Academic Calendar - 2024

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This combined degree is administered by the Richard Ivey School of Business and the School of Kinesiology. The combined program is a five-year program leading to a BA in Honours Business Administration (HBA) and a BA Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. In Year 1, students complete the general first year program, including the first-year prerequisites for admission to the Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. In Year 2, they register in the normal curriculum for the Honours Specialization in Kinesiology (BA). 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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements to Honours Specialization in Kinesiology (BA)/HBA:

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 Kinesiology (BA) offered by the School of Kinesiology.

Admission to the Honours Specialization in Kinesiology (BA) 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 Kinesiology 1050A/B, Kinesiology 1060A/B, Kinesiology 1070A/B and Kinesiology 1080A/B and Physiology 1021 plus 2.0 additional courses at the 1000 level. Students must achieve an average of at least 70% across their principal courses, and across all courses in their first year, with no mark less than 60%. In the first two years, students must attain a minimum weighted average of 80%, 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 Program Coordinator of the School of Kinesiology and to the HBA Program Office by the deadlines published by the Richard Ivey School of Business. Entrance to the program may be limited.

Module/Program Information

Year 1
5.0 courses:

• 1.0 course: Physiology 1021
• 0.5 course: Kinesiology 1050A/B
• 0.5 course: Kinesiology 1060A/B
• 0.5 course: Kinesiology 1070A/B
• 0.5 course: Kinesiology 1080A/B
• 1.0 course: Category B (recommended)*
• 1.0 additional first-year course

*NOTE: It is strongly recommended that students include in their first-year course selection 1.0 course requirement from Category B in order to meet the breadth requirements of their degree.

Year 2
5.0 courses:

• 0.5 course: Kinesiology 2032A/B
• 0.5 course: Kinesiology 2230A/B
• 0.5 course: Kinesiology 2241A/B
• 0.5 course: Kinesiology 2298A/B
• 1.0 courses from: Kinesiology 2991A/B, Kinesiology 2992A/B/Y, Kinesiology 2993A/B/Y, Kinesiology 2994A/B/Y
• 1.0 course: Business Administration 2257
• 1.0 course: Elective*

*NOTE: Must include any introductory level or equivalent statistics or data science course, if not previously selected.

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 for Business Administration 4569, which must be taken in Year 4.)
5.5 courses:

• 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.
• 0.5 course: Managerial Accounting Requirement: Business Administration 4624A/B
• 1.0 course: Applied Project Requirement: Business Administration 4569
• 3.0 additional business elective courses

Years 4 and 5: Honours Specialization Kinesiology (BA)
(Requirements can be taken over Year 4 or 5)
6.0 courses:

• 1.0 courses from: Kinesiology 2263F/G, Kinesiology 2276F/G, Kinesiology 2292F/G, Kinesiology 3398F/G, Kinesiology 3399F/G, Kinesiology 3490F/G, Kinesiology 3510F/G, Kinesiology 3515F/G, Kinesiology 4259F/G
• 5.0 courses Kinesiology courses numbered 2000-4999 (non-activity based). At least 1.0 of these courses must be numbered 4000.


Program Requirements Students registered in the combined program are expected to abide by all guidelines associated with each of the individual programs.

Progression Standards
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.

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 Honours Specialization in Kinesiology (BA) 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 alone and may petition the School or Faculty whose program was not selected for permission to complete that program at a later date as a sequential degree.

Dean's Honour List
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 the School of Kinesiology, students will be adjudicated for the Dean's Honour 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.

Upon completion of this combined program, students will receive a BA with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology and a BA in Honours Business Administration.

Graduation with Distinction
Eligibility to graduate “With Distinction” for each degree is determined by the Faculty or School.

International Exchange Programs
Students in the combined HBA/Honours Specialization Kinesiology (BA) degree program may be eligible to participate in academic exchange programs. Interested students should discuss exchange options with the HBA Program Office and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the School of Kinesiology.

Students pay the prevailing fees as determined by the University policy on combined programs.