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New Minors at Lang (FAQ)

Below are some FAQ's that you may have when exploring the new minors available at Lang. 
 


Q: What are the new Minors and where can I find the course requirements/schedule of studies? 

A: The new minors being added are:

  • Business Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Project Management
  • Sport and Event Management
  • Sustainable Business

These new minors will be listed in the 2020/2021 undergraduate calendar available in February 2020. In the meantime, you can view the Schedule of Studies for each Minor below;

View Schedule of Studies

 

Q: Can anyone add these Minors? 

A: These Minors are not just for Bachelor of Commerce or Lang students, they are available to all undergraduate students (provided a minor is permitted in your degree program). 

 

Q: When can I declare a Minor?  

A: May 1, 2020 is the first date that you can declare the new minors. You will declare your minor via your Program Counselling Office

 

Q: Can I declare my Minor earlier than May 1, 2020? 

A: No. You cannot declare your minor earlier than May 1, 2020. What you can do however is plan ahead, if the required courses are available you can take them early.   

 

Q: What courses are new and when will they first be offered? 

A: See the table below for a full list of the new courses in the Minors and when is their first offering:

Minor New Course First Offering
Business Data Analytics
  • MGMT*4140 - Advanced Business Analytics
  • Fall 2021
Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT*2500 - Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT*3500 - Design Thinking
  • MGMT*4500 - Advanced Entrepreneurship
  • Fall 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Winter 2021
International Business
  • MGMT*2260 - Introduction to International Business
  • Fall 2020
Project Management
  • MGMT*4300 - Advanced Project Management
  • Winter 2021
Sport and Event Management
  • HTM*3220 - Sales, Sponsorship and Stakeholder Engagement in Sport
  • Winter 2021

   

Q: Is third year too late to declare a Minor?  

A: You can declare a Minor at any point throughout your degree.  However, most third year students may not have enough free electives to complete all of the Minor requirements in their remaining terms.  Also, given the first offering dates listed above, you may have to extend the time required to complete your studies. 

 

Q: How do I declare a Minor? 

A: If you are a B.Comm student, visit the Adding a Minor Information Page and contact the B.Comm Program Counselling Office; for all other students, contact your specific Program Counselling office and complete the Schedule of Studies Change Form.

Note: these new minors begin under the 2020/2021 calendar only. Remember that your major and minor must follow the same calendar year.  If you are following the 2019/2020 (or earlier) calendar, you must switch your major to the 2020/21 calendar 

 

Q: I still have questions. Who should I ask? 

A: Specific questions about the minor should be directed to the appropriate Faculty Advisor for the Specialization, listed below. General questions can be directed to your Program Counselling Office.

Faculty Advisor Contact Information Minor
Alison Crerar
HFTMadv@uoguelph.ca
MACS 206
ext. 58710
  • Sport and Event Management
Connie Zavitz
czavitz@uoguelph.ca
MAC 213
ext. 54078
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Project Management
  • Sustainable Business
Eveline Adomait
eadomait@uoguelph.ca
MCKN 728
ext. 56343
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Economics
Robert McLean
MKMNadv@uoguelph.ca
MINS 213E
ext. 58754
  • Marketing

 

 

Schedule of Studies

 

Business Data Analytics (BDA)

Department of Economics and Finance, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

The Minor in Business Data Analytics focuses on developing quantitative competencies expected to structure and analyze data sets.   There is an emphasis on applying techniques to big data problems.

 

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum 5.00 credits is required (3.50 required credits, plus 1.50 credits of restricted electives)

Required courses (3.50 credits)

 

 

ECON*3740

[0.50]

Introduction to Econometrics

MCS*2020

[0.50]

Information Management

MGMT*3140

[0.50]

Business Analytics

MGMT*4140

[0.50]

Advanced Business Analytics

 

One of:

         CIS*1300

         CIS*1500 

 

 

[0.50]

[0.50]

 

 

Programming

Introduction to Programming

 

One of:

ECON*2740

STAT*2040

STAT*2060

STAT*2080

 

[0.50]

[0.50]

[0.50]

[0.50]

 

Economic Statistics

Statistics

Statistics for Business Decisions

Introductory Applied Statistics I

STAT*2120

[0.50]

Probability and Statistics for Engineers 

STAT*2230

[0.50]

