Student Learning Information (M.B.A Program)

Mission Statement Business Administration Division

The Division of Business Administration was established circa 1971. Its mission is to provide students with practical knowledge and strong theoretical underpinnings that allow individuals to obtain positions or advance in their careers, mindful of the impact that their decisions will have on stakeholders within and outside of the organizational settings within which they are employed. To that end, the focus of the Business Programs is to foster a sense of fairness, logic, and appreciation for the differences that individuals bring to the workplace.

Goals of the Division of Business Administration

1. Encourage faculty and student excellence.

2. Provide programs that best serve student and community interests.

3. Strengthen community ties through advisory groups and cooperative ventures.

4. Foster a culture of fairness and logic for students, faculty and staff.

Learning Objectives of the MBA Program

The ten principal learning objectives of the Division of Business Administration directly support the overall goals of the Division and of the College. While these same objectives apply to the MBA program, the rigor of a graduate level curriculum necessitates some adaptations and additional interpretations. These adaptations are as follows: 

1.  Develop and demonstrate critical and systematic thinking in organizational problem solving and decision-making.  

2.  Demonstrate the application of various strategic, stakeholder, functional, operational and cultural based perspectives, theories or models in resolving business issues . 
3.  Demonstrate competence in: critically analyzing business scenarios, conducting business research and communicating effectively. 

4.  Demonstrate understanding of the role of technology in organizational change, innovation and process improvement. 

5.  Develop an understanding of all the functional areas of business, and acquire more in-depth knowledge in at least one area, topic or issue. 
6.  Appreciate and respect individual perspectives that business people bring to their professions and how those different perspectives impact various decisions. 

7.  Develop managerial and business perspectives within the context of a global economy and develop an understanding of how to operate within global organizational and economic settings.  
8.  Develop an understanding of the role of a leader not only within organizational settings, but also within the larger macro-environment. 
9.  Develop a more mature, ethical and professional mindset in decision-making within a dynamic and diverse environment. 

10.  Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge, theories, models and practices from all the functional areas of business in order to analyze and solve problems, or realize opportunities. 

Student Learning Outcomes for the MBA Program 2012-2013
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