Since the introduction of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), we have put great effort in making sure that all our International Undergraduate (IUGDP) and Graduate (IGDP) Degree Programs are based on and fully compatible with the new European guidelines for higher education as outlined in the Bologna agreements.
ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student during one academic year. As one credit amounts to approximately 25 to 30 study hours, the workload of a full-time study program amounts to approximately 1500 to 1800 study hours per academic year.
Based on the information available about the guidelines for ECTS compatibility as outlined in the Bologna agreements, we have reviewed our 90-credit Associate/ABA degree program, our 180-credit Bachelor/BBA degree program and our 60-credit Master/MBA program to be in full compliance with the new European guidelines.
All our International Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs also maintain full compatibility with the American educational system. The course load can be expressed in semester hours as well as in quarter hours, with each credit representing one hour of class per week. When comparing both credit systems, 1 quarter hour equals 1 ECTS credit and 1 semester hour equals 1.5 ECTS credits, assuming a quarter lasts 10 weeks and a semester lasts 15 weeks.