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1 Welcome Back! 2014/15 – Final Year Penny Clarke Programme Director BSc Accounting

2 MBS Menu International Undergraduate Case Competitions Citi International Case Competition HKUST campus - Hong Kong October 26 - October 31, 2014 (and one of the following) John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC) Montreal, Canada, February 22 - March 1, 2015 Sauder Summit Global Case Competition Vancouver, Canada, March 9 -15, 2015 Belgrade Business International Case Competition Belgrade, Serbia, March, 2015 Citi International Case Competition HKUST campus - Hong Kong October 26 - October 31, 2014 (and one of the following) John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition (JMUCC) Montreal, Canada, February 22 - March 1, 2015 Sauder Summit Global Case Competition Vancouver, Canada, March 9 -15, 2015 Belgrade Business International Case Competition Belgrade, Serbia, March, 2015

3 MBS MenuDetails Teams of 4 students (MBS final year, any course) Teams of 4 students (MBS final year, any course) Compete against students from the world’s premier business schools Compete against students from the world’s premier business schools CV, cover letter and copy of first and second year grades to Viv Browne by 12pm on Monday 29 th September 2014 CV, cover letter and copy of first and second year grades to Viv Browne by 12pm on Monday 29 th September 2014 Send to: Send to:

4 MBS MenuSelection Monday 29 September – CV, covering letter and grades to be ed to Viv Browne by pm Monday 29 September – CV, covering letter and grades to be ed to Viv Browne by pm Tuesday 30 September – Shortlisted students who will go forward for selection process will be advised. Tuesday 30 September – Shortlisted students who will go forward for selection process will be advised. Wednesday 1 October (Crawford Lecture Theatre 1) – 1:00pm – 6.00pm Student Selection Process will take place Wednesday 1 October (Crawford Lecture Theatre 1) – 1:00pm – 6.00pm Student Selection Process will take place Wednesday 8 October onwards – formal training sessions will commence Wednesday 8 October onwards – formal training sessions will commence

5 MBS Menu Selection Criteria Course grades to date Course grades to date Initiative Initiative Aptitude Aptitude Communication and presentation skills Communication and presentation skills Ability to work in a group Ability to work in a group Leadership/ambassador role Leadership/ambassador role Organisational skills Organisational skills NB students must have a valid passport/visa for travel to Canada/Hong Kong

6 MBS Menu Academic Advisor Arrangements for 2014/15  Academic Advisers  Penny Clarke, Natalya Shiryaeva and Mike Woodrow  Arrange a meeting with your academic advisor if you need to (come and see us or send an )   

7 MBS MenuReminders  On-line Registration:  Deadline for registering is 30 September 2014 after which a late registration fee of up to £200 will be charged

8 MBS MenuReminders Changing optional course choices:  Instructions are available via the MBS UG intranet  Co-requisites: you must take these courses as well  Pre-requisites: you must have passed at 40% or more (not a compensated fail)  Choose your courses by 3 October 2014 Choosing seminar groups:  Move from ‘ holding seminar / workshop ’ to the slot of your choice Programme amendments: Via D20 ASAPVia D20 ASAP

9 MBS Menu The overall mark for a programme is a weighted average of the overall marks for different years of the programme For the BSc (Hons) in Accounting 3 year programme, the weightings are: –Year 1: Zero –Year 2: 25% –Year 3: 75% Degree Classification – Weighted Average The overall mark ranges for determining final class are: · for class 1, not less than 70.0%; · for class 2i, less than 70.0% but not less than 60.0%; · for class 2ii, less than 60.0% but not less than 50.0%; · for class 3, less than 50.0% but not less than 40.0%.

10 MBS Menu Degree Classification A student may be considered for the next higher class of degree by the following: For the different classes, the boundary zones are: n for class 1, less than 70.0% but not less than 68.0%; n for class 2i, less than 60.0% but not less than 58.0%; n for class 2ii, less than 50.0% but not less than 48.0%; n for class 3, less than 40.0% but not less than 38.0%. For class 1, 2i or 2ii, a student should: n obtain an overall mark in the boundary zone for that class; and n reach the pass mark (40%) in individual course units totalling at least 100 credits (five sixths) of the 120 credits required for the final year;and n obtain at least 80 credits (four sixths) of the 120 credits for the final year in or above the mark range required for that class

11 MBS Menu Sources of information  Online Undergraduate Handbook: https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/ https://ughandbook.portals.mbs.ac.uk/ Regulations – incl. progression and classification  Undergraduate Office (D20) or  UG Student Support Office (D14)

12 MBS Menu Reminders for 2014/15  Attendance monitoring  Absence from class  Mitigating circumstances  Academic integrity  Personal development plans  Student Charter – see on-line handbook  The Learning Commons

13 Exclusive to BSc Accounting students CFA Research Challenge Info Brief ~ Your chance to gain a place at the Finals in Atlanta on 29 September 2014 Room: B4 MBS East ‘’The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. Students gain real-world experience as they assume the role of a research analyst and are tested on their ability to value a stock, write a report, and present their recommendations.’’ Sayali Panse, from CFA Society of the UK will present what is involved along with the timeline of the Challenge and what you can expect by the end of this Challenge. Do NOT miss this opportunity!! RSVP to CFA Director; 2014 Winners, University of the Philippines 2013 Winners, Wroclaw University of Economics

14 MBS Menu Career Development – thinking of the future?   UPP Networking Event   Wednesday 5 November; MBS East Atrium; 5pm   Opportunity to network with potential employers BDO, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Mazars & PwC and others   Viv to confirm your

15 MBS Menu Upcoming Employability events n 1 October – Accounting Opportunities for Chinese students – ICAEW Regional Director for China – Viv n 27 October – MyFuture – whole day event providing opportunities to meet employers, recruitment professionals, obtain careers advice and practise elements of application process – link on n 12 November – Women in Accountancy – ICAEW event – inspirational speakers talking about their experiences in the commercial world and hear about opportunities in accountancy – watch out n Watch out for sign-up in the e-bulletin and on university communications or ask

16 MBS MenuFinally….. Work hard – your grades all count towards your final degree classification If you find yourself in need help or support – PLEASE ASK


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