Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
Canadian Excellence

Administration Option

Associate Dean, Student Services, Faculty of Science
J. Richard Elliott, PhD, ext. 2426

The Administration Option is available only to students registered in honours degree programs. The number of places available to students in each of the faculties (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 1 of the year they intend to enter the program. The application form is submitted to the dean's office of the Faculty of Science. 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.

The Administration Option consists of the following 4.0 credits (8 courses: 7 required and 1 elective)
Required Courses
BU111 - Introduction to Business Organization
BU121 - Functional Areas of the Organization
BU223 - Fundamentals of Finance
BU228 - Management Skills
BU229 - Introduction to Marketing
BU237 - Accounting
BU285 - Introduction to Operations Management

Electives: Any one of the following:
EC120 - Introduction to Microeconomics
EC140 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
BU208 - Interpersonal Communication
BU231 - Business Law
BU233 - Personal Finance
BU311 - Business Management

Additional Information
Regulations and Notes

  1. The Administration Option has been completely revised and the new program commenced on September 1, 2005. Students currently registered in the previous Administration Option can continue and complete it using the prior regulations or they can adapt to the new regulations. 
  2. A GPA of 7.00 in the courses specific to the Administration Option is required to graduate.
  3. At least 3.0 of the 4.0 credits in the option must be completed at Wilfrid Laurier University.
  4. Course equivalents for students transferring from the previous Administration Option to the new Administration Option are as follows:
Revised Required
Option Courses
Existing Required
Option Courses
BU237BU227 and BU247

The eighth option course is one of BU208, BU233, BU311, EC120 or EC140.
Current students will have completed EC120 and EC140 as Year 1 required courses and BU208 as a Year 3 or 4 required course.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Sept 18, 2007: Senate passed change to entrance GPA, revised to 6.00 for BU111 and BU121; effective September, 2007