Learning Outcomes

Business Administration Student Learning Outcomes

Management

Students who graduate with a major in Business Administration – Management will be able to:

  1. Define disciplines associated with management and indicate their importance to organizations and their role therein;
  2. Interpret the meaning of financial information including, but not limited to, financial statements;
  3. Explain the difference between financial and managerial accounting;
  4. Use accounting information to assess performance;
  5. Use accounting information to make informed decisions;
  6. Articulate and apply the concept of time value of money;
  7. Describe the elements of an accounting system;
  8. Employ forecasting techniques and engage in budgeting processes;
  9. Gather appropriate data to support decision making;
  10. Articulate the limitations of accounting information;
  11. Describe fundamental economic questions facing society and organizations;
  12. Apply economic decision models to fundamental economic questions;
  13. Articulate and apply the law of supply and demand;
  14. Differentiate between macro- and micro-economics;
  15. Define cost from both economic and accounting perspectives;
  16. Articulate the concept of marginality;
  17. Employ cost-benefit analysis;
  18. Apply the concept of price;
  19. Describe monetary and fiscal policy;
  20. Engage in capital budgeting processes using present value-based approaches;
  21. Employ sound working capital management techniques;
  22. Identify sources of capital and measure the cost of capital;
  23. Assess the efficacy of capital structure decisions;
  24. Define and employ successful promotional strategies;
  25. Describe distribution alternatives;
  26. Assess the effectiveness of marketing efforts;
  27. Employ target marketing approaches;
  28. Develop marketing objectives aligned with organizational goals;
  29. Assess trends in marketing and their implications for the organization;
  30. Describe the product life cycle;
  31. Distinguish between leadership and management;
  32. Articulate an understanding of policy-making processes;
  33. Manage transformation and conversion processes;
  34. Plan strategically, tactically, and operationally;
  35. Assess organizational performance;
  36. Control organizational process and resources;
  37. Articulate an understanding of effective human resource management;
  38. Apply logistics management techniques;
  39. Identify ethical issues relevant to organizations and individuals in an organizational context;
  40. Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Managerial Accounting

Students who graduate with a major in Business Administration – Managerial Accounting will be able to:

  1. Employ knowledge and skills associated with the following disciplines to make effective organizational decisions: a) accounting, b) economics, c) marketing, d) management, and e) finance;
  2. Integrate the above fields in problem analysis and the development of organizational strategy;
  3. Assess the performance impact of organizational decisions;
  4. Provide relevant information to support organizational decisions;
  5. Prepare financial statements and other decision-support documents;
  6. Employ accounting information systems for both financial reporting and internal decision making;
  7. Distinguish among the information needs of internal decision makers and financial statement users;
  8. Apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions derived from the core curriculum to organizational settings.

Small Business Management

Students who graduate with a major in Business Administration – Small Business Management will be able to:

  1. Employ knowledge and skills associated with the following discipline to make effective organizational decisions: a) accounting, b) economics, c) marketing, d) management, and e) finance;
  2. Integrate the above fields in problem analysis and the development of organizational strategy;
  3. Assess the performance impact of organizational decisions;
  4. Apply the knowledge, skills, and dispositions derived from the core curriculum to organizational settings.
 
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