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Hult International Business School MBA and MIB Student Handbook Welcome to Hult International Business School! The Student Handbook serves to assist students in understanding the policies, procedures, and services at Hult International Business School (the school). Students are responsible for becoming familiar with the policies and procedures described in this publication. Any questions should be directed to the offices of the Registrar and/or the Academic Dean. Every effort has been made to ensure that the Student Handbook is accurate upon publication. As policies pertaining to academic, financial, and other matters are regularly reviewed, it may become necessary to make changes to this handbook. The school reserves the right to make changes in its policies and procedures, program curriculum, calendar, tuition fees, refund policy, and degree requirements whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable. Notice of change will be given as is reasonable and practical under the circumstances. Such changes become effective for all students.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. ABOUT THE HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL A. About the School B. Mission Statement C. Host Country Law Statement
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II. ACCESS TO RECORDS AND FILES A. Confidentiality of Records B. Transcripts
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III. GENERAL A. Information Technology Policy B. Financial Aid Policy C. Tuition and Payment Policy D. Statement of Academic Freedom E. Nondiscrimination and Harassment F. Use of Copyrighted Materials G. Copyright H. Career Services I. Hazing
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IV. DAILY OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES A. English Only Policy B. Team Room and Equipment Reservation System
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V. MBA and MIB PROGRAMS A. Admissions Policy B. Instruction and Course Information i. Experiential Learning ii. Curriculum 1. MBA Curriculum Overview 2. Part Time MBA Curriculum Overview 3. MIB Curriculum Overview 4. Required Courses 5. Elective Courses a. Adding or Dropping a Hult Elective Course b. Auditing Elective Courses c. Directed Study d. Third Elective e. Credit Transfer Policy C. Academic Information i. Grading Procedure 1. Grading Standards 2. Grade Point Average
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3. Pass/Fail Courses 4. Incomplete 5. Exemption from Formal Class Work 6. Class Participation 7. Examinations and Assignments ii. Academic Difficulty and Counseling iii. Academic Probation iv. Academic Appeals Procedure v. Dean’s List vi. Graduation with Honors D. Program Requirements i. Attendance ii. Requirements for Continuation to the Next Module of Study 1. Entering Module B 2. Entering Elective Modules iii. Requirements for Graduation iv. Withdrawal Policy v. Refund Policy vi. Course, Faculty, and Module Evaluations by Students vii. Settlement of Financial & Other Obligations viii. Dismissal from the Program E. Standard of Conduct i. Honor Code ii. Definitions 1. Plagiarism 2. Cheating iii. Policies & Responsibilities 1. Staff & Instructors 2. Students iv. Penalties 1. Consequences 2. Disciplinary Probation F. Grievances and Appeals Procedures
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Appendix I – Academic Honesty Contract
Appendix II – Hult Information Technology Policy
Appendix III – Honor Statement/Certificate of Originality
Appendix IV – Campus Rotation Program
Appendix V – Boston Campus Information
Appendix VI – Dubai Campus Information
Appendix VII – London Campus Information
ABOUT THE HULT INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL A. About the School Founded in 1964 as the Arthur D. Little School of Management, Hult International Business School has a long history of excellence in education and is now ranked by The Economist as 31st in the world and 16th in the United States. Attracting a truly international student body, Hult offers global undergraduate and graduate programs with world-class faculty and a unique action-learning curriculum in four world class cities - Boston, Dubai, London, and Shanghai. B. Mission Statement Hult International Business School is a global institution that transforms lives by providing an exceptionally useful and enduring education that brings together people, cultures, and ideas from all around the world. The school encourages personal growth, intellectual integrity, global sensitivity, local engagement, and civic values so that students are able to succeed in the global economy and are empowered to contribute meaningfully to their business and community. C. Host Country Law Statement All students are reminded that they are subject to the local laws and regulations of their host country and these laws may differ substantially from the laws in the students’ home countries. Students who have questions about local policies are advised to contact Student Services, who will be able to provide more information. Students should be aware that they are not above the law and as such, Hult reserves the right to refer matters to the Police and suspend the internal process until such investigations are concluded. Students may additionally be suspended, temporarily or partially excluded from specified Hult facilities, services and/or placement pending the outcome.
II. ACCESS TO RECORDS AND FILES A. Confidentiality of Records The school complies with the US Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. This Act protects the privacy of education records, establishes the right of students to inspect and review their own education records, and provides students the right to file grievances and complaints. The school also complies with the UK Data Protection Act of 1988. This Act protects the privacy of all data subject’s records. This means that every student has the right to know the purpose for which their details are being processed, and
that the school will not pass on a student’s personal information without the student’s express permission. Students have the right to inspect their official records and files with certain exceptions, such as certain financial records and recommendations where the right of access has been waived. Student records are kept in the office of the Student Services and can only be reviewed in that office during normal business hours. Should students take exception to anything they find in their files on the grounds that it is misleading, or otherwise inappropriate, they have the right to challenge its inclusion and to seek to have it deleted or corrected. In such cases, students should submit a written request to the Registrar for a joint meeting with the Faculty Operating Committee and any other appropriate person(s) to discuss the matter in question. B. Transcripts In compliance with the US Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, and the Data Protection Act 1988, the school assures the confidentiality of student records. Transcripts and written evaluations of a student’s performance will be released only upon the written request of the Student. If a student’s sponsor requests periodic evaluation of a student’s performance, the Student must submit a written request to the Registrar's Office authorizing release of the information sought. Transcripts will be released provided the Student has made all appropriate tuition payments and fulfilled all other obligations to the School (see Settlement of Financial & Other Obligations, Section IV E). In addition, class academic rankings, as such, are neither calculated nor distributed. III. GENERAL A. Information Technology Policy All students are required to own a personal laptop computer. Upon arrival on campus, students are given a Hult e-mail address, as well as access to desk-top computers, computer networks, and online resources. Use of the Hult e-mail address will be a lifetime privilege provided that the privilege is not abused. (Please see the full Hult Information Technology Policy in Appendix II.) The use of Hult IT resources is a privilege that may be suspended or revoked at any time should a student be found to be in violation of the Hult Information Technology Policy. B. Financial Aid Policy The school’s financial aid policy is intended to advance the school’s mission to deliver a useful and enduring business education to international professionals. It is based on the following objectives: (1) to promote a nationally, culturally, and
