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MBA Student Expectations & Policies


  • In the MBA program, you will learn the basics of business management. Your studies will combine the latest in academic theories with pragmatic concepts, hands-on experience and real-world solutions. Our goal is to equip you with broad expertise you need to be effective managers.
  • MBA students must earn a minimum 3.0 grade point average each semester.
  • Courses may not be taken Pass/No Pass, with the exception of the Internship.


  • Good Standing
    • A graduate student with regular status is academically in good standing if his or her grade point average for all graduate work completed at Angelo State University is at least 3.00
  • Probation
    • When a regular status graduate student’s grade point average drops below a 3.0, the student is placed on academic probation. A graduate student who is granted Provisional Admission is considered to be on academic probation until the provisions under which the student was admitted are satisfied.
  • Dismissal
    • A regular status student whose grade point average is 2.0 or lower may be dismissed from the Graduate School. A student on probation, as defined above, may be dismissed from the Graduate School if the student’s grade point average is below a 3.00 during the probationary period.


  • The University expects all students to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is beyond reproach.
  • Students will be expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity in their experiences both in and out of the classroom. Any student found guilty of dishonesty in any phase of academic work is subject to disciplinary action.
  • Procedures for discipline due to academic dishonesty have been adopted by the Board of Regents and are published under the Section on Student Services and Activities in the University’s Student Handbook.
  • Graduate students are held to a “zero tolerance” standard for all aspects of the Student Code of Conduct, including plagiarism. The most common sanction for graduate students who engage in plagiarism is suspension or expulsion.


  • You are expected to participate in classes with an open mind. Realize that you are in school to learn from both your professors and your classmates.
  • Focus on the areas that you are most unfamiliar with and challenge yourself to obtain a working knowledge of that material. You should ascertain your own most effective learning style and design routines and study regimens that best fit your style.
  • Find a group of friends/colleagues right away; collaboration is the key to succeeding and staying healthy through one of the most demanding experiences you will ever have.


In the MBA program, you will often be asked to work in groups or on teams. Learn to leverage your team and distribute the work according to people’s relative skill sets. Get to know your classmates well. Understand their time and personal constraints, set expectations early and contribute as much as possible. Working with your classmates in teams can be the most valuable part of your MBA experience, so give your teams the time and energy they deserve.


Get the most benefit from your MBA experience by participating in events and activities. Be active in the MBA Student Association, attend college guest speaker events and networking events, and participate in business case competitions. Use graduate business school as a means to make contacts that will later benefit you in the business world.

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