Students who are interested in pursuing graduate school or who wish to explore their selected field in more depth are advised to apply for admission into the Honours stream in the Bachelor of Business Administration. Core BBA program requirements are augmented with additional research methods courses and the completion of an Honours Research Project. The Honours BBA provides students with a choice of two streams. The first is a scholarly stream and intended for students interested in pursuing graduate school. The second is an applied stream and intended for students seeking to enhance career skills - with a focus on applying theory to practice.
Please contact Business Student Advisors and obtain the latest Honours BBA Handbook, which contains more detailed information.
Admission Requirements - Honours Stream
To be considered for admission into the honours program, the student must achieve a 3.5 GPA in their most recent 20 courses (60 credits) prior to June 30 of the year they apply for entrance into the honours program. Admission into the Honours stream is competitive and is not guaranteed.
Note: A student who has already graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration may not apply to enter the Honours stream.
Application for Admission into the Honours Stream
Students may apply for admission into the Honours stream in the fall of their third year, after the completion of a minimum 20 courses. Applications will be accepted each year from September 15 to November 15. The process for application to the Honours stream is included in the BBA Honours Handbook which can be found on the Bissett School of Business website. It is recommended that the student obtains, in advance, the agreement of a full-time faculty member of the Bissett School of Business to be that student’s Honours Research Project supervisor.
If a student is admitted into the program, they will take MGMT 5110 - Research Methods for Business in the winter semester (it is anticipated this course will be offered only once per academic year). Upon successful completion of MGMT 5110, the student will then commence their MGMT 5120 - Honours Research Project in the fall of their final year.
Students admitted into the Honours BBA stream must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. Students who fail to maintain a semester GPA of 3.50 will lose their place in the Honours stream. Students will normally not be permitted to re-apply to the Honours stream and may do so only with the permission of the Chair of their honours discipline. Students permitted to re-apply must follow the procedures for “application into the Honours stream,” as mentioned above. There is no guarantee that a student will be re-admitted into the Honours stream.