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College of Business Learning Outcomes

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
LEARNING GOALS


  1. Graduates will have comprehensive knowledge of all major business disciplines.  
    • Students will apply essential and basic knowledge in all business disciplines.
    • Students will make connections across a variety of business disciplines in strategic decision-making.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the implications of diversity and globalization in business practices.
    • Students will analyze how basic trends in a diverse global business environment, including cultural, political, environmental, technological and social changes, impact businesses.
    • Students will evaluate how economic forces impact growth at the local and global levels.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of how inclusion, diversity and equity affect business decision-making and outcomes at the global and workplace levels.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the implications and importance of ethical and sustainable business practices.
    • Students will apply an ethical reasoning framework to identify and propose solutions to business problems with ethical implications while considering a broad set of stakeholders.
    • Students will evaluate the interconnectedness between organizational practices and social/economic/ecological factors.
  4. Graduates will be able to use technology, navigate digital environments, and work with and analyze data to solve problems.
    • Students will demonstrate agility in using current and emerging technologies to solve business problems.
    • Students will demonstrate how to successfully navigate digital environments.
    •  Students will demonstrate competency in understanding and analyzing data.
  5. Graduates will possess skills in career readiness and development.
    • Students will develop their understanding of career options as well as define their personal and career goals.
    • Students will demonstrate a variety of career-readiness skills including effective work habits, teamwork, critical thinking, analysis, and coachability.
    • Students will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills based on a variety of targeted audiences.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
LEARNING GOALS


LEADING ORGANIZATIONS
Graduates will possess the skills necessary to establish organizational goals and develop approaches for achieving those goals through socially responsible and ethical decisions in a variety of contexts. In addition graduates will be able to:

  • Evaluate strategic organizational contexts (for example, managing innovation, managing talent and succession planning, managing in a crisis) and establish corresponding action plans.
  • Describe a culture that inspires socially responsible and ethical individual and organizational behavior and develop methods to motivate goal achievement.
  • Identify different influence tactics and evaluate their applicability to a given setting.

MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY
Graduates will possess the skills necessary to develop, manage, and execute strategy to achieve organizational objectives. In addition graduates will be able to:

  • Critique, assess, and/or develop the organizational vision, mission, and objectives (i.e., the strategic plan), with attention to relationship building among stakeholders and managing diverse perspectives and objectives.
  • Identify performance measures to assess progress toward achieving strategic objectives.
  • Allocate resources to strategic initiatives necessary to close gaps between current and desired strategic outcomes.

SOLVING ORGANIZATIONAL PROBLEMS
Graduates will possess the skills necessary to make effective resource allocation decisions to solve complex problems. In addition graduates will be able to:

  • Describe, clearly and succinctly, an organizational problem and the desired outcome of problem-solving activity.
  • Apply appropriate quantitative analysis as evidence of the existence of a problem.
  • Select and implement appropriate decision-making techniques for a given problem.
  • Develop and evaluate alternative courses of action to resolve the problem.

COMMUNICATING ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES
Graduates will possess the skills necessary to communicate complex business issues in a precise and succinct manner for the purpose of informing, persuading and/or engaging the communication recipient. In addition graduates will be able to:

  • Present information in a focused and well-organized manner suited to the intended audience.
  • Develop persuasive, defensible arguments in support of a managerial position.

MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL RESOURCES
Graduates will possess the skills necessary to develop and work within a systems view of the organization and its areas of functional expertise. In addition graduates will be able to describe the ways in which the following contribute to organizational success:

  • Cost management
  • Information systems
  • Financial management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Financial reporting
  • Marketing
  • Supply chain and operations management

Revisions approved by COB Faculty on May 4, 2017

EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
LEARNING GOALS


  1. Graduates of the program will be able to articulate organizational expectations of each of the functional areas of business (accounting, finance, human resource management, information systems, marketing, strategy, and supply chain) in the management of an organization.
  2. Graduates of the program will be able to articulate the roles of economics (micro, macro and international), ethics, change management, leadership, legal, project management and quantitative decision analysis/forecasting, in the management of an organization.
  3. Graduates of the program will have the knowledge, interpersonal skills and wisdom necessary to lead organizations.