Structure of the Combined Program
This combined program is administered on behalf of the Ivey Business School and the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Kinesiology, by the two Program Directors, one of whom is appointed by the Business School and the other by the School of Kinesiology.
The combined program takes five academic years to complete and allows students to complete Bachelor of Arts (BA) programs with an Honors Specialization in Kinesiology-Sport Management and a BA in Honors Business Administration. Students are registered in the combined program for Years Four and Five. Below is a brief outline of the program by year. The specifics may change as courses change in each faculty. It is assumed that students do not take more than two years of Kinesiology course work prior to beginning HBA1.
Students apply for the combined program during their HBA1 year. To be eligible for admission consideration for the combined program, students must complete all requirements for the first two years of the BA Honors Specialization in Kinesiology, obtain a minimum two-year (ten credit) average of 80% and achieve a minimum 70% grade in Business Administration 2257
. Demonstrated participation in extra curricular and/or community activities, leadership and work experience are also required. In addition, students must complete the HBA1 year with a weighted rounded average of 78%. Applications for the combined program must be made in writing to the Director of the School of Kinesiology and must also be made on-line to the HBA program by the published deadline for Ivey. Admission to the combined program is competitive and limited. Upon completion of the program students will receive two degrees: a BA Honors Specialization in Kinesiology–Sport Management degree and a BA Honors Business Administration degree.
3.5 Kinesiology courses to be selected as follows:
Four physical activity quarter courses from Kinesiology 2020Q/R/S/T - 2022Q/R/S/T, 2202Q/R/S/T-2225Q/R/S/T (one each from aquatic activity, individual based activity, team based activity, and racquet activity).
Kinesiology 2222A/B, 2230A/B, 2241A/B, 2298A/B
0.5 course from: Kinesiology 2236A/B, 2250A/B, 2263F/G, the former 2290F/G, 2293F/G, Dance 2270A/B.
Business Administration 2257.
0.5 elective which must include any introductory level or equivalent statistics course, if not previously completed.
Business Administration 3300, 3301, 3302Y, 3303, 3304, 3305Q/R/S/T, 3307, 3308A/B, 3316.
4.0 Kinesiology courses numbered 2000-4999 which must include Kinesiology 4498A/B.
Two 0.5 courses in Business Administration chosen from available 4000 level courses.
Exchange Programs 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 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. For the School of Kinesiology, students must meet UWO honors progression requirements.
Failure to Meet Progression Standards
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year of the combined program must withdraw from the combined program. With permission from the Director of Kinesiology and/or the HBA Program Director, the student may continue in one program and request permission from the other Faculty or School to complete that program at a later date.
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year of the combined program may appeal the decision in writing to the Director of Kinesiology and/or the HBA Program Director in which the progression standards were not met in accordance with the University's policies on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.
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 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 School of Kinesiology, 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 four full or equivalent courses. In addition, an average of 80% must be achieved on all courses taken toward the Kinesiology degree with a minimum of at least 60% in each course.
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".
Eligibility is determined by the regulations in effect in the School of Kinesiology and the Business School respectively.
Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined programs. Contact the Office of the Registrar, Stevenson Lawson Room 190 519-661-3023 or at www.registrar.uwo.ca