All MBA and MSOL candidates must maintain an academic GPA of at least 3.0 (“B”) during 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 computation.
A graduate student will be placed on Academic Probation at the conclusion of any semester in which the student’s cumulative GPA is less than a 3.0(B). The student has the following one semester (or two courses) to raise the cumulative GPA to a 3.0. A graduate student will be dismissed from the program if the student does not raise the cumulative GPA to a 3.0 within one semester (or two courses) of being placed on Academic Probation. A graduate student placed on Academic Probation more than one time during the program will be dismissed from the program. A graduate student earning one grade of “F” in any graduate course (excluding foundation courses in MBA) will be dismissed from the program. A student can appeal to the Graduate Advisory committee to retake a foundation course if they earn an “F”. A second “F” in a foundation course will result in immediate dismissal from the program. Courses in the MBA and MSOL programs may not be repeated for credit. However, courses may be repeated to replace a sub-“B” grade. In some instances, courses may be substituted with written permission of the Dean of the Davis College of Business.
Students dismissed from an MBA or MSOL program have 30 days in which to appeal the action to the Graduate 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 and MSOL programs follow the Jacksonville University established procedures and appeals process for grade and academic dishonesty appeals.