The combined degree programs are administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and Huron University College, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Centre for Global Studies.
The combined program is a five-year program leading to a BA in Honors Business Administration (HBA) and a BA (Honors) with Honors Specialization in one of the Honors Specialization modules offered in the Centre for Global Studies: Global Development Studies, Global Culture Studies, or Globalization Studies. In Years 1 and 2, students are registered in Huron University College in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science and follow the normal curriculum for the Honors Specialization module. In Year 3, students are registered in the HBA program. Students are registered in the combined program for Years 4 and 5. The combined program is outlined below. Students in the combined program must meet the language requirement for graduation with an Honors Specialization module from the Centre for Global Studies. (See Centre for Global Studies section of the Calendar for details.)
Students apply to the combined degrees during the first year of the HBA. To be eligible for admission, students must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including the admission requirements as specified in the current Academic Calendar for entry into the Honors Specialization in Global Development Studies as well as Business Administration 2257. Students must be enrolled at Huron in Years 1 and 2. Students must attain a minimum two-year average of 80% (10.0 credits), a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257, a minimum mark of 60% in any option course, and satisfy the minimum progression requirements for the Honors Specialization module. Demonstrated participation in extracurricular and/or community activities, leadership, and work experience are also admission criteria for the HBA.
In addition, students must attain a minimum weighted rounded average of 78% in the first year of the HBA. For students who have completed more than 10.0 credits prior to registration in HBA1, a minimum overall average of 80% is required in the 10.0 courses taken in Years 2 and 3, with no mark less than 60% and a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257. Applications for the combined degrees must be made on-line to the HBA Program by the published deadlines for Ivey. The Ivey School's Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) students are also eligible to apply to the combined degrees. Entrance to the combined degrees is competitive and limited.
Language Requirement for Graduation with an Honors Specialization from the Centre for Global Studies
Students graduating with the Honors Specialization must satisfy the language requirement in one of the following ways:
• 2.0 language courses with progression from one level to the next (e.g., 1030 level to 2000, or 2000 level to 3000) in any language other than English
• 2.0 language courses in two different languages (other than English) at any level
• By demonstrating fluency in a language other than English
Students are permitted to use language courses at the 2000 level or above to meet module requirements where appropriate.
Students in this combined degree program are required to achieve a significant international experience. Four-month exchange opportunities may be taken through Huron or Ivey in Year 4 or 5. Exchange may not occur during the HBA1 year. Courses taken on exchange at Ivey's exchange partners to meet the requirements of the Honors Specialization module must be approved by the Centre for Global Studies prior to the exchange. Courses taken on exchange at Huron partners to meet the requirements of the HBA degree must be approved by the HBA Program Director. Students wishing to enrol in Ivey's exchange program must apply through Ivey for specific exchange partner schools. Four-month summer experiences in another country or experiences facilitated by the Canadian International Development Agency (this experience may also be the foundation for the CGS 4000-level requirement) and Huron in Honduras also apply. Other international experiences may be recognized upon approval from the HBA Program Director and Huron's Director of the Centre for Global Studies.