School of Business Administration : University of Vermont

University of Vermont

School of Business Administration
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Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate Program

1. Learning Goal: Global and Civic Awareness
  • L.O. 1.1 Understanding of global issues in a business context
    • Measure: Demonstrated understanding of issues related to entering and operating in a global market
  • L.O. 1.2 Understanding of the non-market environment of business
    • Measure: Demonstrated understanding of the legal, political, ethical, & social environment of business
2. Learning goal: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • L.O. 2.1 Ability to solve business problems by acquiring, interpreting, and synthesizing data
    • Measures:
      • Demonstrates ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data
      • Ability to make decisions consistent with data analytics
3. Learning goal: Business Communication Skills
  • L.O. 3.1 Ability to demonstrate effective written communication skills
    • Measures:
      • Communicating information and ideas
      • Writing Mechanics
  • L.O. 3.2 Ability to demonstrate effective oral communication skills
    • Measures:
      • Communicating information and ideas without writing
      • Communication mechanics
4. Learning goal: Business Fundamentals
  • L.O. 4.1 Demonstrate command of business fundamentals
    • This learning outcome is assessed through the use of a standardized assessment conducted during the last required field course of the program. Currently it is assessed with the ETS

Graduate Program

The Learning Outcomes for the MBA program were defined in December 2010.  We use various assessment tools, both direct and indirect.  Direct measuring tools include bi-annual ETS MBA and defined learning outcomes with associated rubrics which are applied to selected student work. Indirect measuring tools include: On-Line Course Evaluations, On-Line Advising Survey, survey administered by the Graduate Program Associate Dean and Assessment of Learning Curriculum Content Inventory (AoL CCI).

1. Learning Goal:  Our graduates will have a global perspective.
  • L.O. 1.1 They will demonstrate the ability to diagnose cross-cultural issues and propose appropriate solutions
2. Learning Goal:  Our graduates will possess knowledge of the major business disciplines
  • 2.1 They will recognize and comprehend the major paradigms and tools utilized to identify and solve business problems      
  • 2.2 They will demonstrate the ability to integrate across business disciplines
3. Learning Goal:  Our graduates will possess analytical problem-solving skills.
  • 3.1 In a case setting they will use appropriate qualitative or quantitative techniques to identify a business problem and develop solutions
4. Learning Goal:  Our graduates will be effective communicators.
  • 4.1   They will produce quality written work
  • 4.2   They will be able to deliver quality oral presentations
  • 4.3   They will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and ideas in a team setting
5. Learning Goal:  Our graduates will understand the importance of the multiple dimensions of responsible behavior in business decision making.
  • 5.1 They will be able to incorporate social, political and environmental factors in their assessment of business problems

MAcc Program

The learning goals and rubrics for the Masters in Accounting program were defined in March of 2011.  We use multiple assessment tools, both direct and indirect.  Defined learning outcomes with associated rubrics are applied to select student work. Indirect measuring tools include: On-Line Course Evaluations, On-Line Advising Survey, survey administered by the Graduate Program Associate Dean, and Assessment of Learning Curriculum Content Inventory (AoL CCI). 

1. Learning Goal: Professional Knowledge
  • 1.1 Apply professional standards to resolve financial reporting issues
  • 1.2 Understand legal implications of business transactions
  • 1.3 Awareness of tax law and its implications for financial decisions
  • 1.4 Evaluate business systems and assess risk
2. Learning Goal: Critical Thinking and Communication Skills
  • 2.1 Research accounting issues and come to well-reasoned conclusions
  • 2.2 Analyze financial statements
  • 2.3 Effectively communicate complex ideas
3. Learning Goal: Ethical Responsibilities of an Accounting Professional
  • 3.1 Evaluate and make value-based judgments for dilemmas encountered in the activities of a professional accountant

 

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