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Current MBA Student Resources

    MBA Academic Calendar 

    Other Resources

    MBA 500 - First Reading Assignment (PDF)
    Specialization Declaration Form (PDF)
    Faculty and Department Directory
    Financial Aid for Graduate Students
    MBA Curriculum 
    MBA Pre-Requisite Chart (PDF)


    Note: The following Academic Policies apply to all students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs. They are subject to revision by the faculty of the School of Management and Leadership.

    Enrollment, Courses and Graduation


    1. MBA students may consult with the MBA Director regarding any enrollment, matriculation or graduation questions. These individuals supplement your academic advisor..
    2. MBA students must complete MBA Essentials (MBA 500) before taking any core courses.
    3. The recommended sequence of courses is the six-hundred (600) level of core courses followed by the seven-hundred (700) level and then the elective eight-hundred (800) level courses. The MBA nine-hundred (900) level Business Policy course should be completed in the last trimester of registration. Students may take elective (800) courses at any time during their MBA studies.
    4. Students must complete all degree requirements within five academic years of starting their first core course.
    5. MBA 710 (Marketing Management) and MBA 720 (Financial Management) should be completed before registration for MBA 900 (Business Policy).
    6. Full time graduate study in the evening MBA Program is six or more credit hours of course work. International students, who must maintain full time student status, may be students in the evening program.
    7. The grading scale for MBA courses is the following. Quality points are noted in parentheses.
      • A (4.00)
      • A- (3.67)
      • B+ (3.33)
      • B (3.00)
      • B- (2.67)
      • C+ (2.33)
      • C (2.00)
      • C- (1.67)
      • D+ (1.33)
      • D (1.00)
      • I/F/W (0.00)
    8. When circumstances prevent the student from completing required grading instruments before the end of the trimester, the instructor may assign the grade of I (incomplete). The incomplete grade must be resolved within the following trimester; otherwise the officially recorded grade becomes F. Student should consult the instructor regarding the policy for assigning the grade of I.


    Transfer Credits 



    1. Transfer credit is considered for graduate level course work that is completed successfully at another accredited college or university. The course work must be completed with an earned letter grade of B or better.
    2. The course work to be transferred must have been completed within the past seven years.
    3. A maximum of nine graduate credit hours may be transferred.
    4. Students may transfer either elective credits or core course credits. In order for a core course to be transferred in, there must be an equivalent Capital MBA course(s) for the course(s) to be transferred. Frequently, students will be asked to supply a course syllabus for faculty approval prior to the granting of transfer credit.
    5. Before undertaking graduate course work at another institution, the students should seek approval from the MBA Director.
    6. Credits earned from CPCU exam preparatory courses can be applied – as elective course credit – toward your MBA at Capital University.
    7. The number of credits accepted in transfer for a course is equal to the number of credits that the equivalent Capital MBA course carries. The number of credits accepted in transfer is not necessarily equal to the number of credits earned. When there is a difference between the number of credits earned and the number accepted in transfer, it may be necessary to take additional elective course(s) in order to satisfy the graduation requirements of 40 credit hours of course work.
    8. Credit accepted in transfer is expressed in semester credit hours. Note the following equivalency between quarter and semester credit hours.

    Quarter Credit Hours                 Equivalent Semester Hours
    1                                                          2/3
    2                                                          1 1/3
    3                                                          2
    4                                                          2 2/3
    5                                                          3 1/3



    Academic Standing Policy: Graduate


    Letter of Concern: Student fails to achieve a semester 3.0 GPA (but cumulative GPA remains above 3.0). The student receives a letter of concern from the MBA Director.

    Probation: Student fails to achieve a cumulative 3.0 GPA
    The student receives a letter notifying them of their probationary status from the MBA Director.

    Suspension: Student fails to achieve a cumulative 3.0 GPA a second time and has not shown significant academic progress (a semester GPA of at least 3.0). A student can also be suspended if they display a pattern of academic indifference and lack of academic achievement.
    The student receives a letter notifying them of their suspension from the MBA Director  Student will be required to remain out of school for one full semester.

