Several years ago, the Social Responsibility minor was developed in response to students who were interested in pursuing a four-course thread of programming that would build upon the ideas presented in the Faculty’s core course Managing Responsibly in a Global Environment (MGT3031). The SR minor nurtures socially conscious thinking by requiring the course Managing Not-for-profit Organizations (MGT3710), but also gathers together a buffet of other courses from across the Faculty that are founded upon SR ideals and taught by faculty members who are active researchers in the area. See, for example, those engaged in the Centre for Socially Responsible Marketing.
View or print the Social Responsibility Minor brochure.
• Why should I take the Social Responsibility minor?
• What courses are available to the Social Responsibility minor?
• Who can take the Social Responsibility minor?
• Will the Social Responsibility Minor show up on my transcript?
• How do I get into the Social Responsibility minor?
The four-course SR minor provides several benefits: First, the course in Managing Not-for-profit Organizations that is required for the minor gives students interested or just curious about working in that sector both relevant theory and practice elements. In addition to standard classroom learning, each student in the class will work for a minimum of nine hours in a not-for-profit organization taken from the instructor’s network. Second, exposure to this course gives students who do not expect to work directly in the not-for-profit sector insight into how they might make a meaningful contribution as a volunteer or board member. Third, all of the minor’s courses provide an opportunity to add real insight regarding the social issues facing managers to any other management major.
The four courses required for the minor in Social Responsibility include:
Management 3710 - Managing Not-for-Profit Organizations
Management 3250 - Social Marketing
Management 3260 - Not-for-Profit Marketing
Management 3315 - Diversity in Employment
Management 3640 - Cross-Cultural Management Practices
Management 3670/Political Science 3170 - The Politics of Canadian Trade Policy
Management 3980 - Applied Study/Field Experience (with a not-for-profit organization)
Management 4390 - Leading Organizational Change
Management 4551 - Sustainable Tourism
Management 4580 - Environmental Management
Management 4640 - Cross-Cultural Work Study Management
4804/Political Science 4275 - Business and Government in Canada
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A minor in Social Responsibility is available as an adjunct to all majors in the Bachelor of Management degree, Post- Diploma Bachelor of Management degree, Management Certificate, BA/BMgt, BSc/BMgt, BMgt/BEd, Post-Diploma BMgt/BEd and second degrees in Management. In some cases, achievement of the minor and a chosen major will require a student to take extra courses. The Social Responsibility minor is available on all three campuses.
For students who complete all the requirements, the minor in Social Responsibility will be acknowledged on the official transcript.
Talk to an advisor to make sure this program will fit with your goals and schedule. If so, start with MGT 3710 (Managing Not-for-profit Organizations) and see how it goes.
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