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Coggin College of Business Graduate Academic Policies


Required GPA

Students graduating with a graduate degree or graduate certificate from the Coggin College of Business must have a minimum of "C" or better in all coursework taken at the graduate level. Concentration courses must be complete with a grade of "B" or better.  All students are required to have a minimum 3.0 UNF GPA (both combined and separate at the 5000 & 6000 levels)  prior to enrolling in MAN 6726 Advanced Business Policy and in order to earn a degree.

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Graduate GPA Calculation Policy

The Graduate GPA will be calculated from the courses that are counted on the Program of Study. This calculation will also include all courses that are repeated. 

In order to take MAN6726 & to graduate:

  •  5000 level GPA can be below 3.0 
  •  6000 level GPA must be 3.0 or better 
  •  Total grad GPA for MBA must be 3.0 or better 

  (There is no grade forgiveness at the Graduate level)

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Minimum grade allowed in Coggin Graduate programs 

A student is not permitted to make a grade less than a “C” in any of our graduate programs.  In some cases (eg: concentration classes) the student is not permitted to make a grade less than a “B”. Please speak with your advisor for clarification.

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Probation/Suspension Policy

If a graduate student’s individual grade in a course, current term GPA, program GPA or total institution GPA drops below 3.0, the student will be placed on probation. Probationary status will remain in effect until both of the student’s GPAs become 3.0 or higher.

If both the current term and total institution GPA fall below 3.0 during the next term of enrollment, the student will be suspended.

Students with a total institution GPA below 3.0 may not enroll in Advanced Business Policy.

  • First suspension: the student is not allowed to enroll in courses for one semester.   
  • Second suspension: the student is not allowed to enroll in courses for two semesters. 
  • Third suspension: the student is not allowed to enroll in courses for at least three semesters (i.e., one full calendar year). Students wishing to be readmitted to the Coggin College after a third suspension must reapply through The Graduate School. 

One cannot take MAN 6726 (Advanced Business Policy) if on probation.

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Prerequisite / Co-requisite* Policy

Students enrolled in Coggin College of Business courses are responsible for assuring that they have satisfactorily met the requirements for all prerequisite/co-requisite courses. The student's professor, the department chairperson, or the Director of Student Service Center has the discretionary authority to dismiss any student who has not fully complied with this policy from the related courses. Fees will not be refunded for dismissal from a course by one of the parties listed above if the dismissal is for lack of required prerequisites or co-requisites.

  •  * Prerequisite = “Taken before”  
  •  * Co-requisite = “Taken at the same time”  

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Incomplete Grade Policy

Faculty members in the Coggin College of Business may give a grade of “I” (incomplete)  if special circumstances exist. Occasionally, because of sickness or other emergencies, a faculty member may choose to assign an “I” grade. The “I” grade can only be given when the student has completed a substantial part of the course and is passing the course, but because of an emergency cannot complete some final course requirements. (For example, a final exam or a term paper may need to be completed.) In these cases, an “I” grade can be assigned, and a definite time for completing the course requirements must be given. The maximum time allowed to remove a grade of “I” is one calendar year or graduation, whichever comes first. Normally, however, the time permitted should not exceed one month.

In addition to recording the “I” on the online grading system, an “Assignment of Incomplete Grade” form must be completed by the instructor.  This form should give specific details on how the “I” grade is to be resolved. An “I” grade should never be assigned prior to the withdrawal date and should also never be used for the purpose of allowing a student to completely retake a course. Students may not re-register for any course in which an incomplete grade was received. Students may not graduate with outstanding “I” grades. 

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Attendance Policy

 Effective Fall 2003, students are required to attend the first class meeting. Registered students not attending the first day of class may be dropped from the course at the discretion of the instructor. Students having extenuating circumstances beyond their control who are unable to attend the first class meeting must notify the instructor. Contact the UNF Operator at 620-1000 for departmental phone numbers.

Beginning Fall 2005, you can email your instructor directly when viewing your Detail Schedule in Banner Self Service, via the Academic tab within the myWings web portal. Just click on the email icon next to your instructor's name.

Many professors require attendance to all meeting sessions of their course.  Attendance guidelines are generally set by each individual professor.

NOTE: Non-attendance does not guarantee a student will be dropped from the course(s). Students are fee liable for all courses for which they are registered for unless dropped. Students must drop themselves (by the end of add/drop period) from all courses they do NOT plan to attend. 

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Appealing an Academic Decision

Learn about the policies for appealing an academic decision.

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Foundation Requirements

The business graduate foundation requirements consist of a set of subjects considered by the graduate faculty as required for regular graduate study in the MBA or MAcc degrees.

The foundation requirements include: Foundations of Marketing and Management, Law and the Business Environment, Economic Analysis, and Financial Analysis. These foundation requirements are prerequisites for registration in advanced graduate courses.  A student with satisfactory academic experience in the foundation subjects need not take Foundation Requirements at UNF. A student whose educational experience does not include specific Foundation Requirements will be required to take appropriate foundation courses at UNF.

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Directed Independent Studies

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. 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 (3) credit hours of directed independent studies may be counted toward graduation requirements. All directed independent studies require an institutional graduate GPA of 3.5 or better and prior approval by the instructor and the graduate program director.

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Transfer of Graduate Credits from another College or University

A maximum of 6 credit hours of 6000 level course work may be transferred in from another college or university. Additionally, 6 credit hours may be waived if appropriate course work has been complete at another college or university. These credits must be from an AACSB accredited school or an appropriately accredited international college or university. The student must provide a syllabus from each class he or she requests to transfer. Only courses completed within seven years of completion of the UNF graduate degree program may transfer toward that program. A “B” or above grade is required to transfer a course.  Courses are then evaluated for possible inclusion in a students program of study.


Policy on Multiple Concentrations

Graduate students pursuing an MBA degree in the Coggin College of Business who wish to pursue more than one concentration in their degree evaluation may do so. Students should contact their academic advisor and have a maximum of two concentrations incorporated into their degree evaluation. Students should not just assume that taking the courses required for the concentration will ensure that the concentration will be recorded in their academic record (degree evaluation and transcript). Students pursuing the MBA degree are not required to choose a concentration. Remember that all concentration courses must be a "B" or better at graduation.


Additional Policies and Procedures

This catalog does not encompass all policies and procedures for the graduate programs in the Coggin College of Business. Please see the MBA handbook or contact an academic advisor for clarification or additional information.

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