Academics

Program Learning Outcomes

Business Admin student

Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Studies

Graduates will: 

  1. Develop a critical understanding of the foundations of capitalism and market economies and apply the insights gained to an analysis of current business practices. 
  2. Utilize verbal communication skills to engage an audience with a coherent, well orchestrated research presentation. 
  3. Accurately apply written communication skills to produce in-depth written analyses of course readings and/or cases. 
  4. Assess and practice interpersonal communication skills to effectively collaborate with clients, community volunteers and university members in a team setting. 
  5. Utilize critical and strategic thinking to produce strategically sound organizational decisions while taking into account relevant perspectives, research and the impact on the communities served. 
  6. Clearly identify the challenges and opportunities of operating in domestic and non-domestic settings. 
  7. Integrate insights from a second disciplinary area to creatively examine the sustainability of organizational practices.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

  1. Critically analyze current business practices in written assignments and classroom exercises based on an understanding of the foundations of capitalism and market economies. 
  2. Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms. 
  3. Apply critical and strategic thinking to decision-making, taking into account competing perspectives, research findings and the expected impact on the communities being served. 
  4. Practice and apply interpersonal skills in group settings in class and field assignments. 
  5. Apply specific business knowledge—e.g., accounting, economics and management—to case studies in a manner that informs and evaluates business practices. 
  6. Show an understanding of the implications of globalization in student assignments and especially in proposals for launching future businesses. 
  7. Conduct themselves in academic and group settings in ways that reflect sound values and principles.

Bachelor of Science in Global Business 

  1. Demonstrate competency through the 302-level in written and verbal communication in a second language. 
  2. Identify and understand the challenges and opportunities of operating a business or non-governmental organization in international settings. 
  3. Utilize critical thinking to produce sound strategic decisions by identifying, comparing, and contrasting how foreign and domestic businesses formulate strategies and operate globally. 
  4. Develop a capacity to meaningfully evaluate a company (or non-profit) performance with the application of appropriate financial and statistical techniques as well as accounting methods. 
  5. Demonstrate an interdisciplinary knowledge of at least one other area of the world outside of the United States. 
  6. Develop a critical understanding of the foundations and varieties of capitalism around the world and understand their impact on current business practices. 
  7. Utilize verbal communication skills to engage an audience with a coherent, persuasive research presentation. 
  8. Accurately apply written communication skills to produce in-depth written analyses of course readings and/or cases. 
  9. Accurately assess the global operations and challenges of an individually assigned, internationally active, major company during a semester-long analysis, in order to provide intelligent, informed recommendations to strategic dilemmas.

Learning outcomes for all graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences


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