Examinations & Grades

“Grades mean something”
We don’t just define our students by one single grade point average number.  Rather we provide richness and detail to our grades.  We see grades as an important feedback mechanism for our students so they can change and do better.For example, one student can learn they have a talent at community building. For another their communication style needs improvement, they have good judgment ability and creativity is above average.

“Grades for business”
Our cognitive ability, or how we perform academically is one of many factors that contribute to success in business.  Traditionally this is what our business schools have measured.  But it’s a lot more than cognitive ability.  Leadership and community skills are vitally important. How many people do we know who are super smart but stumped by poor life skills or leadership skills.We help our students prepare themselves for the real world by providing feedback through grading on the three cornerstones of success – business acumen, leadership and community.

“Every student can shine”
Our grading system breaks out business acumen, leadership and community grades into further detail, for example; creativity, helping others, analysis, operating skills, and communication skills.  Now our students will be able to see themselves more completely.  Each student will have strengths that they can be proud of – to broadcast and show off to potential employers.

Our learners will be assessed along the following dimensions:

Business Acumen:
Business acumen measures the ability comprehend material, look at it critically, explore it in new ways and then implement insights at the workplace. It measures the students’ ability to remember, understand, and apply knowledge, the basic thinking skills. More importantly it also assesses next level thinking skills – application, analysis, creativity, and evaluation.

Community Skills:
Community skills refer to contributing to the overall learning process for all through sharing of ideas, encouraging thought, helping others by coaching and teaching, and being a model citizen by upholding the Emeritus values.

Leadership Skills:
Beyond cognitive skills and citizenship skills, these are those leadership and management behaviors that are critical for success in a business environment, for example emotional intelligence skills, execution skills, and self-management skills.

For our EMERITUS diploma programs our grading system uses a Grade Point Average (GPA) scale that runs from 0-10. Students are assigned a final GPA in each of the required courses on a scale of 0-10. On completing an individual course within the programs a course GPA is awarded along with a status of Distinction/Pass/Low Pass/Fail. Distinction in a course is awarded to only the top 25% of the cohort. Students receiving a course GPA of 5 or higher are awarded with a Pass in the course. If a student receives a course GPA of 4 or higher but lower than a 5, a Low Pass is awarded for the course. Students who receive a course GPA below a 4 do not complete the course and Fail the course.

The overall diploma program GPA is calculated as an average of the course GPAs received across the required courses. At the end of the program year the top 10% of the cohort achieves the status of “Emeritus Scholars” determined by the overall diploma program GPA.

Additionally, students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business program are assigned a final GPA on the final capstone project on a scale of 0-10.

The minimum overall program GPA required for graduation is 4 out 10 for the Postgraduate Diploma in General Management program. Per our academic policies, to successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in General Management program you may only receive a Low Pass in two of the required courses and you may only Fail one course.

The minimum overall program GPA required for graduation for the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business is 4.67 out of 10 for the program. Per our academic policies, to successfully complete the program you may only receive a Low Pass in one of the required courses and you must not Fail any course.

In addition to the GPA requirements, the program requires students to successfully complete a capstone project. The capstone project is a program requirement that demonstrates the understanding of the learning across the three required courses. The capstone project is graded on a scale from 0-10 points. Students are required to achieve a minimum of 5 points out of 10 on the capstone project in order to receive their diploma.

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