MDH secures degree-awarding powers in Business Administration

Nov 27, 2013 | Education

The Master’s programme in Business Administration at Mälardalen University (MDH) has received the judgment high quality and thereby secured its degree-awarding powers. This is the result of a new assessment made by the Swedish Higher Education Authority.

Up until the turn of the year 2013-2014, the Swedish Higher Education Authority evaluates the quality of all study programmes which lead up to a degree. Programmes that receive the judgment insufficient quality are followed up after one year and the university is then offered the opportunity to present the measures taken to remedy the insufficiencies.

The Master’s programme in Business Administration at MDH received the judgment insufficient quality one year ago. Some of the remedial measures that MDH has taken are a preparatory project in semester four, an emphasis on method in several courses, and a review of the examination procedure. In addition, supervisors take part in common seminars to ensure that they employ a comparable assessment model for degree projects.

MDH has now received the positive news that these measures have raised the programme to the high quality level and that the degree-awarding powers are thereby secured.

– It is greatly pleasing to see that the work that MDH has done over the past year to ensure that the programme reaches high quality pays off. It is crucially important for MDH that all study programmes are high quality. This is yet another example of our great potential for employing the right remedial measures after receiving negative comments on our activities. We are really good at mustering joint concentrated efforts when necessary, says Vice-Chancellor Karin Röding.