Profile of Ted Rogers School of Management - Ryerson University
Comprised of the Schools of Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology Management, and Retail Management, the Faculty of Business at Ryerson University in Toronto is the most extensive business faculty in the Province of Ontario. The Faculty's primary purpose is to offer relevant business education focussing 'on oral and written communications, strategic thinking, working in teams to learn and improve interpersonal skills, and an appreciation of value of information and information technology and its effect on business and society.' Educational opportunities exist for students to obtain a general knowledge of the basic, functional areas of business along with 'specialist skills and knowledge' of a particular area of concentration. Each School within the Faculty provides an array of undergraduate programs from certificates to the Bachelor of Commerce.
Graduate-level programs, designed primarily for 'professionals who possess a combination of technology and management skills,' are currently only offered by the School of Information Technology and Management in the form of the Master of Business Administration, which is 'coursework based,' and the Master of Management Science, which consists of coursework and a thesis. Both graduate degrees afford specialization opportunities in Information Systems Management, Media Management, and Supply Chain Management; the latter two are unique among Master's-level business programs in Canada. Moreover, the School of Information Technology and Management proffers a Leadership Development Program whose goal is to provide IT managers 'with the critical business skills they need to advance their careers to the CIO level.'
The Faculty also has co-operative learning options as well as international student exchange opportunities with over 18 partnered institutions in more than 11 countries. In an effort to better the quality of education, in the Fall of 2006, the Faculty will relocate to a new state-of-the-art facility at 575 Bay Street. According to the Faculty, this move will allow its programs to 'continue to respond quickly and effectively to the dynamic and complex business world, and will position Ryerson's Faculty of Business in close proximity to the centre of corporate Canada.' The Faculty, as with the University as a whole, is actively involved in the "Invest in Futures Campaign" which is a partnership between 'alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations' whose goal is to raise funds to improve the quality of education for university students through such things as enhancing and supporting 'scholarships, awards, and bursaries, and innovative programming.' Numerous corporations have contributed financially thus far including Canadian Tire Corporation, Delta Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels, Hudson's Bay Company, JDA Software Corporation, Loblaws Supermarkets, Sears Canada, Standard Broadcasting Corporation, and Wal-Mart Canada.