Guide for New Graduate Students Office of Graduate Academic Advisement and Student Development
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OGAASD What do we do? • We help students select classes and develop course taking strategies • We manage the Graduate Assistant Program • We review requests for transfer credit • We disseminate important curricular information • We assist faculty when choosing scholarship and award recipients • We explain University policies and procedures • We provide summaries of student evaluations of faculty WE KEEP YOU INFORMED!
Methods of Communication Webpage Mailings Core Course and Academic Guide Listserv Email Phone Contact Information NY: Phone: 212 618 6440 Gradadviseny@pace.edu Fax: 212 618 6603 OGAASD 4th Floor West Wing Section E 1 Pace Plaza NY, NY 10038 WP Phone: 914 422 4188 Gradadvisewp@pace.edu Fax: 914 422 4184 OGAASD Rm 516 1 Martine Avenue White Plains, NY 10606 OGAASD
Acceptance Status As Indicated in your Acceptance LetterMatriculation no restrictions on registration. Conditional Matriculation: students that have not submitted all necessary information to Graduate Admission. Typically, these students are limited to two classes (unless otherwise indicated in the acceptance letter). Students must complete application in order to register after first semester.Provisional Matriculation: students whose progress will be monitored because of academic concerns. These students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 by the time they complete 12 credits in order to maintain enrollment (not including pass/fail courses). Students who require English language courses are also included in this category. ALL students must maintain a 3.0 QPA or they are potentially subject to academic review and dismissal! A 3.0 cumulative QPA is required to graduate.
Grade Calculation ‘I-F’ grades must be completed within six weeks from the end of the course or the grade will automatically become an ‘F’. Courses in which an ‘F’ is received must be retaken. Recomputation option: One-time only option to recalculate a grade for your GPA when the class is retaken. (The original grade appears on the transcript but is not calculated into your GPA.) You may recompute “F” or “I-F” grades ONLY! Calculating your Cumulative GPA Multiply the number of credits for a course by the points per credit for the grade you received in the course to get the ‘grade points’ for a course. Add all the ‘grade points’. Divide that sum by the total number of credits to get your cumulative grade point average.
The MBA Career Concentrations • MANAGEMENT Dept. • Strategic Management • Innovation, Technology & Quality Management • Organizational Behavior • Entrepreneurial Studies • Human Resources • Management Science • MARKETING MANAGEMENT Dept. • Marketing Management • e-Business • TAXATION Dept. • Taxation • ACCOUNTING Dept. • Accounting (CPA prep) • ECONOMICS Dept. • International Economics • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Dept. • Financial Management • Investment Management • INFORMATION SYSTEMS Dept. • Information Systems • INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Dept. • International Business
The MBA Curriculum Preliminary Skills (0) Must be completed within first year of studies BUS 043 Business Writing (Waived by a score of 4.5 or better on GMAT Analytical Writing Section. Official waiver is noted in acceptance letter.) Core (28) Eligible for transfer credit.* MBA 620 Organizational Behavior & Leadership (Not eligible for transfer credit.) MBA 622 Marketing & Electronic Business* MBA 624 Financial & Managerial Accounting* MBA 626 Business Economics* MBA 628 Business Statistics & Modeling* MBA 630 Operations & Quality Management* MBA 632 Managerial Finance* MBA 688 Business Strategy & Stakeholder Responsibility (Not eligible for transfer credit.)
The MBA Curriculum Required Career Concentration (15-22) Eligible for transfer credit.* Accounting, Tax and Dual Concentration majors require additional course work. Refer to Catalog from your entry year. Breadth Electives (9) Eligible for transfer credit.* ‘600’ level Lubin courses outside major department, unless specified by degree program. CS/IS courses are not eligible as breadth electives without written permission. One 3-credit Breadth Elective MUST be INB pre-fixed. If dual major (15-22) credits of second specialization required (see Catalog). Please note: students are allowed to complete only one research project course. For dual majors, the second specialization fulfills 6 credits of the breadth elective requirement (INB 600-level breadth Elective still required unless your second specialization is INB, then fulfills all 9 credits of breadth elective requirement). *Each student is eligible for two courses maximum of transfer credit.
