Undergraduate Programs: BS, Off-Campus BBA, and Online BBA

Learning Goal

Objectives

Course Mapping

General Management Knowledge

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of business and functional area concepts.

This goal is demonstrated through the core and foundation courses in the curriculum, including Principles of Marketing, Principles of Finance, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Organizational Behavior, Business Computing, etc.

Critical Thinking and Analytical Decision Making

Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze, interpret, and solve business problems using quantitative approaches, where relevant.

Courses that develop the skills towards this learning goal include Ethics-related courses, Management Accounting, Operations Management, Optimization and Modeling, International Business, and Strategic HRM. The capstone course, Business Policy, promotes the goal itself through use of case studies and management projects.

Teamwork, Interpersonal Relations

Students will demonstrate the capability and ability to work well in teams and relate interpersonally with others.

Many courses use teamwork to promote this learning goal, including Organizational Behavior and Business Communications.

Communications Impact and Effectiveness (Oral & Written)

Students will demonstrate effective oral presentation skills and strong written language skills.

Skills toward this learning goal are introduced in the Professional Skills and Business Communications courses and then, developed in various upper level courses, where research papers and presentations are required.

Global Mindset

Students will demonstrative an ability to identify and analyze global factors (economics, culture, legal, demographic) affecting businesses located or engaged in activity outside the United States.

The Multinational Business and International Marketing courses, as well as the elective study abroad trips, are the main drivers that develop the skills towards this learning goal. The upper division courses in Finance, Accounting, Management and Marketing also pay attention to the global market and thus provide valuable additional skills towards this learning goal.

Ethical Reasoning

Students will demonstrate the ability to identify ethical issues related to the managing of ethics and ethical management taking into account various stakeholders.

The school provides an ethical framework in its two foundation courses in Accounting and Business Law, as well as in its Professional Skills Forum courses. Ethics are then further developed in the required Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility courses, as well as within various other courses, like Principles of Finance, Human Resource Management, and other upper division courses.

Technological Fluency

Students will demonstrate conceptual knowledge and literacy of information technology.

Business Computing is the foundation course for this learning goal. The required Excel course also helps develop specific skills.