Assurance of Learning is a faculty driven, central component of both the undergraduate and graduate programs. The Assurance of Learning Committee is made up of faculty members with cross-sectional representations of six business disciplines and has the responsibility of coordinating the following processes:
Identifying learning goals and accompanying objectives in accordance with the College of Business Mission statement;
Developing rubrics, methods of assessment, and instruments;
Assessing the achievement of students' learning for each goal;
Sharing the results of measurable outcomes with all appropriate stakeholders; and
Assuring a meaningful utilization of measurement results for continuous learning improvement.
College of Business students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills listed below.
Use grammatically correct and appropriate language.
Good voice control, eye contact, and appropriate physical demeanor.
Demonstrate logical thinking and organization of topics.
Present visuals that assist the flow of the presentation and are professionally prepared.
Display a full understanding of the material being discussed and how to apply it in a broader context.
Show organization with clear focus and cohesiveness.
Use proper word selection and logical sentence structure.
Work will be carefully edited with appropriate use of spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.
Assure that the assigned topic is covered in-depth, with issues fully identified and assignment fully completed.
Supply a set of references appropriately applied in analysis.
College of Business students will demonstrate general knowledge and skills in the content areas of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management.
effects of economic transactions on financial statement classifications
cost behavior, and budgeting
market prices and changes
macroeconomic measures and policy
cash flow analysis
time value of money
stock valuation and capital budgeting
general organizational behavior
discussing and evaluating the elements of the marketing mix
describing the elements of an integrated marketing communications strategy
describing the factors that influence purchase decisions in consumer markets
Supply Chain Management:
clear understanding of concepts
accurately apply fundamental quantitative business analysis techniques
synthesize, evaluate, and utilize information to make business decisions
College of Business students will demonstrate business knowledge needed to work in a global environment.
Identification of Global Perspectives and Issues
Clear and accurate understanding of a global perspective by correctly identifying relevant global awareness concerns and issues and effectively critiquing them
Application of Global Perspective Concepts
Demonstrate a thorough application by employing and/or extending key global awareness concepts, principles, information, and theories
Recommendations for a Global Environment
Ability to take ideas, theories, principles, and situational facts further by crafting proposals that discuss the relevant issues. Students can justify conclusions and succinctly communicate realistic and insightful recommendations
College of Business graduates will demonstrate critical thinking skills for problem solving and decision making.
Knowledge and Comprehension
Clear, accurate, detailed and comprehensive understanding of the relevant facts, data, theories, and terms
Ability to organize the information for application, presentation, documentation, and/or further examination
Application and Analysis
Ability to work with key concepts, information, processes and theories -- applying or extending them to a wide variety of new problems or contexts
Make predictions, recognize hidden meanings, draw inferences, analyze patterns and component parts, and communicate insightful contrasts and comparisons
Synthesizing and Evaluation
Surprising or insightful ability to take ideas, theories, processes, and principles further into new territory.
Broader generalizations, hidden meanings and implications as well as the ability to assess, with discrimination, the value, credibility and power of these ideas in order to decide on well-considered choices and opinions.
College of Business students will demonstrate the ability to apply ethical principles to organizational situations.
Identifying Ethical Issues
Students can describe a dilemma in detail, having identified key ethical issues and relevant environmental and stakeholder factors
Applying Ethical Principles
Correctly identify multiple perspectives to ethically resolve the dilemma according to accepted theory and practice in the field
Critically evaluate several potential courses of action based on their effect on stakeholders
Recommending Ethical Action
Students can formulate comprehensive recommendations that describe the execution of the decision and that indicate a thoughtful reflection on the benefits and risks of implementation.