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PhD, MFin, MSc Graduate Handbook School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University September 2012

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    School of Business and Economics Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5

    Tel: 519.884.0710 Ext. 2745 Fax 519.884.2357 http://www.wlu.ca/sbe/phd sbephdmasters@wlu.ca

  • 2012/2013 PhD/MFin/MSc HANDBOOK 1

    TTaabbllee ooff CCoonntteennttss Academic Schedule ......................................................................................................................................................... i WLU Campus Map & Parking .......................................................................................................................................... Directors Welcome Letter ............................................................................................................................................ ii Preface .......................................................................................................................................................................... iii The Programs ................................................................................................................................................................ iv

    DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION Important Contacts ......................................................................................................................................... 1 Program Information Student Funding ................................................................................................................................ 3 PhD/MFin/MSc Offices ..................................................................................................................... 3 Meeting Rooms ................................................................................................................................. 3 Student Committee Representatives ................................................................................................ 4 Program Computer & Software Support ........................................................................................... 4 My Learning Space/Desire 2 Learn ..................................................................................... 4 PRISM RESOURCES .............................................................................................................. 4 SBE Computer Labs ............................................................................................................. 5 Computer Account .............................................................................................................. 6 Teleconference Room ....................................................................................................................... 6

    One Card......6 Photocopying .................................................................................................................................... 7 Notice Boards .................................................................................................................................... 7 Student Mail Folders ......................................................................................................................... 7 Information Technology Services (ITS) .............................................................................................. 7 Library ............................................................................................................................................ 7 Laurier International ......................................................................................................................... 7 Laurier Writing Centre ...................................................................................................................... 7 PROGRAM REGULATIONS Responsibilities Department/Faculty ......................................................................................................................... 8 Student ............................................................................................................................................ 8 Supervisor ........................................................................................................................................ 9 Registration Course Availability ........................................................................................................................... 10 Independent/Directed Studies Courses .......................................................................................... 10 Adding and Dropping Courses ......................................................................................................... 10 Deadlines Concerning adding or Withdrawing from Courses ......................................................... 10 Fees for Additional Courses ............................................................................................................ 11 Auditing Courses ............................................................................................................................. 11 Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Plan .......................................................................................... 11 Management Research Graduate Student Association .................................................................. 12 Registration Status Full-time Masters or Doctoral Degree Candidates ......................................................................... 13 Inactive Status ................................................................................................................................. 13 Withdrawal from the University .................................................................................................................. 14

  • 2012/2013 PhD/MFin/MSc HANDBOOK 2

    Academic Standing Masters and Doctoral Students...................................................................................................... 15 Grade Equivalency........................................................................................................................... 15 Evaluation ....................................................................................................................................... 15 Completion of Course Work ............................................................................................................ 15 Masters Program ............................................................................................................................ 16 Doctoral Program ............................................................................................................................ 16 Academic Probation ........................................................................................................................ 16

    Graduate Studies Appeals Committee Grade Petitions ............................................................................................................................... 17

    Degree Program Time Limits ........................................................................................................................ 19 Graduation ................................................................................................................................................... 20 Co-operative Option Requirements .............................................................................................................. 21 Course Description Information ................................................................................................................... 22 Protecting Your Privacy: Implications for Teaching and Learning .............................................................. 23 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Fees Payment of fees .............................................................................................................................. 25 Settlement of Accounts ................................................................................................................... 26 Overdue Accounts ........................................................................................................................... 26 Tax Receipts .................................................................................................................................... 26 Awards and Financial Assistance Fellowships and Scholarships .......................................................................................................... 28 Awards Policy .................................................................................................................................. 28 Teaching Assistantships................................................................................................................... 28 Travel Funding for Doctoral Students ..31 Scholarships General Graduate Studies Office or the Student Awards Office. Bursaries and Loans Academic Medals Governor Generals Academic Medal ............................................................................................. 37 Medals for Academic Excellence at the Graduate Level ................................................................. 37 Campus Services . .......................................................................................................................................... 38

  • 2012/2013 PhD/MFin/MSc HANDBOOK

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