The following policies are in effect for all undergraduate students in the School of Management. Please note the effective date for each. The newest policies are listed first. Other policies applicable to all undergraduate students are found in the University Catalog.
GPA Requirement to transfer, re-enter, re-admission, and CODO to the School of Management (Updated - effective for spring 2011)
Transfer students (including inter-campus transfers), Change of Degree Objective (CODO) students, Re-Entry students (former SOM student, stopped out for more than 2 years) and Re-Admits (former SOM student academically dismissed):
Direct acceptance into the Program of Study:
- 15 college transferring credits
- Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.20
- English 10400 (or equivalent) with 2.0 minimum
- Math 15300 (or equivalent) for BS degree or BA 10500 (or equivalent) for BA degree with 2.0 minimum
Preparatory Admissions (DMG):
- 15 college transferring credits
- Cumulative college GPA of at least 2.20
- Unprepared in English (English 10400 (or equivalent) with a grade lower than 2.0
- Unprepared in Math (Math 15300 (or equivalent) for BS degree or BA 10500 (or equivalent) for BA degree with a grade lower than 2.0
Center for Student Achievement
- Cumulative college GPA lower than 2.20
Clarification of prerequisite requirements for MGMT 45000 (effective Summer 2010)
Students must complete MGMT 31000, MGMT 32400, MGMT 36000, and OBHR 33000 all with a grade of C- or better in order to be able to take MGMT 45000.
No enrollment in SOM classes after the first week of Classes (effective Spring 2010)
The School of Management does not allow students to enroll into a SOM class after the first week of classes. Truly extenuating circumstances will be examined on a case by case basis by the appropriate department head.
Extensions may only be allowed by the appropriate department head (effective Spring 2010)
Students must seek the permission of the appropriate department head at all times (or the student’s advisor may talk to the department head on the student’s behalf). Instructors may not accept or refuse class extensions; they may only make recommendations to their head.
Retaking Course (effective Spring 2010)
This policy elucidates the “Retaking Courses” policy in effect since 05.15.06.
Undergraduate students may repeat required courses in the School of Management Curriculum no more than two times within a five year period. This means that a student may enroll in a required course no more than three times because s/he failed, withdrew or was dropped out the course previously. Required courses in the School of Management curricula include pre-business, pre-management, core and major courses, as well as, remedial mathematics and English courses for those who need them. Core courses include MGMT 31000, MGMT 32400 and OBHR 33000 for the BS degrees. Core courses include BA 21000, BA 22400 and BA 23000 for the BA degrees.
Case of transfer students facing a changed SOM curriculum as of Fall 2009 (effective Fall 2009)
All transfer students must automatically enroll into the new SOM curriculum dated Fall 2009.
Case of returning students facing a changed SOM curriculum as of Fall 2009 (effective Fall 2009)
Returning students who interrupted their studies at PUC for a term or more may continue the curriculum described in the Course Catalog on the date of their joining SOM. They may also opt into the new curriculum which offers some real advantages: fewer required credit hours for the degree and exposure to global business.
Case of re-admitted students facing a changed curriculum as of Fall 2009 (effective Fall 2009)
Re-admitted students must follow the new curriculum in effect at the time of their re-entry. Truly extenuating circumstances will be examined on a case by case basis by the appropriate department head.
Clarification of “C or better” policy for pre-business, pre-management, and major courses (effective Fall 2009)
Students are presently required to earn a C or better in their pre-business or pre-management core, major courses, and for Mgmt 45000 (BS students). With the introduction of the plus/minus grading scale by the University, the School of Management is clarifying this requirement for students in the School of Management.
The “C or better” requirement will be interpreted as meaning a grade designated by a 2.0 grade index or higher in each designated course. Therefore, grades of C-minus or below do not satisfy the “C or better” requirement and students earning a C-minus or below in the designated courses will be required to repeat the course until a satisfactory grade is earned.
Mgmt 409 is renumbered to MGMT 380 and is required for all students entering Fall 2009 and after
Mgmt 40900 – International Business – has been renumbered and will now be known as Mgmt 38000. This course will also now be required for all students who are admitted to the School of Management for Fall 2009 and all following semesters.
Change in BA Program – new pre-business requirements and grade requirements for major classes (effective for students starting Fall 2008 and later)
The BA program now has a pre-business core consisting of the following courses: ENGL 10400, COM 11400, Lab Science, PSY 12000 or SOC 10000, MGMT 10100, ENGL 10500, ENTR 10000, BA 10500, MGMT 10200, ECON 21000, BA 12000, and one course in the FR. Lang, Com or PSY sequence. Students must complete these courses with a grade of C or better and must complete these courses before declaring an option and moving on to more advanced classes.
Also students must earn a grade of “C” or better in the six courses for their major.
Policy on Dual Degrees/Dual Majors (effective 07.23.07)
A student enrolled at SOM may pursue two majors concurrently by working to satisfy all degree requirements for the two majors. The student may not graduate with one major and expect to come back later to finish the other major. The student must complete all requirements for the two majors before graduation in order to graduate with a dual major.
A student enrolled at SOM may pursue a major and a minor by working to satisfy all degree requirements for the major and minor. The student may not graduate with the major and expect to come back later to finish the minor. The student must complete all requirements for the major and the minor before graduation in order to graduate with a major and a minor.
A student who has graduated with one major may not come back and take the junior/senior level courses in another major, counting some of the previous elective coursework towards this second major, and expect to graduate again with a second major. Similarly, a student who has graduated with the BS in Accountancy or the major in Accounting may not expect to come back and attend a few additional courses in order to graduate with a second degree in Accounting.
A student enrolled at SOM may not pursue both the BS in Accountancy and the BS in Management with a major in Accounting; the two degrees present too much overlap. A student enrolled in either of the degrees above who wishes to round up his/her education should be encouraged to pursue a second major with a different thrust than accounting, or a minor in a secondary field. IS, MIS and Finance are often the chosen complements to Accounting.
If a student who has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the School of Management wishes to come back to Purdue Calumet for further studies in a different discipline, s/he should be encouraged to pursue a graduate degree or a certificate.
Acceptance of Transfer Credit for Major Courses (effective 05.15.06)
Transfer credit is accepted for no more than two courses within the undergraduate majors without permission of the appropriate department head. This policy applies to the six major courses required for the BS in Management, the six business option courses required for the BA in Business, and the seven major courses required for the BS in Accounting.
Retaking Courses (effective 05.15.06)
Undergraduate students may repeat required courses in the School of Management curriculum no more than two times each within any five year period. Required courses are those specified on the plans of study for each of the undergraduate programs. This means that a student may take a required course no more than three times whether the student retakes the course because s/he failed the course or because s/he withdrew from the course. This policy applies to classes taken after May 15, 2006.
Distance Learning Policy (effective 10.10.05)
The following guidelines will be used for enrollment in all School of Management distance learning classes:
- Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater to be eligible to take any School of Management courses online.
- Students currently on probation are not eligible to enroll in any School of Management distance learning classes.
- Students who received two or more grades of D, F, or W in any School of Management distance learning course are not eligible to take that course online.
If you do register online for a distance learning course and do not meet the guidelines above, you will be administratively withdrawn from the course prior to the start of classes.