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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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(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.
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:
3 Ibid., THIRD SCHEDULE (p. 188), insert item 22:
4 Ibid., FOURTH SCHEDULE (p. 190), insert new item 17 as follows and renumber existing item 17 as item 18:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 1316 (pp. 98991) as cll. 1417: `13. Examiners for the Degree of Master of Business Administration shall hold office for two years.'
12 Ibid., p. 1023, after l. 22 insert:
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. 26) 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.
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. 913 prescribe the examination arrangements for the new degree.
Cll. 14 and 15 make provision for the payment of composition fees.
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(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.
|1998||Exeter, St Catherine's||Queen's|
|1999||Lady Margaret Hall,||Nuffield|
|2000||Wadham, St Edmund Hall||St Peter's|
|2004||Corpus Christi,||St Hugh's|
|2005||Brasenose, St John's||St Cross|
|2006||All Souls, St Hilda's||Christ Church|
|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|
|2014||Linacre, Merton||Lady Margaret Hall|
|2015||Keble, St Hugh's||Wadham|
|Vacancies||Retiring 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
|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
Dr R.A. Mayou
Dr N.M.J. Woodhouse
|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
|Parks, University, Curators of the||One (member of Convocation)||Principal of Linacre (retiring)||6 years|
|Select Preachers, Committee for the Nomination of||Two||The Revd P.J.M.
The Revd H.Wansbrough
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.
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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