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MBA  Program  Regulations  

2014-­‐2015  

           

Fall  

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Table  of  Contents  

MBA  PROGRAM  REGULATIONS  2014-­‐2015   3  

PROGRAM  DESCRIPTION   3  

MODULES   4  

STREAMS   4  

PROJECT  FOR  GM,  PM,  AND  ETM  STUDENTS  (MBA  7015)   5  

STUDY  ABROAD  TERM  FOR  IB  STUDENTS   6  

BUSINESS  PLAN  (MBA  7011)   6  

RESEARCH  OPTION  -­‐  MASTER’S  DEGREE  REPORT  (MBA  7020)   6  

MBA  SPECIFIC-­‐POLICIES   6   GROUPS   6   COMMUNICATION   7   DRESS  CODE   7   TEXTBOOKS   7   COURSE  SYLLABUS   7  

TUITION  AND  FEES   7  

ATTENDANCE   8  

CODE  OF  CONDUCT   9  

ADVANCED  STANDING   9  

UNETHICAL  ACTIONS   10  

POLICY  ON  DISCRIMINATION,  HARASSMENT,  AND  SEXUAL  HARASSMENT   10  

GIFT  GIVING   12  

GRADUATE  SCHOOL  POLICIES   13  

REGISTRATION   13  

TRANSFER  CREDIT   13  

RESEARCH   14  

ACADEMIC  PERFORMANCE   15  

ACADEMIC  MISCONDUCT   16-­‐21  

APPENDIX  1  -­‐  IMPORTANT  DATES   22  

APPENDIX  2  –  PROGRAM  LAYOUT   23  

APPENDIX  3  -­‐  MBA  COURSE  DESCRIPTIONS:  2014  -­‐  2015   25  

APPENDIX  4  –  PROFESSIONAL  STUDENT  VS.  PROFESSIONAL  BUSINESS  ATTIRE   34    

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MBA  Program  Regulations  2014-­‐2015  

   

At  the  close  of  Orientation  Week,  you  will  be  presented  with  a  form  to  sign  declaring  that  you  have   read  and  understand  the  regulations  of  the  MBA  Program,  the  Graduate  School,  and  the  University   of  New  Brunswick.  

 

Graduate  students  at  UNB  need  to  be  aware  of  three  sets  of  regulations.  The  first  set  relates  to   your   MBA   program   in   particular   and   is   contained   in   this   document.   Secondly,   a   broader   set   of  Calendar   Regulations  applying  to  all  UNB  graduate  students  are  found  on  the  School  of  Graduate   Studies  website.   Thirdly,  where  neither  of  the  above  sets  of   regulations   applies,   the   general   UNB   regulations   apply   and   are   found   in   the  Undergraduate   Calendar  .  

 

If   questions   or   difficulties   arise   which   are   related   to   your   program,   please   refer   initially   to   the   sources  listed  above.  If  you  cannot  find  the  answer  or  require  clarification,  please  contact  your   academic  advisor,  Michelle  Scott  and/or  schedule  an  appointment  to  speak  with  the  Director   of   Graduate  Studies  in  the  Faculty  of  Business.    

 

Program Description

The   MBA   Program   consists   of   five   modules  over  1-­‐year.  Each  module  is  8  weeks  in  length,  with  a  9th   week  for  exams.  Each  module,  full  time  students  complete  12.5  credit  hours  for  a  total  of  62.5  credit   hours  in  the  year.  Each  course  is  worth  2.5  credit  hours  with  the  exception  of  MBA  7015,  which  is  10   credit  hours.    Students  will  maintain  a  full-­‐time  course  load  each  module  and  must  complete  within  the   year.  

 

There  are  three  streams  of  study:  Entrepreneurship  and  Technology  Management  (ETM),  International   Business  (IB),  and  Project  Management  (PM).  Students  have  the  option  of  forming  a  General  

Management  course  of  study  by  taking  a  variety  of  courses  from  each  of  the  three  streams.    

A  Research  option  is  available;  students  complete  25  credit  hours  of  core  and  management  skills  courses   plus  37.5  credit  hours  of  research.  

 

In  the  week  prior  to  the  start  of  Module  1,  students  will  attend  a  mandatory  MBA  Bootcamp.    

Important  dates  for  the  year  can  be  found  in  Appendix  1,  while  the  full  program  layout  can  be  found  in   Appendix  2,  and  detailed  course  descriptions  are  in  Appendix  3.  

 

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Modules

Module  1  

In  module  one,  students  will  take  four  core  courses  –  Accounting  I;  Applied  Business  Research  &  Statistics;   Human  Behaviour  &  Leadership;  and  Marketing  Management  -­‐  along  with  a  required  class  in  Effective   Communication.    

 

Module  2  

In  module  two,  students  will  take  three  core  courses  –  one  of  Finance  or  Financing  for  Entrepreneurs;   International  Business,  Government  &  Society;  Production  &  Operations  Management;  plus  a  required   course  in  Management  Skills  Development  (I).  Additionally,  students  will  select  a  stream  core  course   (Appendix  2).  After  the  add/drop  date  in  January,  no  stream  changes  are  permitted.  

 

Module  3  

In  module  three,  students  will  take  one  core  course  –  Strategic  Management  -­‐  and  will  select  four  core   business  elective  courses  (Appendix  2).    

 

Module  4  

In  module  four,  students  in  the  ETM  stream  and  GM  option  complete  MBA  7015  (Business  Consulting   Project)  and  MBA  7011  (Integrative  Project  –  Business  Plan).  Students  in  the  PM  and  IB  streams  will  take   four  electives  and  the  second  course  in  Management  Skills  Development  (II).    IB  students  will  also  begin   MBA  7011,  which  they  will  finish  at  the  end  of  Module  5.    

 

Module  5  

In  module  five,  IB  students  take  the  study  abroad  term  accumulating  10  credit  hours  of  elective  courses   plus  complete  MBA  7011.  PM  students  will  complete  MBA  7015  and  MBA  7011.  ETM  and  GM  complete  4   electives  in  their  area  plus  Management  Skills  Development  II.    

     

Streams

The  MBA  Program  offers  3  specializations  or  streams  for  MBA  Students  plus  the  option  to  take  more   general  studies  (GM).  Students  can  choose  any  specialization.  Each  stream  includes  one  core  stream   course,  4  elective  stream  courses,  and  a  business-­‐consulting  project  (IB  students  complete  a  study  abroad   term  rather  than  a  project).  The  following  table  provides  the  stream-­‐specific  courses.  A  full  course  layout   can  be  found  in  Appendix  2  with  course  descriptions  in  Appendix  3.  

