Assurance of Learning Center

Mission Statement & Undergraduate Learning Goals

The Robert J. Manning School of Business Mission Statement was approved by college-wide faculty as of March 2009:

The Robert J. Manning School of Business prepares students for professional business careers in a global environment while serving as a hub of industry partnerships fostering regional economic development through education, research and outreach activities.

The Robert J. Manning School of Business prepares students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program for professional careers in business in a global environment by achieving the following five learning goals. 

Goal 1 – Our students will have written and oral communication skills.

Written Communications Objective: Students will demonstrate skill in selecting appropriate content for written work, effectively organizing this content, and producing a written document reflecting proper grammar, sentence structure and choice of words.
Oral Communications Objective: Students will be able to select content for, organize and deliver an effective oral communication.


Goal 2 - Our students shall have quantitative and qualitative functional area knowledge and skills

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS USED IN PRIMARY TRAIT ANALYSIS:

Students will 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

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS USED IN PRIMARY TRAIT ANALYSIS:

Successful students will demonstrate: 

  • 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

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS USED IN PRIMARY TRAIT ANALYSIS:

Successful students will demonstrate the ability to analyze a business problem and apply software skills to provide a technical solution using software.

Students will:

  •  Show an understanding of the critical issues in the problem by breaking it into sub-problems
  •  Demonstrate an understanding of the software features to solve the related problem
  •  Produce the software solution as required to solve the problem

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

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS USED IN PRIMARY TRAIT ANALYSIS:

Successful students will: 

  • Be able to identify cultural differences and their implications when dealing with customers
  • And will also be able to identify cultural differences and their implications when dealing with co-workers

Learning that works!