Academic Calendar - 2023

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2023


Management and Organizational Studies - Faculty of Arts and Social Science

Admission Requirements

Students may not apply directly to a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION when they apply for admission to the University.

After first year, students may apply for admission upon completion of first-year requirements with no failures.

4.0 first-year courses taken in Fall/Winter term:

Students must have an average of at least 73% on, and no grade less than 60% in, the following:

1.0 course: Business Administration 1220E.
1.0 course: Economics 1021A/B and Economics 1022A/B.
0.5 course from: MOS 1033A/B or Computer Science 1032A/B.
1.0 course from: Mathematics 1225A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B, Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: courses numbered 1000-1999.

Note: a full course load is 5.0 courses; the program recommends taking 1.0 elective course/s that could serve as prerequisites to senior level courses in future years. 

After second year, students applying for a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION must have:

a) achieved an average of at least 73% on the last 4.0 courses in Fall/Winter term;
b) achieved an average of at least 73% on the 3.0 principal courses required for
the module
c) achieved a cumulative modular average of 70%;
d) obtained a minimum grade of 60% in each course required for the module;
e) obtained a passing grade in each elective course;
f) a minimum cumulative average of 65%.

Module/Program Information

10.5 courses:

2.5 courses normally taken in second year:

        1.0 course from: Business Administration 2257 or MOS 2227A/B and MOS 2228A/B.
        1.5 courses: MOS 2275A/B, MOS 2320A/B (or MOS 3320A/B), MOS 2310A/B (or the former MOS 3310A/B).

0.5 course from: MOS 2155A/B, MOS 2181A/B, MOS 2182F/G.

3.0 courses from the Business Intelligence requirements group

2.0 courses (Core courses for Business Intelligence module): MOS 2242A/B, MOS 2235A/B, MOS 3335A/B, MOS 3365A/B.
1.0 course (module elective courses) from: MOS 3323A/B, MOS 3398A/B, MOS 4498A/B.

These courses are taken in third or fourth year.

2.0 courses from the Long-term Strategic Success group, normally taken in third or fourth year

       1.0 courses: MOS 3330A/B, MOS 4410A/B.
       1.0 course from: MOS 2299F/G, MOS 3321F/G, MOS 3331A/B, MOS 3385A/B, MOS 4488A/B.

1.0 courses that contribute to education in the areas of programming, data searching, data analysis and data interpretation

1.0 courses from: Analytics and Decision Sciences 2298A/B, Computer Science 2035A/B, Computer Science 2120A/B, Data Science 2100A, Digital Communication 2309A/B, Digital Communication 3203F/G, Digital Communication 3204A/B, Digital Communication 3209F/G.

1.5 courses from the Interdisciplinary Perspectives group (some courses may require a prerequisite or department permission or have antirequisites in advance of

1.5 courses from: Arabic 2050A/B, Arabic 2250, Centre for Global Studies 2002F/G, Centre for Global Studies 2003F/G, Centre for Global Studies 2004F/G, Centre for Global Studies 3516F/G, Centre for Global Studies 3525F/G, Chinese 2250, Chinese 2252A/B, Economics 2120A/B, Economics 2124A/B, Economics 2125A/B, Economics 2154A/B, French 2901A/B, French 2902F/G, French 2301A/B, Geography 2220A/B, Geography 2132A/B, German 2220A/B, GLE 2003F/G, Italian 2220A/B, Japanese 2250, Japanese 2251A/B, Korean 2200, MOS 2255F/G, MOS 2265F/G, MOS 3250A/B, MOS 4486A/B, Philosophy 2074F/G, Philosophy 2253A/B, Psychology 2050, Psychology 3722F/G, Spanish 2200.


Progression Requirements

To remain in a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION, students must have:

a) maintained a minimum modular average of 70%;
b) obtained a minimum grade of 60% in each course required for the module;
c) obtained a passing grade in each elective course;
d) a minimum cumulative average of 65%.

Students who fail to meet these progression requirements may be eligible to apply to a BMOS Specialization or to another program.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION degree, students must have achieved a minimum modular average of 70% with a minimum mark of 60% in each course, obtained a passing grade in each elective course, and maintained a minimum cumulative average of 65% on the 20.0 courses counted
towards a BMOS HONOURS SPECIALIZATION degree. Students with advanced standing must have achieved an overall average of 65% on courses completed at
this University.

All students require 2.0 designated essay courses (E, F or G; at least 1.0 of which must be a senior course numbered 2000-4999) and 1.0 course from each of the Categories A, B and C.