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Professional Development

McCoy MBA and MSHRM students are required to successfully complete their academic degree plan with a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 in order to graduate.

However, the graduate experience is not just about what you learn in class; it is enhanced by volunteering, learning about specific topics, networking, and honing soft skills. For that reason, all MBAs (cohort and flex starting fall 2015 or later) and all MSHRM students (starting Fall 2016 or later) are also required to complete twelve (12) Professional Development Units ("PDUs") in order to graduate.

The first opportunity for MBA students to earn PDUs is by attending the McCoy Graduate Bootcamp event prior to the start of their first semester. Incoming students are invited (and required) to attend this event which is worth 6 PDUs.

Other PDU opportunities include guest speaker events, professional development seminars, the annual Business Etiquette Dinner, the Bobcat Build community service project, and other events to be announced each semester. In cases of extenuating circumstances students may also petition to earn PDUs for other events they attend individually.

Professional Development Units are tracked via the Texas State TRACS system under the McCoy Graduate Student Association tab. Each PDU-eligible event will be advertised to McCoy graduate students and a sign-in sheet will be available to capture the names and ID numbers of students in attendance. If a student attends an event but does not sign in, credit will not be awarded.

While McCoy graduate staff tracks PDUs, it is the ultimate responsibility of the graduate student to ensure they meet the 12-unit requirement prior to graduation.