School of Business, Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship (SBPPSE)


Introduction

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On the basis of several rounds of consultative meetings initiated by AUD, in which professionals from the field of education, NGO, other thinkers and experts participated, the university decided to create a School, which will offer degree programmes and promote research in the area of business and management. Although a large number of institutions offer MBA programmes in and around Delhi, it was felt that there still existed room for providing good quality education in the area of business and management. At the same time, it was also agreed that AUD should not merely replicate the model that is already available, but could develop something unique which can fill the gap that exists in the field of management education and research in India, and more specifically in the NCT region.

It was therefore thought appropriate that the programmes of the proposed school should reflect the larger philosophy of AUD that believes in excellence with equality and social justice. While business and profit are important for economy, it is also equally important that business and profit are located within the larger context of our society. Being conscious of the criticism that has emerged against business management education in recent times, it was imperative that AUD should engage itself in promoting research and training in business within the larger context of public policy, on the one hand, while focusing on the most promising field of social entrepreneurship, on the other.

It was considered the most opportune time to develop a school which will address issues of the three interlinked areas, namely, business, public policy and social entrepreneurship in a holistic and integrated manner. The School was thus named the School of Business, Public Policy & Social Entrepreneurship (SBPPSE) that will engage in research and teaching of all three and will sooner than later offer three degree programmes, namely, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Public Policy (MPP) and Masters in Social Entrepreneurship (MSE). It was therefore, decided that AUD will mobilise resources to the start the 2-year full-time MBA programme in July 2012, while the other two programmes will be launched within the next 3-5 years.

SBPPSE has signed MoUs with San Francisco State University, California, USA and Northampton University, UK which will provide meaningful opportunities for faculty and student exchanges and other collaborative work between the AUD and the two institutions.

Faculty

Programmes

Notices

Assessment: Students will be assessed in each course both continuously and comprehensively. Assessment is based on the following 11-point grading system prescribed by the University.

Letter Grade Grade Point Qualitative Description of Letter Grade
A+ 10 Exceptional: performance beyond expectations
A 9 Excellent: demonstrating mastery of all learning or assessment situations
A- 8 Very good: demonstrating mastery of most learning or assessment situations
B+ 7 Demonstrating thorough competence in 3 most situations.
B 6 Demonstrating moderate competence in most situations.
B- 5 Acceptable: showing moderate competence in some situations, minimal competence in others.
C+ 4 Minimally acceptable: demonstrating minimal competence in most situations while showing considerable capacity for improvement.
C 3 Not passing but still showing capacity for improvement or development.
C- 2 Unsatisfactory performance, marked by lack of engagement or inability to apply concepts.
D 1 Complete lack of engagement or comprehension; also, frequent absence.
F and AB 0 F for non-completion of assignments or ‘blank’ responses on a test. Absence or withdrawal from a course should be indicated by AB.

The minimum passing grade in each course is C+. If the student fails to obtain the required grade in a course (after the grade cut, if any: refer to the rules of attendance below), s/he will be given a second opportunity for a partial repeat for not more than 30 percent weightage to be reassessed as per the University assessment calendar. The partial repeat shall be given to only those students who score a minimum grade of C in the course.

Continuous assessment will be based on a minimum of two situations in each course which could be based on assignments, case analysis, quizzes, projects, term papers, mid-term and end-term assessments. No individual assessment will carry more than 50% weight.

Attendance: Attendance in 80% of classes held in each course is mandatory. Grade cut will be applied to students who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement. For every 5% shortfall in attendance, grade cut of one point will be applicable. As a result of the grade cut, if a student fails to obtain the minimum passing grade in a course, the partial repeat policy as mentioned in the preceding paragraph will be applicable.

