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CONGREGATION 29 April

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 29 April, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

WILLIAM OSMOND CHARLES MICHAEL COOKSON, D.PHIL., Green College

PETER ROBERT FRANKLIN, St Catherine's College

DIRK OBBINK, Christ Church

DOMINIC CHRISTOPHER O'BRIEN, Balliol College

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CONGREGATION 14 May 2 p.m.

2 Promulgation of Statutes

Explanatory note to Statute (1)

The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, which are promoted on the recommendation of the Committee for the School of Management Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, establish the Degree of Master of Business Administration which it is proposed be introduced in 1996. The introduction of the new degree represents a further stage in the development of Management Studies within the University as outlined to Congregation in November 1990 (see Gazette, vol. cxxi, p. 384).

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish the Degree of Master of Business Administration, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, clause 1 being subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. III, cl. 3, concerning Convocation (Statutes, 1995, p. 29), after `Magister Juris' insert: `Master of Business Administration'.

2 In Tit. XI, cl. 4, concerning degrees of the University (p. 77), after `Master of Education' insert: `Master of Business Administration'.

3 Clause 1 of this statute shall be effective from the date on which it is approved by Her Majesty in Council or from 1 October 1996, whichever is the later; clause 2 shall be effective from 1 October 1996.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, FIRST SCHEDULE (Statutes, 1995, p. 184, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 29 February 1996, Gazette, p. 816), insert new item 29:

`29. Master of Business Administration

Ego A. B. etc. testor E. F. (or, if more than one, X, Y, etc.), e collegio (or aula or societate) C. D., quem (or quos) per tres terminos intra academiam prout statuta requirunt cubile et victum sumpsisse scio quatenus studio speciali sive investigationi incubuerit et reliqua omnia praestiterit quae per statuta Universitatis requiruntur (nisi quatenus, etc.), gratiam a collegio suo (or aula sua or societate sua) pro gradu Magistri in Negotiis Administrandis concessam fuisse; fide mea data huic Universitati.
                                         A. B. dec. Coll. C.'

2 Ibid., SECOND SCHEDULE (p. 186), insert new item 24 as follows and renumber existing item 24 as item 25:

`24. Master of Business Administration

Supplicat etc. A. B. scholaris (or Baccalaureus or Magister) facultatis Artium e collegio C., qui omnia praestitit quae per statuta requiruntur (nisi quatenus, etc.); ut haec sufficiant quo admittatur ad gradum Magistri in Negotiis Administrandis.'

3 Ibid., THIRD SCHEDULE (p. 188), insert item 22:

`22. Master of Business Administration

Insignissime, etc., praesento vobis hunc meum scholarem (or hunc Baccalaureum or Magistrum) in facultate Artium ut admittatur ad gradum Magistri in Negotiis Administrandis.'

4 Ibid., FOURTH SCHEDULE (p. 190), insert new item 17 as follows and renumber existing item 17 as item 18:

`17. Master of Business Administration

Domine or Magister (or Domini or Magistri), ego admitto te (or vos) ad gradum Magistri in Negotiis Administrandis.'

5 Ibid., Sect. IV, cl. 1 (p. 194), after `Master of Physics' insert: `Master of Business Administration'.

6 Ibid., Sect. VIII, cl. 1 (p. 197), after `Master of Education if also a Master of Arts' insert: `Master of Business Administration if also a Master of Arts'.

7 Ibid. (p. 198), after `Master of Education if not also a Master of Arts' insert: `Master of Business Administration if not also a Master of Arts'.

8 In Examination Decrees, 1995, after p. 756 insert:

`TIMES AND EXERCISES
REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION*

Ch. VI, Sect. XXXIII]

(i) DECREE

§ 1. Degree of Master of Business Administration

1. Any person who has been admitted to the status of student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration, who has satisfied the conditions prescribed by this section, and who has satisfied the examiners as required, may supplicate for the Degree of Master of Business Administration.

2. The Committee for Graduate Studies of the General Board shall have power to make and vary such regulations as may be necessary for carrying out the duties laid upon it and upon the Secretary of Faculties by this section.

