information Management for Business Analytics), offered in Winter 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Recommended Preparation: Python for Business, e.g., http://apps.rotman.utoronto.ca/RotmanEvents/EventDetails.aspx?eid=27258
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM384H1 - Sports Analytics

Hours: 24L

This course applies concepts of analytic management and data analysis to the sports world. The class is intended to deepen the students' ability to apply econometric skills from ECO220Y1. Particular emphasis is given to player management, "on the field" decisions and giving the students the opportunity to do their own analysis while learning frontier techniques. The class will introduce students to some basics of coding and econometric analysis in R. No prior coding experience is required, but basic coding will be necessary and the course provides students with new or deepened skills in that area.

Prerequisite: ECO220Y1/​ ECO227Y1/​( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Exclusion: RSM314H1 (Special Topics in Management: Sports Analytics), offered in Winter 2019/Winter 2020/Winter 2021
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM391H1 - Creative Destruction Lab – Introductory Course

Hours: 24L

This course is suitable for students interested in pursuing careers in strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, new product development, and economic development policy. The course will introduce students to a framework for developing an entrepreneurial strategy. This involves the key choices of customer, competition, technology and identity as well as whether ventures pursue a control versus execution focus. The course will also provide a discussion of intellectual property strategies for technology entrepreneurs.

As part of the preparation for the CDL Advanced course, this course will also introduce you to the business of artificial intelligence. You will explore what machine learning is, what its economic properties are, how it impacts on strategy, its risks and legal implications. As most ventures in the Toronto CDL have AI cores, this will be essential preparation for that as well as an introduction to AI in the real business world.

This course is a prerequisite for students wanting to apply for the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) Advanced Course RSM2013Y/ RSM498Y1 where students will have the opportunity to work directly with a CDL venture. Interested students should familiarize themselves with the Creative Destruction Lab and its various activities prior to registering for this course. You can find more information from our website at www.creativedestructionlab.com.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: RSM319H1 (Special Topics in Management: Creative Destruction Lab Intro), offered in Winter 2020/Summer 2020/Fall 2020/Winter 2021
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM392H1 - Strategic Management

Hours: 24L

Introduces core ideas, concepts and models in the area of Strategic Management. Addresses the following questions: Why does firm performance vary across industries, and across firms within a given industry? What types of competitive strategies can managers pursue? When are different types of strategies more or less likely to be successful? Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits; RSM219H1; RSM222H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM393H1 - Strategic Case Analysis

Hours: 24L

This course provides students with the opportunity to hone the critical skills of effective presentation, decisiveness and business acumen with a focus on learning-by-doing. Students will analyze and recommend solutions to business problems and develop abilities to present and defend recommendations in an impactful and effective manner. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits; RSM392H1
Exclusion: RSM312H1 (Special Topics in Management: Case Analysis for Strategic Management), offered in Fall 2010/Fall 2011/Winter 2013
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM394H1 - Social Entrepreneurship

Previous Course Number: RSM318H1

Hours: 24L

In this course, students will learn how entrepreneurs create organizations that address social problems using innovative, sustainable approaches. Students will examine a variety of social venture forms and consider how such ventures can be evaluated, managed, and financed. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: RSM318H1 (Special Topics in Management: Social Entrepreneurship), offered in Winter 2018; RSM318H1 (Special Topics in Management: Entrepreneurship for Social Ventures), offered in Winter 2015 and Winter 2016
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MGT395Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 48L

The area of concentration and location depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

RSM395Y0 - Special Topics

The areas of concentration depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the summer through the Woodsworth Summer Abroad Program). Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

MGT396Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 48L

The area of concentration and location depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

RSM396Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 48L

The area of concentration and location depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

MGT397Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 48L

The area of concentration and location depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

RSM397Y0 - Special Topics

Hours: 48L

The area of concentration and location depend on the instructor teaching the course. (Offered only during the Summer Session through the Summer Abroad Program). Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

MGT401H1 - Independent Study Course

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before they may enrol. Enrolment is restricted to students not in a Rotman Commerce program. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits; Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM401H1 - Independent Study Course

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before they may enrol. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. 

