MBA students must show evidence of completing competency coursework for full admission into the MBA program. If the competency coursework was completed more than seven years prior to enrollment in the MBA program, students may be required to repeat this coursework or may be offered the opportunity to demonstrate competency in the coursework through challenge exams administered by MBA staff.
Transfer of Credits
A maximum of nine semester hours of graduate credit earned at other regionally accredited degree-granting institutions may be transferred into the MBA program.
All work to fulfill the requirements of a master's degree is to be completed within seven years from the date of the first course completed in the program.
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for all work included in the master's degree program.
Application for Graduation and Commencement
MBA students must apply for graduation when nearing completion of their program requirements. Applicants for May graduation must file an application for graduation prior to January 31 of the academic year. Graduation for advanced degree candidates takes place at the University's spring commencement ceremony held at the Washington Pavilion.
Students may enroll in any course for non-credit by registering, paying the designated audit fee and obtaining the instructor's consent. Audited courses will not count toward graduation.
Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA in a master's program. Probationary status will be assigned for one semester or course period if the GPA falls below the minimum. Graduate students will not be allowed to continue in the program if their GPA remains below the required level after the probationary period. Students on academic probation who raise their GPAs above the stated minimum will be automatically released from probationary status.