DeGroote School of Business

Academic Handbook

The MBA Academic Handbook is your key resource as a student. You’ll find information about:

  • Academic Policies and Procedures
  • Specializations
  • Student Clubs
  • Staff Directory
DeGroote MBA Academic Handbook 2023-2024

The information in the handbook takes precedence over information from other sources (including this website) if there’s a conflict.

Frequently Asked Questions

"Reserve Capacity Criteria"

  • Although a course may appear to have seats available, the seats in the allotted "reserve capacity" that you have access to may be full at this time.
  • Oftentimes, faculties release a specific number of seats to students outside of their faculty. Once faculties are certain that there are enough seats for their students, these seats will be released.
  • We encourage you to try enrolling in a different section (if available) or a different elective with space and continue to try to swap into your preferred elective on Mosaic once the reserved seats are released.
  • To confirm the reserved seat release date, you must reach out to the home faculty of the course offered.
"Pre-requisites Not Met"
  • Please refer to the course website (Course Descriptions and Outlines - MBA Program ( to view the prerequisites.
  • If you do meet the prerequisite, reach out to us at so we can investigate this for you further. Please include your full name and student number in your inquiry.
"Department Consent Required"
  • This error message means this course is currently full.
  • Course enrollment will be monitored carefully.  Please try back often to see if a seat has become available.
  • In the meantime, we also suggest you register in an alternate course.
Note: You may get the "Department Consent Required" message even when the course does not appear to be full. This means someone has dropped the course and a seat is being given to the next student on the wait list.

  • To defer a final examination, you must fill out a Deferred Examination Form.
  • Please submit this form and supporting documentation to the Student Experience Office. You have five (5) business days from the date of the missed course work to complete this process.
  • If approved, you will be required to write the deferred exam in the next deferred examination period (see Dates and Deadlines).

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