Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Cheating, plagiarism, illegitimate possession and disposition of examinations, alteration, forgery, falsification of official records and similar acts or any attempt to engage in such acts are grounds for suspension or expulsion from the university. In particular, students are advised that plagiarism consists of any act involving the offering of the work of someone else as the student’s own. It is recommended that students consult with the instructors as to the proper preparation of reports, papers, etc., to avoid this and similar offenses. Also, actions that disrupt the administrative process, such as misrepresentation of credentials or academic status, other forms of deception or verbal abuse of university staff are grounds for suspension or probation. All reported acts of dishonesty must be referred to the Business School’s Internal Affairs Committee.
Students may add courses to their original schedule through the census date (first 12 days of the fall or spring semester, first eight days of summer session). Instructor approval may be required to add a course after the first week of classes.
The school reserves the right to administratively drop students who are incorrectly enrolled in business courses. Instructors also may recommend that students who fail to meet expected course attendance or course prerequisites be dropped from the course. Generally, students who are administratively dropped will not receive tuition refunds. Note that students who never attend class are not automatically dropped from the course. The student is responsible for payment and for the grade in each course.
Any student may take ACCT2200, BLAW3000, ISMG2050, MGMT1000, MGMT4100, ENTP3000, FNCE3000, MKTG3000, MGMT3000, DSCI3000, if they have fulfilled any prerequisites.
Enrollment in restricted business classes is limited to students who have been admitted to business degree programs and to other students as described in the separate undergraduate and graduate policy sections. The course registration criteria are designed to meet a number of objectives:
- to assure access to business courses for students seeking a business degree
- to serve students in other colleges who have business-related education objectives or requirements
- to serve non degree students who have special career or education goals
Refer to the online schedule planner on the registrar's website, each term for course availability and course prerequisites.
Students should contact a staff advisor in the Business School’s programs office for appeal and petition procedures pertaining to rules and regulations of the school.
Students are required to attend classes on a regular basis. Absences must be arranged with the instructor and must conform to university and instructor policies on attendance.
The course numbering system used at the UC Denver Downtown campus identifies the class standing required for enrollment. Students are expected to take 1000-level courses in their freshman year, 2000-level courses in their sophomore year, 3000-level courses in their junior year and 4000-level courses in their senior year. Courses at the 5000 and 6000 level are restricted to master’s-level business students, and courses at the 7000 level are restricted to PhD students.
Students may drop a course through the census date and it will not appear on the transcript. After census, a student who wishes to drop must obtain written approval from both the instructor and academic dean or designate. The course and a grade of W will appear on the transcript. In order to drop beyond the 10th week, it will also be necessary to document circumstances beyond a student’s control. Any student who is failing a class will not be allowed to drop, and an F will be recorded on the transcript.
Beginning the second Tuesday of the fall and spring terms until census date (fourth day of summer class) – a $100 drop transaction charge will be assessed each time a student drops a course. This includes student-initiated drops done in order to change sections within a course.
Section changes done through administrative process in the Dean’s offices will be coded as such in SIS and will be exempted from drop charges. The timing of the wait list and drop charge assessment will be linked together.
In order to accommodate spring semester which generally begins on a Tuesday, we will be consistent and have wait list roll and purge always occur on the second Monday evening after the semester begins, so that students with a Monday only evening class will always have the opportunity to attend that class before having to make a drop decision that has financial impact.
- If a student withdraws (therefore dropping all classes), a drop charge will be assessed for each course. Example: A student taking four courses withdraws – drop charges of $400 are assessed.
- In the case where a drop creates a tuition refund situation, the drop charge will be deducted from the tuition refund.
Select carefully because not all classes are acceptable. Generally to be acceptable, electives
- must be taught by regular University of Colorado faculty
- must have a form of assessment, such as a term paper and/or examinations
- must be regular classroom type classes
- course coverage must be college level, not repetitious of other work applied toward the degree
- must be academic as opposed to vocational or technical and must be part of the regular university offerings
- electives are subject to the approval of the undergraduate programs office
A $200 registration advance payment is due each term before you are able to register. It is applied to your tuition and will show as a credit on your first bill. Contact your advisor if you have any questions.
Any UC Denver student who has not registered for three consecutive semesters (summers included), is considered a former student and must reapply for admission. Former UC Denver business degree students will be automatically re-admitted to the school for up to three years from the semester they last attended if they are in good standing (not on probation of suspension) in the school. Students who have not attended for more than three years, or who have completed the equivalent of 12 or more semester hours at another institution of higher education, must meet the admission and degree requirement applicable at the time they reapply. Please also see old work policy below.
A University of Colorado student from another campus is considered a transfer student and must apply as such. It is possible to concurrently register with multiple CU system campuses. See your advisor for information.
Academic policies that apply to all students on the UC Denver Downtown campus are described in the “Registration and Records” and “University Policies” chapters of the UC Denver Catalog. The policies outlined on the following pages are relevant for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Business School. Individual policies appropriate only to undergraduate or graduate students are described under separate headings.
Each student is responsible for knowing and complying with the academic policies and regulations established for the school. The school cannot assume responsibility for problems resulting from a student’s failure to follow the policies stated in the UC Denver Catalog. Similarly, students are responsible for all deadlines, rules and regulations stated in the online schedule planner.
