Student Learning Outcomes
Classroom learning emphasizes an innovative business curriculum and hands on learning through internships. Additionally, students are expected to meet College standards for oral and written communication as well as ethical and logical thinking, prior to graduation. For information on specific programs, see below.
- Students will demonstrate core knowledge from different business disciplines.
- Students will identify critical ethical issues and ethical frameworks and develop ethical solutions.
- Students will understand the role of IT as integral parts of business units and as a means to make individual work more efficient and effective, how IT could be used to capture the value of data/information and support decision making, how IT could be used to create new business models, business opportunities, and competitive advantages, and the roles of IT in security and privacy.
- Students will deliver key content through oral presentation and effectively use visual aids.
- Students will summarize complex information; prepare written opinions, recommendations, and arguments; and master basic grammar and avoid false formalities.
- Students will describe and recognize fact patterns; identify and analyze issues, including alternate points of view; and justify results and conclusions
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Our graduates will have a broad understanding of the business disciplines and functional skills critical to their roles as business professionals.
- Our graduates will explore ethical standards of behavior and develop their own frames of reference and standards to guide their professional behavior.
- Our graduates will have the oral and written communication skills required to compete effectively in the workplace.
- Our graduates will be able to identify factors that affect business practices in the global environment and propose decisions and actions that are appropriate in specific situations.
- Our graduates will be decision-makers and critical thinkers who use analytic and problem-solving skills.
- Our graduates will have knowledge of leadership theory and demonstration of managerial skills with a comprehension of the global business environment.
Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)
- Students will be knowledgeable of theories, models, and tools relevant to financial and managerial accounting, auditing, taxation and information technology
- Students will have a professional perspective in accounting theory and practice, and advanced knowledge and expertise in accounting issues
- Students will develop specialized accounting knowledge and skills in one of two areas, Forensic Accounting or International Accounting
Master of Finance and Investment Management (MSFIM)
- Gain key content knowledge in the theory of investment management.
- Proficiency in relevant quantitative and statistical methods including in-depth knowledge of core mathematical methods.
- Apply financial theory to develop client solutions to investment and risk management issues
- Ability to employ relevant computing methods.
- Familiarity with ethical codes and standards that will guide professional decisions.
Master’s in Digital Marketing (MSDM)
- Be able to develop and execute a marketing plan, incorporating all elements of the marketing mix, segmentation and positioning strategies and other elements.
- Have an understanding of the role of both digital and traditional media in marketing, and the intersection of online and offline strategies and tactics.
- Be able to guide the development of a digital presence from a marketing point of view.
- Be proficient in marketing analytics and quantitative evaluation of the marketing environment.
- Have working knowledge of website design and development.
Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM)
- Describe the basic knowledge and skills of the disciplines that comprise the human resources field; including: recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, employee training and development, workforce planning and talent management, and performance management
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of business and the role of strategic human resources in the organization, and the business skills necessary to contribute to the achievement of organizational goals in a rapidly changing global environment.
- Understand the leadership role of human resources in shaping the future of organizations such as: Creating and managing global workforces, working in diverse organizations, managing strategic change in the organization, creating strategic partnerships both within the organization and external to the organization, and managing the well-being of employees.
- Apply the theories and skills needed to become a strategic partner in the core business of the organization and in the strategic development of the organization’s future.
Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA)
- Knowledge and capability to apply advanced models related to asset pricing, corporate valuation, and financial risk management.
- Proficiency in advanced software programs for statistical and econometric analysis such as time series and cross sectional analysis in course FN 904.
- Ability to formulate a research question and to apply appropriate testing methodology and to provide empirical evidence.
- Ability to develop and design scholarly papers and dissertation and to defend them orally.
- Familiarity with ethical codes and standards that will guide professional decisions in course DBF 900.
For more information, contact our assessment team:
- Michael Carriger, Management, Director, MS Human Resource Management Program
- Valerie Christian, Management
- Kwamie Dunbar, Director MS Finance Program; Associate Dean, WCOB
- Grace Guo, Management, Director, MBA Program
- Linda Hughen, Accounting
- Jack Jiang, Finance
- Temo Luna-Nevarez, Marketing
- Anca Micu, Director, MS Digital Marketing Program; Associate Dean, WCOB
- Lucjan Orlowski, Economics, Director DBA Program
- Richard Pate, (AOL Committee Chair) Business Law
- Barbara Tarasovich, Accounting, Director, MSA Program