Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
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Honours BA Financial Mathematics and Bachelor of Business Administration

This double degree program provides qualified students the opportunity to gain expertise in business models and management practices, and the theory and quantitative methods fundamental to the financial and related sectors. This BBA/BA program consists of a minimum of 26.0 credits and normally requires at least 10 academic terms, over 4 2/3 calendar years of study, to complete all requirements.

Students normally enter this program in a Fall term. Students who satisfy the progression requirements for entry to Year 2 are guaranteed entry into the Co-op Option, but this option is not mandatory. The progression requirements of each program (the Honours BBA and the Honours BA Financial Mathematics) must be satisfied in order to receive both degrees.

On successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to attend the convocation ceremonies in SBE and in Science and will receive the Honours BBA degree and the Honours BA Financial Mathematics degree at the respective convocations.

Regulations

Students must meet the following conditions in each year of the program by August 31:

  1. Minimum GPA of 7.00 in BU courses, minimum GPA of 5.0 in MA courses and an overall GPA of 5.0 in all other courses.
  2. Year 2-5: Minimum GPA of 7.00 in BU courses, minimum GPA of 5.0 in MA courses and an overall GPA of 5.0 in non-BU, non-MA courses.
  3. Graduation: Students who do not meet the requirements in one of the Honours subjects, will progress into the subsequent year of the one Honours program for which they have met the requirements, then all the regulations for that single Honours program will apply. Students who have not met the graduation requirements due to low GPA must do so within one calendar year to graduate with the double degree.
  4. Based on the results of the Calculus Placement Evaluation, an entering student may be advised to enroll in MA110*, rather than MA103, in Year 1; then MA104 would be completed in Fall term of Year 2 and MA215 in Fall term of Year 3, in place of the 0.5 non-BU elective. Hence, students who have credit for MA110* require only 1.0 non-BU elective credits.
 
Suggested Schedule

Year  Fall Winter
Spring
1 BU111
CP104
EC120
MA110*
MA122
BU121
EC140
MA110*
MA121
MA170

GPA requirements for both Business and non-Business courses must be achieved by August 31 for progression into Year 2. Total course repeats may not exceed a maximum of 1.5 credit. All credits taken during Year 1 will be included in the GPA requirements for progression into Year 2. A total of 5.0 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 2.
2 BU227
BU288
MA104
MA201
MA240
BU247
MA222
MA250
MA270
0.5 non-BU elective
Co-op Work Term #1
A total of 10 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 3.
 3 MA215
MA304
MA340
0.5 BU or non-BU elective
0.5 non-BU elective
Co-op Work Term #2

BU231
EC250 or EC260
MA205
0.5 BU or non-BU elective
0.5 non-BU elective

A total of 15 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 4.
 4 Co-op Work Term #3
BU352
BU354
BU383
BU385
MA350
MA370
BU362
BU393
BU395
BU398
BU415 or
BU486

The required 300-level Business courses in Year 4 are an integrated set which must be taken concurrently. A total of 20.0 credits must be completed by August 31 for progression to Year 5.

5

BU481
MA307
MA451
MA455
MA490
BU491
MA372
MA470

2.0 BU elective credits (option to complete during any terms in Year 5)
 
Additional Notes

Students are encouraged to select the Co-op Option. If the Co-op Option is not selected, then different academic plans for completion of this double degree program are possible. Students should consult the Business Department and the Mathematics Department to ensure program requirements are met.

The above outline incorporates the prerequisite structure in BU, EC and MA courses. Students are strongly advised to consult with academic advisors before altering their academic plan.

 

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision May 23, 2012: Required MA courses revised; effective September 1, 2012.