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CLASS ATTENDANCEBecause a large portion of the learning in the program takes place in the classroom, attendance at all class meetings is mandatory, unless the instructor has been notified prior to the absence and has approved the absence. When a student misses a class, for whatever reason, he or she must consult with the instructor about making up the class. It is then up to the instructor to decide the requirements for addressing missed classes. A course must be retaken if the student has more than two absences for weeknight courses, more than one absence for Saturday courses or inactivity for two weeks in an online course.
Weeknight classes meet from 6:00-10:00pm in Manhattan and Saturday classes meet from 9:00am-5:00pm in Nyack. Students are expected to attend for the full class period.
Tardiness or early departure has a negative learning impact on all students, especially because of the group exercises, oral presentations and group discussions; therefore, tardiness or early departure will be taken into account in the grade for any course. Online eCourses begin each week on Tuesdays at 12:01am and the week concludes on Monday at 11:59pm unless stated otherwise within the eCourse site.
The program administration recognizes that emergencies do happen; however, lateness for, or early departure from half the classes in any course will be considered the equivalent of one full absence.
During the fourth week of class, professor evaluations will be sent by e-mail with an online link to the site where the evaluations are to be completed. The evaluations are left open for two (2) weeks. In order to continue improving the quality of the MBA program, it is important that feedback is given for each course.
All students who are enrolled in a Nyack College program within the state of New York are required by the New York State Education Department to complete a minimum of one complete course at the Nyack Campus. The MBA course designated to meet the residency requirement is the Business Research Methods course. Transportation to the site is the responsibility of the student.
The offering of concentrations is dependent upon a sufficient number of students to merit offering a concentration. It is at the discretion of the MBA Director to determine if a concentration will be offered, and if it will be offered at both locations, one location or online. During the EP Seminar Series I each student will choose both a first and second choice of concentration.
To qualify for the Accounting Concentration, you must already have a total of 24 accounting credits, as the New York State requirement for CPA licensure requires a total of 33 credits in accounting. The remaining 9 credits will be attained through the Accounting Concentration courses for a total of 33 credits.
ENTREPRENEURIAL SEMINAR SERIESAll Entrepreneurial Seminar Series are held at the Manhattan Campus. Transportation to the site is the responsibility of the student.
Each seminar is a pre-requisite to the next. If a seminar is not completed a grade of F will be submitted and the seminar must be retaken when offered again.
GRADUATION To participate in the spring hooding ceremony and the May commencement exercises, all MBA requirements must be fully completed prior to April 1 of the year the student is to graduate.
Once all program requirements have been fulfilled, the student will be certified and a degree awarded. Certification for the completion of the program is offered three times a year: May/September/December.
COMMUNICATIONThe primary source of communication from the MBA Office will be via e-mail. If your e-mail address changes, please inform the MBA Office immediately. It is the responsibility of the student to check e-mails on a regular basis in order to stay current with communications related to the program. Failure to check e-mails regularly will not be considered a valid excuse for missing communications.
LOGIN/PASSWORD INFORMATION Onsite Computer Use - Login/Password will be generated by the IT Department once you are enrolled. Username: last name + first initial + # if needed (ex. Albert Simpson = simpsona or simpsona2); Password: last 4 digits of your Social Security # (entered twice). The Password can be changed.
MyNyackSSO (http://my.nyack.edu) – This is the off-site access to e-mail, netstorage files, eCollege and the Student Portal. Login/Password will be generated by the IT Department once you are enrolled. Username: last name + first initial + # if needed (ex. Albert Simpson = simpsona or simpsona2); Password: last 4 digits of your Social Security # (entered twice). If you have any problems logging in, contact the IT Department. The password can be changed.
Barnes and Noble (www.nyack.edu/books) – Once on this site, you will choose Nyack’s Barnes and Noble Store, choose Textbooks, select Term/Department (BUS)/Course/Section (NA=Manhattan, RA=Nyack and RW=Online), add click on Find Materials for Course.
Nyack/ATS College Libraries: (http://www.nyack.edu/library) – To access any library database on this site please use the login/password as assigned by the IT Department to login to any computer on campus. Username: Nyack College e-mail username without “@nyack.edu”; Password: last 4 digits of your Social Security # (entered twice). This password can be changed. If you have any problems logging in, contact the IT Department. Until you close your browser, you will not be prompted for a username and password for any of the other library databases. In
STUDENT ID’S College ID pictures will be taken the first night of class for Manhattan students. You will receive your ID that night. Nyack and Online students will need to e-mail a picture (a head shot only) to Michele Ortiz at email@example.com prior to the start of the fall quarter.
Once the ID is generated, it will be sent to your home address. ID’s are required for both the Nyack and Manhattan campuses. Replacement of lost or stolen ID is $25.
