Learning Outcomes: BS
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is an important degree for students interested in business as a career, and the Cook School has outlined the following outcomes to assess student performance in the program.
While exploring the outcomes below for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, we encourage you to review the course map.
Category I: Functional and Process Knowledge
- Scholarship and Knowledge: development of a well-rounded educational foundation, incorporating experiential learning, through scholarship and dedication to the advancement of knowledge in order to prepare for advanced study, for careers, and for lifelong learning
- Intellectual Inquiry and Communication: development of the abilities of intellectual inquiry and communication in order to learn effectively, express ideas and concepts clearly, and apply knowledge to newly encountered situations
- Students will develop a basic understanding of the key functions of business — accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, operations, and statistics. Assessment Tool: CBK Embedded Assessments
- Students will develop the leadership and business decision-making skills necessary to perform effectively in a professional context. Assessment Tool: Assessment Center
- Students will participate in experiential learning in at least one of the following ways: internships, class projects, simulations, interaction with members of the business community, and/or service leadership. Assessment Tools: Records of Internship Office, Service Learning Office, Course Syllabi
- Students will practice problem analysis and decision-making, both individually and as part of teams and groups, using vehicles such as problem and case analysis, integrated modules, and consulting opportunities. Assessment Tool: Course Syllabi
- Using appropriate technologies effectively, students will present their work orally and/or in written form, to the faculty, other members of their class and, where possible and appropriate, to representatives of the business community. Assessment Tools: Course Syllabi & Embedded Assessments
Category II: Human & Interactive Skills
- Community Building: the welcome of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or gender to build an inclusive community which leads to respect and compassion for human life and the dignity of each person.
- Students are aware of globalization and its impacts on people, businesses, and the economy. IBS 200 Embedded Assessment Students develop an understanding of team processes and dynamics and participate in group projects throughout the curriculum. Assessment Tool: MGT 300 Embedded Assessments & Course Syllabi
Category III: Service and Values
- Leadership and Service: service to others and the promotion of social justice in order to become men and women for others who lead by example.
- Spirituality and Values: By developing their values, and openness to the transcendent, students determine principles to guide their actions and their relationships with others.
- Students are exposed to values issues and application of values to business professions in case analysis and in classroom interaction. Assessment Tools: Course Syllabi, Student Surveys, Student Focus Groups
- Students are encouraged to participate and assume leadership roles in student and community organizations and in service fraternities. Assessment Tools: Service Leadership and Service Learning Office Records, Student Surveys, Student Focus Groups
- Cook School students are all required to take 15 credit hours of theology and philosophy. The Cook School of Business relies on these departments, as “core providers,” to assess progress within their courses/programs on the “Spirituality and Values” dimension.