BI Norwegian Business School takes a serious view of cheating, and cheating may have serious consequenses for the student. Cheating is punished by an annulment of the examination and / or exclusion from BI Norwegian Business School for a period of up to one year.
The student may also be deprived the right to sit for examinations at other universities and university colleges in the same period.
Students who cheat will themselves be directly affected, but cheating will also affect other students in the sense that they will be at a disadvantage in the competition for fair and just grades. Cheating is a breach of trust in relation to the institution. Cheating will also lead to a devaluation of certificates and impair the reputation of BI Norwegian Business School.
Rules pertaining to cheating at examinations, including reactions to cheating and procedures for dealing with cheating, are laid down in Act relating to Universities and University Colleges, Sections 4-7, 4-8 and 4-11.
Norwegian Business School has also adopted additional rules. Reference is made to Regulations relating to Admissions, Studies and Examinations at BI, Section 1-3 Code of Conduct, etc, Section 5-15 Cheating and Section5-9 Rules regarding written school examinations.
What is cheating?
In BI's Academic Regulations cheating is defined as follows:
Section 5-15 (2) a)
Cheating is considered to be a breach of the examination regulations at BI Norwegian Business School (Chapter 5), or breach of provisions pursuant to these regulations, as well as other dishonest actions or arrangements with theobjective of giving the student an unfair advantage in the assessment.
Actions which in other ways result in the student’s knowledge and skills not being tested and evaluated in an impartial and appropriate manner, are also regarded as cheating.
And lastly, it is considered cheating when the student has gained knowledge of the contents of the examination, before the examination begins, or has manipulated the examination paper after it has been submitted.
Section 5-15 (3)
Primary areas which are regarded as cheating are: Use of illegal support materials, illegal collaboration between individuals or groups, plagiarism and deficient or erroneous citation of sources so that the text appears to be the student's own.