The combined degree programs are administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and Huron University College, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Centre for Global Studies.
The combined program is a five-year program leading to a BA in Honors Business Administration (HBA) and a BA (Honors) with Honors Specialization in one of the Honors Specialization modules offered in the Centre for Global Studies: Global Development Studies, Global Culture Studies, or Globalization Studies. In Years 1 and 2, students are registered in Huron University College in the Faculty of Arts and Social 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 for Years 4 and 5. The combined program is outlined below. Students in the combined program must meet the language requirement for graduation with an Honors Specialization module from the Centre for Global Studies. (See Centre for Global Studies section of the Calendar for details.)
Students apply to the combined degrees during the first year of the HBA. To be eligible for admission, students must complete a minimum of 10.0 courses including the admission requirements as specified in the current Academic Calendar for entry into the Honors Specialization in Global Development Studies as well as Business Administration 2257. Students must be enrolled at Huron in Years 1 and 2. Students must attain a minimum two-year average of 80% (10.0 credits), a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257, a minimum mark of 60% in any option course, and satisfy the minimum progression requirements for the Honors Specialization module. Demonstrated participation in extracurricular and/or community activities, leadership, and work experience are also admission criteria for the HBA.
In addition, students must attain a minimum weighted rounded average of 78% in the first year of the HBA. For students who have completed more than 10.0 credits prior to registration in HBA1, a minimum overall average of 80% is required in the 10.0 courses taken in Years 2 and 3, with no mark less than 60% and a minimum mark of 70% in Business Administration 2257. Applications for the combined degrees must be made on-line to the HBA Program by the published deadlines for Ivey. The Ivey School's Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) students are also eligible to apply to the combined degrees. Entrance to the combined degrees is competitive and limited.
Language Requirement for Graduation with an Honors Specialization from the Centre for Global Studies
Students graduating with the Honors Specialization must satisfy the language requirement in one of the following ways:
• 2.0 language courses with progression from one level to the next (e.g., 1030 level to 2000, or 2000 level to 3000) in any language other than English
• 2.0 language courses in two different languages (other than English) at any level
• By demonstrating fluency in a language other than English
Students are permitted to use language courses at the 2000 level or above to meet module requirements where appropriate.
Students in this combined degree program are required to achieve a significant international experience. Four-month exchange opportunities may be taken through Huron or Ivey in Year 4 or 5. Exchange may not occur during the HBA1 year. Courses taken on exchange at Ivey's exchange partners to meet the requirements of the Honors Specialization module must be approved by the Centre for Global Studies prior to the exchange. Courses taken on exchange at Huron partners to meet the requirements of the HBA degree must be approved by the HBA Program Director. Students wishing to enrol in Ivey's exchange program must apply through Ivey for specific exchange partner schools. Four-month summer experiences in another country or experiences facilitated by the Canadian International Development Agency (this experience may also be the foundation for the CGS 4000-level requirement) and Huron in Honduras also apply. Other international experiences may be recognized upon approval from the HBA Program Director and Huron's Director of the Centre for Global Studies.
0.5 course: Centre for Global Studies 1023F/G. (This 0.5 credit is not applied to the degree requirements, but it is required for entry into the degree module.)
1.0 course from: language other than English. See Centre for Global Studies language requirement (not part of the 9.0 for Honors Specialization, but a requirement for Centre for Global Studies degree).
3.5 courses to make up full course load. Anthropology, Economics, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Women's Studies are recommended as first year courses.
Note: Students enter the Honors Specialization in Global Development Studies in the 2nd year. To be admitted to this Honors Specialization students must have: completion of first year requirements with no failures; students must have an average of at least 70% across 5.0 first year courses which will consist of the 3.0 principal courses, including the 0.5 CGS course, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%.
1.0 course: CGS 2002F/G, CGS 3516F/G.
0.5 course from: CGS 2003F/G, CGS 2004F/G.
1.0 course from: CGS 3509F/G, CGS 3514F/G, CGS 3517F/G, CGS 3521F/G, CGS 3524F/G.
0.5 course from: CGS 3000 - 3999 level.
1.0 course from: language other than English, either in progression from language studied in Year 1, or in a language different from that studied in Year 1. See Centre for Global Studies language requirement. (Not part of the 9.0 for Honors Specialization, but a requirement for Centre for Global Studies degree)
1.0 course: Business Administration 2257.
