All MBA candidates must maintain an academic GPA of at least 3.0 (“B”) during
their enrollment in their program. To graduate, a student must have at least a
3.0 GPA. No course in which a grade below a “C” (2.0) is earned will be
accepted as fulfilling a requirement of the graduate degree. For the purposes of
determining academic standing, purely elective courses, foundation courses, or
courses taken on a transient basis will not be included in the GPA
An MBA candidate will be placed on probation at the conclusion of any
semester in which the student’s grade point average is less than 3.0. The
student has one semester (or at least two courses) to raise the average to a
3.0. A graduate student is dismissed from the program if the student does not
raise the grade point to 3.0 within one semester (or at least two courses) of
being placed on academic probation. A student earning one grade of “F” in any
graduate course (excluding foundation courses) will be dismissed from the
program. A student can appeal to the MBA Advisory committee to retake a
foundation course if they make an “F”. A second “F” in a foundation course will
also result in immediate dismissal from the program. Courses in the MBA programs
may not be repeated for credit.
Students dismissed from an MBA program have 30 days in which to appeal the
action to the MBA Advisory Committee. The Committee will review the appeal and
make a recommendation to the Dean who will rule on the appeal.
Grade Appeal Process
The MBA programs follow the
Jacksonville University established procedures and appeals process for grade and
academic dishonesty appeals.