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University Pathway for Business programs and Conditions

Business is a very popular major among students and is considered a competitive major in Universities. Prestigious universities have higher admission requirements, expecting students to be equipped with skills and outstanding performance in the academic fields. Students will also need to be interviewed before getting admitted into the program. Let us introduce University Pathway as an alternative way for students to get into a business program and chase their dreams.

Post-secondary institutions for the University Pathway Program and University Programs (heading)

Fraser International College (FIC)

FIC’s UTP Stage II Business Administration is the bridge program to SFU Business School. If students meet the following conditions, they can be guaranteed to be transferred to the business department of SFU in the second year.

 Conditions:

  • Completion of 8 professional compulsory courses with a GPA of not less than 3.2 and a single subject score of C- or above
  • Completion of at least 10 FIC courses (including prerequisite courses) with a total GPA of at least 2.8

Pathway link: https://www.fraseric.ca/academics/undergraduate/business-administration/ 

Admission Requirements

For Students in Hong Kong

  • HKDSE – minimum Level 3 average in 4 academic subjects (Level 2 minimum)

*Please note that the requirements can be varied and it depends on which country/ region the students are from. Refer to this link  for the most accurate information

Simon Fraser University (SFU) – Beedie School of Business

Simon Fraser University, established in 1965, is a prestigious university in Canada and one of the three famous universities in British Columbia. As a result, the ranking of Canadian comprehensive universities has a dominant position and has consistently been ranked in the top ten of Canadian universities. In addition, it has won the reputation of “Canada’s Most Valuable Comprehensive University.”

International College of Manitoba(ICM)

ICM’s UTP Stage II Business is a bridge program to the University of Manitoba – Asper School of Business. As long as the following conditions are met, students can be guaranteed to transfer to UM’s business program in the second year.

  • Completion of 6 professional compulsory courses and a single subject score of C or above
  • 24 credits, including all required 21 credits, must be completed by the end of April to be eligible to apply to UBS for that year.
  • 30 credits of ICM (including 21 compulsory credits) must be completed by the end of August to be admitted to the University of Manchester Business School, which starts in September of that year.
  • There is only one transfer opportunity per year, in September of each year.

Admission Requirements

For Students in Hong Kong

  • HKDSE result with total score of 7 or above in best 3 Category A academic subjects (level 2 minimum)

*Please note that the requirements can be varied and it depends on which country/ region the students are from. Refer to this link  for the most accurate information

Pathway link: https://www.icmanitoba.ca/programs/utp-stage-ii-business 

University of Manitoba – Asper School of Business

The University of Manitoba has a history of more than 140 years. It is the largest and only medical doctoral university in Manitoba and one of the U15 members of Canada’s 15 top research universities. Its engineering department, medical school, agricultural school and Asperger business school are among the best schools in Canada. However, medicine and pharmacy are ranked 91st in the world, and business schools are ranked 89th in the world.

Wilfrid Laurier International college (WLIC)

WLIC’s UTP Stage II Business and Economics is the pathway program to The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics (Wilfrid Laurier University). As long as the following conditions are met, you can be guaranteed to transfer to WLU’s Business Technology Management (Business Technology Management) or Economics (Economics) in the second year.

Business Technology Management (Honours BBTM)

  • A minimum GPA of 7.00 (B-) for all business courses and a minimum GPA of 5.00 (C) for all non-business courses with a minimum overall GPA of 5.00 (C) with no individual course grade lower than 3.00 (D+). Students must meet these progression requirements by August 31.
  • A maximum of 1.0 credits (i.e. 2 courses) may be repeated in total, and any course may be repeated no more than once. All credits earned in the first year will be included in the GPA requirement for progression to the second year.
  • Completed at least 10 courses (5.0 credits) in 1 year of the WLIC UTP program, including compulsory courses BU111 (or MB105), MB106, MB200, MB115, BU127, EC120, EC140, MA103.

Economics(Honours BA)

  • A minimum GPA of 7.00 (B-) for all majors and a minimum overall GPA of 6.00 (C+) with no individual course grade lower than 3.00 (D+)
  • If you have a GPA between 5.00 (C) and 7.00 (B-) and a minimum of 3.00 (D+) in a single course, you can submit your application for departmental review.
  • Completion of at least 10 courses (5.0 credits) in 1 year of the WLIC UTP program, including compulsory courses EC120, EC140 and MA103

Admission Requirements

  • Directed Entry: HKDSE English Level 3
  • Integrated Entry: HKDSE English Level 2

*Please note that the requirements can be varied and it depends on which country/ region the students are from. Refer to this link for the most accurate information

Pathway link: https://www.laurieric.ca/programs/business-and-economics/ 

The Lazaridis School of Business & Economics (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Wilfrid Laurier University is a century-old famous school in Canada. Founded in 1911, it is a famous public university in Canada. Its business school is one of the largest and most prestigious in Canada and the largest co-op business school.

Toronto Metropolitan University International School

TMUIC’s UTP Stage II Business Management is the bridge program to the Ted Rogers School of Management (Toronto Metropolitan University). As long as the following conditions are met, you can be guaranteed to transfer to the following majors in TMU’s business department in the second year. 

  • Economics and Management Science
  • Entrepreneurship Major
  • Global Management Studies Major
  • Human Resources Management Major
  • Law and Business Major
  • Marketing Management Major
  • Real Estate Management Major
  • CGPA 3.0 or above
  • Completion of a one-year course at TMUIC with a minimum of 10 credits (10 courses)

Admission Requirements

  • HKDSE with 10 points in 4 academic subjects (minimum Level 2)

*Please note that the requirements can be varied and it depends on which country/ region the students are from. Refer to this link for the most accurate information

Pathway link: https://www.torontomuic.ca/programs/business-management/ 

Ted Rogers School of Management (Toronto Metropolitan University)

Toronto Metropolitan University is a well-known comprehensive university. The former Ryerson University was established in 1948 and changed to its current name in April 2022. Its purpose is to “learn knowledge through practice,” reflected in the school’s curriculum teaching. Unlike the academic environment of the University of Toronto, which focuses on theory, Toronto City University focuses more on practice; and compared with the pure art atmosphere of Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Ryerson University focuses more on business applications and student employment prospects.

Source: Fraser International College Official Website, International College of Manitoba Official Website, Wilfrid Laurier International College Official Website, Toronto Metropolitan University International College Official Website

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