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STREAM   ETM   PM   IB   GM   Module  2  

Core  Stream   Course  

MBA  7405  

MBA  7302    MBA  7615    MBA  7060    MBA  7503   Module  4   MBA  7015   MBA  7608  

MBA  7609   MBA  7614   MBA  7661   MBA  7705   MBA  7427   MBA  7305   MBA  7061   MBA  7169   MBA  7015   Module  5   MBA  7351   MBA  7352   MBA  7168   MBA  7616  

MBA  7015   Study  Abroad  

10  credit  hours   MBA  7351  MBA  7352   MBA  7168   MBA  7616   MBA  7384   MBA  7615        

Project  for  GM,  PM,  and  ETM  Students  (MBA  7015)  

 

GM,  PM,  and  ETM  students  complete  a  mandatory  business  consulting  project  in  the  module  assigned.   The  project  period  must  be  a  minimum  of  8  weeks  long  and  a  maximum  of  10  weeks.    Resumes  and  cover   letters  of  students  will  be  sent  to  prospective  employers.  By  signing  the  declaration  that  you  have  read   and  understood  the  MBA  Regulations,  you  are  agreeing  to  allow  distribution  of  your  cover  letter  and   resume.    

 

Students  will  require  permission  to  work  in  Canada  from  Citizenship  and  Immigration  Canada  prior  to   beginning  the  business-­‐consulting  project,  whether  the  company  is  a  private  corporation,  non-­‐profit,  or   the  University,  and  whether  the  position  is  paid  or  unpaid.     Applications  for  a  co-­‐op  work  permit  should   begin  in  January.  Students  must  consult  the  International  Student  Advisor  to  obtain  advice  on  applying  for   a  co-­‐op  work  permit  no  later  than  January  30.  Students  will  also  require  a  Social  Insurance  Number.  The   course  description  for  MBA  7015  may  be  found  in  Appendix  3.  

 

Students  must  be  in  good  academic  standing  (with  a  CGPA  of  3.0  or  higher)  to  be  accepted  into  the   Business   Consulting   Project   (MBA   7015).  

 

To  participate  in  the  interviews  for  a  Business  Consulting  Project  with  an  employer,  students  must  be  in   good  academic  standing.  Therefore,  an  ETM,  PM  or  GM  student,  with  a  CGPA  less  than  3.0  at  the   end  of   Module  2,  will  not  be  permitted  to  go  on  the  Business  Consulting  Project  and  will  complete  courses  in   Modules  4  and  5.  ETM  and  PM  streams  are  not  granted  without  successfully  completing  MBA  7015   therefore  these  students  will  finish  within  the  GM  stream.  

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Study Abroad Term for IB Students

UNB  Saint  John  has  study  abroad  partners  in  France  and  China.  The  study  abroad  portion  takes  place   during  the  final  fall  term,  from  August/September  to  December.  As  a  result,  this  program  will  be  15   months  in  length,  rather  than  12.  

Fees  for  education  abroad  are  paid  through  student  tuition  at  UNB  Saint  John.  Students  will  study  the   equivalent  of  10  credit  hours  while  abroad.  In  China,  this  normally  means  students  will  take  12  credit   hours;  while,  in  France  students  will  take  24  ECTS  credits.  Note  that  marking  standards  are  not  the  same   at  all  universities;  therefore,  students  must  familiarize  themselves  with  the  expectations  at  each  

educational  institution.  

The  study  abroad  experience  is  mandatory  for  the  IB  stream.  Students  must  be  in  good  academic  standing   to  participate  in  the  study  abroad  program.  An  IB  student  with  a  CGPA  less  than  3.0  at  the  end  of  Module   2  will  not  be  permitted  to  go  on  study  abroad  and  will  complete  courses  at  UNBSJ  in  Module  5.  Therefore   these  students  will  finish  within  the  GM  stream.  

 

Business Plan (MBA 7011)

The  business  plan  is  a  required  component  of  the  MBA  Program.  Students  will  complete  in  Module  4  or  5   depending  on  the  stream  of  study.  The  course  description  can  be  found  in  Appendix  3.  

 

Research Option - Master’s Degree Report (MBA 7020)

 

The  Research  option  allows  students  to  conduct  research  exploring  the  most  recent  challenges  in   business  through  literature  reviews  and  primary  research.  After  completing  the  eleven  foundation  and   skills  development  courses,  students  will  conduct  research  and  potentially  take  additional  relevant  

courses  under  the  direction   of   their   faculty   supervisor.   Students   planning   to   take   this   option   should   identify  themselves  to  the  MBA  Director  as  early  as  possible,  as  it  takes  time  to  find  a  research  

supervisor  and  arrange  a  research  program.  Research  stream  students  will  work  with  their  faculty   supervisor  to  choose  courses  that  support  their  areas  of  research.  

 

MBA  students  must  have  a  strong  current  and  previous  academic  record  in  order  to  be  selected   for  the   research  stream.    Additional  details  may  be  found  on  page  14.  

 

MBA Specific-Policies

Groups

Students  will  work  on  group  assignments  and  projects  in  mixed  groups  of  four  to  seven.  For  core   courses,  groups  will  be  assigned  by  MBA  staff.  In  non-­‐core  courses,  students  may  choose  their  own   groups  subject  to  instructor  design  for  each  course.  Students  are  required  to  form  diverse  groups  with  

no  more  than  two  people  from  each  world  region  (i.e.  Southeast  Asia,  Canada/US,  Europe,  China,  

Africa,  and  Latin  America).  Michelle  Scott  and  your  instructors  will  have  the  final  say  in  the  composition   of  groups.    If  there  are  less  than  4  part-­‐time  students  in  the  class,  they  will  be  integrated  with  the  full-­‐time   student  groups.    

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same  group.  

 

Communication

The  MBA  program,  the  Graduate  School,  and  professors  will  communicate  with  students  via  UNB  e-­‐ mail.  Personal  e-­‐mail  addresses  will  not  be  used  due  to  strict  confidentiality  regulations  in  Canada.    

The  language  of  use  in  the  MBA  program  is  English  at  all  times  in  the  classroom,  during  group  work,   and  in  written  communication  between  group  members.    

 

Dress Code

The  dress  code  for  MBA  classes  and  seminars  is  at  a  minimum  the  attire  of  a  professional  student  

(Appendix  4).     During   presentations,  guest  speakers  to  class,   and   during   meetings   with   members  of  the   Saint  John  business  community,  formal  business  attire  will  be  mandatory  (Appendix  4).  

 

Textbooks

The  photocopying  of  textbooks  is  illegal  in  Canada  and  the  penalties  are  severe,  including  hefty  fines   and  prison  terms.  Students  will  not  be  permitted  to  use  copied  textbooks  in  the  classroom.  

 

Course Syllabus

The  course  syllabus  is  a  contract  between  professor  and  student.  Both  parties  are  bound  by  this  contract.   Students  must  follow  due  dates  set  on  the  syllabus  and  course  timetable  as  instructors  will  not  remind   students  of  impending  deadlines.  

 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition  payments  must  be  made  by  the  due  dates.  Beyond  that  time,  interest  penalties  will  accrue.   Students  may  be  de-­‐registered  from  courses  and  services  may  be  deactivated.  While  students  in  other   graduate   programs  pay   tuition   on   a   per   term   basis,   MBA   Program   tuition   is   paid   in  installments   as  outlined  in  admission  documents  and  in  the  following  schedule.  

