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General Degree Requirements

Earning Your Degree

Total Semester Credits

The MBA consists of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours.


A minimum overall average of “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) will be required of all graduate students. This average is based on all courses attempted. In computing this average, no grade below a “C” for WSC courses will be accepted toward completion of the MBA. A “C‐” is not acceptable. A course receiving an S/NC grade cannot be used in the MBA degree program. At least 30 credit hours must be beyond the common body of knowledge component in courses normally reserved for graduate students.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of nine graduate credits (15 from another Nebraska State College or University), subject to evaluation by the Dean of Business and Technology, may be transferred from another graduate institution and applied toward a degree from this College. Only transfer credit of “B” grade or better will be accepted. A “B‐” is not acceptable.

Academic Load

The maximum load of graduate credit hours for graduate students, without special permission, is 9 hours during regular sessions, 4 hours during the May session, and 7 hours during the June and July sessions. A graduate student who wishes to register for more than the maximum number should consult with his/her advisor, then contact the appropriate School office for approval and forward that information to the Office of Records and Registration. Full‐time status for graduate students is 9 credit hours.

Satisfactory Progress

Graduate students working on a graduate degree must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 to continue in good standing. Graduate students who do not maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 will be placed on probation for the next 6 credit hours. If they fail to raise their GPA to a 3.0, they will be removed from their program. Appeals may be made to the appropriate School office and subsequently to the Graduate Council.

Time Limit

Commencing with the date of first course registration, all requirements for the degree must be met within seven (7) calendar years.

Courses can be no more than 7 years old at the time of graduation.

Final Examination

No comprehensive final examination is required. However, BUS 692 Administrative Policy will be utilized as a capstone course for all MBA candidates.


Students must file an Application for Graduation with the Graduate Office no later than the end of the second week of the semester in which they intend to graduate. All other requirements, including completion of in-progress grades from previous terms, must be met by the end of the sixth week of the semester of graduation.

Summer graduates with no more than six credit hours of course work and/or an internship remaining to complete their degree during the summer are eligible to participate in May commencement ceremonies. All other program graduation requirements must be completed by the set dates as if they were a May graduate.

Once a student’s name appears in a commencement program, their name will not be listed again in any subsequent commencement programs, nor will the student be able to participate in any upcoming commencement exercises.