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Academic Integrity

It's important to understand that academic expectations often differ from country to country. The academic rules you may be familiar with are not necessarily acceptable at Brandeis International Business School (IBS). Here, you will be held accountable to the academic standards of the United States and Brandeis University. It is very important that you familiarize yourself with the following information regarding Academic Integrity. 

What Academic Integrity means at Brandeis IBS:
The basic expectation is that "a student shall not submit work that is falsified or is not the result of the student's own effort."

  • Don't copy, buy, or borrow work and hand it in as if it were your own - not whole papers and not parts of papers.
  • Give credit to the work of others in your papers; this can be confusing, and is discussed further in "Avoiding Plagiarism."
  • Don't copy the work of others during exams or allow your work to be copied.
  • Don't bring notes or other materials to an exam, unless the instructor allows this.
  • If you are doing a major project that you think might be used to fulfill requirements in more than one course, get approval from both instructors first.

If any of this is unclear, you can find comprehensive information about Academic Integrity in your Handbook of Rights and Responsibilities that you received at Orientation, or you can ask your instructors or the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Experience for clarification at any time.

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