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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 Knowledge

  • 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 and Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate an ability to identify ethical dimensions of business decisions and understand the role of businesses in addressing social responsibility issues (e.g., diversity, sustainable development, environmental sustainability, and globalization of economic activity across cultures).

  • Students will recognize ethical dilemmas, identify relevant stakeholder impacts associated with these dilemmas, and articulate the ethical and social responsibilities of business in choosing appropriate courses of action.
  • Students will be able to articulate a course of action that demonstrates the ethical and social responsibility of the business, and provide defensible support for selecting a course of action.

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.