Graziadio Program Learning Outcomes

Fully Employed Programs

BS in Management

Goal 1: Students will be effective communicators in business settings.

  1. Students will be able to organize and deliver cogent oral presentations.
  2. Students will be able to organize and deliver cogent written presentations.

Goal 2: Students will be able to meaningfully contribute in a team environment.

  1. Students will skillfully evaluate performance effectiveness of team members.
  2. Teams will effectively complete the goals of a project.

Goal 3: Students will have the ability to recognize ethical issues and to incorporate ethical considerations when recommending courses of action.

  1. Students can identify ethical standards for an ethical problem.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with an ethical problem.

Goal 4: Graduates will have a global orientation.

  1. Our students will be able to define and present key elements of another culture (other than the US) and their role in business decision making.
  2. Our students will be able to evaluate the economic conditions and forces affecting the introduction of a product or service in a foreign country.
  3. Our students will be able to evaluate the political risks involving international business in a foreign country.

BS in Management Curriculum Map

BS in Management Rubrics

Fully-Employed MBA / Online MBA

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.

Fully Employed MBA Curriculum Map

Fully Employed MBA Rubrics

MS in Human Resources

Goal 1: Effective Team Players

  1. Students are able to work effectively within a team environment.
  2. Students participate in all aspects of team engagement.

Goal 2: Knowledge of HR Concepts

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of talent management.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of change management.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of legal requirements within the HR function.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of HR's strategic role in organizations.

Goal 3: Business Concepts

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of accounting concepts.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of economic concepts.

Goal 4: Global/Ethical

  1. Students will develop an ethical basis for fostering global, diverse, and inclusive organizational environments.
  2. Students will be able to articulate ethical considerations for HR managers and leaders.

MS in Human Resources Curriculum Map

MS in Human Resources - Part-Time Rubrics

MS in Management and Leadership

Goal 1: Students will be able to demonstrate an increased self‐awareness and personal understanding.

  1. Students will design and generate (on an individual basis) a personal development plan by the end of the program.
  2. Students will develop the ability to synthesize and integrate information from assessments, feedback, and self-reflections.

Goal 2: Students will develop strong working knowledge of managerial and leadership capabilities in a values-centered framework.

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to put leadership and influence principles into practice.
  2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  3. Students will learn and practice conflict management and negotiation skills.
  4. Students can appraise ethical dilemmas, recommend solutions, and assess the consequences of those solutions.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of talent management.

Goal 3: Students will show competency in managing people and teams within public/private organizations.

  1. Students will be able to transform an organization by leading and managing change.
  2. Students will be able to use effective interpersonal communications.
  3. Students will be able to interpret team dynamics and practice effective team membership and leadership.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate multicultural competency

  1. Students will be able to adapt to a global environment and practice global leadership skills.
  2. Students will be able to relate to a diverse workforce and practice effective management of diversity.

MS in Management and Leadership Curriculum Map

MS in Management and Leadership Rubrics

Full-Time Programs

Full-Time MBA

Goal 1 Teams: Students are effective team players

  1. Students are able to effectively work with a team environment.
  2. Students participate in all aspects of team development.

Goal 2 Ethics: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making.

  1. Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 3 Communication: Students have the communication skills to persuasively and professionally articulate their thinking.

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

Goal 4 Finance: Students have the skills necessary to fully analyze the financial standing of a company.

  1. Students can perform a full accounting analysis of a company.
  2. Students can assess how the external economic environment affects firm performance.
  3. Students can perform a full financial analysis of a company.
  4. Students can effectively draw conclusions about the financial status of a company based on the combined accounting and financial information.

Goal 5: Graduates will have a global orientation (IMBA only)

  1. Our students will be able to define and present key elements of another culture (other than the US) and their role in business decision making.
  2. Our students will be able to evaluate the economic conditions and forces affecting the introduction of a product or service in a foreign country.
  3. Our Students will be able to evaluate the political risks involving international business in a foreign country.

Full-time MBA Curriculum Map

Full-time MBA Rubrics

MS in Applied Analytics

Goal 1: Ethics

  1. Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions

Goal 2: Communication

  1. Students will be able to prepare and deliver a persuasive, professional speech on a current topic in their discipline.
  2. Students will be able to prepare a written report analyzing a business problem.
  3. Students will be able to create effective visualizations of complex data and analyses.

