Engineering Business Minor

The Engineering Business Minor is a collaborative effort between U of T 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.

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With the exception of Engineering Science students enrolled in Math, Statistics or Finance Majors, all Engineering undergraduates may enrol.

Engineering Business Minor enrolment form.

Note: A student may only receive credit on their transcript for one of the following: Engineering Business Certificate, Entrepreneurship Certificate, or Engineering Business Minor.


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

1. Mandatory Courses:
  1. Departmental Engineering economics course
    (CHE 249H1F, CHE 374H1F, CME 368H1F, ECE 472H1F/S, MIE 258H1F, MIE 358H1)
  2. JRE 300H1F/S: Fundamentals of Accounting & Finance (CS Elective)
  3. JRE 410H1F/S: Markets & Competitive Strategy (CS Elective)
  4. JRE 420H1F/S: People Management & Organizational Behaviour (HSS Elective)
2. Choose two of the following electives:
  • APS 420H1S: Technology, Engineering & Global Development (HSS elective)
  • APS 500H1F: Negotiations in an Engineering Context (HSS elective)
  • APS 502H1S: Financial Engineering (Industrial Technical elective or Free elective for other programs)
  • APS 510H1F: Innovative Technologies & Organizations in Global Energy Systems (CS elective)
  • APS 511H1F: Inventions & Patents for Engineers (CS elective)
  • APS 521H1F: Building Organisations: An Engineer’s Business Toolkit (CS elective)
  • CHE 488H1S: Entrepreneurship & Business for Engineers (CS elective)
  • ECO 101H1F: Principles of Microeconomics (CS elective)
  • ECO 102H1S: Principles of Macroeconomics (CS elective)
  • FOR 308H1F: Discovering Wood & its Role in Societal Development (HSS elective)
  • GGR 251H1S: Geography of Innovation (CS elective)
  • GGR 252H1S: Marketing Geography (CS elective)
  • HPS 283H1S: The Engineer in History (HSS elective)
  • MIE 354H1F: Business Process Engineering (Industrial Technical elective)
  • MIE 540H1S: Product Design
  • PHL 295H1S: Business Ethics (HSS elective)
  • TEP 234H1F: Entrepreneurship & Small Business (formerly APS 234H1) (CS elective)
  • TEP 343H1F/S: Engineering Leadership (formerly APS 343H1) (CS elective)
  • TEP 432H1S:  Entrepreneurship & Business Management (formerly APS 432H1) (CS elective)
  • TEP 442H1S: Cognitive & Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership (formerly APS 442H1) (HSS elective)
  • TEP 444H1F: Positive Psychology for Engineers (formerly APS 444H1) (HSS elective)
  • TEP 445H1F: The Power of Story: Discovering your Leadership Narrative (formerly APS 445H1) (HSS elective)
  • TEP 448H1S: System Mapping (CS elective)


Departmental Thesis course may be counted as one credit (if an H course) or two 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.