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Advising for Flexible MBA, MAcc and Graduate Certificate Programs

The purpose of the Graduate Advising Center is to provide students assistance with academic planning, pre-registration advisement and graduation planning. College of Business Advisors are available year-round to discuss academic concerns, degree requirements, GPA concerns, petition requests and other academic or administrative needs.  

Meet Your Advisor

Elizabeth Bell

Elizabeth Bell 

Director of Graduate Programs

Fletcher Hall 207-B

423.425.4210 

Elizabeth-Bell@utc.edu

 

Current Class Schedules

 

Advising and Registration Policies

      • Currently enrolled MBA, MAcc, and business certificate students- not required to be advised prior to registering

      • Non-degree Graduate Students and New Business Graduate Students- do need to be advised by either email, phone, or in person prior to registering.

 

 SUMMER & FALL 2017 ADVISING & REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

REGISTRATION DATES & DEADLINES:

  • Summer 2017 Registration Deadlines:
    • Summer 1 Term:  Last day to register- Friday, May 19.
    • Summer 2 course: Last day to reigser- Friday, June 30.
  • Fall 2017 Registration Dates & Deadlines
    • Priority registration for currently enrolled business graduate students is April 3-17, 2017. (UTC's MBA, MAcc, & Business Certificate students have a special priority registration schedule based on the number of program courses completed. See below for the SU17 & FA17 COB Graduate Student Priority Registration Schedules.)
    • Last day to register: Sunday, August 27

 

MBA, MACC, & GRADUATE CERTIFICATE CLASS SCHEDULES

 

ADVISING/REGISTRATION POLICIES:

  • Currently enrolled MBA, MAcc, and business certificate students- not required to be advised prior to registering
  • Non-degree Graduate Students and New Business Graduate Students- do need to be advised by either email, phone, or in person prior to registering.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTERING:

  • STEP 1- PREPARING YOUR SCHEDULE

-Find out what you have taken and what you have left to take.

Refer to MyMocs Degree, a web-based tool to help monitor progress towards graduation. It combines degree requirements and the coursework completed in an easy-to-read evaluation that allows students to view their progress toward a degree.  (NOTE: Business graduate students' prerequisite/background requirements won't show up on My MocsDegree as needed classes but will appear once those classes have been taken. If you are unsure of your program prerequisites, contact your advisor.)

To access MyMocs Degree follow the instructions below.

1.Go to MyMocsNet.

2.Enter your UTCID & Password.

3.Students go to the ‘Academics’ tab –Located in middle of page.

4.Click on the link to MyMocsDegree.

 

-Find out what courses are being offered that meet your program requirements.

Refer to the MBA, MAcc, and Graduate Certificate Class Schedules on the COB web site at http://www.utc.edu/college-business/student-services/graduate-advising/schedule.php.

 

-If you would like to be advised, you are welcome to do so by phone, email, or in person.

Email Elizabeth Bell (Elizabeth-Bell@utc.edu) if you want to be advised. Prior to advising, please look at your MyMocs Degree and the summer class schedule as well as come up with a tentative summer schedule.

 

  • STEP 2- REGISTERING FOR CLASSES

Check below to find out when and how you can access your alternate PIN, which is required to register for classes, and when you can begin registering for courses. Be sure to register as soon as you are able to get the classes you need and want.

  • Where can I access my alternate PIN?
    • On the Business Graduate Students' Blackboard page in UTC Learn. (You will find this page listed under "my organizations" and your PIN available when you select the "alternate PIN number" menu button.)
  • When can I access my alternate PIN?
    • Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the day you are first able to register, you will be able to access your alternate PIN. The priority registration schedules below show you the day you can first access your alternate PIN & register for courses for the given semester.

 

SUMMER 2017 Priority Registration Schedule:

Number of Classes Left to Complete Your Program*

(*The number that will remain after you have completed the spring 2017 classes FOR WHCH YOU ARE REGISTERED.)

 

Registration  Beginning Date

3 or less

Monday, March 20, 2017

8 or less

Thursday, March 23, 2017

16 or less

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SU '17 Readmitted Students

(MBA, MAcc, and Business Graduate Certificate Students who took off a fall or spring semester & are resuming their graduate programs in SU'17 must submit a readmission application to the UTC Graduate School & be officially readmitted before registering.

Note: This is a University-wide policy that applies to all undergraduate and graudate students. Business graduate students must only submit a new online application to the Graduate School. No additional application materials or application fees are required.)

Friday, March 31, 2017*

 

*Readmitted students, once the UTC Graduate School readmits you, email your academic advisor requesting your SU'17 alternate PIN. Until officially readmitted, the UTC registration system will not generate a current PIN for you.

 

Open Registration (Registration for Non-degree students who are not admitted to the Business Graduate Certificate Programs & All New Students Starting Classes SU'17)

Note: This group of students requires advising prior to registering and receiving alternate PIN number.

 Monday, April 3, 2017

 

FALL 2017 Priority Registration Schedule:

Number of Classes Left to Complete Your Program*

(*The number that will remain after you have completed the summer 2017 classes IN WHCH YOU ARE REGISTERED.)

