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A minor in Business adds a valuable professional qualification to your résumé and can open a new realm of job opportunities in your chosen field of study.
Lower level business courses will ground you in core principles of business, marketing, accounting, and economics and prepare you for a variety of upper level electives that you can select according to your career goals.
View program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar
To enrol in the program, you must be a student in a UFV program other than Business Administration that permits a Business minor. In order to be accepted to the Business minor, you will need to meet with a School of Business advisor to develop a program plan.
To ensure timely completion, you must declare your major and Business minor early enough to plan for the prerequisite requirements of upper-level courses.
According to a recent CIBC report, most jobs in high demand in Canada require a university degree.
Within the 10 major occupational groups that are defined by Canada’s National Occupational Classification, more than half (51 percent) of the projected job openings in B.C. over the next 10 years will come from the top three occupational categories: sales and service, business, finance, administration and management. And not only that: there is currently a shortage of managers in fields such as engineering, science, information systems, health, education, and social services.
If you are studying in a field with above average job prospects, a Business minor can help you secure a management position earlier in your career. In fields with average job prospects, it can set you apart from other candidates and provide you with an edge. It can also equip you with the knowledge needed to start your own business in your area of expertise.
View the Business Minor entrance requirements in the UFV Academic Calendar.
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Getting a business degree from UFV is one of the best decisions I ever made. I gained the practical knowledge, experience, connections and confidence that allowed me to pursue an exciting and satisfying career.