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 Honours Business Administration (HBA) and a BA (Honours) with Honours Specialization in Global Development 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 Honours 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 Honours Specialization in Global Development Studies 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 Honours 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 Honours 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.
Students graduating with the Honours 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.
0.5 course: Centre for Global Studies 1023F/G. (This 0.5 credit is not applied to the degree requirements, but it is required for entry into the degree module.)
1.0 course from: language other than English. See Centre for Global Studies language requirement (not part of the 9.0 for Honours Specialization, but a requirement for Centre for Global Studies degree). And please note that this requirement may be waived, if competency in a language other than English is already achieved by other means and recognised by the Director of the Centre for Global Studies.
3.5 courses to make up full course load. Anthropology, Economics, English, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology are recommended as first year courses.
Note: Students enter the Honours Specialization in Global Development Studies in the 2nd year. To be admitted to this Honours Specialization students must have: completion of first year requirements with no failures; students must have an average of at least 70% across 5.0 first year courses which will consist of the 3.0 principal courses, including the 0.5 CGS course, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%.
Years 2, 4 and 5: Honours Specialization in Global Development Studies
3.0 courses: CGS 2002F/G, CGS 3001F/G, CGS 3006F/G, CGS 3516F/G, CGS 3519F/G, CGS 3520F/G.
0.5 course from: CGS 2003F/G, CGS 2004F/G.
1.0 courses from: CGS 3509F/G, CGS 3512F/G, CGS 3518F/G, CGS 3527F/G.
1.0 course from: CGS 3521F/G, CGS 3524F/G, CGS 3526F/G, CGS 3531F/G.
2.5 courses from: CGS 3000-4999 level; or up to 2.0 non–CGS courses at the 2200 level or higher from Arts and Humanities, Social Science, or Information and Media Studies that engage directly with Global Development Studies content, as approved by the Centre for Global Studies.
1.0 course from: CGS 4000-4999 level.
1.0 course from: language other than English, either in progression from language studied in Year 1, or in a language different from that studied in Year 1. See Centre for Global Studies language requirement. (Not part of the 9.0 for Honours Specialization, but a requirement for Centre for Global Studies degree). And please note that this requirement may be waived, if competency in a language other than English is already achieved by other means and recognised by the Director of the Centre for Global Studies.
Year 2: HBA
1.0 course: Business Administration 2257.
Year 3: HBA1
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.
No substitute for any of the above courses is permitted under any circumstances.
Years 4 and 5:
(HBA requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5 except Business Administration 4569, which must be taken in Year 4)
2.5 additional business elective courses.
For students who entered the HBA Program in September 2016 and prior, please refer to the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.
Students registered in the combined degrees are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual degrees.
Students in these combined degrees must meet the following progression standards: Students enrolled in first year HBA (Year 3) must attain a minimum weighted rounded average of 78%. In Year 4, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses and a minimum cumulative modular average of 75% with no mark less than 60% in any modular courses required for the Honours Specialization. In Year 5, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses and a minimum cumulative modular average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in any modular courses required for the Honours Specialization.
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year must withdraw from the combined degrees. With permission from the appropriate HBA Program Director and/or Huron’s Director of the Centre for Global Studies, the student may continue in one degree, and request permission from the other School to complete the other degree at a later date.
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year of the combined degrees may appeal the decision in writing to either the HBA Program Director or Huron’s Director of the Centre for Global Studies, depending upon the degree in which the progression standards were not met, in accordance with the University's policies on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.
Students are considered for the Dean's Honour List at Huron University College in Years 1 and 2 and at the Business School during their first year of HBA (Year 3).
At the Richard Ivey School of Business, students are considered for the Dean's Honour list during their first year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years 4 and 5 of the combined degrees are considered for the Dean’s Honour List at the Business School in Year 5 only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purpose of determination of Dean's Honour List standing. The Dean's Honour List for HBA2 typically includes the top 25% of all of HBA2 and is determined by vote of the teaching faculty. Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed the same way.
Students who take courses required for the Centre for Global Studies Honours Specialization module totalling at least 2.5 courses in Year 4 and 4.0 courses in Year 5 of the combined degrees are considered for the Dean's Honour List at Huron University College in each of those years on the basis of those courses.