Thesis & Exit Exam
Every student is required to take and pass the Exit Exam in order to receive a diploma. The Exit Exam is a comprehensive test of the students' knowledge obtained throughout their program. It is taken during the finals period of GBU 851 in the fall and spring semesters. Students enrolling in GBU 851 must also register for GRD 867a (non-credit). A student who fails the Exit Exam may petition for one additional attempt to pass. The second examination must be taken and passed in no less than 60 days or no more than 12 months following the semester in which the student first failed. A second failed attempt at passing the Exit Exam will result in dismissal from the MBA program.
Students may choose to complete a thesis, approved by a Thesis Committee of three MBA Faculty. The thesis will be guided by the Thesis Committee Chair, who is also a member of the MBA Faculty, and who will serve on the Committee. It is up to you to seek and obtain the consent of three MBA faculty members to be on your thesis committee. Students who choose to complete a thesis must take CCT 850 early in their program and then will register for three credit hours of GBU 891 per semester, up to a maximum of six credit hours, until the thesis is approved. Even if you complete a thesis, you will still take the Exit Exam, it just will not count for a grade in your program. It is used for assessment purposes by the college.