    Dismissal: Following suspension from and reinstatement to the university, the student fails to achieve a cumulative 3.0 GPA and shows no sign of significant academic progress. Academic progress is defined as a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher. A student can also be dismissed if they display a fundamental lack of ability or motivation to achieve a master's degree.

    The student receives a letter notifying them of their dismissal from the MBA Director.

    1. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all course work is required for graduation. Additionally, students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, in their core courses (MBA 500, MBA 600, MBA 612, MBA 612, MBA 613, MBA 614, MBA 710, MBA 720, MBA 730, and MBA 900) in order to graduate.
    2. Repeating courses – the MBA Director representing the faculty may ask any student whose GPA falls below a B average in the MBA core curriculum to repeat courses selectively. A student who earns a D in a core course will be asked to repeat the course, even if the student has a 3.0 GPA in core courses. A student may not repeat any course without faculty approval. Students may not repeat the courses in which they received a grade of B or better, or any other course without faculty approval.
    3. It is the student's responsibility to file an official drop/withdrawal from a course(s). Forms for this purpose are available from the Director of the MBA Enrollment and Student Services (236-6538).
    4. Refund schedules for MBA courses are available from the Finance Office (236-6216). Note that a refund is based on the date of last attendance and not on the date on which the drop was filed. No refund is given for withdrawal after the sixth week of instruction.
    5. The 100% refund of paid tuition is available to students who officially drop an MBA course on or before the first day of the trimester. Thereafter, the amount that is refunded is less than the amount paid. The refund schedule indicates the percent to be returned.
    6. When a course is officially dropped, the notation of W is noted on the transcript. If a student drops a class during the first week of the term, the notation of W will not appear.
    7. The last day to officially withdraw from a course is prior to the last meeting date. Official withdrawal is noted on the transcript with W.
    8. When an MBA student registers for an MBA course, attends at least one class and thereafter stops attending and does not officially drop/withdraw from the course, the course is noted with the grade of FX on the transcript.
    9. There is no repeat grade (R) for MBA courses.




    1. The application for graduation must be completed and submitted to the university Registrar’s Office through WebAdvisor two semesters prior to your anticipated graduation. Contact your academic advisor or the Director of Graduate Student Services at (614) 236-6538 with questions.
    2. Eligibility for graduation consists of the following:

      • The ten required core courses (MBA 500, MBA 600, 611, 612, 613, 614, 710, 720, 730 and 900) must be successfully completed with a grade point average of B (3.0) or better.
      • If a student has earned a D in one of the required core courses then the course must be repeated, and a grade of C or better must be earned.
      • The cumulative grade point average is 3.0 or higher.
      • Incomplete grade(s) must be resolved by completing the requirements of the course(s).
      • All financial obligations have been met.
      • Graduation “With Distinction” is noted for students who completed all course work with a grade point average of 3.75 or better.
      • Graduation “With Highest Distinction” is noted for students who have completed all course work with a grade point average of 4.0.
    3. Participation in the University Commencement Ceremony is available to MBA students who complete degree requirements before the cutoff date established by the University.


    Related Matters


    1. Students may take a semester off without withdrawing. However, if a student has not been enrolled for more than one semester then s/he must formally reapply to the program. Request for readmission to the MBA program should be directed to the MBA Director.
    2. Use, in part or in full, of the work, ideas or writing of another without credit is considered plagiarism and is subject to disciplinary action.
    3. Consulting material(s) is the preparation of a grading instrument that is (are) not allowed by the course instructor is considered a serious violation. In this situation, the instructor may assign a grade of F for the instrument and for the course.
    4. Students may appeal or dispute grades and other actions by instructors or administrators of the MBA program. In the case of grade dispute or related course matters, the appeal begins with the course instructor. If the matter is not resolved there, student may make an appeal to MBA Director  If a satisfactory outcome is still not reached, the appeal may be elevated to the MBA Director  Appeals beyond the MBA Director require the involvement of the Associate Provost followed by the Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs.