Supplementary faculty regulations

The following faculty regulations are supplementary to Ghent University's Education and Examination Code and should therefore be consulted together.

 

The faculty also has a:

The organisation of the academic year (article 1-4)

§1 Next to Ghent University's academic calendar, there is also a faculty academic calendar with additional information about meetings of the Faculty Council, the Study Programme Committee, etc.

§7 Internship, an elective course in the Master in Economics, Master in Business Economics and Master in Business Engineering: the internship can start at the earliest in the month July of the summer recess between the third bachelor (or linking course/preparatory programme) and the first master and has to be finished by May in the Master in Economics and Business Economics or in the second year of the Master in Business Engineering. If the student graduates after the resit examination period, the internship can last until August 15th. More information about the internship.

The language examinations for the joint section Bachelor of Science Economics, Business Economics and Business Engineering will start one week before the official start of the resit examination period as determined in article 2.

Internship, an elective course in the Master in Economics,  Master in Business Economics and Master in Business Engineering: in the student's best interest, the internship cannot be done during the examination periods. An exception can be made for students who do not have to take any more examinations, in agreement with the internship coordinator.

The educational activities and examinations of the Postgraduate Studies Social Profit and Public Management and Arts and Culture Management deviate from the academic calendar.

Access requirements (article 5-14)

International students have to follow the application procedure in order to obtain academic admission to one of the Master's programmes.

Specific language requirements apply to the subsequent Master's programmes Banking and Finance and Marketing Analysis.

Enrolment (article 15-26)

Late enrolment as from 1 October 2020 up to and including 14 November 2020

During this period, students can enrol late and add all courses to their curriculum. However, since this is a late enrolment, it is the student's responsibility to check whether it is still possible to pass courses with continuous assessment. Students have to be aware that late enrolment for a course with continuous assessment may imply that they cannot pass until the resit examination period.

The possibility to enrol late for courses does not apply to modular courses which are organised during the first block of the first semester, these courses cannot be added to the curriculum after 30 September 2020. This concerns the following courses: Audit, Research Methods in Accounting, Consumer Behaviour, Market Research Methods, Advanced Financial Statement Analysis, Research Methods in Corporate Finance.

 

Late enrolment as from 15 November 2020 up to and including 28 February 2021

During this period, students can no longer add first semester courses to their curriculum.

An exception to this rule applies to students who enrol late because of re-orientation during the current academic year. They can add first semester courses to their curriculum during this period if they can prove that they were enrolled at another university (college) and will stop this enrolment. Students have to be aware that late enrolment for first semester courses during this period will imply that they cannot pass until the resit examination period for the majority of the courses. This exception does not apply to the modular courses organised during the first block of the first semester as mentioned above, enrolment for these courses is no longer allowed during this period.

As from 14 February 2021, the modular courses organised during the first block of the second semester can no longer be added to the curriculum. This concerns the following courses: Strategic Management, Management Control, Consolidation, Advanced Corporate Finance, Business and International Marketing, Business Development and Strategic Selling, Digital Marketing.

 

Late enrolment after 1 March 2021

As from 1 March it is no longer possible to enrol for any course.

 

The Curriculum Committee can, depending on the student's specific situation, exclude additional courses from the curriculum after the deadlines.

An exceptional tuition fee applies to the following programmes:

    §2 Students who wish to enrol for several programmes during an academic year, have to comply with the faculty's PLP regulations.

    §3 Students who wish to enrol for an external PLP, have to comply with the faculty's PLP regulations.

    The Faculty Board has stipulated the facilities for working students in the faculty regulations for working students.

    Working students who follow courses in the modular structure of the Master in Business Economics have to attend the first class to discuss the possible facilities with the lecturer-in-charge.

    Contracts (article 27-34)

    §2 Students can study abroad at a partner institution for one semester or for an entire academic year, depending on the programme they follow. Students have to comply with several conditions to study abroad.

    Students have to follow a curriculum of 30 ECTS credits at the partner institution.

    More information about studying abroad.

    §4 Students have to submit their curriculum before the deadline.

    The conditions for a personal learning path are stipulated in the faculty's PLP regulations.

    Students who wish to follow one or more elective courses, can find all information on the faculty's website about elective courses.

    Internship in the Master in Business Administration: students have to add the course unit 'internship' to their curriculum before the start of the internship and before November 15th in order to be able to start with the internship in the current academic year.

    The faculty board stipulates transitional measures for all programmes undergoing programme changes.

    §5 Students have to contact the faculty student administration or the programme coordinator to request changes to their curriculum after submission, taking into account the deadlines.

