yconic - BBA, Discussion Topic
A photo of BBA


Explore yconic
Explore Student Life Topics
My Money Matches
Followers (181)
  • Angela Yao
  • Kelly Ah Sen
  • Sophie Xie
  • windsongs 4
  • anonomous l
  • Sami Sawidan
  • Aneka Mehta
  • Eleni Vasiliu
  • Juliana Ruth Acayo
  • Angela Fung
CIBC Student Banking
yconic proudly recognizes Student Champion Partners who are providing our community with superior support for their student journeys. Learn More
Student Help Brands
First Year in Laurier BBA
Hi everyone! I'm a first year at Laurier in the BBA program and I know how useful yconic is. Please feel free to ask anything about the program or any other questions you may have!
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Grade 11 student looking for EC advice
I am currently a grade 11 student and I just finished my first semester. I averaged around 90% and now I think it's a good time to start refining my EC's or other areas in my academic life. I am looking to apply to Queens, York, Laurier, McMaster, and maybe Ryerson. I am interested in commerce/business programs at each university. Currently, I have some standard EC's.

I write for the school newspaper, I am a lifeguard, and volunteer at the local food bank. But I always hear about QComm students (and other students from accredited business programs) being accepted with amazing EC's and I was wondering if there was any advice anyone could give me. Any EC recommendations I can start or pick up now since I still have about a year before I apply. Any good habits/tips would be appreciated as well. Areas to focus on would be appreciated as well.
Hey I just finished my first term at Laurier and I’m in the Double Degree BBA and Financial Math program. I found this site super useful to me last year so I’d like to give back by answering the incoming students’ questions! Feel free to ask away! I will try to reply ASAP ! Good luck on your applications!!
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
1st year Laurier BBA student
Ask me anything about the BBA program at Laurier or general university questions and I'll do my best to help you out! :)
Deciding My University Path
Hello, I am currently a grade 12 student is applying to universities. I have many questions about universities so please try to answer as many as you can.

For the Waterloo and Laurier DD students.
1) Which DD is better? BBA and BMath or BBA and BCS? Can I switch from One of the DD to the other in upper years if I choose to?
2) If I want to to specialize in accounting for my BBA will I need to take an extra semester? (I heard you have to, I don't know). Or can I take 6 courses per semester? Is that viable to even do? 
3) If I want to pursue the business side of my degree later (maybe accounting or finance) which school should I make my home school?
4) Does the DD actually give an advantage?

For Rotman Commerce Students:
1) How do the colleges that I have to rank affect me? I do not plan to live on residence if I go to Rotman so does the colleges impact me in any other way?
2) Can you specialize in both accounting and finance?
3) How does Rotman make up for no co-op?

For Schulich Students:
1) Is BBA or IBBA better objectively in the sense for future employment and general knowledge? 
2) Can you defer from one to other?
3) Does the program make up for no co-op somehow?

Western Ivey Students;
1) Can you provide a general experience and pros you believe Ivey provides you?
2) How does Ivey make up for no co-op

Other questions;
1) Rank , Schulich, Western Ivey , Rotman,, and the Waterloo DD which is better and why?
2) Who has the better name, Western Iver, Schulich or Rotman

Sorry for so many questions, please try to answer as many as possible. Thanks so much for your time
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
5th year laurier bba
i was wondering if anyone could help - was thinking life science/math but now in Grade 12 really want business - did not plan well so no easier courses to pull up marks  - laurier bba would be ideal - i don't have EC for top tier

average with chem/bio/vect/econ/eng - no mark below 88, average 90.8-91

i'm on the cut off and was wondering about doing 3 more credits, getting some experience and applying next year - would be able to get business experience

i thought this would also make me more competitive for coop program

please help

A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
OUAC 105F Applicant
Hey! I'm applying for the Fall 2019 BBA Program and I'm from Trinidad and Tobago. I did exceptionally well at CAPE (A-Level) I won a national scholarship and was the highest performer in the Caribbean in the category of Humanities. I was wondering what are my chances of getting into the program? I have ten I's and pretty decent ECs. 

Does anyone know if they have a quota of International students that they take in? And what are my chances of getting in based on grade equivalency
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Do uni's look at your highschool or uni marks?
If you are planning to transfer would universities look at your highschool marks or your uni marks? and also, would you need to have the prerequisites for that program?
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Ivey AEO and Queen's Commerce
Projected Average: 94-95

 EC's: - Vice President of Student Council, 4 years, Vice President of United Way and an Ambassador, 4 years, executive of the Student Atheltic Association 4 years, play and am captain of just about every sport, Windsurfing Instructor, 2 years, Chancellors Nominee.

