The combined degree programs are administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Social Science. The combined program is a five-year program leading to a BA in Honors Business Administration (HBA) and a BA Honors Specialization in Political Science. In Years 1 and 2, students are registered in the Department of Political Science and follow the normal curriculum for the Honors Specialization module. In Year 3, students are registered in the HBA program. Students are registered in the combined program in Years 4 and 5. Admission requirements for the combined program are outlined below.
To be eligible for consideration for admission to the combined program, in the first two years students must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including Business Administration 2257. In Year 1, they must complete the admission requirements as specified in the current Academic Calendar for entry into an Honors Specialization module offered by the Department of Political Science.
In Year 2, students must enroll in an Honors Specialization in the Department of Political Science and satisfy the minimum progression requirements for the second year of that Honors Specialization. Under certain conditions, students who in Year 2 enroll in a Major in Political Science as part of an Honors Double Major may be eligible for admission to the combined degree program, but they will have to transfer into an Honors Specialization module in the Department of Political Science if they are accepted into the combined degree program. Such a transfer is possible only if they have taken the requisite courses and received the marks needed to transfer into an Honors Specialization module and are able to complete all the requirements of the combined degree program for that module.
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%. In addition, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 78% in the first year of the HBA.
Students apply for the combined degree program during the HBA 1 year, typically their third year of University. Applications to the combined program must be made in writing to the Undergraduate Program Advisor of the Department of Political Science and to the HBA Program Office by the deadlines published by the Richard Ivey School of Business. Entrance to the program may be limited.
Refer to the Faculty of Social Science, Department of Political Science listing in the Academic Calendar for details on this combined degree program.