The undergraduate program in the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business has seven learning outcomes. By graduation, undergraduate students will have demonstrated:
- An understanding of general business knowledge
- The ability to recognize ethical, legal, and global implications in business decision making
- The ability to communicate effectively in written, oral, visual, and electronic (WOVE) formats
- The ability to use quantitative and analytical methods to address unstructured business problems
- The ability to apply critical thinking to business issues
- The ability to work in a collaborative environment
- The ability to recognize the benefits & challenges of diversity
Learning outcomes 1 – 5 are measured using course embedded exercises, assignments, quiz questions, or exam questions that are graded and used as part of the student’s grade. Learning objective 6 is measured through a peer assessment of teammates on group projects. Learning objective 7 is measured as part of a survey designed to assess students’ attitudes toward diversity.
Graduate College Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: Ability to think critically and creatively about accounting problems
- Conduct research using electronic and other information sources.
- Identify accounting alternatives and analyze the impacts of each on financial statements.
- Prepare information to assist management with planning, control, and decision making.
- Apply accounting, taxation, and auditing theory in new and unfamiliar circumstances.
Outcome 2: Ability to communicate effectively
- Effectively communicate about accounting issues in writing.
- Effectively communicate about accounting issues orally.
Outcome 3: Ability to work with others as a member of a team
- Demonstrate ability to work in a team.
Outcome 4: Awareness and sensitivity for dealing with ethical concerns
- Identify ethical issues present in accounting and auditing scenarios.
Analyze ethical implications of accounting choices and disclosures.