Students receive an MHR Program calendar during registration that contains the date that the written comprehensive examination will be administered. Satisfactory completion of this exam will be required prior to graduation. The results of this exam shall be reported on a Pass or Fail basis only.
The examination shall be comprised of questions, cases, or problem situations which focus the student's energies on the progressive absorption features of the MHR Program.
The examination is prepared by members of the Faulkner University College of Business full-time faculty. Answers to the questions or solutions to the problems are to be essay-type and are to be written and completed within the testing session.
The examination consists of 6 questions. The questions or problem situations are based on the concepts in the following courses of the MHR program:
|Module 1||MHR 4300||Organizational Behavior|
|Module 4||MHR 3310||Statistical Methods & Research|
|Module 5||MHR 4310||Management Information Systems|
|Module 6||MHR 3320||Effective Interpersonal Relations|
||Human Resources Management|
|Directed Study 3||MHR 4390||Training & Development of Human Resources|
During Semester Three of the MHR program, the students will receive a list of topics relating to the different courses from which the examination will be taken. An informational letter will be sent one to two weeks prior to the examination making known the time and location.
Full-time business faculty on the Montgomery campus will evaluate the examination and will assign either a "Pass" or "Fail" Grade. A Pass grade is the equivalent of a numerical grade of 70 or higher on each of the six questions. A Pass grade will result in the student being certified to the MHR Academic Director as having successfully completed the comprehensive examination. A Fail grade is the equivalent of a numerical grade of 69 or below on any given question. A grade of Fail requires a retake of the examination. The Pass or Fail grade designation is not used in determining grade point averages. A student who receives a grade of 69 or below will be allowed two retakes of the examination. The retake examination questions will come from the same list of topics used for the first comprehensive examination. All retake examinations will be administered on the Faulkner campus in Montgomery.
Each retake of the examination
costs the student a retake fee of $50.00 and this must be paid prior to taking the test. Students must register for each retake taken.
A student who has repeatedly failed the comprehensive examination may apply in writing to the MHR Director to be allowed to retake the examination a third time. A final decision regarding such will be made by the MHR Academic Review Committee.
Also, any student who fails to attend the Comprehensive Exam when he/she is scheduled, without prior notification, will be charged a $50 fee for the rescheduling.
All students are expected to take the Comprehensive Examination on the date identified on the MHR Calendar for their group.
Any question failed must be re-taken before an overall pass grade can be given for successful completion of the comprehension examination. Students will be notified when the re-take examination will be given. The re-take examination may consist of any of the questions listed
in the topic areas already given out to the student during Semester 3 of the program.
A student who does not pass the retakes of the comprehensive examination must appeal in writing to the MHR Academic Director for re-admission to the program. If this petition is approved, the student must retake and successfully complete some or all of the MHR courses previously listed, as advised by the MHR Academic Review Committee. The student must then successfully complete the comprehensive examination prior to graduation. Students, who for whatever reason, withdraw from the Program and later choose to take the Comprehensive Exam would have to assume responsibility for retaking any new/updated courses in MHR curriculum. The same applies to students who complete the Program and do not take the Comprehensive Exam.