Teaching and Exam Regulations 2020-2021 - International Business (IB) - Hanze

 
Teaching and Exam
            Regulations 2020-2021
                 International Business (IB)
                        International Business School

               Full-time Bachelor Study Programmes:
         three year programme and four year programmes

Approved by the Dean of IBS on 31 August 2020
These Teaching and Exam Regulations take effect as of 01-09-2020
Table of Contents
IB year 1 and former IBMS Including 3 year bachelor and 4 year bachelor Betriebswirtschaft (BW) ..................... 4
Explanation 4
List of abbreviations ................................................................................................................................................. 8
Introduction 9
1. The International Business School – Study programme and organization .................................................... 10
      1.1 Study programme .................................................................................................................................. 10
      1.2 Exam Board (EB) and Assessment Committee (AC) .............................................................................. 10
      1.3 Admissions Committee .......................................................................................................................... 11
      1.4 School Representative Council (SRC) ..................................................................................................... 11
      1.5 Board of Studies (BoS) ........................................................................................................................... 11
2. Programme Learning Outcomes .................................................................................................................... 12
3. Programme Structure and Planning............................................................................................................... 15
      3.1 Structure of the Programmes, Scheduling and Planning ...................................................................... 15
      3.2 The IB Undergraduate Programme major and minor Structure ........................................................... 19
      3.3 Study paths ............................................................................................................................................ 19
      3.4 Excellence .............................................................................................................................................. 20
      3.5 Compulsory Attendance ........................................................................................................................ 20
      3.6 Curriculum overview and ECTS Course Catalogue ................................................................................ 24
4. IB Curriculum .................................................................................................................................................. 26
      4.1 First Year ................................................................................................................................................ 26
      4.2 Post-Propaedeutic Phase ....................................................................................................................... 29
      4.3 Excellence programme .......................................................................................................................... 37
      4.4 Programme components taught in a foreign language ........................................................................ 40
      4.5 Graduation programme components.................................................................................................... 40
      4.6 Study plan .............................................................................................................................................. 40
5. Admission Requirements ............................................................................................................................... 41
      5.1 Admission to the First Year for Dutch applicants .................................................................................. 41
      5.2 Admission to the First Year for non-Dutch applicants .......................................................................... 42
      5.3 Admission to the First Year for ‘mature’ applicants (21 +) ................................................................... 46
      5.4 Admission to the Post-Propaedeutic Phase for first year students ...................................................... 47
      5.5 Direct Post-Propaedeutic Phase Admission ......................................................................................... 47
      5.6 Admission to the Double Degree programme Haaga-Helia, Finland .................................................... 48
6. Credits, Grades and Assessments .................................................................................................................. 49
      6.1 Credits, grades and exemptions ............................................................................................................ 49
      6.2 Assessment Schemes ............................................................................................................................. 51
      6.3 Plagiarism and other irregularities ........................................................................................................ 63
      6.4 Rules for the proper conduct of examinations...................................................................................... 64
      6.5 Exams ..................................................................................................................................................... 64
      6.6 Frequency of assessments ..................................................................................................................... 65
7. Study advice in the First Year ......................................................................................................................... 69
8. Study Abroad, Placement and Graduation project ........................................................................................ 71
      8.1 Study Abroad ......................................................................................................................................... 71
      8.2 Placement .............................................................................................................................................. 72
      8.3 Rules and procedures for Study Abroad and Placement ...................................................................... 72
      8.4 Graduation Project ................................................................................................................................ 75
9. Academic Advice/Study Advice ...................................................................................................................... 77
      9.1 Introduction ........................................................................................................................................... 77
      9.2 Assignment of an Academic Advisor/Study Advisor ............................................................................. 77
      9.3 Tasks of an Academic Advisor/Study Advisor........................................................................................ 77
      9.4 The study planning process ................................................................................................................... 77
10. Cum Laude...................................................................................................................................................... 78
11. IBS Rules and Regulations .............................................................................................................................. 79
      11.1 Switching between IBS programmes .................................................................................................. 79
      11.2 Class enrolment ..................................................................................................................................... 79
      11.3 Study plans in Post-Propaedeutic Phase ............................................................................................... 79
      11.4 Languages in the 4 Year bachelor programme ...................................................................................... 80

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11.5 Graduation ............................................................................................................................................. 81
Appendix 1 Examination Regulations regarding Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at Hanze University of Applied
Sciences, Groningen and Examination Protocol for Students for academic year 2020-2021. .............................. 82

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IB year 1 and former IBMS
Including 3 year bachelor and 4 year bachelor Betriebswirtschaft (BW)

Explanation
Status and significance of the Teaching and Examination Regulations
General
Since the introduction of the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW) in 1993, the main aspects of
the curriculum and the examinations of each degree programme are required to be set out in Teaching
and Examination Regulations.

Hanze UAS has elected to draw up a harmonised TER format for Associate, bachelor’s and master’s
degree programmes with some exceptions in the master’s TER because the rules that apply to
master’s programmes are (partly) different from those of Associate and bachelor’s programmes. There
is therefore a separate TER format for master's programmes, distinct from that for the Associate and
bachelor's programmes. The information provided here concerns the Associate and bachelor's
programmes.

Under Section 7.13(1) of the WHW Act, the TER must provide adequate and clear information about
the related programme or programme cluster. Section 7.13(2) sets out all the matters which the TER of
any programme or programme cluster must at minimum include. The Act also lays down several
individual requirements on rules to be included in the TER. The Student Charter additionally requires
several matters to be set out in detail. If the format is followed properly, the TER will comply with all
these requirements. Using the format is mandatory.

The document containing the Teaching and Examination Regulations provides information for all those
concerned (students, the Examination Board, lecturers, examiners and management) on the content of
the degree programme, how it is organised, the testing and assessment methods and the applicable
procedures and agreements. The rights and obligations of students must be described in full without
any ambiguity. It is in the interests of the individual programmes too that their Teaching and
Examination Regulations are drawn up carefully. If there is any conflict about rights and obligations,
the TER must provide clear answers or, at least, offer unambiguous guidance for the issue to be
resolved.

