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AAB

Academic Advisory Panel

The Academic Advisory Panel (AAP) consists of 10 persons representing professors from 6 business schools in 4 countries and three continents. These well-established scholars provide valuable input on the trends in educations and the various existing programmes at WUAS. 

The Panel is chaired by WUAS Vice President of Academic Affairs, Professor Ron Tuninga.

AACSB

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB, is an American professional organization that accredits business schools.

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The Advisory Board: Stichting Wittenborg University Advisory Board

Accreditation

Accreditation is national and international quality recognition of degrees and higher education institutes.

National: WUAS is accredited by NVAO "it accredits existing and new programmes, and assesses the quality assurance of higher education institutions. NVAO thus monitors the quality of higher education. The NVAO decisions serve as the basis for the recognition of degrees and titles, and wherever applicable, public funding of programmes." about-us

International: WUAS is accredited by FIBAA and currently a member of AACSB, preparing for Accreditation.

Higher_education_accreditation (Wikipedia)

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Credit Transfer & Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Credit Transfer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) is based on The Lisbon Recognition Convention, officially the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, is an international convention of the Council of Europe elaborated together with the UNESCO. This is the main legal agreement on credential evaluation in Europe.

The Convention stipulates that degrees and periods of study must be recognised unless substantial differences can be proved by the institution that is charged with recognition. Students and graduates are guaranteed fair procedures under the convention. 

APL is a generic term covering the exemption of a student from a module or modules on taught courses at the university on the basis of prior achievement of the relevant learning outcome, whether certificated or by experiential learning. WUAS has systems in place to provide Credit Transfer for Periods of Study and exemptions in EC credits for much of the programme based on Prior Learning, both in education and in the workplace.

See https://www.wittenborg.eu/credit-transfer.htm 

APL

Credit Transfer & Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

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Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer & Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Credit Transfer at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences (WUAS) is based on the Lisbon Recognition Convention, officially the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, an international convention of the Council of Europe together with UNESCO. This is the main legal agreement on credential evaluation in Europe.

The Convention stipulates that degrees and periods of study must be recognised unless substantial differences can be proved by the institution that is charged with recognition. Students and graduates are guaranteed fair procedures under the convention. 

APL is a generic term covering the exemption of a student from a module or modules on taught courses at the university on the basis of prior achievement of the relevant learning outcome, whether certificated or by experiential learning. WUAS has systems in place to provide Credit Transfer for Periods of Study and exemptions in European Credits for much of the programme based on Prior Learning, both in education and in the workplace.

There are 3 types of APL considered at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences: see credit-transfer.htm

 

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EB

Education Board

EBA

EBA is the bachelor of business administration pathway Entrepreneurial Business Administration.

See: eba-entrepreneurial-business-administration.htm

 

ECTS

ECTS stands for the European Credit Transfer System.

In The Netherlands, Credits awarded as part of accredited degree awards are called 'European Credits', abbreviated to 'EC'.

In The Netherlands a European Credit is equivalent to 28 hours of study. In other countries in Europe an EC credit is worth more or less.

EC's are part of the ECTS system.

The ECTS grading system for credit transfer

In cases where credits are transferred between countries (mainly in student exchanges or switching institutes) European Credit Transfer & Accumulation System (ECTS) grades can be used. It is good practice to add an ECTS grade, particularly in the case of credit transfer. The ECTS grading scale ranks the students on a statistical basis.

Therefore, statistical data on student performance is a prerequisite for applying the ECTS grading system. Grades are assigned to students with a pass grade as follows:

A distinction is made between the grades FX and F that are used for unsuccessful students. FX indicates: "Fail - some more work required to pass", and F indicates: "Fail - considerable further work required". The inclusion of failure rates in the Transcript of Records is optional.

Progression through the WUAS bachelor's programmes by gaining European Credits

 

3-PHASE PATHWAYAVAILABLE ECSECS REQUIRED AT ENTRY4-YEAR PATHWAYAVAILABLE ECSECS REQUIRED AT ENTRY
Phase 1 80 0 Year 1 60 0
Phase 2 80 80 Year 2 60 40
Phase 3 80 160 Year 3 60 100
Phase 4 80   Year 4 60 180

 

EEG

Education & Examination Guide

European Credit Transfer System

also see ECTS

What is the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System? 