Prerequisite Planning=Timely Degree Completion Finance 644 Money & Capital Markets MBA 626 MBA 632 Managerial Finance Business Economics MBA 624 (rec'd MBA 628 Financial & Business Statistics & Modeling) Managerial Accounting Students must complete prerequisites prior to taking any course! Always refer to the current Catalog and not the Class Schedule for prerequisite requirements. Remember, all students must complete their degrees within 5 years. Creating a 2 to 3 year course taking strategy can decrease your degree completion time.
Preliminary Skills Prerequisite Courses Required Courses Career Concentration CPA Accounting not open to UG accounting majors Open only to UG Business majors CPA preparation Accounting Information Systems Open only to Undergraduate Accounting Majors. Design, Analyze AI systems in an accounting environment Systems Security Financial Management Investment Management portfolio managers for various financial institutions Human Resources Personal Financial Planning Financial Decision Making Prepares for CFP exam Taxation CPA’s, lawyers, and UG in law or accounting will find this useful. The MS Curriculum The MS is a focused specialization while the MBA is a breadth degree.
Waiver of MBA Core Courses • MBA students may be eligible for waiver of the Core Course that corresponds with their undergraduate major. For instance, a student with a BBA in Financial Management may be eligible for waiver of MBA 632 Managerial Finance. The criteria for these waivers are as follows: • at least 24 credits completed in major courses • undergraduate degree must have been completed within the last 5 years • undergraduate institution must be an AACSB accredited school. • To apply for waiver of a core course, please fill out the Waiver Request form in the OGAASD. All MS students should have their waivers evaluated by Graduate Admissions upon admission to the program.
Transfer Credit • Transfer credit is granted for all courses except MBA 620 and MBA 688, and is applied towards 6 credits or two classes, whichever is less. Courses eligible for transfer must be: • taken as a part of a graduate degree program. • of equivalent content and credit hours to a graduate course offered by the Lubin School of Business. • completed within the last five years at a regionally accredited graduate degree program. • completed with a grade of ‘B’ or better (‘B-’ and below is unacceptable). • To apply for transfer credit after your first semester, submit a Request for Graduate Transfer Credit form (available at the OGAASD) with an official course and program description to the OGAASD. Official transcripts must be on file with the Student Accounts and Registrar Services. If necessary, official translation of course descriptions must be provided. Please note: Only World Education Services (WES) evaluations accepted. For transfer credit requests, it is also necessary to include an outline of the graduate degree program from the institution in which the course was taken.
Change of Program Students are allowed to change their major or degree program at any point during their program. Submit a Change of Program form and return it to Student Accounts & Registrar Services office (SARS). Most Students change to a double or dual major. For a dual major, typically students complete 15 credits in each major, (accounting and tax excluded) including the required career concentration courses for each. Breadth electives are not required (accounting and tax excluded)when students complete a dual major. Students are allowed to complete onlyONE research project course.
Important Information in the Paper Class Schedule • Registration information/deadlines • Payment information • Priority Registration Numbers • Change of Schedule (Add/Drop) Deadlines and fees • Pin change request form Pace University Emergency Closings (www.pace.edu) (212) 346-1953 (914) 773-3398 (212) 346-1200 (914) 773-3200
Registration Sample first semester schedule: Part-time student (less than 9 credits; required to complete degree within 5 year time limit) • Preliminary Skill or Core Course (for which prerequisite has been met) MBA 620 Organizational Behavior & Leadership Full-time student (9-12 credits) Preliminary Skill or Core Course (for which prerequisite has been met) Preliminary Skill or Core Course (for which prerequisite has been met) Preliminary Skill or Core Course (for which prerequisite has been met) MBA 620 Organizational Behavior & Leadership
Step by Step Guide to Online Registration MYPACE PORTAL Beginning Spring 2005, Pace University unveiled a new student registration system accessible through MyPace portal from the Pace homepage. In order to register for classes, student must either register through the portal or in person. To log into MyPace portal use the following steps: Using Internet Explorer 5.5 or better, select the MyPace link located on the upper right side of the Pace homepage, www.pace.edu. When you reach the login page, enter your 8-character Network Account User ID and your password.
