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Fully Employed MBA

Program Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students have the skills to analyze business situations in an integrated, multi-disciplinary way and recommend solutions.

  1. Students recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary problem solving.
  2. Students engage in multi-disciplinary problem solving.
  3. Students develop and justify strategic recommendations that indicate the integration of a variety of business functions.

Goal 2: Students have the communication skills to persuasively and professionally articulate their thinking.

  1. Students prepare and deliver a persuasive, professional speech on a current topic in their discipline.
  2. Students prepare a written report analyzing a business problem.

Goal 3: Students accurately appraise team dynamics and demonstrate effective team membership and leadership skills.

  1. Students use trust as a basis to achieve team goals and resolve conflicts based on trust.
  2. Students will be able to support a team effort and will hold themselves and others accountable for obtaining performance outcomes.
  3. Students identify and obtain goals for the team project.

Goal 4: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making.

  1. Students recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students develop solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and recognize the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 5: Students are able to apply theory to practice cultivated through industry collaborative learning.

  1. Students recognize ambiguity and complexity in applying theory in practice.
  2. Students demonstrate integrative, creative, and critical thinking in solving contemporary industry issues.

Goal 6: Students can identify and evaluate high quality data in a digital world.

  1. Students evaluate the validity of data and critique the presentation of information in visualizations and reports.
  2. Students locate credible sources of data that use sound methodologies and are FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable.
  3. Students incorporate, accurately represent, and credit reputable data sources in their own work.


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.