The academic year of the university incorporates two regular semesters and one short semester. The duration of each regular semester is 14/16 weeks and the duration of the summer semester is 10/12 weeks.
  • Spring Semester: January-May
  • Summer Semester: June-August
  • Fall Semester: September-December
The medium of instruction of all academic programs at AIUB is English. Each course focuses on the intellectual development of the students, and incorporates a variety of teaching methods in order to make the students proficient in the course. For example: Case analysis and presentation are integral parts of the majority of the Business School classes. Case analysis helps the students to build the analytical ability and class presentation are the best way to really understand cutting-edge applications in a sector. As students work in teams they learn from one another and develop the professionalism required in real life job situations. Business games and simulations give students the opportunity to meet business challenges under uncertainties. Research and project work emphasize on examining the empirical data and finding new trends and information about different business sectors;

Academic performance in a given course is based on continuous assessment. There are two major examinations, which are written: mid-semester examination and the final examination. In between there are sets of quizzes, in-class evaluation, assignments, case studies, etc. Laboratory classes also follow the same evaluation but have practical examinations instead of the written examinations. Each course has a certain number of credit hours. A letter grade with a specified number of grade points will be given to students. A minimum grade point average (GPA) is to be maintained or satisfactory progress. Also, the minimum number of units earned must be acquired and a CGPA of 2.50 (effective from 17th Convocation held in February, 2017) or better in order to qualify for graduation. Letter grades indicating the quality of coursework completed with their corresponding grade points are shown below.

This following Grading System is applicable for students enrolled from Spring 2016-2017 semester:

Undergraduate Program

Numerical %

   Lette Grade

   Grade Points

     90-100

    A+

  4.00

   85 - < 90

     A

   3.75

   80 - < 85

     B+

    3.50

   75 - < 80

     B

    3.25

  70 - < 75

     C+

   3.00

 65 - < 70

      C

   2.75

  60 - < 65

      D+

   2.50

   50 - < 60

       D

   2.25

     < 50

        F

   0.00

Incomplete

         I

 

  Withdrawal

        W

 

UnofficiallyWithdrawal

       UW

 

Graduate Program

Numerical %

   Letter    Grade

   Grade            Points

     90-100

    A+

  4.00

   85 - < 90

     A

   3.75

   80 - < 85

     B+

    3.50

   75 - < 80

     B

    3.25

  70 - < 75

     C+

   3.00

 65 - < 70

      C

   2.75

  60 - < 65

      D+

   2.50

   50 - < 60

       D

   2.25

     < 50

        F

   0.00

Incomplete

         I

 

  Withdrawal

        W

 

UnofficiallyWithdrawal

       UW

 

Incomplete grades may be given at the end of the semester to students who have unfinished work with passing academic standing. Students must complete this course within a month after the semester has ended, otherwise the student will be given an F for that particular course.

This following Grading System is applicable for students enrolled up to Fall 2016-2017 semester:

Grading Policy
Numerical% Letter Grade Grade Point
94-100 A+ 4
90-93.99 A 3.75
86-89.99 A- 3.5
82-85.99 B+ 3.25
78-81.99 B 3
74-77.99 B- 2.75
70-73.99 C+ 2.5
66-69.99 C 2.25
62-65.99 C- 2
58-61.99 D+ 1.75
54-57.99 D 1.5
50-53.99 D- 1
<50 F 0
Incomplete I  
Withdrawal W  
Unofficial withdrawal UW  
Below is an example of how CGPA is computed. Suppose that a BBA student takes Introduction to Business, English Reading Skills & Public Speaking, Business Mathematics - I, Financial Accounting and Computer Fundamentals in his/her first semester. Each of these courses carry three credits. Suppose that he/she receives the following grades in those classes.
Courses Grade Credit Points
Introduction to Business A+ 3 4.00 x 3 = 12.00
English Reading Skills & Public Speaking A- 3 3.50 x 3 = 10.50
Business Mathematics - 1 A 3 3.75 x 3 = 11.25
Financial Accounting A+ 3 4.00 x 3 = 12.00
Computer Fundamentals A 3 3.75 x 3 = 11.25
Total   15 57.00

