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First-Year Program Requirements: Lazaridis School of Business and Economics

The following information is part of Step 1: Program Requirements of the Course Registration Guide for first-year Lazaridis School of Business and Economics students. To view the remaining steps, consult the Course Registration Guide.

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Registration Notes

  • To register in MA102 or MA103 you must first complete the mandatory online Calculus Preparation Evaluation (CPE). Based on the results of the CPE, you may be required to complete MA102 before registering in MA103. For Double Degree programs, the CPE, is not required to register in MA103. The CPE is not required for MA129.MA123
  • Elective credits may be chosen from other faculty offerings. BBA students do not have access to ENTR100, OL courses, or MB courses. Those students hoping to transfer to BBA should not take ENTR100, OL courses, or MB courses.
  • Required first year BU courses may not be taken by online learning (OC sections) for BBA and double degree students; they must be taken in-class and on-campus as assigned (pre-registered). Do not attempt to change these assigned courses.
  • Information regarding options and minors can be found in the academic calendar, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics.



  • BBA: Bachelor of Business Administration (honours)
  • BA: Bachelor of Arts (honours)

Business Program Requirements (Including Double-Degree)

Double Degree Programs with University of Waterloo

Economics Program Requirements

Course Load

To earn an Honours Degree, you will need to complete 20.0 credits:

  • 0.5 credit: Normally conducted over one term
  • 1.0 credit: Normally conducted over two terms

If you are studying part-time, you can take up to 1.5 credits per term. Full-time status is given to students who take 2.0 or 2.5 credits per term.

If you select 2.5 credits in the fall term and 2.5 credits in the winter term, you can complete an Honours Degree in four years.

Next Step: Choose Your Electives

Now that you've determined your program requirements, it's time to move to Step 2: Choose Your Electives to plan and select your electives.