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Kelley School of Business—Indianapolis
2001-2003 Graduate
Academic Bulletin

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Course Work Taken Outside of the Kelley School of Business

Elective Course Work
Transfer Credit from Another Institution
Residency Requirement

Elective Course Work

When prior approval is obtained, part of the elective course work for the M.B.A. degree may be met by graduate course work taken from other schools at IUPUI, provided that such credit is related to the M.B.A. degree and would usually be accepted toward a graduate degree in the school in which it is offered. A grade of B or better must be received for the course, and the course may not be counted toward another degree.

In order to receive credit for the elective course work, approval must be received from the chairperson of the M.B.A. Program prior to enrolling in the course. Elective course work taken outside of the Kelley School of Business is limited to a total of 6 credit hours.

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Transfer Credit from Another Institution

Transfer credit is designed to benefit the student who has completed elective course work as a student in another program, or the IU M.B.A. student who must relocate prior to completing the degree requirements. Transfer of credit may be requested for courses that meet ALL of the following conditions:

  1. The course was for graduate credit only. It cannot have been a combined graduate/undergraduate course.
  2. If taken prior to entering the IU program, the course was an elective course taken while the student was a regularly enrolled graduate student in a program leading to a master's or similar advanced degree from an accredited institution. If the course was taken in a business school, the program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  3. The grade earned was an A or B. Pass/Fail and other such grades are not satisfactory. A grade of B- or lower is not acceptable.
  4. The course has not and will not count toward another degree at IU or at another institution.
No more than 6 hours of transfer credit will be granted for courses that meet the above criteria. With the exception of requests resulting from temporary job transfer, course work taken at another institution while a candidate is an active student in the IU M.B.A. program is NOT eligible for transfer credit. It is recommended that academic advising and approval from the Kelley School of Business be obtained prior to enrollment in course work at another institution.

To request transfer of academic credit, an M.B.A. student must (1) complete a Request for Transfer Credit form, (2) attach a course description and syllabus, and (3) file the form and documentation in the Graduate Office. The request is forwarded to the appropriate department for a decision. The student will be notified in writing of the decision; this takes a minimum of two weeks.

Approval for transfer credit is conditional upon receipt, by the recorder in the Graduate Office, of an official copy of the transcript. Grades received on courses granted transfer credits are not included in the computation of the Indiana University GPA.

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Residency Requirement

Of the 51 credit hours required to complete the M.B.A. degree, at least 45 hours of graduate credit must be obtained in-residence. The residency requirement is met while a student is officially admitted and enrolled as an M.B.A. student in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington/ Indianapolis. Credit hours earned while enrolled in another degree-granting program cannot be included in the 45 credit hours required in-residence.

Deviations from program requirements, such as a waiver of required courses or substitutions of courses taken at other institutions, shall not be final until approved in writing by the chairperson of the M.B.A. Program or an authorized representative.

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