 

Tuition  Deadline   Canadian   International  

October  15th,  2014   $10,000  (assumes  deposit  paid)   $13,500  (assumes  deposit  paid)  

March  31st,  2015   $7,000   $10,000  

 

Note:  Graduate  Students  who  have  not  made  fee-­‐payment  arrangements  by  the  Wednesday  of  the   third  week  of  the  term  will  be  withdrawn  from  the  School  of  Graduate  Studies  and  their  graduate   program.  

 

Students   who   do   not   complete   their   degree   within   the   approved   12-­‐month   timeframe   -­‐   for   example,  failure  of  a  course  -­‐  will  be  assessed  additional  fees.  

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Mandatory  International  Student  Health  Insurance  

UNB  policy  states  that  all  international  students  who  have  student  or  applicable  visas  must  purchase   international  health  insurance.    Insurance  from  the  student’s  home  country  will  not  be  accepted.  More   details  are  available  on  the  Financial  Services  website.    

 

GSA  Health  Insurance  

The  Graduate  Student  Association  (GSA)  provides  supplemental  health  insurance;  the  health  plan  is   mandatory  and  covers  such  things  as  prescription  drugs,  practitioners,  medical  equipment,  vision  and   hearing,  while  the  dental  plan  is  optional.  Travel  insurance  is  also  provided.    

 

Students  may  opt-­‐out  of  GSA  insurance  by  providing  evidence  of  equivalent  coverage.  This  means,  unless   a  student  contacts  GSA  with  proof  of  insurance,  they  will  be  charged.  

 

The  latest  opt-­‐out  date  is  October  24  2014.  After  this  date,  student  accounts  will  be  charged  and  there  is   no  way  of  cancelling  the  insurance  after  this  date.    Opt-­‐outs  are  done  online  at  

https://www.studentvip.ca/unbgsa/sign_in/.    This  is  the  same  site  to  add  Family  insurance.  

Additional  Information  on  GSA  Health  Insurance  can  be  found  at  https://www.studentvip.ca/unbgsa/.    

For  additional  regulations  related  to  the  payment  of  graduate  student  tuition  and  fees  refer  to  the  

Masters  and  PhD  regulations  in  the  online  calendar.      

Students  with  outstanding  fees  will  not  be  eligible  to  graduate.  

Attendance

Attendance  in  class,  at  MBA  Bootcamp,  and  at  mandatory  professional  development  activities  is   compulsory  unless  supported  by  a  doctor’s  note.  

To  avoid  being  dropped  from  a  class,  and  therefore  the  MBA  program,  students  must  attend  4  hours   within  the  first  8  hours  of  each  course.  No  more  than  a  total  of  8  hours  per  course  may  be  missed.  This   may  be  adjusted  to  fewer  than  8  hours  missed  at  the  instructor’s  discretion.  

Where  there  is  a  disagreement  between  the  student’s  and  the  instructor’s  records  of  attendance,  the   instructor’s  records  will  be  considered  correct.  Students  should  ensure  their  attendance  has  been   recorded  accurately.  

 

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Code of Conduct

The  MBA  Program  does  expect  a  certain  standard  of  professional  behaviour  for  student  interaction   with  staff  and  faculty.  The  following  points  are  adapted  from  the  McGill  MBA  Program  policies.  

• Provide  24  hours  notice  by  email  for  cancellation  of  any  appointments  with  Staff  or  Faculty.   • Arrive  on-­‐time  for  appointments,  class,  and  MBA  sponsored  events.  

• Respect  the  dress-­‐code  established  for  professional  events.  Inappropriate  attire  may  result  

in   Program  staff  denying  entry  to  an  event.  

• Strictly  no  use  of  cell  phones  or  other  electronic  devices  during  class  or  seminars  for  

texting,  searching  the  web,  and  other  forms  of  distraction.  Answering  of  a  phone   during  class  will   result  in  the  student  being  asked  to  leave  the  classroom  and  not   return.    

• Professional  business-­‐like  behavior  is  expected  at  all  times  in  the  MBA  classroom  and  at  

professional  events  on  and  off  campus.  

• Failure  to  comply  with  the  Code  of  Conduct  on  three  occasions  may  result  in  suspension  of  

privileges  to  access  the  following  MBA  Services:  Career  Services,  mentorship,  business   consulting  project  placements,  study  abroad,  networking  events,  and  other  MBA   sponsored  events.  

 

Advanced Standing

Advanced  standing  (or  a  course  waiver)  may  be  given  to  a  student  who  has  completed  substantial   academic  study  supported  by  recent  work  experience  in  the  subject  area.    Students  may  apply  for   advanced  standings  in  the  following  core  courses  only:  

  • MBA  7214   • MBA  7303   • MBA  7605   • MBA  7504   • MBA  7404  or  7405   • MBA  7626    

MBA  7102  and  MBA  7100  are  not  eligible  for  advanced  standing.  Advanced  standing  will  not  be  given  for   any  other  courses  in  the  MBA  Program.  

 

Students   are  required  to  continue  attending  class  until  they  receive  written  confirmation  of  advanced   standing  from  the  School  of  Graduate  Studies.  

   

To  qualify  for  advanced  standing,  the  student  must  have  worked  in  the  course  subject  area  as   well  as   meet  one  of  the  following  conditions  within  the  past  5  years:  

• A  substantially  similar  course  taken  in  a  graduate  business  school  at  an  approved  

university,  

• A  major  in  the  area  at  the  undergraduate  level  in  an  approved  university,  or  

• A  professional  certification  in  the  area  from  a  nationally  recognized  certification  body.  

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To  apply,  students  should  write  a  letter  to  the  Director  of  the  MBA  Program  and  include  the  following   information:  

• the  MBA  course  to  be  waived,  

• the  course(s)  or  certification  to  be  considered  as  equivalent,   • the  institution(s)  at  which  study  was  completed,  

• a  copy  of  the  relevant  transcript,  and  

• a  copy  of  the  course  syllabi  for  each  course  to  be  considered  as  equivalent  (it  will  not  be  

necessary  to  provide  a  syllabus  for  a  course  taken  at  UNB).  

The  waiver  decision  will  be  officially  made  by  the  Associate  Dean  of  Graduate  Studies  upon   recommendation  from  the  MBA  Director.  

 

Students  who  have  received  advanced  standing  are  not  obliged  to  attend  the  class.  Students  can   request  a  privilege  for  attending  the  course  but  in  that  case  must  be  excluded  from  group  projects   and  any  other  graded  course  work.  Permission  to  attend  will  not  automatically  be  granted.  

 

Tuition  is  charged  for  the  entire  program  rather  than  per  course.  Therefore,  tuition  is  not  reduced  when   students  receive  advanced  standing  in  one  or  more  courses.  

 

The  deadline   to   apply   for   advanced  standing   is   the   end   of   the  first   week   of   classes   in  modules  1,  2   and  3.    No  late  applications  will  be  accepted.

