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 MM 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 upon request from the Faculty of Management Dean’s office.
- Students who successfully complete the MM 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 – intensive workshops
Intensive, week-long workshops will be offered to students admitted to the Dual Degree Program Option during summer terms. Students are required to complete two workshops while completing their undergraduate degree. During these workshops, students must attend all scheduled professional development activities, interviews, organized events and on-campus sessions.
Students are expected to arrange their schedules to allow full participation in the workshops in which they register. Students have up to four years to complete these two week-long workshops.
- Vacations and other personal events must not conflict with attendance at the workshops.
- Students who do not complete two workshops prior to completing their undergraduate degree requirements will not be permitted to register in MM courses.
- Students who cannot attend or fully participate in a workshop by reason of medical, emotional, or similar circumstances should apply for special consideration (see Academic Concession).
Attendance and Participation – MM Courses
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 will be expected to complete all assigned readings 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 online and in-person course components will normally be asked to withdraw from the program.
- Students who cannot participate in a course (online or in-person) by reason of medical, emotional, or similar circumstances should apply for special consideration (see Academic Concession).
Students must complete degree requirements within two years of their enrolment into Master of Management courses. 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, or non-participation in courses.
When a student is required to withdraw, the academic record will indicate “required to withdraw”.
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, coursework successfully completed prior to withdrawal from the program, provided the courses were completed no longer than two years before the date of readmission.
If readmission is granted, current registration requirements will determine the course blocks in which the student must enrol.
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, and 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.
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 counselling 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 two years of enrolment in MM courses, 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.