Student Learning Objectives School of Business

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

  • Students will be able to show comprehension of 3-5 key concepts from Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Finance, Accounting, Law, and IT Management. 
  • Students will be able to understand the ethical, sustainability and leadership issues faced by managers within functional areas and propose solutions for managing these issues.
  • Be able to communicate competently in a business environment through effective writing and presentation skills.
  • Students will be able to understand the effects of globalization, multiculturalism, and diversity on company performance, management and employee behavior, and team dynamics/efficacy. 
  • Students will be able to understand the applications of information to business functions and be able to use information technology applications effectively. 
  • Be able to analyze a business problem to arrive at an effective solution.

Bachelor of Science, Accounting

  • Students will be able to show comprehension of five key concepts from Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Finance, Accounting, Law, and IT Management.
  • Be able to understand the importance of ethics and values in the field of accounting and in the world of business.
  • Be able to communicate complex technical auditing and accounting issues through effective writing and presentation skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of the impact of the global business environment, diversity, and multiculturalism on company performance, management, employee behavior, and the practice of accounting.
  • Be able to understand accounting in an international context.
  • Be able to use database software to create a database that can be used to analyze management and financial data and to prepare professional reports.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize research databases in an audit or an accounting context.
  • Demonstrate how to analyze a business problem to arrive at an effective solution.
  • Be able to understand the legal and economic environment of business generally, and in particular as related to the practice of accounting. 
  • Understand the mechanics of financial reporting, the measurement of elements of financial    statements and demonstrate the ability to prepare financial statements.

Master of Science, Accounting

  • Students will be able to interpret and analyze accounting information for internal control, planning, and performance evaluation.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of the mechanics and concepts of financial reporting.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of the impact of the global business environment on the practice of accounting.
  • Each student will demonstrate an ability to communicate complex technical auditing and accounting issues.
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically analyze a financial reporting situation and devise a cogent argument.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of accountants and the importance of ethics to the practice of accounting and to the world of business.
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the legal environment of business.

Master of Science, Professional Accountancy

  • Students will be able to interpret and analyze accounting information for internal control, planning, and performance evaluation.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the application of accounting tools to business problems.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of accountants and the importance of ethics in the financial reporting process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of the global business environment on the practice of accounting.
  • Each student will  demonstrate an ability to communicate complex auditing and accounting issues.
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically analyze a financial reporting  situation and devise a cogent argument.

Master of Science, Forensic Accounting

  • Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the interpretation and application of the typical techniques utilized to manipulate and misrepresent the financial condition of the company.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment surrounding the detection of employee and management fraud in the corporate setting.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ethical responsibilities of accountants and the importance of ethics in the financial reporting process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of the global business environment on the practice of forensic accounting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of technology on the practice of forensic accounting.
  • Each student will demonstrate an ability to communicate complex forensic accounting issues.
  • Demonstrate an ability to critically analyze complex reporting environments with respect to fraud.

Master of Science, Taxation

  • Each student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of issues pertaining to tax practice.
  • Each student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the impact of the global business environment on tax practice.
  • Each student will be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate complex tax issues.
  • Each student will be able to demonstrate an ability to critically analyze a given situation, consider a wide variety of options, and devise a cogent argument with strong supporting data.
  • Each student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the codes of conduct governing tax practice and be able to explain professional responsibilities.

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Full Time

  • Students will be able to show comprehension of three to five key concepts from Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, IT Management, and Operations Management.
  • Students will be able to analyze and report the impact of change on the strategy of an organization.
  • Be able to understand the ethical, CSR, sustainability and corporate governance  issues faced by managers within functional areas and propose solutions.
  • Be able to apply analytic skills to the solution of business problems.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of effective leadership in a team or organizational setting.
  • Be able to apply specific IT knowledge by means of a lab project through a paper or presentation.

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Part Time 

  • Students will be able to show comprehension of three to five key concepts from Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, IT Management, and Operations Management.
  • Students will be able to analyze and report the impact of change on the strategy of an organization.
  • Be able to understand the ethical, CSR, sustainability and corporate governance  issues faced by managers within functional areas and propose solutions.
  • Be able to apply analytic skills to the solution of business problems.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of effective communication and  leadership skills in a team or organizational setting.