Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics

Management Minor

Most professionals outside of business still require a strong foundation in the principles of management to be effective on the job. Whether it is for budgeting know-how needed to serve as a team leader on a major TV documentary, selling skills required for working as a pharmaceutical company sales representative, or people skills used in selecting the programming staff at a computer graphics firm, the ability to manage effectively is important.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Computer Science (BCS) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees at TRU each have a Minor in Management offered by the School of Business and Economics, which provides students the opportunity to acquire these needed skills.

The program is highly flexible, allowing students to fit management classes into their crowded schedules of lectures and labs. Courses taken in mathematics and statistics in the BA, BCS, or the BSc can also be used for credit, helping to reduce the length of the program.

Students taking the Minor in Management can ladder into one of the Post-baccalaureate Diplomas in Business after graduation and complete the requirements in as little as one year. The transfer credit awarded depends on the requirements of the specific post-baccalaureate diploma. Student can also ladder into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) which must be completed before applying to the MBA. Transfer credit in the GDBA can also be awarded for Minor in Management courses.

 Learning objectives
  1. Solve business problems using complex quantitative techniques.
  2. Maintain the financial records of a small business.
  3. Utilize spreadsheet and other application software in day-to-day work activities.
  4. Explain how effective management information systems can contribute to an organization’s success.
  5. Discuss how human and interpersonal behaviour theory can be applied to maximize organizational efficiency.
  6. Manage an organization’s operating and fixed assets effectively and fund those assets with an optimal mix of debt and equity financing.
  7. Develop a basic marketing plan for a new product or service based on a strong understanding of the 4Ps of product, price, place and promotion.
  8. Implement effective human resource practices in an office environment.
 Program requirements
MATH 1070
MATH 1100
MATH 1140
MATH 1380
Mathematics for Business and Economics (Recommended) or
Finite Mathematics with Applications 1 or
Calculus 1 or
Discrete Data Structures for Computing Science
STAT 1200
STAT 2000
PSYC 2100
ECON 2320
BIOL 3000
SOCI 2710
Introduction to Statistics or
Introduction to Statistics or
Analysis of Psychological Data or
Economics and Business Statistics 1 (Recommended) or
Biometrics or
Introduction to Social Statistics
ACCT 2210 Financial Accounting
MIST 2610
COMP 1020
Management Information Systems (Recommended) or
Introduction to Spreadsheets plus two additional credits in Computer Science
ORGB 2810 Organizational Behaviour
FNCE 3120 Finance
MKTG 3430 Marketing Management
HRMN 3820 Human Resources
One additional 3000/4000 business course
One additional 3000/4000 business course
One additional 3000/4000 business course

Note: Business courses include those beginning with the ACCT, BLAW, MIST, ENTR, FNCE, HRMN, IBUS, MKTG, MNGT, ORGB, SCMN, or BUSN acronyms.


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