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Retail Management - BComm (Hons)

Is it for you?

Lead the retail evolution as a buyer, an aspiring entrepreneur, a shopper insights analyst and more. Join Canada’s first Retail Management BComm specializing in traditional and digital retail functions. Participate in experiential learning such as field-based projects and case competitions. 

Connect with industry executives through Retail Week and student-led events. Complete a paid internship or co-op to turn theory into practice. Take advantage of travel study tours and student exchanges to broaden your real-world retail knowledge.

 Accreditations: 

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Program info

Ted Rogers School of Management

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Direct Entry to Second Year

5-Year Co-op

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Co-op available2

Tuition and fees 2023-2024

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format 2023-2024:

Ontario students fees range: $10,239 - $10,295
Out-of-province students fees range: $10,967 - $11,023
International students fees range: $38,432 - $38,488

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


  • CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
  • GMS 200 Introduction to Global Management
  • MHR 523 Human Resources Management
  • QMS 110 Applied Mathematics for Business
  • RMG 100 Issues and Innovations in Retailing I

2nd Semester


  • ACC 100 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • ITM 102 Business Information Systems
  • MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
  • QMS 210 Applied Statistics for Business
  • RMG 200 Introduction to Retail

Your future

  • Buying
  • Merchandising
  • E-commerce
  • Category or brand management
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Certification as a category analyst or in Google Ads
  • Product display design
  • Customer analysis
  • Social media trend analysis
  • Graduate studies including a master of science in management (MScM) with a research focus on retail, or become a Certified Professional Category Analyst (CPCA) at the only Canadian university to offer this certification

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program-specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Mathematics (one of Calculus and Vectors [MCV4U], Advanced Functions [MHF4U] or Mathematics of Data Management [MDM4U])
  • MCV4U is the preferred mathematics course
  • Note: The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at: Admission Requirements.

One of the following two-year or three-year diplomas with a minimum 3.0/B/70% cumulative GPA:

  • Fashion Business and Fashion Business Management programs from Seneca College
  • Fashion Management program from George Brown College
  • Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Marketing and Management programs from Fanshawe College
  • Fashion Arts and Fashion Arts and Business programs from Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Applicants will be considered for admission to second year, and will be required to complete some courses from first year. At this time, the co-op option is not available to part-time students

Student spotlight

Innovative learning experience for retail students

Students taking Category Management will get to immerse themselves in virtual reality simulations of a Circle K convenience store as they put theory into practice. 


Read more: Virtual reality Circle K convenience store offers an innovative learning experience for Ted Rogers School retail students

A photo illustration of Dr. Janice Rudakowski's virtual reality convenience store with task prompt

Virtual tour

Explore Toronto Metropolitan University's unique urban campus in the heart of downtown Toronto from the comfort of your own home!


  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.
  2. The co-op option is not available for Direct Entry students.