HSV has evaluated MDH’s Business Administration programmes
May 16, 2012 | Student
Today the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Agency) presented its quality evaluation for the country’s study programmes in Business Administration. MDH’s programme for Business Administration at first-cycle level was awarded the grade of high quality. However, the Agency sees certain deficiencies in the second-cycle programme. MDH is now to begin work to look over these deficiencies with a view to submitting to the Agency within a year a list of measures to be taken.
Until 2014 the Agency will be evaluating the quality of all higher education programmes leading to a degree. In the new evaluation system, the Agency has four assessment criteria: the students’ individual (degree) projects, questionnaires with former students, the HEIs’ (higher education institutions) own self-evaluations and the students’ experiences. The HEIs are then awarded the grades of very high quality, high quality or deficient quality.
MDH’s programme for Business Administration at first-cycle level, which one of MDH’s biggest programmes, was accordingly awarded the grade of high quality.
- This grade is a concrete acknowledgement that we, thanks to the skill of our teachers, students and our good relations with the region offer education of high quality, says MDH’s Vice-Chancellor Karin Röding.
Regarding the University’s second-cycle programme in Business Administration MDH does not, according to the Agency, fulfil one of the six assessment criteria – in-depth methodological knowledge within the main disciplinary domain – and the programme was thereby awarded the grade of deficient quality.
- MDH always strives towards maintaining high quality in all its programmes. In connection with our submitting the data to the Agency for evaluation we began development work of our own to ensure the quality of the second-cycle programme in Business Administration, says Karin Röding.
Furthermore what will happen now, just as with the quality evaluation in April, is that MDH will analyse the assessment from the Agency and then produce a concrete list of measures that can be submitted to the assessment group at the Agency for a new assessment.
Altogether the Agency has evaluated 67 programmes in Business Administration all around the country’s HEIs. Of these 67 evaluated programmes almost 40 have received the grade of deficient quality.