Normally, students apply to the HBA program during their second year in Engineering by the published deadline. Application for the combined program is made during the first year in the HBA program. Students applying to the Ivey Business School's Academic Excellence Opportunity (AEO) are also eligible to be considered for the combined program. Admission to the program is competitive and limited. Upon completion of the program students will receive two degrees: a BA in Honors Business Administration and a BESc degree.
To be eligible for the combined program, all students, including those admitted via the AEO route, must have completed all the requirements of the first year curriculum in the Faculty of Engineering and the second year program in Option B of the Software Engineering Program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Students must obtain a yearly weighted average (YWA) of 78% in each year. During the second year of the program students are required to complete Business Administration 2257 with a minimum grade of 70%. Software Engineering students may take Business Administration 2257 during Intersession either after their first or second year. Demonstrated participation in extra curricular and/or community activities, leadership and work experience are also admission criteria.
First Year Program
Full-year courses: Applied Mathematics 1413, Engineering Science 1050, Business Administration 1299E.
Full-year half course: Engineering Science 1022A/B/Y
Half-year courses: Applied Mathematics 1411A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B, Engineering Science 1021A/B, Engineering Science 1036A/B, Physics 1401A/B and Physics 1402A/B.
(two of the half courses are taken in each term as scheduled)
Second Year Program
Applied Mathematics 2270A/B, Applied Mathematics 2276A/B, Computer Science 1037A/B, ECE 2277A/B, ECE 2238A/B, SE 2203A/B, SE 2205A/B, SE 2250A/B, Mathematics 2151A/B, Statistical Sciences 2141A/B, One 0.5 non-technical elective from the approved list. Business Administration 2257.
Third Year Program
The third year of the undergraduate program in Business Administration consists of an integrated set of courses (7.5 courses) designed to give a basic understanding of the functions and the interrelationships of the major areas of management, as well as to develop problem-solving and action-planning skills.
All students will take: Business Administration 3300K, Business Administration 3301K, Business Administration 3302K, Business Administration 3303K, Business Administration 3304K, Business Administration 3311K, Business Administration 3316K, Business Administration 3321K, Business Administration 3322K, Business Administration 3323K.
Fourth Year Program
ECE 3375A/B, ECE 4436A/B, SE 3309A/B, SE 3310A/B, SE 3313A/B, SE 3314A/B, SE 3316A/B, SE 3350A/B, SE 3351A/B, SE 3352A/B, SE 3353A/B.
Applied Project Requirement: At least one of the former Business Administration 4430 (1.0 course) or the former Business Administration 4410 (1.0 course).
Fifth Year Program
3.0 Business Administration courses:
• 0.5 course: International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/B.
• 0.5 course: Corporations and Society Perspective Requirement: At least one 0.5 course from Business Administration - Corporations and Society designated electives offered during the academic year (Business Administration 4538A/B, Business Administration 4539A/B, Business Administration 4588A/B, Business Administration 4625A/B) or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.
• 0.5 course: Managerial Accounting Requirement: Business Administration 4624A/B.
• 1.5 elective courses chosen from 4000 level Business courses.
For students who entered the HBA Program in September 2016 and prior, please refer to the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.
Students in this combined program must meet the following progression standards: Students enrolled in first year HBA (Year Three) must attain at least 78%. In Years Four and Five, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000 level HBA courses and a 75% in their Engineering courses.
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year must withdraw from the combined program. However, a student who has met the progression standards of either the HBA or BESc program will be allowed to proceed to the next year of that program. If the progression standards of both individual programs have been satisfied, the student may continue in either program and may petition the School or Faculty whose program was not selected for permission to complete that program at a later date. A student who is required to withdraw from the combined program and wishes to pursue either or both of the individual programs, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or programs in order to graduate from that/those program(s).