Goal 3 Analytics

  1. Students apply the appropriate portfolio of methods and techniques for collecting, storing, and transforming structured and unstructured, quantitative and qualitative data
  2. Students use appropriate contemporary "best of breed" software tools for manipulating and analyzing structured and unstructured, quantitative and qualitative data (e.g. Hadoop, SAS Enterprise Miner, R, Tableau)
  3. Students employ evidenced-based decision making to a variety of business functions, operational problems, and competitive or strategic intelligence

MS in Applied Analytics Curriculum Map

MS in Applied Analytics Rubrics

MS in Applied Finance

Goal 1 Ethics: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision‐making.

  1. Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 2 Communication: Students have satisfactory communication skills, both orally and in writing, to persuasively and professionally articulate their quantitative analyses.

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

Goal 3 Finance: Students have the skills necessary to fully analyze the financial standing of a company.

  1. Students can perform a full accounting analysis of a company.
  2. Students can assess how the external economic environment affects firm performance.
  3. Students can perform a full financial analysis of a company.
  4. Students can effectively draw conclusions about the financial status of a company based on the combined accounting and financial information.

MS in Applied Finance Curriculum Map

MS in Applied Finance Rubrics

MS in Global Business

Goal 1 Teams: Students are effective team players

  1. Students are able to effectively work with a team environment.
  2. Students participate in all aspects of team development.

Goal 2 Ethics: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making.

  1. Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 3 Communication: Students have the communication skills to persuasively and professionally articulate their thinking.

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

Goal 4 Global: Students demonstrate the ability to influence other persons and groups who are different than they are.

  1. Students have a high level of understanding about what managers need to know about global business in their industry and macro environment.
  2. Students have the ability to act in ways that help build trusting relationships with people from other parts of the world.
  3. Students show a high level of interest in working with people from other parts of the world. They show positive and constructive attitudes towards diversity of thought and action.

MS in Global Business Curriculum Map

MS in Global Business Rubrics

MS in Human Resources

Goal 1: Effective Team Players

  1. Students are able to work effectively within a team environment.
  2. Students participate in all aspects of team engagement.

Goal 2: Knowledge of HR Concepts

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of talent management.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of change management.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of legal requirements within the HR function.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of HR's strategic role in organizations.

Goal 3: Business Concepts

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of accounting concepts.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of economic concepts.

Goal 4: Global/Ethical

  1. Students will develop an ethical basis for fostering global, diverse, and inclusive organizational environments.
  2. Students will be able to articulate ethical considerations for HR managers and leaders.

MS in Human Resources Curriculum Map

MS in Human Resources - Full-Time Rubrics

MS in Real Estate

Goal 1: Ethics: Our graduates will possess effective, ethical and socially responsible critical-thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Our students will:

  1. Recognize and assess ethical dilemmas in business situations and pursue creative solutions with integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion.
  2. Evaluate the impact of business decisions on society at large, as well as their client and company, and take actions of mutual benefit.

Goal 2: Communication: Our graduates will possess effective professional communication skills to persuasively and professionally articulate their ideas and thinking. Our students will:

  1. Prepare and deliver presentations and reports that are clear, concise, and analytical, with appropriate use of visual aids.
  2. Demonstrate effective leadership and interpersonal communication skills in a team setting.

Goal 3: Global Awareness: Our graduates will have a global perspective. Our students will:

  1. Define key components of another country's business environment and give examples of how it differs from the domestic market.

Goal 4: Real Estate Competencies: Our graduates will demonstrate knowledge and understanding within and across real estate subject areas to an analyst's competency level. Our students will:

  1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of real estate investment and finance, including public and private equity and debt.
  2. Deploy technical, quantitative, and software modeling skills to assess the value of real estate assets, deals, and transactions.
  3. Perform site, public policy, market, financial, and construction analyses to propose and defend a real estate investment proposal.
  4. Analyze a firm's financial statement to assess its financial health, performance, and future prospects including valuation methods and credit analysis.
  5. Summarize and interpret common legal issues in commercial real estate.
  6. Use appropriate tools to make effective real estate based asset investment decisions in analyzing securities and strategies for constructing portfolios.

