The combined degree programs are administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Departments of History and Political Science in the Faculty of Social Science.
The combined program is a five-year program leading to a BA in Honors Business Administration (HBA) and a BA Honors Specialization in International Relations. In Year 1 students complete the general first year program including the first year prerequisites for admission to the Honors
Specialization in International Relations. In Year 2 they register in the normal curriculum for the Honors Specialization in International Relations. In Year 3, students are registered in the HBA program. Students are registered in the combined program in Years 4 and 5. Admission requirements for the combined program are outlined below.
To be eligible for consideration for admission to the combined program, in the first two years students must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including Business Administration 2257. In Year 1 they must complete the admission requirements as specified in the current Academic Calendar for entry into the Honors Specialization in International Relations module offered by the Departments of History and Political Science.
Admission to the International Relations Honors Specialization occurs at the end of Year 1. The requirements are: completion of first year requirements with no failures, as well as an average of 75% in 3.0 principal courses, including a minimum grade of 75% in Political Science 1020E, 75% in 1.0 course in 1000 level History, and no mark in any other principal course below 60%.
For admission to the HBA, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 78%, a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257, and no mark less than 60%, in the first two years of study. They also must gain admission to the HBA program through the regular application process. In addition, students must normally attain a minimum weighted average of 78% in the first year of the HBA.
Students apply for the combined degree program during the HBA 1 year, typically their third year of University. Applications to the combined program must be made in writing to the Director of the International Relations Program and to the HBA Program Office by the deadlines published by the Richard Ivey School of Business. Entrance to the program may be limited.
Refer to the Faculty of Social Science, Department of History for details on this combined degree program.