Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Business Administration (2014/2015)
3.2 Academic and Professional Ethics

The Faculty of Business Administration expects its students to adhere to the highest standards of academic and professional integrity. The Faculty has created a Statement and Code of Academic and Professional Integrity, which is posted prominently in the Faculty of Business Administration Building and is distributed annually to all students in the Faculty. The Statement and Code of Academic and Professional Integrity provides guidance and prescriptive standards.

Academic integrity allows students to express their own thoughts, opinions, and values while pursuing academic excellence and striving to achieve their own personal best. It means that they will take responsibility for their learning values, and pursue academic goals with honesty and enthusiasm. Academic integrity refers to submitting/presenting work for credit that represents only the student’s/students’ own work unless otherwise properly acknowledged, documented, and previously authorized by the instructor. This work includes, but is not limited to, exams, assignments, quizzes, individual or group projects or assignments, oral presentations, and Work Term reports.

Professional integrity requires students to act with honesty, demonstrate accountability, engage in respectful collaboration, and support a culture of inclusiveness and respect. When students are participating in University activities, they shall do so with professional integrity and shall consistently apply the knowledge, skills, and values expressed in the Student Code of Conduct.

UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS, Academic Misconduct - Academic Offenses outlines Academic Offenses. The following are examples of offenses that contravene the Faculty of Business Administration’s guidelines on ethics (Statement and Code of Academic and Professional Integrity) and will be resolved in accordance with UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS, Academic Misconduct

  • including a student’s name or allowing one’s own name to be included on the list of contributors to a group project without having contributed to that work;

  • altering a piece of work after it has been graded and submitting it for re-grading;

  • taking another’s examinations, assignments, or solutions to examinations or assignments without the owner’s permission; and

  • using or divulging confidential information obtained during research or while on Work Terms and/or making use of inappropriately divulged confidential information.

Students in the Faculty of Business Administration are subject to the Student Code of Conduct in all Faculty- or University-related activities including: work terms, exchanges, and case and other competitions. Violations of this standard of professional integrity will be resolved in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.