Academic Regulations

Academic Progress

The progress of all students working toward the Master of Management degree will be reviewed regularly by the Program Academic Lead and the Dean of the Faculty of Management. A student may be required to withdraw if academic progress has not been satisfactory.

A Pass/Fail grading practice applies to all courses in the M.M program.

  • The Faculty of Management will use marking schemes and rubrics with a minimum pass equivalency set at B+ (76%) in UBC’s standard marking system. Evaluation criteria for Pass/Fail status is available online and upon request from the Faculty of Management Dean’s office.
  • Students who successfully complete the M.M may request a letter summarizing the Pass/Fail grading practice from the Dean's Office which they may attach to a future application to a graduate studies degree program.

A student must obtain a pass in all courses in order to be considered to be progressing satisfactorily. Although satisfactory academic performance is a prerequisite to advancement, it is not the sole criterion in considering the suitability of a student for promotion or graduation. The suitability of the students in their professionalism and capacity to meet the responsibilities of leading and managing fast changing organizations will also be considered.

  • Where a pass is not obtained in a course, and on the recommendation of the Program Academic Lead and the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Management, the student may repeat a course for higher standing. If the Program Academic Lead does not make such a recommendation, or if the recommendation is not approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Management, the student will be required to withdraw.
  • If a course is repeated, both standings will appear on the transcript.

Attendance and Participation – in-residence modules

The Master of Management in-residence modules are intensive full-time programs. During each Module students must attend all scheduled professional development workshops, interviews, organized events and on-campus sessions.

Students are expected to notify the Program Academic Lead if any circumstances arise which conflict with the requirements of the in-residence modules.

  • Vacations and other personal events must not conflict with attendance at in-residence modules.
  • Students who do not participate fully in an in-residence Module will normally be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • Students who cannot attend or fully participate in in-residence Modules by reason of medical, emotional, or similar circumstances should apply for special consideration (see Academic Concession).

Attendance and Participation – on-line courses and modules

Students must ensure that the minimum technical requirements for the program can be met before the program start date. The requirements can be found at the program website.

Students must participate in simultaneous interactive on-line sessions. Efforts will be made to accommodate students living in time zones outside of British Columbia, but students may be required to participate on-line at other than usual day-time working hours.

  • Students will be expected to complete all assigned readings, cases and other preparatory work; to complete and submit in a timely fashion all assigned work and to participate actively in all interactive course components, such as blogs.
  • Students who do not participate fully in on-line modules will normally be asked to withdraw from the program.
  • Students who cannot participate in an on-line module by reason of medical, emotional, or similar circumstances should apply for special consideration (see Academic Concession).

Students must complete degree requirements within five years of original admission into the Faculty of Management. Extensions may be granted under exceptional circumstances with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Management.

Withdrawal, Readmission and Reinstatement

UBC Initiated Withdrawal

A candidate may be required to withdraw if progress has not been satisfactory as shown by coursework, progress on the applied project, non-participation in the in-residence modules and on-line courses.

The Faculty of Management also reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from the program if he or she is considered to be unsuited in their professionalism or capacity to meet the responsibilities of leading and managing fast changing organizations.

When a student is required to withdraw, the academic record will indicate “required to withdraw”.

Readmission

A student who is required to withdraw will not normally be eligible to apply for readmission to the Master of Management program for at least one year.

A new application form and fee must be submitted to the Master of Management Program Office and students may be readmitted to the program, as a new applicant if all current admission requirements are met.

In exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Management, a student who applies for readmission may have credited to their degree, courses and course modules successfully completed prior to withdrawal from the program, provided the courses were completed no longer than five years before the date of readmission.

If readmission is granted, current registration requirements will determine the course blocks and modules in which the student must enroll.

The Faculty of Management may impose additional requirements to ensure that the student is academically prepared to complete the degree requirements and re-integrate into a cohort in a way that will benefit both the student’s and the cohort’s learning.

Readmission will not be granted until a time that is suited to meeting the forgoing requirements for re-integration. Students required to withdraw from the program more than once are not thereafter eligible to be considered for admission to the program.

Request to Withdraw for Non-Academic Reasons

Students whose performance and attendance is significantly affected by reason of conflicting responsibilities or unforeseen events may apply for Academic Concession by using the Master of Management Request for Withdrawal form and consulting the Program Academic Lead.

  • The academic record will indicate "voluntary withdrawal," the date of withdrawal, and a standing of W in all courses not completed on that date, any refund of fees will be in accordance with normal policy (see Refund of Fees).

A student who does not complete formal withdrawal procedures will be liable for all assessed fees until such procedures are completed.

Reinstatement

Students in good academic standing who have been permitted to voluntarily withdraw from the program may apply to the Master of Management Program Office to be re-instated into the program.

  • Any delinquent fees or charges including tuition and continuing fees must be paid before reinstatement occurs.
  • Documentation from a medical or counseling professional or from the Disability Resource Centre of a nature sufficient to satisfy the University that the student is ready to continue studies may be required before the student will be re-instated.
  • If the student is reinstated, courses that have been completed will be credited to the degree, and only outstanding degree requirements must be completed.
  • The Faculty of Management may impose additional requirements to ensure that the student is academically prepared to complete the remaining degree requirements and re-integrate into a cohort in a way that will benefit both the student’s and the cohort’s learning.
  • Reinstatement may not be granted until a time that is suited to meeting these requirements for re-integration.
  • If a student who has asked to be reinstated does not have enough time left to complete the outstanding degree requirements within five years of original admission to the program an extension of the time limit may be requested from the Dean of the Faculty of Management (see Academic Progress).

A student who is required to withdraw for academic reasons is not eligible for reinstatement.

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