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Bachelor of Business Administration: Re-accreditation 12 Mar 2015

Renewal of course accreditation

Report on renewal of accreditation of three higher education courses of study offered by SP Jain School of Global Management

 

A delegate of TEQSA has renewed the accreditation, under section 56 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (the TEQSA Act), of the following higher education course(s) of study offered by SP Jain School of Global Management Pty Ltd (SP Jain) for a period of five years until 12 March 2020:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • MBA Global (GMBA)
  • MBA Executive (EMBA)

TEQSA has, under subsection 53(1) of the TEQSA Act, imposed conditions on the accreditation of the above courses of study.

  • condition 1 is imposed on the accreditation of MBA Global, MBA Executive and BBA
  • condition 2 is imposed on the BBA
  • conditions 3-5 are imposed on the accreditation of the MBA Global

Condition 1:

By 31 May 2015, modify the learning outcomes for the BBA, MBA Global and MBA Executive, and provide the modified learning outcomes to TEQSA, so that the learning outcomes:

a) directly align with individual units and assessment methods to ensure that the units (including all pre-term units), achieve the expected learning outcomes and are consistently applied across each delivery site; and

b) are written in accordance with appropriate AQF descriptors at level 7 and 9 respectively.

Condition 2:

By 31 May 2015, provide a detailed teaching profile for its Sydney operations for the BBA, including:

a) the qualifications and professional experience of all teaching staff and subjects they are teaching; and

b) the staff to student ratios for the final two years of the BBA delivered in Sydney

Condition 3:

By 31 May 2015, provide evidence that support for students undertaking the MBA Global Core Project Unit across its three delivery sites includes:

a) consistent transnational student supervision by Faculty staff at each delivery site; and

b) appropriate in-country industry partners at each delivery site

Condition 4:

By 30 April 2015 identify and engage an appropriately qualified independent academic expert with knowledge of on-line pedagogy to undertake a review of the pre-term units for the MBA Global. Prior to engaging the academic expert, SP Jain must give TEQSA not less than seven days' notice of the expert SP Jain proposes to engage and provide a short summary of the relevant expertise and experience of the nominated expert. TEQSA may notify SP Jain that it is not satisfied that the nominated expert is appropriate, in which case TEQSA will provide a shortlist of no less than three suitable alternative experts and SP Jain must engage one of the shortlisted alternatives. The review must encompass the following:

a) assessment of the pre-term unit content

b) assessment of the delivery mode and the efficacy of the McGraw Hill Platform at MBA level

c) consideration of the proposed learning outcomes

d) analysis of the assessment tasks and the final examination prescribed for the pre-term units

e) student preparedness for completing the MBA Global in a 12 month period.

Condition 5:

By 30 June 2015 submit the external academic expert's review findings (as outlined in 4 a-e above) as well as a response to the review findings by the SP Jain Academic Board, and details of any action items planned as part of the response.

The course accreditation covers delivery at all Australian sites, and the SP Jain delivery sites in Dubai and Singapore.

Main Reasons for the Decision

TEQSA considers that the decision to apply conditions to SP Jain application for accreditation of three courses 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 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) include:

    a) Learning outcomes will be modified so that they are applied consistently across each unit of study and align with AQF descriptors.

    b) SP Jain will provide clarification on the qualifications and professional experience of all teaching staff in relation to the subjects / units of specialisation they are teaching.

  • The broad issues which relate to the MBA Global (GMBA) include:

    a) Learning outcomes will be modified so that they are applied consistently across each unit of study and align with AQF descriptors.

    b) SP Jain is required to demonstrate that it has consistent transnational student supervision by Faculty staff at each delivery site for its GMBA core projects.

    c) A review will be conducted to ensure SP Jain has adequate on-line pedagogy, to safeguard the quality of its on-line learning platform for GMBA students.

  • The broad issues which relate to the MBA Executive (EMBA) include:

    a) Learning outcomes will be modified so that they are applied consistently across each unit of study and align with AQF descriptors.