Business

Learning Outcomes

The Undergraduate (BSBA) Learning Goals and Objectives:
 
GOAL 1: Our students shall have oral and written communication skills regarding business-related information.
 
In written communication our students will be able to: 

  • Identify and adapt to audience needs 
  • Have a clear purpose 
  • Convey an effective introduction 
  • Develop a sequential series of logical arguments
  • Use factual support effectively and correctly
  • Convey an effective conclusion
  • Use proper grammar and punctuation 

In oral communication our students will be able to: 

  • Identify and adapt to audience needs
  • Have a clear purpose
  • Convey an effective introduction
  • Develop a sequential series of logical arguments
  • Use factual support effectively and correctly
  • Convey an effective conclusion
  • Engage the audience by using a fluent conversational style
  • Integrate visual support and presentational technologies effectively 

GOAL 2: Our students shall have quantitative and qualitative functional area knowledge and skills. 

Students will show their ability to make data-driven decisions demonstrating:
 
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques
  • Basic application to simple problems
  • More advanced application to more complex problems
  • Effective decision-making requiring all levels of knowledge and application 

GOAL 3: Our students shall have team membership skills. 

Successful students will demonstrate these skills by: 

  • Participating in the development of a workable communication system among team members outside of class
  • Contributing to the creation of positive performance expectations/encouraging the team as a whole when necessary
  • Respecting the time of others and showing up promptly to meetings
  • Being a good teammate by ensuring that everyone has an appropriate amount of “air time” to let their ideas be heard
  • Being tolerant of minority points of view
  • Completing assigned tasks in a timely fashion

GOAL 4: Our students shall have skills in the use of information and communication technologies
 
Students are measured on their ability to analyze a business problem situation and apply software skills to provide a technical solution using software.
Successful students will demonstrate their knowledge by showing:

  • An understanding of the critical issues in a problem the by decomposing the main issue into sub-problems
  • An awareness of the software features to solve the related problem
  • The final software solution as required to solve the problem 

GOAL 5: Our students shall have an awareness of global changes affecting business and the ability to use this knowledge in business decision-making 

Successful students will provide evidence of their global awareness by: 

  • Identifying, comparing and contrasting cultural differences and how these differences affect best practice
  • Displaying an understanding of global practices normally considered in business decision-making