DeGroote School of Business, Room 112, ext. 24433
DEAN OF BUSINESS
ASSOCIATE DEAN, ACADEMIC
FACULTY AS OF JANUARY 15, 2018
CHAIR, ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES AREA
CHAIR, FINANCE AND BUSINESS ECONOMICS AREA
CHAIR, HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT AREA
CHAIR, HUMAN RESOURCES AND MANAGEMENT AREA
CHAIR, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AREA
CHAIR, MARKETING AREA
CHAIR, OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AREA
CHAIR, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AREA
Justin Jin (2015-2019)
Prakash L. Abad/B.Tech. (Indian Institute of Technology), M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. (Cincinnati)
Arshad Ahmad/B.Comm. (Concordia), M.B.A. (McGill), Ph.D.(McGill)/(Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning)/(Director, Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching)/(Finance and Business Economics)
Vishwanath Baba/B. Eng. (Madras), M.B.A. (Western Illinois), Ph.D. (British Columbia)/(Human Resources and Management)
Ronald Balvers/B.A. (Tilburg University), Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)/(Finance and Business Economics)/(Michael Lee-Chin & Family Chair in Investment and Portfolio Management)
Trevor W. Chamberlain/B.Sc. (California-Berkeley), M.B.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (Toronto), C.P.A., C.A.
Y.C. Lilian Chan/B.B.A. (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Ph.D. (Virginia Polytechnic) C.P.A., C.M.A., F.C.M.A./(Accounting and Financial Management Services)
Narat Charupat/B.A. (Thammasat), M.B.A. (Drexel), Ph.D. (York)/(Finance and Business Economics)/(Director, Master of Finance Program)/(Chair, Finance and Business Economics)
C. Sherman Cheung/B.S. (Louisiana State), M.S., PhD. (Illinois)/(Finance and Business Economics)/(Acting Director, Michael Lee-Chin & Family Institute for Strategic Business Studies)
Catherine Connelly/B.Com. (McMaster), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Queen’s)/(Human Resources and Management)/(Canada Research Chair)
Kenneth R. Deal/B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. (SUNY-Buffalo)/(Marketing)
Richard W. Deaves/B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)/(Finance and Business Economics)
Brian Detlor/B.Sc. (Western Ontario), M.I.S., Ph.D. (Toronto)/(Information Systems)/ (Chair, Information Systems)
Rick D. Hackett/B.Sc. (Toronto), M.A. (Windsor), Ph.D. (Bowling Green State)/ (Human Resources and Management)/(Canada Research Chair)
Khaled Hassanein/B.Sc. (Kuwait), M.A.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Waterloo), M.B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier)/Director, McMaster Digital Transformation Research Centre)
ElkafiHassini/B.Sc. (Bilkent), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo)/(Chair, Operations Management)
Milena Head/B.Math. (Waterloo), M.B.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)/(Information Systems)/ (Wayne C. Fox Chair in Business Innovation)/(Academic Director, E.M.B.A. Program)
Benson L. Honig/B.A. (San Francisco State), Ph.D. (Stanford)/(Human Resources and Management)/(Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership)
Tony Kang/B.B.A. (Korea), M.B.A. (McGill), Ph.D. (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)/ (Accounting and Financial Management Services)
Clarence C.Y. Kwan/Ph.D. (Ottawa), M.B.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto), P.Eng./ (Finance and Business Economics)
Rosemary Luo/B.Eng. (Business) (Beijing), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Western Ontario)/(Finance and Business Economics)
John Maheu/B.A. (McMaster), M.A., Ph.D. (Queen’s)/(Finance and Business Economics)/(Bank of Montreal (BMO) Financial Group Chair in Capital Markets - Financial Literacy and the Individual Investor)
