Faculty of Management exam procedures

Exams can be a stressful time. Following the rules and knowing what to do can ease that stress.

Exam regulations vary depending on your faculty. These ones are for students in the Faculty of Management.

Exam rules and policies

Students are responsible for reading and following these documents:

  1. Faculty of Management Exam Rules
  2. Instructions for students
  3. Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy for Students
  4. Online exams
  5. Exam deferral

Your instructors and exam facilitators will guide you as much as possible. But it’s your responsibility to follow the rules, policies and procedures.

Types of exams

Your instructor will let you know what type of exam you'll be writing. Students in the Faculty of Management will write exams in the following formats.

Closed book

Students can only use material provided in the exam package during the exam. Books, course materials or notes are not allowed.

Open book

In addition to the exam package, students can consult their course textbooks (any editions). You can make handwritten notes inside your textbooks. Loose notes or papers are not allowed.

Restricted open book

In addition to the exam package, students can consult select books or handouts permitted by their instructor. You can make handwritten notes inside specified textbooks. Other books, loose notes or papers are not allowed.

Open book and open notes

In addition to the exam package, students can consult any books, notes or papers. Electronic books and notes are not allowed.

A note on ebooks

Electronic versions of textbooks are not permitted in exams. If you’re taking a course with an open-book exam, you'll need to bring a hard copy of the textbook.

What to bring to a paper exam

Make sure you have everything you’ll need for your exam. Sharing items with other students is not permitted.

You will need to bring:

  • pens, pencils, erasers
  • books and notes, if permitted
  • an approved calculator, if permitted


Allowed: Basic calculators and Texas Instrument BA II Plus finance calculators are allowed for Faculty of Management exams.

Not allowed: Graphing, programmable and big screen calculators, as well as calculators that produce paper output

What not to bring

Personal belongings and electronic devices — including smart watches, phones and music players — are not allowed during exams.

Only bring what you need and leave valuables at home.

Accommodations for students with disabilities

If you have a disability and would like to learn about accommodations that are available to you during exams, contact Accessibility Services.

Exam stress

Exams are stressful. If you're experiencing a high level of distress, we offer support through Counselling Services.

Questions and concerns

Contact the Exams Office with questions and concerns about your exams.

  • email
  • phone: 250-391-2600 ext. 4854
  • visit in person: Grant Building, Room 135

If you would like to report an issue with your exam, contact the Exam Office within 48 hours of your exam. All complaints will be investigated.

Issues you may wish to report include:

  • a problem with the exam location
  • unusual behaviour of students, including suspected cheating
  • the manner in which your exam was conducted