Diamonds are created from STRESS: First Graduating Class of TBS, Class of 2014President’s Award to Mr. Abderahmen BOUSBATA, July 2014. It is offered by the President Moncef MARZOUKI, with the presence of the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and ICT, and the Minister of EducationHonor Students of Class 2014, with the Presence of the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and ICT, the President of the University, the Dean, and the Faculty – July 2014)Inauguration of Smart Center at TBS. The center is sponsored by AmCham Tunisia, Boeing, Microsoft, Cimpress/Vistaprint, Hexabyte, and United Gulf Financial Services-North AfricaPresident’s Award to Mr. Ahmed Karoui, July 2015. It is offered by the President Beji Caid EssebsiInauguration of TBS Building by the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and ICT, Prof. Tawfic JLASSI and the President of the University, Prof. Hmaid BEN AZIZA, with the presence of the Dean, Prof. Salah BENABDALLAH – July 2014President’s Award to Miss Khouloud Ben Ltaief, July 2016. It is offered by the President Beji Caid Essebsi

Student Affairs




1.1.   Rules and Regulations


1.1.1.Admission Rules

To enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administrationprogram at Tunis Business School, a High School Diploma (Baccalauréat) is needed.  Because all of the courses at TBS are taught in English, the candidate should have good grades in English and Math in the “Baccalauréat” exam to enroll at TBS.


The admission at TBS is through Ministry Orientation Process for new high school graduates, or through the department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for foreign candidates.


1.1.2.Credit System

Full-time students are required to earn a certain number of credits.  Each course is worth a certain number of credit hours.  Credit hours are based on the number of "contact hours" per week in class, for one term.  A contact hour includes any lecture when the professor is teaching the student or coaching the students while they apply the course information to an activity.  For each hour a class meets, an average of two additional hours of preparation is expected of the student.


For example, for a 3 credits course, students get 42 contact hours plus a minimum of 84 hours of study hours at home.  Most of the courses require mandatory recitation for an additional 21 contact hours.


Recitation (TD) is a complement to lecture.  Whereas lectures are filled with far too many students and far too much material to have ample opportunity for individualized engagement and specific questions, recitation holds smaller numbers of students and is aimed to address anything covered during lecture or individualized studying that is unclear.


Students receive grades for each course.  Each course has a number of credit hours (credits) that will be the equivalent of coefficients (weights).  At TBS, one credit (1 cr) is equivalent to 14 hours of contact (lecture) hours.


1.1.3.Normal Course Load

The normal course load at TBS is usually between 15 and 18 credits per term.  


1.1.4. Course Overload

Course Overload must be approved by the administration and depend on the students’ Academic Standing (cf. Section 3.5) and Academic Level (cf. Section 4).


1.1.5.Course Transfer and Course Waiver

The students that have taken courses in other accredited higher education institutions can transfer these courses, after the approval of the school.  Transfer credits are awarded for courses in which a grade of “C” or higher has been earned.  Only courses that integrate into the academic program of TBS can be transferred.  The grades earned at other institutions are not calculated in the student’s grade-point average earned at TBS.

Student should fill out the TBS Course Transfer Form and attach the course outline to be transferred.


1.1.6.Course Add/Drop

Please refer to Academic Levels section 4 on page 15.


1.1.7.Course Withdrawal

Once the student is registered in a course, he cannot withdraw it.  However, the school may grant a special permission for a student to withdraw one or more courses under special conditions, such as long sickness, social problems, etc.


1.1.8.Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend the school regularly and to attend all classes. Non-attendance or frequent absences may result a failing grade.  A student is allowed up to 4 absences per semester per course. Passed this number, he/she will not be permitted to take the final exam of that course. One absence is equivalent to an absence from a 3-hour class session.


Any absence during the exam results a grade of 0.


Punctuality: Students are expected to be on time for school and classes.


1.2.   Graduation and Awards


1.2.1.Graduation Index Requirement

For a Bachelor's degree, the required minimum cumulative grade point average is 2.0 over 4.0 (2.000 / 4.000).  The cumulative GPA represents an average of all final grades individual students earned from the time they first enrolled in a school to the completion of their education.


1.2.2.General Graduation Requirements

Students at TBS will be earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA).  In order to receive the degree, students must earn a minimum of 121 acceptable semester credits.  That is equivalent of a 4 year study program. 


At different levels of the curriculum, the students have to make choices and shape their own profiles, by choosing a major and minor.

The total number of credits should be taken as follows:

  1. Business Core Requirement Courses (minimum 51 semester credits)
  2. Business Area of Emphasis Courses (Major: minimum 33 semester credits)
  3. Business Elective Courses (Minor: minimum 15 semester credits)
  4. Non-Business Courses (minimum 12 semester credits of specific courses from Arts, Humanities, and Social Science areas)
  5. Computer Science Courses (minimum 10 semester credits)



Dean's Honor List

The Dean’s List certificate is awarded annually to students who achieve a combined GPA of 3.7 or more for the fall and spring semesters of the school year provided that during those two semesters the student received no grade lower than a C in any of his/her courses.  A student who has received a sanction or sanctions during his/her ongoing academic year is not eligible for the Dean’s List.