Relationship between the Student Charter, the Teaching and Examination Regulations and Osiris
Hanze University of Applied Sciences has opted to make a number of statutory provisions concerning the
Teaching and Examination Regulations applicable to all students university-wide. These provisions are
included in the university-wide Examination Regulations and can be found in Chapter 4 and 5 of the
Student Charter. The programme-specific provisions are referred to as Teaching Regulations.

      T eaching Regulations
       Including the degree            E xamination R egulations
                                                                               Student Charter
    programme descriptions in              (Chapter 4 and 5)
               Osiris

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Furthermore, Hanze UAS has decided to publish the degree programme descriptions in Osiris, so that
they are available to all students in a uniform format. The content of the descriptions in Osiris forms an
integral part of the Teaching and Examination Regulations. These descriptions fulfil the legal
requirement to provide descriptions of the content and workload of degree programmes, the
applicable ECTS credits, the examination methods and the manner in which the results are expressed.
Any applicable entry requirements must be stated, as well as the costs for students involved, such as
for the compulsory and recommended teaching materials.

It is important to avoid duplicating information. Rules set out in the Examination Regulations do not
need to be included in the Teaching Regulations as well. This also avoids possible conflicts between the
two regulations. In appeals, the Student Charter is always leading. The binding enrolment decision
provisions are an obvious example of where this is important.

The TER must cover all the information specified in the TER format, and nothing else. Some
programmes use guides such as placement or thesis handbooks. These documents should have a well-
defined status and, because they often detail the TER provisions, they must be based on the TER.

Publication and validity
The latest Teaching and Examination Regulations apply to all the students in the relevant programme.
This means that, if the TER are amended on 1 September of any year, they will apply to everyone from
that date forward. If you want to change any rules, it is important to consider whether these changes
could increase the workload of any category of students in an unreasonable way or in a way they could
not foresee. In such a case, transitional rules can be drawn up, for example, by excluding certain
cohorts. The transitional rules must be included in the same TER in order to keep all the rules and
regulations conveniently together in a single document. It is emphatically not the case that the TER
that apply to a cohort at the time of intake continue to apply to it for the duration of their enrolment.

Decision-making
The Teaching Regulations as a whole or sections thereof may be submitted for approval to the Board
of Studies and the Representative Council. The decision-making regime must be applied in all cases;
this includes decisions to change course descriptions in Osiris. Interim changes, therefore, are only
valid if decision-making has taken place in the prescribed manner and if the changes have been
published in the correct manner.

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International Business (IB)
The International Business (IB) programme is the result of a merge between the former International
Business and Languages (IBL) programme and the former International Business and Management Studies
(IBMS) and started per 1 September 2018.

Students who started with the first year of IB in September 2018 or will start later will follow the new IB
curriculum. Students who started with IBL or IBMS in 2017-2018 or earlier will continue with the ‘old’ IBL
and IBMS curricula.

The former programmes of year 2 were offered n 2018-2019 for the last time. If a student did not pass a
course of the year 2 programme the last time it was offered, he will have two more opportunities to do the
assessment in 2020-2021, but classes will no longer be offered. If the student has not passed after these
extra opportunities he will have to repair by doing one or more extra courses of the new study programmes
according to the transition scheme.
The former IBL and IBMS curricula have been aligned with the new IB programme learning outcomes
(PLOs). Because the former IBL programme is offered in Dutch the Rules and Regulations of the IBL
programme are written in Dutch. They can be found in Part II.

As of 1 September 2019 the Betriebswirtschaft (BW) programme will only be offered as a four year
programme. Students who started with the three year Bachelor BW in September 2018 or earlier and who
did not pass a course of the BW programme the last time it was offered, will have two more opportunities
to do the assessment in 2020-2021, but classes will no longer be offered. If the student has not passed after
these extra opportunities he will have to repair by doing one or more extra courses of the new study
programme according to the transition scheme.
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This edition of the IB Teaching and Exam Regulations, 2020-2021, applies to all students who are
registered in the academic year 2020-2021. Changes to the programme, as compared with former editions
of the Teaching and Exam Regulations, do not affect the former study results of students: credits acquired
in previous years remain valid. The International Business School reserves the right to declare previously

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awarded credits or exemptions invalid when the period of enrolment of a student exceeds the period of
the nominal duration of the course, plus two years.

Please be aware that some rules and regulations apply specifically to either the three or four year
programmes BW taught in German (some of the information in this Teaching and Exam Regulations is
therefore written in German), the three year programme taught in English or the four year programme or
the former IBL programme, which is taught in Dutch. Likewise, some rules and regulations apply
specifically to First Year students as opposed to Post-Propaedeutic Phase students (year two of the four
year bachelor programme, year abroad and graduation year).

Corrections to any errors and omissions found in this Teaching and Exam Regulations, as well as updates
and changes made during the academic year 2020-2021 will be published on Hanze.nl (hanze.nl >
Education > International Business School> Practical matters).

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List of abbreviations

    Abbreviation        Definition
    3YB                 Three year Bachelor(programme)
    4YB                 Four year Bachelor (programme)
    AA                  Academic Advisor
    AC                  Assessment committee
    BoS                 Board of Studies
    BW                  Betriebswirtschaft (programme)
    EB                  Exam Board
    GY                  Graduation Year (Graduation minor semester + Graduation project
                        semester)
    GPJ                 Graduation Project
    HIBO                Hanze International Business Office
    HTP                 Honours Talent Programme
    IB                  International Business
    IBL                 (former) International Business and Languages
    IBMS                (former) International Business and Management Studies
    IBS                 International Business School
    ISD                 International Service Desk
    (N)BSA              (Negative) Binding Study Advice
    NVAO                Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie
    MLOs                Module Learning Outcomes
    PLM                 Placement
    PLOs                Programme Learning Outcomes
    PTGP                Permission To Go on Placement
    PTGS                Permission To Go on Study abroad
    SA                  Study Advisor
    SAB                 Study Abroad
    SRC                 School Representative Council
    UAS                 University of Applied Sciences
    YA                  Year Abroad (Placement semester + Study Abroad semester)

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Introduction
Welcome to IBS! IBS offers truly international education on Bachelor as well as Master level. We
welcome students of all nationalities and we certainly welcome diversity. Working and studying in an
international environment is exciting, challenging and rewarding.

