Policies and Procedures

MBA students must maintain a 3.00 GPA in all required graduate course work attempted in the program. Prerequisite MBA courses do not count as part of the required courses. Students must complete all requirements for the degree within five years of the date of admission to the degree program.

Students are expected to enroll in at least one course every academic year. Failure to comply will result in dismissal from the program. To continue on, re-admission will be required.

Admission Requirements for Re-Admission:

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.

Matriculated students must have signed Plans of Study on file in order to register for courses. Plans must be developed in consultation with the MBA advisor during the advising period.

A maximum of 6 transfer graduate credit hours, completed within the last 5 years with a grade of at least a B, may be counted toward the degree requirements. Determination of transfer credit will be made at the time of matriculation. Application for transfer credit subsequent to matriculation must be approved before students register for courses at other institutions.

Students must complete and submit an Application for MBA Degree Completion/Graduation Application to Student Administrative Services (SAS). This application should be filed after students complete 27 hours of required course work (before registering for the last 9 hours).

Adding and/or Dropping Courses

Students may add courses during the first week as indicated on the academic calendar (five class days) of the fall or spring semesters with advisor-written approval. To add courses in the second week, students must have written approval from both the advisor and the course instructor.

To drop a course(s) a student must drop by the 2nd Friday of the spring and fall semester, by 5:00 p.m., in writing to Student Administrative Services (SAS) to avoid financial penalty. Students dropping courses after that day will pay for the course in full and receive a “W” on their transcript as long as they notify SAS in writing before the 11th Friday of the spring or fall semester. No courses may be withdrawn after the 11th Friday of the semester. Contact the office to find out the drop/withdrawal dates for the summer.

Office of Admission

Johnson Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

Mon-Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
After hour appointments available by request


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