Minoring in Business & Management – Goodman School of Business

Goodman School of Business offers two 4-credit minors for Brock students pursuing undergraduate degree programs in other Faculties.

A minor in Business or Management provides non-business disciplines with an introduction to a wide variety of business areas, complementing any major or degree program.

Students in other disciplines can obtain a Minor in Business within their degree program by completing all of the following courses with a minimum 60 percent overall average:

ACTG 2P51- Understanding Accounting

Role of accounting in society. Basic concepts underlying financial and managerial accounting and information systems used by accounting.

ENTR 2P51- Entrepreneurship Basics

Entrepreneurs and the new venture creation process: attributes of entrepreneurs and the processes involved in successfully launching new enterprises.

ETHC 2P82- Business Ethics

Ethical issues pertaining to business behaviour, business organizations and economic systems. Topics may include ethical issues involving the social purpose of business, rights and responsibilities of shareholders and stakeholders, the environment, corporate governance, international issues, and ethical issues involving accounting, marketing, finance, operations, employees, customers, suppliers and the general public.

FNCE 2P51- Introduction to Finance

Criteria used in making investment decisions, risk concepts and the valuation of assets, a financial analysis, forecasting and leverage, the theory of interest, valuation and capital budgeting.

ITIS 2P51- Introduction to Information Systems

Information systems and technology and its interactions with functional areas. Topics include information systems concepts, data management, the internet and applications, organizational information systems, and cultural, legal, security and ethical issues in the information age.

MKTG 2P51- Marketing Basics

Introduction to basics of marketing.

OBHR 2P91- Basics of Organizational Behaviour and Design

Micro and macro aspects of formal organizations from a behavioural perspective. Theories, research and current practices in the management of human resources and the design of organizations. Topics include motivation, leadership, group dynamics, organizational goals and effectiveness, environment and other contingencies and organizational culture.

OPER 2P91- Operations Management

Improving efficiency and quality in organizations. Service and product design, process design, managing technology, capacity planning, facility location and design, resource planning, inventory management, scheduling, improving productivity, managing quality and various tools for decision-making.

Students in other disciplines can obtain a Minor in Management within their degree program by completing the following with a minimum 60 percent overall averages, including:

Two (2) mandatory courses

MGMT 1P93- Principles of Business

Issues relating to managing businesses in Canada. The definition and interaction of the core functional areas of business, the legal environment and ethical issues.

ETHC 2P51- Business, Society, and Ethics

Topics may include, internal and external stakeholder analysis; corporate governance and strategic management; business ethics and leadership.

And six (6) of the following courses

ACTG 2P51- Understanding Accounting

Role of accounting in society. Basic concepts underlying financial and managerial accounting and information systems used by accounting.

ENTR 2P51- Entrepreneurship Basics

Entrepreneurs and the new venture creation process: attributes of entrepreneurs and the processes involved in successfully launching new enterprises.

FNCE 2P51- Introduction to Finance

Criteria used in making investment decisions, risk concepts and the valuation of assets, a financial analysis, forecasting and leverage, the theory of interest, valuation and capital budgeting.

ITIS 2P51- Introduction to Information Systems

Information systems and technology and its interactions with functional areas. Topics include information systems concepts, data management, the internet and applications, organizational information systems, and cultural, legal, security and ethical issues in the information age.

MKTG 2P52- General Marketing Management

Exploring the marketing management process.

OBHR 2P51- Basics of Organizational Behaviour and Design

Micro and macro aspects of formal organizations from a behavioural perspective. Theories, research and current practices in the management of human resources and the design of organizations. Topics include motivation, leadership, group dynamics, organizational goals and effectiveness, environment and other contingencies and organizational culture.

OBHR 2P52- Basics of Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations

Importance of legislation and its relationship to rights and to various systems associated with both human resource management and employee’s industrial relations in the workplace.

OPER 2P51- General Operations Management

Operations management and its interactions with other functional areas. Topics include process analysis, forecasting, scheduling, materials management, quality assurance and capacity planning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most students enrolled in non-business undergraduate degree programs are eligible for a Minor in Business or Management.

Students wishing to obtain a Minor within a degree program may not use the same courses(s) to satisfy both the major requirements and the minor requirements. For this reason, SPMA majors are not eligible for the Minor in Business or Management.

If you are interested in pursuing a minor in business or management, please contact Goodman Academic Advising.