MBA Program Learning Goals

MBA Program Learning Goals

The following MBA program learning goals were developed by the Graduate Curriculum Committee in Fall 2004 and adopted by the graduate faculty. In Spring 2014 the first faculty forum was held to revisit MBA program structure and learning goals. 

Goal One: Business Concepts

Develop a strategic level understanding of the key functions of business including marketing, accounting, finance, and organizational behavior.

Goal Two: Analysis and Decision Making

Understand decision making methods including decision trees, expected value, risk and uncertainty, and the value of information.

Goal Three: Cultural and Ethical Awareness

Understand the major issues facing multinational corporations in the management of their international operations—particularly those of an decision making methods including decision trees, expected value, risk and uncertainty, and the value of information

Explain the ethical, legal, and social consequences that ensue when ethics and the law are disregarded in favor of other objectives.

Goal Four: Leadership and Teams

Ability to interact effectively with teams as both leader and member.

Comprehend the factors that contribute to effective leadership of teams and understanding of the skills and behaviors necessary to be an effective team member.

Goal Five: Global Change and Dynamics

Ability to understand and adapt to global market changes and industry dynamics  

Goal Six: Communication Skills

Effective oral and written communication and presentation techniques