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits; Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

MGT402H1 - Independent Study Course

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before they may enrol. Enrolment is restricted to students not in a Rotman Commerce program. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits; Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM402H1 - Independent Study Course

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before they may enrol. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits; Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

MGT403Y1 - Independent Study Course

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before they may enrol. Enrolment is restricted to students not in a Rotman Commerce program. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits; Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM403Y1 - Independent Study Course

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before they may enrol. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. 

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits; Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM404Y1 - Independent Study Course

Open when a faculty member is willing and able to supervise. Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Rotman Commerce and the supervising faculty member before they may enrol. Consult the Rotman Commerce Office for details. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. 

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits; Cumulative GPA of at least 2.70

RSM406H1 - Special Topics in Management

Hours: 24L

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM407H1 - Special Topics in Management

Hours: 24L

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM408H1 - Special Topics in Management

Hours: 24L

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM409H1 - Special Topics in Management

Hours: 24L

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM410H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM411H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM412H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM413H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM414H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM415H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM416H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM417H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM418H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM419H1 - Special Topics in Management

Topics and issues in Management. Content in any given year will depend on the instructor. Enrolment is usually restricted to 4th year students, but the course may also be open to 3rd year students in some academic sessions.

Please check the Rotman Commerce website (www.rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca) for a full course description and for specific prerequisites each session.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 or 14.0 credits as listed in the full course description in any given session. Please see the Rotman Commerce website for the course description and prerequisites.

RSM420H1 - Advanced IT Audit and Data Analytics

Hours: 24L/12T

This course is an extension of the study of areas covered in the introductory audit course and will include the application of risk and materiality to more advanced topic areas with a focus on digitized information. Other topics include special reports, future-oriented financial information and prospectuses. The course will incorporate the use of data analytics in auditing and will explore how to analyze financial data in order to assist in audit engagements. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: RSM323H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM422H1 - Management Control

Hours: 24L

This course considers the processes and systems, many accounting-based, by which key managers allegedly ensure that resources are acquired and used effectively and efficiently in the accomplishment of an organization’s goals. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM222H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM424H1 - Canadian Income Taxation II

Hours: 24L/12T

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of more complex issues of Canadian income tax law and tax planning. Included are topics, such as, computation of taxes, corporate reorganizations, business acquisitions and divestitures, partnerships, joint ventures and trusts, to name a few. The two course sequence ( RSM324H1 and RSM424H1) has been designed to provide coverage of the tax content required by the professional accounting bodies. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM324H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM425H1 - Financial Reporting and Control: Theory and Contemporary Topics

Hours: 24L

This course guides students to learn financial reporting theory and critically evaluate the research findings in accounting. It covers a broad range of topics such as information and measurement perspectives of accounting, agency theory and its implications and the role of network in management control. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM222H1, RSM332H1
Corequisite: RSM333H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM426H1 - Critical Thinking, Analysis and Decision Making

Hours: 24L/12T

This is a capstone case course stressing the pervasive competencies and critical thinking skills required from Rotman Commerce graduates, professional accountants and advisors. The course integrates the technical and practical knowledge obtained in previous courses by applying this knowledge to case type situations. Aimed at students seeking an accounting designation. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits, RSM222H1, RSM323H1, RSM324H1
Corequisite: RSM321H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM428H1 - Analysis of Banking Financial Institutions and Instruments

Hours: 24L

We analyze the financial statements of banks to learn about the risk and return of bank financial assets and financial liabilities. Topics covered include interest rate risk, credit risk, market risk, fair value accounting, securitizations, derivatives and hedging of the banking firm as reflected through bank financial statements. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM219H1, RSM222H1, RSM333H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM429H1 - Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

Hours: 24L

This course is of interest to those pursuing a career where one needs to analyze financial statements "intelligently". This obviously includes those interested in finance related professions such as Investment Banking, Research and Investment Management. Students interested in consulting and marketing will also find this course useful because of its approach that focuses on business analysis with tie-ins to corporate strategy. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM219H1, RSM222H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM430H1 - Fixed Income Securities

Hours: 24L

Describes important fixed income securities and markets. The course emphasizes traditional bond and term structure concepts crucial to understand the securities traded in these markets. Students are required to work in the Rotman Financial Research & Trading Lab to solve the assigned problems using real time data. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Rotman Commerce: RSM332H1; Actuarial Science: ACT349H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM432H1 - Risk Management for Financial Managers

