Learning Goals of Academic Programs in Business

Bachelor of Science in Business / Bachelor of Arts in Business (BSB/BAB)

Goal 1:  Fundamental Knowledge: Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the core business disciplines.

Goal 2:  Ethical Issues:  Understand ethical dilemmas and how to address them.

  • Objective 1: Recognize and analyze ethical dilemmas and propose solutions for practical business situations.
  • Objective 2: Consider the consequences of business decisions with ethical implications on all stakeholders.

Goal 3:  Practical Business Skills:  Demonstrate proficiency in the application of practical business skills.

  • Objective 1:  Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills necessary for a professional business environment.
  • Objective 2: Analyze business problems using appropriate software, data sources, and tools.

Goal 4: Global and Multicultural Dimensions:  Demonstrate knowledge of the global and multicultural dimensions of the modern business environment.

  • Objective 1:  Identify the challenges of operating in a global environment.
  • Objective 2: Demonstrate an understanding of global business concepts.

Goal 5:  Problem-solving and Decision-making:  Demonstrate effective problem-solving and decision-making skills in business situations.

  • Objective 1:  Demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate techniques to solve business problems.
  • Objective 2:  Demonstrate the ability to apply decision-making models and interpret the results.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Goal 1:  Body of knowledge in the various disciplines

Core Business Knowledge: Students will possess the current working body of knowledge in the business disciplines of Management, Marketing, Managerial Accounting, Managerial Economics, Corporate Finance, and Quantitative Management Science.

  1. COB shall be >= to the national mean on the ETS MFT.
  2. COB shall be >= the national mean on 3 of the 5 sub-groups.

Goal 2: Decision-making and problem-solving using technology

MBA students will be able to use decision-making and problem-solving processes after identifying, analyzing, and applying relevant data via information technology tools appropriately in the analysis of business problems..

  1. Model simulations by constructing electronic spreadsheets.
  2. Perform a computerized risk analysis of business problems

Goal 3: Written communication

Students will be able to effectively communicate ideas in written professional reports.

  1. Reveals sound logic and organization.
  2. Exhibits a purpose and focus that is clear
  3. Develops ideas in a clear manner.
  4. Reveals a mastery of language, spelling, and grammar.

Goal 4: Ethics

Students will be able to incorporate the various ethical perspectives into their decision-making and problem- solving processes after identifying, analyzing, and applying relevant data and information.

  1. Identify, apply, and present various ethical perspectives to a current dilemma
  2. Identifies dilemma
  3. Considers stakeholders
  4. Analyzes alternatives/consequences
  5. Describes a desired action

Goal 5:  Internationalization of business

Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of internationalization on businesses.

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of international organizations
  2. Risk management practices of multinational companies


Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

Goal 1: Core IS Knowledge: Use Information Systems concepts to address business problems.

Goal 2:  Business Analytics: Model and analyze data using various data analysis tools and methods.

Goal 3:  Communication: Develop written and verbal communication skills.

Goal 4:  Project Management: Plan Information Systems projects.

Goal 5:  Problem Solving. Address complex issues in the global Information Systems context.