Academic Regulations for students who entered the program as first years in 2016/2017 or earlier; as second years in 2017/2018 or earlier; or as third years in 2018/2019 or earlier

In addition to the general policies and regulations set out in Policies and Regulations, the academic regulations outlined in this section apply to the Faculty of Management.

Attendance

Regular attendance is expected of students in all their lectures, laboratories, tutorials, and seminars. Students who neglect their academic work and assignments in a course may be excluded from its final examination. Students who are unavoidably absent from scheduled classes because of illness or disability should report to their instructors immediately on their return. Students whose attendance or academic performance is severely affected by medical, emotional, or other problems should apply for special consideration from the office of their Dean or Director (see Academic Concession, below and at Academic Concession).

Change of Registration

In the Winter Session, students can drop one-term courses within two weeks of their commencement and two-term courses within three weeks of commencement. All record of registration in the course(s) will be removed from students' transcripts. Thereafter, students may withdraw from a one-term course up to the end of the sixth week of classes, and from a two-term course up to the end of the twelfth week of classes. Courses dropped during this latter period will be indicated by a W on the student's transcript. Students can withdraw from courses using the Student Service Centre. After these dates, students are not normally permitted to withdraw from courses but can apply for academic concession (see below).

Students who cease to attend or otherwise fail to complete exams, assignments, or other course requirements will receive a grade reflecting requirements completed in the course. (See also Change of Registration and Course Drop/Withdrawal Dates.)

Academic Concession

Students whose attendance or academic performance is severely affected by medical, emotional, or other problems should apply for special consideration from the instructor or the office of their Dean or Director as soon as possible.

Students are advised to contact the instructor if they are unable to complete tests or other graded work because of short-term illness or other reasons, and arrange to make up for missed work according to written guidelines given to them at the start of the course (see Grading Practices). Students also have the right to request academic concession from their Dean or Director.

Students absent from final examinations held in the official examination period must request academic concession from the office of their Dean or Director. Absence from final examinations held in the official examination periods in any term must be reported as soon as possible after the missed examination.

Students requesting academic concession will be required to complete an application form and provide supporting documentation as requested. In some cases it will be necessary for the student to attend an interview. Academic concessions are granted only by the office of their Dean or Director and are a privilege, not a right. Among academic concessions that may be granted are: permission to drop or withdraw from a course after the normal deadlines are passed (see also Change of Registration); the granting of Deferred Standing or Aegrotat Standing; and withdrawal from the University.

Deferred standing may be granted when a student has a valid reason for not completing course requirements as scheduled. See Deferred Standing for further definition.

Students with deferred standing credits should reduce the maximum load in the session immediately following (Summer or Winter) by the equivalent number of credits. For example, if a student has 3 credits deferred from the Winter Session until August, that student should not enrol in more than 9 credits in the following Summer Session, although the permitted maximum is 12. Should a student require an extension of a deferred standing, he or she may be blocked or deregistered from the equivalent number of credits during the extension period.

Aegrotat (AEG) Standing allows a student credit for a course, although the student has not completed course requirements due to medical, emotional, or other difficulties. This standing is awarded only if the course instructor and the Dean (or designate) agree that the student has demonstrated the ability to deal with the course material satisfactorily. When AEG standing is awarded, a letter grade is assigned; this will be converted to the minimum percentage for that category for the calculation of averages.

Transfer Credit

Students admitted to the B.Mgt. from a recognized post-secondary institution will have their courses assessed for appropriate transfer credit at the time of admission. For information on transferable courses completed at recognized colleges in British Columbia and in the Yukon, students should refer to the British Columbia Transfer Guide. Courses completed at accredited universities and university colleges will be assessed for transfer credit on a course-by-course basis.

Letter of Permission

Students currently registered in the B.Mgt. may not take courses for credit at another institution without specific written permission. Students who wish to interrupt their UBC studies and take courses at another institution for credit toward their degree must obtain, in advance, a letter of permission from the Faculty. The Faculty has no obligation to grant transfer credit unless a letter of permission has been obtained. Students will not normally be permitted to complete the B.Mgt. English requirement at another institution (see also Attendance). See Letter of Permission to Study at Another Institution.

