The completion of these combined degrees takes five academic years. Students apply for the combined degree program during the HBA 1st year, typically their third year of University. To be eligible for consideration for admission to this program, students must complete: a full first year (5.0 courses), including all the principal courses with the appropriate marks required for admission to an Honours Specialization offered by the Faculty of Science; a second year (5.0 courses), including 4.0 courses of their Honours Specialization module with a minimum average mark of 70 % and no mark less than 60 % in these modular courses, and Business Administration 2257 with a minimum mark of 70 %. Because entrance to the program is competitive and limited, students must achieve a minimum two-year (10.0 course) average of 80%. Demonstrated participation in extracurricular and/or community activities, leadership, and work experience are also taken into consideration.
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:
all the required courses with the appropriate marks needed for admission to an Honours Specialization offered by the Faculty of Science;
1.0 first year course from Category B
4.0 courses from an Honours Specialization offered by the Faculty of Science
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 must be taken in Year 4)
2.5 additional business elective courses.
Years 4 and 5 (Honours Science)
6.0 courses from an Honours Specialization offered by the Faculty of Science.
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 degree program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.
Students in the combined degree program must meet the progression standards of each Faculty or School. 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.They also must attain a minimum average of 70% in their Honours Specialization module and meet all other progression requirements of the Honours Specialization module in which they are enrolled.
A student who fails to meet the combined degree program 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 Science 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).
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 degree 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 purposes of determination of Dean's Honour List standing. Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. 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. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.
In Science, students will be considered for the Dean's Honour List in the usual way in Years 1 and 2, and at the end of Year 5 by considering all Science courses that have been taken in Years 4 and 5. Students who take at least 2.0 science courses in Year 4 will be considered for the Dean's Honour List in that year on the basis of those courses.