All MBA graduate students are responsible for the
information included in the MBA Graduate Program Student Handbook, UNF Graduate
Catalog and the UNF Student Handbook. The MBA Graduate Program Student
Handbook provides information about registration, enrollment and graduation
and is only a supplement to the information provided in the Graduate Catalog. The
UNF Graduate Catalog, published
each academic year, provides essential information for students pursuing
graduate education at UNF and is the official policy manual which governs your
life as a UNF graduate student. The expectation is that all students
strictly adhere to all policies, procedures, dates, & deadlines set forth
by the University of North Florida and/or the Coggin College of Business.
A graduate student who fails to maintain a semester or cumulative
UNF graduate GPA of at least 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Additionally,
a student that posts a grade on the transcripts of less than 3.0 will be put on
probation. Probation shall be noted on
the academic transcript for each term in which the cumulative UNF graduate GPA
is below 3.0.
If, while a graduate student is on probation, the cumulative
UNF graduate GPA does not reach 3.0 in the next academic term, the student is
eligible for suspension or dismissal from the program. The first suspension duration is 1 semester,
second suspension duration is 2 semesters and the third suspension is permanent
and a student may not reapply to the MBA program. The decision concerning whether the student
is actually placed on academic suspension rests with the MBA Director and the
Graduate Committee. Academic suspension
is noted on the academic transcript. A graduate student may not register for courses
while on academic suspension. The decision to release the student from academic
suspension rests with the MBA Director.
Decisions made by MBA program director and/or MBA program
committees may be appealed by graduate students; such appeals are made via
written letter to the MBA Director. The
letter must present the reasons as to why the student requests re-consideration
of the original decision and any documentation that is available.
The graduate GPA includes all graduate credits taken once
the student has been accepted as a degree-seeking graduate student. Undergraduate credits or transfer credits,
no matter when they are taken, are not counted in the graduate GPA. (No grade less than a “C” is allowed in a
graduate program in the Coggin College of Business.)
The MBA GPA will be calculated from the courses that are
counted on the Degree Evaluation. This
calculation will also include all courses that are repeated.
In order to take MAN6726 & in order to graduate:
(There is never a case where a grade of less than 2.0 is
acceptable in any course)
(There is no Grade forgiveness at the Graduate level)
In order to retake a graduate level class the grade of the
prior attempt must be less than 3.0. All
attempts of a course will be counted in the graduate level GPA (there is no
grade forgiveness at the graduate level).
The third or more attempt of a course may be subject to a Repeat Course
Fee assessed per credit hour.
A full-time graduate course load is nine hours (3 courses);
a part-time graduate course load is fewer than nine hours. A fully admitted MBA graduate student is able
to register for any course for which special permission is not required1. Graduate courses are those at or above the
5000 level, and the Graduate Catalog provides individual course
descriptions. Prior to each term, the
class schedule is posted on-line. After clicking on “Schedule by Department,”
input the desired term and department name for a list of course offerings.
1Occasionally, a student may receive a registration error when they attempt to
enroll and will be unable to complete the registration process. When this occurs, students should e-mail the
MBA Director with their N number, the name and number of the course for which
they are attempting to register, and the specific error message they are
receiving. The MBA Advisor will
ascertain the nature of the problem and take steps to ensure successful
Students who have been accepted previously but who never
enrolled or who have not taken courses for one year (three consecutive terms,
including summers) must update their admissions applications with the Graduate School.
They must do so by the stated deadline for the term in which they wish to
enroll. They will be responsible for meeting any new general admissions requirements
or program specific requirements.
Students that lack
a foundation in business coursework are required to take some foundation
courses to put them on the same level as students that already have completed
these courses. Traditionally, students
that need the foundation coursework have an undergraduate degree in something
other than business. Students can apply
to the MBA program and take the necessary course once admitted.
Note: Work experience or non-college credit does
not substitute for foundation or course credit in the MBA program.
Business Policy is the final class in the MBA program. In order to be permitted to register for this
course the student must submit an on-line application, just one month prior to
registering for this course. The
requirements to take this course are:
This Policy outlines how a graduate student that has taken
6000 level course work at another institution can transfer it into one of the
graduate programs at the Coggin College of Business.
The University of North Florida allows six (6) credit hours
of 6000 level course work to be transferred in from another College or
University. The Coggin College of
Business may allow an additional six (6) credit hour of 6000 level course work
to be waived.
In order for these credits to transfer, the following
conditions must be met:
The intent of a Directed
Independent Study is to allow a student to pursue a selected topic in greater
depth, through research and writing, under the direction of a Coggin
College of Business graduate faculty member.
Typically, the faculty member will select the students that they desire
to work with. This type of course
experience differs from required and regularly offered courses that usually
involve classroom interaction and normally are not available as directed
independent studies. No more than three credit hours of directed independent
studies may be counted toward graduation requirements. All directed independent
studies require prior approval by the instructor and the MBA program director.
MBA students may use Faculty-led study abroad courses in
their Programs of Study only as an elective.
Different students participating in the same study abroad
program may use the credits in different content areas (e.g., economics and
marketing), as long as a terminally-qualified faculty member from the
discipline of interest agrees to review the coursework for discipline-specific
content. In such instances, the faculty
program leader is still solely responsible for assigning the final course
grade. No more than three credit hours
of Faculty-led Study Abroad may be counted toward graduation requirements.
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4. Policies & Procedures
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