Therefore the GPA in the first semester of the student (57.00/15) = 3.80

Now suppose, in his/her second semester, he/she takes Principles of Management, Micro Economics, English Writing Skills & Communication, Business Mathematics - 2 and Basics in Social Science. Again, each of these courses carry three credits. Suppose that he/she receives the following grades
Courses Grade Credit Points
Principles of Management A 3 3.75 x 3 = 11.25
Micro Economics B+ 3 3.25 x 3 = 9.75
English Writing Skills & Communication A+ 3 4.00 x 3 = 12.00
Business Mathematics - 2 A- 3 3.50 x 3 = 10.50
Basics in Social Science C 3 2.25 x 3 = 6.75
Total   15 50.25

Therefore, the GPA in the second semester of the student (50.25/15) = 3.35

Accordingly, the CGPA of the student at the end of the second semester (57.00 + 50.25) / (15 +15) = 3.58. For the consecutive semesters, the CGPA will be calculated following the above technique.
A student shall not be permitted to take advance subjects until he has. Satisfactorily passed the prerequisite subjects. It is very important that students follow the proper sequence of the subjects of their degree requirements.

*REGULAR FULL TIME STUDENT

Program Minimum Number of credits (academic load)
FALL SPRING SUMMER
Undergraduate 14-15 14-15 14-15
Graduate (except EMBA) 12 12 12
EMBA Four Courses Four Courses Four Courses
Absence must not exceed 20% of the required number of classes held per semester in each subject. The course teacher has the responsibility to give the policy at the start of the semester. Students are expected to abide by these rules; otherwise actions will be taken as per policy of the university. Good Academic Standing and Satisfactory Academic Progress All students must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.50 in order to graduate. It is required that all BBA students maintain a CGPA of at least 2.0 in any given semester in order to remain in good academic standing. Students who fail to maintain good academic standing are placed on academic probation as described below.
Undergraduate and graduate students are placed on Academic Probation if their CGPA falls below 2.5. A student will be placed under the warning if he or she cannot come out of the probation status within one semester.
If a student cannot improve the CGPA to the required level of 2.50, the university reserves the right to terminate the student and advice to cancel the admission and transfer to other university. Students, terminated CANNOT apply for re-admission to the university. During the time when a student is under academic probation regular counseling is provided in order to help the student to improve his / her academic standing.
All undergraduate work for a degree must be completed, including Research and Methodology and Internship, within a period of actual residency equivalent to 1.5 times the normal length prescribed for the course. Extension of this time restriction may be granted for valid reasons at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor.
If a student receives a failing grade in a course, he /she will be able to repeat that course. The grade earned on the retake will be shown in the transcript along with the "F" grade earned in the first time the course was taken. For the BBA program, the grade earned on the course repeated will replace the "F" in computing CGPA. A BBA student can also retake a course if he /she obtain a grade below "C+ in a particular course. In that case, the grade earned in the course repeated will be substituted for the previous grade in computing CGPA. However, the previous grade will also be shown in the transcript. A student is allowed to have a maximum of four "F grades. A course can be retaken only once.
Request for transfer of credential shall be Filed in the Registrar's Office. A student shall secure clearance from the Registrar's Office and have this signed by the respective departments indicated in the form, prior to the issuance of the transfer of credentials.
Discontinuance of studies results either in the issuance of transfer of credentials (honorable dismissal) issued by the Registrar's Office for responsible cause or upon petition of the student or an order of dismissal by the university after the commission of a major offense specified in the code of conduct for students. Should a student wish to leave the university temporarily, he must first secure permission from the office stating the definite period and reason for the leave. He must accomplish the Leave of Absence form, which can be secured from the Registrar's Office; Otherwise, the period of his absence shall be counted against him for purpose of the time limit or maximum residency.

 

Effective from 17th Convocation (February 2017), students must earn a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.50 after successful completion (without fail) of all required courses as prescribed in the respective degree programs.

Required Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from 11th Convocation (January 2011) up to 16th Convocation (February 2016) was 2.75 after successful completion (without fail) of all required courses as prescribed in the respective degree programs. 