ethnically diverse student body, (2) to encourage outstanding applicants to enroll in the Hult Program, (3) to provide financial assistance to qualified applicants in need of such assistance. Consistent with these objectives, the school has set forth the following guidelines for the awarding of scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of financial aid: All such awards should be based on the following criteria: 1. Country of origin to ensure national, cultural, and ethnic diversity 2. Financial need 3. Specialized knowledge, skills, and/or expertise 4. Career goals 5. Entrepreneurial skills 6. Community, public, or national service 7. Evidence of • Leadership • Professional promise • Motivation and drive • Overcoming adversity, including disabilities The above factors are not exhaustive. They may be weighed differently. They may not, however, be reduced to a standard formula or ranking. They should be considered in light of the school’s admissions criteria, its mission and purpose, and U.S. and UK Equal Opportunity laws. C. Tuition and Payment Policy All tuition and fees must be paid prior to the start of classes unless the Student is enrolled in the installment plan. Any students with past due accounts will be assessed late fees based on the outstanding balance due. Students with a past due account for more than one week will not be able to participate in all classes and events until they have met their financial obligations to Hult. Under UK immigration law the London school must report students that are unable to pay their tuition fees to the immigration authorities, however every effort will be made to help the student settle their fees before this report is made. Please see the campus finance department if you have any questions or contact [email protected]
. D. Statement of Academic Freedom The school affirms the rights of faculty members and students to academic freedom. Academic freedom is the academic privilege of faculty and students to pursue knowledge, to speak, and to write their own opinions, ideas and philosophy without punishment. All assessments and evaluations of students and faculty are based on legitimate and articulated intellectual and professional criteria, and not on personal, political or religious views, social, national, or cultural backgrounds, or other
individual preferences, except as these may demonstrably affect intellectual and professional achievement. E. Nondiscrimination and Harassment The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or physical disability in admission to, access to, or treatment in its programs and activities. The school strictly prohibits sexual, racial, and other types of harassment of students, staff and faculty. Words, gestures, actions, or other behavior which tends to alarm, intimidate, ridicule, embarrass or insult individuals, or which tends to create a hostile or abusive environment, will not be tolerated and may subject the individual to dismissal from the school. F. Use of Copyrighted Materials Members of the Hult community are expected to be mindful of the limitations and restrictions of copyright law as well as the rights with regard to fair use. Compliance with copyright laws is expected of all members of the Hult community. More information on Copyright and Fair Use guidelines can be accessed through the Registrar’s Office. Materials handed out in class or used during the course of the program which are copyrighted – including textbooks, articles, reports, working papers, cases, notes, manuals, video tapes, software, films, etc. -- are the intellectual property of the school or other copyright holders. Copying of electronic media (computer programs, video tapes) or films is strictly forbidden. Use or copying of copyrighted material without obtaining proper permission may incur penalties as prescribed by pertinent US laws and/or local regulations. Copying of course-pack material is forbidden and will result in immediate dismissal from the school. G. Copyright The school will hold copyright to any and all materials developed by students alone or in conjunction with faculty when this work is performed as a part of coursework. Authorship will be credited. H. Career Services The school Career Services office provides career development services to students and alumni. Our Career Services team works with each student individually to identify his/ her core strengths and develop an effective job search strategy. Through the Career Management course, students develop skills to enable them to articulate and achieve their career goals, not just upon graduation from the school, but throughout their working life.
Career Management topics include Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Setting Job Search Objectives, Interviewing Training, and Reference and Salary Negotiations. Many other skills and topics will be addressed throughout the year. All students are required to take the Career Management classes. Career Services also provides additional recruitment opportunities including networking events, preparation for local, regional and national fairs, and access to on-line career resources. Recruitment activities are available to all job-seeking, self-sponsored participants. Company sponsored participants may participate provided the school receives written permission for their participation from their sponsoring organizations. If a recruitment activity is scheduled to take place during scheduled class time, the student must obtain permission to attend the event from the relevant faculty member and make appropriate arrangements related to the missed work. I. Hazing The school complies with Chapter 536 of the Acts of 1985 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which require a disciplinary policy with regard to the organizers and instigators of hazing as defined in MGL.C.269, ss 17 and 18. (Copies of MGL 269.17 and 18, defining Hazing and the penalties imposed, are available in the Registrar's Office.) Any student found to organize or participate in the practice of hazing shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the school, and the school may also take judicial action against individuals or organizations where there is sufficient evidence of hazing. IV.
DAILY OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES A. English Only Policy Students at Hult International Business School are asked to speak only English while on campus to increase their mastery of the English language. B. Team Room and Equipment Reservation System Team room, equipment, and classroom space reservation procedures vary by location. Please see the campus-specific appendices for more details. Each team may reserve a room for a four hour maximum to give other teams a chance to use the space.
V. MBA and MIB PROGRAMS A. Admissions Policy The admissions policy of the Hult International Business School is intended to assess how an applicant might contribute to, and benefit from an intensive graduate business education in a culturally diverse institutional environment. It reflects a “holistic approach” to application review based on (1) Basic Admissions Criteria, (2) Primary Personal Factors and (3) Secondary Personal Factors, as set forth below: Basic Admissions Criteria for MBA Program 1. Substantial business experience and satisfactory GMAT score 2. Undergraduate degree 3. Undergraduate transcript 4. Letters of reference 5. English language proficiency 6. Personal Statement (Essay) Primary Personal Factors 1. National origin, ethnicity, gender (to ensure diversity) 2. Career goals 3. Entrepreneurial skills 4. Evidence of a. Leadership b. Professional promise c. Motivation and drive d. Overcoming adversity, including disabilities Secondary Personal Factors 1. Professional certifications 2. Honors and awards 3. Publications 4. Membership in professional or business associations 5. Community or national service 6. Extracurricular activities The above factors are not exhaustive. They may be weighed differently. They may not, however, be reduced to a standard formula or ranking. They should be considered in conjunction with all other admissions criteria and factors, in light of the school’s mission and purpose. The admissions policy for the Master of International Business (MIB) is identical to that of the MBA with 3 exceptions: 1. Work experience
2. Resume 3. GMAT score --are not required. Students who have a Bachelor’s Degree in business will be allowed up to two course waivers. B. Instruction and Course Information i. Experiential Learning The school subscribes to the philosophy that the education of managers is best achieved through experiential, student-centered learning. An important part of experiential learning is the opportunity to exchange ideas and information with one's peers for mutual intellectual stimulation. While this is bound to occur on a formal and informal level both inside and outside of class, we believe that we can enhance students’ learning experience by strategically structuring study and discussion groups. Thus, the Student follows a learning sequence that starts with individual preparation, continues with small group discussion and class discussion, and concludes with reflection, synthesis and internalization. Faculty members are encouraged to assign individual and group work that complements the learning sequence. Each class is designed to promote the acquisition of the specific skills and knowledge that are essential to succeeding in business.