Unethical Actions

It  is  considered  unethical  to:  

• Tell  the  instructor  that  you  need  a  certain  grade  

• Ask  for  extra  assignments  for  the  purpose  of  raising  your  grade  

• Ask  that  the  grade  be  raised  because  it  is  very  close  to  the  next  higher  grade  

• Ask  that  the  grade  be  raised  because  you  did  very  well  on  one  part  of  the  course  or  grading  

scheme  

• Ask  for  a  higher  grade  because  you  don’t  like  the  grading  scheme  

• Ask  to  be  allowed  to  turn  in  an  assignment  late  -­‐  even  a  few  minutes  late  -­‐  because  of  

computer  or  printer  problems  or  any  other  reason  

• Ask  to  be  treated  better  than  other  students  by  making  an  exception  to  the  rules   • Ask  for  any  other  unfair  advantage  in  grading  

 

Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Harassment

 

In  Canadian  and  New  Brunswick  law,  as  well  as  UNB  policy,  there  are  laws  and  rules  to  follow  as   permanent  or  temporary  residents  of  Canada  and  as  students,  faculty,  and  staff  of  UNB.      

The  Canadian  Charter  of  Rights  and  Freedoms,  Section  15.1,  states  the  following:  

“Every  individual  is  equal  before  and  under  the  law  and  has  the  right  to  the  equal  protection  and  equal   benefit  of  the  law  without  discrimination  and,  in  particular,  without  discrimination  based  on  race,   national  or  ethnic  origin,  colour,  religion,  sex,  age,  or  mental  or  physical  disability”.    

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The  Charter  was  developed  by  John  Peters  Humphrey,  a  New  Brunswick  native  and  the  main  author  of   the  Universal  Declaration  of  Human  Rights  adopted  by  the  United  Nations  in  1948.  

 

The  MBA  Program  has  implemented  a  program  to  create  awareness  amongst  all  participants;  to  train   all  MBA  program  participants  both  in  terms  of  how  to   recognize  harassment  and  discrimination,  and   to  know  what  steps  to  take  when  the  harassment   and  discrimination  occurs.  Finally,  the  Program   needs  to  make  people  aware  of  the  repercussions  of  such  actions.  

 

STEP  1:  Awareness  

Our  first  step  is  to  make  all  students  aware  of  the  following:  

• That  harassment  and  discrimination  have  taken  place  in  the  MBA  environment.   • The  MBA  Program  does  not  condone  harassment  and  discrimination.  

• Action  will  be  taken  against  students  who  harass,  bully  or  discriminate  against  other  

students.  At  this  point,  it  is  important  to  provide  definitions  for  the  terms  “harassment”,   “sexual  harassment”,  and  “discrimination”  under  the  New  Brunswick  Human  Rights  Act.      

Discrimination:  differential  treatment  of  an  individual  or  group  of  individuals  which  is  based,  in  whole   or  in  part,  on  race,  colour,  religion,  national  origin,  ancestry,  place  of  origin,  age,  physical  disability,   mental  disability,  marital  status,  sexual  orientation,  sex,  social  condition,  political  belief  or  activity,  and   which  thus  has  an  adverse  impact  on  the  individual  or  group  of  individuals.  

 

Harassment:  behaviour  which  serves  no  legitimate  purpose  and  which  the  instigator  knows,  or   ought  

reasonably  to  know,  has  the  effect  of  creating  an  intimidating,  humiliating,  hostile  or   offensive   environment.  Examples  of  behaviour  which  constitute  Harassment  include  -­‐  but  are  not  limited  to  -­‐   bullying,  intimidation,  coercion,  physical  assaults,  vexatious  or  malicious  comment,  or  the  abuse  of   power,  authority  or  influence.  

 

The  reasonable  exercise  of  administrative  or  academic  authority  does  not  of  itself  constitute   Harassment.  

 

Sexual  Harassment:  conduct  of  a  sexual  nature  such  as  -­‐  but  not  limited  to  -­‐  verbal  abuse  or  threats  of  a   sexual  nature,  unwelcome  sexual  invitations  or  requests,  demands  for  sexual  favours,  or  repeated   innuendos  or  taunting  about  a  person's  body,  appearance  or  sexual  orientation  when:  

1. submission  to  such  conduct  is  made  either  explicitly  or  implicitly  a  term  or  condition  of  an   individual's  employment,  academic  status,  or  academic  accreditation,  or;  

2. submission  to  or  rejection  of  such  conduct  by  an  individual  is  used  as  the  basis  for   employment,  or  for  academic  performance,  status  or  accreditation  decisions  affecting   such  individual,  or;  

3. such  conduct  interferes  with  an  individual's  work  or  academic  performance,  or;  

4. such  conduct  creates  an  intimidating,  hostile  or  offensive  working  or  academic   environment.  

 

Behaviour  conducted  in  whole  or  in  part  through  electronic  means  (such  as  e-­‐mail,  web  postings,  text   messaging  and  other  forms  of  electronic  behaviour)  shall  be  included  within  these   definitions.  

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Step  2:  Training  

A  seminar  will  be  provided  during  MBA  Bootcamp  by  the  UNB  Office  of  Human  Rights  and  Positive   Environment.  In  addition,  we  will  be  providing  training  throughout  the  year  with  the  goal  to:  

• increase  your  awareness  of  what  constitutes  harassment  and  discrimination   • equip  you  with  the  tools  to  handle  harassment  and  discrimination  

• educate  you  on  the  steps  to  take  if  you  experience,  or  observe  others  experiencing,  

harassment  and/or  discrimination  

Step  3:  Consequences  

The  consequences  of  engaging  in  activity  of  a  harassing  or  discriminatory  nature  at  UNB  are  relative  to   the  severity  of  the  incident  and  can  range  from  minor  to  severe.  Examples   of  penalties  are:  

• Being  sent  for  training  and/or  counseling   • Have  a  letter  put  in  your  academic  file   • Expulsion  from  University  

 

Certain  forms  of  harassment  are  also  punishable  under  the  New  Brunswick  Criminal  Code.    

 

This  is  a  University  wide  policy  and  policy  covers  all  participants  in  the  MBA  Program  –  staff,   students,  and  faculty  –  as  well  as  all  employees  and  students  at  UNB.  It  also  covers  harassment  of   employees  by  students,  as  well  as  student  to  student  and  employee  to  student.  

 

At  the  end  of  each  academic  year,  we  reassess  our  progress  in  this  area  and  strengthen  our   training   program  and  procedures  as  necessary.  

 

Students  should  review  UNB  Policy,  New  Brunswick  Human  Rights  Act,  the  material  presented  by  The   Office  of  Human  Rights  and  Positive  Environment  at  UNB,  and  the  UNB  Student  Disciplinary  Code.    

Gift Giving

Canada  is  not  a  gift-­‐giving  culture  as  in  many  other  parts  of  the  world.  Canadians  give  gifts  to  family   members  and  intimate  friends  on  special  occasions  and  times  of  celebration  only,  such  as  on  religious   holidays,  and  for  birthdays  and  weddings.  

