Heriot-Watt Programmes

What is the Relationship between B&B University College Ltd. and Heriot Watt University?

B&B University College serves as the Accredited Learning Partner for the Heriot-Watt University’s Undergraduate and Post Graduate Programmes in Jamaica. As the local learning partner B&B is responsible for providing students with quality instruction for the University’s Programmes, as well as general administrative duties on behalf of the students.  The institution currently offers different level degrees in most areas of Business, Psychology and even Construction. This allows students to pursue the career of their dreams, without having to be on campus in Scotland. Through the learning partner, classes are delivered via traditional classroom teaching and in addition to this students have access to materials online.

What is the role of the School of Management and Languages (SML)?

The School of Management and Languages is one of the eight schools at HWU and is a diverse and multi-disciplinary school that reaches across four programme areas in relation to Accountancy and Finance, Business Management and Economics:The SML is the school with responsibility for administrative and Programme management functions include: disseminating course materials; negotiating agreements with international learning partners, etc. undergraduate degrees from HWU. Four HWMP Degrees are offered at B&B. These are the BA in Business Administration, Accountancy & Finance, Business & Finance and Management & Psychology.

Course content is prepared by top professors at Heriot-Watt, so you can be sure you get the best quality education possible. All classes offer international perspective, ensuring students get prepared for today’s global economy.

Who governs the Heriot-Watt undergraduate student?

Individuals registered in the Heriot-Watt Degree Programme are governed by the rules and regulations of both B&B University College and Heriot-Watt University. Students are expected to abide by the general codes of conduct and other agreements entered into with the Institute. Students are advised to consult their B&B Student’s Guide for detailed information on the roles and responsibilities of B&B’s students. Students are also expected to abide by the Heriot-Watt University’s academic policies and procedures, pertaining to: withdrawal from a course of study; plagiarism; changes to registration status; examination procedures. Students are advised to consult their Faculty Handbook for detailed information on these and other applicable University policies and procedures

Who controls the Programme: Heriot-Watt University or B&B Institute of Business?

B&B bears responsibility for all administrative and teaching functions pertaining to the Heriot-Watt University’s Undergraduate Degree Programme enrolled at the Institute. All courses and assessment undertaken as a part of any of the Undergraduate Degree Programmes are designed by official of Heriot-Watt University. The marking of all examination scripts and official notification of scores will be undertaken by Heriot-Watt University.

Will my Degree be awarded by B&B Institute of Business, Heriot-Watt University

All Degrees will be awarded by solely Heriot-Watt University. B&B University College Ltd. will not appear on the Certificate awarded by Heriot-Watt University.

Are any exemptions offered to students?

A maximum of six exemptions can be awarded to students based on previous educational qualifications. Holders of ABE Diplomas will be eligible for the maximum, six course exemptions. Non-ABE Diploma students must obtain written approval of exemption status from Heriot-Watt University upon submission of their transcripts. The exemption status of holders of UWI Certificates will be announced shortly.

What is the duration of these degree programmes?

The normal duration of the Heriot-Watt undergraduate programme is three years, however, students have a maximum of ten-years within which to fulfill the requirements to be awarded a Degree. Students who have been granted exemptions are expected to complete the programme before three years.

When can I apply for entry into the Degree Programme?

Registration for the Heriot-Watt Degree programmes is open throughout the year. However, the deadline for accepting students who will start in the next academic year beginning in October is September 29. Thus, if you want to start the programme this year you must register by September 29

Are any scholarships available to B&B’s Heriot-Watt Degree students?

At the moment, there are no scholarships available to B&B’s students, who are pursuing the Heriot-Watt Degree. However, students will be advised of any changes as soon as they occur.

Can students apply to the Student’s Loan Bureau for funding?

At the moment, students registered in the Heriot-Watt Degree Programme cannot receive funding from the Student’s Loan Bureau. Students will be informed of the outcome of upcoming negotiations.

Are there any other financial arrangements in place to assist students?

The institution offers flexible tuition payment plans to ease the financial burden of students. Students wishing to enter into such arrangements must do so in writing, outlining a payment schedule. Final approval is at the discretion of the Principal.


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