Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2013/2014)
4.6 Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration

An Honours degree of Bachelor of Business Administration signifies superior academic achievement. The difference between a First Class General B.B.A. Degree and an Honours B.B.A. Degree is that for a First Class B.B.A., a candidate must obtain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on the best 120 credit hours which meet curriculum requirements, and for an Honours B.B.A., a candidate must obtain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on the earliest attempt at courses which meet curriculum requirements.

  1. To be considered for an Honours degree, a candidate must so indicate on the University's official Application for Graduation form. This form may be obtained on-line at the Memorial Self Service at www3.mun.ca/admit/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin. Additional information is available from the Office of the Registrar at www.mun.ca/regoff/graduation/apply_grad.php.

  2. A candidate for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration shall:

    1. comply with all regulations governing the General Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration, and

    2. obtain at least a 75% average and a grade point average of at least 3.5 on the courses prescribed in The Curriculum. Candidates are not permitted to repeat or substitute courses for the purpose of meeting these criteria. In the case of a student who has repeated courses and/or who has completed more than 120 credit hours at the time of application for graduation, applicable courses will be taken in chronological order rather than in order of grade in calculating these averages. This may mean that failed courses will be used in calculating this grade point average even when the courses were later repeated and passed or, in the case of electives, replaced with other courses later in a candidate’s academic career.

  3. A declared candidate for an Honours degree who fails to fulfil the conditions of clause 2. but fulfils the requirements for a General degree shall be awarded the General Degree of Bachelor of Business Administration.