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The Engineering Business Minor is a collaborative effort between Engineering and the Rotman School of Management.  It is designed specifically for Engineering students interested in learning more about the business dimension of engineering, from finance and economics to management and leadership.  Courses cover wealth production and creation, accounting, research and development, management, economics and entrepreneurship, all within a global context.

Who can Enrol
Students in all disciplines except the Engineering Science - Math, Statistics and Finance Option are eligible to participate in this minor.  To complete an online enrollment form for the Engineering Business Minor, please click here: Business Minor Online Enrolment (link will return soon! Not yet updated for 2015)  For a PDF form to be returned to the Cross-Disciplinary Programs Office, please click here.

Students in the Engineering Business Minor must successfully complete of a minimum of six (6) 1-semester courses as outlined below.

Mandatory Courses:
1. Departmental Engineering Economics Course
    (CHE249H1 F, CHE374H1 F, CME368H1 F, ECE472H1 F/S, MIE258H1 F, MIE358H1)
2. JRE300H1 F/S - Foundations of Accounting and Finance (CS Elective)
3. JRE410H1 F/S - Markets and Competitive Strategy (CS Elective)
4. JRE420H1 F/S - People Management and Organizational Behaviour (CS Elective)

 Choose two of the following electives

APS234H1 F - Entrepreneurship and Small Business (CS elective)
APS343H1 F/S - Foundations of Engineering Leadership (CS elective)
APS432H1 S - Entrepreneurship and Business Management (CS elective)
APS442H1 S - Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership (CS elective)
APS443H1 S - Leadership and Leading for Groups and Organizations (New course code APS343H1)
APS444H1 F - Positive Psychology for Engineers (HSS elective)
APS445H1 F - The Power of Story: Discovering your Leadership Narrative (HSS elective)
APS446H1 S - Leadership in Project Management (CS elective)
APS502H1 F - Financial Engineering (Technical elective)
APS510H1 F - Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems (CS elective)
APS420H1 S - Technology, Engineering and Global Development (HSS elective; New course code for APS520H1 S)
CHE488H1S/CIV488H1S/ECE488H1F/MIE488H1F/MSE488H1S - Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers (CS elective)
MIE354H1 F - Business Process Engineering (Industrial Tech Elective)
ECO100Y1 Y - Introduction to Economics (CS elective)
FOR308H1 F - Wood and it's Role in Societal Devel0pment (HSS elective)
GGR251H1 S - Geography of Innovation (CS elective)
GGR252H1 S - Marketing Geography (CS elective)
HPS283H1 S - The Engineer in History (HSS elective)
HPS308H1 F - Technology and Prosperity (HSS elective)
HPS321H1 F - Understanding Engineering Practice: From Design to Entrepreneurship (new - HSS elective as of Sept 2014. It is still a CS elective if you took it in Jan 2014)
Departmental Thesis course may be counted as 1 credit (if an H course) or 2 credits (if a Y course) if the topic is closely related to Engineering Business.  This requires the approval of the Director of the Engineering Business Minor.
Effective the summer term of 2014, GGR 221 – New Economic Spaces is no longer an eligible elective for the Engineering Business Minor. If you took the course prior to the summer term of 2014, you may still  count this towards your minor. If the course is taken after this time, it will not count towards the minor.


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