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Minors and Concentrations

Minors

Minor in Arts

Students may apply to have the completion of the requirements for a minor in the Faculty of Arts noted on their transcript. Students are encouraged to consult a departmental advisor in Arts, and an advisor in the Undergraduate Office in the Sauder School of Business, preferably before taking the necessary courses.

Minor in Science

Students may, with approval of a departmental advisor in Science, a senior faculty advisor in the Faculty of Science Dean's Office, and an advisor in the Undergraduate Office in the Sauder School of Business, undertake a minor in Science program in conjunction with their degree program. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with advisors in both faculties before taking the necessary courses. Space in science courses is limited. Admission to a science minor does not guarantee access to courses agreed upon for the minor. Once students complete the required courses, they will have the minor recognized on their transcript.

Concentrations

Sustainability and Social Impact Concentration

The Sustainability and Social Impact concentration is designed to expose students to the environmental, economic, and social sustainability challenges and opportunities faced by today’s business leaders.

Course requirements

12 credits of sustainability and social impact studies from a variety of both commerce and non-commerce courses1. The 12 credits also count towards fulfillment of elective requirements. If courses completed for the Sustainability and Social Impact concentration overlap with required courses in a student’s chosen option, only one 3-credit course can be counted toward fulfilling both the option and concentration requirement.

1See BCom website for list of Sustainability courses available to fulfill this requirement.

Business Law Concentration

The Business Law Concentration is designed to provide students with broad exposure to relevant and specific legal topics that underpin and inform the business world. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of the legal landscape that faces businesses and decision makers.

Upon successful completion of the requirements for the Concentration, the notation “Business Law Concentration” will be added to the transcript of academic record.

Course Requirements

Students are required to complete 12 credits as follows:

  • 6 credits from the following commerce courses:
       COHR 433 (3) Employment Law
       COMM 434 (3) Land Law
  • 3 credits from the following courses:
       COMM 431 (3) Law of Business Associations
       LAW 459 (3/4)d Business Organizations
  • 3 credits from any of the following non-commerce courses:
       ECON 367 (3) Economic Analysis of Law
       LASO 204 (3) Introduction to Law and Society
       LAW 316 (3) International Law
       LAW 334 (3) Introduction to Asian Legal Systems
       PHIL 331 (3) Business and Professional Ethics
       PHIL 338 (3/4)d Philosophy of Law

The 12 credits also count towards fulfillment of elective requirements in the Bachelor of Commerce. At most 3 credits from courses completed for the Business Law Concentration can be also counted towards satisfying a student’s Option Requirements.

Business Analytics Concentration

The Business Analytics concentration is designed for students looking to enhance their analytical skills and be able to provide organizations with data-driven recommendations to business problems.

Upon successful completion of the requirements for the Concentration, the notation “Business Analytics Concentration” will be added to the transcript of academic record.

Course requirements

12 credits of business analytics courses approved by the Faculty.1 The 12 credits also count towards fulfillment of elective requirements. If courses completed for the Business Analytics concentration overlap with required courses in a student’s chosen option, only one 3-credit course can be counted toward fulfilling both the option and concentration requirement.

1See BCom Website for list of approved business analytics courses available to fulfill this requirement.

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