Ryerson ITM program any good?

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Subject: Ryerson ITM program any good?
Is it true that Ryerson university has one of the best IT programs in canada? I heard that the program mixes IT and business together, and during your last yr at Ryerson you are given a real life case study to complete a IT project for a company. I was thinking about going there to get my bachelor of commerece, after finishing Computer Systems technology at fanshawe college. I want serious answers. No bs!!! Thanks
[13-12-2006,02:54]
Anonymous
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Concordia is betta. Concordia iz betta!!
[13-12-2006,04:21]
Anonymous
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^ Well said McGill Dickhead.
[13-12-2006,07:30]
Anonymous
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Well, Ryerson University along with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) are the only universities that I know of that has an IT program. Though there are probably a lot more than do. But Ryerson is not a "great" university to begin with. If you want a university in Toronto. Go with UT, then York, then Ryerson. UT is has much more reputation than Ryerson, a lot more. Honestly, find other alternatives before you resort to Ryerson. There are many Ontario universities superior to Ryerson, although I´m not sure if they have your program, they have a stronger reputation. Some off the top of my head:

UT, York, Queen´s, Western, McMaster, Guelph, Waterloo, WLU, Ottawa... the list goes on.

Point being, Ryerson is not a bad university, but, it isn´t a great one either.

[13-12-2006,12:12]
Anonymous
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Nothing wrong with Ryerson if you want to stay in the TO area. You´ll get good hands-on training there. ITM is MIS under a new name. It´s all about marketing.
[13-12-2006,15:36]
Anonymous
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Ryerson is a high school, man. Rye-High!
[13-12-2006,16:08]
Anonymous
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Guys some people still don´t understand the question. "Is the ITM program @ ryerson any good?" Some people answered the questions and some people didn´t. If you guys don´t have any good to say don´t put your comments. Negative comments have no use in regards of answering the question. Grow up preople!!
[13-12-2006,16:24]
Anonymous
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ITM=MIS. Ryerson tries to promote it has something different. The sad fact is, many students would go there believing it is different.
[13-12-2006,16:24]
Anonymous
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As a 3rd year ITM student I´ll attempt to answer your question and add to your comments regarding the program.

1) "Is it true that Ryerson university has one of the best IT programs in canada?"

Depends. This is a subjective questions so you´ll get a different answer depending on who you ask. If you focus strictly at what ITM attempts to accomplish (i.e. develop and understanding of how to best utilize IT in a business setting) then it is an "excellent" choice. That said, both UofT York U also has IT programs but they appear to be focused more towards IT and not on Management (www.yorku.ca, www.utoronto.ca). ITM should be your choice if you want to understand how businesses work and how you can make them function better with IT.

2) "and during your last yr at Ryerson you are given a real life case study to complete a IT project for a company. "

Right on! To add a bit more to your comment, this assignment is actually a year long project (8 months). If you want to find out more, visit the following two links:

http://www.ryerson.ca/itm/Coursepdf/ITM700.pdf
http://www.ryerson.ca/itm/Coursepdf/ITM800.pdf

Regarding the school in general, Ryerson´s school of business just got a facelift this year and its worth mentioning that we have a state-of-the-art facility to compliment our programs.

http://www.ryecast.ryerson.ca/dmpstreams/busbldg2006/index.html


If you have any more questions visit the school and ask questions. If you??re serious about your undergrad then review all your options to make the best possible choice.

I hope this post helps.

Happy holidays! :)

[14-12-2006,00:51]
Anonymous
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^ Finally the first useful post on this forum. Thank you Ryerson Student, speaks worlds about your school!!!
[14-12-2006,11:23]
Anonymous
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Thanks for the info, i was looking at the course outline for ITM 700 and 800. Man those courses look difficult. I was also wondering if any graduates from ITM graduates found jobs after graduation. Do they look at your transcripts? I know most companies don´t care what school you graduated from, they just want the degree and work experience. Thanks

[15-12-2006,02:50]
Anonymous
Re: Ryerson ITM program any good? (in reply to: Ryerson ITM program any good?)
I am a recent ITM graduate from Ryerson. First and foremost, you are probably wondering: What is the school like? After all you will likely be investing over $30,000 for your education, you deserve a straight answer.

Like a previous poster said, it depends on who you ask.. It also depends on what you are looking for. If you want tradition and reputation, I suggest you look elsewhere (I will comment on Ryerson´s Reputation later). Might I also remind you that this is not always what will get you a job when you after you graduate. I´ve seen UToronto and UWO grads have just as much trouble getting jobs as others. I would not put Ryerson so low on a list of Universities in Ontario either, because the fact of the matter is; every school has its ups and downs.

The Ryerson degree, I can tell you from personal experience, is actually a well sought-after degree by employers right now, and interest in it is growing by the year. Students from Ryerson?s Nursing, Journalism, Radio/Television, Fashion, Architecture, Digital Media, Interior Design, Business, are all doing exceptionally well in the field. So regarding reputation, Ryerson does not have the deeply rooted tradition as UToronto and Western have, or the international recognition, or even the infrastructure of some other larger universities, Ryerson does well with what it has to work with: A university of its size operating out of one of the busiest intersections in Canada, with only a square city block to work with, is a feat all on its own.

Specifically, the Ryerson Business program (which includes ITM) is getting significant exposure and recognition in the industry right now, but not because of its buildings or walls or professors: but because of the quality of students and their skill sets that are a result of it. Group work is a key element of your curriculum, and you will learn to both love it and hate it. You will be doing hundreds, if not thousands of hours of group work, which makes it feel a little bit like high school (somebody mentioned Ryehigh) because you work with the same bunch of people throughout your 4 years (5 if you take the coop option). The real beauty of this lies in what you will find when you leave. What you take with you is a sound fundamental understanding of how to work in teams, how to make business reports, and how to present to a group of peers; all things that you will absolutely positively need when you enter the workforce. Ryerson makes a habit of employing industry professionals to teach their classes, so you?re not only learning from a textbook, but getting firsthand industry knowledge before you set even set foot in the industry you are trying to get a job in.

Ryerson ITM: You?re right it mixes IT and Business. Great if you want a well rounded understanding of IT and it?s place in business. The final year project will be your full time job, so be prepared to have some long nights. But the amount of learning that takes place during those 8 months is invaluable, and serves as quite the conversation topic during interviews.

After graduation, I was offered 4 jobs after 4 interviews within the first two months of graduating. This is not out of the ordinary, many of my colleagues were in similar situations. The benefit to this? You get your pick of where you want to go, what you want to do, and to some extent, how much you want to make. Did they look at my transcript? Not once, but my employer did verify my degree though. My best advice to you: study hard, get your GPA up and keep it there, (at least a 3.00 will ensure more open doors for you), get out and don?t forget about living life and being yourself.. don?t kill yourself with school ? employers will look at what activities/clubs you partake in, it is important for them to know you are a well rounded human being. Also, intern wherever you can, whenever you can. The experience you get from working summers helps with job hunting like you wouldn?t believe. It also shows employers that you don?t just waste your summers away doing nothing or working retail or food service. Get a low-level, no-brain job in your industry; it goes a long way in the future.

[16-12-2006,04:17]
Anonymous



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