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.


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

Engineering Business Minor enrolment form.


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

Mandatory Courses:
1. Departmental Engineering economics course
    (CHE249H1F, CHE374H1F, CME368H1F, ECE472H1F/S, MIE258H1F, MIE358H1)
2. JRE300H1F/S: Foundations of Accounting & Finance (CS Elective)
3. JRE410H1F/S: Markets & Competitive Strategy (CS Elective)
4. JRE420H1F/S: People Management & Organizational Behaviour (CS Elective)
Choose two of the following electives:
  • APS234H1F: Entrepreneurship & Small Business (CS elective)
  • APS343H1F/S: Engineering Leadership (CS elective)
  • APS432H1S:  Entrepreneurship & Business Management (CS elective)
  • APS442H1S – Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership (CS elective)
  • APS444H1F: Positive Psychology for Engineers (HSS elective)
  • APS445H1F: The Power of Story: Discovering your Leadership Narrative (HSS elective)
  • APS446H1S: Leadership in Project Management (CS elective)
  • APS502H1S: Financial Engineering (Technical elective)
  • APS510H1F: Innovative Technologies & Organizations in Global Energy Systems (CS elective)
  • APS420H1S: Technology, Engineering & Global Development (HSS elective)
  • CHE488H1S/CIV488H1S/ECE488H1F/MIE488H1F/MSE488H1S – Entrepreneurship & Business for Engineers (CS elective)
  • MIE354H1F: Business Process Engineering (Industrial technical elective)
  • MIE540H1S: Product Design
  • ECO100Y1Y: Introduction to Economics (CS elective)
  • ECO101H1F: Principles of Microeconomics (CS elective)
  • ECO102H1S: Principles of Macroeconomics (CS elective)
  • FOR308H1F: Wood and its Role in Societal Development (HSS elective)
  • GGR251H1S: Geography of Innovation (CS elective – NOT OFFERED 2017-18)
  • GGR252H1S: Marketing Geography (CS elective)
  • HPS283H1S: The Engineer in History (HSS elective)
  • HPS321H1S: Understanding Engineering Practice: From Design to Entrepreneurship (HSS elective – NOT OFFERED 2017-18)
  • PHL295H1S: Business Ethics (HSS 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.

Effective 2014 Summer Session: GGR 221, New Economic Spaces, is no longer an eligible elective for the Engineering Business Minor. If you took the course prior to the 2014 Summer Session, you may still  count this towards your minor. If the course is taken after this time, it will not count towards the minor.