To be eligible for consideration for admission to the combined program, in the first two years, students must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses, including Business Administration 2257. In Year 1, they must complete the admission requirements as specified in the current Academic Calendar for entry into a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization module offered in the Faculty Arts and Social Science at Huron University College.
Admission to the requested Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization module occurs at the end of Year 1. The requirements are: Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses, plus 2.0 additional courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%.
For admission to the HBA, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 78%, a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257, and no mark less than 60%, in the first two years of study. They also must 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.
Students apply for the combined degree program during the HBA 1 year, typically their third year of University. Applications to the combined program must be made in writing to the appropriate Program Chair at Huron University College and to the HBA Program Office by the deadlines published by the Richard Ivey School of Business. Entrance to the program may be limited.
Progression through the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization)/HBA Combined Degree Program:
5.0 courses including:
• all of the required prerequisites for entrance to a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization module offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at Huron University College;
• and Year 1 course from Category C.
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:
• 3.0 courses from a 9.0 course Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization module offered in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at Huron University College plus Business Administration 2257 and 1.0 option;
• 4.0 courses from a 10.0 course Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization module offered in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at Huron University College, plus Business Administration 2257.
Year 3: HBA 1
The third year of the undergraduate program in Business Administration consists of an integrated set of 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 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.
• International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/B;
• Corporations and Society Perspective Requirement: At least 0.5 course from Business Administration 4522A/B, Business Administration 4523A/B the former Business Administration 4521A/B or another business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement;
• Applied Project Requirement: Business Administration 4569.
• Managerial Accounting Requirement: Business Administration 4624A/B.
2.5 additional business elective courses.
Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization requirements are 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 Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization module offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Science at Huron University College. (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.)
Students registered in the combined program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs. The combined degree program cannot deviate from the 5-year program structure. That is, it cannot be completed in less time or extended beyond the 5 years.
Students in the combined program must meet the progression standards of the program.
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 weighted average of 70% in their Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization module and meet all other progression requirements of the Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization module in which they are enrolled.
A student who fails to meet the combined 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 the Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization, at Huron University College 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 of the individual programs or both programs through a combined degree, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or combined 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 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 determining Dean's Honour List standing. Courses taken outside the Richard Ivey School of Business are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.
In the Faculty of Arts and Social 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 Faculty of Arts and Social Science courses that have been taken in Years 4 and 5. Students who take at least 2.0 Social Science courses in Year 4 will be considered for the Dean's Honour List in that year on the basis of those courses.
Upon completion of this combined program, students will receive a Bachelor of Arts, Honours Specialization BA in a selected Faculty of Arts and Social Science module and a BA in Honours Business Administration.
Eligibility to graduate “With Distinction” for each degree is determined by the Faculty or School.