Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2010/2011
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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.

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and Honours Financial Mathematics BA Double Degree: Co-op Option (BBA/BA FinMath)

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

 2 BU288
MA201
MA205
MA215
MA240
MA104
MA222
MA250
MA270
0.5 non-BU elective
Co-op Work Term #1
 3 BU227
MA304
MA340
MA371
0.5 non-BU elective
Co-op Work Term #2
EC250
BU231
BU247
1.0 non-BU elective
 4 Co-op Work Term #3
BU352
BU354
BU383
BU385
MA351
MA370
BU362
BU393
BU395
BU398
BU415 or BU486

 5
BU481
MA450
MA455
MA490
BU491
MA372
MA470

2.0 BU elective (option to complete during any term in Year 5)


 
Notes

  1. Normally, the program duration is 4 2/3 years.
  2. For Progression and Graduation:
    From Year 1 to Year 2: Successful completion of the 5.0 required and elective credits in Year 1, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 in required Business courses, a minimum Cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 5.0 in required Mathematics courses, and an overall minimum CGPA of 5.0 in all other courses, all achieved by August 31.
    From Year 2 to Year 3: Completion (by August 31) of 5.0 required and elective credits, including the required Business credits in the program outline; Minimum CGPA of 7.0 in Business courses; Minimum CGPA of 5.0 in Mathematics courses; Minimum CGPA of 5.0 in non-Business, non-Mathematics courses.
    From Year 3 to Year 4: Completion (by August 31) of 5.0 required and elective credits, including the required Business credits in the program outline; Minimum CGPA of 7.0 in Business courses; Minimum CGPA of 5.0 in Mathematics courses; Minimum CGPA of 5.0 in non-Business, non-Mathematics courses.
    From Year 4 to Year 5: Completion (by August 31) of 5.5 required and elective credits, including the required Business credits in the program outline; Minimum CGPA of 7.0 in Business courses; Minimum CGPA of 5.0 in Mathematics courses; Minimum CGPA of 5.0 in non-Business, non-Mathematics courses.
    Graduation: Completion (by August 31) of 5.5 required and elective credits, including the required Business credits in the program outline; Minimum CGPA of 7.0 in Business courses; Minimum CGPA of 5.0 in Mathematics courses; Minimum CGPA of 5.0 in non-Business, non-Mathematics courses.
    Students who do not meet progression or graduation requirements in one of the Honours subjects, but do meet them in the other Honours subject, will progress into the subsequent year of the one Honours program for which they have met the requirements, and then all regulations for that single Honours program will apply. Students who have not met the graduation requirements due to low CGPA(s) must do so within one calendar year to graduate with the double degree.
  3. Students receive two degrees, the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Financial Mathematics, and the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration.

 
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.

Normally, students enroll in MA110* in Year 1, and then take MA104 in Year 2. Well-prepared students may choose to enroll in MA103 in the Fall of Year 1, and then take MA104 in the Winter term in Year 1. MA110* covers the material in MA103, but includes a number of pre-calculus topics. Entry into MA103 requires strong performance in a high school calculus course and strong performance on the Calculus Preparation and Placement Evaluation administered through Laurier’s Mathematics Assistance Centre.