Leave of Absence

Students who wish to interrupt their studies for any reason must apply for a leave of absence in writing. The application for a leave of absence should be directed in letter form to the dean of students and include reason for the leave, and anticipated date of return. Students absent for a term without obtaining prior approval must submit a formal application for readmission to the School. Students taking a leave of absence must complete the MBA program within five years of their start date.

Note that students who begin the Full-Time MBA Program in August are permitted to take the summer off between their first and second years; this summer break is not considered a leave of absence. Those who begin the program in January are expected to complete four consecutive terms, without interruption.

Students interested in decreasing the amount of credits they take in a term (otherwise known as a "stretch"), such that it would require more than four terms of study with us, should speak to a member of the Academics Team in the Office of Student Affairs.