ii. Curriculum Overview 1. MBA Curriculum MBA Toolbox Four week preparatory course
Module A – Foundations International Accounting Finance 1 Marketing Management Global Management Managerial Economics Managerial Decision-Making
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
Module B – Integration Finance 2 Strategy Operations Management
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
Module C – Global Application I (2 electives @ 3 credits each) Module D - Global Application II (2 electives @ 3 credits each) Action Learning Project 4 credits Integrated Skills Curriculum (Ongoing throughout Modules A and B) Team Skills 3 credits Global Citizenship 2 credits Management Communication 3 credits IT For Business Managers 2 credits 2 credits Lifetime Career Management Consulting for Innovation 1 credit Project Management 1 credit Total Program Credits = 57
2. Part Time MBA Curriculum Year One MBA Toolbox
Module A International Accounting Finance 1 Marketing Management
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
Module B Operations Management Global Management Management Communication Global Citizenship Lifetime Career Management
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 2 credits 1 credit
Module C Choice of One Elective
Module D Choice of One Elective Year Two Module A Managerial Economics Managerial Decision-Making IT For Business Managers Module B Finance 2 Strategy Team Skills/Business Execution Consulting for Innovation Project Management Lifetime Career Management
3 credits 3 credits 2 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 1 credit 1 credit 1 credit
Module C Choice of One Elective
Module D Choice of One Elective Action Learning Project
3 credits 4 credits
Total Program Credits = 57
3. MIB Curriculum MIB Toolbox Four week preparatory course
Module A – Fundamentals International Accounting International Finance International Marketing Global Management
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
Module B – Advancement Global Operations Global Strategy IT For Business Project Management Consulting Methods Global Citizenship
3 credits 3 credits 2 credits 1 credit 1 credit 2 credits
Module C – Global Application I (2 electives @ 3 credits each) Module D - Global Application II (1 elective @ 3 credits) Capstone: Business Execution Total Program Credits = 36
4. Required Courses All courses offered in Modules A and B are required for all students. 5. Elective Courses Elective courses will be offered during Modules C and D. Students must register for minimum of four and a maximum of five total elective courses to reach the required credit total for graduation. Elective courses listed in the catalog are illustrative only, representing offerings from recent years, and will not necessarily be offered in the current year. Course registration will take place one to two months before the start of elective modules C and D. a. Adding or Dropping a Hult Elective Course Students wishing to add or drop a Hult elective course must do so before the third 80-minute session of the course, whether it falls on the same day as the first session, or a subsequent date. Students must maintain two elective courses in each elective module (Modules C and D). So, for example, if the Student is registered for the last course to begin in a given module, he/she may not drop that course if it will bring him/her below the 2 course minimum. At the beginning of the third 80-minute session of the course, all registered students will be included on the official Class Roster. Students may not drop any Hult elective course after that time. If a student chooses not to continue in the course after the drop deadline has passed, a grade of “F” will be recorded for the course on his/her transcript. Students wishing to drop a course before the drop deadline has passed must complete the “drop” section of a Hult Elective Course Add/Drop Form and submit to the Registrar’s Office to ensure proper documentation on their transcripts (Hult Elective Course Add/Drop form may be obtained online). Once the course has begun, the Instructor’s signature will be required. Please note that adding a course is subject to available seats in the course, and at the discretion of the Instructor and Registrar who may determine that a course has already been filled. The Instructor may also decide that he or she will not take any new students at any time due to the amount of material missed. He or she may further decide to provisionally allow a student into a course with instructions to complete additional course work, or with grade adjustments due to missed class time. Students wishing to add an open course before the add deadline has passed must complete the “add” section of a Hult Elective Course Add/Drop Form and
submit the competed form to the Registrar’s Office. If the course has begun, the instructor’s signature will be required. Add/drop forms will be made available once the regular registration process is complete. b. Petition to Audit Elective Courses In addition to the elective courses taken for academic credit, students may petition to audit one elective course per elective Module (Modules C & D) after successful completion of all course requirements in Modules A and B, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of Module A. Auditing means attending a course for which no credit or grade is given. Audited courses will appear on the Students’ transcripts with a grade of AUD for Audit and 0 credits, provided that the Student meets all of the Instructor’s requirements for participation, as established when the Instructor grants permission to audit. Auditors must obtain the written permission of the course instructor. Completed audit forms must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office at least 1 week before the start of the Module. In awarding available seats in a given course, preference will be given to students petitioning to take the course for credit. Should seats remain at the audit deadline, petitions to audit will be considered in order of submission. The awarding of seats is at the discretion of the Registrar. Audit forms will be made available once the regular registration process is complete. c. Directed Study Students may take one directed study in the form of a research project for credit in place of one elective course. This study may be done in either elective Module (C or D), or may take place across both elective Modules to allow for more time (in which case the study will be considered as a Module D course, and the grade will be submitted for Module D). A faculty member must be enlisted to serve as advisor and mentor for the project, to monitor progress and evaluate/grade the final project. The directed study proposal must be drafted and signed by the Student and faculty advisor prior to being submitted to the Dean’s Office for final approval. Proposals must be submitted to the Dean at least two weeks before the beginning of the term for which the directed study will be credited. Students may also develop a work-study focused Internships course as registered elective, in accordance with local visa regulations and approval by the Academic
Dean. Internships will be coordinated through the office of Career Services, although the school will not be responsible for generating internship opportunities. Students with internship opportunities should inquire with Career Services regarding requirements and procedures at least two weeks prior to the start of the relevant elective period. International students may not begin working at their internship until Student Services verifies their visa status’s work authorization. d. Petition to take a Third Elective Course in Module C All students must take a minimum of 2 electives in Module C, and 2 electives in Module D. Students may petition to take a third elective in Module C, provided that there is space available in the course requested, that the Student has successfully completed all requirements for Modules A & B, and that the Student has earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of Module A. This elective will appear on the transcript and be calculated into the overall GPA. Students may petition for an extra elective in Module C only after general elective registration has been completed, giving all students a chance to get into two elective courses. Petitions to take a third elective in Module C must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office at least 2 weeks before the start of the Module. No more than two elective courses may be taken in Module D. Third elective request forms will be made available once the regular registration process is complete. e. Credit Transfer Policy
Students may take a maximum of six credits at an accredited or equivalent academic institution other than Hult. Courses must have a business focus, and they must present an academic challenge comparable to the required or elective course offerings at Hult. Transfer credit may count towards a Hult degree only if approved by the Academic Dean of the student’s home campus. The decision of the Academic Dean, including assessment of the outside academic institution, is final. Students requesting to take elective courses outside of Hult for transfer credit must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of Module A. Transfer credits must be taken at the student’s own expense. Students will not receive tuition reimbursements or refunds for courses forgone at Hult due to receiving credits from outside institutions. Each course taken at an outside institution must have a credit value of at least three credits, and will be transferred at a maximum of three credits. Students may transfer a maximum of one elective course in each elective module (Module C & D.) Students must receive a minimum grade of B- in order to receive transfer course credit at Hult, though grades received in transfer credit courses will not be
factored into the student’s GPA. Grades must be received in the form of an official transcript from the school at which the course was taken. It is the responsibility of the student to have an official transcript sent directly to the Hult registrar at the student's home campus. All requests for transfer credit must be submitted in writing to the Academic Dean, using the Transfer of Credits form. Students are encouraged to submit requests for transfer credit to the Academic Dean as early as possible. Applications for transfer of credit will not be accepted later than two weeks prior to the start of the Module for which the student requests transfer credit to be granted. Policies regarding the number of electives allowed in Modules C and D remain in effect if a student chooses to take a course or courses outside of Hult. Academic Deans may consider special circumstances in granting exceptions to the transfer requirements enumerated here. Decisions of the Academic Deans regarding transfer credit are final.
