Facilities - Graduate School of Business



Facilities

Students have access to the two MBA Computer Laboratory which are equipped with state-of-the art computers, printers, and software. The Computer Laboratory has a high-speed connection to the Internet. Equipment and software are updated regularly. Adjacent to the lab there is a lounge where tea is taken by both faculty and students, facilitating communication outside of the classroom.

Three MBA Lecture Rooms -  all of which are fully air-conditioned and can seat up to 40 students. They are equipped with computer and multimedia technology used by MBA lecturers to enhance their teaching effectiveness.

The University Recreation Centre houses a gymnasium, two tennis courts, squash court and a swimming pool. The campus also has facilities for other sports such as netball, rugby and soccer.

Other student services at USP include banking facilities, counseling and career guidance, medical facilities, postal services, a restaurant and a mini-market.

The USP campus is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world - a distinguished institution of higher learning amidst a paradise-like tropical garden.

Library

Students have full access to the University Library. The University Library contains 750,000 volumes, classified according to Library of Congress and over 14,000 periodical titles. The stock includes a separate collection of material relating to the South Pacific, named The Pacific Collection. The USP Library uses an online catalogue, which is conveniently accessed through intranets. It subscribes to a number of electronic indexes and databases of which two - Emerald and ProQuest - are particularly useful to MBA students, providing access to hundreds of business management related periodicals.

On an annual basis, library resources, particularly recommended textbooks, are purchased by the Main Library and distributed to other campuses and centres to support the MBA programme. USPís Laucala Library contains a wide range of resources that include over one million volumes. Within the management discipline and particularly for postgraduate students, the online databases that are of particular interest include ABI/INFORM Global, Business Source Premier, and Emerald Full text. With such a resourceful and comprehensive central library, the other campuses and centre libraries are well serviced as the Laucala Library is the parent body. The Laucala Campus Library offers services such as Interlibrary Loans and Ask-a-Librarian.

The Faculty of Business and Economics has a postgraduate library, which is also available to MBA students. This library (FJ$817,000) was partly funded from the accumulated surplus from the MBA trading account in 2010.

The main library at Laucala Campus remains open from 8am till 10pm from Monday to Thursday and from 8am to 6pm on Fridays. It is also open on Saturdays from 9am till 6pm and on Sundays from 1.30pm till 6pm. The library also has an all-night reading room open from 10pm till 7am daily. More details of library accessibility and resources including electronic resources can be accessed from the USP library website.

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