Hours: 24L

This course examines the ways in which risks are quantified and managed by financial institutions. The principal risks considered include market risk, credit risk and operational risk. The course also covers the evolution of bank regulation and the regulatory limits on risk taking. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM333H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM433H1 - Advanced Corporate Finance

Hours: 24L

Applying fundamental finance ideas developed in  RSM332H1 and RSM333H1 to real-life problems. The course will focus on business valuation and financial decisions in practical situations, on the assumption that students are already familiar with basic concepts from previous finance courses. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Rotman Commerce: RSM333H1; Actuarial Science: ACT349H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM434H1 - Financial Trading Strategies

Previous Course Number: RSM412H1

Hours: 24L

This course will use finance theory applied with Excel applications to understand potential returns and risks inherent in particular investment/trading strategies. Learning-by-doing will be facilitated by simulation-based Rotman Interactive Trader cases focused on particular risks. This training will be analogous to using a flight simulator for learning to fly. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM332H1
Exclusion: RSM412H1 Financial Trading Strategies
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM435H1 - Futures and Options Markets

Hours: 24L

This course covers the analysis of derivative instruments such as forwards, futures, swaps and options. By the end of the course, students will have good knowledge of how these contracts work, how they are used and how they are priced. A fee of approximately $36 will be charged to your student account for software purchase. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: ECO204Y1/ ECO206Y1, RSM332H1
Exclusion: ACT370H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM436H1 - Sustainable Finance

Previous Course Number: RSM417H1

Hours: 24L

This course teaches students how to apply financial tools and models to the understanding of and to developing solutions for sustainability challenges as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Particular emphasis is on understanding the role of financial markets and financial constraints and incentives as a source of problems and to understanding the role of financial markets and financial tools as a source of solutions in the areas of climate change, environmental stresses, as well as social inequity and economic development across the world. Corporate ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ratings and financial ESG investment tools are prominently discussed.

Prerequisite: RSM332H1; RSM333H1
Exclusion: RSM417H1 (Special Topics in Management: Sustainable Finance), offered in Winter 2020/Fall 2020/Fall 2021
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM437H1 - International Finance

Hours: 24L

International financial markets, exchange rates, forward markets, interest rate parity. International dimensions of investment, including both portfolio and foreign direct investment. International dimensions of corporate finance, including valuation and the cost of capital of foreign investments. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Rotman Commerce: RSM333H1; ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/ ( STA220H1, STA255H1)/ ( STA237H1, STA238H1)/ ( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Actuarial Science: ACT349H1

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM438H1 - Mergers and Acquisitions

Hours: 24L

The objective of the course is to provide an understanding of the drivers of value creation in mergers and acquisitions and to develop skills in the design, evaluation, and negotiation of these transactions. Familiarity with M&A is a foundation for effective work in a wide range of fields including investment banking, private equity, consulting, corporate development, and advising senior management.

The practice of mergers and acquisitions covers many value creation strategies including spin-offs, carve-outs, strategic acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and going private transactions. Students will learn why companies engage in such activities, and how advisors are involved in the process. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM433H1, completion of 14.0 credits
Exclusion: RSM418H1 (Special Topics in Management: Investment Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions), offered in the Winter of 2022, 2023, 2024.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM439H1 - Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance

Hours: 24L

The primary objective of the course is to improve students’ ability to understand the concepts and institutions involved in private equity. The course will provide students with skill sets so they can analyze and understand private equity from multiple perspectives: the perspective of the individual/firm seeking and receiving private equity finance; the perspective of the private equity fund; and, the perspective of the limited partners that provide finance for private equity funds. Students will also learn how to build Leverage Buyout (LBO) models. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits; RSM333H1
Exclusion: RSM410H1 (Special Topics in Management: Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance), offered in Winter 2015, Winter 2018, and Fall 2018
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM450H1 - Marketing and Behavioural Economics

Previous Course Number: RSM418H1

Hours: 24L

What motivates consumers, investors, employees, and managers? In this highly interdisciplinary course, we will examine topics such as the role of emotions in decision-making, “irrational” patterns of how people think about products, money, or investments, and how expectations shape perceptions. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: RSM418H1 (Special Topics in Management: Integrative Thinking - Psychology and Markets), offered in Fall 2008/Fall 2009/Fall 2010
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM454H1 - Sales and Distribution Strategy

Hours: 24L

Once you have a great product or service to sell, you need the right channel partners and strategies to bring your offering to the end-user. This course discusses what and how many intermediaries to partner with, partner roles and responsibilities, and how to stimulate high performance from channel partners.