C. Academic Information i. Grading Procedures 1.Grading Standards Course instructors will evaluate and assess student performance. Grades are assigned according to the Instructor’s assessment of performance on the intellectual and professional criteria established for the course. The Instructor has full authority and responsibility to establish performance criteria, evaluate students’ performance and award grades. The faculty uses the following grading system to evaluate student performance: Points 4.00 3.67 3.33 3.00 2.67 2.33 2.00 1.67 1.00 0
Grade A AB+ B BC+ C CD F
Performance Outstanding Excellent Very Good Good Acceptable High Marginal Marginal Low Marginal Unsatisfactory Fail
Acceptable graduate-level work is a B- or better. The Registrar releases official final course grades at the end of each module in the form of a transcript. Individual grade breakdowns (participation, homework, and exam grades, for example) are available only from instructors. Every Hult student is entitled to know the manner in which his or her course grade was calculated. 2. Grade Point Average A weighted grade point average (GPA) is computed by multiplying the numerical grade received for each course or module by the number of credit hours per course, totaling these figures, then dividing the sum by the total credit hours. "Pass" and "Incomplete" grades and their corresponding credits are not factored into the weighted average. A "Fail" will be factored into the weighted average as a numerical grade of zero. Every course in which a student has enrolled and for which a student has been assigned a letter grade, will be denoted on his or her transcript. Every
letter grade denoted on the transcript will be factored into the calculation of the student’s overall GPA. 3. Pass/Fail Courses Some courses, as determined by the faculty, may be graded on a "Pass" or "Fail" basis. With no numerical grades given, a "Pass" is not factored into the overall GPA. If a student does not pass, however, a "Fail" will be factored into the overall GPA as a numerical grade of zero and given weight equal to the number of credits for the course. 4. Incomplete As judged by the Instructor, students will receive a grade of “I” for “Incomplete” if they have not completed all course requirements by the end of the course. A student cannot graduate with an “I” in any course. To remove an “I” and receive a grade, course requirements or make-up work must be completed and accepted by the Instructor within one month of the end of the course or by graduation, whichever comes first. It is the responsibility of the Student to make arrangements for making up any missed work and ensuring the replacement grade is submitted. The Instructor may consider extenuating circumstances in application of this policy. An "I" is not factored into the overall grade point average. 5. Exemption from Formal Class Work No exemptions from formal course work will be granted, unless in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Academic Dean in consultation with the Instructor concerned. Students wishing for an exemption from formal course work must consult with the Academic Dean. In such cases, appropriate substitute work will be assigned and graded. 6. Class Participation Class participation is an important part of the learning experience at the school and will factor into your overall grade for each course. Each instructor will grade class participation and determine grading standards and the appropriate weight given to class participation in the overall course grade. These standards and weighting will be outlined in the syllabus for each course. 7. Examinations and Assignments Examinations are an important and integral part of the MBA and MIB programs. Instructors will announce their own examination policy at the beginning of their courses and may give quizzes and examinations at their
discretion. It is the policy of the school, however, that examinations are to be given during class, or assigned as take-home group projects. The faculty will not give individual take-home examinations. Students are required to take examinations as scheduled. Absence from an exam may be authorized by the faculty and administration only in extreme and unavoidable situations. Medical or other serious personal emergencies (when reported prior to the examination) are legitimate reasons for scheduling a make-up exam. Although important to the individual concerned, attending a wedding, exploring a job opportunity, taking exams in a successive period, house-hunting, or travel scheduling are not sufficient reasons. Generally, make-up exams are scheduled after rather than before the regular exam. Individual examination results will be made available to others only through permission of individual students, unless the results are required by the faculty for discussions of a student’s academic progress and degree status. ii. Academic Difficulty and Counseling The Academic Dean and Dean of Students will be available throughout the program to discuss overall program performance with individual students. The faculty and the Deans make every effort to ensure each student’s success in the program and are available for consultation regarding any difficulty a student may be having. If an academic difficulty arises, the student is strongly encouraged to study more diligently (both individually and with his or her teammates), and to speak immediately with individual instructors and the Deans to determine ways of improving performance. iii. Academic Probation Students whose academic performance is deemed unsatisfactory may be placed on probation. Probation may result from grades which are below standard or general lack of conformance with policies of an academic nature, such as poor attendance across classes, missed assignments, lack of contribution to team assignments, etc. In terms of GPA, at the end of Module A, students whose grade point average is between 2.60 and 2.67 are automatically placed on probation (see Requirements for Continuation, section IV B) and will be notified in writing by the Academic Standards Committee. Students will remain on probation unless improvement in academic performance occurs. Students who are on probation must seek academic counseling and develop a Personal Improvement Plan that is approved by the Dean and the Academic Standards Committee. The school may also limit student participation in formal course and program evaluations and review, impose limits upon, or prohibit, student participation in the campus rotation program.
iv. Academic Appeals Procedure It is the policy of the school that all students are treated fairly with respect to all academic evaluations and that all judgments are fair, consistent, and objective. An appeals mechanism through the governance of the school is therefore provided to students who claim that they have been erroneously or unfairly treated in an academic evaluation. In the event that a grade under dispute affects the student’s GPA so that eligibility for continuance from one module to the next is in question, grievance procedures must be invoked within 72 hours of the release of the grade. Under such circumstances, students will be permitted to attend classes while the appeal is being resolved. In all other cases of a grade dispute, the grievance procedure must be invoked within 14 days of receiving the grade. Step 1 – Students must first discuss with the Instructor any determination or grade which they question before invoking the appeals procedure. Should the Instructor be unwilling or unable to meet with the Student to discuss the grade, the Student should document the attempts to engage in this discussion and proceed to Step 2. Step 2 – In the event the issue remains unresolved, the Student may appeal the determination by submitting a written petition to the Academic Dean. The Academic Dean will review and respond, or he may refer the matter to the Academic Standards Committee for further consideration and a recommendation. The petition must include copies of all relevant papers and exams in question and indicate the outcome of the initial discussion with the Instructor. The Academic Dean will render a decision on the matter, in consideration of any recommendation from the Academic Standards Committee (ASC). The decision of the Academic Dean is final. v. Dean’s List Students who earn a GPA of 3.60 or above for any Module are formally named to the school’s Dean’s List for that Module. Qualifying students receive notification from the Academic Dean with appropriate recording in the student’s permanent academic file. With the Student’s approval, formal announcement of this scholastic achievement will be made to respective sponsors and agencies. The school is very pleased to offer this achievement award and hopes this award will serve as added incentive for all students.
vi. Graduation with Honors Students graduating with a cumulative GPA at or above 3.60 and who are in the top 10% of the class will be designated a Hult Scholar and will receive their degree "with Distinction" indicating the highest honor. Those whose cumulative GPA is 3.60 or above but who are not in the top 10% of the class will receive their degree “with Excellence,” as recommended to the faculty and Board of Trustees by the Academic Dean. D. Program Requirements i. Attendance Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, examinations, class presentations, simulations, exercises, field research visits, discussion groups, plant visits, lectures, special programs, and the graduation ceremony. There are no excused absences, only explained absences. In case of illness or absence due to religious obligations, students should notify the appropriate instructor(s) by email as soon as they know they will miss any class time. If a student misses a class or another required activity, it is his/her responsibility to review, with classmates, the material covered and to consult with the Instructor prior to the class regarding any make-up requirements. Unexplained absences count as a zero for that day’s class participation. Classes begin promptly according to the published schedule. It is the responsibility of each student to be in class on time. Classroom attendance may be recorded by a classroom assistant as an aid to the Instructor. To eliminate disruption, students are requested not to enter or leave the classroom when class is in session. Attending group meetings and participating in the assigned study teams are a required component of the program and are considered an important part of the experiential learning process. Group member feedback evaluations may be administered by individual instructors to assess each team member’s participation and attendance for group projects. Additionally for the London campus all students that require a visa to study in the UK must have a good attendance record under UK immigration Legislation. A poor academic record could mean that a student will not have their visa extended. Additionally if a student misses 10 contacts with the School – lectures, seminars, meetings with their tutor – without an explained absence, then by law the school must report that student’s absence to the immigration authorities.
ii. Requirements for Continuation to the Next Module of Study 1. Entering Module B At the end of Module A, students who fail to achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.60 will be required to withdraw from the program. If this occurs, the Academic Standards Committee will notify the Student in writing. Students may petition for reinstatement when unusual and extenuating circumstances may justify continuation. 2. Entering Electives Modules At the end of Module B, students are required to fulfill at least one of the following requirements in order to continue in the program: a. Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.67 for all work to date for the program, or b. Achieve a GPA of at least 2.80 for the previous module’s courses. Students failing to meet at least one of these conditions will be required to withdraw from the program, and will be notified in writing by the Academic Standards Committee. Students may petition for reinstatement when unusual and extenuating circumstances may justify continuation. iii.