These Teaching and Exam Regulations contain information about our School, our Bachelor programme,
and the rules and regulations that apply to this programme. With staff and students from so many
different cultural backgrounds, it is of extra importance to be clear about the rules and regulations
that apply in our school. Please read this Teaching and Exam Regulations carefully and use it as your
reference in the case of questions about your study and IBS’ rules and regulations.

IBS started in 1988 with the first IB programme in the Netherlands, as the international version of the
core economic bachelor programme at that time and is therefore proud to be the first International
Business School in a Dutch University of Applied Sciences. The new programme was designed to reflect
the Dutch open-mindedness concerning economics and cultures as well as the further development of
the global perspective in business. Since its start, the number of students attending yearly has
increased from approximately 100 in the beginning, to over 1800 today. The Hanze University is proud
to have started the first IB programme in the Netherlands, an initiative that was followed by most
other large Universities of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
A few years after starting the successful IB bachelor programme, IBS expanded with master
programmes. Currently we offer a Master International Business & Management (MIBM), a completely
redeveloped Master of Business Administration Purpose Economy (MBA-Purpose Economy) and a
Master of Science in Business Studies – Interdisciplinary Business Professional (Master IBP). The latter
is an intensive, ground-breaking one-year international Master programme.

All our programmes are truly international, in order to prepare you for a successful international
business career.

At IBS we strongly believe that our students are key stakeholders in our education. We welcome
student participation in for example:
• evaluation panels with the Heads of Education and coordinators: in these panels students provide
    valuable input that we need to further improve our education.
• the Board of Studies (BoS): this committee consists of lecturers and students. It advises the Dean
    on proposed changes to our education and has the right of consent concerning the IBS Teaching
    and Exam Regulations.
• the School Representative Council (SRC): this is the formal body approving policy documents such
    as the School Year Plan and the School Strategic Plan.
• the student union ‘IBS-U’
• student jobs, such as staffing our Info Desk, or helping with specific projects.

I wish you all the best in your study here at IBS.

Regards,

Drs. P.N. (Paul) Ganzeboom
Dean IBS

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1.        The International Business School – Study programme and organization
1.1     Study programme

The International Business (IB) programme, offered by the International Business School (IBS) is a full-
time undergraduate programme focussing on cultural differences, which are an integral part of the
programme. The curriculum is structured so that learning content, tasks and projects are up to date and
reflect what happens in today’s international business world. This includes practical assignments for
companies/entrepreneurs when possible.
IBS offers a three year route and two four year routes for IB. The former IBMS programmes and the
former three year BW programme are also offered at present, but will be phased out.

Upon successful completion of the programme, IBS will grant a Bachelor of Business Administration
degree in International Business. This degree relates to Article 7.11 subsection 1 of the Higher Education
and Research Act (in Dutch WHW). The final diploma (supplement) states the major (IB), the graduation
minor and the minor the student has achieved.
Graduates of the IB programme receive a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in one of the
graduation minors mentioned below:
• International Marketing
• International Finance & Accounting (including Energy route)
• International Management
• International Strategy & Business Development

Graduates also receive a grade list including all modules and grades the student has completed. The
Exam Board of the International Business School is responsible for conducting the final examination of
the full-time study programme: International Business.

IBS expects its students to be independent and proactive including being aware of the regulations,
responsibilities and possibilities contained in this Teaching and Exam Regulations, in the Course Outlines
and in the Blackboard sites of the courses they attend.

1.2     Exam Board (EB) and Assessment Committee (AC)

The Exam Board safeguards the level of the study programme by monitoring the assessments and
final examinations within IBS with regard to content, procedure and level. It is the task of the Exam
Board to determine whether the graduate has attained the end qualifications of the programme as
laid down in the Teaching and Exam Regulations. Members of the Exam Board are appointed by the
Dean. The composition of the Exam Board can be found on Hanze.nl.
(www.hanze.nl>Education>International Business School>Organisation>IBS Committees)
The Exam Board contact is: ibsexamboard@org.hanze.nl.
The Assessment Committee is responsible for monitoring the quality of examinations and operates
under the supervision of the Exam Board.

How to approach the Exam Board
More information about and how to approach the Exam Board can be found on Hanze.nl
(www.hanze.nl: Education>International Business School>Organisation>Exam Board).

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What if students do not agree with the decision of the IBS Exam Board
If students do not agree with the decision of the IBS Exam Board, they can appeal to the Student
Appeals Board. The correspondence address of the Student Appeals Board is:
Address:         Bureau Klachten en Geschillen, Postbus 70030 (ZP7, F3.10), 9704 AA Groningen
E-mail:          bureauklachtenengeschillen@org.hanze.nl
Tel:             050 595 4049
Students should bear in mind that they must appeal within 6 weeks of the situation taking place.
Students are advised to consult the Hanze Student Counsellor (F302, Zernikeplein 7, tel. 050 595 4028)
to obtain advice regarding the appeals procedure.

1.3     Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee advises the Dean on the admission of students to the study programmes.
The Chairman and other members of the Admissions Committee are appointed by the Dean from staff
members who are charged with teaching in the study programme(s) concerned.
For more information on the Admissions Committee (members and contact details), please refer to
Hanze.nl (hanze.nl > Education> International Business School > Organisation> IBS Committees)
Information on the admission requirements can be found in chapter 5 of this Teaching and Exam
Regulations.

1.4     School Representative Council (SRC)

The School Representative Council is the democratically elected committee of the School,
representing both staff members and students. The council is composed of an equal number of
students and staff members.
For more information on the School Representative Council (i.e. members and contact details),
please refer to Hanze.nl (hanze.nl > Education > International Business School > Organisation > IBS
Committees).

