Students must have completed all course work with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and be in good standing with the university
At the time of the exam, you will be given a USB drive containing your response files. You will use the response file that corresponds to the specific question you are answering in each session. At the end of each exam period, the USB drives will be collected and secured. The assigned USB Drive will be returned to each student at the time of the subsequent question response periods.
During the exam, you may have blank paper, which will be provided by SBL. No books or other notes are allowed. At the end of the exam, any notes that you wrote will remain with the exam proctor. During the exam, you may listen to a CD/tape player as long as you have a headset. You will need to show the proctor that you have a commercially-produced CD.
Students may answer the comprehensive exam questions using pen and paper and should notify us before the exams so we can provide you with ruled paper.
If an international student wants to take the exam in his/her country he/she must find a proctor and a suitable place to take the exam. The proctor may be a Ph.D. with knowledge of comprehensive exams or a professional test proctor in a test-giving facility. The location must be a place that is quiet (conducive to taking the exam) and have access to a computer with Microsoft Word (no internet). The proctor must submit their CV or resume at least one month prior to the proposed examination date for approval by the SBL Ph.D. Program Director.
Students with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation must contact the Office of Student Services and make a formal request. Staff from the Office of Student Services will evaluate the request and make a formal recommendation to the School of Business & Leadership.
A faculty committee will evaluate students' responses anonymously. Students will be notified of the results within 30 days of the exam.