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BBA Grade Requirements

 

GPA Requirement for Graduation

Two cumulative grade averages are computed by dividing grade points earned by credit hours attempted while enrolled at Ross.

  1. The first average includes all courses (those offered by both the Ross School and other University of Michigan units), which have been elected for grades during the BBA Program. This is the official "Ross" GPA on a student's transcript.
  2. The second average includes only courses offered by Ross. Each of the averages must be maintained at 2.00 or higher for the student to be in good academic standing or to meet degree requirements.

If either of the cumulative averages described above falls below 2.00 after their final term, a student is not eligible to receive the BBA degree.

Academic Probation & Good Academic Standing

BBA Students will be placed on Academic Probation if any of the following conditions are met (full descriptions of probation conditions below):

  • Failure of a core course or additional degree requirement
  • Failure to complete a core course or additional degree requirement by required term
  • Failure to meet required minimum 2.0 GPA in all UM classes in any one term, or cumulative
  • Failure to meet required minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in business classes

Students placed on Academic Probation will have restrictions placed on their ability to register for future courses, and will have to meet certain requirements in order to be taken off Academic Probation. These restrictions and requirements are determined by the Ross Academic Standards Committee and will be communicated to the student in writing.  Students who are unable to meet requirements to be taken off Academic Probation, or remain on Academic Probation for multiple terms will be dismissed from the BBA program.

Failure of core course or additional degree requirement: Students who fail any core course or additional degree requirement will automatically be placed on Academic Probation. When a core course is failed, students must repeat that specific failed core course to meet degree requirements. Students have one chance to re-take the core class and receive a passing grade. If the core class is failed a second time, the student will be dismissed from the BBA program. The grade received when the course is retaken is averaged with the original failing grade in the student’s GPA.

If an elective or capstone course is failed, students may elect to complete another course in that area to meet the degree requirement. If a different class is elected, the grade received for the new course is weighted with full points and credits in the student’s GPA. If the same failed class is repeated, the grade is averaged with the original failing grade in the student’s GPA.

Failure to complete a core course or additional degree requirement by required term: Students who do not elect or successfully complete a core course or additional degree requirement by the required term will be placed on Academic Probation. Students must successfully complete the missing core course or additional degree requirement at the next full (Fall or Winter) term offering in order to be removed from Academic Probation.

Failure to meet required 2.000 GPA in either all UM classes (term or cumulative), or in Ross classes (cumulative only): Two grade averages are computed for BBA students by dividing grade points earned by credit hours attempted while enrolled at Ross. If either of the averages described below falls below 2.000 cumulatively, or if the GPA for all UM classes falls below 2.000 in any one term, a student will be placed on Academic Probation or will be dismissed from the program, depending on the circumstances of each individual case.

  • The first GPA average includes all courses (those offered by both the Ross School and other University of Michigan units), which have been elected for grades. This is the student’s official Ross GPA shown on the official UM transcript for each term, and cumulatively.
  • The second GPA average includes only business coursework offered by Ross and attempted while enrolled at Ross.
Good Academic Standing: Students on academic or disciplinary probation (see Statement of Community Values) are not in good academic standing until the conditions of their probation are met. Probation status will impact any scholarship support.