Promotion: A student is required to successfully obtain a minimum of 34 credits out of the 44 credits (with a minimum of C+ grade) during First Year of the programme for being eligible to the II year. If a student is able to obtain not 44 but more than 34 credits in the first year, s/he is required to repeat the courses (in which he/she has failed) in the next academic session, along with the second year courses. If the student fails to secure 34 credits out of 44 credits, s/he will have to repeat the courses (in which he/she has failed) in the next academic session, however s/he will not be promoted to second year.

If the student fails to obtain 30 credits out of 40 credits in the second year, s/he is required to repeat the courses (in which he/she has failed) in the next academic session. If a student fails in an elective course, and the same elective is not offered next year, the student will choose another elective (carrying the same number of credits) which will be offered in the next academic year.

The overall passing grade for a student to get an MBA degree is C+. If a student fails to secure an overall passing grade of C+ in all the 4 semesters put together, s/he will not be awarded the degree but will be issued a certificate for courses which s/he would have successfully completed.

Span Period: The maximum time period (span period) given to a student for completing the requirements of the MBA programme shall be four years.

Attendance, Assessment & promotion

Assessment: Students will be assessed in each course both continuously and comprehensively. Assessment is based on the following 11-point grading system prescribed by the University.

Letter Grade Grade Point Qualitative Description of Letter Grade
A+ 10 Exceptional: performance beyond expectations
A 9 Excellent: demonstrating mastery of all learning or assessment situations
A- 8 Very good: demonstrating mastery of most learning or assessment situations
B+ 7 Demonstrating thorough competence in 3 most situations.
B 6 Demonstrating moderate competence in most situations.
B- 5 Acceptable: showing moderate competence in some situations, minimal competence in others.
C+ 4 Minimally acceptable: demonstrating minimal competence in most situations while showing considerable capacity for improvement.
C 3 Not passing but still showing capacity for improvement or development.
C- 2 Unsatisfactory performance, marked by lack of engagement or inability to apply concepts.
D 1 Complete lack of engagement or comprehension; also, frequent absence.
F and AB 0 F for non-completion of assignments or ‘blank’ responses on a test. Absence or withdrawal from a course should be indicated by AB.

The minimum passing grade in each course is C+. If the student fails to obtain the required grade in a course (after the grade cut, if any: refer to the rules of attendance below), s/he will be given a second opportunity for a partial repeat for not more than 30 percent weightage to be reassessed as per the University assessment calendar. The partial repeat shall be given to only those students who score a minimum grade of C in the course.

Continuous assessment will be based on a minimum of two situations in each course which could be based on assignments, case analysis, quizzes, projects, term papers, mid-term and end-term assessments. No individual assessment will carry more than 50% weight.

Attendance: Attendance in 80% of classes held in each course is mandatory. Grade cut will be applied to students who fail to meet the minimum attendance requirement. For every 5% shortfall in attendance, grade cut of one point will be applicable. As a result of the grade cut, if a student fails to obtain the minimum passing grade in a course, the partial repeat policy as mentioned in the preceding paragraph will be applicable.

Promotion: A student is required to successfully obtain a minimum of 34 credits out of the 44 credits (with a minimum of C+ grade) during First Year of the programme for being eligible to the II year. If a student is able to obtain not 44 but more than 34 credits in the first year, s/he is required to repeat the courses (in which he/she has failed) in the next academic session, along with the second year courses. If the student fails to secure 34 credits out of 44 credits, s/he will have to repeat the courses (in which he/she has failed) in the next academic session, however s/he will not be promoted to second year.

If the student fails to obtain 30 credits out of 40 credits in the second year, s/he is required to repeat the courses (in which he/she has failed) in the next academic session. If a student fails in an elective course, and the same elective is not offered next year, the student will choose another elective (carrying the same number of credits) which will be offered in the next academic year.

The overall passing grade for a student to get an MBA degree is C+. If a student fails to secure an overall passing grade of C+ in all the 4 semesters put together, s/he will not be awarded the degree but will be issued a certificate for courses which s/he would have successfully completed.

Span Period: The maximum time period (span period) given to a student for completing the requirements of the MBA programme shall be four years.

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