Amount and Quality of Work

  1. A minimum total credit hours of 129. However, a student may graduate with total credit hours of 122-129 if completion of the following occurs: 1) Double counting of up to six credits within the Marquette Core Curriculum Discovery Tier Themes for business core and major requirements, 2) Waiving the one-credit BUAD 1060 Business Applications: Basic Business Analytic Tools course through passing a waiver exam provided by the college. This is the only path for a to student graduate with less than 129 credits and earn a B.S. in Business Administration degree.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.000 must be earned in all courses taken at Marquette University.
  3. A minimum GPA of 2.000 must be earned in all College of Business Administration courses taken at Marquette University (2.500 for accounting majors). A grade of C or higher must be earned in each of a student’s major courses including the core courses introducing the major. For international business majors, a grade of C or better must be earned in required language courses beyond either 2002 or 2003.
  4. At least one International Business elective must be completed.
  5. At least 60 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree must be taken at Marquette University.
  6. On occasion, seniors are required to take a comprehensive examination testing their grasp of the concepts, principles and relations covered in the core business courses. A similar test might be given in any one of the majors.
  7. If students have 122-129 or more credits, an overall GPA of 2.000 or higher (2.500 for accounting majors); have satisfied all degree requirements; however, do not achieve a C or better in each of their major courses including the core course introducing the major, students are conferred a B.S. in Business Administration degree with a major in general business. If students meet the overall and college minimum GPA and complete enough credits, but while attempting two or more majors, achieve a C or better in all courses for one major but not in another major, students are conferred a B.S. in Business Administration degree with a major in the former but not the latter.
  8. It is the candidate’s responsibility to meet all university academic, financial and administrative requirements and procedures as outlined elsewhere in this bulletin, including the University Graduation Policy and the University Commencement Policy.