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Core Grade Distribution
|P1, LP, F||10–15%|
+/- may be used in core grades with the following restrictions: there is no H+ in the core and the number of pluses must be equal to or less than the number of minuses.
Flex-Core Grade Distribution
|HP and below||≥65% (5% P1 or below is recommended)|
+/- may be used in flex-core grades with the following restrictions: there is no H+ in the flex-core.
Recommended Elective Grade Distribution
|P1, LP, F||≥5%|
+/- may be used with elective grades without restrictions.
Starting Fall 2012, the grade of H+ is permitted in electives but strictly limited to 2% of the class enrollment, rounded up to the nearest integer.
After the first term, all students who achieve a 9.0 weighted grade point average (GPA) or higher will earn Dean’s List recognition. In subsequent terms, Dean’s List will apply to all students who achieve at least a 9.25 weighted GPA for the term.
The courses that make up the core curriculum are:
|1st Half||Corporate Finance||Financial Accounting||Managerial Statistics||Managerial Economics||Strategy Formulation|
|2nd Half||Marketing Strategy||Operations Management||Leadership Development|
|1st Half||Decision Models||Managing Marketing Programs||Global Economic Environment||Elective 1||Elective 2|
|2nd Half||Flex-core (organizations)||Flex-core (performance)||Flex-core (markets)|
|Organizational Change||Financial Planning & Analysis||Game Theory & Business|
|Power & Influence||Operations Strategy||Global Economic Environment II: Business Cycles and Financial Markets|
|Social Networks and Social Capital|
Minimum GPA Requirements, Probation and Dismissal
During the academic review process at the end of each semester, the Office of Student Affairs monitors the academic performance of all students and makes available a support system for those in need of assistance.
Students whose GPAs fall below the minimum requirements are subject to probation or dismissal.
For dual degree students, the Business School GPA is determined by the grades received while in residence at the Business School; and includes all courses taken in those semesters, even those offered by the student's other school. Grades for Business School courses taken while in residence at their other school are not included in their cumulative GPA for the Business School.
Minimum GPA requirements by term and for graduation are as follows:
|After Term 1||GPA equal to or less than 5.900||Warning|
|GPA equal to or less than 4.800||Probation|
|GPA equal to or less than 4.400||Dismissal|
|Subsequent Terms||GPA equal to or less than 5.900||Warning|
|GPA equal to or less than 5.20||Probation|
|GPA equal to or less than 4.80||Dismissal|
|Graduation||GPA greater than or equal to 5.50|
- A student can be on probation for one semester, at most. A second probation implies dismissal.
- A student can appeal his/her dismissal to the Academic Standards Committee that could allow the student to stay in the program under certain conditions.
- A student who was dismissed from the School might apply, via regular admissions procedure, to the program. If admitted he/she might have the option of using credit for certain past courses taken at the School.