Binding Study Advice

All Bachelor’s students of the SBE will receive a Binding Study Advice at the end of the first year of enrolment regarding his/her continuation in the study programme.

Students need to have obtained at least 47 ECTS credits, including at least one QM course (for Econometrics and Operations Research not applicable).

Definition BSA

At the end of the first year of enrolment in any study programme of the First-Year Bachelor’s Exam, the Board of Examiners on behalf of the SBE Board, will advise each student on his/her continuation in the study programme. Students who have not met the requirements of the First-Year Bachelor’s Exam at the end of the first year of enrolment will also be advised during or at the end of the second year of enrolment.

Conditions 

Students not meeting the requirements for conditional admission to the second year as stated in the applicable article of the BSc-EER by the end of their first year of enrolment at the SBE, and students not meeting all requirements for the first-year Bachelor’s exam at the end of their second year of enrolment at the SBE, will receive a negative binding study advice (NBSA) from the Board of Examiners on behalf of the SBE Board, having taken into account the personal circumstances of the student and after being given the opportunity to share their views with the BSA Committee.

Warning 

Students affected by the BSA article of the BSc-EER will receive an information email in November and a BSA warning in May.

Consequences 

An NBSA leads to exclusion from the concerning study programme for a period of six (6) years.

Exemptions 

If a student starts in, or switches to another, first-year Bachelor’s study programme provided by the SBE, the students must obtain at least 47 (new) ECTS credits within the first year programme. The credits for granted exemptions will not be taken into account with respect to the BSA norm at the end of the first year of the Bachelor’s programme.

Within the total amount of credits obtained, the exemptions included, at least 6.5 ECTS credits have to have been obtained within the courses “Quantitative Methods 1 (QM I)” and “Quantitative Methods 2 (QM II)”.

Please note that that students within the Econometrics and Operations Research programme need to obtain at least 47 ECTS credits.

Students who need less than 47 credits in order to meet the requirements for the first- year Bachelor’s exam have to meet these requirements before the end of the academic year. Please bear in mind that you will not receive exemptions automatically. You have to submit a request for exemptions before the start of the new study programme to the Board of Examiners.

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