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Business Administration

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Communication: Communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral forms to an intended audience using strategies and methods appropriate to college-level expectations. Students will demonstrate effective communication characterized by written work that is clear, organized, succinct yet exhibits depth of analysis and synthesis, and accurate in mechanics and documentation.
  2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will demonstrate critical thinking characterized by the ability to define business problems with the evidence available, discern fact from opinion, determine underlying causes, and formulate and evaluate potential solutions. Students will identify and implement best practices in business for planning, decision-making, problem-solving, and conflict management within an ethical framework.
  3. Leadership and Team Collaboration: Student’s leadership skills will be evidenced in taking initiative, communicating objectives, building agreement, ability to change and motivating team members to perform. A key ingredient in the student’s development of leadership and teamwork skills is self-assessment; therefore, students will assess their own leadership style, strengths, and areas for improvement. Students will show effective group collaboration by making material contributions to group projects, demonstrating responsiveness and availability as a team member, communicating clearly and effectively, exercising leadership where appropriate, and demonstrating collegial behavior appropriate in professional relationships.
  4. Quantitative Analysis and Reasoning: Students should demonstrate their ability to apply quantitative analytical processes to solving problems and demonstrate a facility with numbers to support decision making as evidenced by applying the proper use of managerial and financial accounting, statistics, micro and macroeconomics, estimating, forecasting, making projections, utilizing ratios, and performing cost-benefit analysis all within the context the national and international business environment.
  5. Synthesis and the foundational knowledge of business disciplines: Students will demonstrate a solid understanding of core business principles in the primary areas of accounting/finance, marketing, and management, as well as the interconnectedness of these disciplines in the running of an organization. Students will be assessed in the form of strategic plans and tests that employ strategic thinking, visioning and the development of strategies intended for organizational improvement and growth within a global environment.
  6. Ethics: Students will recognize ethical and moral issues, identify needed actions, and demonstrate the moral courage to implement them. They will embody integrity in their work and actions, honor confidentiality, articulate the integration of their faith and understand and follow generally accepted codes of conduct in the field of business.