Academic Levels

Academic Levels

 

IMPORTANT NOTEThis regulation has been approved by the Tunis Business School Scientific Council.  Any modification can apply only after the formal approval of the council. Date of the approval: Saturday, December 8th, 2012.

The undergraduate study at TBS consists of four academic levels.  These are:

  • Freshman (1st year)
  • Sophomore (2nd year)
  • Junior (3rd year)
  • Senior (4th year) 

To pass from one level to another, the student must earn all credits related to the courses in that level AND have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) greater than or equals to 2-out-of 4 (2.00 / 4.00).

1.1.   Sophomore

A freshman student MUST EARN all the 29 credits related to the freshman level courses (all 100 level courses):

  • BCOR 100: TBS Organization Seminar (0 credits)
  • BCOR 110: Mathematics for Business (3 credits)
  • BCOR 120: Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • BCOR 130: Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • BCOR 140: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • BCOR 150: Probability & Statistics for Business I (3 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 110)
  • CS 100: Computer Science Basics (3 credits)
  • CS 120: Algorithms and Initiation to Programming (3 credits)
  • NBC 100: Intensive General English (3 credits)
  • NBC 101: Debating Skills (1 credit)
  • NBC 110: French I (1 credit)
  • NBC 120: English Communication Skills (2 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 100)
  • NBC 130: French II (1 credit; Pre-requisite BCOR 110)

and MUST HAVE a cumulative GPA of at least 2 over 4.  In case of failure to satisfy both above conditions, the student may be authorized to take sophomore level courses and/or to repeat the freshman level courses with the grade of “C” or less; while keeping the freshman status in accordance with the school regulations.

1.2.   Junior

A student MUST EARN all the 66 credits related to the freshman level courses (all 100 level courses) and to the sophomore level courses (200 levels courses):

  • BCOR 100: TBS Organization Seminar (0 credits)
  • BCOR 110: Mathematics for Business (3 credits)
  • BCOR 120: Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • BCOR 130: Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • BCOR 140: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • BCOR 150: Probability & Statistics for Business I (3 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 110)
  • CS 100: Computer Science Basics (3 credits)
  • CS 120: Algorithms and Initiation to Programming (3 credits)
  • NBC 100: Intensive General English (3 credits)
  • NBC 101: Debating Skills (1 credit)
  • NBC 110: French I (1 credit)
  • NBC 120: English Communication Skills (2 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 100)
  • NBC 130: French II (1 credit; Pre-requisite BCOR 110)
  • BCOR 200: Introduction to MIS (3 credits)
  • BCOR 210: Fundamentals of Marketing (3 credits)
  • BCOR 220: Intermediate accounting (3 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 130)
  • BCOR 225: Managerial Accounting (3 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 130)
  • BCOR 230: Operation Research I (3 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 110)
  • BCOR 240: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • BCOR 250: Probability and Statistics for Business II (3 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 150)
  • BCOR 260: Principles of Finance (3 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 220 & BCOR 250)
  • NBC 200: Business English (2 credits; Pre-requisite NBC 120)
  • NBC 210: Technical Writing (2 credits; Pre-requisite NBC 200)
  • CS 200: Information System Design and Databases (3 credits; Pre-requisite CS 120)
  • CS 210: Enterprise Information Systems  (3 Credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 200)
  • CS 220: Web Development (3 Credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 200)

and MUST HAVE a cumulative GPA of at least 2 over 4.  In case of failure to satisfy both conditions, a student will NOT be allowed to choose a major/minor and take junior level courses (300 level courses).  To improve his/her cumulative GPA to 2.0, he/she then may repeat any course with the grade of “C” or less; in addition to any course that he/she has failed.

In case the student has a cumulative GPA of 2 or more and 54 out of 66 earned credits (85% of the required earned credits), he/she may be authorized to take junior level courses, while keeping the status of sophomore in accordance with the school regulations.

1.3.   Senior

A student MUST EARN all the 98 credits of freshman, sophomore, and junior level required courses (100 and 200 levels courses as mentioned above and 300 level BCOR courses as mentioned below):

  • BCOR 300: Production and Operation Management (3 credits;Pre-requisite BCOR 110)
  • BCOR 310: Industrial Economics (3 credits; Pre-requisite BCOR 140)
  • BCOR 320: Indirect Taxation and Taxation for Individuals and Business Income (3 credits)
  • BCOR 330: Business Law (3 credits)
  • NBC 300: Reporting Skills (1 credit, Pre-requisite NBC 210)
  • NBC 350: International Relations (1 credit)

in addition to the major/minor courses and must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2 out of 4.  In case of failure to satisfy both conditions, a junior student may take senior level courses, while keeping the status of a junior in accordance with the school probation rules.

To graduate:  The student must earn at least 121 required credits (as mentioned in the school's handbook), satisfy the school academic program AND has a cumulative GPA of at least 2 out of 4.  If these two conditions are not satisfied, the student is not permitted to graduate.

In summary to move from one academic level to the next, the student must satisfy the following conditions (as mentioned in the school's handbook):

Academic LevelNumber of Earned CreditsRequired Cumulative GPA
Freshman0 – 29-
Sophomore29 - 662 or more at the freshman level
Junior66 - 982 or more at the sophomore level
Senior98 or more2 or more at the junior level