Gifts  are  not  generally  exchanged  by  business  associates  or  between  faculty/staff  and  students.   We   understand  that  many  students  enjoy  giving  gifts  to  their  professors  and  staff  members  of  the  University.   However,  UNB  policy  states  the  following:    “As  a  matter  of  principle,  the  University   discourages  the   practice  of  students  giving  gifts  to  faculty  members…”  

Drawing  on  this  same  policy,  the  MBA  Program  recommends  the  following.  In  lieu  of  gifts,   students  who   wish  to  express  thanks  or  appreciation  to  a  faculty  or  staff  member  could:  

• Nominate  the  faculty  or  staff  member  for  a  Faculty  or  University  teaching  or  service  award   • Write  a  letter  of  appreciation  to  the  faculty/staff  member’s  Dean  or  the  Vice-­‐President   • Send  a  card  or  note  of  thanks  to  the  faculty/staff  member.  

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Graduate School Policies

 

All  policies  of  the  UNB  Graduate  School,  apply  to  MBA  students.    The  following  are  particularly  relevant  to   MBA  students.  

 

Registration

Graduate  Studies  is  the  Registrar  for  MBA  students.  Students  register  themselves  online  in  all  MBA   courses.  If  a  registration  date  is  missed,  the  student  will  have  to  wait  until  the  following  year  to  take  the   course.  There  is  no  flexibility  for  personal  situations.  The  Graduate  Studies  Program  will  follow  the  rules   without  exception.  

For  Module  1,  students  register  during  orientation  after  being  assigned  to  a  section.  Sections  are  split  in   MBA  to  provide  maximum  diversity  in  each  class.  For  further  modules,  students  will  be  sent  a  timetable   approximately  two  weeks  prior  to  the  start  of  the  next  module.  MBA  staff  will  assign  students  to  a  section   in  any  course  where  there  are  more  than  two  sections.  

Deadlines  are  at  the  bottom  of  the  schedule.  The  “add  and  drop  date”  for  each  module  is  usually  only  five   days  after  the  start  of  the  module.  “W”  and  “WF”  dates  are  also  indicated  on  the  schedule.  “W”  indicates   the  date  by  which  a  student  can  “withdraw”  from  a  course  without  academic  penalty.  “WF”  (“withdraw   fail”)  indicates  the  date  at  which  a  student  can  withdraw  from  a  course  but  will  earn  an  F.  

   

Transfer Credit

The  potential  to  receive  transfer  credits  applies  only  to  applicants  currently  enrolled  in  a  Master  Degree   program  at  another  institution.   At  the  time  of  application  to  our  program  –  upon  request  -­‐  the  

student's  transcript   from   their   current   degree   program   will   be   assessed   for   eligibility   for   transfer   credits  not  to  exceed  thirty  credits.  These  credits  will  only  be  applied  at  the  time  of  admission.      

Students  who   have   completed   a   Masters   level   program   at   another   institution   are   eligible   to   apply   for  advanced  standing  in  up  to  three  core  courses  in  our  program.  

 

Transfer  credits  that  are  preapproved  during  the  program  for  completion  at  another  institution  -­‐  for   example   study   abroad   transfer   credits   -­‐   will   also   be   accepted.   Transfer   credits   are   not  

guaranteed.  Students  must  have  transfer  credits  preapproved  by  the  MBA  Director  and  the  Associate   Dean  of  Graduate  Studies.    

 

Tuition  is  charged  for  the  entire  program  rather  than  per  course.  Therefore,  tuition  is  not  reduced  when   students  receive  transfer  credit  in  one  or  more  courses.  

 

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Research

 

A  candidate  for  the  Master's  degree  by  report  must  prepare  a  report  as  part  of  the  program  and  this   report   must   be   approved   by   an   Examining   Board   established   by   the   Director   of   Graduate   Studies  of   the  Graduate  Academic  Unit  (GAU)  –  in  this  case  the  MBA  Director.  The  Examining  Board  will  be  

constituted  in  the  same  manner  as  the  Examining  Board  for  a  Masters  Thesis.  The  report  must  conform   in   all   respects   to   the   regulations   governing   the   presentation   of   theses   and   reports   approved  by  the   School  of  Graduate  Studies.  One  member  of  the  Board  may  be  from  outside  the  Faculty’s  GAU.  Should   the  Report  be  approved,  the  candidate  will  be  examined  orally.  The  oral  examination  will  be  chaired   by  the  Director  of  Graduate  Studies  of  the  GAU  –  MBA  Director.  

 

The  chair  will  not  have  a  vote.  The  oral  examination  will  be  open  to  members  of  the  public  and  the   university.   At  the  discretion  of  the  chair,  members  of  the  public  and  the  university  may  ask  questions   but  they  do  not  vote.  The  Director  of  Graduate  Studies  will  report  the  decision  of  the  Committee  to   the  Dean  of  Graduate  Studies.  

 

"A  candidate  for  the  Master’s  degree  by  major  research  essay  must  conform  in  all  respects  to  the   regulations  governing  the  supervision,  preparation,  and  presentation  of  the  major  research  essay  as   approved  by  the  candidate’s  GAU,  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  School  of  Graduate  Studies,  and  the   two  Senates.”  

 

In  the  event  a  student’s  research  takes  longer  to  complete  than  the  end  of  September,  additional   continuing  research  fees  will  result:  

 

MBA  candidates  in  the  research  option  will  pay  the  full  one-­‐year  MBA  tuition.  At  the  end  of  this   year,  the  student,  supervisor,  and  Director  of  Graduate  Studies  will  submit  a  progress  report  to   the  School  of  Graduate  Studies.  From  this   point   in   the   degree,   the   student   will   continue   to   pay   fees   on  a   "full   time  continuing"  basis.  

 

Questions  related  to  the  Research  Option  should  be  directed  to  the  Director  of  the  Business  Graduate   Academic  Unit  (MBA  Director).  

 

With  the  exception  of  the  above,  questions  related  to  study  matters  in  the  MBA  program  should   first   be  addressed  to  Michelle  Scott.  

 

All  MBA  students  doing  research,  whether  as  part  of  a  thesis  (7020),  research  project  (7997  and  7998),   or  a  paper  within  another  course  must  conform  to  the  policies  of  the  Research  Ethics  Board.  

 

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Research  Ethics  Board  (UNB  Saint  John)  

 

The  University  of  New  Brunswick  has  a  policy  regarding  all  research  involving  human  participants.  Both   the  university  policy  and  the  national  Tricouncil  Policy  on  research  ethics  have  clear  guidelines  about   the  use  of  human  participants  and  research  conducted  by  university  personnel  that  is  conducted  at  other   sites.  All  graduate  students  and  their  supervisors  are  university  personnel  and  should  have  the  research   approved  by  the  Research  Ethics  Board  in  either  Saint  John  or  Fredericton.  According  to  both  policies,   research  data  cannot  be  presented  at  academic  conferences  or  published  in  academic  or  non-­‐academic   journals  until  the  appropriate  ethics  approval  was  obtained  before  data  collection  began.  For    

information  about  Research  Ethics  at  UNB,  please  see:  http://www.unb.ca/research/vp/ethics.html.    For  more  information,  students  can  consult  the  Tricouncil  Policy  at  

http://www.pre.ethics.gc.ca/pdf/eng/tcps2/TCPS_2_FINAL_Web.pdf.    

