Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024


Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS Program) - Faculty of Arts and Social Science

Admission Requirements

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

After first, second, or third year, students applying for a BMOS SPECIALIZATION must have:

a) achieved an average of at least 70% on the last 4.0 courses;
b) obtained a passing grade for each course required for admission to the module;
c) a minimum cumulative average of 65%.

4.0 first-year courses:

1.0 course: Business Administration 1220E.
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;  
1.0 course from: designated essay course numbered 1000-1999E or F/G or Writing 1025F/G or Writing 1011F/G or Writing 1021F/G (the last two course options in this list are recommended only for students unaccustomed to writing in English).
0.5 course: MOS 1033A/B.
0.5 course: numbered 1000-1999. Students who wish to enroll in the Marketing and Sustainability program after first year are encouraged to take one or more of the first- or second-year courses from the Marketing and Sustainability requirements group or the Interdisciplinary Perspectives group.

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.

Module/Program Information

10.5 courses:

3.0 courses from the Marketing and Sustainability requirements group

0.5 course normally taken in second year from: MOS 2320A/B or MOS 3320A/B.
1.5 courses normally taken in third year: MOS 3321F/G, MOS 3423F/G, MOS 3420F/G
1.0 course normally taken in third or fourth year from: MOS 3322F/G, MOS 3323A/B, MOS 3325A/B, MOS 4511F/G, Digital Communication 2309A/B.

5.0 courses from the Long-term Strategic Success group

1.0 course normally taken in second year: Business Administration 2257 or MOS 2227A/B and MOS 2228A/B.
2.5 courses normally taken in second year: MOS 2181A/B, MOS 2182F/G, MOS 2242A/B, MOS 2275A/B, MOS 2310A/B (or the former MOS 3310 A/B).
1.0 course normally taken in third or fourth year: MOS 3330A/B, MOS 4410A/B.
0.5 course from: MOS 2198A/B, MOS 2235A/B, MOS 2255F/G, MOS 2265F/G, MOS 2299F/G, MOS 3250A/B, MOS 3332A/B, MOS 3335A/B, MOS 3331A/B, MOS 3335A/B, MOS 3398A/B, MOS 3401F/G, MOS 4488A/B, MOS 4489F/G, MOS 4486A/B, MOS 4498A/B.

1.0 courses from the Knowledge in Sustainability group (some courses may require a prerequisite or department permission in advance of enrollment)

0.5 course normally taken in first or second year from: Environmental Science 1021F/G, MOS 2185A/B, Geography 2133A/B, GLE 2004F/G, Geography 2153A/B, Geography 2162A/B, Geography 2310A/B.
0.5 course normally taken in third or fourth year from: Centre for Global Studies 3531F/G, GLE 3004F/G, Geography 3446F/G, Geography 3350A/B, Geography 3432A/B, Geography 3461F/G.

1.5 courses from the Interdisciplinary Perspectives group (the student is responsible for ensuring that prerequisites, departmental permissions, and antirequisites have been taken into account):

1.5 courses from: Arabic 2050A/B, Arabic 2250, CGS 2002F/G, CGS 2004F/G, CGS 3516F/G, CGS 3519F/G, CGS 3520F/G, CGS 3522F/G, CGS 3525F/G, CGS 3527F/G, CGS 3528F/G, Chinese 2250, Chinese 2252A/B, Economics 2124A/B, Economics 2125A/B, Economics 2154A/B, Economics 3352A/B, Economics 3370A/B, French 1911A/B, French 1912F/G, French 2901A/B, French 2902F/G, French 2301A/B, Geography 2143A/B, Geography 2420A/B, Geography 2430A/B, German 2220A/B, Global Great Books 3001F/G, GLE 2005F/G, GLE 3011F/G, History 2125F/G, History 2813F/G, History 4202F/G, Italian 2220A/B, Japanese 2250, Japanese 2251A/B, Korean 2200,  Philosophy 2074F/G, Philosophy 2253A/B, Philosophy 3850F/G,  Political Science 2231E, Political Science 2257, Political Science 3379E,  Psychology 2070A/B, Psychology 3722F/G, Spanish 2200, Writing 2101F/G.


Progression Requirements

To remain in a BMOS SPECIALIZATION, students must have maintained a minimum cumulative average of 65%.

In order to be readmitted to the BMOS Specialization, students must complete 4.0 additional courses in another discipline over the Fall/Winter term, achieve a minimum average of 70% in their last 4.0 courses, and have a minimum cumulative average of 65%. 

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a BMOS SPECIALIZATION degree, students must have achieved a minimum cumulative modular average of 65% on the 20.0 courses counted towards a BMOS 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.