Graduate Learning Objectives


Ethics

Primary Focus of Learning Goals

Focus on ethical decision making.

Learning Objectives

Our graduating students should:

  1. Recognize complex ethical dilemmas
  2. Distinguish between ethical and legal considerations in a business environment
  3. Identify and evaluate the pros and cons of alternative decisions from multiple perspectives
  4. Assess the potential impact of ethical issues on multiple stakeholders and recommend actions to address these issues

Global/Multicultural Perspective

Primary Focus of Learning Goals

Focus on global and multicultural perspective.

Learning Objectives

Our graduating students should:

  1. Recognize important international and multicultural business issues
  2. Explain the interdependencies among global issues and business scenarios
  3. Explain the implications of multicultural biases and issues related to business scenarios
  4. Propose solutions that consider global dimensions or multicultural perspectives
  5. Identify and evaluate the potential outcomes, implications, and shortcomings related to implementing specified recommendations

Communication Skills

Primary Focus of Learning Goals

Focus on oral and written communication skills.

Learning Objectives

Our graduating students should:

  1. Effectively communicate professionally and persuasively when writing, speaking, and giving oral presentations
  2. Proficiently tailor their messages to various business audiences
  3. Properly document sources of information and articulate how their own opinions compare, contrast, and are informed by others
  4. Clearly formulate and organize written documents and oral presentations
  5. Convey complex ideas and information in a coherent, sophisticated, and professional manner, utilizing technology as appropriate

Critical Thinking Skills

Primary Focus of Learning Goals

Focus on analyzing quantitative and qualitative information.

Learning Objectives

Our graduating students should:

  1. Be critical thinkers who are able to draw meaning from complex quantitative or qualitative data and information
  2. Perform sophisticated statistical data analysis using appropriate measures, extract, summarize, and display data, and interpret statistics related to business issues
  3. Evaluate the relative importance and credibility of data and information, identify conflicting or missing data and differentiate symptoms from substantive issues
  4. Draw information from multiple perspectives, differentiate fact from opinion, identify, and prioritize salient information and develop and support sophisticated solutions
  5. Synthesize and propose alternative approaches, evaluate alternate courses of action and critique opposing viewpoints

Leadership

Primary Focus of Learning Goals

Focus on understanding leadership behaviors and characteristics.

Learning Objectives

Our graduating students should:

  1. Identify leader traits, behaviors and styles and judge when they are appropriate
  2. Identify and describe a variety of challenges and issues leaders face
  3. Evaluate, analyze, and critique how leadership behaviors and characteristics affect employees, businesses, situations, and outcomes
  4. Propose future courses of action that leaders can take, justify the recommendations and formulate alternative plans
 
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