Participants in the Olivet University Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration must fulfill the following degree requirements for graduation. The participant:
The Ph.D. program must be completed within eight (8) years after formal acceptance into the program. All requirements for degree programs must be completed within set time limits after the student’s first term of enrollment in his/her program.
If a student fails to complete the program within the time limit, he/she will be considered to have withdrawn. Re-application is required to be considered for re-admission to the program.
Student Appeals to Extend the Time Limit for the Degree
When each student is assigned a Dissertation Advisor, he and his advisor will discuss his potential graduation date. If at any time in the Dissertation Phase the projected date of graduation falls after the seven years, the student, through his or her advisor should appeal with explanation to the Ph.D. Committee for an extension.
Approval: The student will be notified, through the Advisor, of the Ph.D. Committee’s approval of the extension and the details. The student then most agree, in writing, to the terms of the extension.
Denial: If the committee denies the appeal, the student will be notified, through the Advisor, as soon as possible. The student may appeal to the Olivet University Academic Dean for reconsideration and the dean’s decision is final.