The combined program takes five academic years to complete. Students are registered in the combined program for Years Four and Five. The specifics may change as courses change in each faculty. It is assumed that students do not take more than two years of Health Sciences course work prior to beginning HBA1.
Students apply for the combined program during their HBA1 year. To be eligible for admission for the combined program, students must complete all requirements for the first two years of the BHSc program, obtain a minimum two year average of 80% and achieve a minimum 70% in Business Administration 2257
. Demonstrated participation in extra curricular and/or community activities, leadership and work experience are also required. In addition, students must attain a weighted rounded average of 78% in the HBA1 year. Admission to the combined program is competitive and limited. Upon completion of the combined program students will receive two degrees: a BHSc with an Honors Specialization in Health Sciences and a BA in Honors Business Administration.
Students applying to the Ivey Business School's Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) are also eligible to be considered for the combined program.
Students registered in the combined program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.
Students in this combined program must meet the following progression standards:
- Students enrolled in HBA1 (Year Three) must attain a minimum weighted rounded average of 78%.
- In Years Four and Five, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses and a minimum weighted average of 75% in their Health Sciences courses.
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 Health Sciences 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 or both of the individual programs, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or programs in order to graduate from that/those program(s).
Dean's Honor List
At Ivey, students are considered for the Dean's Honor List during their first year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years Four and Five of the combined program are considered for the Dean's Honor List in Year Five only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business Administration courses will be used in calculating averages for determining Dean's Honor List standing. Courses taken on exchange and courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. The Dean's Honors List for HBA2 typically includes the top 25% of all of the class and is determined by vote of the teaching faculty. Those who stand on the Dean's Honors List over all 3000 and 4000-level courses taken at the Business School at the completion of the combined program will graduate as Ivey Scholars.
In the Faculty of Health Science, students will be adjudicated for the Dean's Honor List based on all courses taken in the academic year (i.e., September – April) provided the student is registered in a minimum of five courses. In addition, an average of 80% must be achieved on all courses taken toward the BHSc degree with no failed courses.
Graduation With Distinction
A student who receives an overall average of 80% and no grade lower than 70% on the entire program with no failed courses will receive the designation graduation "With Distinction".
Academic exchange opportunities are not available for the combined degree program because of the core and elective courses required in Years Four and Five.
Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined programs.
Contact the Office of the Registrar, Stevenson Lawson Room 190 (Moving to new Student Services Building in Summer 2009) 519-661-3023 or at www.registrar.uwo.ca
First and Second Years
All students, including those admitted via the AEO route, must have completed all the requirements of the first and second year curriculum in the Faculty of Health Sciences, as well as Business Administration 2257
3.5 courses: Health Science electives.
0.5 course: Health Sciences or 4000-level Business Administration elective.
1.0 course: Business Administration elective.