The Notre Dame Executive MBA

academic policies

Academic Code
The Dean of the College decides all matters concerning academic regulations and policies. Decisions will be made on the advice and recommendations of the Committee of Academic Performance. DOWNLOAD THE ACADEMIC CODE HERE.

Learning Objectives

Problem Solving

Competence to analyze and evaluate business problems. Students will recognize business problems, gather and measure relevant evidence and reach and articulate informed solutions.

Appreciation of the multi-functional nature of business and the corresponding need for inter-disciplinary study. Students will integrate, from multiple disciplines, the key concepts that influence business decisions.

Mastery of Fundamentals

Expertise within an academic major. Students will command the concepts, analytical tools, and technical skills that are essential to decision making within a concentration.

Collaboration

Professional and interpersonal communication and collaborative skills. Students will communicate effectively and will work collaboratively in teams, task forces and committees.

Respond to Uncertainty and Ambiguity

Ability to identify and respond to change. Students will recognize and respond to the impact of economic, social, and ecological change on people, organizations, technology and the environment within both domestic and global contexts.

Implementation

Competence to analyze and evaluate business problems. Students will manage projects from concept to successful outcomes.

Ethics

Ability to integrate ethics into decision making. Students will apply ethical frameworks to business problems.

Business Communication

Professional and interpersonal communication and collaborative skills. Students will communicate effectively and will work collaboratively in teams, task forces and committees.

Global/International

Ability to identify and respond to change. Students will recognize and respond to the impact of economic, social, and ecological change on people, organizations, technology and the environment within both domestic and global contexts.

Strategic Thinking

Familiarity with strategy theories and an ability to evaluate and formulate business strategies.

Technology Management

Proficiency to use information technology. Students will utilize current information/communication technology and appreciate the importance of emerging technology.

Grading Guidelines

The Notre Dame Executive MBA program honors a grading policy.  The grade point average for all courses should fall in the established range of 3.3 to 3.6.  

Grading System

A student's work in each course is graded as follows:

Grade
Point Value
A 4.000
A- 3.667
B+ 3.333
B 3.000
B- 2.667
C+ 2.333
C 2.000
C- 1.667
F 0.000
X 0.000
I 0.000 Incomplete

Academic Semester GPA Forumla

  • Determine quality points for each course by taking point value of each grade received × credit hour earned. (example: a grade of ‘A-‘ in a 2.0 credit hour course earns 7.334 quality points, 3.667 × 2.0 = 7.334 quality points)
  • Repeat step #1 for each course enrolled
  • Add total quality points
  • Take total quality points ÷ total number of credit hours earned in the academic semester

Cumulative GPA Formula

  • Add total number of quality points for each academic semester ÷ total number of credit hours earned toward degree.

Good Standing Status

Matters concerning academic regulations and policies are decided by the Dean of the Mendoza College of Business. A student may be dismissed from the program if in any one semester, his or her grade-point average falls below 2.600.

To graduate from the Executive MBA Program, a student must meet all of the following requirements, and any other requirement designated by the Director of Executive Education:

  • Complete all designated Executive MBA Program coursework;
  • Pass all courses with a minimum grade of C- or better, and maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.000; and
  • Maintain records and accounts in good standing with all University offices.

Honors Designations

Latin honors designations will be awarded upon graduation as follows:

  • Cum Laude: 3.600-3.799 cumulative GPA
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.800-3.999 cumulative GPA
  • Summa Cum Laude: 4.000 cumulative GPA

Beta Gamma Sigma – Executive MBA students who are ranked in the top 20 percent of their graduating program class are eligible for Beta Gamma Sigma induction.  The ranking is based on South Bend students’ cumulative GPA after Semester Three and the Chicago students’ cumulative GPA after Progression Two.

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