1.5     Board of Studies (BoS)

The Board of Studies is the body charged with issuing recommendations on enhancing and
safeguarding the quality of the degree programme. It also issues solicited and unsolicited
recommendations to the dean on all matters relating to education at the relevant programme. The
Board has the right to approve the Teaching Regulations. The Board of Studies comprises an equal
representation of students and lecturers. The method in which the Board is composed is set out in
the Board of Studies Regulations. For more information on the Board of Studies(members and
contact details), please refer to Hanze.nl (hanze.nl > Education> International Business School >
Organisation> IBS Committees)

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2.       Programme Learning Outcomes
International Business profile
The Dutch government has requested Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) to reconsider the
proliferation of Programmes. This has led to a close cooperation among four leading internationally
oriented Dutch Programmes: International Business Management Studies, International Business &
Languages, Trade Marketing for Asia and International Business HS Zuyd. These four Programmes
“merged” into a new International Business (IB) programme, in accordance with the government’s
vision of less and at the same time broader programmes. This momentum was used to develop a
new framework for the IB programme.
KSAVE model, Dublin Descriptors, the HEO Standard and IB Programme Learning Outcomes
The IB profile is structured according to the KSAVE model. This structure emphasizes Knowledge,
Skills, Attitude, Values and Ethics in education. It allows for a more careful balance of generic
outcomes and professional learning outcomes, whilst ensuring that all relevant learning outcomes
are covered.
The model ensures the substance of the International Business Degree Programmes, the Dublin
descriptors and the HEO Standard. The elements of KSAVE (knowledge, skills, attitude, values and
ethics) are incorporated in the Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs). In the IB Framework these
elements are not elaborated on any further as the framework assumes that institutes will elaborate
on these for every PLO themselves; this then serves as what was formerly known as the ‘Body of
Knowledge and Skills (BOKS)’.
Several standards are further outlined in national and international higher educational degree
expectations. The national expectations are embedded in the Hogere Economische Opleidingen
(HEO) Standard and the new IB PLO framework reflects this national perspective. By this means, the
study programme ensures that IB graduates possess the following attributes:

  1. A solid theoretical basis;
  2. Research skills that will enable them to contribute to the development of their chosen
     profession;
  3. A sufficient set of professional skills;
  4. A professional, ethical, and social orientation.

The international standard is safeguarded by the European Dublin Descriptors (DD). These
descriptors at bachelor level are:
  1. Knowledge and understanding: graduates have demonstrated knowledge and understanding
      in a field of study that builds upon and supersedes their general secondary education, and is
      typically at a level that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that
      will be informed by knowledge of the forefront of their field of study (DD1).
  2. Applying knowledge and understanding: graduates can apply their knowledge and
      understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to their work or vocation,
      and have competencies typically demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments
      and solving problems within their field of study (DD2).
  3. Making judgments: graduates have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually
      within their field of study) to inform judgments that include reflection on relevant social,
      scientific or ethical issues (DD3).
  4. Communication: graduates can communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to
      both specialist and non-specialist audiences (DD4).
  5. Learning skills: graduates have developed those learning skills that are necessary for them
      to continue to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy (DD5).

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More detailed information about the Dublin descriptors can be found at the website of the NVAO.

     With the KSAVE structure, the IB programmes guarantee the quality of the BBA degree of their
     programme in the future. The IB profile is structured according to the KSAVE model and (inter-)
     national educational requirements (defined as HEO-standard and Dublin descriptors) are reflected in
     the PLOs. KSAVE also grants the ability to adjust and add PLOs if needed due to external changes and
     labour expectations.

     We used the AuCom Model (Bulthuis (2011) to define the required bachelor degree level more
     precisely. The AuCom Model distinguishes different competence1 levels which are determined
     by a combination of:
      - the degree of autonomy the student or professional shows while performing tasks
      - the complexity of the tasks and context
     For this purpose, three levels were used.

     According to the European Dublin descriptors Level 3 as defined in this model can be regarded as
     bachelor degree level. Therefore almost all the PLOs in the IB framework should be accomplished at
     level 3, with exception of the languages and, for the PLOs of the following four themes in the domain
     Tools For Working and Management: Marketing & Sales, Finance & Accounting, Operations & Supply
     Chain Management and Organisation & People. Of these four themes, at least one of the themes
     should be accomplished on level 3. The other themes should be accomplished on level 2.

                                                                                                             HEO       Dublin
                                        PLO                                                                standard
Domain     Themes                                Programme Learning Outcomes                       Level
                                        No.

                                        WT 1     Use the process of thoughtful evaluation to                  2          3
           Critical Thinking                     formulate a reasonable conclusion                  3
                                                 deliberately.
Ways of                                 WT 2     Create innovative ideas in a changing                        3         2, 3
           Innovation & Creativity                                                                  3
Thinking                                         business environment systematically.
                                        WT 3     Analyze patterns in global macro-economic                    3         2, 3
           International Business
                                                 factors and policies that drive international      3
           Awareness
                                                 trade and business development.
                                        WW 4     Communicate (business) messages                              3          4
                                                 effectively persuasively using advanced            3
           International Business                English to an (un)informed audience.
           Communication                WW 5     Optional: Use one or two additional                          3          4
                                                 languages in social settings to facilitate         2
                                                 international business contacts.
Ways of                                 WW 6     Collaborate effectively with different kinds of              3          4
Working                                          stakeholders, in different cultural,
           Collaboration                                                                            3
                                                 organizational and political landscapes to
                                                 contribute to achieving ..
           Management of                WW 7     Produce management information from                          2          3
           Information as digital                various data sources in an international           3
           citizen                               business environment.

     1  competence level’ defines a reference point that a professional may have or may not have attained; it is not
     referring to the formerly used “Competences”.