Requirements for Graduation MBA Students must complete 57 credit hours of course work to be eligible for the MBA degree. MIB students must complete 36 credit hours of course work. Course credit is awarded for achieving a grade better than “F” for a course. All courses in Module A or B as well as the four required skills track courses must be completed with a grade better than “F.” Should a student receive an “F” for a required course, this course must be re-taken at Hult or an approved institution within a period of three years from the Student’s original enrollment date and the student must achieve a grade better than “F.” Those who satisfy these criteria, as well as fulfill all program requirements (program requirements include: participation in all courses, payment of all financial obligations, return of all library materials, and completion of all evaluations), who receive a grade other than “Incomplete” for each course, who have no outstanding Honor Code issues, and who have a final GPA of 2.67 or better are granted the MBA or MIB degree. Degrees are recommended by the Academic Dean to the faculty and the Board of Trustees and awarded by vote of the Faculty and the Board.
iv. Withdrawal Policy A student may withdraw from the program at any time upon giving written notice to the Registrar. The withdrawing student may re-enter the program at a later date, without having to reapply for admission. He or she may use any unexpired refund credit (see “Refund Policy” below) toward the receipt of educational services or materials, priced at the rate prevailing at the time of re-entry. In addition to providing written notice to the Registrar, all students must meet with the Academic Dean or his/her designate prior to withdrawing. If you are on a student visa at your campus of study, withdrawal from Hult will invalidate your visa and immigration authorities will be informed. Please make sure to schedule an exit interview with Student Services prior to your departure. v. Refund Policy The school grants only credit refunds that may be used within a five-year period for future educational services. Cash refunds are not granted. The date on which the notice of intention to withdraw and not re-enter is received by the Registrar, or the date on which the student is informed of his or her dismissal from the school, will determine that student’s liability for tuition and other program-related costs. 1. If the notice of intention is received before the first day of the Toolbox, the student will be entitled to a full credit refund of any paid tuition and other program-related costs, less the program deposit, application fees, and insurances fees, which are non-refundable. After the first day of class in the Toolbox or in any module, the amount of any refund will be based on the following schedule: Will receive a credit refund for: Tuition for Modules A, B, C, and D Student Activity & IT Services Fees Hult Case Study Packs
Withdrawals after: First day of Toolbox
First day of Module A
Tuition for Modules B, C, and D 2/3 Student Activity & IT Services Fees 2/3 Hult Case Study Packs
First day of Module B
Tuition for Modules C and D 1/3 Student Activity and IT Services Fees 1/3 Hult Case Study Packs
First day of Module C
No refund will be due
2. In the case of a student who receives financial aid from the school in the form of a scholarship and/or fellowship, the amount of any credit refund will be net of such aid, prorated over three modules as follows: Withdrawals before: First day of Module A First day of Module B First day of Module C
Credit refund will be net of: 100% total financial aid received 66% total financial aid received 33% total financial aid received
iv. Course, Faculty & Module Evaluations by Students Students are required to complete evaluations of course and instructor upon completion of each course, as well as mid-year and end-of-year program evaluations. Students are urged to respond faithfully to this request, providing constructive comments in the interest of improving the quality of the program. v. Settlement of Financial & Other Obligations All financial obligations toward the school must be settled, all library materials returned (or suitable compensation paid for lost material), and all evaluations and forms completed at the conclusion of each module of the program before a student can continue to the next module or be awarded a degree. vi. Dismissal from the Program The school reserves the right to dismiss any student at any time whose academic performance is unsatisfactory, whose conduct constitutes unacceptable professional behavior, or whose legal or medical problems hinder satisfactory performance. In such cases the Academic Dean will notify the Student in writing, a degree will not be awarded to the Student, and, as appropriate, the Student’s sponsor will be notified. E. Standard of Conduct A standard of conduct is firmly observed throughout the course of the program in order to uphold the high academic standing of the school. All members of the community are expected to treat others with respect. Honesty in academic matters, as in all others, is an expectation of all members of the Hult community. Violations of the standards of conduct are considered a serious breach of conduct and may result in placement on disciplinary probation by the school. Students, staff and faculty at the school are expected to:
• • • • • • • •
be civil in words and deeds be honest in work, action, and speech respect the privacy of others’ feelings and property respect the cultural differences of every individual extend courtesy to every individual attend every class, appointment, or assigned commitment on time obey copyright law uphold the Honor Code
All students are expected to read and sign the Academic Honesty Contract indicating that they have read, understood, and will abide by the Honor Code during the course of their study (See Appendix I for a copy of the contract). i. Honor Code The Honor Code expresses the importance of honesty and respect shared by all members of the Hult community: As members of the Hult community, we expect an atmosphere of trust, honesty, and respect, and we assume that each individual will live up to his or her highest personal standards as well as those of the community. We agree to respect the property of our school and of others. We agree not to tolerate theft, vandalism, and other such forms of disrespect. We agree not to tolerate cheating by giving or taking improper academic aid, and not to plagiarize [as defined in the following section of this handbook]. We also agree that if we witness any violations of this code, we will handle the situation with responsibility by either addressing the situation directly, or discussing it with a person of authority. We further agree that we will consult with an instructor or other person of authority when policies toward academic assistance are unclear. ii. Definitions 1. Plagiarism Plagiarism is copying another person’s work without providing credit to the original source. Any information extracted from other sources (including oral communication, written texts, audiovisual and other technological resources such as CD-ROM or the Internet) without changing or with only minor changes, must be footnoted, giving credit to the source. If no source citation is provided, it is considered plagiarism. 2. Cheating Cheating is considered getting help on an examination or assignment from a disallowed source. This includes using notes or outside sources of
information during in-class examinations and assignments and copying or paraphrasing the work or ideas of another person (except for texts and notes associated with the course) without the permission of the Instructor. Cheating includes voluntarily assisting in another student’s cheating. It may also include submitting the student’s own work from one class for credit in another without informing the instructors and receiving their consent for the multiple submissions. Collaborating on an assignment when individual work has been required by an instructor is also considered unacceptable academic behavior. iii. Policies and Responsibilities 1. Staff & Instructors a. Staff will distribute a copy of the Handbook on Policies and Procedures to each student during the orientation period, discuss contents of handbook, and obtain a signed copy of the Academic Honesty Contract from each student stating that the Student has read, understands, and agrees to abide by the Honor Code as stated in this handbook. b. Instructors are responsible for maintaining academic integrity in the learning and examination process. c. Instructors will require Honor Statements or Certificates of Originality for students to sign when handing in exams, papers, and other major assignments. [see Appendix III] d. Instructors will give explicit instructions when giving assignments, designating them as individual vs. team assignments. e. All Honor Code violations are automatically referred by the Instructor with a recommendation to the Academic Standards Committee (ASC) for review and adjudication. This means that every faculty member will refer all violations and that all student allegations will be presented to the ASC. f. Individual instructors may invoke examination, assignment, and course failure remedies. g. The ASC may invoke suspension and dismissal remedies, as well as those remedies available to individual instructors. 2.
