Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Management Option

Program Information: Carole Litwiller, ext. 2060, clitwiller@wlu.ca, Anne Ellis, ext. 2572, aellis@wlu.ca

The Management Option is available only to students registered in honours degree programs. Students normally apply at the end of Year 2. The number of places available to students in each of the faculties (Economics, Arts, Brantford Campus, Music, Science) is in direct proportion to the number of honours students in each of the faculties. Students must apply by April 29 of the year they intend to enter the program using the LORIS online program confirmation. Entry into the program is competitive and decisions are based on the applicant's overall GPA as of April 30.

To be eligible, a student must have a minimum GPA of 6.0 in BU111 and BU121. A student must also successfully complete a recognized statistics course from their program of study or BU205/EC205 from the Department of Business prior to admission.

The Management Option consists of the following 5.0 credits (10 courses: 6 required and 4 electives):

Required Courses
BU111 - Introduction to Business Organization
BU121 - Functional Areas of the Organization
BU223 - Fundamentals of Finance  or BU383 - Financial Management I (refer to Note 2)
BU227 - Introduction to Financial Accounting
BU288 - Organizational Behaviour I
BU352 - Introduction to Marketing Management

Any three of the following:
BU231 - Business Law
BU247 - Managerial Accounting
BU354 - Human Resources Management
BU362 - Building and Managing Products, Services and Brands
BU383 - Financial Management I (refer to Note 2)
BU385 - Operations Management I (refer to Note 3)
BU393 - Financial Management II
BU395 - Operations Management II
BU398 - Organizational Behaviour II

Any one of the following:
EC120 - Introduction to Microeconomics
EC140 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

Additional Information
Regulations and Notes

  1. The Management Option has been completely revised from the Administration Option and the new program is effective September 1, 2010. Students currently registered in the Administration Option can continue and complete it using the prior regulations. Course substitutions may be required; consult a Business Department academic advisor.
  2. Students wanting to substitute BU383 - Financial Management I for BU223 - Fundamentals of Finance must complete BU383 course prerequisites. Students who complete BU223 must still complete BU383 if they wish to pursue other third- and fourth-year finance courses. Consult a Business Department academic advisor.
  3. Students who wish to enrol in BU385 must first obtain the prerequisite of BU275. To enrol in BU275 consult with a Business Department academic advisor.
  4. Applying to the Management Option must normally be done by the end of Year 2.
  5. Any 300-level course may not be taken prior to Year 3.
  6. A GPA of 7.00 in the courses specific to the Management Option is required to graduate with a maximum of 2 course repeats. Any and all courses specific to the Management Option will be included in the calculation of the GPA.
  7. At least 4.0 of the 5.0 credits in the option must be completed at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision May 25, 2011: New note #5; effective September 1, 2011