Prerequisite: RSM250H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM455H1 - Pricing

Hours: 24L

Approaches pricing decision as an intersection of economics and psychology. Using product categories as diverse as financial services, healthcare, industrial products and consumer packaged goods, students study dynamic pricing, value pricing, price customization, price bundling and multi-part tariffs, menu costs and price stickiness, sales promotions, and pricing in two-sided markets. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits; RSM250H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM456H1 - Big Data and Marketing Analytics

Previous Course Number: RSM411H1

Hours: 24L

The course is designed to introduce students to tools used in marketing analytics. Companies have been collecting vast databases to aid them in making sound marketing decisions. Examples include retail scanner panel data which keeps track of customers’ purchase histories, loyalty-program data monitoring purchasing under different promotional environments, social network and online shopping history data. The course uses several marketing data sources to illustrate how to use statistical marketing models to evaluate the impacts of marketing-mix, and manage customer lifetime value. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Exclusion: RSM411H1 (Special Topics in Management: Marketing Data, Models and Decisions), offered in Winter 2011, Winter 2012, Winter 2013, and Fall 2014
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM457H1 - Strategic Marketing Communication

Hours: 24L

This course covers how marketers communicate with customers - knowledge that is useful to students both as a manager and a consumer. The course will introduce the foundation knowledge of marketing communications as well as new trends in non-traditional media including sponsorships, social media, and digital marketing.

Prerequisite: RSM350H1
Exclusion: RSM414H1 (Special Topics in Management: Strategic Marketing Communication), offered in Winter 2014 and Winter 2015
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM458H1 - Branding Strategy

Hours: 24L

Students will assume the role of senior marketing managers responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of branding strategies. Brands represent valuable assets that must be created, sustained, leveraged, and defended. This course will use case analysis and a group project to reinforce successful decision making and communication skills. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits including RSM350H1/( RSM250H1, RSM392H1).
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM459H1 - Business Design

Hours: 24L

What are the principles and practices that drive innovation in organizations? Create breakthrough solutions and businesses? This course teaches students how to identify customer needs, prototype new solutions and design business strategies to create competitive advantage. Students will apply the learning in real time and on real world challenges.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits completed including RSM250H1.
Exclusion: RSM412H1
Recommended Preparation: RSM359H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM461H1 - Managerial Negotiations

Hours: 24L

Students learn to recognize, understand, analyze, and practice essential concepts in negotiations required for understanding more complex relations within and between organizations. The main objective is to learn how to analyze the critical factors of a negotiation situation and then to be able to prescribe a course of action. A fee of $51 will be charged to your student account for role play materials. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits; RSM260H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM462H1 - Managing People in the Context of Globalization

Previous Course Number: RSM410H1

Hours: 24L

This course introduces students to the impact of globalization on managing people. Understanding how organizational behaviour and human resource management processes work in the international context is essential for business success. This course helps students to develop a better understanding of how effective people management can create a competitive advantage in the international context. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits; RSM260H1
Exclusion: RSM410H1 (Special Topics in Management: Managing Human Resources in the Context of Globalization), offered in Fall 2008/Fall 2009/Fall 2010
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM463H1 - The Socially Intelligent Manager

Previous Course Number: RSM412H1

Hours: 24L

One of the most critical skills in leadership is the ability to manage social relationships. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the science of social intelligence so that you are knowledgeable and confident about how to handle interpersonal issues when you enter the business world. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits; RSM260H1
Exclusion: RSM412H1 (Special Topics in Management: The Socially Intelligent Manager), offered in Fall 2009/Fall 2010
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM464H1 - Organization Theory and Its Applications

Hours: 24L

Organization theory is an evidence-based approach that allows managers to analyze and design organizations more effectively. Focusing on organizations as social systems, the course emphasizes practical implications in topics that are essential to business success, including strategy implementation, organizational structure and culture, change management, globalization, and the organizational sources of enduring competitive advantage. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits; RSM260H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM465H1 - Understanding Motivation and Incentives: Theory and Practice