Failed Courses

A student may repeat a failed course only once. Please refer to Advancement Regulations for the official UBC Okanagan policy on repeating failed courses.

Degree Completion

Students must complete their degree requirements within six years of their original admission into the Faculty of Management or otherwise obtain permission from the Dean for an extension.

Dean's Honour Roll

Student transcripts will receive the notation "Dean's Honour Roll" if an overall average of 80% or better is achieved in a program of 27 credits or more in any Winter Session. Exceptions are made for Co-op or Exchange students, who require at least 15 credits in a non-Co-op or non-Exchange term for this calculation. To qualify, students must pass all courses. Only courses taken at UBC will be used in this calculation.

Degree with Honours

The words "With Honours" will be placed on the transcript of record and the degree certificate of students graduating with the B.Mgt. where the average is 80% or better in all upper-level Management courses. As well, students must be enrolled in a 27-credit course load in at least one of the two final years. To qualify, students must pass all courses. Only courses taken at UBC will be used in this calculation.

Program Approval

Students are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of registration as it relates to the regulations of the program in which they are enrolled. Any variation from a full load must be approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Management.

Academic Probation

Academic Probation will be assigned at the end of the Winter Session (April) based on performance in that session (Sept-April) and will consider all courses taken in the session. A student will be placed on Academic Probation, while not falling under the provisions for Failed Standing below, if the student:

  • earned a sessional cumulative average of 50% to less than 60%; or
  • passed less than 60% of the credits

A student placed on Academic Probation at the end of the Winter Session will normally be allowed to register in a maximum of 9 credits per term in the following Winter Session. This credit restriction may be waived at the discretion of the Faculty. Upon request by the student to the Faculty, the Academic Probation credit restriction might be restored if, in the next Winter Session, each Term 1 course grade is 60% or higher.

The credit restriction will only be enforced if the student is notified before the subsequent Winter Session begins.

Failed Standing

Failed Standing will be assigned at the end of the Winter Session (April) based on performance in that session (Sept-April). The evaluation will consider all courses taken in the session. Failed standing will be assigned to a student who has:

  • a sessional cumulative average of less than 50%.

A student placed on Failed Standing for the first time will normally be required to discontinue studies in the Faculty for a period of one academic year (12 months) prior to applying for readmission. Affected students will be issued a letter from the Faculty outlining a decision and next steps. Students who consider applying for readmission the following year must complete further study at another recognized post-secondary institution during the year away. Students are strongly advised to consult the Faculty prior to further academic study.

Students who are readmitted after being required to discontinue study in the Faculty following a failed year will receive credit toward the B.Mgt. only for those university transferable courses in that year away in which they obtained a grade of at least 60%.

A student who already has a Failed Standing on their academic record will be required to withdraw from the University and may only be readmitted under the Advancement Regulations. Readmission to the Faculty of Management after a second failed year is normally not granted.

Courses taken in the Summer Session are not taken into consideration for assigning Failed Standing.

Advancement Requirements

Students are expected to register in a full load of courses.

To earn promotion from first to second year, a student must have completed a minimum of 27 credits.

To earn a promotion from second to third year, a student must have completed 54 credits, including the core courses of MGMT 100, MGMT 200, ECON 101, MATH 100 or 116, PSYO 111, STAT 121 or 124, and ENGL 112 (or 6 credits of any ENGL), with a minimum core average of 60%. A minimum grade of 60% in ENGL 112 (or an average minimum grade of 60% over 6 credits of any ENGL), is also required.

To earn a promotion from third to fourth year, students must complete 78 credits including at least 8 of the following courses: MGMT 301, MGMT 302, MGMT 310, MGMT 320, MGMT 330, MGMT 340, MGMT 350, MGMT 355, MGMT 360, MGMT 380 or MGMT 390.

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