Learning Outcomes: MBA
The Master of Business Administration is an important degree for students interested in business advancing a career, as such, the Cook School has outlined the following outcomes to assess student performance in the program.
While exploring the outcomes below for the Master of Business Administration, we encourage you to review the course map.
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.
- Students will develop a strategic level understanding of the key functions of business—accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing, operations, and statistics.
- Measurement: This outcome will be measured either through embedded assessment in foundation and core courses. An alternative could be a field exam (i.e., through ETS). For the full time MBA program, an assessment could be planned for the last week of the Red (summer) semester. For the part time MBA program, the students could take an online assessment when they had 4-5 courses to go before graduation.
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 practice problem analysis and decision-making and present results, both individually and as part of teams and groups, using vehicles such as problem and case analysis, integrated modules, and live consulting opportunities.
- Measurement: Students will upload an example of a case or business analysis report on Moodle for review. This could be part of their capstone course (Part-time MBA - Strategy and Practice; Full-time MBA - Integrated Consulting Module).
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.
- Measurement: Students will either participate in study abroad experience and/or an international business course (e.g. Global Business Environment). They will prepare an assignment for review (could be uploaded on Moodle).
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.
- Students are encouraged to participate in at least one service learning experience during the course of their studies and/or participate and assume leadership roles in student and community organizations.
- Measurement: Full-time MBA students, who are required to complete a service learning experience, will upload a reflection paper on Moodle for review. Part-time MBA students will be surveyed to document participation in service and/or leadership roles and what they have learned from them.
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.
- Measurement: MBA student will upload a reflection paper on Moodle as part of their Ethics course or course modules. The paper would be reviewed. *
* Notes: Moodle, a web-based course communication and management tool, could serve as a repository for above referenced documentation of learning outcome measurement. Data from this activity will be reviewed and used for decision-making.
Other ways of measuring outcomes:
- EBI survey taken by graduating students (every 2 years). Internship site leader feedback on students and feedback from students on what they have learned.
- Placement survey results.