Biostatistics for Integrative Biology

 

One of:

      ECON*4640

 

 

[0.50]

 

 

Advanced Econometrics

      FIN*4100

[0.50]

Financial Econometrics

      MGMT*4350

[0.50]

Business Case Competition Preparation

 

Restricted Electives (1.50 credits)

ACCT*3230

[0.50]

Intermediate Management Accounting

ACCT*4290

[0.50]

IT Auditing and Data Analytics

CIS*2500

[0.50]

Intermediate Programming

CIS*2520

[0.50]

Data Structures

FIN*2000

[0.50]

Introduction to Finance

ECON*4640

[0.50]

Advanced Econometrics

FIN*4100

[0.50]

Financial Econometrics

FARE*4360

[0.50]

Marketing Research

MATH*3240

[0.50]

Operations Research

MATH*4240

[0.50]

Advanced Topics in Modeling and Optimization

MCS*3030

[0.50]

Research Methods

MCS*3500

[0.50]

Marketing Analytics

REAL*3810

[0.50]

Real Estate Market Analysis

STAT*3240

[0.50]

Applied Regression Analysis

STAT*4000

[0.50]

Statistical Computing

 

Note: not all restricted elective courses identified in this list will necessarily be open to all students in the Minor in Business Data Analytics. Some courses have priority access restrictions, or may be limited to students enrolled in the major from which the courses are drawn. In some cases a Course Waiver Request form signed by the instructor may be required in order for students to add these courses to their schedule. Please consult with the department offering the course about possible access. Some courses may also have prerequisites which are identified in course descriptions in the academic calendar.


Entrepreneurship

Department of Management, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

The Minor in Entrepreneurship focuses on developing the broad set of knowledge and competencies expected of entrepreneurial professionals.  This collection of courses is unique, varied and relevant to students who are interested in pursuing careers in business, engineering, computer science, or other related fields.

By taking this minor, students will advance competencies in the following areas: 

  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Customer Discovery
  • New Venture Creation
  • Communication

 

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required (3.00 required credits, plus 2.00 credits of restricted electives of which at least 1.00 credits must be at the 3000 level or above).

Note: BEng students must complete 3.50 required credits, plus 1.50 credits of restricted electives of which at least 1.00 credits must be at the 3000 level or above.

Required courses (3.00 credits):

ACCT*2230

[0.50]

Management Accounting

MCS*1000

MGMT*2500

[0.50]

[0.50]

Introductory Marketing

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

MGMT*3500

[0.50]

Design Thinking*

MGMT*4500

[0.50]

Advanced Entrepreneurship

 

One of:

PHIL*2120

[0.50]

Ethics

PHIL*2600

[0.50]

Business and Professional Ethics

 

*Note: Students in B.Eng.  program may substitute ENGG*4110, ENGG*4120, ENGG*4130, ENGG*4150, ENGG*4160, ENGG*4170 or ENGG*4180 in place of MGMT*3500.

 

Restricted Electives (2.00 credits of which at least 1.00 credits are at the 3000 level or above)

Note: BEng students will only require 1.50 credits from list of restricted electives of which at least 1.00 credits are at the 3000 level or above:

CIS*2170

[0.75]

User Interface Design

EDRD*3140

[0.50]

Organizational Communication

EDRD*4120

[0.50]

Leadership Development in Small Organizations

ENGG*4050

[0.50]

Quality Control

ENGG*4070

[0.50]

Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Design

EQN*4500

[1.00]

Equine Integrated Project

FARE*4370

[0.50]

Food & Agri Marketing Management

HROB*2010

[0.50]

Foundations of Leadership

HROB*4010

[0.50]

Leadership Certificate Capstone

MCS*3000

[0.50]

Advanced Marketing

MCS*3010

[0.50]

Quality Management

MCS*3500

[0.50]

Marketing Analytics

MCS*4100

[0.50]

Entrepreneurship

MGMT*2150

[0.50]

Introduction to Canadian Business Management

MGMT*3020

[0.50]

Corporate Social Responsibility

MGMT*3300

[0.50]

Project Management

MGMT*4020

[0.50]

Interdisciplinary Food Product Development I

MGMT*4030

[0.50]

Interdisciplinary Food Product Development II

MGMT*4050

[0.50]

Business Consulting

MGMT*4060

[0.50]

Business Consulting

 

Note: not all restricted elective courses identified in this list will necessarily be open to all students in the Minor in Entrepreneurship. Some courses have priority access restrictions, or may be limited to students enrolled in the major from which the courses are drawn. In some cases a Course Waiver Request form signed by the instructor may be required in order for students to add these courses to their schedule. Please consult with the department offering the course about possible access. Some courses may also have prerequisites which are identified in course descriptions in the academic calendar.