    Courses organised in the first six weeks of the modular structure of the Master in Business Economics have to be added to the curriculum in the first week of the semester.

    §6 Students may file an appeal against an unfavourable decision on their application for the composition of a curriculum. They may file this appeal with the appeals body designated for this purpose by the Faculty Council. The student has to send the appeal through registered post and email to the dean: 

    Prof. dr. P. Van Kenhove, Tweekerkenstraat 2 9000 Ghent,

    International students should contact the programme coordinator if they wish to follow courses via a credit contract.

    Overview of all boards and committees at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

    Study Programe Committee(article 35)

    Overview of all boards and committees at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

    Study programme (Article 36-39)

    No supplementary faculty regulations.

    Course unit (article 40-47)

    All rules and regulations about taking one or more elective courses, can be found on the faculty's website about elective courses.

    §5 Students may file an appeal against an unfavourable decision on their application for the composition of a curriculum. They may file this appeal with the appeals body designated for this purpose by the Faculty Council. The student has to send the appeal through registered post and email to the dean: 

    Prof. dr. P. Van Kenhove, Tweekerkenstraat 2 9000 Ghent, 

     

    In some cases, a Summer School can be followed as an elective course. More information about other international opportunities.

    §1 The Master in Business Economics has a modular structure. This implies that each semester is divived into two blocks of 6 or 7 weeks. Each block contains courses for a total of 12 credits. International students will receive more information about this modular structure during the Welcome Days information session at the faculty.

    Internship in the Master in Business Administration: students do an internship during the second semester of the master's programme. An exception can be made to do an internship during the first semester in case:

    • the student can graduate at the end of the first semester
    • the student's curriculum contains a maximum of 36 credits (internship included)

    §3 Students who wish to follow an elective course at another institution, have to fill in the application form 'deviation elective course'.

    More information about the internship.

    Assessment per course unit (article 48-60)

    §4 Continuous assessment.

    At the start of the academic year, the schedule for all courses in the modular structure of the Master in Business Economics will be communicated to students. 

    Feedback will be given within two weeks at the end of each block. The exact dates will be communicated during the first class.

    §2 The language examinations for the joint section Bachelor of Science Economics, Business Economics and Business Engineering will start one week before the official start of the resit examination period as determined in article 2.

    §3 The lecturer-in-charge is responsible for the exam and together with assistants supervises students participicating in the exam. This implies that the lecturer-in-charge notifies students of the general examination regulations and the specific regulations applicable to his/her examination.

    §5 Compositon of the faculty's Examination Office.

    § 6 Outgoing exchange students obtain information about the examination regulations at the partner university. Students initially participate in the examination periods and resit examination period of the partner university. In exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the partner university, the partner university's lecturer-in-charge and the faculty's International Office, students can request to take an exam at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

    § 4 The faculty of Economics and Business Administration uses a conversion table to convert grades obtained abroad.  This table only applies to outgoing exchange students at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

    §1 2° The promotor is a lecturer at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration or a lecturer at another faculty responsible for a course unit in one of the programmes at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration

    §2 The deadline to submit the master's dissertation is specified in the academic calendar.

    • The master's dissertation has to be submitted electronically and - if indicated by the promotor - in paper (you can check this on SharePoint by clicking on the title of the master's dissertation) before the deadline.
    • The paper copies have to be submitted by the student in a sustainable way: the dissertation has to be printed recto verso, on eco-friendly paper, with a paperboard (and not plastic) cover.

    More information about the master's dissertation.

    §1 Students in the Master in Business Economics will receive feedback within two weeks at the end of each block. The exaxt dates will be communicated during the first class.

    Appraisal per deliberation set (article 66-69)

    Assessment per study programme (article 70-74)

    Overview of all boards and committees at the faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

    §1 The faculty of Economics and Business Adminstration only takes into account the obtained grade per course unit to determine the grade of merit.

    Special circumstances (article 75-78)

    Examination Office and general examination regulations

     

    Internship: students have to contact the employer in case of absence because of illness during the internship. The doctor's note has to be sent to the internship coordinator within 24 hours. The internship coordinator can demand to make up for the sick days at another moment. Doctor's notes for non-urgent medical interventions will not be accepted, these have to be performed outside working hours.

     

    Students who have overlap in the exam schedule, can contact the lecturer-in-charge to take the examination on another moment.

    Students performing research (for a paper, the master's dissertation, ...) have to follow the faculty's research code of ethics.

    Predoctoral training programme, the doctorate, and the doctoral training programme (article 79-97)

    The faculty of Economics and Business Administration stipulated specific rules and regulations in the document 'doctoral regulations of the faculty'.

    Ombudsperson (article 98-99)