Academic Policies for Business Students

Academic Progression Standards for Business Students

Academic Policies and Progression Standards for Design Students

College of Business Professional Behavior Standards

College of Business Corrective Actions for Failure to Meet Academic or Professional Standards


 

Academic Policies for Business Students:

All business students in the College of Business (COB) must abide by the following general policies related to coursework:

  • Meet all Academic Progression Standards for Business Students
  • Prerequisites:
    • Students must receive a minimum C- (unless otherwise noted in catalog) in the prerequisite in order to progress to the next course.
    • The COB will use the best grade to determine whether or not the prerequisite grade is met.
  • S/U Grading:
    • S/U grading is not allowed for any Business Degree Coursework.
    • All business courses taken in addition to the Business Degree Coursework may not be taken for S/U grading.
  • Transfer Classes:
    • 51% or more of the Business Degree Coursework, and also major specific courses, must be OSU courses.
    • Lower division classes (100-200 level) completed at any accredited college or university with a grade of C- or higher may be used to satisfy pre-business core requirements. Always check for course equivalency prior to taking the course.
    • Upper division classes (300 level and above) completed with a grade of C- or higher at school(s) accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business may be used to satisfy upper-division business core and major specific coursework requirements. Always check for course equivalency prior to taking the course.
  • Retaking Courses:
    • The COB will use the second OSU grade to compute a student’s COB GPA and All-Inclusive Business/AIB GPA(this is also the university policy for OSU cumulative GPA).
    • Students who retake an OSU grade at another college or university may use that grade to clear a requirement, but the OSU grade will remain in their OSU, AIB, and COB GPAs.

Academic Progression Standards for Business Students

Academic Progression Standards specify the requirements a business student must meet in order to remain in good standing within the College, as well as to graduate with a business degree. Students must satisfy both OSU Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees and Academic Progression Standards below to earn their degree.  Students who fail to meet the Academic Progression Standards below will be subject to corrective action.

  • Achieve a minimum grade of C- or better in all classes within their Business Degree Coursework.  (Note: Accountancy majors must earn a minimum grade of C in their ACTG classes).
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 COB GPA. Students with ffewer than 3 OSU Business Degree courses will be evaluated based on their All-Inclusive Business (AIB) GPA until they have reached 3 or more.
  • Make satisfactory progress toward the completion of the Business Degree Coursework in a timely fashion.

 

School of Design & Human Environment (SDHE) Academic Policies & Progression Standards

All School of Design & Human Environment (SDHE) students in the College of Business (COB) must abide by the following general policies related to coursework:

  • Meet OSU Academic Good Standing
  • Required Grades for Successful Completion:
    • SDHE Degree Coursework requirements are considered “met” when a C- or better is achieved (unless otherwise noted in catalog).
    • Prerequisites:
      • Students must receive a minimum C- (unless otherwise noted in catalog) in the prerequisite in order to progress to the next COB class.
      • The COB will use the best grade to determine whether or not the prerequisite grade is met.
  • S/U Grading:
    • S/U grading is not allowed for SDHE Degree Coursework.  Check with an advisor about the few courses which are exceptions to this.
  • Satisfactory Progress:

College of Business Professional Behavior Standards

Guiding Professional Standards for the College of Business Community

As a member of the College of Business Community you should strive to:

  • Treat others with honesty, respect, and courtesy;

  • Maintain the highest levels of academic integrity;

  • Act in accordance with ethical and social responsibilities;

  • Foster a professional learning environment; and

  • Act in a professional manner.

You are also expected to comply with the law as well as all University regulations and policies that apply to you. Those University policies include, but are not limited to, the University Student Conduct Regulations, the University’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies and the University’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources. Failure to comply with these laws, regulations, and policies may result in the pursuit of corrective action by the College, as detailed further below.

General Statement on Professional Conduct and Academic Integrity

The Guiding Professional Standards for the College of Business Community, subscribed to by all members of the College of Business Community, is intended to support and implement the values held by the College. Those values encompass the pursuit of excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship. All members of the College of Business Community accept our responsibility to strive to meet those standards and to act in an ethically proper manner in our dealings with others. We dedicate ourselves to create and nurture a culture of innovation, cooperation, diversity and mutual respect within the College of Business while recognizing and pursuing the social responsibilities imposed by these values.

A reputation for personal integrity is valuable in the business and broader world. A good reputation is created through personal behavior and performance over time that is observed by friends, colleagues, and business associates, both superiors and subordinates.

The students, faculty, administrators and staff of the College of Business are committed to fostering and creating a positive, professional learning environment. These goals will be pursued by conduct that is honest, civil, courteous and responsible.