International Business (IB)

Department of Management, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

The Minor in International Business focuses on developing a broad set of knowledge and competencies expected of business professionals working in a global context.  The course curriculum is unique and integrates a multi-disciplinary view of global issues with a fundamental understanding of management, social responsibility, sustainability and economic issues. Unique to this program is the requirement to take an additional modern language course. This Minor is relevant to students from most disciplines who are interested in pursuing careers with a global context.

By taking this minor, students will develop advanced competencies in the following areas: 

  • Understanding of Global Issues
  • Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • International Economics
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Communication

 

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required.  Business course credits earned outside of Canada on University approved exchanges, to a maximum 1.50 credits, may be substituted as Restricted Electives.

Required courses (1.50 credits):

MGMT*2260

[0.50]

Introduction to International Business

MGMT*3020

[0.50]

Corporate Social Responsibility

MGMT*4260

[0.50]

International Business

 

Restricted Electives (3.50 credits as distributed below):

Minimum 1.00 credit (maximum 2.00 credits) of the ECON courses below

ECON*2310

[0.50]

Intermediate Microeconomics

ECON*2650

[0.50]

Introductory Development Economics

ECON*3620

[0.50]

International Trade

ECON*3730

[0.50]

The Origins of International Inequality

ECON*3860

[0.50]

International Finance

ECON*4830

[0.50]

Economic Development

ECON*4880

[0.50]

Topics in International Economics

 

Minimum 0.50 credit (maximum 1.00 credit) of a modern language course

 

[0.50]

CHIN, FREN, GERM, SPAN, ITAL, PORT

 

Minimum 0.50 credit (maximum 2.00 credit) of the following courses

AGR*2150

[0.50]

Plant Agriculture for International Development

 

AGR*2500

[0.50]

Field course in International Agriculture

 

EDRD*3160

[0.50]

International Communication (DE Only)

 

EDRD*4020

[0.50]

Rural Extension in Change and Development

 

FARE*1300

[0.50]

Poverty, Food & Hunger

 

FARE*3250

[0.50]

Food and International Development

 

FARE*4210

[0.50]

World Agriculture, Food Security and Economic Development

 

HTM*3160

[0.50]

Destination Management and Marketing

 

HTM*4170

[0.50]

International Tourism

 

IDEV*1000

[0.50]

Understanding Development and Global Inequities

 

MCS*4600

[0.50]

International Marketing

 

POLS*1500

[0.50]

World Politics

 

POLS*2100

[0.50]

Comparative Politics

 

POLS*2200

[0.50]

International Relations

 

POLS*2250

[0.50]

Public Administration and Governance

 

POLS*3790

[0.50]

International Political Economy

 

POLS*4200

[1.00]

International Political Economy

 

POLS*4720

[1.00]

Topics in International Relations

 

POLS*4730

[1.00]

International Relations of the Middle East

 

SOAN*4040

[0.50]

Globalization of Work and Organizations

 

UNIV*2410

[0.50]

Engaged Global Citizenship

 

 

Note: not all restricted elective courses identified in this list will necessarily be open to all students in the Minor in International Business. Some courses have priority access restrictions or may be limited to students enrolled in the major from which the courses are drawn. In some cases, a Course Waiver Request form signed by the instructor may be required in order for students to add these courses to their schedule. Please consult with the department offering the course about possible access. Some courses may also have prerequisites which are identified in course descriptions in the academic calendar.


Project Management (PM)

Department of Management, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

The Minor in Project Management focuses on developing the broad set of knowledge and competencies expected of project management professionals.  The courses are unique, varied and relevant to student who are interested in pursuing careers in business, engineering, computer science, bio-resource management, environmental design and rural development or other related fields.

