Graduate School of Business Enrolment Pack - Current Students



Graduate School of Business Enrolment Pack

Congratulations on your admission to the University of the South Pacific. Before you embark on your studies this trimester, we would like to ensure that you have all the correct information in relation to your studies. Please click on the links provided below for valuable information that will assist you with your registration and studies at the Graduate School of Business.

 

Registering Online

Registering Courses Online

As an official trimester student, you are required to register your courses each trimester. In order to do this, you will need to access your Student Online Services (SOLS) account to view the current trimester courses available for you to register, under your approved programme.

UNSURE ON HOW TO GO ABOUT THIS?

Do not worry, the Online Registration User Manual  ( View Online || Download) (size: 732KB) provides you with a step by step guide on how to successfully register a course  or View How to Register Online via Youtube 

 

Point to Note: It is advisable that you read information provided under Campus Teaching Plan and Important Dates to confirm which courses are available to you at your respective campus and the last date for you to add and drop a course(s) for each trimester.

Campus Teaching Plan

Campus Teaching Plan

Campus Teaching Plan for 2017 (Laucala and the Region) (view online (286KB)

The timetable provides you with the confirmed course schedule information for the current academic year for each campus.

Note that the Campus Teaching Plan is subject to changes with the approval of the Head of School of the Graduate School of Business.

Lecture Timetable

Lecture Timetable (Laucala and the Region)

Please refer to the links below for your lecture timetable for Trimester 3 2017

Text Books

Prescribed Textbooks and Costs

Click on the link below for your prescribed textbook listing

Trimester 3 2017

Note: Cook Islands, Kiribati and Marshall Islands and Tuvalu students are requested to cross check with your respective campus to order your textbooks.

 

Procedures for Purchasing Textbooks - Lautoka students only

Students based in Lautoka must note the following procedure in purchasing their prescribed textbooks:

  1. Deposit cost of textbook with Westpac Bank using the following details.Ensure that courier delivery charge of $5.00 is added to cost of the textbook:
    • Bank: Westpac Bank Branch: USP Service Centre A/c Name: USP BOOK CENTRE A/c # : 9801283335
  2. Note your name and student ID in the narration section of the deposit slip
  3. Once payment is done with the bank, fax or scan an e-copy of your stamped payment butt with your delivery address and phone contact to fax # 3231547or email minal.prasad@usp.ac.fj or maharaj_v(at)usp.ac.fj . Students can also call Minal (679) 3232500 or Vinesh on (679) 3232405 once you have faxed your details.

Labasa Students

Students based in Labasa are requested to liaise directly with Mr Ahemad Shah (ahemad.shah(at)usp.ac.fj) at the campus for details on purchasing procedures for textbooks.

Mid Term and Final Exam Timetable

Mid Term and Final Exam Timetable

Please click on the links below for your trimester 2 2017 schedules:

Opening Hours of GSB Rooms

Opening Hours of GSB Rooms (Laucala)

The facility opening/closing time is as follows. Also during Public Holidays the timetable will be as below. Notification of any temporary changes in opening/closing time of these rooms will be emailed to current students at GSB.

 

During Trimester

During Trimester Break

ROOMS

Weekdays

Weekends

Weekdays

Weekends

Computer Lab 1

8am – 12am (midnight)

10am – 12am (midnight)

8am – 4:30pm

Closed

Computer Lab 2

8am – 12am (midnight)

10am – 12am (midnight)

Closed

Closed

GSB Conference Room

8am – 4.30pm

Closed

Closed

Closed

Lecture Room 1

8am – 12am (midnight)

8am – 12am (midnight)

Closed

Closed

Lecture Room 3 (Resource Centre)

8am - 11pm

10am- 6pm

Closed

Closed

Discussion Rooms

8am - 11pm

10am- 6pm

Closed

Closed

Common Room (B206)

8am – 12am (midnight)

10am – 12am (midnight)

8am – 4:30pm

Closed

MBA Reception

8am – 4:30pm

Closed

8am – 4:30pm

Closed

Note: Public Holidays – As per normal days above.

Booking the GSB Discussion Rooms

Booking the GSB Discussion Rooms (Laucala)

The Graduate School of Business (GSB) has two discussion rooms available for students to use during the trimester.  Discussion rooms are available for booking at the following times:

Weekdays - 8:30am - 11pm

Weekends: 10am - 6pm

Public Holidays: closed

The following procedures must be adhered to by all registered GSB students in the booking of the School's Discussion rooms during the trimester.