Goal 5: Practical Learning Objective: Our graduates will have hands-on problem solving skills. Our students will:

  1. Synthesize and successfully apply their real estate knowledge in a client-based project.

MS in Real Estate Curriculum Map

Executive Programs

Doctor of Business Administration

Goal 1: Assess theoretically-grounded and methodologically-sound research skills that provide the foundation for impactful, practice-focused research

  1. Synthesize relevant theoretical models and past research on a business challenge
  2. Apply and/or develop theory, models, and methods into new, practice-relevant contexts
  3. 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: Devise quantitative and qualitative research methods oriented to applied research

  1. Explain epistemology of research and determine among alternatives the appropriate qualitative or quantitative methods that will address research questions
  2. Develop a research study that applies quantitative research methods to collect, organize, and analyze data to address an applied research question
  3. Develop a research study that applies 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

  1. Create an original research manuscript suitable for publication in practitioner and/or academic journals
  2. 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

  1. Evaluate the impact of ethical factors in a complex business or societal environment
  2. Explore innovative and value-creating products, processes, or organizational forms
  3. Analyze the implications of economic, environmental, technological, legal and regulatory factors on global business practice
  4. Articulate and defend a point of view on business as an integrated practice

DBA Curriculum Map

Executive MBA

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

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

Goal 2: Students understand team dynamics and are effective team members and leaders.

  1. Students identify characteristics of team members and explain their implications for leadership, communication styles, decision making, and team dynamics.
  2. Students evaluate team performance effectiveness and functioning.
  3. Students assess the organizational culture and develop a change management plan.

Goal 3: Students incorporate strategic considerations in decision-making and develop an organization's grand strategy.

  1. Students recognize strategic dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students select solutions when presented with strategic dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions.
  3. Students assess the organization's vision/mission, opportunities/threats, and strengths/weaknesses.
  4. Students design structures, processes, controls, and performance management systems to implement grand strategy.

Goal 4: Students demonstrate clear ethical reasoning skills

  1. Students identify ethical issues and discuss the personal and organizational consequences of different courses of action
  2. Students develop a plan to address an ethical challenge and clearly defend the implications of the plan

Executive MBA Curriculum Map
Executive MBA Rubrics

MS in Organization Development

Goal 1: Knowledge of Self

  1. Students will be able to identify their personal development goals to use self as instrument of change in consulting.
  2. Students will be able to articulate events which shifted their knowledge of self and can relate it to their own consulting practice and philosophy.

Goal 2: Knowledge of OD Concepts

  1. Students will be able to articulate key concepts in Organization Development.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate consulting skills and client centered responses.

Goal 3: Global/Ethical

  1. Students will be able to develop model for ethically entering a culture different than their own.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the implications and consequences for choosing a particular OD intervention in a country other than the United States.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in requirements of Human Subjects Research.

Goal 4: Research skills

  1. Students will be able to design a study, collect data, analyze the results, and make recommendations for research and practice.

MS in Organization Development Curriculum Map

President and Key Executive MBA

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct a cultural assessment of an organization, including the organization's culture regarding ethical conduct.

  1. Students will interview managers from an organization that a fellow student is involved with and write an analysis of their findings.
  2. Students will write an analysis of the culture of an organization they are involved with.
  3. Students will analyze the organization's culture regarding ethical conduct.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to perform a financial analysis of an organization.

  1. Students will prepare a financial forecast for an organization.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze financial information.
  3. Students will effectively communicate financial recommendations for an organization.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the external environment of an organization. This will include the economic, social/cultural, political/legal/regulatory, technological, demographic, natural, and competitive elements of the environment from a global perspective.

  1. Students will develop scenarios for change in external variables.
  2. Students will develop a competitive/industry analysis for an organization that will examine both current and anticipated competition.
  3. Students will effectively communicate the potential implications of changes in environmental variables.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare a marketing plan for an organization.

  1. Students will develop a complete marketing mix for an organization.
  2. Students will develop an understanding of how to create, deliver, and communicate value in a product.

Goal 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare a strategic plan for an organization.

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to envision an organization's desired future state, including articulating appropriate vision, mission, and goals.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify an organization's strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate the long- and short-term consequences of their proposed strategies.

Presidents and Key Executives MBA Curriculum Map