2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

Page 60 2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Robert W. Plaster School of Business Master of Business Administration Admission Process and Timeframe Applicants should follow specific admission criteria found in the Admissions section of the graduate catalog. Application decisions are generally made by the leadership of the MBA program within two weeks after an admission application is completed. Graduate Admissions will then notify applicants of the admission decision. Tuition and Fees Tuition cost for the MBA program for the 2023–24 academic year is $680 per semester hour. Audit is $340 per semester hour. Tuition cost for BTGS-6100 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Graduate Study for the 2023–24 academic year is $436 per semester credit hour. The graduation fee for the MBA program for the 2023–24 academic year is $125. Financial Aid and Scholarships For information regarding financial aid and institutional scholarships, visit cedarville.edu/gsfinaid or preview the Financial Information section of this catalog. Academic Advising Upon admission into the MBA program, each student is assigned a program advisor and a faculty advisor. The program advisor assists in helping the students with class scheduling and other graduate processes. The faculty advisor provides career and course advice. Degree-seeking students may review their academic program progression by selecting the Progress tab option in Student Planning at cedarville.edu/studentplanning. Course Sequencing Contact your program advisor for course sequencing and completion options. Course Load Assuming the proficiency requirements have been satisfied, a minimum of 36–39 semester hours is required for graduation from the MBA program. Transfer Credits In addition to the general requirements for the transfer of graduate credits, up to nine semester hours are permitted to be transferred into this program. The program director is responsible for evaluating all requests for transfer credit. Courses will be evaluated on an individual basis on the following criteria: • The course is equivalent to the required course offered in the MBA. • The courses were taken at an accredited college/university. • Course transferred from institutions on quarter hours are converted to semester hours using the standard calculation. Academic Discipline Policies Academic Warning There is no allowance for a warning. Academic Probation Academic Probation status refers to any student whose cumulative graduate grade point average falls below 3.00 and as a result is no longer in good academic standing. Students placed on academic probation are expected to return to good academic standing (overall GPA of 3.00 or above) within the attempting of 15 additional graduate credits. Failure to return to good academic standing may result in academic dismissal. Academic Suspension Academic Suspension status refers to any student on academic probation for two successive semesters and who accumulates six semester credits of “C+” or below. A student who is suspended from a graduate program may not be readmitted to the program for one calendar year, and then only if evidence for expecting satisfactory performance is submitted and found to be acceptable. Academic Appeals Academic discipline appeals will be considered on a caseby-case basis by the dean of the school in consultation with the director of the program. The student will be notified of the final decision in writing, which completes the appeal process. Readmission Any student who is suspended may apply for readmission to the University and to the school or program. Academic Dismissal The Academic Dismissal status refers to any student who is disqualified from continuing at Cedarville University and is not eligible for readmission. A student who is subject to suspension a second time may be permanently dismissed. Academic dismissal is a terminal action. Graduation Requirements In addition to general graduation requirements listed in the Academic section of this catalog, students seeking the MBA degree must fulfill the following: • Complete 36–39 semester hours as specified in the program design in good academic standing. A minimum of 27 semester hours of the course requirements must be taken from Cedarville University. • Maintain an overall graduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0. • Complete all requirements for the degree within seven years after matriculation in the program. Intent to Graduate To graduate, whether or not you plan to attend commencement, you must submit an “Intent to Graduate” form and pay any applicable fees. An Intent to Graduate form is available at cedarville.edu/gradintent. You are encouraged to submit your Intent to Graduate at least one semester in advance so that you can be informed of any problems in meeting your degree requirements. After receipt of your Intent to Graduate, the Office of the Registrar will audit your transcript to verify the status of your degree requirements. Upon confirmation of your eligibility to graduate, you will be notified and your name will be added to the list of prospective graduates, as appropriate. The deadline for submitting your Intent to Graduate form is March 1 of the commencement year. After this date, eligibility to participate in commencement will be deferred to the following year. A graduation fee of $125 will be charged to your student account after your eligibility for graduation is confirmed. Walking in Commencement For MBA students to be recognized in the May commencement, they must have an approved plan for completing the remaining MBA courses by the end of the summer semester of that same year.