 I'm just nervous if what I am doing isn't enough. What do you think are my chances?
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Laurier BBA Early Acceptance
Hi, I was wondering what my chances of early acceptance for Laurier BBA are? Currently, I have the following marks for my early acceptance average (None of these were taken in summer school).  
- MDM4U - 92%  
- MHF4U - 95%  
- FSF3U - 93%  
- HSPU - 93%  
- BAF3M - 95%  
Total Average = 93.6%  
(Admissions WLU told me they would use my 4U courses over 3U/M courses if completed)

Also, will there be an optional Supplementary Application that I could do to strengthen my chances of getting Early Acceptance. I am currently on 4 Sports Teams, 4 School Clubs, have volunteer experience with Hockey Canada and the PC Party of Ontario, own a business, and have received awards for piano, and charity work.  

Also, what are my chances for Early Acceptance for the BBA & Financial Math Double Degree?  

Please let me know, thanks!
Dating: Long Distance
PLEASE READ! Long distance relationships are not what they are portrayed to be. They are not as hard, emotionally draining, or as impossible as people assume. Right now, I am living 3 hours away from my boyfriend (who plays a varsity sport). We see each other once or twice a month. We are both happy, both with room to live our own lives but always being able to catch up at the end of the night. We still love each other, nobody has been unfaithful, and it is relatively easy. The time we spend together is always quality time, and I do not regret staying with him.If you love someone and think you they could be the person for you, go for it. The worst that could happen is that it doesn't work out and you part ways. It is entirely possible, do not give up just because of what you THINK might happen.

Pros of a long distance relationship...
1. The time you spend together is really exciting and precious
2. You have the freedom to be yourself and make friends on your own terms
3. You always have lots to talk about with your S/O because you're apart during the day
4. It tests whether the relationship is really worth it
5. Meeting their new friends means more friends for you!
6. Sex/physical intimacy is so much better when you've been waiting for it
7. It will show you how much your partner really values you
8. You don't need to pick between your friends and partner during the week
9. It helps keep you focused

I hope that this helped anyone that needed to hear it.
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Laurier BBA vs UChicago Booth MBA
After graduating from the Laurier BBA, I enrolled in the UChicago Booth part-time MBA. I must say, the difference is night and day. The quality of education at Booth is significantly higher than at Laurier. Some of the key differences
- Your classmates at Booth will be much more motivated and intelligent. This is important because a big part of the value-add of business school is the network you'll develop
- The program is much more rigorous. The faculty at Booth is much more talented, with the highest number of Nobel Laureates of any business school in the world who often wrote the textbook. The professors here don't shy away from the underlying hardcore math, whereas Laurier dumbs the material down and makes you just memorize formulas. For example, for the technology adoption cycle, the Booth professor explained that adoption follows a normal distribution with the early majority and late majority making up +/- 1 standard deviation whereas at Laurier, we were just taught that "most people" fall into the early or late majority. Also, Laurier taught me the time value of money like 4 times whereas at Booth it's just assumed knowledge because it's such a simple concept after you learn it the first time.
- There's a lot of bullshit courses in both schools like "competitive strategy" or "corporate governance" and all of operations and human resources but I think BS is just a part of business school (that's why BS also stands for business school) but the difference is that Laurier forces you to take the BS classes whereas Booth gives you much more leeway to tailor your curriculum
- Unlike Laurier, Booth has actually quantitatively rigorous classes like business statistics and Analysis of Financial Time Series whereas I took a data science class at Laurier and it was not well organized. I think Laurier was trying to build out its quantitative offering right as I was about to graduate so things may have changed

Laurier has its bright spots, like the Laurier Student Investment Fund (LSIF), but that was about it.
I almost wish I did a purely technical undergrad (I was double degree computer science with Waterloo) and just did an MBA at a top business school afterwards. Of course, it's unfair to compare a top 5 business school in the US with a top 5 business school in Canada - Booth has significantly more financial resources at its disposal.
Western Business Programs
Hi. I was wondering if other than Ivey, Western has business programs such as ones that would get you a BBA or a Bcomm? when I look online the only business that they seem to have is the dan management and ivey... does the regular school offer any business?
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
AMA: Brock BAcc Graduate, Carleton MAcc Graduate, Big 4 Employee
My name is Neal, and I graduated from Brock's Bachelor of Accounting Co-op program in 2016 and Carleton's Master of Accounting program in 2017. I was a yconic Student Ambassador for 2016-17. Although I work full-time at PwC now, I'm still around answering questions about accounting as a career and universities. 

My co-op work experience includes:
-Corporate Accounting, Henkel (Germany)
-Assurance and Tax, Collins Barrow
-Risk Assurance, Ernst and Young

I currently work at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance. . 