1.       Bookings can be made via email or in person to the following persons:

  • After 4pm during weekdays and 10am – 6pm during the weekends  - Student Lab Assistants on duty (in person only)

2.    Depending on the room availability, the person requesting the booking will be required to confirm the name of the group member who will be signing off the log book at the main office.

3.    Designated student will need to produce his /her valid student ID card before signing the log book. The student will be responsible for any equipment used and ensure that the room is neat and tidy before leaving.

4.     Each student group is only permitted 2 hour slot per day and are not permitted to block book for longer. Request for additional booking after 2 hours will only be permitted if there is no other booking for the same venue. This ensures that all students have equal access.

5.     Booking for rooms can only be done up till 7 days in advance. Depending on the availability rooms can be booked on the same day or just before the session.

6.     Confirmed booking will be held for 30 minutes. Should no one show up to sign, the room will be given to the next group.

7.       Students who have booked the room must notify the Student Lab Assistant on duty before leaving the room.

8.    Student Lab Assistant on duty will ensure that booking times are kept and will close the room after the booking time.

9.     During the day Mr Amitesh Kumar at the School’s main office, will be available to open the discussion rooms and provide equipment.

10.   Eating and drinking is not allowed in the discussions rooms.

 

Vinaka

GSB Management

18/03/2016

Hiring of Locker Compartments

Hiring of Locker Compartments

18 locker compartments are available for hire at the Graduate School of Business Common room. Locker hire is $20 (non-refundable) for a trimester. You will be required to provide your own padlock to secure your belongings. Interested students must be current registered trimester students to be eligible to hire a locker.

Hiring of a Locker Compartment

•    Students must be registered for GSB courses in the current trimester to be eligible to hire a locker.
•    Students must see Mere at the main office and present their USP Student ID card in person to obtain a locker compartment number.
•    Students will be issued a manual invoice of FJ$20.00 by the office. Payment for the locker must be made at the School’s finance section, the payment receipt of which must be submitted to Mere before signing up and being assigned a locker.
•    The School will not be responsible for any lost items from the lockers.
•    The School will not reserve any locker for students. Locker compartments will be given on a “first come, first serve basis”.
•    Cancellation of a locker hire MUST be done within 24 hours of hiring. Failure to do so we incur the full hiring charge.

Rules on the Use of the Locker Compartment

•    The hirer shall allow the School to conduct any repair or maintenance work on the locker compartment as and when the School deems it to be necessary. The hirer must within 3 days of notification unlock the compartment and remove all items from the compartment for the period stipulated in the notification.
•    The hirer shall inform the School’s main office immediately when the locker compartment is in need of repair. The hirer shall not attempt to repair the compartment himself or herself, or permit any person other than whomever the University has authorized to carry out the repair.
•    The hirer shall not place or affix any stickers, posters, notices or the like on any part of the locker compartment. He or she shall not in any way deface or vandalize the compartment. The hirer shall exercise due care in the use of the locker compartment. The cost of repair for any damage to the compartment due to mischief or negligence on the part of the student shall be borne fully by the hirer.

Lost Keys

•    The hirer is to contact the School’s main office should they lose their locker key. Details of the hirer will be checked prior to authorizing security to cut the padlock
•    Cutting of the padlock is to be made by Elite Locksmith (approved School locksmith) only. The hirer may contact Elite locksmith staff on 9271353 to cut the lock. The cost of cutting shall be borne by the hirer and not the school. Hirer will pay directly to the Elite Locksmith.
•    Note any charges for after office hours service will be borne by the hirer.

Expiration of Hire Period

•    The hiring period shall end on the Friday of the last week of final trimester exams. The hirer shall unlock the locker and remove all items from the locker prior to this date. The School will remove any items left in the locker after this period. NO compensation will be made for loss of items left behind in the locker after the hire period has expired.
•    No refund will be given to any student for non-use of locker for the duration of the trimester.
    


GSB Management
12 May 2017

Important Dates

2017 Trimester Academic Dates

These dates are applicable to all students registered for courses under the following Graduate School of Business and School of Accounting and Finance programmes in 2017:

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Professional Accounting)
  4. Master in Business Administration
  5. Master in Commerce in Professional Accounting

TRIMESTER 1


Activities

Dates

Graduate School of Business (GSB) Orientation (Laucala).

Specific orientation dates will be communicated to students for different GSB cohorts

14 - 27 January

Deadline for adding of courses

27 January

Trimester 1 Lectures commence

28 January      

Trimester 1 Invoices available via SOLs

30 January

Deadline for withdrawal from Trimester 1 courses with no financial penalty

10 February

Deadline for Payment of Trimester 1 Fees

 

24 February

Late Payment of Fee Period:

Students who have not paid their fees in full will be required to clear all outstanding fees and a Late Payment fee of FJ$125.00 within the

1st four (4) weeks

25 February - 24 March

Late Payment of Fee Period.

