The completion of these combined degrees takes five academic years. In Year 1, students must complete the admission requirements for entry into an Honours Specialization module offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. To be considered for admission to this combined program, students must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including Business Administration 2257 and the required second year courses for an Honours Specialization module in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. A minimum of 5.0 courses must be taken in each of Years 1 and 2. Students apply for the combined degree program during the HBA 1 year, typically their third year of University. Entrance to the program may be limited.
In Year 2, students must enrol in an Honours Specialization offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and achieve a minimum 75% modular average. They must also 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.
To be considered for admission to this competitive program, students must achieve the following requirements:
Students applying to the Richard Ivey School of Business Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) are also eligible to be considered for the Combined Degree Program.
5.0 courses including:
Note: If 1.0 Category C course is not taken in Year 1 as part of the 5.0 courses, it may be taken during the subsequent Spring/Summer session and must be completed successfully by the end of August prior to entry to this program.
5.0 courses including:
Year 3 (HBA 1)
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 3303K, Business Administration 3304K, Business Administration 3311K, Business Administration 3316K, Business Administration 3321K, Business Administration 3322K and Business Administration 3323K. No substitute is permitted for any of these courses.
Years 4 and 5 (HBA requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5, except, Business Administration 4569 must be taken in Year 4)
2.5 additional business elective courses.
Years 4 and 5 (Arts and Humanities requirements to be taken over Years 4 and 5: 6.0 or 7.0 courses as noted below)
6.0 courses from any 9.0 or 10.0-course Honours Specialization module offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. (Along with the required courses in Business Administration, this will require a total of 5.0 courses in one year and 6.0 courses in the other year, or 5.5 courses in each year.)
In the case of the Honours BFA, Honours Specialization in Studio Arts module (11.0 courses), students will be required to take 7.0 modular courses. (Along with the required courses in Business Administration, this will require a total of 6.0 courses in each year.)
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 HBA/Arts and Humanities Program are expected to meet all of the requirements of each program.
Students in the Combined HBA/Arts and Humanities Program must meet the progression standards of each program. A student who fails to meet the Combined HBA/Arts and Humanities program standards in any year must withdraw from the program. However, a student who has met the progression standards of either the HBA or Arts and Humanities program will be allowed to progress 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 of the individual programs or both programs through a concurrent degree, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or concurrent programs in order to graduate from that/those program(s).
HBA: Students enrolled in HBA1 (Year 3) must attain a minimum weighted average of at least 78%. In Years 4 and 5, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses.
Arts and Humanities Years 4 and 5: Students must attain a minimum average of 75% on their modular courses with no mark less than 60% in each one.
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 program are considered for the Dean's Honour List 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. Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.
In Arts and Humanities, students will be considered for the Dean's Honour list in Years 1 and 2 according to the normal criteria (minimum 80% average on 5.0 courses with no failures). Students enrolled in Years 4 and 5 will be considered for Dean's Honour list in Year 5 only by considering all Arts and Humanities courses taken in Years 4 and 5 (minimum 80% average on 5.0 courses with no failures).