A snapshot of my time at Brock:  
-Served as an executive for several clubs  
-Participated in numerous internal/external case competitions and conferences  
-Served as a Tutorial Leader for Brock's first-year Macroeconomics course  
-Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (the top 10% of Goodman get invited)  
-Did co-ops and internships with 3 different companies in corporate accounting, assurance, tax and risk assurance located in Germany and Canada  
-Participated in a short-term exchange to France  
-Volunteered for the business school's Career Services office, where I critiqued students' resumes  
-Lived in residence (first-year) and off campus

A snapshot of my time at Carleton:  
-President of the Sprott MAcc Society  

Feel free to ask me questions below! Or you can add me on LinkedIn if you'd like to send a private message (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsengupta).
I am a Second Year BBA student with co-op option at Wilfrid Laurier University here to answer your questions!
Hey everyone! I am a second year BBA student who just recently got accepted into the co-op program and I'm here to answer any questions you guys might have about the application process, marks, how university life generally is etc. I applied to a lot of other business programs, so I know a fair amount about them as well! I promise to be as unbiased as possible, and I know how stressful applying to programs is, so shoot me any questions you have and I'll help y'all out!

The schools I applied to were: Laurier (Obviously), Queens, Western Ivey, Rotman, Schulich, and McMaster!

I was also involved in the Residence Committee as a boother, so you might see me around there whenever there is an Open House! Feel free to ask me questions about residences and general first-year life!
Business programs that might not need calc 12?
Hi I just started grade 12 in Bc and I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.

I originally planned on taking calc 12 in school but I got stuck with a teacher notorious for failing his calc students. I know calc is really important for a large portion of schools in the East but with my GPA in mind, I've decided to drop it. I was wondering if I should try doing it online (I know it's a pretty intense course) or if I should just apply to a school that doesn't require calc 12 (If there are any besides UBC and McMaster, I haven't seen any others). ANY advice would be very calming for my stressed out brain rn.
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Ask me Anything: Ivey HBA Transfer 2018 from another university
Not going to say my university of transfer.
It's from an Ontario university but it's not Toronto or Waterloo.

I've been in your position before. I really just want to help students make better decisions towards their careers so that they can one day contribute more effectively in their communities. 

I'm the  OP for this post linked below. I really encourage that you take a read on that one too! 

A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Just looking for some basic advice
Hi all, I am currently a grade 11 student doing fairly well so far this year but have some questions (and worries) about my grades and admissions. First off, I have been a long time irresponsible student, but as academic pressure to get into a good university mounts, I have gradually been increasing my work ethic. Although it is fairly early in the year, I have gotten some grades back and feel i can predict what my grades will be by the end of the year. My goal is to either go to WLU or UBC business and then from there either go to law school to get a J.D or join the workforce. Anyways, here's my courses. I'm looking for some insight on courses to take next year and what programs I should apply to. If I don't manage to get the 90%+ avg for WLU and UBC then would the WLU bbtm be another good option or would a Bcom from Mcmasters/BBa Co-op from Brock be better?

Thanks in advance.

ENG3U AP English (projected avg 88 - 95%)
MCR3U normal fuctions (projected avg 78 - 86%)
BOH4M business leadership (projected avg 85 - 98%)
BAF3U Accounting (projected avg 79 - 88%)
FSF4U French (projected avg 75 - 85%)
SVN3M Environmental Science (projected avg 88 - 100%)
PPL30 Gym (projected avg 85 -95%)

Difference between night school and private school?
Hey, I was just wondering if you guys know the difference between night school and private school. I looked up private school near me and they are asking $1100 per course but night school in ddsb they are asking for only $135 per course. What is the difference? Please help. Thanks
1st Year Co-op Management and International Business (BBA) AT UTSC, Ask me anything!
If you have any questions regarding the MIB program, or just the regular BBA at UTSC feel free to ask!
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Best Ontario Business Schools
I've done my research on schools I'm interested in, however I'm wondering from people who actually attend these schools or know of people attending, what they're views on the schools are. I have my own opinion, but it's also good to hear from others with experience. I live near Toronto and Idk if I want to go local like Rotman or Schulich or if I should apply to somewhere like Laurier or Western. Also, do you guys enjoy living from home or living on campus from your experience? Thanks
A photo of Anonymous Anonymous
Good at business but bad at Math
Hey guys I am in grade 12, I have my own online business on Shopify where I generate over 5k revenue each month, I am really good at business stuff, being the owner, marketing, financial calculations, dealing with customers, etc.. But I am not the best at math, I have a 76 in data management right now, which is the easiest math apparently. I was wondering if I am not good at math should I still pursue a career in business or should I change my path? Thanks for ur help!