Special Requirements of the School
All students must fulfill the minimum General Requirements for graduation given in The University section. Business students must also fulfill the following requirements:
- All University students must have a grade point average of at least 2.00 to graduate. Business students must also have a grade point average in business courses of at least 2.00. Students in the Business Honors Program must have a University grade point average and a grade point average in business courses of at least 3.25. Students in the integrated BBA/MPA program must have a grade point average of at least 3.00 in all coursework taken as part of the minimum 35-hour graduate program; they must also have a grade point average of at least 3.00 in graduate accounting coursework.
- The University requires that at least six semester hours of advanced coursework in the major field of study be completed in residence. The McCombs School of Business requires that at least 12 semester hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed in residence at the University on the letter-grade basis.
- A candidate for a degree must be registered in the McCombs School of Business either in residence or in absentia the semester or summer session the degree is to be awarded. Students must apply for the degree no later than the date specified in the official academic calendar. An exception is that eligible students in the integrated BBA/MPA program will automatically be granted their BBA accounting degrees at the end of four years unless they opt out. Integrated BBA/MPA students are expected to complete their BBA accounting degrees within four years as a milestone toward their MPA degrees. Integrated BBA/MPA students who are not automatically granted their BBA accounting degrees at the end of four years must apply when they are eligible for the degree no later than the date specified in the official academic calendar.
All McCombs students are advised to monitor their degree progress through regular use of the online Interactive Degree Audit. IDA provides the student with a report of his or her progress toward completion of requirements for a specific degree program. In addition to using IDA, students are encouraged to meet regularly with their academic adviser in the BBA Program Office. The degree audit is not a substitute for individual advising.
Applying for Graduation
A degree candidate must apply for the degree no later than the date given in the official academic calendar, except for the integrated BBA/MPA program as noted above under Special Requirements of the School. No degree will be conferred unless the diploma application form has been properly filed. Further information, resources, and a link to the graduation application are available at https://my.mccombs.utexas.edu/My/BBA/Graduation. Freshmen are expected to complete their degree within four years, and transfer students are expected to complete their degree in a timely manner.