 

  • Wear your ID properly.
  • Bring your examination permit. A student shall not be allowed to seat in the examination without a permit.
  • Be sure that the proctor or invigilator signs the permit during the examination period.
  • Place all things except permitted materials and examination document in front of the room Latecomers may be allowed to take the examination provided they will not extend the examination time limit.
  • Honesty is the best policy, Cheating shall be punished with a grade of zero percent in the said examination.
  • Leaving the room during examination is not allowed. Attend to your personal needs before the start of the examination.
  • Ensure that you sign the attendance sheet for each examination taken.
  • All mobile phones should be switched off during the examination.
  • Digital diary or programmable calculators are not allowed in the examination hall.
  • Examination rooms are assigned by the Registrar's Office.
A student who wishes to appeal the final grade in a course should first contact the instructor of the course in order to remedy the situation informally. If, having met the instructor, the student still thinks that he / she has been inappropriately evaluated in the course; he / she may make a written request that the chair of the faculty member's department review the process by which the grade was determined. The written request must describe, in detail, the situation and reason for appealing the course grade. The chair will attempt to facilitate a reasonable solution at the departmental level. The chair may make a written recommendation to both the student and faculty member following the review. If the matter is not resolved in the departmental level, then the student may request, in writing, that the Vice Chancellor review the matter. The Vice Chancellor will review the matter and provide a written decision to the student and faculty member. The Vice Chancellor's decision is final. These procedures must take place within a week after the grade was issued.
The university reserves the right to take appropriate disciplinary action in the case of any student who conducts himself/herself contrary to the standards of the university.
Students are expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the university. Violations of any rule could either result to a major or minor offense. A minor offense results in a reprimand or to a suspension of one to three days. A major offense results to a suspension, a dismissal or an expulsion order. The concerned office shall determine whether an offense committed constitute a major or minor offense. It shall, likewise, determine the appropriate sanctions/penalty against students who commit violation or misconduct under minor offenses.
Offences are those pertaining to violations of any rules and regulations governing shadings conduct and discipline as contained in this handbook. These sets of guidelines are to be distinguished from the rules and regulations governing scholastic delinquency. They are to be strictly considered as non-academic infractions and are therefore outside the jurisdiction of the officers of the academic departments. They are classified into major and minor offenses. CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENCES AND CORRESPONDING PENALTIES Major Offences Those that merit suspension, dismissal
  • Any act which impedes, obtrudes, the student to attend his classes.
  • Possession and or use of intoxicating drinks or regulated drugs inside the campus.
  • Possession and or use of marijuana in any form.
  • Willful disregard of authority, disrespect, discourtesy and disobedience to any University official, member of the faculty, administration or their representative.
  • Any act which may disrupt or agitate peace and order in the classroom and or in the premises.
  • Physical assault and or physical injuries.
  • Direct physical assault on any person.
  • Organized rumbles and physical assault in band.
  • Threat and coercion
  • Possession, distribution or perusal of pornographic magazines, picture films, cartridges, cards, key chains, figurines and the likes. Robbery and stealing.
  • Malformation of the university or student organization fund.
  • Unauthorized solicitations.
  • Selling of unauthorized tickets, raffles, lotteries and other fund raising paraphernalia.
  • Carrying deadly weapon and / or dangerous weapon including improvised weapon, explosive and incendiaries inside the university.
  • Malicious ads committed against others within the premises.
  • Drug abuse.
  • Using profane or indecent language and committing vulgar and obscene ads.
  • Exploding of firecrackers, pyrotechnics, pillbox bomb, Molotov cocktails and the like.
  • Ads of lasciviousness, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and other offensive ads.
  • Unjust vexation.
  • Defamation, libel and slander.
  • Immorality.
  • Malicious mischief.
  • Vandalism or destruction of university property belonging to any member of the faculty, administration and non-teaching staff.
  • Forgery and falsification and attempt hereof.
  • Possession of gambling paraphernalia.
  • Gambling or playing cards inside the campus or within the 500 meter radius of the university.
  • Cheating, lying, and giving false statement.
