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What University to choose?

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What University to choose?

Hi guys,

just wanted to know your opinions. I am a Fanshawe College Graduate and I have a few options laid out for me. I have narrowed it down to 2.

Option1: Nipissing University
Length: 1 year
Degree: Bachelors of Commerce - Accounting Major

Option 2: Ryerson University
Length: 2 years
Degree: Bachelors of Commerce - Entrepeneurship or Finance Major

I would like to know which route you guys would take. I graduated from Fanshawe's Busienss Administration accounting program and have background in Finance. But does the name matter anymore? and If so how important is it. i have till the end of the month to accept one. I don't understand why so late but that is what their letters say. So please detail as to why you would choose one over the otehr so i can gain a better depth and hopeful help me make the right decision.
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haixin wrote: Hi guys,

just wanted to know your opinions. I am a Fanshawe College Graduate and I have a few options laid out for me. I have narrowed it down to 2.

Option1: Nipissing University
Length: 1 year
Degree: Bachelors of Commerce - Accounting Major

Option 2: Ryerson University
Length: 2 years
Degree: Bachelors of Commerce - Entrepeneurship or Finance Major

I would like to know which route you guys would take. I graduated from Fanshawe's Busienss Administration accounting program and have background in Finance. But does the name matter anymore? and If so how important is it. i have till the end of the month to accept one. I don't understand why so late but that is what their letters say. So please detail as to why you would choose one over the otehr so i can gain a better depth and hopeful help me make the right decision.
I would say Ryerson because it is a more well known school. Although, name doesn't always matter, I think in a lot of cases it does. That being said, it depends on what you want to do after your Bachelors of Commerce. If you want to get a job, I would say Ryerson. If you're applying to do a professional program, say CA/CGMA/MBA/etc, it doesn't matter as much so long as you can get really high grades and show that you've done other things. From what I know from others, Ryerson is the better education and does offer things such as co-op with some well-known companies/organizations (ie journalist program, you get to do co-op with Toronto star), which in turn is good for your CV/resume later on. I don't know that much about Nippising, but maybe someone can vouche for that university here?
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T-CellReceptor wrote: I would say Ryerson because it is a more well known school. Although, name doesn't always matter, I think in a lot of cases it does. That being said, it depends on what you want to do after your Bachelors of Commerce. If you want to get a job, I would say Ryerson. If you're applying to do a professional program, say CA/CGMA/MBA/etc, it doesn't matter as much so long as you can get really high grades and show that you've done other things. From what I know from others, Ryerson is the better education and does offer things such as co-op with some well-known companies/organizations (ie journalist program, you get to do co-op with Toronto star), which in turn is good for your CV/resume later on. I don't know that much about Nippising, but maybe someone can vouche for that university here?
Ryerson's Business Management doesn't offer co-op. They offer assistance on finding summer internships.

OP: I'd say Ryerson because it's closer to home and it's easier to just hop on a Greyhound to head to London. Also, Ryerson has more bartering power on employers versus Nipissing.
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I've never even heard of Nipissing University.. go to Ryerson.
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Definitly Ryerson.

One-year program for Accounting, that doesn't sound like you could learn a lot.
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iceseason wrote: definitly ryerson.

One-year program for accounting, that doesn't sound like you could learn a lot.
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Ryerson University is more well known than Nipissing University.
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Ryerson can't be that bad for Business... Don't majority of the students go there b/c of their business program??
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like the others said, I'm not sure how prepared you will be to take those professional exams after only 1 year of learning.
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Hi guys,

I appreciate the feedback. I just want to do some clarification here:

Nipissing will be done here in London. I have 3 years of Accounting background
and this will add 4 so the the knowledge is not much of an issue. Though the exams will be hard regardless of which school I suppose. Though i do plan to do a Master's I would want to do some work first. That being said, I do know some of the teachers at Fanshawe. As for Ryerson, as i mentioned I did like the professor who held the entrepreneur seminar.

Ryerson is known very well for their business program. As for Nipissing, it use to be a college of Laurentian University which is well known for its business school as well and in 1997 it became a University. It's well known for its teacher's college.

I guess I could make the Ryerson program into 16 months. Since I will most likely do summer school if I choose that route. However, when I was reading through MacLean's University guide for the last few years. I noticed that each of the past few years Ryerson refused to release the results of how their students ranked them. Yet Nipissing ranked very well. Fairly high Amongst the top 7 I believe, which even shocked me. But Ryerson's refusal to release the results kind of had me on the edge.
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haixin wrote: Hi guys,

I guess I could make the Ryerson program into 16 months. Since I will most likely do summer school if I choose that route. However, when I was reading through MacLean's University guide for the last few years. I noticed that each of the past few years Ryerson refused to release the results of how their students ranked them. Yet Nipissing ranked very well. Fairly high Amongst the top 7 I believe, which even shocked me. But Ryerson's refusal to release the results kind of had me on the edge.
The Maclean's guide is should not be a big factor, a lot of schools chooses not to participate in it fyi. Anyways if i was in your shoes, i would go to Ryerson as well.

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