John W. Medcof/B.A. (New Brunswick), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)/(Human Resources and Management)
Peter Miu/B.Sc. (Hong Kong), M.B.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)/(Finance and Business Economics)/(Michael Lee-Chin & Family Professor in Strategic Business Studies)
Ali R. Montazemi/H.N.D. (Teesside Polytechnic), M.Sc. (Southampton), Ph.D. (Waterloo)/(Information Systems)
Dean C. Mountain/B.A. (McMaster), M.A., Ph.D. (Western Ontario)/(Finance and Business Economics)
S.M. Khalid Nainar/B.A., M.A. (Delhi), Ph.D. (Florida), C.G.A./(Accounting and Financial Management Services)
Mahmut Parlar/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Middle East Technical University), Ph.D. (Waterloo)/ (Operations Management)/(Distinguished Business Research Professor)
Jiaping Qiu/B.A. (Xiamen), M.Sc. (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Ph.D. (Toronto)/(Finance and Business Economics)/(CIBC Chair in Financial Markets)
Joseph B. Rose/B.B.A. (Adelphi), M.B.A. (California), Ph.D. (SUNY-Buffalo)/ (Human Resources and Management)
Sudipto Sarkar/B.Tech. (Indian Institute of Technology), Ph.D. (Columbia)/(Finance and Business Economics)
Mohamed M. Shehata/B.Com. (Tanta), M.S. (Ain-Shams), M.B.A. (North Texas State), Ph.D. (Florida)/(Accounting and Financial Management Services)
Joseph K. Tan/B.A. (Wartburg College), M.S. (Iowa), Ph.D. (UBC)/(Information Systems)
Leonard Waverman/B.Com., M.A. (Toronto), Ph.D. (MIT)/(Economics)/(Dean of Business)
Yufei Yuan/B.S. (Fudan), Ph.D. (Michigan)/(Information Systems)
Isik U. Zeytinoglu/B.A., M.A. (Bogazici), M.S., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania)/(Human Resources and Management)
Nick Bontis/B.A., Ph.D. (Western Ontario)/(Strategic Management)/(Chair, Strategic Management)
Anna Danielova/B.Sc. (Yerevan Polytechnic Institute), M.S. (American University of Armenia), M.A., Ph.D. (Indiana)/(Finance and Business Economics) /(Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Accreditation)
Kai Huang/B.Sc. (Huazhong Univ of Science & Technology), M.Sc.(Tsinghua), Ph.D. (Georgia Inst of Technology)/(Operations Management)
Y. Justin Jin/B.S. (Peking), M.B.A. (Oklahoma), Ph.D. (Toronto)/(Accounting and Financial Management Services)
Maureen Hupfer/B.Com., M.A., Ph.D. (Alberta)/(Health Policy and Management)
Manish Kacker/ B.A. (Delhi), P.G.D.M. (M.B.A.) (India Institute of Management), Ph.D. (Northwestern)/(Marketing) /(Chair, Marketing)
Christopher Longo/B.A. (York), M.Sc. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Toronto)/(Heath Policy and Management)
Mandeep Malik/B.A. (Panjab), M.A. (Canberra)/(Marketing)
Teal McAteer/B.Comm. (Queen’s), M.I.R., Ph.D. (Toronto)/(Human Resources and Management)
Susan McCracken/B.Com. (Queens), Ph.D.(Waterloo),C.P.A., C.A./(Accounting and Financial Management Services)/(Associate Dean, Academic)
Emad Mohammad/B.A. (Kuwait), M.B.A., Ph.D. (Georgia State)/(Chair, Accounting and Financial Services Management)/(Director, Integrated Business and Humanities)(Director, Graduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy Program)
Gillian Mulvale/B.A. (Waterloo), M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (McMaster)/(Health Policy and Management)/(Acting Director, Health Services Management)
Devashish Pujari/B. Com, M.Com., M.Phil., (Kurukshetra), Ph.D. (Bradford)/ (Marketing)
Glen Randall/B.A., M.A., M.B.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Sourav Ray/B.Tech. (Indian Institute of Technology), M.S. (Texas A&M), Ph.D. (Minnesota)
Erin Reid/Hons. B.Comm. (McMaster), M.Sc. (Queen’s) A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard)/ (Human Resources and Management)
