Master of Global Business: Accreditation 13 May 2015
Report on accreditation of a higher education course of study offered by SP Jain School of Global Management (SP Jain)
A delegate of TEQSA has accredited, under section 49 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), the following higher education course of study offered by SP Jain for a period of five years until 13 May 2020
- Master of Global Business (MGB)
TEQSA has, under subsection 53(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed four conditions on the accreditation of the above course of study. By 31 July 2015, SP Jain must:
Modify the MGB assessments and supporting assessment guidelines and provide to TEQSA. The modifications should demonstrate that:
a) individual units (including all pre-term units) can achieve the expected learning outcomes and are consistently applied across each delivery site; and
b) course and unit learning outcomes are written in accordance with appropriate AQF descriptors at level 9.
Provide TEQSA a list of all units in the MGB that will be assessed by a 100% examination, including:
a) An explanatory statement on how the 100% assessments can satisfactorily provide evidence of achievement of the intended learning outcomes for each unit; and
b) evidence of assessment guidelines and rubrics for staff to ensure unit outcomes are achieved.
For the Immersion Project Unit delivered across its three delivery sites, SP Jain is to develop and provide to TEQSA:
a) sample assessment artefacts;
b) assessment criteria;
c) moderation and marking guidelines; and
d) supervisory arrangements for both academic and industry mentors.
For the MGB internship, SP Jain is to develop internship assessment information for students and provide to TEQSA. Information must include the following:
a) sample assessment artefacts;
b) assessment guidelines/rubrics; and
c) supervisory arrangements for both academic and industry mentors.
The course accreditation covers delivery at all SP Jain delivery sites.
Main reasons for decision
TEQSA considers that the decision to apply conditions to SP Jain's application for accreditation of the Master of Global Business (MGB) course of study is consistent with the basic principles for regulation in Part 2 of the TEQSA Act, as SP Jain is at risk of not complying with a number of the Threshold Standards. TEQSA considers that the risks of non-compliance with the Threshold Standards involve a number of matters that may affect SP Jain's capacity to manage and deliver its higher education awards.
- The broad issues which relate to the MGB include:
a) A review of its on-line pre-term units, to ensure adequate preparation for students entering the face-to-face mode of the MGB
b) SP Jain will be required to implement a process of comparative benchmarking and data collection of student performance for each of its courses with other higher education providers
c) Course and Unit level learning outcomes and assessment should be better aligned and relevant to AQF descriptors.
d) Assessment methodology and marking guidelines require strengthening
e) Assurance is required that SP Jain sessional staff across all delivery sites meet the AQF + 1 or equivalent professional experience requirement for the delivery of the MGB program