School of Business Academic Advising
There are lots of advising options at Trent. Students can choose to use their campus specific advisors, a School of Business Department advisor, College/University advisors as well as International advisors.
Advisors can help with course registration, course planning, requirements for the business major, specializations, or degree as well as university petitions. School of Business students can book an in person, Zoom or telephone appointment with Deb Earle or Cindy Quadros on the Peterborough campus.
If you are a Durham student reach out to the Durham Campus Academic Advisors: Craig Cameron or Jamie Martin
International students can meet with Trent International Student Advisors: Barbara Castillo-Snook or Jessica Evans
If you are a Peterborough student reach out to College/University Advisors (Adam, Zac, Lindy, Mel, Lindsay, Jen, Jackie, Ashley etc.)
Full time studies:
Full-time students normally take 5.0 credits from September to April (the FW session): 2.5 credits in the fall term (FA) and 2.5 credits in the winter term (WI). Some courses are worth a full credit ("Y"= 1.0 credit), while others are worth a half credit ("H" = 0.5 credit). For example, HIST 1500Y is worth 1.0 credit and spans the entire fall/winter (FW) session, while PHIL 1000H is worth 0.5 credit and is offered in the fall term (FA) and spans one term only.
International students are required to be enrolled full-time while studying at Trent. For an international student that is a minimum of 2.0 credits per term (fall and winter). Students are encouraged to register in 2.5 credits per term, so it does not impact the time it takes to complete your studies. Students are charged the same flat rate tuition for 2 or 2.5 credits per term. If you wish to enrol in less than 2.5 credits, please meet with Trent International or contact Barbara Castillo-Snook, International Student Advisor.
First Year Business Administration students:
The following required courses for a business major should be taken in first year: ADMN 1000H, ADMN 1221H, ECON 1010H, and ECON 1020H.
You could also take ECON 1250H in the winter term of first year or wait and take it in second year.
The rest of your first-year course selection is flexible and consists of elective credits. Consider taking the required introductory courses in a few programs that you find interesting to open multiple pathways for the future.
Some students will pick up ADMN course (i.e. ADMN 2010H (which has a pre-requisite of 2 university credits or ADMN 2100H or ADMN 2220H (which has a pre-requisite of 1.0 ADMN credit such as ADMN 1000H and 1221H) in the winter term of first year as they are eager to get started on the many different fields of business.
Therefore, your first year could look something like this:
Fall – ADMN 1000H, ADMN 1221H, ECON 1010H, an elective (perhaps COIS 1010H) and an elective
Winter – ADMN 2010H (or ADMN 2100H or ADMN 2220H), ECON 1020H, an elective (perhaps COIS 1620H), an elective (perhaps your indigenous studies course) and an elective (or ECON 1250H)
Considering an Accounting or Finance specialization
You will want to enroll in both ADMN 1000H, ADMN 1221H, ECON 1010H, in the Fall term and ADMN 2010H, ECON 1020H and ECON 1250H in the Winter term of first year. This will then leave space in the upper years to timetable the appropriate accounting or finance courses. It is also suggested that you take COIS 1010H (fall) and COIS 1620H (winter) in first year.
Considering an Economics specialization
You should take ECON 1250H in the winter term of first year.
Considering a Human Resources Management specialization
You should take COIS 1010H (fall) and COIS 1620H (winter) in first year.
Trent Swansea Law & Business program
You should enroll in ADMN 1000H, ADMN 1221H, and one of the first year ECON in the fall term. Then in the winter term you should enrol in ADMN 2010H, ADMN 3021H and the other first year ECON course. You can leave ECON 1250H till second year.
A co-op program is unique as you will study or work continuously throughout their entire four-year degree. You normally do not have the option to take the summers off.
You should take the same course selection mentioned above with the addition 2 or 3 second year ADMN courses in the winter term of first year. For example, in the fall you might take ADMN 1000H, ADMN 1221H, ECON 1010H, and two elective courses and in the winter take ADMN 2010H, ADMN 2100H, ADMN 2220H, ECON 1020H and an elective. Summer of 2024 will be a study term.
You should take the same course selection mentioned above but we encourage you to take ADMN 3021H in the winter term of first year. For example, in the fall you might take ADMN 1000H, ADMN 1221H, ECON 1010H, COIS 1010H, and an elective and in the winter take ADMN 2010H, ECON 1020H, COIS 1620H, ADMN 3021H and an elective. Summer of 2024 you have off because your program goes into the summer of year 4.
In first year, you have three courses to complete - ECON 1010H, 1020H, and 1250H. Summer of 2024 will be a study term.
Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR)
At some point in your degree, all students must successfully complete a half credit from an approved list of courses with Indigenous content (ICR). Canadian students might register in this course in first year. International students are encouraged to wait until second, third or fourth year.
Students with Transfer Credits
If you received transfer credits and are unsure about your course selection, please meet with an advisor who can help with course planning.
Upper year Business Administration students:
Successful course planning includes looking at the requirements for your major as well as your degree. Upper year students are encouraged to plan out years 2, 3 and 4 as some courses are only offered alternate years or alternate terms.
For those considering a Specialization in Accounting, you will want to enroll in ADMN-3021H and 3200H in second year. You will also want to enroll in ADMN 3121H, 3221H, and 3321H in third year.
For those considering a Specialization in Marketing or Entrepreneurship, you will want to enroll in ADMN 2100H and 2080H in second year.
For those considering a Specialization in Human Resources Management, you will want to enroll in ADMN 2220H and 2230H in second year. See the advising checklists attached below for full information on successful course planning.
Advising Checklists based on the appropriate academic calendar
2020/21 Academic Planning Checklist - Accessible version
2021/22 Academic Planning Checklist – Accessible version
2022/23 Academic Planning Checklist – Accessible version
2023/24 Academic Planning Checklist – Accessible version
Questions or Tutoring Help:
If you have questions about your courses, email your Course Instructor. Students in ADMN-1000H, ADMN-2010H can also email their Seminar Leader.
Beginning winter 2022, there will be accounting tutors for ADMN 1221H. Students should refer to their course syllabus for full details.
Economics also provides tutors for ECON 1010H and 1020H. Students should refer to their course syllabus for full details.
Paid tutoring is also available at Academic Skills. While on the Academic Skills website check out all the amazing “How To Guides”.
Course Registration Instructions - NEW Self Service Portal
Online Resources for Course Planning, Registration and Degree Requirements
A full list of first year courses
Further information for incoming Trent students
Understanding degree requirements