Academic Performance

Grading  Policy  

 

UNB   has   a   policy   of   letter   grades.   Percentages   are   not   used   as   an   official   part   of   the   grading  

scheme  for  a  course.  Instructors  may  use  percentages  during  assignments,  but  the  final  mark  for  a  course   will  be  a  letter  grade  assignment.  A  grade  of  D  will  not  be  considered  a  passing  grade   at  the  graduate   school  level.  

 

Course  Grading  System  

Letter  Grade   Grade  Point  Equivalent   Definition  

A+   4.3     A   4.0   Outstanding  Work   A-­‐   3.7     B+   3.3   Good  Work   B   3.0   Acceptable  Work   B-­‐   2.7     C+   2.3   Marginal  Work   C   2.0     D   1.0   Unacceptable  Work   F   0.0      

Good  Academic  Standing  

In  reference  to  the  General  Regulations,  Standards  &  Procedures  set  out  by  the  School  of  Graduate   Studies  of  UNB  and  published  in  the  Graduate  Calendar,  the  Faculty  of  Business  establishes  the  following   policy  regarding  the  MBA  student  performance  assessment.  

To  continue  registration  as  a  graduate  student,  a  candidate  for  the  MBA  degree  must  achieve  and   maintain  satisfactory  academic  performance  at  all  times.  If  a  student’s  academic  performance  is  not   considered  satisfactory,  they  will  be  required  to  withdraw  from  the  MBA  program.  

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Satisfactory Academic Performance/Minimum CGPA

Students  who  are  accepted  to  the  School  of  Graduate  Studies  must  maintain  a  CGPA  3.0  (B)  or  better   overall.  Students  who  are  accepted  on  a  probationary  basis  must  maintain  a  CGPA  3.0  (B)  or  better  in   Module  One  with  no  grades  below  a  B,  unless  noted  otherwise  in  the  acceptance  letter.  Students  who  do   not  meet  these  requirements  will  be  required  to  withdraw  from  the  program.  Any  student  who  obtains  a   D  in  any  course,  but  their  CGPA  remains  at  3.0  or  above,  must  repeat  that  course  in  order  to  graduate.  A   grade  of  D  in  a  core  course  will  not  be  considered  satisfactory  for  graduation.  

Normally  a  student  whose  performance  is  considered  to  be  unsatisfactory  will  be  required  to  withdraw   from  the  School  of  Graduate  Studies.  Where  the  unsatisfactory  performance  is  due  to  a  grade  in  a  single   course,  a  student  may  normally  petition  the  School  of  Graduate  Studies  to  take  a  single  course  to  replace   the  unsatisfactory  one  or  to  repeat  the  course.  

Students  who  fail  a  course  are  expected  to  take  it  when  next  available.  Courses  are  available  once  per   year  and  course  tuition  and  fees  will  be  assessed  by  Finance.  In  a  core  course,  a  grade  less  than  a  C  is   considered  a  failure  in  the  MBA  Program.  A  core  course  must  be  repeated,  whereas  a  D  or  an  F  in  a  failed   elective  may  be  replaced  by  any  elective  in  the  UNBSJ  MBA  or  an  approved  elective  at  another  MBA   Program.  

Records  of  F  and  D  grades  are  not  removed  from  the  student’s  transcript.  Original  marks  and  final  marks   will  be  shown  and  both  factor  into  the  final  CGPA.  

 

Deadlines  for  Completion  of  the  Program  

Full-­‐time  students  are  expected  to  complete  within  the  allotted  1-­‐year  timeframe  for  the  program,   with  the  exception  of  IB  students  who  will  graduate  the  following  spring.  

 

To  graduate  at  the  October  convocation,  coursework  must  be  completed  by  the  end  of  Module  5  no   later  than  the  date  in  September  set  by  the  School  of  Graduate  Studies.  In  order  to  graduate  in  the   May  convocation,  coursework  must  be  completed  no  later  than  the  end  of  Module  2  in  the  same  year.    

Academic Misconduct

The  MBA  Program  has  a  Zero  Tolerance  Policy  for  cheating,  plagiarism  or  any  other  form  of  Academic   Misconduct.  

 

A  definition  of  academic  misconduct   includes:  

• cheating  (using  unauthorized  materials,  information,  or  study  aids  in  academic  exercise),  

plagiarism,  falsification  of  records,  unauthorized  possession  of  examinations,  intimidation   and  any  and  all  other  actions  that  may  improperly  affect  the  evaluation  of  a  student’s   academic  performance  or  

• achievement;  

• assisting  others  in  any  such  act;  or   • attempts  to  engage  in  such  acts.    

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The  academic  misconduct  code  will  be  strictly  enforced.  Any  suspected  case  of  academic   misconduct  will  be  reported  to  the  University  Registrar.  If  the  student  is  found  guilty  of  academic   misconduct  there  are  both  grade  and  disciplinary  penalties.  Students  are  advised  to  consult  with   their  instructor  on  questions  with  respect  to  research  or  writing.  

 

Unless  clearly  inapplicable  to  graduate  students,  general  University  Regulations   are  meant  to   apply  to   all  students;  specifically,  the  regulations  and  procedures  on  Academic  Offenses  and  the  General  

Regulations  on  Conduct.  Graduate  Students,  including  MBA  candidates,  are  also  subject   to  the  Graduate   Study  Regulations.  A  complete  set  of  regulations  can  be  found  on  the  website.  

 

For  more    information  on  other    School    of    Graduate    Studies    Regulations    please    refer    to    the   Graduate  Study  Regulations.  Section  29  specifically  deals  with  academic  offenses.  

 

Questions  regarding  academic  conduct  should  be  addressed  to  Michelle  Scott,  unless  directed   otherwise  in  the  subsequent  questions.  

 

Academic  Penalties    

A  student  who  is  found  guilty  of  an  academic  offense  will  have  two  penalties  imposed:  

• Notation  on  the  student's  transcript  of  academic  record  concerning  the  academic  offense.  The  

length  of  time  the  notation  appears  on  the  student's  transcript  of  academic  record  is  to  be  decided   when  the  penalty  is  imposed.  

• A  failing  grade  in  an  examination,  test  or  course.  One  of  the  following  penalties  may  also  be  

imposed:  

I. Recommendation  to  the  President  for  suspension  for  a  specified  period.  The  

recommendation  is  to  include  the  length  of  time  the  notation  is  to  appear  on  the  student's   transcript  of  academic  record.    

II. Recommendation  is  then  made  to  the  President  for  expulsion  from  the  University.  If  the   student  is  expelled,  a  permanent  notation  will  appear  on  the  student's  transcript  of   academic  record.  

• All  cases  of  academic  misconduct  of  any  type  will  be  recommended  to  the  President  for  expulsion  

from  the  University.  If  the  student  is  expelled,  a  permanent  notation  will  appear  on  the  student's   transcript  of  academic  record.  

