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Statement of Academic Standards of Performance and Student Conduct Policy

Academic Standards

The 11-Month MBA Program is a tightly structured program with strict standards. Students who are unable to meet the standards of performance in the program are not eligible for remedial policies available in our Professional MBA Program. 11-Month MBA students always have the option of transferring out to the Professional MBA Program, or may be required to do so by the program if they fail to meet the standards of performance of the 11-Month MBA Program as stated below.

Students are held to basic standards of performance established for their classes with respect to ethical conduct, intellectual honesty, attendance, active participation in coursework and team activity, promptness in completion of assignments, use of correct written and spoken English, avoidance of plagiarism, accuracy in calculations and overall quality of scholastic workmanship.

To remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in each term. When term grades become available, students who fall below the acceptable GPA standard will be notified of their probationary status. Students must be aware of their academic status at all times; late grades and/or notification do not waive responsibility.

A course grade below a C is a failing grade for graduate business students. If an 11-Month MBA student obtains a grade of below a C in any one course, the student must arrange to pay for and retake the course on campus (if it is a required course for the MBA program), or take another graduate elective course on campus, PRIOR to 11-Month graduation, to graduate with the 11-Month class. If the student is unable to do this, or gets a grade of below a C in a second course, the student is required to transfer out of the 11-Month MBA Program.

Academic Probation/Suspension Rules

If a student has not maintained a 3.0 GPA in any term, s/he shall be placed on probation at the end of that term.

Probation will be released only when the GPA in the following term has been raised to 3.0 or higher, such that the cumulative GPA is at least 3.0. If the GPA deficiency is not cleared within the next term of the program, as explained above, then the student will be subject to review of academic standing, which may lead to transfer out of the 11-Month MBA Program. Students with unusual circumstances will have an opportunity to petition, and will be reviewed by the Program and Business School administration on a case-by-case basis.

Student Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner in the classroom and in other program settings, e.g., extracurricular activities, the international course abroad, etc. Inappropriate conduct could take various forms of disruptive, obstructive, or unprofessional behavior. Program instructors or staff have the authority to ask the student to cease the inappropriate conduct or to leave the setting.

Other situations and examples of inappropriate conduct include inability to work in a group, excessive absenteeism and tardiness, lack of preparation and lack of engagement in the activities of the program. In serious or persistent situations, the program director has the authority to suspend or drop the student from the program. Students are also subject to university policies and standards of conduct detailed in the university catalog.​​​


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