 

Registration  Beginning Date

3 or less

Monday, April 3, 2017

8 or less

Thursday, April 6, 2017

16 or less

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

FA '17 Readmitted Students

(MBA, MAcc, and Business Graduate Certificate Students who took off a fall or spring semester & are resuming their graduate programs in FA'17 must submit a readmission application to the UTC Graduate School & be officially readmitted before registering.

Note: This is a University-wide policy that applies to all undergraduate and graudate students. Business graduate students must only submit a new online application to the Graduate School. No additional application materials or application fees are required.)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017*

 

*Readmitted students, once the UTC Graduate School readmits you, email your academic advisor requesting your FA'17 alternate PIN. Until officially readmitted, the UTC registration system will not generate a current PIN for you.

 

Open Registration (Registration for Non-degree students who are not admitted to the Business Graduate Certificate Programs & All New Students Starting Classes FA'17)

Note: This group of students requires advising prior to registering and receiving alternate PIN number.

 Monday, April 24, 2017

 

  • STEP 3- GETTING PREREQUISITE or CLOSED CLASS ERRORS WHEN REGISTERING
    • Prerequisite Errors-
      • If you don't have the exact stated prerequisites for a class, when you try register you will get a prerequisite error. If you have the required prerequisite because you took the undergraduate equivalent to the listed prerequisite (e.g. you took undergraduate Business Statistics I & II instead of MGT 5710, the listed prerequisite for MGT 5830), contact Elizabeth Bell (Elizabeth-Bell@utc.edu) in the COB Graduate Programs Office so that she can issue you a prerequisite override.
    • Closed Class Errors-
      • If you try to register for a class with a capacity of zero, email Elizabeth-Bell@utc.edu for a closed class override

Degree Requirements

There are a few things to keep in mind when working toward your graduate business degree. 

GPA Maintenance

You must maintain a 3.0 GPA on all courses taken for graduate credit or you will be put on academic probation and are in danger of being dismissed from the graduate program.

Program of Study

Each degree seeking graduate student must complete and file a Program of Study (form GS #101) by the end of the first semester of enrollment in graduate coursework. All information requested must be provided before the POS will be accepted and approved by the Graduate School. The Program of Study form can be found at the Graduate School Website.

All core courses in the degree program must be listed on the Program of Study. Elective courses may be listed on the Program of Study at that time if known but this is not required. Elective courses will be listed on the Application for Admission Candidacy (see below) when the student applies for graduation or prior to applying for graduation. Students must list on the Program of Study form (where courses are listed) whether a comprehensive exam is required or not, i.e., comprehensive exam required or comprehensive exam not required.

The courses listed on the Program of Study must be thoughtfully considered, as they dictate the academic courses necessary for partial fulfillment of the degree requirements. Students in conjunction with their advisors must pay special attention to include those courses required by the degree program.

Admission to Candidacy

Admission to a graduate degree program allows the student to demonstrate ability but does not guarantee the right to continue toward a degree unless he or she is admitted to candidacy.

You must apply for admission to candidacy at least one semester before your anticipated graduation by submitting a Candidacy/Graduation application to your advisor who will sign and forward the form to the UTC Graduate School for processing and approval.

  • You can find the submission deadlines for upcoming semesters posted on the calendar on the UTC Graduate School web site.
  • Wait to submit the form until you have registered for your final electives, because you will be asked to list the four graduate electives you have taken, are taking, or have registered for.
  • Complete the candidacy/graduation application available under "Forms" on the UTC Graduate School web site. Include only your four electives and any other class not listed on your program of study.
  • Submit the application with your original signature to UTC's Business Graduate Programs Office (Fletcher 418) or e-mail with your official electronic signature to Elizabeth Bell.

Course Grades

  • No credits earned with grades below C will be accepted for graduate degree requirements.
  • However, grades of D and F are computed into the graduate grade point average.
  • When courses are repeated, all grades are included in computing the graduate grade point average.
  • No grade below a B will be accepted for transfer credit.
  • Students who earn 3 or more grades of C or below in graduate level courses will be dismissed from the MBA or MAcc programs.

Time Limit

The time limit for fulfilling the requirements for a master’s degree is six years. All courses included on the Program of Study must be current at the time of completion of the degree. An extension of time form, available on the Graduate School Web site, can be used to request a one‐time, one‐year extension. The request must be signed by the major professor/adviser and the dean of the college and submitted to the Office of the Graduate School for final approval.

Graduation Information

Step 1: Complete and Submit "Program of Study" form

Each degree or certificate-seeking graduate student must complete and file a program of study by the end of the first semester of enrollment in graduate coursework.

Instructions for Obtaining, Completing, and Submitting "Program of Study":

  • OBTAINING
    • The Program of Study (POS) form can be found on the COB Graduate Student organization page in Blackboard/MocsNet. Select the one for your specific graduate program and follow the directions below to complete and submit. All of the necessary course requirements for your program will already be listed on this form.
  • COMPLETING
    • Most business graduate students complete this form after their first advising appointment with the College of Business Graduate Programs Office, but it must be completed, submitted, and approved before the end of your first semester of graduate work.
    • The Graduate School requires the form to be typed and your electronic or digital signature be at the bottom. You can sign, scan, and email the document too if you prefer. 

