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Accreditation Information

The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the premier global accrediting agency for programs in business.  AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of distinction in management education and assures students, faculty, alumni and other stakeholders of the College's commitment to maintaining a standard of excellence in business education and a program of continuous quality improvement. To find out more, visit the AACSB International website.

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Assessment

Assurance of Learning

Assurance of Learning is a faculty-driven process in the College of Business. The responsibilities for this comprehensive process are assigned to the Assurance of Learning Committee. The committee chair is a faculty member appointed by the Dean. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs serves as a permanent member. The Chair will select an appropriate number of members to accomplish the committee’s business. Members are selected to ensure cross-sectional representation of disciplines and programs and assume primary responsibility for overseeing the AoL processes in the undergraduate business programs, both B.S. and B.S.B.A. The four graduate program directors provide AoL oversight for their respective programs.

Learning Goals for Undergraduate Programs

The College of Business is committed to providing students the knowledge and life-long learning skills needed for continued development and in assisting students in becoming leaders, contributing citizens, and Business Ready ™ professionals.

College of Business BSBA graduates will be:

1. Effective communicators.
Students will speak and write effectively.
2. Knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied in business settings.
Students will be knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied to business settings.
3. Decision makers and problem solvers.
Students will be able to identify needed actions or presented problems, find and use appropriate information to address the action or problem, identify alternative solutions, and make decisions.
4. Effective group members.
Students will work effectively in groups.
5. Aware of the global nature of business.
Students will have an awareness of the global nature of business activities.
6. Knowledgeable about business.
Students will be knowledgeable of core business concepts including accounting, business law, economics, finance, information technology, management, marketing and quantitative analysis.

The College of Business is committed to providing students the knowledge and life-long learning skills needed for continued development and in assisting students in becoming leaders, contributing citizens, and Business Ready ™ professionals.

College of Business BSE graduates will be:

1. Effective communicators.
Students will speak and write effectively.
2. Knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied in business settings.
Students will be knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied to business settings.
3. Decision makers and problem solvers.
Students will be able to identify situations requiring decisions and/or problems requiring solutions, find and use appropriate information to address the situation, identify alternative solutions, and make decisions.
4. Effective group members.
Students will work effectively in groups.
5. Aware of the global nature of business.
Students will have an awareness of the global nature of business activities.
6. Knowledgeable about entrepreneurship.
Students will have an in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship and an understanding of financial accounting, business law, microeconomics, finance, information technology, management and marketing.
7. Effective planners able to identify, evaluate and implement business opportunities.

The College of Business is committed to providing students the knowledge and life-long learning skills needed for continued development and in assisting students in becoming leaders, contributing citizens, and Business Ready ™ professionals.

College of Business BSHTM graduates will be:

1. Effective communicators.
Students will speak and write effectively.
2. Knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied in business settings.
Students will be knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied to business settings.
3. Decision makers and problem solvers.
Students will be able to identify situations requiring decisions and/or problems requiring solutions, find and use appropriate information to address the situation, identify alternative solutions, and make decisions.
4. Effective group members.
Students will work effectively in groups.
5. Aware of the global nature of business.
Students will have an awareness of the global nature of business activities.
6. Knowledgeable about the hospitality and tourism discipline.
Students will have an in-depth knowledge of the hospitality and tourism discipline and have an understanding of financial accounting, business law, microeconomics, finance, information technology, management, marketing and statistics.
7. Effective customer service providers.

Learning Goals for Graduate Programs

The College of Business is committed to providing students the knowledge and life-long learning skills needed for continued development and in assisting students in becoming leaders, contributing citizens, and Business Ready ™ professionals.

College of Business MBA graduates will be:

1. Effective communicators.
Students will speak and write effectively.

2. Knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied in business settings.
Students will be knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied to business settings.

3. Decision makers and problem solvers.
Students will be able to identify decisions and/or problems requiring solutions, find and use appropriate information to address the situation, identify alternative solutions, and make decisions.

4. Effective group members.
Students will work effectively in groups.

5. Knowledgeable of strategic management functional areas: accounting, business law, economics, finance, human resources, information systems, marketing, leadership, operations, statistics, strategy and value creation.

The College of Business is committed to providing students the knowledge and life-long learning skills needed for continued development and in assisting students in becoming leaders, contributing citizens, and Business Ready ™ professionals.

College of Business MAcc graduates will be:

1. Effective communicators.
Students will speak and write effectively.
2. Knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied in business settings.
Students will be knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied to business settings.
3. Decision makers and problem solvers.
Students will be able to identify situations requiring decisions and/or problems requiring solutions, find and use appropriate information to address the situation, identify alternative solutions, and make decisions.
4. Effective group members.
Students will work effectively in groups.
5. Understanding of the impact of global business activities.
Students will have an understanding of the impact of global activities on financial reporting and decision-making.
6. Knowledgeable of financial accounting, accounting information systems, taxation, and auditing.

The College of Business is committed to providing students the knowledge and life-long learning skills needed for continued development and in assisting students in becoming leaders, contributing citizens, and Business Ready ™ professionals.

College of Business Master of ILE graduates will be:

1. Effective communicators.
Students will speak and write effectively.
2. Knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied in business settings.
Students will be knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied to business settings.
3. Decision makers and problem solvers.
Students will be able to identify situations requiring decisions and/or problems requiring solutions, find and use appropriate information to address the situation, identify alternative solutions, and make decisions.
4. Effective group members.
Students will work effectively in groups.
5. Knowledgeable of entrepreneurial planning, innovation, finance, marketing, and operations and capable of identifying and developing entrepreneurial opportunities.

The College of Business is committed to providing students the knowledge and life-long learning skills needed for continued development and in assisting students in becoming leaders, contributing citizens, and Business Ready ™ professionals.

College of Business MPM graduates will be:

1. Effective communicators.
Students will speak and write effectively.
2. Knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied in business settings.
Students will be knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied to business settings.
3. Effective decision makers.
Students will be able to identify decisions and/or problems requiring solutions, find and use appropriate information to address the situation, identify alternative solutions, and make decisions.
4. Effective group members.
Students will work effectively in groups.
5. Knowledgeable of the strategies required to manage global projects effectively.
Students will develop an understanding of the shared and unique challenges that project managers face on traditional and global projects. Students will develop strategies to manage both face-to-face and virtual teams where various cultures, customs, and traditions may be represented.
6. Knowledgeable about managing projects: Knowledgeable of project management, project management processes, tools, techniques and the interpretation of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK).

The College of Business is committed to providing students the knowledge and life-long learning skills needed for continued development in assisting students in becoming leaders, contributing citizens, and Business Ready™ professionals.

College of Business MSSM graduates will be:

1. Effective communicators.
Students will speak and write effectively.
2. Knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied in business settings.
Students will be knowledgeable of ethical principles as applied to business settings.
3. Decision makers and problem solvers.
Students will be able to identify decisions and/or problems requiring solutions, find and use appropriate information to address the situation, identify alternative solutions, and make decisions.
4. Effective group members.
Students will work effectively in groups.
5. Understanding of the impact of global cultures and the world marketplace on the sport industry.
6. Knowledgeable of the following functional areas of sport management: marketing, finance, administration and governance, and managing projects.

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