Doctor of Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes
Goal 1: Assess theoretically-grounded and methodologically-sound research skills that provide the foundation for impactful, practice-focused research
- Synthesize relevant theoretical models and past research on a business challenge
- Apply and/or develop theory, models, and methods into new, practice-relevant contexts
- Evaluate the current literature and construct a literature review to support a defendable research question and justify why it makes a contribution to the field
Goal 2: Understand and utilize research methods appropriate for applied research
- Explain epistemology of research and determine among alternatives the appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods that will address research questions
- Propose appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods to collect, organize, and analyze data to empirically investigate an applied research question.
- Conduct a research study that uses quantitative and/or qualitative research methods to collect, organize, and analyze data to address an applied research question.
Goal 3: Disseminate research by effectively communicating to audiences within an applied academic setting
- Create an original research manuscript suitable for publication in practitioner and/or academic journals
- Present research in a professional conference setting, effectively communicating research findings
Goal 4: Integrate applied research with specific consideration of ethics, innovation, and global factors
- Critically evaluate and synthesize the current issues, debates, foundational concepts, theories, and applied research in the field of strategic management and responsible business practices.
- Synthesize theory and applied research on innovative and value-creating products and processes.
- Synthesize theory and applied research on global business and economics to develop a research question.
- Articulate and defend a point of view on business as an integrated practice
The assessment portfolio linked below contains the program's curriculum maps, rubrics, and other important assessment documents. The folder serves as a central location where program committee members can visit to keep track of assessment-related items and tasks.