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MASTERS HANDBOOK 2011 / 2012 Nova School of Business and Economics

Dec 2011 – updated version 1

Table of Contents
I I.1 I.2 II III III.1 III.2 III.3 III.4 III.5 III.6 III.7 IV CALENDAR 2011/2012 ACADEMIC CALENDAR WORK PROJECT CALENDAR 10 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND GENERAL STRUCTURE CURRICULUM TRACKS BRIDGING COURSES ACADEMIC PILLAR WP TERM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MODULES LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION AND ENROLMENT 3 3 5 6 7 9 9 10 13 13 14 15 16 IX.2 X X.1 X.2 X.3 XI XI.1 XI.2 XI.3 XI.4 XI.5 DOUBLE DEGREES MONEY MATTERS TUITION FEE AND PAYMENTS LATE PAYMENTS FINANCIAL AID GRADUATING FROM NOVA SBE REQUIREMENTS AND THE GPA REQUESTING COMPLETION POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE AWARDS GRADUATION CEREMONY – TRANSFERRING 30 35 35 36 36 38 38 38 39 39 40 OR 41 41 41 42

XII MASTERS QUITTING XII.1 XII.2 XIII

IV.1 REGISTRATION 16 IV.2 COURSE ENROLMENT 16 IV.3 CHANGING AND CANCELLING ENROLLMENT 17 IV.4 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER ELECTIVE COURSE 17 V V.1 V.2 V.3 V.4 V.5 V.6 VI VI.1 VI.2 VII VII.1 VII.2 VII.3 VII.4 VII.5 VII.6 VIII VIII.1 VIII.2 VIII.3 VIII.4 IX IX.1 MASTERS WORK PROJECTS FIELD LABS DIRECTED RESEARCH DIRECTED INTERNSHIP ENROLLING ON THE WORK PROJECT FINAL REPORT DELIVERY PUBLIC DEFENSE RULES OF CONDUCT CLASSROOM RULES HONOR CODE GRADES AND FEEDBACK 18 19 19 19 20 20 21 22 22 22 24

TRANSFERRING OF MASTERS QUITTING THE MASTERS SERVICES AND GOVERNANCE

XIII.1 ACADEMIC SUPPORT 42 XIII.2 CAREER DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT 42 XIII.3 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 45 XIII.4 ACADEMIC GOVERNANCE 45 XIII.5 MASTER’S IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (MIM) STUDENTS 46 XIV XIV.1 XIV.2 XIV.3 XIV.4 XIV.5 XIV.6 XIV.7 XV XV.1 XV.2 XVI XVI.1 XVI.2 XVI.3 XVII FACILITIES AND SERVICES MAIN BUILDINGS: OPENING-HOURS CLASSROOMS AND STUDY-ROOMS PARKING LIBRARY BURSAR’S OFFICE COPY SHOP FOOD SERVICES ABOUT NOVA HISTORY, MISSION AND VISION INTERNAL GOVERNANCE ANNEX I – CURRICULUM TRACKS MASTER IN ECONOMICS MASTER IN MANAGEMENT MASTER IN FINANCE ANNEX II –ELECTIVES 48 48 48 48 49 49 49 50 51 51 52 54 54 55 57 59

COURSE EVALUATION 24 FINAL EXAMS 24 SPECIAL EXAM TO GRADUATE 25 FEEDBACK AND FINAL EXAM REVIEW 25 IMPROVING A GRADE 26 EVALUATING COURSES AND INSTRUCTORS 26 COMMUNICATION AND IT INTRANET INSTITUTIONAL E-MAIL COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS IT SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS EXCHANGE PROGRAMS 27 27 27 28 28 29 29

XVII.1 ELECTIVES BY AREA 59 XVII.2 MANDATORY BACKGROUND FOR ELECTIVES63 XVII.3 ELECTIVES BY MAJOR 64

DISCLAIMER: The rules in this guide may be subject to change. Any changes will be publicized on the intranet. IMPORTANT NOTE: Students who have started their Master Program before Fall 2011 MUST follow the academic rules that were in place when they entered the NOVA Masters, unless they reapply for a change of Masters.

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Calendar 2011/2012 Academic Calendar Fall Semester

Deadline for Waiver Requests Assessment tests for pre-season courses (*) Pre-Season Welcome Session MSN - “Lead your future” events (**) English Assessment Test Exchange Program Information session Deadline for application Course Enrolment On-line Change of Enrolment 1st Half Short courses and Full courses Classes - Full courses Classes - 1st Half Short courses Make-up Day Academic Term Examinations – 1st Half Short courses Change of Enrolment 2nd Half Short courses Classes – 2 Half Short courses Examinations 2nd Half Short courses and Full-courses Make-up Days PDM Offer Available Professional Development Modules (PDM) Enrolment on-line Modules’ season WP Themes Available Work Project (WP) Enrolment on-line WP Defense Sessions nd

5 August 25 and 26 August 5 September, 10 am, A14 5 – 6 September 1 October 8 September, 5 pm, A223 14 September 5 and 6 September 7 – 13 September 7 September – 18 October 27 October – 7 December 7 September – 18 October 19 October 21 – 26 October 27 October – 2 November 27 October – 7 December 15 – 21 December 12 - 13 December 13 September 20 – 21 September 2 – 27 January 21...
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