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The Goodman School of Business evaluates the performance of each graduate student at the end of every academic term. The following general guidelines are applicable:
MBA and MBA ISP
Students with three grades of C must repeat one course and achieve a grade of at least B in order to complete their degree requirements.
Students are permitted to count one grade of C for graduate credit toward their degree requirements. If a student achieves two grades below B in their first full-time term (or equivalent) of graduate study or a total of three grades below B over the two full-time terms (or equivalent) of graduate study, the student may be withdrawn from the MAcc or IMAcc, as applicable, at the discretion of the MAcc Committee. If at any time, a student’s overall average drops below B, the student may be withdrawn from the MAcc and IMAcc, as applicable. The number of credit hours per course will not be considered in determining student progression.
Students who are withdrawn from the MAcc or IMAcc as a result of academic performance and are re-admitted in a subsequent term or year must achieve a grade of least B in each course during the period of re-admission. If a re-admitted student fails to achieve a grade of at least B in one or more graduate courses, the student may be withdrawn from the MAcc or IMAcc, as applicable, without option of future re-admission.
Transition Term (IMAcc only)
Students who do not meet these requirements will be withdrawn from the IMAcc program:
- A student must achieve a minimum grade of C in each course in the Transition Term
- A student must achieve a minimum average of B in all accounting and finance courses in the Transition Term
- A student must achieve a minimum average of B based on all courses
MSc in Management
Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative average of at least a B- (70%) during each term of study. If a graduate student falls below the minimum cumulative average the student will be automatically placed on academic probation for the subsequent term by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Additionally a graduate program may recommend required program withdrawal. A probationary student must achieve the minimum cumulative average, normally during the probationary term, to be eligible to continue as a graduate student.
Students must maintain an overall 75% overall average with at least 70% in each course.
Students must maintain a minimum 70% overall average and must achieve at least a 60% in each course. Students must also submit an official English language proficiency score acceptable for admission into their graduate program. Please note students will have two chances to get the required language score on Brock’s ITELP exam. Students who fail to get the required score on the Brock ITELP exam will have until June 30th to submit one of the approved external language tests, TOEFL, IELTS, CanTest or CAEL.
IN (Incomplete) is a temporary grade granted to a student, in exceptional circumstances who has been unable to complete some part of the term work in a course. A grade must be submitted no later than 56 days from the last day of classes in each term. If the IN is not replaced by a letter grade within 56 days, the IN will be changed to the default grade.
Grades A, B, and C are passing grades but graduate credit will only be given for grades A and B (in all graduate programs except the MBA and MBA ISP).