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8 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS 8 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 BUSINESS (MINOR) • Explore your interests through your major while gaining a practical and theoretical understanding of the business world. • Get a competitive edge — business skills are useful in any work environment, whether you plan to pursue a career in the public, private, not-for-profit or educational sector. Combine your degree with a minor in Business and graduate with in-demand skills that will impress today's employers and give you the breadth of knowledge needed to understand business in our globalized world. No matter what field or career you end up in, having a background in business will complement the expertise and skills you acquire through your major and set you on the fast track to success. The possibilities for combining a major with this exciting new minor are endless; pair it with social work, human resources management, international development studies, urban studies or any other program that you are interested in. You must have completed 30 credits at York and at the time of your application have a GPA of 5.0 (C+). You must also have completed one 12U Mathematics: Advanced Functions or the equivalent. See page 6 for the related Bachelor of Administrative Studies program. yorku.ca/laps/programs/bsmn CAREER OPTIONS Business manager, entrepreneur, government relations manager, supply chain manager COURSES INCLUDE Business in the Canadian Context; Introductory Marketing; Introduction to Organizational Behaviour; Finance STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE York Business Network BUSINESS ECONOMICS • Gain the knowledge, understanding and disciplinary skills required to analyze business behaviour and formulate effective business strategy. • Use economic reasoning to evaluate the effects of government policies on business and predict the consequences of alternative policy choices. This comprehensive program integrates aspects of economics and business studies, focusing on the use of economic analysis and statistical methods to deal effectively with management problems in practical business fields. In applying economic theory to business management, you'll become familiar with the analytical and decision-making techniques used in business and the public and private institutional environments within which businesses operate. Gain critical insight into topics such as the international issues facing businesses in the changing global marketplace. yorku.ca/laps/programs/buec CAREER OPTIONS Banker, financial analyst, strategic planner COURSES INCLUDE Economics of Project Appraisal and Feasibility; Managerial Economics and Strategy; Monetary Economics I: Financial Markets and Institutions; and Monetary Economics II: Theory and Policy STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Economics Student Association BUSINESS & SOCIETY • Learn to account for, evaluate and transform the various ways that business influences society and society influences business. • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the relations between business, social structures and government. Examine the practical relations between business, social structures and government through the lens of economic, political and social theory. Our program combines courses that provide the economic tools necessary to study and research business with courses that focus on the political, social and cultural context of business, both in Canada and globally. Choose two of the following six streams of study: The Firm and Organization; The Global Economy; The Social Economy; Law and Governance; The Environment; and Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. yorku.ca/laps/programs/buso CAREER OPTIONS Non-profit business manager, public servant, business professional, non-governmental organization worker COURSES INCLUDE Introduction to Business & Society; Introduction to Social Economy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Business Law; The Business of Neoliberal Globalization; Ethics and Economics STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Business & Society Club

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