Online Registration, continued HOW TO LOCATE YOUR USER ID: New Students Your User ID is your Pace student email address without the pace.edu Your email account will be activated after you accept your admission to Pace University To locate your User ID, visit http://programs.pace.edu/studentlookup/index.cfm HOW TO LOCATE YOUR PASSWORD: New Students Your password is you ititials (first and last), a dash, and your date of birth, in the format MMDDYY. Please note: After successfully logging in for the first time you will be prompted to reset your password. You will also be prompted to set up two security questions and answers to aid you in retrieving your password should you forget it.
Online Registration, continued HOW DO I ADD CLASSES? • Once you have successfully logged in, you will be brought to your student portal page. Your portal page is divided into channels and columns. In the Academic Resources channel, which is located in the upper left column, click on Registration. • Now select the Register, Add or Drop Classes link. Using the drop down menu, select the appropriate semester and click submit. • If you KNOW your course reference number(s) (CRNs), enter the CRNs in the boxes on the Add Classes Worksheet and click Submit Changes. • If you DO NOT know your CRN, click the Class Search button in order to look up courses in the class schedule. • In order to search, you must select a Subject from the drop down menu. You can refine your class search by specifying all your criteria for a subject, the click Class Search. A list of all classes that meet your criteria will display. • Choose your classes by clicking the box to the left of the course title. Please note: a check mark will appear and you may click on multiple boxes at the same time.
Online Registration, continued • Click Add to Worksheet at the bottom of the page. Your current worksheet will populate with the courses you selected. • You may continue to select courses before registering. You will be registered for all courses selected when you click on the Submit Changes button. • If a class is not available or you have selected classes with the same days and times, a warning/error message will appear with that explanation at the bottom of the page. • When you have finished searching the class schedule and adding classes, click on the Back to Home tab at the top left corner of the Register, Add, or Drop page. It will take you back to the MyPace homepage. Congratulations! You have mastered registration.
Technology Enabled • Multi-Media Classrooms • Multi-tiered layout • Comprehensive technology support • Internet access • Global Portfolio Analysis and Trading Center • Hands-on trading environment • Simulated market trading tools • Bridge software system • Wharton Research Data Services • COMPUSTAT & CRISP access • Telerate ticker • Electronic news boards • Accounting Laboratory • Multi-media instruction • SAPS R3 Enterprise Information System • Students simulate professional accounting activities • Marketing Laboratory • Simulate marketing campaigns • Realistic advertising & graphics • Hands-on practice in all marketing functions
Career Oriented Information • Cooperative Education & Career Services • Dedicated to enhancing your academic experience by providing you with the opportunity to apply classroom learning in a pre-professional work environment. • Contact: • Phone: New York City…(212) 346-1610 • Pleasantville……(914) 773-3361 • White Plains........(914) 422-4016 • Following are examples of the many services we offer in providing experiential learning opportunities to help you develop as a professional: • Co-op Education Internships • Career Fairs • Career Advising and Assessment • Job Search Tools • Graduating Student Programs • Pace E-Recruiting • Workshops and Seminars • E-Mail:email@example.com
Pace Professional Organizations • Student leadership organizations enable Lubin students to get involved in the corporate life of the student body. Following are examples of business related honor societies and professional student organizations that Lubin students participate in: • Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) - The honors fraternity for business information professionals • National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) • Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA) • The Lubin Graduate Society (LGS) • Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE) – Honorary and professional fraternal organization in management • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) • The complete list can be found at: Student Clubs & Organizations
Checklist • Submit Measles, Mumps, Rubella documentation. • Begin your Portfolio. • Employers are asking for copies of student papers. • Where do you start?: Determining your goals • Selecting Entries: Your accomplishments and highest achievements • date of the work • description of the task • include MBA 620 materials • Keep your portfolio up to date. • When applying for a job or promotion, include in your cover letter a statement about your portfolio. Go to our website for more info. • Achieve a 3.0 QPA every semester in order to maintain enrollment and graduate. • Introduce yourself to your faculty advisor. • Review the Blackboard Website for each of your classes http://blackboard.pace.edu • Half-way through your studies: • The OGAASD recommends you make an appointment with an advisor to review your progress (approximately 2 1/2 years into your program). Graduate students are required to complete their degrees in five years.
