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University Bridging Program™

Prepare G10-12 Students for university success

  • An authentic university experience with real learning challenges

  • All-star professors from top business schools

  • Prepare students for university studies


July 5-30

9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.




Obtaining a university degree is essential in today’s information and innovation-based economy. A university degree opens the door to incredible opportunities that go well beyond financial returns – it allows for a much-enhanced quality of life, the ability to pursue individual dreams, and to have an impact and create a legacy. In short, the pursuit of higher education is the path to prosperity and happiness. 

However, one of the most significant challenges students experience over their life journey is managing the transition from high school to university. The University Bridging Program™ can make a significant difference in that transition. The program will allow students to:

  • experience a core university business course curriculum

  • develop critical thinking, research knowledge, and skills

  • develop teamwork and leadership skills

  • understand personalities and discover academic and career pathways

  • enhance presentation and communication skills

  • build relationships with other students and faculty in the program


  • 24 hour intensive learning

  • Three mini-essays

  • One research report

  • Personalized Personality Assessment Report

  • Course evaluation letter and certificate 

  • Reference letter



Prof. Hejazi PhD

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Walid Hejazi is an Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, and Academic Director, at the Rotman School of Management. He has researched, advised, and testified extensively on global competitiveness, and is currently working on a series of studies that shed light on the competitiveness and productivity of Canadian firms. 

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Prof. Georgopoulos  PhD

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George J. Georgopoulos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at York University. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto. His academic honors include receiving the Dean’s Excellence Award in Research. He also received the Dean’s Excellence Award in Teaching and being nominated for the Excellence Award in Teaching at the Schulich School of Business. 

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Prof. Ciologariu 

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Andreea is a professor at Humber in the Global Business Management Post-Graduate Program. She teaches the courses on Fundamentals of Marketing and Marketing Leadership Capstone.

Andreea is experienced in curriculum and instructional design, in-person and online content delivery, and taught Marketing and Leadership in several business schools.

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Ms. Filipe

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Helen Filipe is the former Director, Corporate and Student Development at University of Toronto, Mississauga, and the founder and Executive Director of Azul Education Services. She is an experienced Educator and HighEd professional, specialized in career planning, employment coaching, academic applications for high-school and post-secondary. 

College Campus

Week 1


International Business 

Prof. W. Hejazi PhD

  1. Introduction to the Program.

  2. Principles of International Business, and the Rise of China and the Importance of the global Economy.

  3. How to access the global economy, from trade to foreign production?

  4. The importance of the gravity model: why does Canada trade so much with the US? 

Week 2


Introduction to Economics

Prof. G. Georgopoulos  PhD

  1. Microeconomics

  2. Macroeconomics

  3. Economic Policy

Week 3


Principles of Marketing  

Prof. A. Ciologariu  DBA 

  1. Introduction to Marketing and Marketing Frameworks.

  2. Understanding the customer using market research.

  3. The Marketing Mix (Strategy) and applications to Personal Brand.

Week 4


Design Your Academic Future 

Helen Filipe MEd

  1. Design your Academic Future for University Studies

  2. Discover your personal Career Options and Occupation Classifications

  3. Personalized Personality Assessment Report

  4. Understand the University Application Process

  5. Assemble Scholarship and Awards application information

Program Outline

  • Is this a university credit course?
    No. It is not.
  • What is the program's targeted the grade level?
    UBP is designed for students between Grade 10-12.
  • Is this an online/virtual program?
    We are offering the program in-person at University of Toronto from summer 2022.
  • Do you offer bridging programs in other disciplines, such as humanities or engineering?"
    The UBP is suitable for students who plan to study in the areas of arts and science.
  • Who are the lecturers?
    The core lecturers are listed under the section with the title "Meet the Professors". They are teaching at some top universities in the GTA area.
  • What will the students receive when completing the program?
    Students will receive an evaluation summary based on the class participation and the quality of the three mini-paper and the final research report and presentaion, from one of the professors. Students will also receive a certification of completing the program with professors' signatures.
  • Who should sign up for this program?
    The UBP program is designed for students in Grade 10-12, who is considering to study a major in business or commerce.
  • Are there any homework assignments?
    Yes. The assignements inclue before-class reading, 3 weekly mini-paper, 1 final research paper, and also the final presentation.
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