College of Business Corrective Actions for Failure to Meet Academic or Professional Standards

The College of Business Corrective Actions govern the College’s response to a student’s failure to progress adequately academically in the College or a violation of the law or University regulations and policies that apply to the student, including the Guiding Professional Standards of the College, the University Student Conduct Regulations, the University’s Discrimination and Harassment Policies, or the University’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources. As is the case for all students, College of Business students are also subject to the University’s Student Conduct Regulations and the procedures for enforcement of those regulations.

A failure by the student to progress adequately academically or a violation by the student of any of the College or University standards or policies listed in the above paragraph may result in the pursuit of one or more of the actions detailed below, including Dismissal of the student from the College. The College will notify a student against whom it pursues such action with information about the effect of the action on the student’s status in the College and information regarding how the student may respond to or appeal the action.

A student against whom the College pursues such action will be issued one of the following notices, depending on the student’s academic status or the severity or frequency of the behavior resulting in the action:

WARNING FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR

Academic (Business students only):

“Warning” status is cautionary and is issued for one or more of the following academic reasons:

  • Earning a ‘D’, ‘F’ or ‘Incomplete’ grade in a Business Degree Course.
  • A small deviation below the minimum 2.5 COB GPA requirement.
  • Failure to complete Business Degree Coursework in a timely fashion.

Behavioral:

A “Warning” may also be issued to identify student behavior which may place a student’s enrollment status in the College at risk. The Warning status may be removed following satisfactory resolution of behavioral concerns, as determined by the College.

PROBATION FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR

Academic (Business students only):

If a student has larger deviations from the Academic Progression Standards than those defined for a Warning, or if the student continues to be out of compliance with any of the COB Progression Standards following a Warning, the student may be placed on Probation and may be required to take specific action to correct the problem(s).

Behavioral:

Student behavior that is a significant departure from the law, College or University regulations and policies that apply to the student, may also result in “Probation” status. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, academic dishonesty, criminal violations, repeated or intentional violation of University policies, or significant breaches of the University Student Conduct Regulations, the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment or the University’s Policy on Acceptable Use of Computing Resources.

A student on Probation status must follow recommendations of the College in order to avoid Suspension or Dismissal. Students on Probation status should meet with an advisor following each term to review their progress and standing in the College until the Probation status is removed. Students who successfully fulfill the recommendations will be removed from Probation status. Students who fail to follow or are unsuccessful in fulfilling the recommendations will be placed on Suspension and evaluated for Dismissal from the College

Continued Probation:

Probation may also be continued if a student is still out of compliance with academic or behavioral standards but is taking steps to correct the identified problem(s).

SUSPENSION FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR

Academic:

A student may be placed on Suspension and be evaluated for Dismissal from the College if the student does not take steps to become compliant with the College’s Academic Progression Standards (such as retaking a class the student has failed), or the student is not making adequate progress in correcting the student’s academic problems.

Behavioral:

A student may be placed on Suspension and evaluated for Dismissal from the College if the student’s behavior is a sufficiently severe and significant departure from the law, College, or University regulations and policies that apply to the student or the student fails to constructively address previous behavioral concerns after College action.

In the event of a second instance of academic dishonesty, the student will be suspended and evaluated for dismissal from the College. 

A student placed on Suspension status for academic or behavioral reasons will not be allowed to progress in the College.

DISMISSAL FROM THE COLLEGE

Students placed on Suspension status will be evaluated for Dismissal from the College. The College will review the student’s record, including any interim proof of progress. After review, the College may recommend immediate Dismissal from the College, recommend that the student be continued on Suspension status pending receipt of additional information, or prescribe a plan to address specific concerns that resulted in the student’s Suspension status. If a plan for progression is developed by the College, the student will be placed on Probation status pending satisfactory progress.

If Dismissed from the College, the student must wait a minimum of one term before reapplying for admission to the College and must meet current criteria for admissions to the College.

If the student was Dismissed and later qualifies for readmission, the student must start in the Pre-Professional program and reapply to the Professional Program when eligible. If the College’s academic standards or requirements have changed since the student was last a College of Business major, the student will be subject to the more recent standards or requirements.

APPEAL OF ACADEMIC OR CORRECTIVE STATUS

Students engaged in an appeal of their Dismissal from the College will remain on Suspension status pending resolution of their appeal.

1. Any student who wishes to challenge the student’s academic or corrective status at the College must submit an appeal in writing to the Dean of the College within seven (7) calendar days following the issuance of a notice from the College identifying the student’s status. The request for an appeal must include specific justification, including errors, failure to consider all of the evidence presented, or any other action, including any new evidence not known at the time of the original meeting, that may change the outcome. The Dean may refer the issue back to the College’s Standing Committee for review, if warranted. Following the review, the Dean will notify the affected student of his or her decision by mail or email.

2. The student may appeal the Dean’s decision to the Oregon State University Provost in writing within seven (7) calendar days following issuance of a decision by the Dean. The Provost’s decision on the appeal is the University’s final decision.