      • You don’t need to fill in the credit hour, semester, or grade columns. The Graduate School will complete these sections before you graduate to check and make sure that you have taken all required courses and made the necessary grades in them.
      • Don’t include prerequisites/background courses (e.g. ACC 5720, BUS 5730, MGT 5710, ECON 5010) and don’t add your electives at this time either. You will be asked to list those on your admission to candidacy/graduation application that you submit the semester before you graduate.
      • Your program start date should be the first semester that you took an MBA or MAcc core or elective class. In other words, the first semester that you take one of the courses listed on the program of study.
  • SUBMITTING
    • Once you complete the program of study, you can email it to your adviser at  Elizabeth-Bell@utc.edu.
      • Your adviser will review and digitally sign the major adviser and program officer lines and then forward to the UTC Graduate School for the dean's review and signature.
  • FILING DEADLINE
    • The end of the first semester of enrollment in graduate coursework
  • NOTIFICATION OF APPROVAL
    • The UTC Graduate School will email you at your UTC email address when the program of study has been processed and approved. Students enrolling fall 2014 or later also can check their MyMocsDegree to find out if the form was approved.  NOTE: Students who began their graduate programs prior to fall 2014 will not have this MyMocsDegree field populated and, therefore, their MyMocsDegree indicates that the POS hasn't been approved. Those students will have to refer to the original POS approval email from the UTC Graduate School for a record of the form's official approval. If you are unsure whether your POS was submitted and approved, check with your adviser.

Step 2: Complete and Submit "Graduate Application for Candidacy & Graduation"

Admission to a graduate degree and certificate program allows the student to demonstrate ability but does not guarantee the right to continue toward a degree unless he or she is admitted to candidacy.

As a result, each degree seeking graduate student must complete and file an Application for Candidacy, Certificate Award, and Graduation by the Graduate School's posted deadline the semester prior to the semester of his/her anticipated graduation.

Instructions for Obtaining, Completing, and Submitting "Application for Candidacy & Graduation":

  • OBTAINING
    • The Candidacy/Graduation Application is available on the COB Graduate Student organization page in Blackboard/MocsNet.  .
  • COMPLETING
    • On the form, type the course names and numbers for the four electives you have taken or for which you are registered or will soon register. (Certificate students, write in your four required classes.) Don’t include any of your other MBA or MAcc coursework or certificate prerequisites on the application. If you haven't registered for your final elective(s), wait at least until reviewing the official class schedule for your final semester before submitting this application. If you submit the form and your electives change, you will have to turn in a revised application in order to be approved for graduation. Missing revisions can delay graduation.
    • Answer the following for these sections of the application: 1) check that you are applying for candidacy and graduation, 2) leave the program major and concentration sections blank at the top of the form.              
    • The form must be typed and digitally signed. You can sign, scan, and email the document too if you prefer.    
    • MBA and MAcc students graduating with both a degree and a certificate, must submit two candidacy/graduation applications (one for the certificate and one for the MBA or MAcc).                                    
  • SUBMITTING
    • Submit the application with your digital signature to UTC's Business Graduate Programs Office (Elizabeth-Bell@utc.edu) for review and College of Business approval. Your adviser will digitally sign the application and forward it to the UTC Graduate School for final processing and approval.
  • FILING DEADLINE
    • The semester prior to your graduation. The specific filing dates are listed in the Graduate Academic Calendar located on the Graduate School web page.
    • Wait to submit the form until you have registered for your final electives or have reviewed the class schedule for your final semester, because you will be asked to list the four graduate electives, which you have taken, are taking, or are or will soon be registered. If the electives change after you submit the application, you will have to submit a new one in order to graduate on time.

NOTIFICATION OF APPROVAL

    • If you meet candidacy and graduation requirements, the dean of the UTC Graduate School will sign the application and then someone from his office will email you to let you know it has been approved. You can check your graduation status on MocsNet as well. 

Step 3: Order graduation invitations, purchase cap, gown, and hood.

Caps and gowns can be purchased in the Bookstore in the University Center. In addition to your height, weight, and hat size, you will also need to know the academic degree you are to receive.

Step 4: Complete all degree requirements. 

That's a given! Before you enter your last semester, you should check with a College of Business advisor to make sure you have met all degree requirements and are ready for graduation.

Step 5: Graduate!

It is not required that you walk at graduation. You've worked hard and should celebrate! Why not attend graduation with your family and be recognized for your accomplishment! 

Summer Graduates Wanting to Walk in May or December Commencement Ceremonies: You may request to walk in the May or December graduations. To do so, you must submit your candidacy/graduation application, meet the stated criteria, and email the UTC Registrar by the deadlines set by the UTC Records Office. For more details, refer to the UTC Records Office online graduation information.

The Records Office coordinates the commencement ceremony (occur in May and December). More information about the graduation ceremony is available at the Records Office or you may call (423) 425-4416 to speak to someone in person.

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