By taking this minor, students will develop advanced competencies in the following areas: 

  • Project Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Leadership
  • Communication

 

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required (3.00 required credits, plus 2.00 credits of restricted electives of which at least 1.00 credits must be at the 3000 level or above).

Required courses (3.00 credits):

HROB*2010

[0.50]

Foundations of Leadership

HROB*2090

[0.50]

Individuals and Groups in Organizations

HROB*3100

MGMT*3300

MGMT*4300

[0.50]

[0.50]

[0.50]

Developing Managerial and Leadership Competencies

Project Management

Advanced Project Management

 

One of:

EDRD*3140

 

[0.50]

 

Organizational Communication

HTM*2010

[0.50]

Hospitality and Tourism Business Communications

MCS*2000

[0.50]

Business Communication

 

Restricted Electives (2.00 credits of which at least 1.00 credits are at the 3000 level or above):

EDRD*4120

[0.50]

Leadership Development in Small Organizations

ENGG*3240

[0.50]

Engineering Economics

ENGG*4050

[0.50]

Quality Control

FARE*3310

[0.50]

Operations Management

FARE*4370

[0.50]

Food & Agri Marketing Management

HTM*2070

[0.50]

Event Management

HTM*3120

[0.50]

Service Operations Analysis

IDEV*3400

[0.50]

Managing and Evaluating Change in Development

MCS*3620

[0.50]

Marketing Communications

MGMT*4050

[0.50]

Business Consulting

MGMT*4060

[0.50]

Business Consulting 

PHIL*2120

[0.50]

Ethics

PHIL*2600

[0.50]

Business and Professional Ethics

POLS*2250

[0.50]

Public Administration and Governance

PSYC*4330

[0.50]

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

REAL*4830

[0.50]

Real Estate Development Project

 

Note: not all restricted elective courses identified in this list will necessarily be open to all students in the Minor in Project Management. Some courses have priority access restrictions or may be limited to students enrolled in the major from which the courses are drawn. In some cases, a Course Waiver Request form signed by the instructor may be required in order for students to add these courses to their schedule. Please consult with the department offering the course about possible access. Some courses may also have prerequisites which are identified in course descriptions in the academic calendar.


Sport and Event Management (SPMT)

School of Hospitality, Food & Tourism Management, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

 

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required including:

MCS*1000          [0.50]    Introductory Marketing

HTM*2020         [0.50]    The Business of Sport and Event Tourism

HTM*2070         [0.50]    Event Management

HTM*2220         [0.50]    Communication and Media Strategy in Sport and Events

HTM*3220         [0.50]    Sales, Sponsorship and Stakeholder Engagement in Sport

 

0.50 additional credits from Ethics

MGMT*3020     [0.50]    Corporate Social Responsibility

PHIL*2120          [0.50]    Ethics

PHIL*2600          [0.50]    Business and Professional Ethics

POLS*3440         [0.50]    Corruption, Scandal and Political Ethics

 

Restricted electives (2.00 credits) from list below:

EDRD*3160        [0.50]    International Communications

EDRD*3500        [0.50]    Recreation and Tourism Planning

HIST*2130          [0.50]    Modern Sport - A Global History

HIST*2280          [0.50]    Hockey in Canadian History

HROB*2010       [0.50]    Foundations of Leadership

HROB*3090       [0.50]    Training and Development

HROB*3100       [0.50]    Developing Managerial and Leadership Competencies

HTM*3020         [0.50]    The Financial Impact of Business on Sport Industry

HTM*3160         [0.50]    Destination Marketing

MCS*2600          [0.50]    Fundamentals of Consumer Behaviour

MCS*4300          [0.50]    Marketing and Society

MGMT*2150     [0.50]    Introduction to Canadian Business Management

MGMT*3140     [0.50]    Business Analytics

PSYC*3480*DE [0.50]    Psychology of Sport

1.50 credits may also come from outside this list with prefix HK, NUTR, or in consultation with a faculty advisor.

 

Note: not all restricted elective courses identified in this list will necessarily be open to all students in the Sport and Event Management minor. Some courses have priority access restrictions, or may be limited to students enrolled in the major from which the courses are drawn. In some cases a Course Waiver Request form signed by the instructor / department may be required in order for students to add these courses to their schedule. Please consult with the department offering the course about possible access. Some courses may also have prerequisites which are identified in course descriptions in the academic calendar.


