Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration and Honours BA Financial Mathematics

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. 

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 with total course repeats not exceeding a maximum of 1.5 credits.

    From Year 2 to Year 3: Completion (by program decision date) 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 program decision date) 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 program decision date) 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 of all 26.0 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.

    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. Special circumstances do exist for the double degree program including the allowance for 2.5 course credit repeats, instead of the traditional 2.0 course credit repeats allowed in the Honours BBA (WLU) program.

  3. Students receive two degrees, the Honours Bachelor of Arts in Financial Mathematics, and the Honours Bachelor of Business Administration.
  4. Below is a suggested schedule within which all program requirements can be fulfilled. 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.

 
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
MA103
MA122
BU121
EC140
MA104
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
MA201
MA215
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 31for progression to Year 3.
 3 MA304
MA340
MA371
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 31for progression to Year 4.
 4 Co-op Work Term #3
BU352
BU354
BU383
BU385
MA351
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
MA450
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 January 10, 2012: Program requirements revised; effective January 10, 2012.