Do you see yourself as an entrepreneur with a great business idea, but you don’t know how to start and bring it to life? Are you a business innovator with entrepreneurial skills who is still searching for your dream job position? In both cases Toronto Business Academy is an excellent springboard for you.
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 must 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 Registration Fee payment in the amount of CAD 100$.
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 must cover all other food expenses, private trips before and after the 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 to pass the course. You will be able to take short weekend trips at your own expense, but you are free to travel before and after the program on your own.
There are 160 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. Credit points are recognized and equivalent to 6 ECTS. To transfer credits, each participant’s home university must confirm the course. We encourage the students to contact their study abroad office in advance to learn about the possibilities of transferring the credits.
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€ here). The fundamental condition is that your educational institution recognizes your participation in the program and consequently transfers the credits. We will provide you sufficient documentation to get scholarship and transfer the credits.
The ABC Business Academy management organises its programs in advance, which means that some changes may occur. All changes will be announced in advance and resolved with the smallest deviation from the official and announced program.
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 participants who do or do not have prior knowledge of business. Considering the diversity of participants’ backgrounds, the courses and programs are designed to be beneficial, valuable and engaging for all participants.
There is a 24/7 available contact person (one of the representatives and organisers) from the management 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 to pass the course. Lectures will be held from 10 am to 2 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 1–3 hours per day during the week).
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Participants will get an official certificate that they have successfully completed the program. There will be a closing ceremony where certificates will be presented by distinguished guests.
During free time, participants will be able to visit all kinds 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 centre, St. Lawrence market, etc. There are also a lot of shops for shopping and, of course, there is a 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 can move around Toronto by public transport, starting from 3$ each ride, with weekly ticket starting from 40$, or they can use a Taxi & Uber. All organised trips and visits of the companies will have provided transport by the ABC Business Academy.
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 and by the ABC Business Academy. You must bring your own laptop and a notebook for taking notes.