7: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

General Information | M. B. A. Program | Joint Degree Programs
Doctoral Program | Student Life | School Regulations | Course Descriptions | Faculty

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Degree Requirements | Academic Standards

Academic Standards

Breadth Requirements   The failure of a student to meet the breadth requirements within three years shall be considered unsatisfactory academic progress and shall terminate the studentís enrollment in the program.

Course Requirements   No course at the Darden School in which the studentís grade is not at least B shall be counted toward the completion of the major field course requirements. Courses taken in other schools to fulfill degree requirements shall be counted for this purpose only if the student receives at least the minimum grade acceptable for credit toward a graduate degree in the schools within which the courses are taken. A student whose work in a major field course fails to meet these standards and whose work is otherwise satisfactory may arrange for remedial work with the course instructor or may take another course; any student whose work in more than two major field courses has not been acceptable shall have failed to meet the academic standards of the doctoral program.

Major Field Examination   A student who fails the major field examination shall have failed to meet the academic standards of the doctoral program.

Dissertation Proposal Examination   A student ordinarily is expected to pass the initial dissertation research proposal examination within six months following the major field examination. A student whose initial examination is not scheduled within 12 months or who fails the examination twice shall have failed to meet the academic standards of the doctoral program.

Time to Complete Program   The maximum time a student is allowed to complete the program is 60 months of elapsed time beginning with initial registration. Not completing the program within the 60 months will likely terminate the studentís enrollment in the program.

Failure of a student to meet the academic standards of the doctoral program will result in the termination of the studentís enrollment in the program. The doctoral program committee is authorized to act on behalf of the faculty in receiving and acting on petitions for readmission. In acting on these requests, the committee may establish such requirements and conditions for readmission as it considers appropriate. Students may appeal decisions to the Darden School faculty.

After the residence year has been completed, a studentís tuition is calculated according to the number of semester course credits for which the candidate is registered.


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