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LW 8     Express reflections on his personal                             4      3, 5
                                                   development with the aim of personal                 3
            Personal & Professional                growth.
            Development                   LW 9     Respond appropriately to an unfamiliar, or                      4      3, 5
                                                   unexpectedly changing, business                      3
                                                   environment.
                                          LW 10    Formulate own position concerning ethical                       4      3, 5
            Ethical & Social
                                                   and social responsibility in a professional          3
            Responsibility
                                                   environment.
Living in
                                          LW 11    Mitigate the pitfalls of cultural differences in                4      3, 5
the world                                                                                               3
                                                   business and social contexts
                                          LW 12    Display willingness to work with people from                    4      3, 5
                                                   other cultures and to work in countries with         3
                                                   different cultural backgrounds
            Intercultural Proficiency
                                          LW 13    Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal                           4      3, 5
                                                                                                        3
                                                   communication in an intercultural setting.
                                          LW 14    Assess the effect of cultural differences upon                  4      3, 5
                                                   organizational behaviour and strategic               3
                                                   choices.
                                          TWM      Develop a well-founded marketing plan to                        1      1, 2
                                          15       support the creation of value for                    2
                                                   international customers.
            Marketing & Sales             TWM      Use appropriate sales techniques in support                     1      1, 2
                                                                                                        2
                                          16       of durable customer relationships.
                                          TWM      Incorporate developments of the digital                         1      1, 2
                                                                                                        2
                                          17       landscape in a marketing strategy.
                                          TWM      Evaluate financial performance of the                           1      1, 2
                                          18       organization from different stakeholders’            2
          Finance & Accounting                     perspectives.
Tools for
                                          TWM      Recommend financing possibilities in a                          1      1, 2
Working                                                                                                 2
                                          19       dynamic international environment.
&
                                          TWM      Evaluate the operations processes within and                    1      1, 2
Managem                                                                                                 2
          Operations & Supply Chain       20       between organizations.
ent
          management                      TWM      Manage the operations processes within and                      1      1, 2
                                                                                                        2
                                          21       between organisations.
                                          TWM      Draft the strategic cycle of part(s) of the                     1      1, 2
                                                                                                        2
                                          22       organisation (process and content).
            Organisation & People
                                          TWM      Assess the impact of change on the                              1      1, 2
                                                                                                        2
                                          23       organisation.
                                          TWM      Analyse a complex business problem in an                        2     1, 2, 3
                                          24       international business setting with use of an
            Business Research                                                                           3
                                                   adequate research design, resulting in an
                                                   evidence based feasible solution.
     Table 1 Relation between the 14 themes of the new IB Framework, HEO Standard, Dublin Descriptors and IB Programme
     Learning Outcomes

     Text comes from the new Framework International Business, soon to be found on the website of the
     Vereniging Hogescholen, section Economy.

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3.             Programme Structure and Planning
3.1           Structure of the Programmes, Scheduling and Planning

3.1.1         Structure of the four year bachelor programme

Below is an overview showing the structure of the new IB First Year and Year 2 in combination with
the former IBMS Year Abroad and Graduation Year.

The four year IB programme is a full-time programme of 240 ECTS. Each academic year consists of
four study periods (two study periods per semester). The curricula of the first and second year have
been redeveloped recently. The MLOs of the former IBMS and former IBL programmes are aligned
with the new IB PLOs.

In the first and second year all modules are offered in a set order.

                                Period 1             Period 2          Period 3            Period 4

                                Block 1.1           Block 1.2          Block 1.3           Block 1.4
            First Year
                                Modules             Modules            Modules             Modules

                                Block 2.1           Block 2.2          Block 2.3           Block 2.4
 Year

            Second Year
                                Modules             Modules            Modules             Modules

            Year abroad                     Study Abroad semester and Placement semester

            Graduation
                                 Graduation minor Semester                Graduation Semester
            Year

3.1.2 Structure of the three year bachelor programme
The three year bachelor programme is a full-time study of 180 ECTS. Each academic year consists of
four study periods (two study periods per semester). Because the Year Abroad and Graduation Year
is the same as in the four year bachelor programmes, the curriculum of these years will change
accordingly. The MLOs of the three year bachelor programme are aligned with the new IB PLOs.

                                Period 1             Period 2          Period 3            Period 4
     Year

             First Year             Semester 1 Modules                     Semester 2 Modules

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Year abroad                    Study Abroad semester and Placement semester

            Graduation
                              Graduation minor Semester                   Graduation Semester
            Year

3.1.3 Scheduling
Lectures at IBS take place from Monday to Friday. Detailed class schedules are provided to students
shortly before the start of the period via Hanze.nl (hanze.nl > Quick launch > Digischedule). Lectures
are always to start at the exact time mentioned in the schedule below. IBS plans lectures of 60
minutes each, of which 50 minutes are used for classes and 10 minutes for a break. In case of a one-
hour class, the 10-minute break is always at the end. In case of a two-hour class, teachers can decide
where to put the two 10-minute breaks: either one 10-minute break during the lecture and one at
the end, or a 20-minute break at the end of the second lecture hour.

     First Year/Post-Propaedeutic phase
                   1       08:30 - 09:30
                   2       09:30 – 10:30
                   3       10:30 – 11:30
                   4       11:30 – 12:30
                   5       12:30 – 13:30
     Hour

                   6       13:30 – 14:30
                   7       14:30 – 15:30
                   8       15:30 – 16:30
                   9       16:30 – 17:30
                  10       17:30 – 18:30

Note
Students involved in the Excellence programme may also have lectures in the evening. Occasionally
other classes may be scheduled during the evening.

3.1.4 First year certificate
After a student has completed all 60 credits of his first year Bachelor programme at IBS (four year
programmes, three year programme taught in English or German), he will be awarded a first year
certificate.

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3.1.5   IBS Academic calendar 2020-2021

                   wk
   Month       (calendar)   HG-         Period 1     Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri
                            wk                                                                    Activities
  Aug'20          34               resit week                                      resits period 4 exams Main Phase 19/20
  Aug'20          35         0                       24    25    26    27    28
Aug/Sep'20        36        1.1    INTRO             31    1     2     3     4
  Sep'20          37        1.2    week 1            7     8     9     10    11
  Sep'20          38        1.3    week 2            14    15    16    17    18
  Sep'20          39        1.4    week 3            21    22    23    24    25
Sept/Oct'20       40        1.5    week 4            28    29    30    1     2
  Oct'20          41        1.6    week 5            5     6     7     8     9
  Oct'20          42        1.7    Autumn break      12    13    14    15    16    Self study week / exam week
  Oct'20          43        1.8    week 6            19    20    21    22    23
  Oct'20          44        1.9    week 7            26    27    28    29    30
  Nov'20          45        1.10   Exam week 1       2     3     4     5     6
  Nov'20          46        1.11   Exam week 2       9     10    11    12    13