  • Misrepresentation.
  • Dishonesty, including mental dishonesty.
  • Illegal intrusion in the classroom and or offices.
  • Planning (premeditating individually or in groups) organized activities inimical to the best interest of the university.
  • Connivance with syndicated activities inimical to the best interest of the university.
  • Illegal rites, ceremony, ordeals including hazing and initiations.
  • Possession and distribution of unauthorized printed materials inimically to public interest.
  • Perjury.
  • Ads of subversion, insurgency and sedition.
  • Having been convicted of a criminal offense before the court of law. Molestation.
  • Violation of university's circulars.
  • Membership in subversive organizations.
  • Lobbying of grades.
  • Membership (active or inactive) in illegal organizations.
  • Committing any act punishable under existing law of the land within and outside the campus, and violation of the laws of the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission.
  • Using the names and seals of the university on printed matters such as progress reports, invitations, announcement, tickets, certificates, etc. without the permission of the university or an authorized representative. likewise, representing the university whether individually or in groups, in and off campus conferences, seminars, congresses, rallies, assemblies, congregations, etc. without authorization from the university officials.
Minor Offences
  • Behaving unbecoming of a student.
  • Infraction of the university procedures and policies on admission and registration.
  • Tampering, altering or destroying of bulletin board notices, posters, announcements and directions.
  • Improper use of laboratory equipment, workrooms, libraries, and other school facilities.
  • Male student entering comfort room for females and vice-versa.
  • Entering the campus without ID card and using someone else' ID cards, registration card, receipts, etc.
  • Lending and or tampering by altering such as changing original photos of ID cards, registration cards and other school forms.
  • Ads that may create or cause panic and confusion in the classroom and or in the campus.
  • Littering, writing graffiti, posting unauthorized walls of the building, classroom and campus.
  • Spitting on the floors, corridors, stairways result to the unsanitary, dirty or disorderly.
  • Unauthorized operation of the university e.g. turning on electrical switches.
  • Loitering along corridors, studying or sitting gates, exists, foyers, railing, passages, fire act that may hamper or block the flow of water, drainage system.
  • Unauthorized bringing out of chairs, tables equipment, audio-visual equipment and the buildings.
  • The disciplinary committee will decide upon mentioned above.
If a students wishes to form a student organize must recognize the organization. In order to must have a membership of at least 20 illegal clauses in its by-laws. It must likewise program of actions. Its roster of members of its duty elected officers must be submitted have an adviser, the name of the adviser Application period is within the first two month!
There are three categories of disciplinary administrative sanctions, which may be imposed on erring students commensurate with the nature, and gravity of the violations of the rules and regulations as follows: Dropping: May drop during the school year or term a student is concerned undesirable. The student who is dropped should immediately be issued his transfer credentials. Suspension: May during the school year or term for a maximum period not exceeding 20% of the prescribed schooldays. Expulsion: Expulsion is usually considered proper punishment for gross misconduct or dishonesty. All students are required ta dress and groom properly, decently and presentably. Students should enter the University premises in the following attire: Without properly pinned ID Wrack, tattered, slashed jeans or pants Dirty blouse, shirt and or pants/ skirts Half Pants Slippers Suggestive, provocative and seductive clothing.
UNDERGRADUATE: minimum CGPA for graduation: 2.50
ACADEMIC HONORS CGPA QUALIFICATIONS
Cum Laude 3.75 - 3.84
  1. Must be a *regular full time student
  2. No grade lower than B+, No I, W, UW, F, No Retake
  3. No Dropping
  4. Any kind of withdrawal will not be considered.
  5. Minimum Credit earned at AIUB must be > 60%
  6. SSC/HSC GPA must be > or = to 4.00. O/A level grades must not be lower than B.  GED must be more than 70%
  7. No break in the period of study at AIUB
  8. Applicant must be free from any kind of Disciplinary Action.
Magna Cum Laude 3.85 - 3.94
Summa Cum laude 3.95 - 4.00
GRADUATE: minimum CGPA for graduation: 2.50 (effective for incoming students of Summer 2008-2009
ACADEMIC HONORS CGPA QUALIFICATIONS
Cum Laude 3.75 - 3.84
  1. Must be a *regular full time student
  2. No grade lower than B+, No I, W, UW, F, No Retake
  3. No Dropping
  4. Any kind of withdrawal will not be considered.
  5. No third division in all previous academic records
  6. Minimum Credits earned at AIUB must be ≥ 70%
  7. No break in the period of study at AIUB
  8. Applicant must be free from any kind of Disciplinary Action.
Magna Cum Laude 3.85 - 3.94
Summa Cum laude 3.95 - 4.00

