This combined degree is administered on behalf of the Richard Ivey School of Business and the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Social Science.
The combined program is a five-year program leading to a BA in Honours Business Administration (HBA) and a BA Honours Specialization in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics – Economics Concentration (PPE- E).
In Year 1 students complete the general first year program including the first year prerequisites for admission to PPE-E. In Year 2 they register in the normal curriculum for the PPE-E 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 the Honours Specialization in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics - Economics Concentration (PPE-E) offered by the Department of Economics.
Admission to the PPE-E Honours Specialization module occurs at the end of Year 1. The requirements are: Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must complete 3.0 principal courses, including Economics 1021A/B and Economics 1022A/B, Political Science 1020E, and 1.0 Philosophy course(s) at the 1000 level, with an average of at least 75% and no mark less than 70%, plus 2.0 additional courses at the 1000 level. Students must also have successfully completed one of: Calculus 1000A/B, or Calculus 1500A/B with a mark of at least 60%.
Students may be admitted to the module if they have completed the calculus requirement and at least 2.0 of the required 3.0 principal courses. Students must complete the remaining 1.0 principal course within 12 months after entering the 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%. They also must gain admission to the HBA program through the regular application process. 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 Coordinator of the Department of Economics and to the HBA Program Office by the deadlines published by the Richard Ivey School of Business. Entrance to the program may be limited.
1.0 course: Economics 1021A/B and Economics 1022A/B*.
1.0 course: Political Science 1020E*.
1.0 course: Philosophy course(s) at the 1000 level*.
0.5 course: One of Calculus 1000A/B, or Calculus 1500A/B.
1.5 additional first-year courses.
*Students may be admitted to the PPE-E module if they have completed the calculus requirement and at least 2.0 of the required 3.0 principal courses marked with an asterisk. Students must complete the remaining 1.0 principal course within 12 months after entering the module and will have to 1) request a course overload in Year 2; or 2) complete a summer course; or 3) defer one of the 2000 level courses into Year 4.
1.0 course: Business Administration 2257.
0.5 additional course.
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 (Requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5, except Business Administration 4569 must be taken in Year 4).
0.5 course: International Perspective Requirement: Business Administration 4505A/B.
0.5 course: Corporations and Society Perspective Requirement: at least one 0.5 course from Business Administration - Corporations and Society designated electives offered during the academic year or other business elective as determined and approved by the HBA Program Director to satisfy this requirement.
0.5 course: Managerial Accounting Requirement: Business Administration 4624A/B.
1.0 course: Applied Project Requirement: Business Administration 4569.
2.5 additional business elective courses.
Years 4 and 5: PPE-E Requirements (Requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5, except PPE 4100E must be taken in Year 5).
1.0 course: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics 4100E.
The remaining 1.0 course from the following:
3.5 courses numbered 2200 or higher from at least two of the three PPE disciplines (Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics).
At least 2.0 of these 3.5 courses must be numbered 3000 and higher. Students are advised to consider taking Economics 2220A/B and Economics 2221A/B in Year 4 as many 3000-level Economics courses require them as prerequisites.
Note: Students must take a 0.5 course overload in each of Year 4 and Year 5.
Students registered in the combined program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.
Students in the combined program must meet the progression standards of each Faculty or School. Students enrolled in HBA1 (Year 3) must attain a minimum weighted average of at least 78%. In Years 4 and 5, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their 4000-level HBA courses. They also must attain a minimum weighted average of 75% in their Honours Specialization module and meet all other progression requirements of the Honours Specialization module in which they are enrolled.
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 PPE-P 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 of the individual programs or both programs through a combined degree, must complete all the degree requirements of the individual program or combined programs in order to graduate from that/those program(s).
At the Richard Ivey School of Business, students are considered for the Dean's Honour List during their first year of HBA. Students enrolled in Years 4 and 5 of the combined program are considered for the Dean's Honour List in Year 5 only. Only grades obtained in 4000-level Business courses will be used in calculating averages for the purpose of determining Dean's Honour List standing. Courses taken outside the Richard Ivey School of Business are excluded. Calculations for Ivey Scholar and Gold Medals are completed in the same way.
In Social Science, students will be considered for the Dean's Honour List in the usual way in Years 1 and 2, and at the end of Year 5, by considering all courses counting toward the PPE program that have been taken in Years 4 and 5. Students who take at least 2.0 courses counting toward the PPE program in Year 4 will be considered for the Dean's Honour List in that year on the basis of those courses.