Year 3: HBA1
The third year of the undergraduate program in Business Administration consists of an integrated set of courses (7.5 courses) designed to give a basic understanding of the functions and the interrelationships of the major areas of management, as well as to develop problem-solving and action-planning skills.
All students will take: Business Administration 3300K, Business Administration 3301K, Business Administration 3302K, Business Administration 3303K, Business Administration 3304K, Business Administration 3311K, Business Administration 3316K, Business Administration 3321K, Business Administration 3322K, Business Administration 3323K.
No substitute for any of the above courses is permitted under any circumstances.
Years 4 and 5:
(HBA requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5 except Business 4569, which must be taken in Year 4)
2.5 additional business elective courses.
Years 4 and 5: Huron Global Development Studies
Years 4 and 5
1.0 course: CGS 3519F/G, CGS 3520F/G.
0.5 course from: CGS 3509F/G, CGS 3514F/G, CGS 3517F/G, CGS 3521F/G, CGS 3524F/G.
0.5 course from: CGS 3000 - 4999 level.
1.0 course from: CGS 4000 – 4999 level.
2.0 courses from: Anthropology 2255E, Anthropology 2260F/G, Anthropology 2281F/G, Chinese 2243F/G, Chinese 3652F/G, Economics 2124A/B, Economics 2125A/B, Economics 2172A/B, Economics 3343F/G, English 2361E, English 2362F/G, Family Studies 3320A/B, Foods and Nutrition 3361A/B, French 3140B, Geography 2420A/B, Geography 2430A/B, Geography 2450F/G, Geography 2460F/G, Geography 3441F/G, Geography 3442F/G, Geography 3461F/G, History 2701E, Japanese 3650F/G, Philosophy 2355F/G, Philosophy 2750F/G, Philosophy 2810F/G, Philosophy 2812F/G, Political Science 2219E, Political Science 2225E, Political Science 2235E, Political Science 2245E, Political Science 2257, Political Science 3358F/G, Political Science 3365F/G, Political Science 3379E, Sociology 2212A/B, Sociology 2215A/B, Sociology 3330F/G, Sociology 3331F/G, Sociology 3332A/B, Transitional Justice 2001F/G, Transitional Justice 3001F/G, Women's Studies 2270A/B, Women's Studies 3350F/G, the former Geography 3312A/B, the former Geography 3453F/G, the former Geography 3451A/B, the former Political Science 2275E, the former Social Justice and Peace Studies 4402F/G, the former Sociology 3377F/G, or other courses approved by the Centre for Global Studies
For students who entered the HBA Program in September 2016 and prior, please refer to the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar.
Students registered in the combined degrees are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual degrees.
Students in these combined degrees must meet the following progression standards: Students enrolled in first year HBA (Year 3) must attain a minimum weighted rounded average of 78%. In Year 4, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses and a minimum cumulative modular average of 75% with no mark less than 60% in any modular courses required for the Honors Specialization. In Year 5, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses and a minimum cumulative modular average of 70% with no mark less than 60% in any modular courses required for the Honors Specialization.
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year must withdraw from the combined degrees. With permission from the appropriate HBA Program Director and/or Huron’s Director of the Centre for Global Studies, the student may continue in one degree, and request permission from the other School to complete the other degree at a later date.
A student who fails to meet the progression standards in any year of the combined degrees may appeal the decision in writing to either the HBA Program Director or Huron’s Director of the Centre for Global Studies, depending upon the degree in which the progression standards were not met, in accordance with the University's policies on Academic Rights and Responsibilities.
Students are considered for the Dean's Honor List at Huron University College in Years 1 and 2 and at the Business School during their first year of HBA (Year 3).
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 degrees are considered for the Dean’s Honor List at the Business School in Year 5 only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purpose of determination of Dean's Honor List standing. The Dean's Honor List for HBA2 typically includes the top 25% of all of HBA2 and is determined by vote of the teaching faculty. Courses taken outside the Business School are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed the same way.
Students who take courses required for the Centre for Global Studies Honors Specialization module totalling at least 2.5 courses in Year 4 and 4.0 courses in Year 5 of the combined degrees are considered for the Dean's Honor List at Huron University College in each of those years on the basis of those courses.