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Graduate Online FAQ 

Q: Since students can complete the MBA and MA programs completely online, how do we verify the identity of the student?
A.  Online courses meet on Blackboard.  Students are required to log into Blackboard for each course using a secure username and password that only the student knows and has access to. 


Q: How does the University protect my privacy?
A.  We follow the rules and regulations outlined in FERPA.  Follow see our privacy policy for more information: All students must complete a Student Information Release Authorization (available on MyCSU) which allows us to discuss your account over the phone with you and/or other designated parties.


Q: Are there any additional charges required in courses other than the cost of tuition?
A.  There is a cost for books, case studies and other resources that professors may require. Some professors elect to use proctoring services such as Proctor U or on-site testing centers.  There is a fee for online proctoring services like Proctor U.  There may be a fee for using off-site testing centers.  More details will be outlined in each professor’s syllabus. Such charges will be posted in the course outlines made available on Blackboard by the end of registration.


Q: How does the course work in online courses compare to course work in residential courses?
A.  As per the accreditation policy on credit hours, the School of Business ensures that students are challenged whether they choose online or residential courses.  Student learning outcomes are listed on every syllabus and the outcomes are the same for each course section, regardless of whether the course meets online or on-campus.

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