The Toronto Business Academy is intended for energetic young people who have a desire to understand and succeed in the global business environment. The ideal profile of our student is somebody who is: eager to learn, willing to be mentored, looking to gain additional valuable international experience, would like to broaden his or her worldview and perspective, make friends, develop a professional network, develop valuable career skills, and experience personal growth before having the first full-time job.
First, you have to fill out and submit the application form with your personal information and a short letter explaining why you would like to attend the Toronto Business Academy. After receiving your application, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with the invoice for the first down payment.
Since August 2015, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to, or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. You can apply for eTA and visa here: http://www.eta-canada-visa.com
Participants have to cover all other food expenses, private trips before and after the TBA program, an airplane ticket, health insurance and any shopping and miscellaneous personal costs.
Yes, but you will not be able to take longer trips, because there will be mandatory attendance in order to pass the course. You will be able to take short weekend trips on your own expense, but you are free to travel before and after the programme on your own.
There are 70 spots altogether; if all available spots are already filled, you can be put on a waiting list, and when one spot sets free, you will be called in..
Yes, the curriculum of each lecture is designed by the standards that are meeting for ETCS credit points. TBA credit points are recognized and equivalent to 6 ECTS, accredited by Alma Mater Europea. In order to transfer credits, each participant’s home university has to confirm the course. We encourage the students to contact their study abroad office in advance to learn about the regulations and rules, or they can contact the TBA to determine if there is already a signed contract to transfer the credit points.
There are possibilities to apply for a national scholarship or grant in your home country of residence, but this is a responsibility of each individual participant. (For example: Slovenian students can apply for a national scholarship in the amount of 710€ click here). The fundamental condition is that your educational institution recognizes your participation in the programme and consequently transfers your ECTS credits. Organizers will provide sufficient documentation in order to get scholarship and transfer the ECTS credits. There is a discount for ‘super early birds’ and ‘early birds’ in the amount of 400 CAD and 200 CAD.
The Toronto Business Academy management organizes its programme in advance, which means that some minor changes may occur. All changes will be announced in advance and resolved with the smallest deviation from the official and announced programme.
Previous knowledge of English is mandatory, but previous knowledge of business or management is not needed, although somehow recommended. The content of the different modules in the course covers a wide range of topics, but the lectures are designed to engage the participant who do or do not have prior knowledge of business. Taking into account the diversity of participants’ backgrounds, the courses and programmes are designed to be beneficial, valuable and engaging for all participants.
There is a 24/7 available contact person (one of the representatives and organizers) from the management in order to help you, give you advice, answer your questions, resolve the complaints, and, of course, to mingle and show you a good time in Toronto.
Lectures and company visits are mandatory in order to pass the course. Lectures will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, and after the lectures there will be free time. In the free time, participants will have to prepare for the next day (read assigned readings and do their homework, about 1h-3h per day during the week).
There is a final 1-hour exam comprised of multiple-choice questions and written short answers in a paragraph form. At the end of the programme, a written business plan as outlined in the class will be due. The final grade will be: Team industry report, 20%; Team business plan report, 40%; Final exam, 40%.
Participants will get an official certificate that they have successfully completed the programme. There will be a closing ceremony where certificates will be presented by the senior management team, with special presentations from honorary and distinguished guests.
During free time, participants will be able to visit all kind of tourist attractions in Toronto. The campus, where students will be living, is a very convenient place close to tourist attractions. These include the CN tower, Ontario Science Museum, Royal Ontario museum, Ontario Science center, St. Lawrence market, etc. There is also a lot of shops for shopping and, of course, there is very lively night life in Toronto – the city that never sleeps. There are also a lot of outdoor activities and events around Toronto, including Centre Island, Canada’s Wonderland, the Toronto Zoo, the Beaches Jazz Festival, and, of course, you will be able to discover exciting nightlife in Toronto.
Students are able to move around Toronto by public transport ($3 each ride) and upon their own wishes, they will be able to rent bicycles ($20 per month), or to use a Taxi. All organized trips and visits of the companies will have provided transport by organizers.
Summers in Toronto can be hot and humid with the temperatures ranging anywhere between 20°C and 35°C, but some nights can be very chilly. Pack mostly clothing for fairly hot weather, but be sure to bring light pants and a sweater for evenings and for shopping in malls and dining out, as the air conditioning can make it very cool.
Yes, there is always a small chance, but in that case, you will be informed in time, and all payments will be reimbursed. For more information, read our cancellation policy.
No, all learning materials will be supplied in hard copy or distributed online by the professors. You just have to bring your own laptop.