Aaron Schat/B.A. (Redeemer), M.A., Ph.D. (Guelph)/(Chair, Human Resources and Management)
Manish Verma/M.B.A., Ph.D. (McGill)/(Operations Management)
Patricia Wakefield/B.S. (Alberta), M.S. (Cornell), M.P.A. (New York), Ph.D. (Boston)/ (Health Policy and Management)/(Chair, Health Policy and Management)/(Acting Director, Master of Health Management)
Willi Wiesner/B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), M.A.Sc., Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Ruhai Wu/B.A., M.S. (Tsinghua), M.S., Ph.D. (Texas)/(Marketing)
Hongjin Zhu/B.A. (Peking), Ph.D. (Singapore)/(Strategic Management)
William Allender/B.Sc (California Polytechnic), M.Sc. (Arizona State), Ph.D. (Arizona State)/(Marketing)
Goran Calic/B.Com. (Ottawa), M.B.A., Ph.D. (Purdue)/(Strategic Management)
Rita Cossa/H.B.B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), M.B.A. (McMaster)/(Strategic Management)
Maryam Ghasemaghaei/B.Sc., M.Sc.(Isfahan), Ph.D (McMaster)/(Information Systems Area)
Aadil Merali Juma/B.E.E., M.B.A. (McMaster)/(Accounting and Financial Management Services)
Brent McKnight/B.A., M.B.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Western)/(Strategic Management)
Mihaela-Alina Nastasoiu/B.Pol.Sci. (National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest), B.Econ. (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest), M.A. (Central European University, Budapest), Ph.D. (Western)/(Marketing)
François Neville/B.Com., M.Sc. (Ottawa) Ph.D. (Georgia State)/(Strategic Management)
Marvin G. Ryder/B.A., B.Sc. (Carleton), M.B.A. (McMaster)/(Marketing)
John Siam/B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Concordia)/(Accounting and Financial Management Services and Finance and Business Economics)
Linda Stockton/M.B.A. (McMaster)/(Strategic Management)
Kevin Veenstra/B.A., M.Acc. (Waterloo), C.P.A., C.A., C.P.A., C.M.A., C.F.A./(Accounting and Financial Management Services)
Peter Vilks/B.Sc.E.E. (Suny-Buffalo), M.B.A. (McMaster), P.Eng./(Strategic Management)
Yan Wang/B.Sc. (Beijing University of Chemical Technology) M.A., Ph.D. (McGill)/ (Finance and Business Economics)
Abdolmanaf Zargoush/B.Sc. (Shahid Chamran University), M.Sc. (Sharif University of Technology), M.B.A., Ph.D. (ESSEC Business School), Ph.D. (McGill)/(Health Policy and Management)
Yun Zhou/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Tsinghua) Ph.D. (Toronto)/(Operations Management)
Sherry Cooper/B.A. (Goucher College), M.A. Ph.D. (Pittsburgh)/(TMX Industry Professor)
MANAGER, UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
G. Rombough/M.B.A., C.P.A., C.M.A.
IBH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SPECIALIST
B.COM. STUDENT EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE
Faculty of Business Degree Programs
Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program
The Honours Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com. (Honours)) requires the completion of 120 units, including specific courses from each level of the program.
The Honours Bachelor of Commerce allows substantial concentration in business subjects beyond the essential core of studies. Students must apply and qualify for the Honours Bachelor of Commerce program. Please see the admission requirements below to qualify for the Honours Bachelor of Commerce program listed for each year of entry.
Bachelor of Commerce Program
The Bachelor of Commerce program also requires the successful completion of 120 units, including specific courses from each level of the program. The Bachelor of Commerce program provides students with the same core business courses as the Honours Bachelor of Commerce, but focuses elective work on courses outside of the business discipline and Faculty.