                   wk
  Month        (calendar)   HG-         Period 2     Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri                  Activities
                            wk
  Nov'20          47        2.1    week 1            16    17    18    19    20
  Nov'20          48        2.2    week 2            23    24    25    26    27
Nov/Dec'20        49        2.3    week 3            30    1     2     3     4
  Dec'20          50        2.4    week 4            7     8     9     10    11
  Dec'20          51        2.5    week 5            14    15    16    17    18
  Dec'20          52               Christmas break   21    22    23    24    25    Self study week / building closed 25/12
                                                                                   Self studie week / building closed all
                  53
Dec/Jan'21                         Christmas break   28    29    30    31    1     week
  Jan'21           1        2.6    week 6            4     5     6     7     8
  Jan'21           2        2.7    week 7            11    12    13    14    15
  Jan'21           3        2.8    Exam week 1       18    19    20    21    22
  Jan'21           4        2.9    Exam week 2       25    26    27    28    29

                   wk
  Month        (calendar)   HG-         Period 3     Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri                  Activities
                            wk
  Feb'21           5        2.10   INTRO             1     2     3     4     5
  Feb'21           6        3.1    week 1            8     9     10    11    12
  Feb'21           7        3.2    week 2            15    16    17    18    19
  Feb'21           8        3.3    Spring break      22    23    24    25    26    Self study week / exam week
 March'21          9        3.4    week 3            1     2     3     4     5
 March'21         10        3.5    week 4            8     9     10    11    12
 March'21         11        3.6    week 5            15    16    17    18    19
 March'21         12        3.7    week 6            22    23    24    25    26
Mar/April'21      13        3.8    week 7            29    30    31    1     2
  April'21        14        3.9    Exam week 1       5     6     7     8     9
  April'21        15        3.10   Exam week 2       12    13    14    15    16

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wk       HG-
  Month      (calendar)   wk      Period 4                      Mon   Tue   Wed   Thu   Fri                   Activities
 April'21        16         4.1   week 1                        19    20    21    22    23
 April'21        17         4.2   week 2                        26    27    28    29    30
 May'21          18               May break                     3     4     5     6     7           Self study week / holiday
 May'21          19         4.3   week 3                        10    11    12    13    14
 May'21          20         4.4   week 4                        17    18    19    20    21
 May'21          21         4.5   week 5                        24    25    26    27    28
May/Jun'21       22         4.6   week 6                        31    1     2     3     4
  Jun'21         23         4.7   week 7                        7     8     9     10    11
  Jun'21         24         4.8   Exam week 1                   14    15    16    17    18
  Jun'21         25         4.9   Exam week 2                   21    22    23    24    25
Jun/Jul'21       26       4.10    resit week                    28    29    30    1     2
                                                                                                  5/7 exam review resits year 1
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  Jul'21                  4.11    resit week                    5     6     7     8     9               because of NBSA
  Jul'21         28                                             12    13    14    15    16
  Jul'21         29                                             19    20    21    22    23
  Jul'21         30                                             26    27    28    29    30
 Aug'21          31                                             2     3     4     5     6
 Aug'21          32                                             9     10    11    12    13
 Aug'21          33                                             16    17    18    19    20
 Aug'21          34               resit week                    23    24    25    26    27
 Sept'21         35                                             30    31    1     2     3
 Sept'21         36         1.1   Intro 21/22                   6     7     8     9     10
 Sept'21         37         1.2   week 1                        13    14    15    16    17
 Sept'21         38         1.3   week 2                        20    21    22    23    24
 Sept'21         39         1.4   week 3                        27    28    29    30    1

             National holidays, school is closed:
                                                                                               HG Educational free period
                Christmas         25 and 26 Dec. 2020                       Christmas          21 December 2020 t/m 1 Januari 2021
                 New Year         1 January 2021                            May break          3-7 May 2021
                   Good
               Friday/Easter      2April - 5 April 2021                     Summer break       12 July t/m 27 August 2021
                King's day        27 April 2021
              Liberation Day      5 May 2021                                Start Academic Year 20-21: Monday 2 September 2020
              Ascension Day       13 May 2021                               Start Academic Year 21-22: Monday 6 September 2021
                Whitsunday        23 and 24 May 2021

                          leave for teaching staff
                          leave for all staff / school closed
                          compensation leave teachers / educational free period / self study
                          working week for teaching staff

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3.2    The IB Undergraduate Programme major and minor Structure

A description of the structure of the IB programme and a general overview of the course content can
be found below. The contents of the modules offered in the IB Programme are described in detail in
the separate ECTS Course Catalogue which can be found on https://catalogus.hanze.nl/en/. Credits
and assessment schedules can be found in chapters 4 and 6 respectively.

Major and minor structure
The full-time bachelor study programmes within the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
have a major-minor structure. This means that a student can take one or more minors next to his
major (main programme). The major IB comprises 210 ECTS for the four year programme and 150
ECTS for the three year programme while the minor comprises 30 ECTS.

Major and (graduation) minor
Upon graduation, all bachelor students of the International Business School obtain the major:
International Business.

Graduation minor
A graduation minor is a coherent package of (at least) 30 ECTS, aimed at providing in depth
knowledge of, and skills in a specific area within the student’s study programme.
IBS offers the following four graduation minors in the academic year 2020-2021:
• International Marketing
• International Finance & Accounting (including Energy route)
• International Management
• International Strategy & Business Development

Minors
Next to a major and graduation minor, students can get a regular minor. This minor is taken outside
the IB major, is aimed at broadening the student’s scope and consists of a coherent semester
programme. This minor is mentioned on the diploma supplement. Students can take minors at their
own school or externally. In IBS, the regular minor is taken during the Year abroad (Study Abroad
semester).
For more information about the regular minor / Study Abroad Semester, please refer to Chapter 8.

3.3    Study paths

3.3.1 Double Degree programme Haaga-Helia, Finland.
IBS offers four year bachelor students the opportunity to follow a Double Degree (DD) programme at
Haaga-Helia (HH) University of Applied Sciences, Finland. Students from the three year bachelor
cannot participate in the Double Degree programme. However this may be altered in future
academic years. IBS and Haaga-Helia have been long-term partners with areas of collaboration
ranging from student - and faculty exchanges to programme benchmarking projects. IBS and HH have
decided to re-establish the successful Double Degree programme.

The DD programme between Haaga-Helia and IBS has been arranged between the Haaga-Helia
“Degree Programme International Business - GloBBA” and the four year bachelor of IBS.
The Haaga-Helia programme offers the same degree of “Bachelor of Business Administration” but is a
seven semester, 210 ECTS programme. The 30 ECTS credit discrepancy between HH and IBS is
justified in two ways:

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1. both programmes equally lead to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) level 6
      2. Finnish students accepted at HH enter with a higher secondary education level (equivalent to
         Dutch vwo level) and additionally have to pass a competitive entrance examination at HH.