The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognised. 

ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload. 

ECTS enhances the flexibility of study programmes for students. It also supports the planning, delivery and evaluation of higher education programmes. It is a central tool in the Bologna Process, which aims to make national education systems more comparable internationally. ECTS also helps make other documents, such as the Diploma Supplement, clearer and easier to use in different countries. 

ECTS has been adopted by most of the countries in the European Higher Education Area as the national credit system and is increasingly used elsewhere. 

Source: See further: https://ec.europa.eu/education/resources-and-tools/european-credit-transfer-and-accumulation-system-ects_en

Exemptions

Exemption at WUAS is done through Credit Transfer, which is awarded after a student is initially admitted to a programme of study. Once a student has formally accepted an offer to study at WUAS, Credit Transfer is bestowed at formal Registration as a student.

WUAS does not award any exemptions for credits after a student has started their studies.

WUAS does not award Credit Transfer (exemptions) for postgraduate courses.

Please see the EEG for full details or the website:  https://www.wittenborg.eu/credit-transfer.htm

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Final Phase

The Final Phase at WUAS refers to the last 80 Credits or last 1/3 of the Bachelor / Undergraduate programmes. It is often also called the Final year (of the 3 year programme). Often students enter the Final Phase with Credit Transfer and they are known as Top-Up students.

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GEB

Graduation & Examination Board

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HBA

HBA is the bachelor of business administration pathway Hospitality Business Administration.

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IBA

IBA is the bachelor of business administration pathway International Business Administration.

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MBA

MBA stands for Master of Business Administration

MCI

MCI is the bachelor of business administration pathway Marketing Communication & Information Administration.

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NVAO

The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO

https://www.nvao.net/en

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OC&W

Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

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The Academic Advisory Panel

The Academic Advisory Panel (AAP) consists of 10 persons representing professors from 6 business schools in 4 countries and three continents. These well-established scholars provide valuable input on the trends in educations and the various existing programmes at WUAS. 

See: 

Top-Up

What is a 'top-up' programme?

In the UK and other countries a 'Top-up degree' is seen as equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree. These courses are aimed at students who have previously completed a related foundation level degree (or equivalent, e.g. an HND) and they provide a route for students to achieve a Bachelors degree. At Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences a 'top-up' is the last 1/3 of any programme in the bachelor of business administration degree, for students who enter with the maximum amount of credit transfer for a previous period of higher education study within the domain of economics, business, or management. Students entering the Final Phase of WUAS' undergraduate programmes as 'top-up' students with credit transfer study the curriculum of the full programme alongside students who have progressed without Credit Transfer.

Students with successful previous study experience / higher education study period equivalent to a maximum 160 European Credits (2-3 years Higher Education) in a related business or economic field are able to enter directly into the final phase of the various bachelor's programmes. Entry is based on Credit Transfer as described in the Lisbon Treaty (ECTS) and students must always be initially accepted into the undergraduate programme. A minimum of 80 credits, 1-2 years study is always required in cases of maximum credit transfer.

The judgement of entry qualifications applicants with a non-Dutch pre-education is initially based on comparison and recognition through ENIC-NARIC, the Nuffic Country Modules and a Nuffic evaluation, if required. In individual cases, the examination and graduation board will decide on entry based on credit transcripts and qualifications presented.

Note: WUAS does not allow Credit Transfer into any of its postgraduate (master's) programmes.

See this page for specific details of all Credit Transfer considered at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

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UAS

University of Applied Sciences

University

According to the Cambridge dictionary, a University is a place where people study for an undergraduate (= first) or postgraduate (= higherlevel) degree.

Wikipedia states: A university (Latinuniversitas, 'a whole') is an institution of higher (or tertiaryeducation and research, which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines. Universities typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

In Dutch the word Universiteit is used to describe Research Universities. Universities of Applied Sciences are often called Hogeschool in Dutch. Private Entities for Higher Education do not necessarily have to call themselves a University of Applied Sciences. Laws require Universities of Applied Sciences always to use the full term in their name (university of applied sciences).

University of Applied Sciences

A University of Applied Sciences is a higher education institute that offers bachelor's and master's degree programmes that have a focus on employability and applied research.

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WHW

Higher Education and Research Act