3. A Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration who is not a graduate of the University may wear the same gown as that worn by Students for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

§ 2. Status of Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration

1. Any person who, in the opinion of the Committee for the School of Management Studies, is well qualified and well fitted to undertake the course of study for which application is made, may be admitted to the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration.

2. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of Faculties to keep a Register of those admitted to the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration.

§ 3. Admission of Candidates

1. A candidate seeking admission as a Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration shall apply to the Committee for the School of Management Studies. Candidates for admission and shall be required to provide such information as the committee may determine from time to time by regulation. Applicants shall in addition be required to undertake such other tests and meet such conditions as, subject to the approval of the Committee for Graduate Studies of the General Board, the committee may determine by regulation.

2. Applications shall be made through the Secretary of Faculties, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary of Faculties to submit each application to the committee and to inform the candidate of the outcome, as soon as may be.

3. No person shall be admitted as a Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration under these provisions unless he or she is also a member of some college, hall, or other approved society, and unless the application for admission as a Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration has the approval of that society. The Secretary of Faculties shall forward the application to the candidate's society or to the society to which the candidate wishes to apply for membership, as appropriate; and admission by the committee shall be conditional upon admission by an approved society.

4. A student registered for any other higher degree or diploma in the University may apply for transfer to the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration. The committee shall have power to make such transfer, provided that it is satisfied that the student is well qualified and well fitted to undertake the course of study for which application is made, and that the application has the support of the candidate's society. A candidate who transfers status in this way shall be reckoned as having held the status of Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration from the time of admission to his or her previous status, unless the committee shall determine otherwise.

§ 4. Supervision of Students

1. Every candidate on admission as a Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration shall be placed by the committee for the school under the supervision of a member of the University or other competent person selected by the committee, and the committee shall have power for sufficient reason to change the supervisor of any student or to arrange for joint supervision by more than one supervisor, if it deems necessary.

2. It shall be the duty of the supervisor of a student entered upon a course of study to direct and superintend the work of the student, to meet the student regularly, and to undertake such duties as shall be from time to time set out in the General Board's memorandum of guidance for students and supervisors.

3. The supervisor shall submit a report on the progress of a student to the committee three times a year, and at any other time when the committee so requests or the supervisor deems expedient. In particular, the supervisor shall inform the board at once if he or she is of the opinion that the student is unlikely to reach the standard required for the Degree of Master of Business Administration.

4. It shall be the duty of every Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration to undertake such guided work and to attend such seminars and lectures as his or her supervisor requests; to attend such meetings with his or her supervisor as the supervisor reasonably arranges; and to fulfil any other requirements of the General Board as set out in its memorandum of guidance for students and supervisors.

§ 5. Residence and other Requirements

1. No full-time Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration shall be granted leave to supplicate unless, after admission, he or she has kept statutory residence and pursued his or her course of study at Oxford for at least thirty-two weeks.

2. No full-time Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration shall retain that status for more than sixty-four weeks in all.

3. A Student for the Degree of Master of Business Administration shall cease to hold that status if:

(a) he or she shall have been refused permission to supplicate for the Degree of Master of Business Administration;

(b) the Committee for the School of Management Studies shall, in accordance with provisions set down by regulation by the General Board, and after consultation with the student's society and supervisor, have deprived the student of such status;

(c) he or she shall have been transferred under the relevant provisions to another status; or

(d) he or she shall not have entered for the relevant examination within the time specified under this sub-section.

§ 6. Examination of Students

1. The examination for the Degree of Master of Business Administration shall be under the supervision of the Committee for the School of Management Studies. The subjects of each examination shall be determined by regulation by the committee, which shall have power to arrange lectures and courses of instruction for the examination. The examination shall consist of:

(a) course assignments;

(b) a written examination;

(c) a written report on a business project approved by the committee; and

(d) an oral examination;

provided that the committee shall have power by regulation to authorise the examiners to dispense individual candidates from the oral examination. This provision notwithstanding, the examiners may, if they deem expedient, set a candidate a further written examination after examining the candidate orally.

