Student Handbooks

MBA for Professionals Student Handbook

The Willamette University MBA for Professionals Student Handbook is a guide to the current regulations, policies, standards, procedures and student services of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

The MBA for Professionals Handbook is to be used in conjunction with the Willamette University Student Rights & Responsibilities, which is your guide to the standards of conduct, policies, and procedures governing all Willamette University graduate and undergraduate students.

The content of the 2013-14 MBA Student Handbook applies to all students enrolled in an MBA course during any of the following semesters: fall semester 2013, spring semester 2014, summer semester 2014.

The Willamette University MBA for Professionals Student Handbook is updated in early September each year. The handbook is subject to change based on administrative decisions and faculty governance.

Mission, Values and Motto

  • Atkinson School Mission and Values
  • Willamette University Mission, Values and Motto

Tips for a Successful MBA Experience and University Resources

  • Advice from Recent Graduates
  • Knowledge, Experience and Career Management
  • Advising
  • Online Resources - AGSM Directory & Your Schedule of Classes, Grade Reports and Graduation Audit
  • Tutors
  • Course Difficulties
  • Communicate Your Concerns
  • Course Evaluations
  • Disability Services
  • Bishop Wellness Center
  • Office of the Chaplains
  • Campus Safety Office

Expectations of Academic and Professional Behavior

  • Expectations of Academic Honesty
  • Expectations of Professional Behavior

Atkinson School Honor Code and Student Conduct

  • Atkinson School Honor Code
  • Student Responsibilities Within the Honor Code
  • Honor Code Policies and Procedures
  • Atkinson Honor Council
  • Applying the Honor Code to Academic Honesty
  • Applying the Honor Code to Professional Behavior
  • Willamette University Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • Financial Aid Suspension and Drug Related Offenses

Graduation Requirements and Academic Regulations

Graduation Requirements and Academic Regulations:
MBA for Professionals
Graduation Requirements and Academic Regulations:
MBA for Professionals - Students Entering the Program Prior to Fall Semester 2010

Curricular requirements are specific to the semester of entry to the MBAP program. Click on the link above that identifies your semester of entry to access your information.

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Good Standing
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Grades
  • Regulations Regarding "I" Grades
  • Regulations Regarding "F" Grades
  • Repeating a Course
  • Grade Changes
  • Grade Appeal
  • Substituting MBA Elective Course Work for GSMPR 630: Special Topics in Management
  • Course Waivers
  • Transfer Credits
  • Transfer Credits from CPM Program
  • Students Enrolled Part-time

Registration Policies and Procedures

  • Registration
  • Course Sequence and Prerequisites
  • Full-Time and Half-Time Course Loads
  • Discontinuing a Course
  • Course Prerequisites
  • Immunizations Required to Attend Class
  • Repeating a Course
  • Adding a Course
  • Dropping a Course
  • Withdrawing from a Course
  • Complete Withdrawal from All Courses During a Semester
  • Medical Withdrawal or Medical Incomplete
  • Leave of Absence
  • Readmission
  • Final Exam Policy

Academic Probation, Suspension and Termination

  • Academic Probation
  • Academic Suspension and Termination

Commencement Ceremony Policies and Procedures

  • Participating in the Commencement Ceremony - Graduating Students
  • Participating in the Commencement Ceremony - Walking Students
  • Academic Honors at Graduation

Requests for Exceptions to Academic Policies or Procedures

Financial Policies and Procedures

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Scholarships
  • Cancellation of Scholarships
  • Financial Aid Suspension and Drug Related Offenses
  • Health Insurance
  • Billing Process for Tuition
  • Monthly Payment Plan
  • Late Fees
  • Withdrawal Refund Policy

Willamette University Policies
As a citizen of the Willamette University community, it is necessary that you understand your responsibilities to the whole and your rights as an individual. Willamette University policies govern all graduate and undergraduate students of Willamette University except where specifically noted within the description of a specific policy or procedure. University wide policies and procedures are available online at the links below:

Willamette University Student Rights & Responsibilities
Statement of Equal Opportunity Compliance
Statement of Title IX Compliance  Submit a Bias Incident Report
Willamette University Guiding Principles
   Mission, Motto, Message from Dean of Campus Life
Non-Discrimination Policy
Location of other University Selected Policies
Student Rights and Responsibilities
   Application of Law
   Student Rights and Responsibilities
   Standards of Conduct
   Enforcement and Resolution Procedures
   Appeal Procedures
   Restricted Contact Orders
   Behavioral Concern
   Health Concern
   Immediate Restriction of a Student's Access to Campus
   Immediate Suspension of a Student Organization
   Publication and Notification of the Standards of Conduct
   Hazing - Policy and Protocol

Willamette University Policies Related to Students
Student Disability Accommodation Procedures
Emergency – Medical or Psychological
Non-Discrimination Policy
Publicity Policies for Students and Student Organizations
Sexual Misconduct Policy & Protocol for Students
Standards of Conduct and Related Procedures
Student Grievance Policy
Student Refund Policy
Telephone Harassment

Willamette University Selected All Campus Policies

Alcohol Policy
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Candle/Open Flame Policy
Dogs on Campus
Duty to Report Suspected Child Abuse and Sexual Assault/Harassment
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Fire Alarm Response
Firearm/Weapons Policy
Responsibilities of Skateboarders and Bicyclists
Inclement Weather
Name and Logo Imprint Policy
Promotion and Publicity
Parking Regulations
Prohibition of Harassment Including Sexual Harassment
Scheduling Policy
Smoking Policy
Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act
Student Travel Procedures & Best Practices
Willamette Integrated Technology Services Policies

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