Checklist, continued • One year to nine months prior to graduation: • File an Application for Graduation with the Registrar. The deadlines for filing are listed in the front section of each Class Schedule. In case of difficulty attending class: • Officially withdraw from the class by filing a Change of Schedule form with the Registrar. Graduate students may withdraw prior to the final examination with the professor’s permission. • To return to your studies you have two options: • ) file a Maintenance of Matriculation with the Registrar prior to leaving (fee assessed--registration materials sent automatically) • 2) file a Resumption of Study at least two months prior to the start of the semester you wish to enroll (no fee assessed). However, if you are provisionally accepted or below a 3.0 QPA, you will need to appeal resumption with a letter; allow for extra time for this process.
Important Information for International Students REMEMBER: Students who are in the United States on a student visa must enroll in 9 or more credits each Fall and Spring semester. You are not required to take summer courses. Although ELI courses are technically 0 credits, the International Office will help you to secure a visa deviation. The ELI website has important pre-arrival information including Health Insurance, Employment Rules, Visa Status, Obtaining a Social Security Number. Conduct a search for ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE for the appropriate link. If you are interested in campus housing search for HOUSING from the main page.
International Students, cont’d. If you are required to take the English Placement Examination (see your acceptance letter), you must receive your examination results BEFORE registering. If you are required to take ELI 084A and ELI 084S, you can only take ONE ADDITIONAL COURSE (in the Spring 2003 semester you will then take ENG 040). If you are required to take ENG 040, you can only take TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES. If you are required to take one ELI 084 course and ENG 040, you can only take ONE ADDITIONAL COURSE. If you were not referred to an ELI course or ENG 040, you will need to take the BUS 043 proficiency exam at Orientation!
Extra Info • Pace ID:Take your registration confirmation to Security (level B) to have your ID made. You will not receive your validation sticker until your bill is paid. • Library and Computer Center Access:Visit them (on the 1st and 2nd floors, respectively) and ask them to affix a barcode to your new ID. • Class Room Assignments:Available online (as soon as they are announced) and at the Security desk (only during the first week of classes).
Extra Info: The Classroom Experience • Ethics in the Classroom: All students are required to submit material that is solely theirs, unless asked to submit a group project. Faculty may ask you to submit work through turnitin.com, which evaluates work for plagiarism. • Academic Integrity: The use of an outside source for any academic paper, report or submission without the appropriate acknowledgement is plagiarism. It is unethical to present as one’s own work, the ideas, words or representations of another without the proper indication of the source. • Faculty Expectations: • Communication • Presentation • Math/EXCEL proficiency • Team Work
How to FORWARDYour Email • To find your pace email address, visit http://studentit.pace.edu and select “Student Email Lookup.” • To login to your account go to www.pace.edu. • Click on the Intrapace button located at the bottom of the Pace home page. • Select Pace email from the menu on the left. • Choose STMAIL. • Enter your EMAIL ADDRESS and PASSWORD. Your default password is your student ID number. If that doesn’t work, try the last 4 digits of your student ID number. • Click LOG IN. • Select CONTINUE. • Scroll down to the bottom of the screen where it says OPTIONS. • Underneath PERSONAL, choose CHANGE MAIL FORWARDING INFORMATION. • In the blank box, type the email address where you want your email messages to be forwarded. • Click on the SAVE button. • Then, choose LOGOFF from the menu button.
Top 10 Most Common Mistakes Students Make • Forget to update personal contact information • Don’t take courses in prerequisite order • Take the wrong courses as breadth electives • Finish the entire core before taking any required courses in major • Use their faculty advisor as an academic advisor • Don’t apply for graduation 9 months before their anticipated graduation date • Forget to ask the name of the person who has offered assistance & keep all relevant paperwork • 3. Come to an appointment unprepared 2. Wait until the last minute to: • Schedule advising appointments • Apply for transfer credit, waiver, pre-approvals, or resumptions • Don’t keep in touch with OGAASD- help us help you!
Surveys and Evaluations The Lubin School Strategic Plan suggests a strategy for continuous improvement. This involves evaluating programs and surveying participants. During your stay at the Lubin School you’ll have many opportunities to help us improve our services to you, including the previously mentioned faculty evaluations. Please assist in this process by completing the session evaluationincluded in your packet before you leave today. Thank you!