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Admission Requirements

Application for the concurrent degree is normally made during Year 2. To be eligible for admission, students must complete all BMSc entrance requirements in Years 1 and 2 with a minimum two-year (ten credits) average of 80%, and achieve a minimum 70% grade in Business Administration 257, with no marks under 60%. Demonstrated participation in extra curricular and/or community activities, leadership, and work experience are also admission criteria. Applications for the concurrent program must be made on line to the HBA program by the published deadlines for the Ivey Business School.


Students applying to the Ivey Business School's Academic Excellence Opportunity (AEO) are also eligible to be considered for the concurrent program, as are students who have completed the first two years of the BMSc program prerequisites and the first year of the HBA program.

First Year

Principal Courses

Biology 022 or 023 with a minimum mark of 60%
Chemistry 020 or 023 with a minimum mark of 60%
Mathematics 030 or any two of the following: Calculus 050a/b, 051a/b, 081a/b, Linear Algebra 040a/b, Mathematics 028a/b, Statistical Sciences 024a/b.
Physics 020, 024, 028a/b and 029a/b, or the former Physics 022 or 025. (For Biophysics, Physics 020 or 024 or the former 025 is required as is Calculus 050a/b and one of Calculus 050a/b or 081a/b.)

Subsidiary Course

1.0 course from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities or the Faculty of Social Science

Second Year
Principal Courses
Third Year (HBA 1)
Principal Courses
Fourth Year
Principal Courses

3.0 honors-level (200- or 300-level) course equivalents from at least three of the following departments: Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, Microbiology & Immunology, Pathology, Physiology and Pharmacology, at least 1.0 of which must have a laboratory.
Business Administration 420y
0.5 course Business Administration elective chosen from available 400-series courses

Subsidiary Courses

1.0 course from any Faculty at the 100-level or above

Fifth Year
Principal Courses

One term (2.5 courses) in the Business School. Business 420y must be included if not taken in Fourth Year.
One term (2.5 courses) in the BMSc Program. Medical Sciences 490F or 490G must be included, plus four 400-level half courses from two or three of the Basic Medical Sciences disciplines.

Progression Requirements

Students registered in the concurrent program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.

Progression Standards

Students in this concurrent program must meet the following progression standards:

Students enrolled in first year HBA (Year 3) must attain at least 78%. In Years 4 and 5 students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 400-level HBA courses and a B average in their BMSc courses.

Failure to Meet Progression Standards

A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year must withdraw from the concurrent program. With permission from the appropriate HBA Program Director and/or the BMSc Program Director, the student may continue in one program, and request permission from the other Faculty or School to complete that program at a later date.

A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year of the concurrent program may appeal the decision in writing to the Program Director of the program in which the progression standards were not met, in accordance with the University's policies on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.

Dean's Honor List

Students are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Faculty of Science in Year 1 and 2, and at the Business School during their first year of HBA (Year 3).

Students enrolled in Year 4 and 5 of the concurrent program are considered for the Deans Honor List at the Business School in Year 5 only. Only grades obtained in 400-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for determining Dean's Honor List standing. Courses taken on exchange and courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. The Dean's Honor List for HBA2 (Year 5) typically includes the top 10% of the class and is determined by vote of the teaching faculty. Those who stand on the Dean's Honor List over all 300- and 4-level courses taken at the Business School at the completion of the concurrent program will graduate as Ivey Scholars.

Students who take BMSc courses totaling at least six half courses in Year 4 and five half courses in Year 5 of the concurrent program are considered for the Dean's Honor List at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in each of those years on the basis of those courses.

Graduation with Distinction

Students in degree programs who have achieved an overall average of 80% and no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will graduate "With Distinction".

Gold Medal

Eligibility is determined by the regulations in effect in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Business School respectively.


When enrolled in the BMSc/HBA concurrent program, students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on Concurrent Programs.

Exchange Programs

Students interested in the concurrent program may be eligible for HBA exchange in Year Five. A student must satisfy both Program Directors/Chairs that his or her course load is appropriately balanced before permission will be given to participate in an exchange program.