The MSM Examination Board is an independent (from other departments and units) academic MSM body installed by the Dean and has the following duties, tasks and responsibilities:
- To establish guidelines and instructions, within the framework of the Education and Examination Regulations (EER), to assess and determine (final) assessment results and to monitor the correct and fair implementation of these guidelines and instructions;
- To monitor and ensure the quality of written examinations, assignments and Final Assessments, by checking the validity, reliability and transparency of assessments and grading procedures (Quality check);
- To monitor and determine in an objective and professional manner whether participants have fulfilled all requirements, outlined in the Education and Examination Regulations (EER), in terms of knowledge, insight and skills required for obtaining the MSM degree, diploma or certificate (Degree check);
- To impose sanctions upon the participant, in the event of academic misconduct (including but not limited to fraud, plagiarism, forgery or academic outsourcing); See document: Sanction possibilities MSM Examination Board.
- To appoint examiners to the (E)MBA program, MM program or MSc programs in MME;
- To handle objections and requests and other academic disputes from participants, Local Administrators, MSM Global Education Programs officers and other Stakeholders;
- To evaluate and grant requests for exemption, extension, deferment and transfer of credits among programs;
- To issue the MSM (E)MBA, MM and MSc transcript;
- To draft and submit an annual report of its activities to the Dean of MSM.
Cases of academic misconduct, non-compliance with the Education and Examination Regulations (EER) or other academic requests, have to be reported to the MSM Examination Board. Cases can be reported via: ExaminationBoard@msm.nl. Please be referred to the “Rules and Regulations” and “Policies and Procedures” of the MSM Examination Board on the website of MSM, for more information regarding the jurisdiction of the MSM Examination Board.
See document: Rules and regulations MSM Examination Board.
After receiving the reported case, the MSM Examination Board investigates the case. The participant will always be informed and be heard. All participants have the opportunity to submit a written “motivated” reaction or a written “motivated” request within two (2) weeks. The participant is requested to fill out a motivation form and to submit any supporting evidence. If applicable, the viewpoint and recommendation of the MSM Partner Institution will be asked.
The MSM Examination Board aims to take a final decision and responds in writing within six (6) weeks after receipt of the written “motivated” reaction/ request of the participant, unless the contents of the request demand or justify an earlier decision. The decision period may be extended by at most four (4) weeks. Written notice of the extension will be provided to the participant, MSM Partner Institution, MSM Global Education Programs Officers and other Stakeholders.
Education and Examination Regulations (EER)
Guidelines academic misconduct
Please refer to more guidelines below regarding academic conduct.
When writing a course assignment or final examination (Academic Research Paper, Consultancy Project or a Business Plan), you need to acknowledge the sources you have consulted, following rules and conventions in academic writing. Regarding the latter, the following websites from other institutes might be helpful:
- Cardiff University Information Services has developed an excellent 15-minutes tutorial on what is plagiarism?
- Wanting to learn how to prevent plagiarism? Massey University’s Online Writing and Learning Link presents several techniques to help you paraphrase and summarize correctly. Another strategy to prevent plagiarism is to keep track of the literature sources you have consulted in order to cite your literature while you write. Microsoft Word has a useful tool to manage your literature sources (see the tab “References” in the tool bar) and its guide will help you to get started. Please note that MSM requires the use of the latest APA-standard.
- Hence, the website of the American Psychological Association (APA), is a good place to begin for understanding the APA-style.
- Massey University’s Online Writing and Learning Link also provides a good gateway for more information on referencing. Please take a close look at their webpages on referencing, quoting and paraphrasing (unhide the examples!), referencing APA-style and plagiarism. Massey University’s academic writing website is also worth a visit.