Finance Learning Outcomes

As one of many methods of assuring that the goals of our educational mission are successfully met, the college regularly and systematically engages in the assessment of a variety of competencies. As part of this assurance of learning, each program defines and collects data on learning goals; 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. The following is the current Learning Goal for the Finance Major along with the goals for the Undergraduate Business Core.

Perform an applied financial analysis in a business situation

Below are the specific learning outcomes assessed to help determine if students meet the above outcome.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the concept of time value of money
  • Apply principles of capital budgeting
  • Explain the determinants of a firm’s capital structure
  • Explain various risk measures and models of the relation between risk and return 
  • Explain the concept of market efficiency and its implications for securities’ returns
  • Apply the principles of portfolio theory

Undergraduate Business Core Learning Goals

  1. Apply effective written and oral communication skills to business situations.
  2. Analyze the global business environment.
  3. Analyze the local business environment.
  4. Use critical thinking skills in business situations.
  5. Apply an ethical understanding and perspective to business situations.