Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2009/2010
Canadian Excellence

Administration Option

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts, ext. 3299

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 13 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 29. 

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. Exclusions do not constitute equivalency. Administration Option courses are designed specifically for the Administration Option, other Business courses cannot be substituted. Administration Option courses can not be used as prerequisites for senior Business electives.
  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.

Course Chart

Option Courses

Previous (number)
Option Courses

BU111 BU111
BU121 BU121
BU223 BU383
BU228 BU288
BU229 BU352
BU237 BU227 and BU247
BU285 BU385