Hours: 24L

This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental principles of incentives and motivation, which are essential tools for managers. The course takes an interdisciplinary approach and you will be exposed to theories on these topics from a variety of different disciplines – behavioral decision-making, economics, organizational behavior, and psychology. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits; RSM260H1
Exclusion: RSM410H1 (Special Topics in Management: Incentives and Motivation), offered in Winter 2010/Winter 2011/Winter 2012
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

RSM466H1 - Environmental and Social Responsibility

Hours: 24L

This course examines how corporations engage in the social economy through corporate social responsibility work and how corporations are increasingly "going green." It will cover current thinking and practice on corporate social responsibility and emphasize sustainability in business practices while allowing students to give voice to their own values. This course is open to students enrolled in the Environmental Studies Major and Minor.

Prerequisite: RC students: Completion of 9.0 credits or Enrolment in ASMAJ1254/ASMIN1254 and completion of 9.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM468Y1 - Managing in Diverse Economies

Hours: 60L/12P

This is the capstone course for the Focus in Managing in Diverse Economies. It is designed to synthesize student learning from the focus, providing an opportunity for students to build on, analyze and apply what they have learned from other chosen courses of the focus. Students may apply concepts from other areas of interest through participation in this course and its deliverables and experiential learning opportunities. An application outlining areas of interest is required for participation in this course. See https://rotmancommerce.utoronto.ca/current-students/choosing-your-courses/ for more information.


Prerequisite: 9.0 credits completed
Corequisite: ECO324H1/ ECO367H1/ ECO403H1/ POL201H1/ POL223H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM470H1 - Management Science Modeling with Spreadsheets

Hours: 24L

The course presents quantitative methods of modeling business and other systems in order to objectively evaluate available alternatives and select the ‘best’ one with respect to pre-defined criteria. Topics include: Decision Analysis, Linear Programming, Integer Programming, Network Methods, Simulation and Waiting Line Models. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits; ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

RSM480H1 - Business in a Global Economy

Hours: 24L

Application of the analytic framework of international trade, foreign investment and exchange rate economics to management of business. Special topics include the industrial effects of trade liberalization, the role of the World Trade Organization, foreign exchange risk management, competition policy and international taxation. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM333H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM481H1 - Outsourcing and the Organization of Firms

Hours: 24L

Explores the issue of outsourcing, broadly defined: which activities should a firm do “in house” and which should it take outside? Using a combination of cases and economic analysis, it develops a framework for determining the “best” organizational structure. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: ECO204Y1/ ECO206Y1, ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM482H1 - Game Theory for Business Strategy

Hours: 24L

Applies game-theoretic reasoning to analyze business strategy problems, focusing specifically on pricing, advertising, product positioning, product introduction, and relationships with upstream and downstream firms. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: ECO204Y1/ ECO206Y1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM483H1 - Real Estate Markets

Hours: 24L

This course uses economic methods to analyze real estate markets. Topics covered include the determinants of real estate values, the location decisions of households and firms, land use, urban growth and agglomeration, behavioural real estate economics and real options. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits, ECO204Y1/ ECO206Y1, ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/ ( STA220H1, STA255H1)/ ( STA237H1, STA238H1)/ ( STA257H1, STA261H1)
Corequisite: RSM332H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM484H1 - Real Estate Finance and Investment

Previous Course Number: RSM380H1

Hours: 24L

Real estate assets account for about one-third of the value of all capital assets in the world. This course provides an understanding of real estate investment, valuation and liabilities along with the public policy associated with home ownership, using modern finance and economic tools. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: ECO204Y1/ ECO206Y1, ECO220Y1/ ECO227Y1/( STA220H1, STA255H1)/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1), RSM332H1
Corequisite: RSM333H1
Exclusion: RSM380H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM489H1 - Business Abroad-International Experiential Learning

Hours: 24P

Offered concurrently with RSM480H1: Business in a Global Environment, students will participate in a trade mission together with a Canadian company working to enter a foreign market. For CR/NCR only.


Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Corequisite: RSM480H1

RSM490H1 - International Strategy

Hours: 24L

Focuses on developing an understanding of the fundamentals of doing business in an international environment. Based on the application of management theory (trade theory, modes of entry, foreign direct investment, theory of the multinational) to the strategic management problems of organizing business in the international arena. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM392H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM491H1 - Global Capital Market Strategy

Hours: 24L

This course exposes students to the intersection of global political economy and investment strategies, with particular emphasis on current global economic trends. The last 15 years have seen a dramatic expansion in the geographic scope for private equity investments, and in the risk involved in such investments. RSM491H1 will teach students to think through the issues facing executives, investors and policy makers considering investments. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM332H1
Exclusion: RSM413H1 Globalization and Capital Markets: Political Economy and Investment Strategy
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM492H1 - Cooperative Strategy

Previous Course Number: RSM419H1

Hours: 24L

Cooperation to create economic value is a central feature of markets: from sophisticated coordination in strategic alliances to simple acts of agreement between buyers and sellers. This course goes beyond Porter's Five Forces to develop a rigorous understanding of the connections between value creation, competition and firm performance. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: RSM392H1
Exclusion: RSM419H1 Cooperative Strategy
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM493H1 - Entrepreneurship

Hours: 24L

Introduces essentials of starting a new business: how to evaluate new opportunities, craft strategy, obtain resources, manage growth, and distribute ownership. Applies concepts from strategic management to challenges facing new/small businesses. Examines the role of entrepreneurs in spurring technological innovation and economic growth, and the effect of government policy on entrepreneurial activity. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM392H1
Recommended Preparation: RSM359H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM494H1 - Technology Strategy

Hours: 24L

Teaches about technological evolution and how evolutionary stages impact firms’ strategic choices. Important issues in technological evolution are technological discontinuities, standards wars, dominant designs and patenting. Important strategic decisions concern innovation management, product versus process focus and intellectual property strategies. Project oriented coursework based on patent and business data bases. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM392H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM495H1 - Management Consulting

Previous Course Number: RSM416H1

Hours: 24L

This course examines the management consultant's role and how the consulting industry serves to enhance effectiveness of client organizations. Future management advisors will learn skills necessary to support successful consulting business models and how to professionally engage clients to assist in generating competitive advantage through design/implementation of innovative approaches. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: RSM392H1.
Exclusion: RSM416H1 Management Consulting
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM496H1 - Catastrophic Failure in Organizations

Hours: 24L

Addressing the risk of catastrophic failure is an increasingly important strategic challenge for firms. This course explores why modern organizations are vulnerable to catastrophic failure and how managers and consultants can manage catastrophic risks more effectively.

Prerequisite: RSM260H1 or RSM270H1 or RSM392H1
Exclusion: RSM418H1 - Catastrophic Failure in Organizations
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM497H1 - Sustainability Strategy

Hours: 24L

The environmental and social impact and context of business matter like never before. Diverse stakeholders—from shareholders and lenders to workers and consumers to governments and activists—are raising their voices to ensure that these considerations are given their due in business decision-making and that firms are being transparent and accountable for performance in diverse dimensions well beyond short-term financial performance. This course takes an economics and strategy lens to consider how business leaders can and should respond to the rise of these concerns in pursuing long-run sustainable growth and prosperity. The focus is on how these so-called ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues affect every company in every sector, rather than on social enterprise or on firms whose primary mission is to directly address social and environmental concerns. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Contact Rotman Commerce for details.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits
Corequisite: RSM392H1
Exclusion: RSM410H1 (Special Topics in Management: Sustainability Strategy), offered in the Fall of 2021, 2022, 2023.
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

RSM498Y1 - Creative Destruction Lab - Advanced Course

Hours: 24L/24P

CDL Advanced is a hands-on, theory-guided course about commercializing technological innovation. Students learn the theory of startup strategy, pricing, scaling, and financing, and then apply this theory by working closely with early-stage technology ventures in the CDL program. In addition to their direct work with a CDL venture, students participate in CDL-Toronto meetings which offers them the opportunity to observe and interact with CDL’s network of experienced entrepreneurs and investors. Enrolment in this course is by application. Students who have completed the CDL introductory course ( RSM391H1) may apply.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits including RSM391H1 and successful application
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

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