 

Plagiarism  

Plagiarism  is  the  most  serious  academic  offense  and  could  result  in  expulsion.  Enforcement  is  not   optional.  For  more  information,  visit  the  Graduate  Study  Regulations  website.  

 

Quoting  verbatim,  or  almost  verbatim,  from  a  source  (such  as  copyrighted  material,  notes,  letters,   business  entries,  computer  materials,  electronic  media  such  as  the  Internet,  etc.),  without   acknowledging   this   to   be   a   quotation,   is   plagiarism.   Also,   taking   over   someone   else's   line   of   thought,   argument,   arrangement   and   supporting   evidence   (such   as,   for   example,   statistics,   bibliographies,   etc.),   without   indicating   such   dependence,   is   plagiarism.   In   general,   submitting   someone   else's   work,   in   whatever  form   (film,   workbook,   artwork,   computer  materials,   etc.)   without  acknowledgment,  is  plagiarism  (adapted  from  Glendon  College  Calendar,  p.  A37).    

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The  attention  of  students  is  directed  particularly  to  the  fact  that  scholarly  practice  requires  that  all   material  derived  from  secondary  sources  other  than  that  which  is  common  knowledge  must  be  

acknowledged  in  each  particular  instance  by  a  footnote  or  other  appropriate  reference;  the  mere  citing  of       a      work      in      a  bibliography      does      not  constitute  adequate  acknowledgment  for  specific  instances  of   quotation  or  paraphrase.  The  presentation  of  material  in  any  way  which  produces  the  impression  that  the   material  is  the  student's  own  work  rather  than  that  of  someone  else  constitutes  an  act  of  plagiarism,  for   which  severe  academic  penalties  will  be  imposed.  

The  citation  method  most  commonly  used  in  the  MBA  program  is  the  American  Psychological  Association   (APA)  Citation  method.  Unless  otherwise  indicated  by  your  course  instructor,  all  submissions  should   adhere  to  this  standard.  The  website  for  the  APA  includes  pages  covering  the  basics  of  their  APA  Citation   Style.  

In  courses  including  group  work,  the  instructor  will  define  and  warn  against  plagiarism  in  work  involving   groups.    Unless  an  act  of  plagiarism  is  clearly  identified  with  an  individual  student,  or  students,  a  penalty   may  be  imposed  on  all  members  of  the  group.  

Please  note  that  when  submitting  a  group  assignment,  the  group  is  expected  to  work  together  and  will  be   assigned  a  mark  as  one.  However,  submitting  the  same  or  substantially  similar  work  when  individual  work   is  required  is  strictly  not  permitted  and  is  considered  cheating  and/or  plagiarism.  

 

Review  of  Grades  

This  regulation  applies  to  a  review  of  a  single  piece  of  course  work,  including,  but  not  limited  to,  tests,   computerized  tests,  examinations,  term  papers,  essays,  reports,  group  projects,  practicum  and  co-­‐op   assessments  and  oral  tests/exams.  

 

a. Students  may  discuss  with  the  course  instructor  the  mark  on  any  piece  of  work  regardless  of  its   value.  For  a  team-­‐taught  course,  the  coordinator  of  the  course  will  replace  the  role  of  the   instructor.  

b. Students  have  the  right  to  request  a  formal  review  of  the  grade  assigned  to  a  single  piece  of  work   worth  at  least  25  per  cent  in  the  calculation  of  the  final  grade  in  the  course,  which  includes  a  final   examination  in  a  course.    

c. The  grounds  for  such  formal  review  are  restricted  to:  

i. the  evaluation  of  the  piece  of  work  is  demonstrably  unfair;  

ii. the  method  of  evaluation  was  not  consistent  among  all  students  in  the  course;   iii. there  was  a  miscalculation  of  the  grade  assigned  to  the  piece  of  work;  or    

iv. Compassionate,  health-­‐related  or  extenuating  circumstances  beyond  the  control  of  the   student  which  demonstrably  had  a  direct  impact  on  academic  performance.  (It  is  the   student(s)  responsibility  to  provide  documentation  which  demonstrates  that  such   circumstances  have  had  a  direct  impact  on  the  academic  performance  of  the  student).  

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d. There  are  two  steps  to  follow  for  the  formal  review  process:  

i. The  piece  of  work  must  be  discussed  with  the  instructor  involved  within  two  weeks  of  the   receipt  of  the  grade  for  the  single  piece  of  work,  as  provided  for  in  (a)  above.  

ii. After  this  first  step,  and  if  requested  by  the  student(s)  in  writing  to  the  Chair  of  the   Department,  or  Dean  of  the  Faculty  if  there  is  no  Department  or  Chair,  a  review  will  be   conducted  by  a  committee  consisting  of:  (a)  the  Chair  of  the  department  or  Dean  of  the   Faculty  or  designate;  (b)  the  instructor  and  (c)  the  student(s).  

iii. Students  have  the  right  to  meet  with  the  Chair  or  Dean,  or  designate,  without  the   instructor  present  prior  to  this  review.  

iv. The  review  must  be  conducted  within  7  days  after  the  review  with  the  instructor  stipulated   in  (i)  above.  

v. The  decision  of  this  review  is  final  and  the  reasons  for  the  decision  will  be  provided  to  the   student(s)  in  writing  by  the  Chair  or  Dean.  

vi. Students  who  have  not  requested  a  grade  review  of  a  single  piece  of  work  that  is   reviewable,  or  who  have  requested  a  grade  review  of  a  single  piece  of  work  and  are  not   satisfied  with  the  result,  may  not  ask  for  a  review  of  a  final  grade  on  the  basis  of  that  single   piece  of  work.  

 

For  procedures  related  to  review  of  a  single  piece  of  work,  consult  Article  24B  in  the  online  Graduate   Calendar.    

 

Review  of  Final  Course  Grade  

a) Prior  to  requesting  a  formal  review  of  a  final  grade,  students  will  discuss  the  grade  with  the   instructor.  For  a  team-­‐taught  course  the  coordinator  of  the  course  will  replace  the  role  of  the   instructor.  Where  no  course  coordinator  exists,  the  Dean  of  the  School  of  Graduate  Studies  will   designate  one  of  the  course  instructors  as  course  coordinator.  

b) Students  who  are  not  satisfied  with  the  decision  of  the  instructor  or  course  coordinator  have  the   right  to  request  a  review  of  the  official  final  grade  received  in  a  course  on  the  proper  form   available  in  the  Office  of  the  UNB  Registrar.  Such  requests  must  be  received  by  the  Registrar,  in   writing,  within  90  days  after  the  end  of  the  course  or  examination  period,  where  applicable.  A  fee   of  $15.00  must  accompany  the  request.  The  fee  will  be  refunded  if  the  grade  is  subsequently   raised.  

c) Students  should  clearly  outline  the  grounds  for  the  request  to  review  the  final  grade.  Normally  the   grounds  are  restricted  to  either  one  or  more  of  the  grounds  below:  

i. the  final  grade  is  demonstrably  unfair;    

ii. the  calculation  of  the  final  grade  was  not  consistent  within  the  class;   iii. the  final  grade  was  not  calculated  on  all  the  work  completed;  or   iv. there  was  a  miscalculation  of  the  final  grade;  

v. compassionate,  health-­‐related  or  extenuating  circumstances  beyond  the  control  of  the   student  which  demonstrably  had  a  direct  impact  on  academic  performance  (It  is  the   student’s  responsibility  to  provide  documentation  which  demonstrates  that  such   circumstances  has  had  a  direct  impact  on  the  academic  performance  of  the  student).  