Faculty have the option to use plus/minus grading.
The only incomplete grade given in the school is IF. An IF grade is assigned only when documented circumstances clearly beyond the student’s control prevent completion of course requirements (exams, papers, etc.). Students must sign a contract outlining how they will make up the missing work with the instructor giving the IF. Students may not register for the course a second time. All IF grades must be made up within the contract period (which may not exceed one year), or the IF will automatically be changed to the grade of F. Also, IF grades must be completed and recorded at the Office of the Registrar no later than four weeks prior to graduation. The student is responsible for contacting the instructor concerning the removal of incomplete grades.
Grades as reported by instructors are final. Grade changes will be considered only in cases of documented clerical errors or when a student is making up an incomplete grade (IF). All changes must be made within one year after the course has been taken, unless highly unusual circumstances can be documented and the change has been approved by the school. Normally, grade changes will not be considered under any circumstances after three years.
Pass-Fail or No Credit (Audit)
With the exception of internships and travel study courses, the Business School does not permit election of pass-fail grading for any business course required for the degree. Students are not allowed to audit business courses.
Specifically the school will accept
- a maximum of six hours of the theory of physical education, theory of recreation and/or theory of dance
- a maximum of six hours of approved independent study, internships, experimental studies, choir, band and/or music lessons, art lessons
- a maximum of 12 hours of advanced ROTC, providing the student is enrolled in the program and completes the total program
The school will not accept:
- activity physical education classes
- teaching methods
- courses reviewing basic skills in computers, English composition, mathematics and chemistry
Institute for International Business
The Institute for International Business (IIB) was created in 1988 by the Board of Regents of the University of Colorado to serve as a center for the advanced study and teaching of international business.
In 1993, the institute was designated a Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) the U.S. Department of Education, one of only 25 such centers of excellence in the U.S.
Through the CIBER and other funding sources, the institute strives to help the faculties of the Business School and other university departments to internationalize curriculum, programs, certificates or other student-oriented endeavors.
The IIB works in other ways to support faculty in their teaching, research and development activities. In addition, the institute designs and facilitates customized international programs and training for business, cooperates with other organizations to offer seminars and conferences and publishes a quarterly newsletter to familiarize the Denver and regional communities with international business issues.
Such initiatives help faculty, students and the business community to acquire the skills and expertise needed to be successful in our increasingly global economy. The institute also conducts and promotes research on the global economic aspects of competitiveness. Call 303-556-4738 for details.
The general requirements for credit internships are as follows:
- Internships are included in the experiential learning requirement of the undergraduate business program. To be eligible to enroll in an internship for experiential learning credit, the undergraduate student must meet the following grade and course work requirements:
- The student must be in good standing with a cumulative 2.0 GPA and a 2.0 GPA in the field of emphasis.
- The student must have completed all required lower division course work and must have completed at least 21 semester hours of the Business Core courses.
- Graduate students must be admitted to the Business School, be in good standing with at least a 3.0 GPA and have completed 15 semester hours of graduate work at the downtown campus. Interested students should contact the Experiential Learning Center for further details about the program.
Students in other undergraduate schools and colleges at the UC Denver campus wishing to take a Minor in Business Administration must have a 2.0 GPA to enter as a business minor and must have a 2.0 GPA overall plus a 2.0 GPA in business courses. More information on the Business Minor can be found here.
For students newly admitted to the UC Denver Business School and former business students re-admitted to the school after an absence of three semesters, applicable credits up to five years old will be counted toward business degree requirements. Courses more than five years old will be evaluated individually for their current relevance to the degree program. Students may be required to update their knowledge by taking additional courses when past courses are outdated; in such cases, credit will be given for both courses. Generally, business courses more than 10 years old will not apply toward degree credit.
Students are expected to know and fulfill all prerequisites when registering. See course listings for relevant prerequisites. The Business School reserves the right to administratively drop students who enroll without the correct prerequisites. This action may result in the loss of tuition.
Students may apply to the UC Denver Business School to earn a second undergraduate degree, provided the first undergraduate degree is in a field other than business. Persons who have already earned an undergraduate degree in business may not apply for a second undergraduate degree in business. Applications are available through the office of admissions.
If a student has an academic record that justifies consideration for a graduate program they are encouraged to apply for one of the UC Denver Business School's master degree programs.
Students who are accepted for the second undergraduate degree will be required to pursue courses in the sequence normally required for a business degree.
For example, if a student registered for a second degree has not had the required mathematics or general education courses, these must be taken before the student will be eligible to register for business courses. Further the basic business courses (core courses) must be taken before the student begins to pursue the major field.
Transfer credit from study abroad programs requires prior written approval from the undergraduate or graduate program’s director. Students must meet with a business staff advisor to determine course acceptability prior to the semester in which they intend to study abroad. Information on the various programs is available at the Office of International Education.
See the Registration and Records chapter of the UC Denver Catalog for university-wide withdrawal policies. Note that the Business School normally requires instructors’ signatures on withdrawal forms before the academic dean’s approval is granted.
Once the instructors' signatures have been gathered, bring the form to the Business School Program office which is located in room 277. A designee may sign the form. Do not take it to the dean's office.