Program Planning

Planning your program means making use of a variety of available tools to ensure you are making the right decisions for you and are meeting the mandatory requirements for your degree. 

Key Terms


A period of academic assessment by the Departments, Faculties, and Affiliated University Colleges concerned, to determine a student's eligibility for admission to, progression in, or graduation from requested degree and module choices.

There are two periods of adjudication: May--assessment of a student's final grades from the Fall/Winter term; August--assessment of a student's final grades from the Spring/Summer term.

Be sure to review the Progression and Graduation Requirements for your intended program.

Course Load

To be considered a Full Time student, you must carry a course load between 3.5 and 5.0 from September to April.  In exceptional circumstances, students may be granted an additional 1.0 course bringing the total to 6.0.

A Part time student takes 3.0 courses or fewer from September to April.

Course load in the Summer session is limited to a maximum 2.5 courses. However, no more than 2.0 courses may be taken simultaneously (excluding Distance Studies courses), and if 2.0 courses are taken simultaneously, only 1.0 course may be a laboratory/tutorial course.

Degree Type

The degree in the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies is a BMOS degree which stands for Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies. It is a specifically named degree which captures the nature of our unique interdisciplinary program.

This is comparable to the Bachelor of Commerce or Administration at other Universities.

Graduation or Program Checks

Students wishing to have their BMOS degree requirements reviewed are welcome to contact the Program Advisors through the Help Portal

Please note, however, that if you have an additional Major or Minor outside of DAN Management modules, we will be unable to review those requirements.  You will be responsible to review those requirements with that Department or by visiting the Academic Counselling Office. 

Intent to Register/Program Changes

During March, students have the opportunity to declare or change their modules, degree, and full- or part-time status. 

YEAR 1 STUDENTS must complete their Intent to Register in order to declare their module.   Year 1 students are not in a module until they make this declaration. 

SENIOR STUDENTS who wish to make changes must complete their Intent to Register.  Changes include changing from full- to part-time; adding or removing a Major/Minor; or switching from one module to another.

SENIOR STUDENTS making no changes to their program or degree will automatically be adjudicated in May for their current program. 

To help students to make an informed decision on which program they wish to pursue, the Departments and Faculties offer information sessions to assist you in planning. Watch your email and the University's websites for information in late January and early February as details come available. You may also refer to the Registrar's webpage for updates.


There are six areas of study under the DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies and two to three module options within those seven areas:

  • Accounting (Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major, Specialization)
  • Commercial Aviation Management  (Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major, Specialization)
  • Consumer Behavior (Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major, Specialization)
  • Finance (Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major, Specialization)
  • Human Resources Management (Honors Specialization, Honors Double Major, Specialization)
  • Management & Legal Studies (Honors Specialization, Specialization)

You can visit the Program Information for details on the subject area, or you may use Module Checklists to review the courses required for each module.

Pre-Ivey/AEO Students

Our Advisors are unable to provide advice or suggestions for students who are also intending to apply to Ivey in their third year.

Students interested in pursuing this option should familiarize themselves with the AEO Student Handbook and should direct any Ivey/AEO questions to the Advisors available at the Ivey Business School.  

We can, however, provide you with advice on your course selections for the BMOS program to ensure you are meeting requirements and will progress through your requirements.