BACHELOR OF MUSICAL ARTS (HONORS MUSIC) / HBA
The combined degree programs are administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Don Wright Faculty of Music.
The combined program is a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Musical Arts (Honors Music) and a BA in Honors Business Administration (HBA). In Years 1 and 2, students are registered in the Bachelor of Musical Arts (Honors Music) in the Don Wright Faculty of Music and follow the normal curriculum for this degree. In Year 3, students are registered in the HBA program. Students are registered in the combined program in Years 4 and 5.
Students must meet normal admission requirements for both programs. Normally, students apply to the HBA program during their second year in the Bachelor of Musical Arts (Honors Music). Students applying to the Ivey Business School's Academic Excellence Opportunity (AEO) are also eligible to be considered for the combined program. Admission is competitive and limited.
To be eligible for consideration for admission to the combined program, in the first two years, students must complete all requirements for Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Musical Arts (Honors Music), including Business Administration 2257. In the first two years, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 78%, a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257, and no mark less than 60%. They must also gain admission to the HBA program through the regular application process.
Students registered in the combined program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.
Students in the combined program must meet the normal progression standards for both the Bachelor of Musical Arts (Honors Music) and HBA programs. 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 HBA2 courses. They also must attain a minimum average of 70% with no grade less than 60% in Music courses, and a passing grade in each non-Music course.
Failure to Meet Progression Standards
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 Bachelor of Musical Arts (Honors Music) 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 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).
Dean's Honor List
At the Richard Ivey School of Business, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years 4 and 5 of the combined program are considered for the Dean's Honor 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 Honor List standing. Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.
In the Don Wright Faculty of Music, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during Years 1, 2, 4 and 5, based on achieving an average of 80% or higher, with no failed courses, during that academic year.
Upon completion of this combined program, students will receive a BMusA (Honors Music) and a BA in Honors Business Administration.
Graduation with Distinction
Eligibility to graduate "With Distinction" for each degree is determined by each Faculty.
International Exchange Programs
Students in the combined HBA/Music degree program may be eligible to participate in academic exchange programs. Interested students should discuss exchange options with the HBA Program Office and Don Wright Faculty of Music.
Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined programs. Contact the Office of the Registrar for details.
Completion of Music 0914 and Ensemble requirementYear 2
2.0 courses: Music 1710F/G, 1801A/B, 1920
0.5 course from: Music 1711F/G, 2710F/G, 2711F/G
2.0 courses: Music 1635A/B, 1636A/B, 1649A/B, 1650A/B
1.0 non-Music elective
0.5 course from the Faculty of Music
A weighted average of at least 70% and no mark less than 60% in Music courses, and a passing grade in the non-Music course.
Ensemble: One or more of Music 2901, 2902, 2903, 2904, 2905, 2906, 2910, 2911, 2912, 2913Year 3 – HBA1
4.0 courses: Music 2635A/B, 2636A/B, 2649A/B, 2650A/B, 2710F/G, 2711F/G, 2920
1.0 course from the Faculty of Music
1.0 course: Business Administration 2257
Business Administration 3300K, 3301K, 3302K, 3303K, 3304K, 3307K, 3311K, 3316K, 3321K, 3322K, 3323KYears 4 and 5 (5.0 Music courses and 6.0 HBA2 credits)
Music (5.0 Music courses must be taken over Years 4 or 5)
From Year 3 of the BMusA program:
0.5 course: Music 3924Y and Ensemble* (Music 3901, 3902, 3903, 3904, 3905, 3906, 3910, 3911, 3912, 3913) or 0.5 music electiveFrom Year 4 of the BMusA Program:
1.5 courses at the 2000 level or above from the Faculty of Music
*The ensemble requirement becomes an optional elective for those students not registered in Music 3924Y and 4924Y.
0.5 course: Music 4924Y and Ensemble* (Music 4901, 4902, 4903, 4904, 4905, 4906, 4910, 4911, 4912, 4913), or 0.5 music electiveNote:In the Bachelor of Musical Arts program, no more than 8.0 courses may be numbered 1000 to 1999.
1.0 course at the 2000 level or above from the Faculty of Music
1.5 courses from the Faculty of Music
Years 4 and 5 (HBA requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5 – no course is restricted to either year).
International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/B (0.5 course).4.0 additional business electives
Corporations and Society Perspectives Requirement: At least one 0.5 course of Business Administration 4521A/B, 4522A/B, 4523A/B or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.
Applied Project Requirement: Business Administration 4569 (1.0 course)