Program Progression

MBA Progression and Graduation Criteria

This applies to the redesigned MBA Fall 2020 intake going forward

  • Students must maintain a ‘C+’ average (2.33):
    • in each SEMESTER of the program (i.e. after Semester 1, Semester 2, Semester 3, and Semester 4),
    • to transition to the ABP and internship, and
    • to graduate from the MBA program.
  • Students may receive a failing grade and may retake up to 4 courses or 12 credits of coursework, whichever comes first. If they fail a 5th course or 13 or more credits, they will be asked to leave the program.
  • Students that are asked to leave the program may, after a period of 1 year (12 months), reapply. Such applications should include evidence of action to address, or strategies to improve, previous academic performance in the program. 
  • Any student that receives a grade below a ‘C+’ in an individual course or with a GPA for any Set or Semester within the program below a ‘C+’ average is required to meet with the Graduate Programs Advisor to map out a plan to improve their academic standing.

GCIB Graduation Criteria

Course progression is dependent on successful completion of pre-requisites: GCIB 530, 560, 590, 593, & 594 all require various prerequisites from courses 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, & 508.

The Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of 30 credits of selected VIU Business courses with a minimum “C” average.

GDPM/GDIT Graduation Criteria

The Diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of required coursework including the Applied Project with a minimum of a "C" grade in any course and an overall "C+" GPA for the program.

VIU General Regulations

In addition to the FOM Graduate Programs policies outlined in this Resource Guide, there are some VIU General Regulations which FOM Graduate Students should be familiar, including those relating to:

  • Extenuating circumstances such as personal illness or death in your immediate family,
  • Absence due to religious ceremonies, sports events, field trips, and
  • Access to information/protection of privacy.

In the absence of a specific FOM Graduate Programs policy in this resource guide, the VIU General Regulation will apply.