Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2019

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 GPA of 2.67 or above 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.


At least 50% of the courses applying to the minor must be completed at UFV.

Graduation requirements

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

Time required for program completion

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 the student declares their major and minor early enough to plan for the prerequisite requirements of upper-level courses.

General requirements

30 credits required including a 100-level Economics course, plus four lower-level Business courses, and five upper-level Business courses, numbered 300 and above (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
BUS 201 Human Resource Management 3
or BUS 202 Contemporary Management 3
or BUS 203 Organizational Behaviour 3
or BUS 261 Business Law 3
ECON 100 Principles of Microeconomics 3
or ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Upper-level requirements

Five upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above): four from business and one from business or economics.

Course listings

For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.

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