Sustainable Business (SB)

Department of Management, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Issues of social justice, ethics and humanity are an integral part of sustainable business and students in this minor will be engaged in discussion, critical analysis and learning on issues of social and environmental responsibility.  Changing societal expectations are creating new challenges for business and other leaders and are shifting the nature of the business and society relationships. Rising demands from civil society and other business stakeholders, such as consumers, communities, employees and government, and the global commitment to Sustainable Development Goals have created an intensification of demands for responsible behaviour. Students will also use global resources such as the Sulitest to evaluate their sustainability knowledge and learning.

The Minor in Sustainable Business integrates a multi-disciplinary view of sustainability issues with a crucial understanding of citizenship, social responsibility, sustainability and diversity issues. Unique to this minor are the required courses and restricted electives from many different disciplines. This Minor is relevant to students from most disciplines who are interested in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.  

By taking this minor, students will develop advanced competencies in the following areas: 

  • Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Global Citizenship and Sustainability Issues
  • Cultural Diversity

 

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required including:

Required courses (2.50 credits):

MGMT*3020

UNIV*2200

[0.50]

[0.50]

Corporate Social Responsibility

Towards Sustainability

One of:

ACCT*2230

MGMT*1000

[0.50[

[1.00]

Management Accounting

Introduction to Business

MGMT*2150

[0.50]

Introduction to Canadian Business Management

 

One of:

PHIL*2120

[0.50]

Ethics

PHIL*2600

[0.50]

Business and Professional Ethics

 

One of:

 

SOAN*2290

[0.50]

Identities and Cultural Diversity

SOAN*3240

SOC*2390

[0.50]

[0.50]

Gender & Global Inequality 

Class and Stratification

 

Restricted Electives (2.50 credits)

ANTH*2660

[0.50]

Contemporary Indigenous Peoples in Canada

ECON*2100

[0.50]

Economic Growth and Environmental Quality

ECON*2650

[0.50]

Introductory Development Economics

ECON*3500

[0.50]

Urban Economics

EDRD*3400

[0.50]

Sustainable Communities

EDRD*4010

[0.50]

Tourism Planning in the Less Developed World

ENGG*4070

[0.50]

Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Design

ENVS*2070

[0.50]

Environmental Perspectives and Choice

ENVS*2120

[0.50]

Introduction to Environmental Stewardship

ENVS 2270

[0.50]

Impacts of Climate Change

FARE*1300

[0.50]

Poverty, Food & Hunger

FARE*3250

[0.50]

Food and International Development

FARE*4210

[0.50]

World Agriculture, Food Security and Economic Development

GEOG*1220

[0.50]

Human Impact on the Environment

GEOG*2210

[0.50]

Environment and Resources

GEOG*3020

[0.50]

Global Environmental Change

GEOG*3320

[0.50]

Food Systems: Issues in Security and Sustainability

GEOG*3490

[0.50]

Tourism and Environment

HTM*1070

[0.50]

Responsible Tourism Policy and Planning

HTM*4090

[0.50]

Hospitality Development, Design and Sustainability

IDEV*1000

[0.50]

Understanding Development and Global Inequalities

IDEV*3000

[0.50]

Poverty and Inequality

PHIL*2070

[0.50]

Philosophy of the Environment

POLS*2250

[0.50]

Public Administration and Governance

POLS*3370

[0.50]

Environmental Politics and Governance

PSYC*3300

[0.50]

Psychology of Gender

REAL*4870

[0.50]

Sustainable Real Estate

SOAN*3040

[0.50]

Globalization of Work and Organizations

SOAN*4500

[0.50]

Community Development

SOC*3380

[0.50]

Society and Nature

UNIV*2410

[0.50]

Engaged Global Citizenship

UNIV*4410

[0.50]

Civic Engagement with Communities

 

Note: not all restricted elective courses identified in this list will necessarily be open to all students in the Minor in Sustainable Business. Some courses have priority access restrictions or may be limited to students enrolled in the major from which the courses are drawn. In some cases, a Course Waiver Request form signed by the instructor may be required in order for students to add these courses to their schedule. Please consult with the department offering the course about possible access. Some courses may also have prerequisites which are identified in course descriptions in the academic calendar.