Students a. Communication with other persons (within the classroom or externally) through any medium (oral, written, or electronic) during
examinations is expressly prohibited. Questions about the examination may be asked directly to the Instructor or proctor. b. The use of books, notes, computers, calculators, or dictionaries, are subject to the restrictions of individual instructors and will be announced in advance of the examination. Use of restricted materials will result in disciplinary action. c. A student’s use of the ideas or writings of another individual, whether in an examination, paper, or any written assignment, and submitting such to an instructor as his or her own work is considered plagiarism and is in direct violation of the Honor Code. d. Leaving an examination room with exam materials while an exam is still in progress is prohibited. All examination materials are to be given to the Instructor or proctor immediately upon completion of the examination. e.
If a student witnesses any of the above violations, the Student should act responsibly by addressing the situation directly, or by reporting the violation to the Instructor or to the Administration.
iv. Penalties 1. Consequences Any infringement on the Standards of Conduct or violation of the Honor Code may result in any of the following: a. Lower examination and/or assignment grade or failure of examination/assignment b. Lower course grade or failure of course c. Denial of Academic Honors d. Placement on academic and/or disciplinary probation e. Written reprimand in the Student’s permanent record f. Suspension (Student is not allowed to enter the school or attend classes for a defined period of time) g. Dismissal from the program
2. Disciplinary Probation a. Students may be placed on disciplinary probation by the school for violation of the Standards of Conduct. For the term of the probation, access to School privileges and services may be limited or denied. Such privileges and services may include the following: i. Social events sponsored by the school ii. Specified services offered by Hult’s Career Services office iii. Specified services offered by Hult’s Student Services office iv. Specified facilities, which may include conference rooms, study spaces, and computer facilities v. Participation in student government vi. Participation in student clubs vii. Participation in surveys distributed by the school b. Student may be required to submit letter(s) of apology to offended party or parties c. Violations of the terms of probation may result in additional penalties, which may also include suspension from the school F. Grievances and Appeals Procedures Students who have formal complaints regarding the professional conduct of any member of the school’s faculty or administration, or regarding the enforcement of and adherence to academic and student policies and procedures, have the right to file grievances through the governance structure of the school. In the case of a grievance, the Student should first discuss the objection with the individual involved. If not satisfied, the Student should discuss the objection with the individual’s supervisor, and if still not satisfied the Student should submit a written complaint, including the outcome that they are seeking, to the Academic Dean, allowing 30 days for the necessary review and settlement.
APPENDIX I ACADEMIC HONESTY CONTRACT As members of the Hult community, we expect an atmosphere of trust, honesty, and respect, and we assume that each individual will live up to his or her highest personal standards as well as those of the community. We agree to respect the property of our school and of others. We agree not to tolerate theft, vandalism, and other such forms of disrespect. We agree not to tolerate cheating by giving or taking improper academic aid, and not to plagiarize [as defined in section V. of this handbook]. We also agree that if we witness any infringements of this code, we will handle the situation with responsibility by either addressing the situation directly, or discussing it with a person of authority. We further agree that we will consult with an Instructor or other person of authority when policies toward academic assistance are unclear.
I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the above statement of the Honor Code and all statements of the Hult Standard of Conduct as stated in the Policies and Procedures handbook.
Signature: _________________________________________ Date: ______________
APPENDIX II HULT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY Hult's IT infrastructure provides rich learning resources which many parties within the Hult community depend upon. Access to Hult's IT resources is a privilege which students are expected to use carefully. In an effort to ensure Hult's IT network is used properly and available to all, we ask that you read, sign, and adhere to the IT Policy statement below. Please note that any willful violations of this policy may lead to the immediate termination of your Hult IT privileges and/or other academic or legal sanctions. I understand that, for the purposes of performing academic work and pursuing my education at the Hult International Business School, I am provided access to computers, computer networks, data and other Hult technological and information resources. I agree to use these resources in an ethical manner, and to adhere to high moral, legal, and professional standards concerning their use. I understand that the use of Hult's telephones is restricted to official school business and necessary telephone calls. Use of the staff phones is only permitted with a staff member's approval. The use of cell phones during class for talking, text messaging or recording is expressly forbidden. I will not impersonate other individuals or misrepresent myself in any way when using Hult technological resources. I will not attempt to access password-protected systems for which I do not have an assigned password. I will not share my passwords with others. I understand that I am responsible for all actions performed on my account and will take the precautions necessary to prevent its unauthorized use. I will not attempt to access data or records of a personal or confidential nature unless authorized to do so. I acknowledge it is improper to destroy, alter, disclose, or distribute information or programs that belong to others without proper permission. I will not connect unauthorized equipment to or interfere with Hult's information technology facilities or equipment. I UNDERSTAND THAT CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVILEDGED. I will not record individuals and faculty IN OR OUT OF THE CLASSROOM without their express written consent. I promise to uphold the integrity of the faculty's intellectual property and will not distribute or aid in the distribution of materials to outside entities. I will respect the privacy rights of others. I will not disclose confidential information without the permission of the owner, and I will use ANY data WHICH I RECEIVE for legitimate academic and administrative purposes only. I understand that any communications I send by wire or electronic means are private and are protected by law from illegal interception. I will not access electronic files or intercept network communications at Hult or elsewhere without the appropriate
authorization. I UNDERSTAND THAT doing so is a violation of Hult’s policy and may result in criminal penalties. I will not use computers, computer networks, data, and other Hult technological and information resources to threaten, defame, HARRASS, offend, REVIEW OR TRANSMIT OBSCENE MATERIALS, or otherwise cause harm or damage to another person, institution, or company within or outside the Hult community. FINALLY, I UNDERSTAND THAT COMMUNICATIONS SENT OR RECEIVED USING HULT'S EMAIL SYSTEM ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND THAT FACULTY AND STAFF MAY SUBSCRIBE TO STUDENT EMAIL LISTS. ALL communications from members of the Hult community are to reflect mutual respect, civility, and other moral standards, and that the use of obscene or intolerant language, and the use of similarly offensive graphic or video images, clearly violate these standards and are considered inappropriate for electronic and all other forms of Hult discourse. Using any of the information technology resources of Hult for unethical purposes is unacceptable AND COULD RESULT IN THE IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF MY IT PRIVILEGES AND/OR OTHER LEGAL SANCTIONS.
