How to prepare a syllabus?

If you are teaching a course for the first time, ask Prof Danielle Swanepoel ( for the existing syllabus. Make sure that the syllabus has the following components:

(a) Course Details, (b) Mission Map, (c) SolBridge Mission and Course Objectives, (d) Tables 1 and 2 (Course Content), (e) Teaching Methodology, (f) Textbook Details, (g) Instructor Details, (h) Contact Hours, (i) Assessment Method and Assessment Details, (j) Course Outline, (k) Plagiarism Policy, (l) AoL rubrics (only for some core courses)

Can I change the existing syllabus?

Short answer: No

Long answer: The syllabus is carefully designed after taking into account the requirements of the students, AACSB accreditation, the school's policy, and after integrating the feedback of students from previous semesters. As such, it is not a good idea to edit/remove the course content. This is especially true of CORE courses, in which the instructor is required to measure whether students are learning the AoL objectives they are supposed to learn.

Of course, you can propose the changes you want. To do this, meet the program director and discuss your ideas with him/her.

Can I propose a new syllabus for the course I want to teach?

Yes, SolBridge encourages faculty members to create new courses. This is the typical process:

  1. Meet your program director and discuss your ideas.

  2. If the program director is convinced that you have a good idea for a new course, he will ask you submit a course proposal. Use this template to create your proposal (template coming soon).

  3. Either you or the program director will submit the proposal to the head of the Curriculum Committee.

  4. The Curriculum Committee will meet to discuss your proposed course (e.g., does the course fit the school's requirements, is it likely to interest our students, how many credits does the course merit (how rigorous is the course), is the grading criteria clearly specified, etc.)

  5. The committee might accept your proposal without any changes or it might ask you to resubmit the proposal with revisions.

  6. Once the resubmission/revision process is complete, use this template to finalize your syllabus (template coming soon). Submit the final version to the curriculum committee.

  7. Your new course will be listed in the system and students can choose this new course.

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How to upload my syllabus to the SAIS system?

Note for Special Lecturers: If you don't have access to SAIS yet, please send your syllabus to Prof Danielle Swanepoel ( She will make sure it's available to your students on the SAIS system.

General Procedure for Uploading a Syllabus

Before a semester begins, professors are required to upload their syllabi in the Info system. To upload your syllabus:

Login to (use internet explorer) --> BBA/MBA --> Course --> Syllabus --> Syllabus Registration(Prof.) -->Upload --> Choose the file to upload --> Save

Click here to watch a video on how to upload the syllabus.