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.

Enrolment

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

Engineering Business Minor enrolment form.

Requirements

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
    (CHE 249H1F, CHE 374H1F, CME 368H1F, ECE 472H1F/S, MIE 258H1F, MIE 358H1)
2. JRE 300H1F/S: Foundations of Accounting & Finance (CS Elective)
3. JRE 410H1F/S: Markets & Competitive Strategy (CS Elective)
4. JRE 420H1F/S: People Management & Organizational Behaviour (HSS Elective)
Choose two of the following electives:
  • APS 234H1F: Entrepreneurship & Small Business (CS elective)
  • APS 343H1F/S: Engineering Leadership (CS elective)
  • APS 432H1S:  Entrepreneurship & Business Management (CS elective)
  • APS 442H1S – Cognitive and Psychological Foundations of Effective Leadership (CS elective)
  • APS 444H1F: Positive Psychology for Engineers (HSS elective)
  • APS 445H1F: The Power of Story: Discovering your Leadership Narrative (HSS elective)
  • APS 446H1S: Leadership in Project Management (CS elective)
  • APS 502H1S: Financial Engineering (Technical elective)
  • APS 510H1F: Innovative Technologies & Organizations in Global Energy Systems (CS elective)
  • APS 420H1S: Technology, Engineering & Global Development (HSS elective)
  • CHE 488H1S/CIV 488H1S/ECE 488H1F/MIE 488H1F/MSE 488H1S – Entrepreneurship & Business for Engineers (CS elective)
  • MIE 354H1F: Business Process Engineering (Industrial technical elective)
  • MIE 540H1S: Product Design
  • ECO 100Y1Y: Introduction to Economics (CS elective)
  • ECO 101H1F: Principles of Microeconomics (CS elective)
  • ECO 102H1S: Principles of Macroeconomics (CS elective)
  • FOR 308H1F: Discovering Wood and its Role in Societal Development (HSS elective)
  • GGR 251H1S: Geography of Innovation (CS elective – NOT OFFERED 2017-18)
  • GGR 252H1S: Marketing Geography (CS elective)
  • HPS 283H1S: The Engineer in History (HSS elective)
  • HPS 321H1S: Understanding Engineering Practice: From Design to Entrepreneurship (HSS elective – NOT OFFERED 2017-18)
  • PHL 295H1S: 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.