If you have not paid all your tuition (and Late Payment fee) by this date you will be:

Liable for the following Late Payment Fee as follows:

  • FJ$150.00 (next 4 weeks after 25 March)
  • FJ$200.00 (thereafter)

25 March

Trimester 1 Lectures end

Last day for students to withdraw from Trimester I courses that they do not wish to be assessed for

14 April

Trimester 1 Study and Examination Period

15 - 28 April

Trimester I Break

29 April - 14 May

TRIMESTER 2

Deadline for adding of courses

12 May  

Trimester 2 Lectures commence and invoices available via SOLs

15 May        

Deadline for withdrawal from Trimester 2 courses with no financial penalty

25 May

Deadline for Payment of Trimester 2 fees

 

09 June

Late Payment of Fee Period:

Students who have not paid their fees in full will be required to clear all outstanding fees and a Late Payment fee of FJ$125.00 within the

1st four (4) weeks

10 June - 07 July

Late Payment of Fee Period.

If you have not paid all your tuition (and Late Payment fee) by this date you will be:

Liable for the following Late Payment Fee as follows:

  • FJ$150.00 (next 4 weeks after 07 July)
  • FJ$200.00 (thereafter)

08 July

Trimester 2 Lectures end

Last day for students to withdraw from Trimester 2 courses that they do not wish to be assessed for

 

28 July         

Trimester 2 Study and Examination Period

29 July - 11 August

Trimester 2 Break                                                                                                                                                                                                 

12 - 27 August       

TRIMESTER 3


Deadline for adding of courses

25 August

Trimester 3 Lectures commence and invoices available via SOLs

28 August        

Last Day for withdrawal from Trimester III courses with no financial penalty.

08 September

Deadline for Payment of Trimester 3 fees

22 September

Late Payment of Fee Period:

Students who have not paid their fees in full will be required to clear all outstanding fees and a Late Payment fee of FJ$125.00 within the

1st four (4) weeks

23 September - 20 October

Late Payment of Fee Period.

If you have not paid all your tuition (and Late Payment fee) by this date you will be:

Liable for the following Late Payment Fee as follows:

  • FJ$150.00 (next 4 weeks after 20 October)
  • FJ$200.00 (thereafter)

21 October

Trimester 3 Lectures end

Last day for students to withdraw from Trimester 3 courses that they do not wish to be assessed for

10 November

Trimester 3 Study and Examination Period

11 - 24 November

Orientation

Orientation Day

 

Labasa PGCBA (HR) cohort - Saturday 26th August 2017

Lautoka PGCBA (HR) cohort - Saturday 26th August 2017

Tuvalu MBA cohort - Saturday 14th October 2017

 

Fees & Payment Options

Fee Matters

How Do I Pay My Fees?

The following three options are available to assist you in making your fee payment each semester/trimester

Regional Campus Students are to consult the Student Finance section at their campus for Fee Levies if unclear on any of the Fees published om the Handbook and Calendar.

 

What are the fees charges for this year?

  • 2017 Fee Schedule  (Download) (size: 148KB)

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Ensure that you familiarize yourself with the courses you should register and the pre-requisites for each course in your programme, in order to successfully complete your programme requirements.

 

 

 

Academic Honesty Policy

Academic Honesty

The Academic Honesty Policy is designed to inform and provide guidance to students on the issue of academic honesty at the university and is applicable to any student that is enrolled for a USP course or thesis as part of a USP academic programme. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with this important policy

Student Grievance Policy

Student Grievance

The Student Grievance Policy is designed to inform and provide guidance to students on the issue of academic honesty at the university and is applicable to any student that is enrolled for a USP course or thesis as part of a USP academic programme. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with this important policy

Accessing Moodle

Moodle

After you have successfully registered for your trimester course(s) you will be able to access your course materials via your Moodle account.

If you are unable to access your course lecture notes from Moodle you should cross check your registration under your SOLs account and ensure that your course status under your ACTIVE REGISTRATIONS is APPROVED. 

 

Handbook Calendar

Handbook Calendar

Find out more information on your programme, courses and USP regulations.

Click here to view the USP Handbook and Calendar

Study Permit Requirements

Study Permit Requirements

 

Regional and international students are advised to read and familiarize themselves with the standard Immigration requirements before submitting Study Permit applications






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