Expectations & Grades


Arrival in each location  

The GlobalMBA program sets a calendar for the start of each term and the latest allowable arrival to the program location. Students must plan ahead and must arrive on time. Students who do not meet these expectations may be suspended from the program. Select special circumstances will be considered by the institution affected, with advanced notice.


Orientations & Pre-Term Activities  

Attendance and participation in each university's term's orientation, including any and all pre-term activities, is required.


Successful Completion of the Program 

Successful completion of the GlobalMBA program means passing all courses in the GlobalMBA curriculum and passing the thesis and its defense. Upon successful completion of all program requirements, each GlobalMBA student earns two master's degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UNF
  • Master of International Management and Intercultural Communication from CUAS. (Note: It is anticipated that this degree will be replaced by a European Master's from the 2-university European consortium consisting of CUAS and UW at an appropriate future time.)

Also, students will receive a certificate of participation from DUFE. Students are not eligible for a DUFE degree.

The GlobalMBA program is a dual-degree program. Students must complete ALL program requirements to earn both degrees. Is it not possible to complete part of the program and earn one degree.



Grading Scales  

Each university will convert grades earned abroad into their home grading systems. The grade concordance for the GlobalMBA Program is as follows:


A 1.0-1.3 5 90-100
A- 1.7-2.0 5 83-89
B+ 2.3-2.6 4.5 80-82
B 2.7-3.2 4 73-79
B- 3.3-3.6 4 70-72
C+ 3.7-3.9 3.5 65-69
C 4.0 3 60-64
D or F 5.0 2 0-59