General requirements for master’s degrees
In addition to the general academic regulations stated in the Graduate Studies at VCU chapter of this bulletin and the regulations listed earlier in this section, master’s students in the School of Business are subject to the following requirements:
- A course for which a passing grade was received cannot be repeated without prior written permission of the director of graduate programs in business. An appeal to the School of Business Master’s Committee is required.
- Students who satisfy all requirements except the 3.0 average may be allowed to take a maximum of six additional credit hours to raise the average. Students are required to appeal to the School of Business Master’s Committee for permission.
- A foundation course may be waived by the director of graduate studies in business, based on satisfactory completion of equivalent undergraduate work prior to acceptance in the program. CLEP credit at the “B” or higher level may be accepted in lieu of foundation courses with permission. The waiver of courses is at the discretion of the School of Business.
- A maximum of two one-year extensions may be granted by the director of graduate studies in business in the time allowed to complete a degree if satisfactory progress has been demonstrated on the part of the student requesting an extension. For extensions, write to the director of graduate programs in business.
- Students are not permitted to take undergraduate courses equivalent to foundation courses once they are admitted to the graduate program without the written permission of the director of graduate studies in business.
- Grades received for undergraduate courses are not included in the calculation of the cumulative graduate GPA.
- All students admitted into a program must have earned a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. To be accepted in the graduate program, in addition to other requirements, applicants must be in good standing at the college or university they previously attended.