For IBS students going to Haaga-Helia
     • Only students of the four year bachelor programme can participate in the DD programme with
         Haaga-Helia
     • Admission to the Double Degree programme with Haaga-Helia is based on Study Abroad
         (SAB)/Permission To Go on Study Abroad (PTGS) procedures and rules
     • Students do two semesters (60 credits) at Haaga-Helia (SAB semester and the graduation
         minor)

For Haaga-Helia students coming to IBS:
    • Haaga Helia students will do two semesters (60 credits) at IBS: the harmonisation semester
       and the graduation minor
    • Students from Haaga-Helia cannot graduate Cum Laude at IBS
 Due to the merge between IBL and IBMS to IB and the subsequent IB curriculum development, IBS
 no longer offers the courses of the HH DD Harmonization semester for incoming students.
 Therefore new entry for incoming students is not possible in 2020-2021. When year 1 and 2 are
 redeveloped a different Harmonization program will be set up. After that new entry to the HH DD
 program for incoming students will be possible again.

See table of credits of the programme in chapter 4.2.6

3.4      Excellence

Hanze University Groningen offers additional challenges to talented and highly motivated
students. Students, who possess potential to excel not only academically, but professionally
and personally, can apply for admission to the IBS Honours Talent Programme. Applications
for this programme will be assessed by the Honours admissions committee in June of each
year.

More information about the IBS Honours Talent Programme, the admission criteria and the
selection procedure can be found in chapter 4.3.

3.5      Compulsory Attendance

In some modules, formal assessment is linked to class participation. If a student misses less than 20%
of classes or assignments, the student will receive an alternative assignment for the missed class
and/or assignment. Failure to attend at least 80% of the classes or assignments will lead to failure of
the module. Due to the nature of these modules, students can only resit them by taking the subject
again the next time it is offered, unless the module is offered only once per academic year, in which
case an alternative solution is offered.

Please see below overview for which units attendance is compulsory or which units students can only
resit by following classes again.

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Course                            Course code      Details
Year 1, 4YB
Chinese                           LBVP19CHN1 +     Attendance compulsory. The student needs to
                                  LBVP19CHN2-4     participate actively in at least 80% of the lectures. If
                                                   the student has less than 80% attendance he needs to
                                                   do an extra task in the film assignment.
                                                   Conditions for doing the CHN4 presentation are: 80 %
                                                   attendance and written assignment.
Top Simulation game               LBVP20TOP1       TopSim simulation game attendance is compulsory
                                  toets 4
Year 1, 3YB
Business Lab 1                    IBVP16LAB1       Simulation game has compulsory attendance

Year 1, BW
Intercultural Competences in      BTVP16ICS1       Attendance is compulsory. Attending less than 80% of
Business                                           the classes leads to failing this module. Resits are
                                                   possible next time it is offered.
Integriertes Projekt              BTVP19IPT1       Compulsory attendance for coach meetings
Professional Development 1+2      BTVP19PRD1+ 2    Compulsory attendance in p1+p2+p3 for meetings
                                                   with AA and workshops. In case a student misses more
                                                   than one AA-meeting the student needs to retake the
                                                   module.
Prozessmanagement                 BTVP19PRM1       Compulsory attendance for PRM1C-part
Recht & Ethics in Business 1      BTVP19REB1       Since groups for REB1C will be formed in week 1
                                                   students are strongly advised to attend the first class.
                                                   If a student cannot come to the first class, (s)he is
                                                   required to contact the teacher, preferably prior to
                                                   the first class but no later than the day of the first
                                                   class, so that the teacher can assign you to a group. If
                                                   a student contacts the teacher after the first day (s)he
                                                   will no longer be able to take part in the group work.
Unternehmensanalyse               BTVP19UNA1       Compulsory attendance for coach meetings

Minor EUB
Applied Primary Research Skills   IBVB14ARS1 + 2       1) In the first lesson/week groups will
1+2                                                       be created and assignments will be ‘handed
European Business Plan 2          IBVB14EBP2              out’ and clarified; attendance of this lesson is
English and Report Writing for    IBVB17ENX1              compulsory. If a student cannot come to this
Exchange Students 1                                       first class, then he/she is required to contact
European Business                 IBVB14EUB1              the lecturer prior to that first
Environment 1                                             class, expressing valid reasons for his/her
International Business Cultures   IBVB14IBC1              absence, so that the lecturer can assign that
1                                                         student to a group. If a student contacts the
Intercultural Competences in      IBVB17ICB3              lecturer after the first day of class, then
Business 3                                                he/she can no longer take part in that course
                                                       2) Of all lessons at least 80% attendance is
                                                          required. If a student misses more than 1
                                                          class, then the student needs to take the
                                                          whole course again
                                                       3) Due to the nature of the course (largely
                                                          consisting of group work and related
                                                          assignments) students can only resit the
                                                          whole course and not parts of it. A resit is

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only offered the next (regular) time that the
                                                          course is offered again
 Graduation minor IBSD
 Controlling                      IBVB14CTG1     In the first week, groups will be created by the
                                                 lecturer. Attendance is compulsory; at least 80% of all
                                                 lectures have to be attended. Due to the nature of this
                                                 module students can only resit it by taking the module
                                                 again the next time it is offered.
 Governance, Compliance & Risk    IBVB17GCR1     Students can resit this module by taking it again the
 Management                                      next time it is offered or during period 4.
 General Management               IBVB14GMS1     In week 1 rules and regulations of the simulation will
 Simulation                                      be explained and a trial round will be played. Missing
                                                 this week implies giving competitors a head start,
                                                 chances of catching up are negligible.
                                                 The simulation is a “hands on experience”. Class
                                                 attendance (at least 80%) is compulsory. If students
                                                 miss more than one class they need to take the
                                                 module again the next time the module is offered.