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d) The  Registrar  shall  refer  the  request  for  formal  review  to  a  Committee  consisting  of:  

i. one  member  selected  by  the  student;  

ii. one  member  selected  by  the  instructor  who  is  a  member  of  the  GAU;  and    

iii. the  Chair  of  the  Department  or  Dean  of  the  Faculty  or  a  designate  selected  by  the  Chair  or  

Dean,  provided  that  the  Chair,  Dean  or  designate  shall  be  a  member  of  the  GAU.  In  the   event  that  the  student  or  instructor  is  unable  to  select  a  member  for  this  review  

committee,  the  Dean  of  Faculty  will  select.  

e) If  it  is  a  class  action  involving  two  or  more  students  enrolled  in  the/a  course,  the  students  in  the   class  requesting  the  review  will  select  one  member  of  the  Committee.  If  more  than  one  instructor,   the  instructors  involved  in  the  teaching  of  the  course  will  select  one  member  of  the  Committee.   The  required  criteria  for  a  grade  review  for  a  class  action  are:  

i. the  grade  of  all  members  in  the  class  requesting  the  review  must  be  at  issue;  

ii. the  grounds  for  the  review  must  be  the  same  for  all  members  in  the  class  requesting  the   review;  and  

iii. the  requested  outcome  of  the  review  must  produce  a  consistent  result  for  all  members  in   the  class  requesting  the  review.  

f) The  Committee  shall  interview  the  instructor(s)  and  student(s).  The  instructor(s)  and  student(s)   may  submit  any  materials  relevant  to  the  review  of  final  grade.  

g) The  decision  of  the  Committee  will  be  forwarded  to  the  Registrar  with  a  copy  to  the  Dean  of   Graduate  Studies.  The  decision  with  reasons  must  be  given  in  writing  and  provided  to  the   student(s).  

 

Final  Grade  Review  Appeals  

a) Students  who  are  not  satisfied  with  the  decision  of  the  Committee  referred  to  above  (Review  of   Final  Course  Grade)  have  the  right  to  appeal  the  results  of  a  review  of  a  final  course  grade.  Such   appeals  must  be  submitted  within  4  weeks  after  the  date  of  the  decision  of  the  Committee  by   notice  in  writing  to  the  Registrar.    

b) Student(s)  should  clearly  state  the  grounds  for  the  appeal.  The  grounds  for  appeal  of  final  course   grade  are  limited  to:  

i. the  decision  of  the  Final  Grade  Review  Committee  was  made  without  due  regard  to  proper   procedure  such  that  the  student  was  materially  disadvantaged;  and/or    

ii. the  decision  of  the  Final  Grade  Review  Committee  was  made  in  a  manner  which  was  not   fair  in  all  of  the  circumstances.  

c) The  Registrar  shall  refer  the  appeal  of  Fredericton  Campus  students  to  the  Senate  Student   Standings  and  Promotions  Committee;  on  the  Saint  John  Campus,  the  appeal  will  be  referred  to   the  Student  Appeals  Committee.  

d) The  Registrar  shall  give  notice  to  the  student  or  the  person  acting  on  the  student's  behalf,  of  the   time  and  place  of  the  appeal  hearing  and  shall  give  access  to  the  students  or  the  person  acting  on   the  students'  behalf  to  all  materials  relevant  to  the  appeal.  

e) The  Registrar  shall  give  notice  to  the  instructor,  Chair  of  the  Department  and  Dean  of  the  Faculty   concerned  of  the  time  and  place  of  the  hearing  and  request  any  written  materials  relevant  to  the   appeal  be  filed  with  the  committee  in  a  manner  such  that  the  right  of  access  provided  for  in   subparagraph  (d)  shall  be  facilitated.  

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f) The  relevant  Appeals  Committee  shall  hear  and  determine  the  matter.  The  decision  of  the   Committee  shall  be  final,  shall  be  provided  to  the  student(s)  in  writing,  and  no  right  of  appeal   exists  to  the  same  Appeals  Committee  from  this  decision  except  as  follows:  Where  new  evidence   becomes  available  to  the  student(s)  of  which  the  student(s)  were  unaware  at  the  time  of  the   original  Committee  Appeal  Hearing,  through  no  fault  of  the  student(s),  and  prior  to  any  

proceedings  commencing  before  a  Senate  Review  Committee,  the  relevant  Appeals  Committee   may,  upon  written  request  of  the  student(s),  summarizing  such  evidence,  elect  to  hold  a  further   hearing  to  consider  such  new  evidence  and,  if  deemed  appropriate,  hand  down  a  further  or  other   decision  on  the  appeal.  The  relevant  appeal  committee  shall  have  the  sole  and  only  discretion  to   hold  a  further  hearing  pursuant  to  such  written  request.  

g) If  the  Appeals  Committee  finds  in  favour  of  the  appellant(s),  it  normally  shall  refer  the  review  of   final  grade  back  to  the  Departmental  or  Faculty  review  committee  for  reconsideration  with  such   reasons,  directions  and  recommendations  as  the  Appeals  Committee  may  determine.  In  the   exceptional  case  where  the  Appeals  Committee  determines  that  the  student(s)  would  be  

disadvantaged  by  a  referral  back  to  the  Departmental  or  Faculty  review  committee,  the  Appeals   Committee  reserves  the  right  to  alter  the  final  grade.  

h) The  procedures  to  be  followed  by  the  appeals  committee  are  as  follows:  

i. Student(s)  must  have  the  opportunity  to  appear,  in  person,  or  via  conference  call  or  video   conference  (at  the  request  of  the  student(s)),  to  present  oral  and/or  written  submissions   on  the  matters  at  issue  on  appeal.  

ii. Student(s)  must  have  an  opportunity  to  respond  to  any  submissions  made  by  any  other   parties  in  the  appeal  and  have  an  opportunity  to  present  final  argument  and  summation  at   the  conclusion  of  the  hearing.  

iii. Student(s)  must  have  an  opportunity  to  direct  questions  to  any  other  parties  in  the  appeal   hearing.  

iv. Other  parties  must  be  given  an  opportunity  to  direct  questions  to  the  student(s)  in  the   appeal.  

v. Members  of  the  appeal  subcommittee  may  question  any  and  all  parties  with  respect  to  the   matters  at  issue  in  the  appeal,  inclusive  of  the  student(s).    

   

   

If  you  violate  the  rules  of  the  MBA  Program  or   the   University,   you   will   be  

held  accountable.  Ignorance  of  a  rule  will  not  be  accepted  as  an  excuse.  

Students  should  read,  understand,  and  adhere  to  these  rules.

   

 

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