Graduation Honors

Graduation honors are based on the cumulative GPA at the time of graduation:

·         Summa Cum Laude       3.80‐4.00 GPA

·         Magna Cum Laude        3.60‐3.79 GPA

·         Cum Laude                        3.40‐3.59 GPA

The Latin honors designate:  With highest praise-Summa Cum Laude; With great praise-   Magna Cum Laude; With praise-Cum Laude.  A student who has received a sanction or sanctions is not eligible for these honors.


1.3.   Student Code of Conduct

The purpose of the academic community of the Tunis Business School at University of Tunis is to search for truth and to communicate with each other. Self-discipline and a sense of social obligation within each individual are necessary for the fulfillment of these goals. It is the responsibility of all TBS students to live by this code. As human beings, we are obliged to conduct ourselves with high integrity. As members of the civil community we have to conduct ourselves as responsible citizens in accordance with the laws governing our country.

To foster a climate of trust and high standards of academic achievement, TBS is committed to cultivating academic integrity and expects students to exhibit the highest standards of honor in their scholastic endeavors.  The following rules are applied:


1.3.1.Work Habits

Students are expected to be prepared for and to participate in each class to meet performance standards, to have the necessary class materials, to complete class work and homework accurately and on time, and to prepare for quizzes, tests and examinations.


1.3.2.Respect for Self and Others

Students are expected to be honest, to behave with dignity and to treat others with respect and courtesy. Behavior of the individual should not interfere with the rights of others. This includes the use of appropriate language, actions and attire. Students are expected not to harass others verbally and physically.


1.3.3.Respect for Authority

Students are expected to comply with all school rules and to obey all laws. Students are expected to respond in a respectful manner to all adults while under the jurisdiction of the school and while participating in school-sponsored activities.  When addressing a lady, use, “Ma’am.” When addressing a gentleman, use “Sir.”


1.3.4.Respect for Property

Students are expected to treat all property belonging to the school and to others with care. They should keep the restrooms clean and throw all garbage into the rubbish bins. Students are not allowed to smoke.  The school is a NO SMOKING space.


1.3.5.Plagiarism and Cheating

“Plagiarism” shall be deemed to include:

  1. Plagiarism of ideas as where an idea of an author or speaker is incorporated into the body of an assignment as though it were the writer’s idea, i.e. no credit is given the person through referencing or footnoting or endnoting.
  2. Plagiarism of words occurs when phrases, sentences, tables or illustrations of an author or speaker are incorporated into the body of a writer’s own i.e. no quotations or indentations (depending on the format followed) are present but referencing or footnoting or endnoting.
  3. Plagiarism of ideas and words as where words and an idea(s) of an author or speaker are incorporated into the body of a written assignment as though they were the writer’s own words and ideas, i.e. no quotation or indentations (depending on the format followed) are present but referencing or footnoting or end noting.

Cheating is the actual or attempted practice of fraudulent and/or deceptive acts for the purpose of gaining an unearned academic advantage. Typically, such acts occur in relation to examinations.

TBS takes a most serious view of offences against academic dishonesty such as plagiarism and cheating. Penalties for dealing with such offences will be strictly enforced.


1.3.6.Team Work

Team members should depict which roles can be filled within a group (e.g., facilitator, team leader, summarizer, evaluator, mediator, encourager, recorder). They also should be aware of which role(s) they are best suited for. Hence, for successful teamwork, students should exhibit a high sense of cohesion. This means:

Openness: Teammates should be open to new ideas, diverse viewpoints, and the variety of individuals present within the group.

Support: Teammates view one another as collaborators, not as competitors. They demonstrate support for one another to achieve the assignment objectives.

Respect: Teammates must respectfully listen to their colleagues and consider opposing views. Further, they should effectively manage conflict around group differences.


1.3.7.Examination Rules

There are 2 examination periods: midterm examination and final examination. Examination schedule is set forth by the administration and communicated to students each academic year. Students are strongly recommended not to make any travel plan before getting the examination dates.


Students must comply with the examination procedures. Any student breaching the following provisions or other related examination procedures may be subject to disciplinary action:

·         Students must be on TBS premises 30 minutes before the examination start time.

·         Each student must show their national ID at the entrance to the examination.

·         It is forbidden for students to have in their possession any document or equipment of any kind. Only official documents provided by the administration are allowed.

·         Cellphone must be turned off and cannot be used during exams.

·         All documents must be returned to the invigilator before leaving the classroom.

·         Any form of cheating or attempt to commit cheating is prohibited as per Students’ Code of Conduct. This will lead to disciplinary actions.

·         Any absence during the exam results a grade of 0.




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