Graduation Requirements and Grading

To qualify for the award of the degree of Master of Business Administration, a student must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  1. Admitted to candidacy for the degree in the School of Business
  2. Satisfactorily complete all academic requirements with a cumulative grade point average grade of “B” (CGPA = 3.0) or better
  3. File an application for the award of the degree at the Records Office on or before the date published in the University Calendar
  4. Complete all academic requirements within five (5) years from the date of first registration, unless a petition for extension is granted. Extensions are granted only for compelling reasons.

Grading

A grade of C or better is required for credit toward graduation in all prerequisite and program coursework. Students must maintain a semester GPA of 3.0 or better throughout their studies. Those students that do fall below 3.0 will be placed on probation and must comply with the process stated below to successfully maintain proper status. A GPA of 3.0 or better is required to graduate from the MBA program.

Academic Standards and Probation Policy

Students are expected to maintain a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0. A student whose CGPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. S/he may be separated from the program unless the minimum CGPA of 3.0 is achieved within the next 9 credit hours.

Probation Policy

(a) A student is placed on academic probation if the student’s semester GPA is lower than 3.0.

(b) A student on probation must meet with his/her academic advisor to build a mutually agreed upon plan for improvement.

(c) A student is separated from the program if

i) the student has two consecutive semesters with semester GPA lower than 3.0, or

ii) the student’s semester GPA is lower than 2.0

A student that has been separated from the program may appeal by writing a letter to the Academic Appeals committee of the Graduate Council within 15 days of the notice of separation. If the grant is approved, the student is placed on probation. If the grant is denied, the student may reapply for admission into the program after one year from the date of separation.

(d) If the student is placed on probation for a third time, the student is automatically separated and can only apply for admission into the program after one year from the date of separation.

(e) All undergraduate courses taken by graduate students are subject to the same policy.

(f) A grade of C- or lower does not qualify for graduation.