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BSBA Degree Program Learning Goals

Goal 1: Students will think analytically to successfully solve problems.

  • Students will be able to analyze situations and identify relevant information to logically solve problems.
  • Students will be able to identify possible alternatives and exercise sound judgment for decision making.

Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively in writing and speech.

  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills necessary for a professional business environment.
  • Students will demonstrate a competency in writing to effectively communicate in a professional business environment.

Goal 3: Students will understand ethical issues and responsibility to society.

  • Students will recognize and analyze ethical dilemmas and propose solutions for practical business situations.
  • Students will understand the relationship among people, planet and profit (triple bottom line/sustainability). 

Goal 4: Students will possess functional business knowledge and technology skills.

  • Students will know the core concepts within each business discipline: accounting, economics, information technology, finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management. 
  • Students will exhibit a working knowledge of common software programs used in the business environment.

Goal 5: Students will be knowledgeable about the global environment of business.

  • Students will understand global and cultural issues as they relate to business. 
  • Students will understand practical aspects of international business such as foreign exchange management and the international monetary system.

 

MS in Accounting Degree Program Learning Goals

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate written and oral communication skills appropriate for the profession.

  • Objective 1: Students will demonstrate competence in business and/or professional writing.
  • Objective 2: Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate an awareness of ethical considerations facing the profession.

  • Objective 1: Students will implement a framework for ethical decision making.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate technical competence in advanced accounting topics.

  • Objective 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of advanced topics.
  • Objective 2: Students will demonstrate situational applications of technical knowledge.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate research and analytical skills related to their chosen concentration.

  • Objective 1: Students will demonstrate proficiency in the electronic retrieval of information.
  • Objective 2: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.

 

MS in Applied Data Analytics Learning Goals

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of how data is used to create information used to arrive at decisions.

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the appropriate techniques to acquire data.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to cleanse and transform data into formats appropriate for analytics.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the various analytics approaches used to gain actionable insights.

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of descriptive analytics.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of predictive modeling.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of prescriptive analytics.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate their ability to effectively communicate results of data analyses.

  • Students will demonstrate their ability to create visualizations to convey the appropriate story.
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to make recommendations to organizational stakeholders based on results of data analyses.

MBA Degree Program Learning Goals

Goal 1: Functional Business Disciplines

  • 1A: Students will demonstrate an interdisciplinary understanding of relevant business disciplines.
    • Students will demonstrate conceptual understanding and mastery of concepts, principles and knowledge related to accounting, finance, management, marketing, and strategic integration.
  • 1B: Students will apply knowledge to integrate and solve problems in changing and unfamiliar environments.
    • Students will exhibit the ability analyze and synthesize information from theoretical situations.
    • Students will apply knowledge of the functional areas of business in effective decision making.

Goal 2: Leadership Skills: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the leadership skills necessary to foster team effectiveness for making decisions and accomplishing goals in a business environment.

  • Students will demonstrate facilitation and organization skills.
  • Students will identify effective leadership methods.

Goal 3: Business Ethics: Students will demonstrate an ability to recognize and evaluate ethical dimensions of business decisions, probable outcomes and effects on stakeholders.

  • Students will identify ethical dilemmas and support the identification with relevant facts.
  • Students will identify stakeholders and articulate the role and responsibility of businesses in relation to the stakeholders and their ethical involvement.
  • Students will be able to articulate an ethical course of action and proper supporting facts.

Goal 4: Professional and Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate effective professional and communication skills.

  • Students will communicate complex ideas and points of view clearly and concisely.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to make use of the conventions regarding the genre of business communication while efficiently attending to the needs of the audience.

Goal 5: Global Business Environments: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the issues involved in conducting business in a diverse, global environment.

  • Students will be able to provide a thorough and accurate analysis of the differences in cultural among diverse business environments.
  • Students will clearly demonstrate the ability to frame management decisions, recommendations, and implementation actions in the context of global opportunities and challenges providing supportive reasoning for their decision.
    • Students will be able to analyze situations and identify relevant information to logically solve problems.