NYACK COLLEGE/ATS LIBRARIESNyack College offers access to three libraries. Bailey Library and ATS Library are located in Nyack, NY and Wilson Library is located at the Manhattan Campus. These three libraries provide access to a joint collection of approximately 159,000 volumes, over 85,000 full-text e-books, over 400 current journal subscriptions, over 40,000 fulltext print or online journal titles, and 80 public computers and laptops offering access to the joint Nyack College/ATS Libraries online catalog and approximately 100 online subscription library databases.
Students are required to present their Nyack College identification cards when checking out material. If students need a book that has already been checked out, or is located at one of the other Nyack/ATS Libraries, they may place a hold on it and have it transferred to the desired location. Students will be notified when the book is available and it will be held for them at the Circulation Desk.
1. General Circulation Books A student may take out general circulation books with the privilege of two renewals, unless another student has reserved them. The loan period is three weeks.
2. Reserve Books Books placed on reserve by instructors are kept at the circulation desk. These books may be requested by author and title. Reserve books are loaned for two hours. Books taken for these periods are due in the library at the time stated by the desk attendant. Each student is responsible to know when his or her books are due. A student may check out a maximum of three reserve books.
3. Reference Books Reference books are made available for use in the library only.
4. Periodicals Periodicals are not circulated and must be used in the library.
6. Microform Microfilm and microfiche reader-printers are available at Bailey and ATS Libraries. Ask at the circulation desk for assistance in using the machines.
7. Listening Equipment Cassette/CD players and other A/V equipment are available for both recreational listening and for assignments. The MacMillan Music Library houses additional musical recordings in a variety of formats.
1. Photocopy Service A copying machine is available for student use at a charge of 15 cents per copy.
2. Interlibrary Loan Bailey, Wilson and ATS libraries will borrow books for students from other libraries through the interlibrary loan system. Students must be able to pick-up and return the books at one of the three libraries. Photocopies of articles requested through Interlibrary Loan will be sent to the student at no charge. Request forms for Interlibrary Loan are available online on the library websites and should be filled out completely for each book or article needed (www.nyack.edu/library)
3. On-Line Catalog Access to the online catalog is available from any computer with internet access at the following URL: www.nyack.edu/library
4. Databases A host of citation/
and full-text journal databases and streaming video and audio databases are available on our library webpage. Students can access all the library databases off-campus as well, using the same user name and password used to log on to public computers on campus.
1. Overdue Material
The following fines are charged for overdue materials:
General Circulation books: $.25 cents per day Reserve items--$2.00 per hour or portion thereof CD’s and Videos--$.25 cents per day
2. Lost Books When a student has lost a book, the following charges will be made: The current replacement price (as listed in Books in Print or out of print source) or, $50.00 if not able to replace. If the book is found and returned, it will be considered an overdue book. Cost of the book will be refunded and the student will owe the maximum overdue fine.
36 INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING eCOLLEGELogging in: MyNyackSSO (http://my.nyack.edu)
* If your email address changes at any point during the program, please update through “My Profile” after logging in. Your e-mail change also needs to be reported to the Registrar’s Office by e-mailing Joseph Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org and to the MBA Office by e-mailing Michele Ortiz at email@example.com
Mac Computer Users:
Course Access Authentication: If you use Safari or Chrome (on a Mac or iPhone/iPad) and are
seeing the following error in your eCourse or eCompanion when you enter your course(s):
"There is a problem with your authentication, possibly due to inactivity. For your safety,
you have been logged out and must sign in again to continue." See below:
For desktop users: http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8970
For iphone/ipad users:
1. Go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button or by unlocking your phone
2. Select the Settings icon
3. Select Safari from the Settings menu
4. Select Accept Cookies from the Safari menu
5. Select From visited from the Accept Cookies menu (make sure to accept all cookies)
6. Press the Home button to return to the iPhone/ iPad home screen
7. Go back the browser and refresh the enrollment page If that doesn't work you will need to contact the eCollege helpdesk: E-mai firstname.lastname@example.org | Live Chat 24x7 http://247support.custhelp.com/app/chat/chat_launch/ |Phone - 877-740-2213
The MBA program only utilizes the Academics Tab:
To access the information that is specific to a particular course, view the list of courses. This will open the “eCompanion” site for an onsite course or the “eCourse” site for a full online course. An eCompanion is an online supplement to an onsite course. It contains the syllabus information, assignments, reading material, etc. for the course. It is the student’s responsibility to check the eCompanion/eCourse sites prior to the start of each course, as there may be precoursework that is to be completed for the first class.
Within the course you will have access to:
Course Syllabus Professor Information MBA Program Information Grade Book
Other information under the Academics tab:
Student Orientation Tutorial (under Course List Box) MBA Link to the Nyack College Website (Under Graduate Programs Box) Help Desk (Under Technical Support Box)
If you have any questions in regards to using the site:
Contact Giselle Torres by email at Giselle.Torres@nyack.edu or see the Technical Help Tab on your course room page.