Applicants to the Honors Business Administration Program must have successfully completed no fewer than ten full courses of university study (5.0 courses each year) beyond the university's requirements for admission from the OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma). All students seeking admission to third year of the Honors Business Administration Program must include the following courses in their program of study:
Although not required, many students take Business Administration 1220 to find out about the approach used in the study of management in the Business School.
In selecting optional courses, students are urged to keep in mind the objective of becoming a well-educated and well-rounded person. The School is not looking for individuals with a background in business related subjects, but rather for individuals with demonstrated competence in any academic program or module.
CoursesApplication Requirements and Procedures
Unless otherwise noted "course", "option", or "full-course equivalent" means one full course or two half-courses.
The deadline for submission of HBA applications is the last Friday in January in each year. There is an application fee payable to the Ivey Business School. Please refer to www.ivey.uwo.ca/hba for more information.
To apply to the Honors Business Administration Program, students must complete the online application form available at www.ivey.uwo.ca/hba. Online applications are typically available by early November.
Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to demonstrate their English proficiency through an established English test. Applicants must write one of the following tests and meet the minimum requirements: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). For additional information about these tests, please refer to ADMISSION section.
With the exception of academic transcripts, all application information must be complete by the January deadline.
The students are carefully-selected, well-rounded achievers who have the intellectual ability, ambition and stamina to meet the high academic standards and the demanding work-load of the program. Each student has a record of distinctive personal achievement and potential for leadership. Admission to the HBA program is competitive and the possession of the minimum requirements does not assure acceptance. An 80%+ average is considered to be competitive.
The Ivey Honors Business Administration Program requires the successful completion of no fewer than 10.0 courses of university study with a minimum overall average of 70%. All students seeking admission to the Honors Business Administration Program must achieve a minimum 70% in Business Administration 2257 (or an equivalent) and have completed one Grade 12 Mathematics course for university-bound students, or Mathematics 0110A/B or Mathematics 1229A/B in their prior program of study. In addition, given the participative nature of the HBA program and its case-based learning methodology, students are strongly encouraged to demonstrate a satisfactory level of class contribution in Business Administration 2257.
Students following a program containing MOS 2310A/B and 2320A/B must
defer these courses until Year 3 as they will not count towards the
10.0 credits required for admission to the HBA Program and are
discouraged for those students continuing on to the Ivey Business
School. Students continuing in MOS must complete MOS 2310A/B and 2320A/B
in Year 3 prior to enrolling in MOS courses for which these courses are
Students seeking admission into the Honors Business Administration program are expected to have adhered to all student code of conduct regulations at their respective institutions. Violations of such codes will be considered as part of the admissions process.
Candidates from Accredited Degree-Granting Institutions
Candidates with acceptable standing from accredited degree-granting institutions may be considered for admission provided that they have completed the equivalent of 10.0 transferable university credits. All students planning to apply to the Honors Business Administration Program must take the Business Administration 2257 course at Western, or its equivalent from another accredited institution.
HBA Program Services Office
Ivey School of Business