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HBA/ Politics, Philosophy and Economics - Economics (PPE-E)

Western University

Faculty:Social Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Economics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,000
National: $8,600
International: $45,000

Tuition is listed for the first year of Social Science. Rates may change as you transition into the HBA combined program in upper years. Click here to see Western’s Fee Schedule.

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The PPE program is intended as a high-quality, challenging and selective program. It will prepare you for professional and graduate programs and leadership roles in domestic or international politics, law, public policy, economics and business.

When combined with the HBA, this is a five-year program leading to a BA in Honours Business Administration (HBA) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics - Economics (PPE-E). In Years 1 and 2, you'll be registered in the Department of Economics and follow the normal curriculum for the Honours Specialization module. In Year 3, you're registered in the HBA program. You're registered in the combined program in Years 4 and 5.

Interested in applying for Advanced Entry Opportunity (AEO) status with the Ivey Business School? Complete a separate application alongside your OUAC application. AEO application.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Calculus 
• You’ll need Calculus and Pre-Calculus Math for all Economics modules

All course prerequisites are for an Ontario curriculum. For curricula in other parts of Canada or international countries, head to our Admissions Requirements website.
Application Notes : English Language Proficiency Requirements

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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