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Selected academic and financial policies are listed on this page. Additional policies may be found in the catalog. 

NNU Graduate Catalog


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students desiring admission to a graduate program in business will meet the following requirements:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all academic course work.
  3. A favorable recommendation from the School of Business Graduate Committee.

Exceptions to regular admission requirements must be approved by the School of Business Graduate Committee.

COURSE LOAD

Six semester credits is a full time load for graduate students.
[To complete the program in as little as sixteen months, students would need to maintain twelve credits per semester.]

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Students are expected to attend classes in the courses in which they are enrolled. Unwarranted absence may result in a reduced grade for the course. Any student who misses 30% of a course's class hours, regardless of cause, may not receive a passing grade for that course.

TIME LIMITS FOR PROGRAMS

All degree requirements must be completed within six years from date of admission to the program.

COURSE GRADES AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE

All courses in the MBA program are graded with a letter grade. Grades, and the corresponding grade points, which may be assigned are:

  

A

4.0

A-

3.7

B+

3.3

B

3.0

B-

2.7

C+

2.3

C

2.0

C-

1.7

D+

1.3

D

1.0

F

0.0

Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average to remain in good standing and to graduate. A student may count a maximum of two C grades toward graduation. Courses with grades of D+ or lower do not count toward graduation. A student who receives two grades of D+ or lower will be discontinued from the program.

TRANSFER CREDIT 

Students accepted into graduate programs in business may transfer up to 9 semester credits (three courses) of previously completed work from another regionally accredited institution. All transfer credits must have received at least a "C" letter grade and be approved by the appropriate Program Director. Single-credit courses may not be transferred. Credits must have been earned within seven years preceding the date of admission. 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduation requirements for the graduate degrees in business include:

  • Completing the approved program. 
  • Completing the required number of credits for the specific program. 
  • Maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.3
  • Completing a final project done in conjunction with the program's capstone course. 
  • Applying for the degree one full semester prior to anticipated degree completion. 

TUITION REFUNDS

Refund of tuition and fees will be prorated on a per diem basis, beginning with the first day of classes and continuing for a maximum of 60% of the course. The student will find the Refund Policy in the NNU Graduate Catalog.

ACADEMIC HONESTY

Northwest Nazarene University seeks to promote academic honesty within the University community. To this end, the University has identified several practices as unacceptable, such as plagiarism, cheating, and denying access to academic information. Students are encouraged to read the entire statement on Academic Honesty in the NNU Graduate Catalog.


Exceptions to regular admission requirements must be approved by the School of Business Graduate Committee.