The Mendoza College of Business is dedicated to assuring and improving the quality of its degree programs. In doing so, the College sets high standards of learning for its students and systematically gathers, analyzes, and interprets evidence to determine how well student performance matches those standards. The learning goals established for each of the College's degree programs reflect these high standards. Click on a program below to view relevant learning goals.

 

Undergraduate

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
#1: Students will be problem solvers.

#1A: Students will gather and analyze relevant evidence to articulate solutions to business problems.

#1B: Students will analyze business problems in the global context.

#2: Students will be effective communicators.

#2A: Students will produce professional quality business documents.

#2B: Students will deliver professional quality presentations.

#2C: Students will work collaboratively to accomplish business objectives.

#3: Students will be knowledgeable in the field of business.

#3A: Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge relevant to business.

#3B: Students will have content knowledge requisite of their major. 

#4: Students will be ethical decision makers. #4: Students will evaluate the ethical dimensions of business decisions.

 

MBA

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
#1: Competence to analyze and evaluate business opportunities and challenges.

#1A: Students will evaluate strategies and formulate plans to realize business opportunities.

#1B: Students will recognize business problems, gather and analyze evidence, and reach and articulate informed solutions.

#2: Ability to integrate ethics in decision making. Students will apply ethical frameworks to business decisions.
#3: Competency to work collaboratively. Students will work collaboratively to accomplish business objectives.
#4: Exposure to global economic and business perspectives. Students will incorporate crossborder information, risks and opportunities into decision making.
#5: Ability to communicate effectively.

#5A: Students will produce professional quality business documents.

#5B: Students will deliver a professional quality presentation.

 

Executive MBA

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
#1: Competence to analyze and evaluate business opportunities and challenges.

A: Students will evaluate strategies, formulate plans, and communicate these to realize business opportunities. 

B: Students will recognize business problems, gather and analyze evidence, and reach and articulate informed solutions.

#2: Ability to integrate ethics in decision making.  Students will recognize the ethical dimensions of business decisions and evaluate them using multiple ethical frameworks.
#3: Competency to work collaboratively.  Students will work collaboratively to accomplish business objectives.
#4: Exposure to global economic and business perspectives. Students will incorporate cross-border information, risks and opportunities into decision making.

 

MS in Accountancy

Our students develop and analyze information to solve a variety of complex problems that

  • Promote efficient and effective business decision making, and
  • Satisfy the global demand for accountability from those who have been entrusted resources.

In fostering this learning, the MSA program focuses on refining and deepening students' research, analysis, ethical, communication, and teamwork skills in an integrative fashion. The faculty members have designed the following Learning Goals to assist them in developing and delivering course content to the MSA students in a manner that promotes the students' continuing growth into the profession and promotes in them a desire for life-long learning.

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
1. Problem Solving Students identify and clarify accounting problems, gather, evaluate, and analyze accounting information, search and interpret the appropriate authoritative literature, and justify the best alternative.
2. Ethics/Professionalism  Students recognize and evaluate ethical and professional aspects of business and accounting decisions.
3. Communication Students effectively and professionally communicate orally and in writing.
4. Global  Awareness Students incorporate cross-border information, regulation, risks, and opportunities into business and accounting decisions.

 

MS in Management

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
#1: Competence to analyze and evaluate business opportunities and challenges.

#1A: Students will evaluate strategies and formulate plans to realize business opportunities.

#1B: Students will recognize business problems, gather and analyze evidence, and reach and articulate informed solutions.

#2: Ability to integrate ethics in decision making. Students will apply ethical frameworks to business decisions.
#3: Competency to work collaboratively. Students will work collaboratively to accomplish business objectives.
#4: Exposure to global economic and business perspectives.  Students will incorporate cross-border information, risks and opportunities into decision making.
#5: Ability to communicate effectively.

#5A: Students will produce professional quality business documents.

#5B: Students will deliver a professional quality presentation.

 

MS in Business Analytics

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
#1: Competency in the acquisition and analysis of data for business decision making. Students will collect and consolidate data, and analyze it using appropriate techniques.
#2: Recognize and structure business problems for quantitative analysis. Students will translate business problems into an appropriate format for quantitative analysis.
#3: Competency to work collaboratively. Students will work collaboratively to accomplish business objectives.
#4: Identify and confront ethical dilemmas in business analytics. Students will identify when data, analytics, or proposed solutions can produce ethical problems and apply ethical frameworks.
#5: Ability to communicate effectively.  Students will present their findings in a professional manner.

 

MS in Finance

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
#1: Mastery of fundamental terminology, tools, technologies and analytical frameworks Students will conduct analyses using the basic tools, models and frameworks of finance.
#2: Ability to integrate financial analyses into the context of an overall business strategy. Students will interpret financial analysis of specific situations in the context of overall business operations.
#3: Ability to integrate ethics into decision making. Students will apply ethical considerations to business decisions.
#4: Competency to work collaboratively Students will perform assignments in teams and be judged on their ability to work in a team environment.
#5: Ability to communicate effectively. Students will produce reports and deliver presentations guided by high professional standards.

 

Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration

Learning Goals Learning Objectives
#1: Understanding of the unique demand, expectations, challenges, and opportunities of the nonprofit sector. Students will understand the philosophy and operations of the nonprofit sector, including governance and mission realization.
#2: Competence with foundations of business disciplines. Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge in business disciplines.
#3: Competence in making sound business decisions. Students will gather, analyze, evaluate and use data to reach and articulate informed decisions.
#4: Ability to integrate ethics into decision making. Students will integrate and apply ethics theory to problem solving and to leadership responsibilities.