I have read, understand and agree to abide by the above statement of the Hult Information Technology Policy. Signature:___________________________________________ Print Name:__________________________________________ Date:_______________________________________________
APPENDIX III Honor Statement I have neither given nor received aid in the preparation and completion of this __________. (Homework, test, assignment, etc.—as appropriate.) Sign: _______________________________________ Date: ______________
Certificate of Originality (If you have any doubt about the procedures described below, please ask your instructor before you sign the statement and turn in the paper.) I certify that this paper is my own work, and my signature below is proof that I have read and understand the following statements about properly attributing the work of others. • When I copy a phrase, sentence, or paragraph of others’ work, it is set apart from the rest of the paper by, for example, quotation marks, italics, or an indented paragraph. • When I paraphrase the ideas or words of others, it is attributed by footnote or endnote (see below). • When I either copy or paraphrase the work of others, I have footnoted and properly cited the original work. I understand that the requirements for the style of the footnote (or endnote) are determined by individual professors, and that each note contains the author’s name, the name of the work cited, the location of the quotation within the work, and the publication date and source (e.g. book, journal, newspaper, web site). • The cited work appears in a bibliography. • In case of any doubt about attribution, I am aware that I can use Google or other widely-available tools and reference materials to check the originality of words, phrases, or longer sections. I am also aware that the professor can and will use these same tools should they be in any doubt about any part of the paper not being clearly attributed to others. Sign: _______________________________________ Date: ______________ Print Name: ____________________________________________________
APPENDIX IV Campus Rotation Program – For MBA students only Program Overview Students will have the opportunity to study in one or more of the following campus locations as indicated below: Module C: Boston, Dubai, London and Shanghai Module D: Boston, Dubai and London Students may rotate to two different campuses during their MBA program provided they do so in different modules. Students may elect to rotate and remain in the same campus for both modules C and D, where applicable (not available in Shanghai). Students are responsible for the costs associated with and for arranging travel, accommodation, insurance and visas. Hult will assist in obtaining visas and providing resources for travel and accommodation arrangements. Additionally, students will be responsible for their living expenses and for showing proof of international travel insurance prior to travel. Other costs may be assessed for certain optional activities and events. In an effort to minimize expense during Campus Rotation, Hult encourages students to ‘swap’ residences on different campuses. Hult will make every effort to facilitate this by providing a Housing Swap forum on Hult Online. Please note: no exchange of money should take place in the event of a swap. While Hult assists in obtaining visas we do not guarantee the success of any immigration application. If a student fails to obtain a visa in their home campus country, the campus rotation application will be rejected by Hult and the student must register for classes on their home campus. Students may not travel to their home country to try to overturn a visa rejection. Hult reserves the right to cancel a student’s visa or immigration documents for academic or other reasons. In that event, the student is not permitted to take part in campus rotation. Attempting to travel on a cancelled visa or immigration documents may result in the following: detention by local authorities; deportation; or removal from the School.
Eligibility Students are eligible to participate for the campus rotation program provided that they meet all the following requirements: 1. At the time of campus selection and registration, students must have obtained the minimum GPA to move from Module A to Module B of 2.60 in order to be considered for campus rotation. Please see the Student Handbook, Section V.C.ii.1 for complete policy on moving from Module A to Module B). a. Students on academic probation at the end of Module A (GPA of 2.60 – 2.66) who wish to participate in campus rotation will be considered on a case by case basis by the Home campus Academic Dean in consultation with the Home campus Registrar. 2. Students in academic difficulty at mid-point of Module B may become ineligible to participate in the campus rotation program. 3. At the time of campus selection and registration the student must be up to date on all fees. 4. The student must have passed all core courses in order to participate in Campus Rotation. A grade of F in any course prohibits campus rotation. 5. The student must not be on disciplinary probation. Mandatory Campus Rotation Deposit Any student applying for the campus rotation program will be required to submit a $500 deposit per campus rotation destination at the time of campus selection. Students who choose to remain at their home campus in lieu of rotating after the selection/registration deadline forfeit any and all deposits. Students will be given the opportunity to enroll in elective courses on their home campus as space permits Absence from any of the mandatory meetings (such as: Health and Safety/Immunization Seminar, Cultural Adaptation Seminar, Logistics Seminar and Mandatory Orientation) for students rotating will result in the forfeit of the $500 deposit per rotation campus. If a student is denied an entry visa to their host campus country the $500 deposit will be returned to the student. The student's home campus will work with the student to register for elective courses still available.
APPENDIX V Boston Campus Information 1. Parking Parking is not available at the Boston campus. Students wishing to drive to campus must see the Student Services Office for parking options in the surrounding area. 2. Visitors to Hult All visitors to the Boston campus must be cleared through the Student Services Office or Career Services Office. Occasionally, clients or sponsors for the Action Learning Project visit their teams at the school. If this occurs, the team must speak with the Student Services Office a minimum of 24 to 48 hours before the visit if parking is requested. In general, guests may be directed to park in the Museum of Science parking garage. 3. Change of local address Students who change their local address during their program must update their local mailing address with both Student Services and the Registrar by emailing the updated information to [email protected]
and [email protected]
. This information will be used to update SEVIS records and academic files. 4. Administrative Office Hours The administrative offices at One Education Street are open from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. To ensure availability, please make an appointment with individual staff members in advance by phone or email. 5. Team Room and Equipment Reservation System There are many team rooms located on the Hult campus. As most of the work done by students in the program is done in teams, these rooms are set up with a large table and grouping of chairs so as to best facilitate group work. To maximize the space and ensure that teams always have places to work, individuals looking for a place to study on their own are asked to use the classrooms, or other designated quiet study areas. Teams can register online to reserve team room space. Each team may reserve a room for a four hour maximum to give other teams a chance to use the space. If a team has occupied a room for more than the four hour maximum, another team has the right to move in. The sign-up procedure and four hour limit will also extend to the weekend. A team may reserve a room in advance every day of the week, but a room may only be reserved for four hours of each day. Reservations for equipment must be made through the IT Services Office. Classroom space must be requested through the Registrar’s Office or Student Services Office. Students requesting the use of these items must give a minimum of 24 to 48 hours notice.
6. Medical Insurance All students must have a US-based medical insurance that is in compliance with Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services regulation 114.6 CMR 3.00. Students cannot be officially registered in the program until they have either joined the health insurance plan offered by the school, or waived the school plan by providing documentation demonstrating that they are carrying health insurance meeting the requirements set forth in 114.6 CMR 3.00. The full text of 114.6 CMR 3.00 can be found on www.mass.gov. 7. Emergency Information In the event of a medical or other serious emergency at Hult’s Boston Campus, please dial 2911 from any Hult phone to reach security. 8. Smoking Policy Smoking is prohibited inside the school and all areas of the EF Center building. This prohibition applies to all indoor air space, including private faculty and administrative offices, and dining facilities. Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor areas. 9. Drug and Alcohol Possession and Abuse The school complies with the Drug-free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Department of Defense's Drug-free Work Force Rules, which ensure every student the right of a safe environment among people who are free from the effects of drugs and alcohol. Students are subject to the school’s policy on Drug and Alcohol Abuse as stated below. The school strictly prohibits: • • •
the possession and/or abuse of drugs or alcohol on school property, or while representing the school the sale or purchase of drugs on school property, or while representing the school being under the influence of drugs or alcohol on school property, or while representing the school
This policy applies to all forms of alcohol, to illegal drugs, and to legal drugs which impair job performance (unless use of the drug has been prescribed by a physician). This policy is not intended to prohibit consumption of alcohol in moderation at school-sponsored or authorized functions where alcohol is served.
Students who are suspected of violating this policy may be: • • •
placed on disciplinary probation, asked to submit to a drug or alcohol test, or required to participate in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program. As a condition of continued enrollment at the school, students must agree to abide by this policy.
