Management Minor

The Business Management minor provides a basic understanding of what it takes to organize and manage complex organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. The coursework focuses on achieving results through effective management and leadership. Students have an opportunity to work with instructors who have professional backgrounds in business and to experience a project team environment.

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.


Required Courses
MGT 101Introduction to Management3
MGT 325Operations Analysis for Business (Students must have MAT 106, Calculus or equivalent.)3
Select one of the following:3
Business Statistics (or the equivalent)
Finite Mathematics
MGT 370Managerial Environment3
Select one of the following: 3
Organizational Behavior (Fall)
Human Resources Management (Spring)
Select two of the following (or other business courses approved by the chair of the Management Department):6
Entrepreneurial Mind-Set and Foundations (Fall)
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (Justice attribute) (Spring)
Fundamentals of International Business (Fall)
Organizational Behavior (whichever not taken for the above required 5 courses)
Human Resources Management
Employee and Labor Relations
Sustainability and Supply Chains
Global Supply Chain Management
Ethical Power and Influence for Leaders (Fall)
Comparative Management Systems
MGT 475
Management Internship
Principles of Marketing
Total Credits21

Though it is not required, students may want to choose their electives in the Management minor thematically. For example:

Process perspective on management:

MGT 440Global Supply Chain Management3

People perspective on management:

MGT 360Organizational Behavior3
or MGT 364 Human Resources Management
MGT 367Employee and Labor Relations3
MGT 460Ethical Power and Influence for Leaders3

International perspective on management:

IBUS 301Fundamentals of International Business3
MGT 472Comparative Management Systems3
MGT 4753