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Master of Business Administration



Assessment Summary Update

Assessment data is collected in a number of core courses with primary emphasis on capturing data from senior students enrolled in the capstone courses (BADM 693). See MBA assessment summary (PDF) for details.

MBA Program – An Updated and Improved Program Driven by a broad Assurance of Learning Process

The Assurance of Learning (AOL) processes and results initiate positive conversations amongst the graduate faculty. Some of the more significant outcomes derived from the AOL process include, but are not limited to:

New courses

Based on external scanning of the environment, discussions with advisory boards, and surveys of current and former students, the following courses have been added to the MBA program:

  • Leadership, Global Ethics and Social Responsibility (BADM 647) added to the required core (effective fall '12). Based on stakeholder feedback and the current business climate, the MBA program added this course as a required seminar for all MBA students. The course uses readings, cases, projects, and written assignments to examine the role of leadership, global ethics, and corporate social responsibility in organizations. This course was is our required writing course and was developed to improve writing outcomes.
  • Business Analytics (BIS 610) (a required core course effective fall '14). Significant update, revision, and name change to reflect more quantitative, rigorous, analytical and business intelligence orientation. Prior assessment efforts indicated students needed better critical thinking and quantitative skills.
  • Seminar in Project Management (MGMT 644) – Elective course, required in MBA project management option, added fall '14. This course was developed and added to the curriculum based on surveys of alumni, recruiters, and environmental scanning.
  • Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Teamwork (MGMT 645) – Elective course, part of elective choice within MBA project management option, added fall '14. This course was developed and added to the curriculum based on surveys of alumni, recruiters, and environmental scanning.
  • Removed Management Control Systems (ACCT 623) and added Problems in Financial Accounting (ACCT 615), effective fall '16. This course was developed and added to the curriculum based on surveys of alumni, recruiters, and environmental scanning.