Integrated Business and Humanities Program
The Integrated Business & Humanities program also leads to an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning opportunities via coursework and co-curricular activities, with an emphasis on responsible leadership and management tactics for the changing global economy. The program also focuses on community engagement and sustainable business practices. The Integrated Business & Humanities program is a limited enrolment program and students begin the program in their first year of studies.
Engineering and Management Programs
In addition, the School of Business and the Faculty of Engineering offer nine five-level joint programs for the Bachelor of Engineering and Management (B.Eng.Mgt.) degree.
Change of Program
Business students may be permitted to transfer between programs, or students in other Faculties may apply to transfer to a program in the Faculty of Business, provided they have obtained a GPA of at least 5.0 and have completed the necessary admission requirements as described on the Faculty undergraduate website. However, the Integrated Business & Humanities program does not accept transfer students into the program. The Faculty of Business will include the grades of all courses attempted (including failures) in the calculation of the GPA.
Commerce Internship Program
This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to engage in a career-oriented work experience with one host employer, following their third year of study, for a period of 12 - 16 months.
Students compete for opportunities with participating companies through an application and interview process with employers directly. Applications to participate in the internship program will be accepted in the Fall semester (deadlines will be communicated in the Undergraduate Faculty of Business Bulletin and on the website for DeGroote Career and Professional Development services). As a pre-requisite to participating in the internship program, students must register in and pass COMMERCE 2IN0 (formerly 3IN0), a comprehensive, non-credit, ten-hour career development course. Only students in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.0 at the time of application, who have completed Level II and have “passed” COMMERCE 2IN0 (formerly 3IN0) and completed the mandatory workshops, will be eligible to participate in the Commerce Internship Program. Should a student’s academic standing fall below a cumulative GPA of 7.0, or is no longer in good standing during the recruitment cycle, the student may be removed from CIP. Due to legal considerations, only students who are able to work full time in Canada will be eligible to participate. Upon completion of the internship, students must return to campus full-time to complete their degree program.
After securing an internship, students must successfully complete a minimum twelve months of work experience, obtain satisfactory employer evaluation(s) and submit a detailed work term report prior to their return to campus. All internship students will be enrolled in COMMERCE 4IA0 (Internship Program:12 Months) and/or COMMERCE 4IB0 (Internship Program: 16 months). Upon successful completion of the internship requirements, a notation including the name of the employer and dates of employment will be added to the student transcript. Commerce 4IA0 and Commerce 4IB0 will be evaluated as a pass/fail.
For more information, please contact Student Experience - Career & Professional Development in DSB-112 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of official exchange programs offered to undergraduate students registered in the School of Business. The countries involved include: Australia, China, Denmark, France,
Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, India, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Official exchange programs offer students the most inexpensive means of studying abroad as students participating in these exchanges avoid the foreign student fees by paying fees to McMaster. All students must be in good standing with a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 7.0 to be eligible to participate in an exchange. In most cases, students who participate in exchange programs go abroad for Level III of their program. Students are only permitted to take one exchange opportunity, regardless of whether it is a one or two term exchange. Information is available from the Student Experience - Academic Office, DeGroote School of Business, Room 112.
Additional information may be found under International Study in the General Academic Regulations section of this Calendar. Information concerning student exchanges can also be found in the Academic Facilities, Student Services and Organizations section of this Calendar under the heading International Student Services.
Inquiries can be directed to the ofﬁce at:
International Student Services / MacAbroad
Gilmour Hall, Room 104
Telephone: (905) 525-9140, extension 24748
International/Cross-Cultural/Language Menu for Students in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce Programs
In its programs, the School of Business is stressing the importance of breadth of knowledge. Students in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce program and the Bachelor of Commerce program are required to take courses in a variety of business disciplines, thus giving them a sound understanding of business functions and their relationships. They also obtain exposure to international and cross-cultural issues. This will provide them with the knowledge needed for the world of global organizations. Prior to graduation, students are required to successfully complete two courses from an International/Cross-Cultural/Language menu. Note: Students who participate in an official McMaster University exchange are required to successfully complete one course from an International/Cross-Cultural/Language menu prior to graduation. Students must satisfy the normal prerequisites for the courses listed on the menu. Students follow the menu requirements of the Calendar in force when they enter Business I, however, when a later Calendar expands the menu options, students may choose from those additional courses as well.
