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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. The GlobalMBA Student Manual provides an overview of requirements and practical considerations for each semester abroad. Students are also expected to abide by each institution's code of conduct, as well as the GlobalMBA Code of Honor.


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 the University of North Florida
  • Master of International Management and Intercultural Communication jointly awarded by Technische Hochschule Köln and the University of Warsaw

Also, students will receive a certificate of participation from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (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; it is 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


Students must average a B (3.0 grade point average) or higher based on the UNF grade scale in order to successfully complete the program. Take a look at UNF's grading system, section 11.4.