The School of Business: Program Learning Goals and Objectives
BSBA Learning Goals and Objectives
Apply qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in business decision making
Use analytical methods to make decisions
Utilize decision support systems technology to analyze data for managerial decision making
Gather and utilize primary and secondary data to support decisions
Communicate effectively and professionally
Use standard written and spoken American English, including accuracy in spelling, grammar and punctuation, when communicating with various audiences
Demonstrate a knowledge of and ability to create, analyze and evaluate communications appropriate to one's professional discipline
Employ technology to prepare professional reports and presentations
Utilize information technology for business solutions
Use and apply software for decision support systems
Use technology to gather and analyze data
Understand the fundamentals of financial reporting and analyze and use financial information when making business decisions
Comprehend accounting terminology, concepts and methods
Analyze how business transactions impact the financial statements
Analyze and interpret financial reports
Explain the cost of capital and its components
Employ leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively manage
Demonstrate an understanding of the historical context, practices, and theories related to management
Apply communication principles that underlie group problem solving and decision making, and principles of leadership to motivate groups
Analyze how organizations build strong customer relationships using current theory about customer value and relationship marketing
Analyze various styles of management and leadership and solve common management problems
Comprehend, evaluate, and apply ethical and legal responsibilities in business
Demonstrate an understanding of legal terminology and develop an awareness of legal rights and responsibilities
Apply legal principles to solve business, employment, and consumer problems
Understand, evaluate, and apply ethical principles and social responsibility in business interactions
Comprehend and analyze the impact of dynamic global market and social forces on the exchange of goods and services
Identify key micro and macroeconomic terms
Identify international institutions and agreements that influence business
Recognize the interaction between social, economic and political forces in the global market and domestic economies
Predict the outcomes of events in competitive and noncompetitive markets
Recognize the importance of having a consumer focus
Integrate skills across disciplines to design, implement and evaluate business strategies
Apply the strategic management process to analyze and solve business problems
Create and manage business strategies using an interdisciplinary approach
Analyze the competitive position of a business and evaluate how it relates to strategic planning
Understand and value multicultural, diversity and social issues relevant to a global business environment
Identify the cultural differences and how they affect the management process
Appreciate diversity in building productive relationships among co-workers, team members, customers and other stakeholders
Use cross-cultural awareness in business interactions
MBA Learning Goals and Objectives
Strategic thinking using accounting, economics, information systems, technology, finance, management and marketing principles to apply knowledge in the global marketplace
Gather and utilize the appropriate information in order to make strategic management decisions
Build strategies based on the assessment of how global and industry related forces effect business
An understanding of organizational dynamics in a business environment
Differentiate between the various management theories and their impact on organizations
Apply knowledge of group dynamics, communication, diversity, and leadership to improve organizational performance.
The ability to use quantitative and qualitative tools to identify and address business problems and opportunities
Utilize decision support systems technology to analyze primary and secondary data in the managerial decision making process
Use accounting and finance methods and concepts to solve problems relating to accumulating, controlling, and investing organizational resources
Use quantitative tools and statistical analysis to address and interpret business problems
An appreciation of social responsibility, legal and ethical standards and corporate governance issues
Apply and evaluate ethical principles and social responsibility in business interactions
Appropriate written and oral communication and technological competencies that support and enhance managerial effectiveness
Prepare reports for various constituencies that clearly and rationally explain strategies
Demonstrate effective communication skills
MS Human Resource Management Learning Goals and Objectives
Comprehend and ethically apply Human Resource Management concepts throughout organizations
Demonstrate problem solving and decision-making skills in human resource management
Assess the environment and conditions under which human resource management operates
Demonstrate comprehension of training methods and different learning styles related to human resource management
Understand the uniqueness of performance management as opposed to performance appraisals
Demonstrate an awareness of ethical issues facing human resource management and a framework for making ethical decisions
Understand and apply the regulatory framework for HRM in the private sector
Differentiate the relationship between federal, state and local laws affecting employees in the workplace
Explain legal requirements associated with recruiting, selection and development of employees
MS Nonprofit Management Learning Goals and Objectives
Comprehend and apply management theory, strategic decision making and principles of governance in the nonprofit setting
Demonstrate an understanding of the unique characteristics of the nonprofit sector
Link the relationship of development and finances to strategic planning, service delivery and administration
Specify how laws and regulations affect NPO's
Identify ethical decision-making processes
Identify organizational models and practices that result in strong organizational cultures
Recognize technology appropriate to resource management
Describe strategies to effectively recruit, develop and supervise personnel in the nonprofit environment
Develop and implement a strategic planning process
Use appropriate tools to evaluate NPO performance
Conduct quality research relevant to issues in the nonprofit sector
MS Taxation Learning Goals and Objectives
Demonstrate knowledge of each particular area of substantive tax law, such as individual, corporate, estate and trust income taxation, property dispositions,
state and interstate taxation, estate and gift taxation and planning, partnership taxation, deferred compensation and profit sharing, corporate consolidations
Identify the relevant tax issues through analysis and research of the applicable substantive tax law.
Apply research and reading abilities to arrive at the appropriate conclusion or course of action to respond to substantive tax issues.
Think critically, balancing technical and functional business knowledge.
Use research and analytical methods to make tax and business decisions.
Utilize electronic technology to research tax issues for decision making.
Evaluate tax law for compliance and planning purposes.
Analyze and interpret tax law, regulations, cases, and related tax material.
Be able to read and interpret the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations.
Utilize electronic information resources to research case law and learned treatises.
Be able to read and interpret case law.
Demonstrate an understanding of United States Constitutional issues related to taxation.
Analyze research of the United States Constitution, Internal Revenue Code, regulations and case law to answer tax issues.
Communicate tax issues and research results effectively.
Demonstrate a knowledge of and ability to communicate results of tax research and problem solving in standard legal written format.
Present tax issues, research results, and legal conclusions individually and in groups.
Comprehend, evaluate, and apply ethical and legal responsibilities in tax planning and compliance.
Research and analyze criminal tax statues and criminal investigation methods used to ensure tax compliance.
Understand distinction between tax avoidance and tax evasion.
Understand ethical and legal responsibilities to client, employer and taxing authorities.
Demonstrate knowledge of ethical and legal responsibilities through written and oral presentations.