The findings are then communicated to appropriate members of the faculty used to develop and implement curricular improvements.
Assurance of Learning (AOL) reporting is based at the academic program level. This approach involves outside assessor review, feedback, and follow-up to academic programs on their reporting in order to achieve continuous improvement in assurance of student learning, and there is an alignment between the assurance of learning and the college’s mission statement. In that regard, the Manning School of Business introduces students to the skills, language, and tools of business. It further allows them to choose a concentration in one of the major functions of business in order to acquire more specific skills, knowledge, and experience required for effective performance in that profession. These emphases include:
The Graduate (MBA) Learning Goals and Objectives:
GOAL 1: Our MBA graduates shall have analytical skills applying business analysis, data management and diagnostic problem-solving skills in order to support management decision-making.
Students will make data-driven decisions demonstrating the ability to:
- Identify alternatives
- Identify the criteria for assessing alternatives
- Apply criteria to alternatives
- Evaluate results
GOAL 2: Our MBA graduates shall have leadership and team membership skills needed for implementing and coordinating organizational activities and managing change.
Students will demonstrate leadership skills by:
- Identifying goals and directing followers toward them
- Providing the necessary information and resources to the team
- Clarifying performance expectations and timeframes
- Empowering others by encouraging dissent
Students will demonstrate team membership skills by:
- Identifying and recommends a change requirement to other team members
- Openly questioning and listening to other team members to achieve consensus on the required change
- Collaboratively developing and assessing multiple alternatives for achieving the change
- Interactively developing an action plan for implementing the change
Students will provide evidence of global perspective and awareness by:
- Demonstrating an understanding of how global competitive environments are changing business practice
- Identifying, comparing and contrasting cultural differences and how these differences affect best practice
GOAL 4: Our graduates shall have the ability to integrate business knowledge and management techniques to aid planning and control in a changing environment.
Students will illustrate this by:
- Demonstrating the ability to integrate management techniques to aid planning and control in a changing environment
- Displaying the ability to effectively manage conflict