Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes are statements of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that we want our graduates to possess. We use them for continuous improvement and they are the criteria on which organizations such as AACSB evaluate our accreditation. They are important to who we are so we make them public. The following is a list of the current Learning Outcomes in our Graduate School of Management programs.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA)

1. Perform the fundamental activities of business.
2. Communicate effectively in a business setting.
3. Explain the global strategic issues facing a corporation.
4. Apply ethical reasoning to business situations.
5. Apply critical thinking skills to managerial decisions.

Other Master’s Programs

Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

1. Apply critical thinking to accounting issues.
2. Communicate via written and oral communication skills.
3. Apply professional knowledge and skills of accounting.


Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE)

1. Support decision making in the business and public policy arenas using the standard analytical tools of applied economic analysis.
2. Provide economic analysis to decision makers in both the private and public sectors.
3. Act as skilled translators and liaisons between various business and policy specialists within organizations.
4. Communicate effectively to convey the results and significance of their technical input and professional advice to both technical and non-technical audiences.


Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR)

1. Apply Human Resources knowledge and skills to business situations.
2. Communicate orally and in writing using common HR research skills.
3. Perform entry-level HR generalist position activities.
4. Evaluate an organization’s human resource system.