University degree programs are designed to provide students with a broad range of knowledge that is both professionally and academically focused. Students not only obtain expertise in their primary field of study (in this case, business), but also in other complementary areas (such as mathematics, economics, or communication); these areas are generally considered core to a business program.
University study also aims to enhance student knowledge, experience, and skills more broadly through electives that are not directly related to a core program. These course choices are entirely individual and should be selected based on your own personal interests and what you believe will help to enhance your future learning or career prospects.
All students are required to complete electives (some business, some non-business). As a student, you are responsible to review available course offerings in a given term, and to choose from that list based on personal interests, skill-building potential, appealing time slot, mode of delivery, or a host of other factors that will be important to you.
Business electives in the Grenfell Business program include any course listed in Table 7 of the University calendar, found
here. These courses are primarily from the business discipline, but also include courses from non-business subject areas that have been identified as having substantial business-related content.
Non-business electives are those course that do not have the prefix BUSN or BUSI, and are not included on the list of business electives (Table 7, referenced previously). While there are numerous opportunities for non-business electives both online and on-campus each term, there is no standing ‘list' of non-business electives in the University.
You may be interested to know that many Grenfell Business students take non-business electives in subject areas such as Psychology, Tourism Studies, Sociology, Mathematics, Anthropology, Historical Studies, and Human Kinetics & Recreation, though any discipline is free to explore!