Students who believe they may have a drug or alcohol problem are encouraged to consult the Associate Dean of Student Affairs who can provide information on rehabilitation programs or other assistance. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. The organizations listed below have been recommended to the school as providing information and assistance concerning drug and alcohol abuse. This is a limited list, and employees/students should feel free to also seek assistance from other agencies. All are accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and approved by most major insurance carriers. Additional information may be obtained from Modern Assistance Programs, Inc. at (617) 774-0331. You should consult your own insurer to find out whether you have coverage and what the limitations are. Many plans require pre-admission review. Boston Area Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Secap Unit 736 Cambridge Street Brighton, MA 02135 Tel: (617) 789-2574 (or 789-2576) Adcare Hospital 107 Lincoln Street Worcester, MA 01606 Tel: (508) 799-9000 High Point 1233 State Road (Rte. 3A) Plymouth, (Manomet), MA 02360 Tel: (508) 224-7701
APPENDIX VI Dubai Campus Information 1. Parking Outdoor parking is available at the school’s campus in Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). Students wishing to drive to campus may park in any available outdoor parking spot. 2. Visitors to Hult All visitors to the Dubai campus must be cleared through reception. Occasionally, clients or sponsors for the Action Learning Project visit their teams at the school. Guests may park in any available outdoor parking spot in DIAC. 3. Change of local address Students who change their local address during their program must update their local mailing address with both Student Services and the Registrar by emailing the updated information to [email protected]
and [email protected]
. 4. Administrative Office Hours The administrative offices at DIAC are open from 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M., Sunday through Thursday. To ensure availability, please make an appointment with individual staff members in advance by phone or email. 5. Team Room and Equipment Reservation System There are many team rooms located on the Hult campus. As most of the work done by students in the program is done in teams, these rooms are set up with a large table and grouping of chairs so as to best facilitate group work. To maximize the space and ensure that teams always have places to work, individuals looking for a place to study on their own are asked to use the classrooms, or other designated quiet study areas. Each team may reserve a room for a four hour maximum to give other teams a chance to use the space. If a team has occupied a room for more than the four hour maximum, another team has the right to move in. The sign-up procedure and four hour limit will also extend to the weekend. A team may reserve a room in advance every day of the week, but a room may only be reserved for four hours of each day. Reservations for equipment such as the conference phone or VCR/DVD must be made through the Registrar’s office. Classroom space must be requested through the Registrar’s Office. Students requesting the use of these items must give a minimum of 24 to 48 hours notice. 6. Medical Insurance All students must have medical insurance. Students cannot be officially registered in the program until they have either joined the
health insurance plan offered by the school or have provided written verification that they are carrying health insurance offered by their sponsor or another insurance company. 7. Drug and Alcohol Possession and Abuse DIAC is a drug and alcohol free facility. The school complies with all local laws regarding drug and alcohol possession, which ensure every student the right of a safe environment among people who are free from the effects of drugs and alcohol. The school expects each and every student to follow all local laws, as possession of either drugs or alcohol will result in a possible jail sentence and deportation. Students are subject to the school’s policy on Drug and Alcohol Abuse as stated below. The school strictly prohibits: • • •
the possession and/or abuse of drugs or alcohol on school property, or while representing the school the sale or purchase of drugs on school property, or while representing the school being under the influence of drugs or alcohol on school property, or while representing the school
This policy applies to all forms of alcohol, to illegal drugs, and to legal drugs, which impair job performance (unless use of the drug has been prescribed by a physician). Students should be aware that local UAE laws are very strict regarding controlled substances, and should check with Ministry of Health to see if prescription drugs in one’s home country are permitted in Dubai. Students are advised to visit the Ministry of Health’s website for more information: www.moh.gov.ae. Students who are suspected of violating this policy may: • • •
be asked to submit to a drug or alcohol test, or be subject to further disciplinary action face harsh local penalties
As a condition of continued enrollment at the school, students must agree to abide by this policy.
8. Smoking Policy Smoking is prohibited inside the school and all enclosed areas of DIAC. This prohibition applies to all indoor air space, including private faculty and administrative offices, and dining facilities. Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor areas. 9. Ramadan Ramadan is the Holy Month in which Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Holy Quran. The month is not fixed in terms of the Western calendar, the exact date changes each year. It is a month of fasting when Muslims abstain from all food, drinks and cigarettes from dawn to dusk. • Non-Muslims are also required to refrain from consuming these items in public places during Ramadan as a mark of respect. • Food will be served in restaurants located within hotels or other enclosed places. • Special Ramadan festivals are organized in many of the Emirates. • People of all cultures can participate in the Iftar activities (the breaking of fast around 6.30pm in the evening) that are open to the general public. • Shops are usually closed during the day and open after Iftar until early hours of the morning. • Similarly, parks and other public places will open after the breaking of fast and remain open till late in the night. • Modest attire is recommended and patience should be exercised at all times in the spirit of Ramadan.
APPENDIX VII London Campus Information 1. Traveling to campus. The quickest and cheapest way to travel to university is by public transport. The London underground connects all areas of London and as a student you are eligible for discount on your travel through a student oyster photo-card. Student Services can assist you with your application. You can plan your journey on the London underground and bus route at www.tfl.gov.uk 2. Cars Parking is not available at the London campus. There are limited paces in parking bays and car parks in the Bloomsbury area, these charge around £10 for four hours. Additionally you will need to pay the London congestion charge which costs £8 per day for a car. 3. Visitors to Hult All visitors to the London campus must sign into the visitors’ book at reception. Any visitors to the Byng halls of residence during the daytime must sign the visitors book in Byng reception and be accompanied by a resident at all times. A visitors form must be filled out at least two days in advance for guests wishing to stay overnight in Byng. 4. Change of local address Students who change their local address must update their local mailing address with the Registrar using a change of address form. We use this information to send you official documentation and under immigration law it is a legal requirement that Hult has the current address of all its students on file. 5. Team Room and Equipment Reservation System There are many team rooms located on the Hult campus. As most of the work done by students in the program is done in teams, these rooms are set up with a large table and grouping of chairs so as to best facilitate group work. To maximize the space and ensure that teams always have places to work, individuals looking for a place to study on their own are asked to use the classrooms, or other designated quiet study areas. Each team may reserve a room for a four hour maximum to give other teams a chance to use the space. If a team has occupied a room for more than the four hour maximum, another team has the right to move in. The sign-up procedure and four hour limit will also extend to the weekend. A team may reserve a room in advance every day of the week, but a room may only be reserved for four hours of each day. Reservations for equipment such as the conference phone or VCR/DVD must be made through the IT Services office.
Classroom space must be requested through the Registrar’s Office. Students requesting the use of these items must give a minimum of 24 to 48 hours notice. 6. Administrative Office Hours Both Student Services and the Registry are open to students from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday. 7. Medical Insurance If you are studying in the UK for over 6 months you may be eligible for free medical care with the UK’s National Health Service. Students are advised to speak to London’s Student Services department to check their eligibility. Students that are not entitled to free care will need to buy medical insurance before arriving in the UK. 8. Smoking Policy Smoking is prohibited inside the school and Byng halls of residence. Smoking is allowed in designated, signposted outdoor areas. Please note that under UK law smoking is prohibited in indoor public areas including transport. 9. Drug and Alcohol Possession and Abuse The school complies with the ‘Misuse of Drugs Act 1971’ which makes it an offence to possess, use or supply to other persons, any controlled drug, or for the occupier or manager of the premises to allow this. Under school policy anyone found in possession, use, or under the influence of illegal substances will be subject to immediate dismissal from Hult. This can lead to loss of the right to remain in the United Kingdom. If there is any suspicion that a student is trafficking in illegal substances this will be reported to the police. 10. Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Students who believe they may have a drug or alcohol problem are encouraged to consult the Head of Student Services who can provide information on rehabilitation programs or other assistance. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. External resources include: • FRANK Organization that helps young people, their parents and anyone else to know the facts about drugs National Helpline: 0800 776 600 www.talktofrank.com There is an email function through the website and if people write frank will reply. • NATIONAL DRUGS HELPLINE: 0800 776 600 • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS A worldwide organization aiming to help alcoholics to stay sober. No fees-the only requirement is the desire to stop drinking.