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Minors for non-management students

The Faculty of Management has introduced four Minors that allow undergraduates to develop a variety of managerial skills that will serve them throughout their chosen careers. The Minors have limited enrolment. Applicants for the Minors must have a minimum CGPA of 3.0 although successful completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.  At least 12 completed credits at McGill are required.  All Minors are 18 credits split between a fixed set of required courses and a choice amongst complementary courses. Students can only pursue one of the Minors offered by the Faculty of Management. All Minors for Non-Management Students require an application. The forms can be found in the table below; hard copies of application forms are also available in the BCom Student Affairs Office, Bronfman 110. Applications must be submitted to the BCom Student Affairs Office by January 30 and decisions will be made by February 15 where students will be informed via their McGill email addresses. Courses for Minors must be passed with grades of C or better. Courses for Minors cannot be taken under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option. Students can only pursue ONE of the Minors offered by the Faculty of Management.

*** PLEASE NOTE: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED BELOW DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE. ***

Minors Authorized for Faculties Application Form
Minor in Finance Arts, Engineering, Science Minor in Finance for Non-Management Students
Minor in Management Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Music, Religious Studies, Science, Kinesiology Minor in Management for Non-Management Students
Minor in Marketing Arts, Engineering, Music, Science Minor in Marketing for Non-Management Students
Minor in Operations Management Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Science Minor in Operations Management for Non-Management Students

For further information concerning the Minors:
Ron Critchley,
Student Adviser,
BCom Office
Tel. 514-398-4068


Minor in Finance

Required Courses (9 Credits)

MGCR 341* (3) Finance 1
FINE 342 (3) Finance 2
FINE 441 (3) Investments and Portfolio Management

Complementary Courses (9 Credits)

FINE 442 (3) Capital Markets and Institutions
FINE 443 (3) Applied Corporate Finance
FINE 444 (3) Risk Management and Insurance
FINE 445 (3) Real Estate Finance
FINE 448 (3) Derivatives and Risk Management
FINE 449 (3) Market Risk Models
FINE 451 (3) Fixed Income Analysis
FINE 480 (3) Global Investments
FINE 482 (3) International Finance 1
FINE 492 (3) International Finance 2
FINE 541D1 (1.5) Applied Investments
FINE 541D2 (1.5) Applied Investments
FINE 547 (3) Advanced Finance

Or other appropriate 300-level or 400-level FINE courses with the approval of the program adviser.

* Prerequisite: MGCR 271 Business Statistics or another equivalent statistics course approved by the program adviser. Students should select their statistics course only after consulting "Course Overlap", section 6.3.6.2 in the Faculty of Arts, and "Course Overlap", section 14.3.6.1 in the Facuty of Science, and "Course Overlap", section 11.3.6 in the Desautels Faculty of Management to avoid overlapping statistics courses.


Minor in Management

List A: 3 credits from the following:
MGCR 211 (3) Introduction to Financial Accounting
MGCR 341+ (3) Finance 1

List B: 9 credits from the following:
MGCR 222 (3) Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
MGCR 271* (3) Business Statistics or equivalent
MGCR 293**(3) Managerial Economics
MGCR 352 (3) Marketing Management 1
MGCR 382 (3) International Business
MGCR 472+ (3) Operations Management
MGCR 331 (3) Information Systems

List C: 6 credits
3-6 credits from any 300- or 400-level management courses for which prerequisites have been met.
0-3 credits may be from a specifically designated course by the student’s home faculty.

+ MGCR 271 Business Statistics or equivalent is prerequisite for this course.

* 3 credits of statistics: Students who have taken an equivalent statistics course in another faculty may not count those credits towards the minor; an additional 3-credit Complementary course must be chosen from the course list above.

** Students who have taken an equivalent economics course in another faculty may not count those credits toward the Minor; an additional 3-credit Complementary course must be chosen from the course list above.

Students should select their statistics course only after consulting "Course Overlap", section 6.3.6.2 in the Faculty of Arts, and "Course Overlap", section 14.3.6.1 in the Facuty of Science, and "Course Overlap", section 11.3.6 in the Desautels Faculty of Management to avoid overlapping statistics courses.


Minor in Marketing

Required Courses (9 Credits)

MGCR 352 (3) Marketing Management 1
MRKT 354 (3) Marketing Management 2
MRKT 451 (3) Marketing Research

Complementary Courses (9 Credits)

3 credits of statistics*:
MGCR 271 (3) Business Statistics or equivalent

6 credits from the following:
MRKT 357 (3) Marketing Planning
MRKT 365 (3) New Products
MRKT 438 (3) Brand Management
MRKT 452 (3) Consumer Behavior
MRKT 453 (3) Advertising Management
MRKT 455 (3) Sales Management
MRKT 459 (3) Retail Marketing
MRKT 461 (3) Marketing Practicum
MRKT 483 (3) International Marketing

Or other appropriate 300- or 400-level MRKT courses with the approval of the program adviser.

* 3 credits of statistics: Students who have taken an equivalent statistics course in another faculty may not count those credits toward the minor; an additional 3-credit Complementary course must be chosen from the course list above. Students should select their statistics course only after consulting "Course Overlap", section 6.3.6.2 in the Faculty of Arts, and "Course Overlap", section 14.3.6.1 in the Facuty of Science, and "Course Overlap", section 11.3.6 in the Desautels Faculty of Management to avoid overlapping statistics courses.


Minor in Operations Management

Required Courses (6 Credits)

MGSC 373 (3) Operations Research
MGCR 472 (3) Operations Management

Complementary Courses (12 Credits)

3 credits of statistics*:
MGCR 271 (3) Business Statistics or equivalent

9 credits from the following:
MGSC 272 (3) Advanced Business Statistics
MGSC 402 (3) Operations Strategy
MGSC 403 (3) Introduction to Logistics Management
MGSC 405 (3) Quality Management
MGSC 415 (3) Supplier Management
MGSC 431 (3) Operations Analysis
MGSC 434 (3) Topics in Management Science
MGSC 415 (3) Supplier Management
MGSC 479 (3) Applied Optimization
MGSC 575 (3) Applied Time Series Analysis Managerial Forecasting
MGSC 578 (3) Simulation of Management Systems

Or other appropriate 300- or 400-level MGSC courses with the approval of the program adviser.

* 3 credits of statistics: Students who have taken an equivalent statistics course in another faculty may not count those credits toward the minor; an additional 3-credit Complementary course must be chosen from the course list above. Students should select their statistics course only after consulting "Course Overlap", section 6.3.6.2 in the Faculty of Arts, and "Course Overlap", section 14.3.6.1 in the Faculty of Science, and "Course Overlap", section 11.3.6 in the Desautels Faculty of Management to avoid overlapping statistics courses.


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