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Learning Goals & Assessment

The goals of the Eberhardt School graduate programs are to produce graduate students who possess business knowledge and skills, who are able to apply their knowledge and skills in a global business setting, who are able to work as part of a team, and who are able to communicate effectively.

The specific objectives and outcomes are:

1.  Demonstrate business knowledge and skills

a. For each business discipline, each student will demonstrate knowledge of business principles, concepts, theories, and perspectives.

b. For each business discipline, each student will be skilled in the use of business procedures, methods, strategies, and approaches.

c. Each student will demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among business disciplines.

The business disciplines include accounting, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, operations management, managerial economics, information systems, quantitative analysis, and strategy development and implementation.


2. Apply business knowledge and skills

Each student will apply knowledge and skills to business situations and problems in domestic and international settings. This includes:

a. Strategic thinking. Each student will analyze business environments and opportunities, and to align business activities in developing and implementing organizational strategy and change in complex and uncertain conditions.

b. Critical thinking. Each student will identify problems, define objectives, gather and analyze information, evaluate risks and alternatives, and make decisions that are ethical and socially responsible and incorporate cultural perspectives.

3. Demonstrate effective teamwork skills

Each student will work effectively with others as a colleague and as a manager. This includes:

a. Teamwork. Each student will be able to work in a team and collaborate effectively with others.

b. Group and organization effectiveness. Each student will be able to manage, influence, and lead others.

4. Communicate clear ideas and plans

a. Each student will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

b. Each student will demonstrate effective written communication skills.