Academic Rules & Regulations

Semester System

The academic year of the university incorporates two regular semesters and one short semester.
The duration of each regular semester is 14/16 weeks.
•    Spring Semester: January-April
•    Summer Semester: may-august
•    Fall Semester: September-December

Teaching Method
The medium of instruction of all academic programs at ABU 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.

Grading System
Academic performance in a given course is based on continuous assessment. There will be two major examinations, which are written: mid-semester examination given on the8th week and the final examination given on the 16th week. In between there are sets of quizzes, in-class evaluation, assignments, case studies, etc. laboratory classes will also follow the same evaluation but have practical examinations replacing 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 2.25 or better in order to qualify for graduation.

Letter grades indicating the quality of course work completed with their corresponding grade points are shown below :

Numerical (%)

Letter Grade

Grade Points

80 – 100



75 – 79.99



70 – 74.99



65 – 69.99



60 – 64.99



55 – 59.99



50 – 54.99



45 – 49.99



40 – 45.99



Less than 40











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.

Computation of CGPA
 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.





Introduction to Business



4.00 x 3 = 12.00

English Reading Skills & Public Speaking



3.50 x 3 = 10.50

Business Mathematics - 1



3.75 x 3 = 11.25

Financial Accounting



4.00 x 3 = 12.00

Computer Fundamentals



3.75 x 3 = 11.25










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 anBasics in Social Science. Again, each of these courses carry three credits. Suppose that he/she receives the following grades:





Principles of Management



3.75 x 3 - 11.25

Micro Economics



3.25 x 3 - 9.75

English Writing Skills & Communication



4.00 x 3 - 12.00

Business Mathematics - 2



3.50 x 3 - 10.50

Basics in Social Science



2.25 x 3 - 6.75




  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.

Sequence of Subjects

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.

Academic Load

In a regular semester, a BBA student must take at least 12 credit hours. The Faculty of Business Administration highly recommends that each student take 15 credit hours in a regular semester. There is no minimum credit load requirement for the summer semester. Students who desire to take more than 15 credit hours in a regular semester must maintain a high CGPA and must have the approval of the BBA Program Director and Dean of the Faculty of  Business Administration.



Minimum Number of credits (academic load)








Graduate (MBA)










Class Attendance

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 2.25 in order to graduate.

Academic Probation

Undergraduate and graduate students are placed on Academic Probation if their CGPA falls below 2.25. 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 2.0 the university reserves the right to terminate the student or suspend the student for a semester. Students, terminated or suspended can apply for re-admission to the university. The Vice Chancellor's Office reserves the full right in either granting or rejecting such appeal for readmission. 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.
Time Limit

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.
Repeating Courses

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. 

Transfer of Credits

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

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.


Graduation Requirements

  • Course requirement candidates for a degree for an undergraduate degree must meet all the requirements of the university and the prescribed major sequence.
  • Students must earn a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.25 in all credits earned to graduate.

Examination Guidelines

  • 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.     

Appeal of a Course Grade

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.
Student Conduct and Disciplinary Actions

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.

Code of Conduct

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 intoxicated 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.
  • Lobbing 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.

Student Organizations and Activities

If a student’s 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 with in 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 dishonest. 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