The Willamette University MBA Student Handbook is your guide to the expectations of academic and professional behavior, curricular requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

The Willamette University MBA Student 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 2019-20 MBA Student Handbook applies to all MBA, BA/MBA, JD/MBA, Accelerated, and other students enrolled in an MBA course during any of the following semesters: fall semester 2019, spring semester 2020, and summer semester 2020.

The content of the Willamette University MBA Student Handbook is updated in mid-August 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

Get Help! Resources and Tips for a Successful MBA Experience

  • Talk With Atkinson Faculty and Staff
  • Personal Support Services (Bishop Wellness Center, Chaplains, Safety, Interpersonal Violence)
  • Academic Support Services (Advising, Tutors, Disability Services, Quick Links)
  • Give Feedback
  • Getting the Most from Your MBA Education

Expectations of Academic and Professional Behavior

  • Expectations of Academic Honesty
  • Expectations of Professional Behavior

Atkinson School Honor Code and Student Conduct

  • Introduction to the Honor Code
  • Atkinson School Honor Code
  • Applying the Honor Code to Academic Honesty
  • Applying the Honor Code to Professional Behavior
  • The People Involved in Investigating and Resolving a Violation of the Honor Code
  • The Process for Investigating and Resolving a Violation of the Honor Code
  • Effect of an Ongoing Honor Code Process on Graduation and Conferral of Degree
  • Honor Council Governance, Selection, and Responsibilities

MBA Graduation Requirements and Academic Regulations

BA/MBA Graduation Requirements and Academic Regulations

JD/MBA Graduation Requirements and Academic Regulations

Accelerated MBA Graduation Requirements and Academic Regulations

Academic Probation, Suspension, and Termination

  • Academic Probation
  • Academic Suspension and Termination

Registration Policies and Procedures

  • Registration
  • Course Waitlist Procedures
  • Adding a Course
  • Dropping a Course
  • Withdrawing from a Course
  • Full-time and Part-time Course Loads
  • Course Prerequisites
  • Class Attendance
  • Discontinuing a Course
  • Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
  • Immunizations Required to Attend Class
  • Repeating a Course
  • Complete Withdrawal from All Courses During a Semester
  • Medical Withdrawal or Medical Incomplete
  • Leave of Absence
  • Readmission
  • Final Exam Policy

Regulations and Processes Governing Specific Elective Courses

  • Topics in Management Courses
  • Foreign Language Study
  • Grant Administration: Concept to Consequences
  • O'Neill Student Investment Fund
  • Internships for Management
  • Independent Study and Research Courses
  • Global Study and International Experience Courses
  • MBA International Exchange Programs
  • Pass/Fail and Pass/No-Pass Courses and Credits
  • Requests for Exception to Academic Policy or Procedure

Commencement Ceremony Policies and Procedures

  • Participating in the Commencement Ceremony - Graduating Students
  • Participating in the Commencement Ceremony - Walking Students
  • Graduation Fee
  • Academic Honors at Graduation
  • Dean's Awards

Request for Exception to Academic Policy or Procedure

Financial Policies and Procedures

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Scholarships
  • Cancellation of Scholarships
  • Scholarship Renewal
  • Scholarship Award Maximums
  • Financial Aid Suspension and Drug Related Offenses
  • Health Insurance Requirement
  • Billing Process for Tuition and Fees
  • 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
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

--Read about Equal Opportunity, Security, and Student-Right-to-Know Policies--

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