Degree Planning

You can take action to ensure that your experience as a student in the Faculty of Business Administration is a good one. See below for advice and guidance.

Beginning of Year 1

Beginning of Year 1

Get to know your Program Requirements

Knowing the program requirements of your chosen major will ensure you complete the required courses in a timely manner. You can choose your major when you apply to the HBComm program. Click here for the Program Requirements.

Create a course plan

Refer to the Academic Calendar and Degree Checklist to build your schedule for Year 1.

Take Ownership

Taking ownership of your academic career is an essential part of being successful in your studies.

Ask for Help

Get to know and talk to your instructors. Do not hesitate to speak to them about any questions or concerns. Also get familiar with your Academic Advising Team and know how to ask for help.

Below are some resources that can help to support your academic success and student experience.

Academic Support Zone

Indigenous Student Services Centre

Lakehead International

Student Central

Student Accessibility Services

Student Health and Wellness

Get Involved

Make meaningful connections with fellow students by getting involved in FOBA student clubs and other organizations and extracurricular activities on campus.

Learn about Scholarships and Bursaries

Take a closer look at Entrance Scholarships, Awards & Bursaries for Future/New Students.

End of Year 1

End of Year 1

You will be notified of your academic standing by email at the end of each academic year. Please pay special attention to that email, as it contains important information on your upcoming registration and other relevant information.

Create a Course Plan

Refer to the Academic Calendar to build your schedule for second year before registering for courses. Use the Degree Checklist to keep track of your progress.

Note to Accounting majors and Business Economics majors:

Accounting majors must also take BUSI 2052 Intermediate Accounting I

Business Economics majors must also take BUSI 2017 Managerial Economics

Review Co-op Requirements

If you are considering applying to a Co-op program in your second year, read about the eligibility criteria, application process and due dates.

Attend Study Abroad Information Sessions

If you want to study abroad in your third year, discover the international study opportunities.

End of Year 2

End of Year 2

You will be notified of your academic standing by email at the end of each academic year. Please pay special attention to that email, as it contains important information on your upcoming registration and other relevant information.

Check your Progress

Review the requirements of your program to ensure that you are completing the required courses for your major (HBComm) or program (BAdmin).

Create a Course Plan

Refer to the Academic Calendar to build your schedule for third year before registering for courses. Use the Degree Checklist to keep track of your progress.

Declare your Major

If you have not already declared your major, you must do so by the end of your second year. You can also choose to transfer to the Bachelor of Administration (BAdmin) program.

How to Declare Your Major

Complete the Business Undergraduate Declaration of Program form and submit it to Morna Toderash at business@lakeheadu.ca.

How to Transfer to the BAdmin program

Complete the Business Undergraduate Declaration of Program form and submit it to Morna Toderash at business@lakeheadu.ca.

Explore your Options for a Minor

For students entering the third year of the HBComm, if you intend to declare a minor, review the requirements and plan your courses accordingly.

Learn about the Work Integrated Learning Placements

If you are interested in participating in the Work-Integrated Learning Program (WIL), read about the eligibility criteria, application process and due dates. 

End of Year 3 (HBComm)

End of Year 3 (HBComm)

You will be notified of your academic standing by email at the end of each academic year. Please pay special attention to that email, as it contains important information on your upcoming registration and other relevant information.

Check your Progress

Review the requirements of your program to ensure that you are completing the required courses for your major (and minor, if applicable).

Create a Course Plan

Refer to the Academic Calendar to build your schedule for fourth year before registering for courses. Use the Degree Checklist to keep track of your progress.

Year 3 (BAdmin)

Year 3 (BAdmin)

Apply to Graduate

Complete the My Intent to Graduate in the MyInfo portal before the deadline.

Ensure Program Completion

Confirm that you have fulfilled the BAdmin program requirements by referring to the Academic Calendar and the Degree Checklist. Once final marks are submitted a degree audit will be completed to ensure you have met the requirements to graduate.

Register for Convocation

You must register to convocate. For information on how to convocate, please visit the Student Central website.

Year 4 (HBComm)

Year 4 (HBComm)

Apply to Graduate

Complete the My Intent to Graduate in the MyInfo portal before the deadline.

Ensure Program Completion

Confirm that you have fulfilled the program requirements by referring to the Academic Calendar and the Degree Checklist. Once final marks are submitted a degree audit will be completed to ensure you have met the requirements to graduate.

Explore Post-Graduate Programs

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies can learn more about Lakehead University’s Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management programs.

Accounting majors may be interested in completing the Graduate Diploma in Accounting.

Register for Convocation

You must register to convocate. For information on how to convocate, please visit the Student Central website.