MBA dual degree students must complete a minimum of 45 academic credits of Business School course work and spend three terms in residence here. All 45 credits must be Business School courses; courses from other schools in the University cannot be counted toward the MBA degree. Due to the fact that dual degree students only spend three terms in residence at the Business School, they are not permitted to participate in the exchange program. Dual degree students may include a combined maximum of 3 credits of B8000 Independent Study, B9002 Cross-Cultural Seminar, and B9502 Global Business Project in their required 45 credits. Typically, students register for 15 credits per term, but they may take up to 18 credits, and may graduate with more than 45 credits.
A failed core course must be repeated; a failed elective must either be repeated or replaced by another.
Dual degree candidates must fulfill the Business School’s core curriculum requirements. Courses from other schools are not accepted as a substitute. However, students may exempt out of core courses by passing an exemption exam. This does not reduce the total number of credits required for the MBA degree; it enables students to take additional electives. Dual degree students must complete their first two Business School terms consecutively, to receive the full benefit of our core curriculum and cluster system. After those two terms, students may take courses in either school, regardless of where they are in residence.
Dual degree candidates must attain a cumulative GPA of 5.50 or higher for their semesters in residence at the Business School. In addition, students must complete the degree requirements specified by the other school. Neither diploma is granted prior to the completion of both school's degree requirements.