The menu for 2017-18 is as follows:
- All Anthropology courses except ANTHROP 1AA3 or 1AB3 if completed as part of the Business I requirements, if entry to Business I was prior to September 2014.
- All courses in the Faculty of Humanities open to Commerce students, with the exception of all Multimedia courses, PHILOS 2N03 and English courses other than those listed below.
- All Indigenous Studies courses
- All Political Science courses, except POLSCI 1G06 A/B, POLSCI 3F03 , POLSCI 3FF3, POLSCI 3S03, POLSCI 4O06 A/B
- All Religious Studies courses except RELIGST 1B06 A/B if completed as part of the Business I requirements, if entry to Business I was prior to September 2014.
- CSCT 1CS3 - Studying Culture: A Critical Introduction
- ECON 2F03 - The Political Economy of Development
- ECON 3H03 - International Monetary Economics
- ECON 3HH3 - International Trade
- ECON 3I03
- ECON 3LL3
- ECON 3T03 - Economic Development
- ENGLISH 1CS3 - Studying Culture: A Critical Introduction
- ENGLISH 2C03 - Contemporary Canadian Fiction
- ENGLISH 2F03
- ENGLISH 2J03
- ENGLISH 3D03 - Science Fiction
- ENGLISH 3EE3 - African American Literature
- ENGLISH 3Y03 - Children’s Literature
- GEOG 1HA3 - Human Geographies: Society and Culture (if not completed as part of the Business I requirements, if entry to Business I was prior to September 2014)
- GEOG 1HB3 - Human Geographies: City and Economy (if not completed as part of the Business I requirements, if entry to Business I was prior to September 2014)
- GEOG 3RJ3
- GEOG 3RW3 - Regional Geography of a Selected World Region
- GEOG 3UR3 - Urban Social Geography
- KINESIOL 3SS3
- SOCIOL 2E06 A/B
- SOCIOL 3Z03 - Ethnic Relations
- All courses included under the Peace Studies Minor (See Minor in Peace Studies in the Faculty of Humanities section of this Calendar)
Students may complete program work on a full-time or part-time basis. Progression to the next level is at the end of the successful completion of the 24 units of course work that pertain to the lower level. It should be noted that not all courses are offered in the evenings or in the Spring/Summer term.
Graduates of a DeGroote undergraduate Business program, or one of the Engineering and Management programs may take, as part-time students, Commerce courses (to a maximum of 18 units), subject to space availability.
Other than those graduates specified above, undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Business are not open to Continuing Students.
Second Undergraduate Degree
A student with an undergraduate degree will not be admitted or readmitted to any DeGroote undergraduate program. Such a student may wish to apply for admission to the M.B.A. program.
Credit Towards Professional Designations
Educational requirements toward professional designations can be met in varying degrees within the Honours and non-Honours Bachelor of Commerce programs, as well as the Engineering and Management programs. The professional accounting designation Chartered Professional Accountant (C.P.A.) is awarded by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. The designation C.H.R.P. is awarded by the Human Resources Professionals Association. Further opportunities for meeting educational requirements for professional designations are available to students in all Business and Engineering and Management programs. Additional course work may be taken while in the program providing the student is satisfying all course requirements for their degree. Further units of credit may also be taken after graduation (See Continuing Students above.). Information concerning credit towards these professional designations can be obtained from the Student Experience - Academic Office in the School of Business (DSB 112).
A Minor is an option available to a student enrolled in a four- or five-level program. A Minor consists of at least 18 units of Level II, III or IV courses beyond the designated Level I course(s) that meet the requirements set out in the program description of that Minor. A student is responsible for ensuring that the courses taken fulfill these requirements. Those who have completed the necessary courses may apply for recognition of that Minor when they graduate. If recognition is granted for a Minor, a notation to that effect will be recorded on the student’s transcript. For further information, please refer to Minors in the General Academic Regulations section of this Calendar.
