Attendance Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the School and University, and in accordance with Core Culture of being present, the MBA program requires students to attend each class.

  • Students that miss more than 33%, less than or equal to 50% of their classes (unexcused) will at most receive a P1 for their course grade

  • Students that miss more than 50% or more of their classes (unexcused) will receive an F for their course grade

Depending on individual professors’ requirements, fewer absences than listed above may have additional ramifications including but not limited to maintaining enrollment in the class and course grades. Check course syllabus for more information specific to each class.

We understand conflicts arise. Below is a list of absences that are considered excused.

  • Religious observance – no documentation needed

  • Military Service – letter from commanding officer

  • Court appearance – summons from the court

  • Illness – letter needed from student’s doctor stating when the illness began and for how long he/she should be staying home

  • Family emergencies, such as death or serious illness of immediate family member – OSA will determine what kind of documentation is required

Absences are only excused in documented cases listed. Your absences will not be excused for interviews, weddings, student activities, conferences, personal travel, etc. Students must provide notification in advance of absence from class.  

  • To submit excused absences, use the “Core Absence Form” on your course’s Canvas home page

  • For electives, notify your professor directly

  • Videotaping classes information is available here

Both OSA and faculty must be notified of absences lasting more than a few days; documentation will be necessary.