 International Financial          IBVB17IFA1C    1.         Attendance is required. If a student cannot
 Accounting                                      come to the first class he is required to contact the
                                                 teacher preferably prior to the first class but no later
                                                 than on the day of the first class, so he/she can assign
                                                 him to a group. If he contacts the teacher after the
                                                 first day of class, he can no longer take part in the
                                                 course.
                                                 2.         Due to the nature of this module, students
                                                 can only resit it by taking the module again the next
                                                 time it is offered.

 Corporate Entrepreneurship 1 +   LBVB19CEN1+2   The two modules CEN1 and CEN2 belong together.
 2                                               The second module has as prerequisite completion of
                                                 the first module (with or without passing the
                                                 assessments). The group composition for CEN1 is
                                                 equal to CEN2.
                                                 Students can resit this module by taking it again the
                                                 next time it is offered or during the resit week for
                                                 main phase exams before the summer holidays.
                                                 Both courses require active participation from
                                                 students – presence, collaboration and engagement
                                                 are essential for successful completion of both
                                                 courses.

 Graduation minor Finance and Accounting
 Planning and Control             IBVB04PLC1     In week 1 rules and regulations of the simulation will
                                                 be explained and a trial round will be played. Missing
                                                 this week implies giving competitors a head start,
                                                 chances of catching up are negligible. Attendance of
                                                 week 1 is compulsory.
                                                 The simulation is a “hands on experience”. Class
                                                 attendance (at least 80%) is compulsory. If students
                                                 miss more than one class they need to take the
                                                 module again.

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International Accounting          IBVB13IAC1       1.        Attendance is required. If a student cannot
                                                   come to the first class he is required to contact the
                                                   teacher preferably prior to the first class but no later
                                                   than on the day of the first class, so he/she can assign
                                                   him to a group. If he contacts the teacher after the
                                                   first day of class, he can no longer take part in the
                                                   group work.
                                                   2.        Due to the nature of this module, students
                                                   can only resit the C-grade by taking the module again
                                                   the next time it is offered. The C-grade is based on
                                                   class-participation and therefore needs attendance.
                                                   Resitting the D-grade can only be done outside the
                                                   normal course-schedule if more than 1 student
                                                   needs/wants to resit that part of the module; these
                                                   students then need to contact (one of) the lecturer(s)
                                                   in order to form a group and to schedule the required
                                                   activities.

Capita Selecta Finance and        IBVB15CSF1       Attendance of introductory lectures is compulsory.
Accounting
Graduation minor International Management
Innovation & Entrepreneurship     IBVB17ENT1 + 2   The ENT1 and ENT 2 modules belong together. ENT2
1&2                                                has as prerequisite completion of ENT1 (with or
                                                   without passing the assessments).

                                                   Both ENT1 and ENT2 courses require active
                                                   participation from students – presence, collaboration
                                                   and engagement are essential for successful
                                                   completion of both courses. Therefore, attendance is
                                                   compulsory including assignments and presentations.

Corporate Strategy 1              IBVB07COS1       Attendance is mandatory (also for group seminars). As
                                                   groups will be formed in the first lecture, students
                                                   unable to attend the meeting for serious reasons
                                                   should inform the lecturer of the class by email.
Corporate Social Responsibility   IBVB12CSR1       Since groups will be formed in week 1 students are
                                                   strongly advised to attend the first class. If a student
                                                   cannot come to the first class he/she is required to
                                                   contact the lecturer, preferably prior to the first class
                                                   but no later than on the day of the first class, so
                                                   he/she can assign him to a group. If he contacts the
                                                   teacher after the first day of class he will no longer be
                                                   able to take part in the group work.
Project Management 1              IBVB12PMT1       Since groups will be formed in week 1 students are
                                                   strongly advised to attend the first class. If a student
                                                   cannot come to the first class s/he is required to
                                                   contact the teacher preferably prior to the first class
                                                   but no later than on the day of the first class, so s/he
                                                   can assign him/her to a group. If s/he contacts the
                                                   teacher after the first day of class, s/he can no longer
                                                   take part in the group work.
                                                   Class attendance is required for the peer review
                                                   session in week 3 and the presentation session in
                                                   week 6. In case students cannot be present, they have
                                                   to notify their lecturer beforehand and they will

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receive a compensation assignment for the missed
                                                  session.
                                                  Due to the nature of this module students can only
                                                  resit the assignments by taking the module again the
                                                  next time it is offered.
                                                  For the written exam a resit opportunity is offered in
                                                  each period the course is taught (P1 and P3).

 Human Resource Management      IBVB17HRM1        Mandatory attendance for guest lecture.
 Graduation minor International Marketing
 International Product          IBVB14IPM1         This course can only be successfully completed when
 Management 1                                     students work on a very regular basis and right from
                                                  the first lecture of the course. The assignment design
                                                  might require weekly submission of its
                                                  parts/components. Students that fail to enrol in a
                                                  workgroup before the beginning of week 2 will not be
                                                  able to take the IPM assignment in the same course
                                                  period.
                                                  Due to the nature of the IPM workgroup assignment,
                                                  this part can only be retaken during the periods when
                                                  the course is offered. The IPM assignment is a group
                                                  assignment and requires class presence / attendance.
                                                  Therefore students will have to send a request for a
                                                  second resit enrolment to the IBS Administration
                                                  before the start of the official period in which the
                                                  course takes place again.

 International Sales            IBVB14ISM1        Due to the nature of this module students can only
 Management                                       resit it by taking the module again the next time it is
                                                  offered.
 Brand Management               LBVB19BRD1        Due to the nature of this module students
                                                  can only resit it by taking the module again
                                                  the next time it is offered.
 Integrated Marketing           LBVB19IMC1        Due to the nature of this module students
 Communication                                    can only resit it by taking the module again
                                                  the next time it is offered.

3.6     Curriculum overview and ECTS Course Catalogue

The curriculum overview of the IB Programme can be found in chapter 4, in the table of credits for
each of the years.
The contents of all modules are described in detail in the online ECTS Course Catalogue. The ECTS
Course Catalogue can be found via https://catalogus.hanze.nl/en/. Together with the several IBS
Handbooks and the Student Charter this forms the Teaching and Exam Regulations, in Dutch:
‘Onderwijs- en Examenregeling: OER’.

3.7       Transition schemes

Transition schemes of the former IBMS programme can be found on Hanze.nl > International
Business School > Practical matters > Transition schemes.

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