Student Academic Responsibility
You are responsible for adhering to the statement on student academic responsibility found in the General Academic Regulations of this calendar.
Access to Courses
All undergraduate courses at McMaster have an enrolment capacity. The University is committed to making every effort to accommodate students in required courses so that their program of study is not extended. Unless otherwise specified, registration is on a first-come basis and in some cases priority is given to students from particular programs or Faculties. Students will be informed of their enrolment periods and are encouraged to enroll as soon as online enrolment is available to them in the Student Centre in Mosaic.
Student Communication Responsibility
It is the student’s responsibility to:
- maintain current contact information with the University, including address, phone numbers, and emergency contact information.
- use the university provided e-mail address or maintain a valid forwarding e-mail address.
- regularly check the official University communications channels. Official University communications are considered received if sent by postal mail, by fax, or by e-mail to the student’s designated primary e-mail account via their @mcmaster.ca alias.
- accept that forwarded e-mails may be lost and that e-mail is considered received if sent via the student’s @mcmaster.ca alias.
A student enrolled in a DeGroote undergraduate program, in addition to meeting the General Academic Regulations of the University, shall be subject to the following School of Business Regulations.
Qualifying for The Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program (For Students Entering Business I in September 2016 or Later)
To be considered for entry to the Honours Commerce program, students must have successfully completed Business I (as described in the Program Notes for Students who Enter Business I in 2016 or Later) with a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 5.0.
Qualifying for The Honours Bachelor of Commerce Program (For Students Entering Business I in September 2013, 2014, or 2015)
To be considered for entry to Level III of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce program, students must have successfully completed Business I and have successfully completed at least 24 units of course work for Level II Commerce (as described in this section of the Calendar) with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0 and no more than six units of failures (in required and/or elective course work) after entry to Level II Commerce.
If a student did not qualify for the Honours Program upon entry to Level III, there is one ﬁnal opportunity for consideration. To be considered for Level IV of the Honours Commerce Program, students must have successfully completed at least 24 units of course work for Level III Commerce (As described in this section of the calendar) with a GPA of at least a 5.0 and no more than six units of failure (in required and/or elective course work) after entry to Level II Commerce.
A full-time student must complete minimum 9-unit load in each Fall and Winter term. Advance credit and credit earned during the Spring/Summer term may not be used to reduce this load requirement. Such reductions will be applied as late as possible in a student’s program.
Students who wish to take more courses than recommended for a single Level of their program may do so only if their Fall-Winter Average in the immediately preceding review period is at least 7.0. Students registered in the ﬁnal Level of their program are permitted to overload by up to six additional units during the Fall and Winter terms, with no more than three units of overload per term, in order to become eligible to graduate.
See the heading Deferred Examinations under Examinations in the General Academic Regulations section of the Calendar for application procedures. Students who are in a precarious position with respect to achieving the minimum GPA or otherwise meeting the Commerce program requirements for continuation in the program will not necessarily be permitted to undertake further work before clearing deferred examinations.
Any failed course must be repeated if it is a required course for the program, or must be repeated or replaced if it is not required. The grades for both the failed course and its repetition or replacement, as appropriate, will be included in the calculation of a student’s GPA. Students are permitted to repeat no more than two courses in which passing grades have been obtained. Only one repeat attempt per course is allowed. The grades for all attempts appear on the transcript and enter into the computation of the Grade Point Average. However; only one successful attempt will enter into the computation of credit earned towards the degree.
Business I students may not repeat a passed course in order to qualify for entry into Commerce II. Continuing students who have graduated in the last five years from a DeGroote undergraduate Business program, may apply to repeat up to two courses, one attempt each, subject to space availability.
Level I Courses
Students are not permitted to take more than 48 units of Level I courses in their program.