2. No candidate shall be permitted to take an examination under the preceding clause unless he or she has been admitted as a candidate for the examination in question by the committee and has satisfied any other conditions prescribed in the regulations for that course.

3. Unless otherwise provided in this sub-section, the number and distribution of examiners shall be as set out in Sect. II. A, § 1, cl. 9 of this chapter.

4. A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in the examination may enter again on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion for that part of the examination which he or she failed, provided that candidates who fail the course assignments must resit all parts of the examination.'

9 Ibid., p. 970, after l. 8 insert:

`Master of Business Administration:   Three.'

10 Ibid., p. 983, l. 14, after `Philosophy,' insert `Master of Business Administration,'.

11 Ibid., p. 989, after l. 33 insert new clause 13 as follows and renumber existing cll. 13–16 (pp. 989–91) as cll. 14–17: `13. Examiners for the Degree of Master of Business Administration shall hold office for two years.'

12 Ibid., p. 1023, after l. 22 insert:

`(k) Examinations for the Degree of Master of Business Administration

Names of candidates who in [here insert term and year] have satisfied the examiners in the examinations for the Degree of Master of Business Administrati on.
A. B.  
C. D.  
E. F.                                              G. H.    
                                                   I. J. Examiners.' 

                                                   K. L.

13 Ibid., p. 1042, after l. 3 insert: `Examinations for the Degree of Master of Business Administration.'

14 Ibid., p. 1050, after l. 1 insert new item (iv) as follows and renumber existing items (iv)–(viii) (ll. 2–6) as items (v)–(ix): `(iv) the Degree of MBA;'.

15 Ibid., p. 1054, after l. 15 insert new item (b) as follows and reletter existing items (b)–(c) (l. 16, as amended by Decree (4) of 14 March 1996, Gazette, p. 866) as items (c)–(d): `(b) for members of the University working for the Degree of Master of Business Administration, £12,000; notwithstanding any general provisions to the contrary, £1,000 of this fee shall be payable by the student as a non-refundable deposit at the time of his or her acceptance of the offer by the University of admission to the course, and the balance shall be payable by the student in advance of the start of the course.'

16 Clause 5 of this decree shall be effective from the date on which clause 1 of Statute (...) approved by Congregation on ... is approved by Her Majesty in Council; the remaining changes shall be effective from 1 October 1996.

Key to Decree

Cll. 1–4 provide for admission to the degree of MBA.

Cl. 5 provides for holders of the new degree to be admitted to membership of Convocation.

Cll. 6 and 7 determine the academic precedence and standing of holders of the new degree.

Cl. 8 makes detailed provision for the new degree.

Cll. 9–13 prescribe the examination arrangements for the new degree.

Cll. 14 and 15 make provision for the payment of composition fees.


Footnote: *This decree should be read in conjunction with the associated regulations made by the General Board and individual faculty boards, to be found on pp. 795-839.
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Explanatory note to Statute (2)

When promoting the legislation establishing Kellogg College as a society of the University, Council stated that it had agreed that the society should be added to the cycle for the election of the Proctors and the Assessor in a position such that Kellogg would first elect the Assessor to be admitted to office in 2003. Since then Mansfield, Templeton, and Harris Manchester College have received their Royal Charters of Incorporation and have been added to the statutory list of colleges of the University, so that, as previously agreed by Council, they too need to be added to the Proctorial Cycle. The following statute adds all four newly created societies to the cycle and provides for Mansfield, Templeton, and Harris Manchester to elect the Assessors to be admitted to office in 2009, 2010, and 2011 respectively. In order to complete the current cycle, the statute also provides for the societies still due to elect an Assessor under that cycle to do so up to and including the election by Somerville of the Assessor to be admitted in 2017, with the Proctors for the additional years being elected by the societies which were due to elect the Proctors in the first four years of the second rotation of the current cycle (which was instituted with effect from the Proctorial year 1979-80). It will in due course be necessary for Council to review the future arrangements, in the light of the number of societies than in existence, in order to ensure an equitable rotation of these elections thereafter.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to add the four newly created societies to the cycle for the election of the Proctors and the Assessor, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. IX, Sect. VI (Statutes, 1995, p. 66), delete cl. 3 and substitute:

`3. The Proctors and Assessor to be admitted to office in the years from 1998 to 2017 inclusive shall be elected by the colleges and other societies as shown in the following Schedule.

