Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2008/2009)
6.6 Examination and Advancement
  1. The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Business Administration constitutes the examining body for all examinations in Business courses. In addition, the standing of every student will be assessed by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies in accordance with the promotion requirements outlined in Clauses 2., 3., and 8. below.

  2. Students in Terms A/B will be considered for promotion to Term 1 at the end of the Winter semester of their first year. At that time, for promotion from Terms A/B, students must have successfully completed the 30 credit hours prescribed in 3. of The Curriculum above, with an overall average on those 30 credit hours of at least 65%. Students who do not satisfy these requirements will be required to withdraw from the program and will not be promoted to Term 1.

    Students who have been required to withdraw following Terms A/B may be considered for readmission to the program in accordance with the entry under Admission Modes and Requirements above, with the heading Advanced Standing (for Current Memorial Students).

    A required withdrawal for failure to meet the promotion requirements from Terms A/B will not be reflected on a student's transcript.

  3. For promotion from each of Terms 1 through 7, the requirements are the achievement of a passing grade in at least 12 credit hours and an overall average of at least 60% in those courses required in each academic term.

    Students in an academic term who do not maintain the appropriate course load as outlined in Clause 2. of The Curriculum, with the approval of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, will be required to withdraw from the program and will not be promoted.

    Students completing Terms 1 through 7 who fail to achieve these standards will be required to withdraw from the program. A required withdrawal from any of Terms 1 through 7 will be reflected on a student's transcript.

    Students who have been required to withdraw following any one of Terms 1 through 7 may be considered for readmission after the lapse of two semesters, at which time they will normally be required to repeat the term which they failed, unless, in the opinion of the Admissions Committee, Faculty of Business Administration, a more meaningful course of study would be appropriate.

    In order to be considered for readmission, students must formally apply for readmission to the program not later than the deadlines specified in the University Diary for the semester in which they wish to recommence their program.

  4. The Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the Faculty of Business Administration may promote a student notwithstanding promotion requirements listed in Clause 3. above. A decision of this nature will be made only for reasons acceptable to the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, and in the case of a student thought likely to succeed in future terms.

  5. The dates for starting and finishing each work term are shown in the University Diary.

    Successful completion of the work term requirements is a prerequisite to graduation.

  6. A competition for work term employment is organized by Business Co-operative Education.

    Students may obtain their own work term jobs outside the competition. Such jobs must be confirmed by letter from the employer and approved by Business Co-operative Education on or before the first day of the work period.

    By entering the competition, students give permission for Business Co-operative Education to supply their university transcripts to potential employers.

  7. A work report on a topic approved by Business Co-operative Education must be submitted for each work term. This report must be approved by the employer and submitted to Business Co-operative Education on or before the deadline scheduled by Business Co-operative Education. Evidence of the student's ability to gather material relating to the report, analyse it effectively, and present it in a clear, logical and concise form, will be required in the report. Late reports will not be graded unless prior permission for a late report has been given by Business Co-operative Education.

  8. The overall evaluation of the work term is the responsibility of Business Co-operative Education. The work term shall consist of two components:

    Student performance as evaluated by a co-ordinator, given input from the employer, and a work report graded by a co-ordinator or a member of faculty.

    Evaluation of the work term will result in the assignment of one of the following final grades:

    1. Pass with Distinction: Indicates EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE in both the work report and work performance. The student is commended for his/her outstanding performance in each of the required components; pass with distinction has been awarded to each of the work report and work performance.

    2. Pass: Indicates that PERFORMANCE MEETS EXPECTATIONS in both the work report and work performance. The student fully meets the requirements of a passing work report and completely satisfactory work term performance.

    3. Fail: Indicates FAILING PERFORMANCE in the work report and/or the work performance.

    For promotion from the work term, a student must obtain PASS WITH DISTINCTION or PASS.

    If a student fails to achieve the standards outlined above, the student will be required to withdraw from the program and may be considered for readmission after the lapse of two semesters, at which time the student will be required to complete a further work term with satisfactory performance before being admitted to any further academic term in the Faculty.

  9. A student who has been required to withdraw from the program as a result of failing to meet the requirements of either two academic terms or two work terms will not be eligible for readmission to the program.

  10. Students are not permitted to drop work terms without prior approval of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon the recommendation of Business Co-operative Education. Students who drop a work term without permission, or who fail to honour an agreement to work with an employer, or who conduct themselves in such a manner as to cause their discharge from the job, will normally be awarded a failed grade for that work term. Permission to drop a work term does not constitute a waiver of degree requirements, and students who have obtained such permission must complete an approved work term in lieu of the one dropped.

Note:

Students should also refer to the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) of the University.