*REGULAR FULL TIME STUDENT

Program Minimum Number of credits (academic load)
FALL SPRING SUMMER
Undergraduate 14-15 14-15 11-12
Graduate (except EMBA) 12 12 9
EMBA 4 Courses 4 Courses 3 Courses
CHANCELLOR’S AWARD: Chancellor’s Award is given in recognition of the academic performance and is awarded to graduates who attained the highest academic award (Summa Cum Laude), good academic background (all throughout first class), with proper manners, character and participation in extra curricular activities. Only one is chosen in each program: Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional. VICE CHANCELLOR’S AWARD: The Vice Chancellor’s award is awarded for the meritorious effort for the completion of:
  • Thesis for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, Software Engineering and Computer Information System, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master in Telecommunication Engineering

     

  • Project Study for Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Internship Report for Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts, MPH

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD: This award is given in recognition of the outstanding voluntary efforts, achievements and contributions, exemplary performance of deserving students. Must be a *regular student and with a minimum CGPA is 3.20.

  1. The grant shall be for one (1) semester and shall include waiver of tuition fees only, on any other fees or charges as the case may be, and subject to renewal based on the provisions of this agreement.

  2. The grant of 25% discount on Tuition fees applies to all graduates of AIUB registered for the post-graduate programs.

  3. In no case the grant can be temporarily deferred. Waiver may be expressed or implied. Expressed waiver is to be manifested in writing. Implied waiver takes place when a grantee fails to accept the grant by signing this contract after three weeks from the day when the list of grantee is posted on the notice boards or confirmed by the Office of Registrar.

  4.  

    The grant shall be non-transferable.
  5. At no point in time shall the grantee be disqualified from any of the initial requirements and qualifications. Disqualification shall mean immediate termination of the grant.

  6. At the end of every semester, the grantee shall maintain the following criteria:

    Criteria For Scholarship For Discount [General] For Discount [Alumni]
    Minimum CGPA 3.75 3.50 3.00
    Minimum Grade in a course B+ Any Passing Grade Any Passing Grade
    Dropping Course No No No
    Official Withdrawal (W) No No No
    Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) No No No
    Failed (F) No No No
    Incomplete (I) No No No
  7. In cases of semester(s) or course(s) dropping, and/or #6, the grant will be discontinued and already granted tuition fees must be paid as effective from applicable semester of studentship. It will be continued only after completing the said semester and compliance to the provisions of the guidelines.

     

  8. The grantee must be free from any disciplinary action as defined by the University’s handbook.

  9. The grantee may not be absent from any of his/her classes for more than twenty percent (20%) of the total number of class hours during the semester.

  10. The grantee shall have to be enrolled as a full time student. For the consideration of full-time status, an Undergraduate and Graduate students must follow:

    Program Spring & Fall Summer
    Undergraduate 14-15 Credits 11-12 Credits
    Graduate (Except EMBA) 12 Credits 9 Credits
    EMBA 4 Courses 3 Courses
  11. The grantee shall comply with any reasonable instruction or submit any additional document for the sole purpose of processing his/her grant.

     

  12. Cases of fraud (e.g., falsification of any required document) shall result in the immediate termination of the grant and restitution. Restitution pertains to the payment of fees, which the University has provided from the time the fraudulent act had been committed.

  13. In the cases involving an action for the termination of a grant, a mere preponderance of evidence shall be sufficient to establish guilt.

  14. No break in the period of study at AIUB.

  15. If a student is eligible of more than one scholarship / discount grantee will get only one scholarship/discount at a time, whichever is higher will be applicable.