Level of Registration
A student enrolled in a program in the Faculty of Business is required to register in the lowest level for which more than six units of work is incomplete. Work of the next higher level may be undertaken only when necessary to ﬁll a program load. Courses must be taken in the sequence speciﬁed by the School of Business.
Courses Not Used
Courses, in addition to those which constitute a student’s program requirements that are not otherwise designated as Extra courses, are classiﬁed as being Not Used course work. The Not Used course work would appear on students’ degree audits. Not Used course work may be taken only if students are in their ﬁnal year of the program and are satisfying all the course requirements for their degree program. Not Used course work may not be scheduled in a manner which would delay completion of a student’s degree program.
A student in Level II, III or IV of an undergraduate Business program, who becomes ineligible to continue in the School of Business, may apply for readmission to the their respective program in a subsequent calendar year up to a maximum of ﬁve years following the year in which the student becomes ineligible to continue. Readmission is not guaranteed.
Application for readmission must be made in writing to the Undergraduate Recruitment, Admissions, and Student Affairs Committee by June 30 for entry in September. This application should explain why the applicant would expect to succeed in the program if readmitted. Forms for this purpose may be obtained from the Student Experience - Academic Office in the DeGroote School of Business, Room 112.
A student who is readmitted after having become ineligible to continue in an undergraduate Business program must repeat all the courses of the level at which he/she became ineligible to continue unless speciﬁc course exemptions or credits are granted. The earliest possible term for readmission is the term starting in September of the year following the year in which the student became ineligible to continue.
Former undergraduate Business program students who have not been registered in an undergraduate Business program within the past ﬁve years, including those who were in good standing at the time of their most recent registration, must apply for readmission through the Ofﬁce of the Registrar.
A student who May Not Continue at the University may apply for reinstatement.
There are two categories of students who may apply for reinstatement to Business I:
- Applicants who have been registered in Business I within the past ﬁve years, have exceptional or extraordinary circumstances that affected their performance*, and have not been registered in another McMaster program or at another University during that time, or
- Applicants from other Faculties.
Integrated Business & Humanities I
An IBH student who May Not Continue at the University may apply for reinstatement.
Applicants must have been registered in IBH I within the past five years, have exceptional or extraordinary circumstances that affected their performance*, and have not been registered in another McMaster program or at another University during that time.
Students seeking reinstatement must complete the Reinstatement Request Form available at the Office of the Registrar. The completed form and the $100 fee must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar by June 30 for entry in September.
*The application must clearly demonstrate extraordinary circumstances which caused inadequate performance and indicate whether the circumstances surrounding their academic situation have been resolved. The application should also include relevant supporting documentation. Reinstatement cases will be carefully screened and the evidence considered will include the student’s academic performance before and after admission to McMaster, as well as the nature of the reasons cited in the application letter and the accompanying documentation. Such exceptional cases will be considered on their merit. Reinstatement is not guaranteed.
Upon reinstatement, the Grade Point Average for a student is reset to 0.0 on zero units. If at any review after reinstatement the student’s cumulative Grade Point Average falls below 3.5, the student will be required to withdraw from the University for a period of at least 12 months.
Former Students from the Faculty of Business
A student who was previously registered in a DeGroote undergraduate Business program, was in good standing and did not attend in the preceding year, but did attend another post-secondary institution must write to the Student Experience - Academic Office to seek readmission. The letter should describe the student’s activities (academic and otherwise) since he/she was last registered.
If ﬁve years have passed since the student was last registered at McMaster, he/she should consult the heading Readmission in the Admission Requirements section of this Calendar.
Inquiries Regarding Academic Regulations
A student seeking relief from the School of Business academic regulations must apply in writing to the Undergraduate Recruitment, Admissions, and Student Affairs Committee with appropriate documentation attached. Guidelines for such requests may be obtained from the Student Experience - Academic Office, in the DeGroote School of Business, Room 112.
For the Honours Arts & Science and Business program (B.Arts.Sc.), see Arts & Science Program.