SCHEDULE

Year of
admission
to office
Societies electing
Proctors
Societies electing
Assessor
1998 Exeter, St Catherine's Queen's
1999 Lady Margaret Hall, Nuffield
Pembroke
2000 Wadham, St Edmund Hall St Peter's
2001 Green, Jesus Trinity
2002 Merton, Somerville Linacre
2003 Keble, Lincoln Kellogg
2004 Corpus Christi, St Hugh's
University
2005 Brasenose, St John's St Cross
2006 All Souls, St Hilda's Christ Church
2007 Balliol, Wolfson Hertford
2008 St Anne's, Worcester Magdalen
2009 New College, St Antony's Mansfield
2010 Queen's, St Catherine's Templeton
2011 Nuffield, Pembroke Harris Manchester
2012 St Edmund Hall, Oriel
St Peter's
2013 Green, Trinity Exeter
2014 Linacre, Merton Lady Margaret Hall
2015 Keble, St Hugh's Wadham
2016 Corpus Christi, Jesus
St Cross
2017 Brasenose, Somerville'
Christ Church
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CONGREGATION 23 May

Elections

VacanciesRetiring members Period from MT 1996
Examination Schools, Curators of the One (member of Convocation) Dr R.C.S. Walker 6 years
General Board of the Faculties Two (from members of the Faculties of English, Law, Literae Humaniores, Modern Languages, Modern History, Music, Oriental Studies, Social Studies, and Theology) Professor R.M. Goode
Ms J.M. Innes
4 years
Three (from members of the Faculties of Anthropology and Geography, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Physiological Sciences, and Psychological Studies) Professor R.A. Cowley
(resigned)
Dr R.A. Mayou
Dr N.M.J. Woodhouse
1 year

4 years
Hebdomadal Council Four President of Templeton (retiring)
Dr L.G. Black (becomes an ex officio member as Chairman of the General Board)
Dr W.H. Newton-Smith
Dr G.A. Stoy
3 years

6 years
Parks, University, Curators of the One (member of Convocation) Principal of Linacre (retiring) 6 years
Select Preachers, Committee for the Nomination of TwoThe Revd P.J.M. Southwell
The Revd H.Wansbrough
4 years
Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 6 May, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 May.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published.

The following nominations have been duly received (6 May):

As a Curator of the Examination Schools

R.C.S. WALKER, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

As members of the General Board (humanities side)

1. J.S. ROWETT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Brasenose
2. D.G. PATTISON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen
3. J. STEVENSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Worcester
4. A. S. KENNEDY, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

As members of the General Board (science side)

1. R.A. MAYOU, BM, MA, M.SC., Fellow of Nuffield
2. N.M.J. WOODHOUSE, MA, Fellow of Wadham
3. R.J. CASHMORE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol
4. J.C. ELLORY, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Corpus Christi

As members of Council

1. F.G.B. MILLAR, MA, D.PHIL., D.LITT., Fellow of Brasenose
2. D. PALFREYMAN, MA, Fellow of New College
3. P.A. SLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Exeter, Principal-elect of Linacre
4. G.A. STOY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall
5. J.P. BARRON, MA, D.PHIL., Master of St Peter's
6. G.C.K. PEACH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Catherine's

As a Curator of the University Parks

1. D.S. COLEMAN, MA, Queen's
2. P.S. SAVILL, MA, Fellow of Linacre

As a member of the Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers

E.W. NICHOLSON, DD, Provost of Oriel

No nomination has been received to fill the vacancy for a second member of the Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers. The nomination therefore lapses to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors jointly: see Tit. II, Sect. IX, cl. 4 (d) (Statutes, 1995, p. 15).

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