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Exam period during the coronavirus

The out of the ordinary situation of the distance learning system definitely has effects on the exam period which closes the spring semester at Corvinus. Examining newest decision of the Presidencial Committee we have collected all the neccessary and important details about applying for exams and thesis submitting.

Dear University Citizens,

in what follows we will summarize key information and deadlines with regard to the exam period of the 2019/2020 academic year and to thesis submission, in accordance with the Provisions of the Presidential Committee issued on 24 April 2020.

 

I.              Important information about the spring exam period

 

How will exams be held?

Both oral and written exams will be arranged and held online.

The acceptance of offered grades will take place as usual on Neptun.

 

 

Which platforms will be used for the exams?

Whereas oral exams will be held on Microsoft Teams, written exams will be held on Moodle and Microsoft Teams (Forms application).

 

Where and how can one register for the exams?

Registration for the exams will take place as before, on Neptun, but for each of the exams the type of the exam (Teams or Moodle) will be displayed rather than the number of the exam room.

 

Exam registration period:

§  exam registration for those who fill in the HALVEL questionnaire:  from 04. 05 (undergraduate programmes from 07:45 am; graduate and postgraduate specialist programmes from 01:15 pm) - to 08. 05. (until 11.59 pm);

§  registration for spring semester exam for those not taking their final exam: from 08. 05. (from 12:00 pm) – to 18.16. (until 11:59 pm)

§  registration for spring semester exams for those taking their final exam: from 08.05.(from 12 pm) – to 04.06. (until 11.59 pm) 

 

 

When will the exams be announced?

The exams will be announced between 27.04.2020 and 03.05.2020, as scheduled. The exams will be advertised by institute administrators or instructors.

 

How will exam timetables be created?

In case of the oral exams, the lecturers may advertise them in two ways:

I.              either by defining timeslots for which a given number of students may register. The instructors will allocate a time for each student within the timeslot and advise you of when and how you can take the exam,

II.             or the exams will be announced for exact time slots, for which students can apply.

Written exams will take place on Moodle in 55-minute blocks (Longer exams will be allocated a longer block.  There is a technical reason for blocks to be defined in 55 minutes: servers can only handle 450 students at a time.) (Note: the number of 300-400 students/exam originally included in the provision has since been increased to 450, reaching and using the absolute maximum capacity of Moodle.)

 

What types of exam are to be expected?

Oral exams will be held on Teams, probably in group video calls with 2-5 students. Where appropriate, lecturers may also decide to conduct individual exams. The lecturer shall have the right to record the oral exam. You may also expect Open Book-type exams, that is, questions assessing the application of knowledge, problem solving and pragmatic questions.

Written exams will take place using the various testing functions of Moodle and Forms or by requiring the submission of an assignment.

More information will later follow on the exact form of the exams through Neptun.

 

Will students with special needs/disabilities receive any assistance?

Certainly. We will take care of ensuring individual conditions for these students. We take this opportunity to ask students with special needs to contact Ms. Melinda Rózsa Disability Coordinator at disability@uni-corvinus.hu with any queries, problems with their studies, with the organisation of exams or with the submission of their theses

 

II.            Important information on thesis submission

Theses may only be submitted electronically.

 

As we have informed you before, the deadline of thesis submissions has been modified as follows:

 

The deadlines for submission are as follows:

·         For the following undergraduate programmes: 18.05.2020 (Monday) 02:00 pm:

Business and Management, Business Informatics, Commerce and Marketing, Rural Development Engineering, Applied Economics, Economic and Financial Mathematical Analysis, Political Science.

·         For the following undergraduate programmes: 18.05.2020 (Monday) 03:00 pm:

Finance and Accounting, Tourism and Catering, Human Resources, Communication and Media Science, International Relations, Sociology

·         For the undergraduate programme in International Business Economics: 18.05.2020 (Monday) 03:00 – in Neptun!

·         For graduate programmes: 19.05.2020 (Tuesday) 03:00 pm

·         For postgraduate specialist programmes: 20.05. 2020 (Wednesday) 03:00 pm

 

For each programme, the submission platform shall be Moodle, except for the International Business Economics undergraduate programme where it shall be Neptun. The theses shall be uploaded accompanied by the Urkund plagiarism report. The anti-plagiarism regulations as well as information on the use of the Urkund software are available on Neptun’s landing page.

 

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The above information is contained in the Provisions of the Presidential Committee issued on 24 April 2020.  Please take a moment to read these documents:

 

Provisions of the Presidential Committee 29/2020 (IV. 23.) to Deadlines and Procedures Regarding Thesis Submission in Academic Year 2019/2020

Provisions of the Presidential Committee 30/2020. (IV. 23.) to the organization of exam period of the 2nd (spring) semester of academic year 2019/2020

 

The provisions can be read and downloaded at the following pages:

https://www.uni-corvinus.hu/main-page/about-the-university/regulations-orders/orders/orders-issued-by-the-presidents-committee/?lang=en

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