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School of Business

Business minor

The Business minor is available to students in degree programs other than the Bachelor of Business Administration. Students should check with their department and/or the calendar to determine whether the minor is applicable to their degree, and if so, obtain approval from their department advisor before seeking approval from a School of Business program advisor.

Requirements and procedures

Students wishing to take a minor in business must have declared and be enrolled in a major program of study (other than Business). Once enrolled in a major program of study in a degree program which permits a Business minor, students may apply to the School of Business to declare a Business minor. Acceptance to the Business minor will require the development of a program plan of study in consultation with a School of Business program advisor.

Entrance requirements

The entry requirement for the Business minor is a minimum GPA of 2.67 in the student's current program of study and approval from the School of Business.

Note: The number of students accepted to the Business minor may be limited due to seat availability.

Program duration

Completion of a Business minor would be done concurrently with completion of the Bachelor's degree in the chosen major field of study. Courses needed to fulfill prerequisite requirements can be taken without additional time for degree completion provided students declare their major and minor early enough to plan for the prerequisite requirements of upper-level courses.

Program outline

Students must complete 30 credits including a 100-level Economics course, four lower-level Business courses, and five upper-level Business courses (one of which may be an Economics course).

Note 1: Depending on the courses selected, some additional prerequisite courses may be required.

Note 2: Students should consult course prerequisite information in the calendar and a School of Business program advisor, as additional courses outside of the minor requirements may be needed for many upper-level electives, depending on the minor and courses selected.

Lower-level requirements

Course Title Credits
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing 3
BUS 143 Introductory Financial Accounting I 3
One of: 3
BUS 201 Human Resource Management  
BUS 202 Contemporary Management  
BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour  
BUS 261 Business Law  
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
or ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics  

Upper-level requirements

Course Title Credits
  Four upper-level BUS courses 12
Plus: One upper-level BUS or ECON course 3


Students must complete at least 50% of the courses required in the minor at UFV.

Graduation requirements

A minimum program GPA of 2.67 in the courses applying to the Business minor is required for graduation.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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