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Assessment of Learning

Assessment of Learning 2019-11-14T09:30:03-06:00

The undergraduate program in the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business has seven learning outcomes. By graduation, undergraduate students will have demonstrated:

  1. An understanding of general business knowledge
  2. The ability to recognize ethical, legal, and global implications in business decision making
  3. The ability to communicate effectively in written, oral, visual, and electronic (WOVE) formats
  4. The ability to use quantitative and analytical methods to address unstructured business problems
  5. The ability to apply critical thinking to business issues
  6.  The ability to work in a collaborative environment
  7. 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.