University of Guelph Graduate Calendar

Regulations: Master of Business Administration

Admission as a regular student is granted, on recommendation of the department concerned, to:
   Applicants are required to submit results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) in addition to the normal documentation required for evaluation.

Minimum Duration
   At least four semesters of full-time study must be devoted to the master's program if the student is admitted as a regular student. For a student registered part-time the minimum duration period is based on the equivalence of three part-time semesters to one full-time semester. A minimum program fee is applied when a part-time stud ent applies to graduate.
   Normally, the program must be completed within forty-eight months of the completion of the minimum duration. Candidates must understand, however, that announced department policy may require completion of the degree requirements within a briefer time.

   The student's program is established and progress kept under review by the department concerned (see the section on Enrolment and Registration). The day-to-day responsibility will rest with an advisory committee, consisting of at least two graduate faculty members, one of whom may be from outside the department. The student's adviser is chair of the advisory committee.

   The MBA degree of the University of Guelph requires the demonstration of a reasonable mastery of a concentrated field of study. This is attested by achieving satisfactory standings in a numb er of courses.

Prescribed Studies: The coursework-and-major-paper option requires 16 graduate courses (8.0 credits) plus a 1.0-credit major paper. There are nine core courses which must be taken by all MBA students. An additional nine courses (including the 1.0-c redit major paper and electives) are determined according to the department of registration. The courses selected must be acceptable to the school and the dean of Graduate Studies for graduate credit. These substantive courses comprise the candidate's prescribed studies, in which the student must obtain an overall average grade of at least 'B-' (see the sections on Establishment of Programs and Prescribed Studies)..

Additional Courses: In addition to these prescribed studies the candidate may take ancillary courses supportive of the special discipline. These courses may be at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. The standings obtained in them will n ot affect the average grade of the prescribed studies.

Department Regulations
   Individual departments may have specified regulations in addition to those described in this calendar. The student is responsible for consulting the department concerning any such regulation. University regulations, as specified herein, take precedence and may not be overruled by any department regulation.