The undergraduate program in the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business has five learning outcomes.
Upon graduation, our students will
- Be effective communicators
- Be effective collaborators
- Be problem solvers
- Understand business concepts
- Recognize ethical and legal responsibilities to organizations
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.
Goal 1: Understand and apply quantitative learning techniques
Objective 1.1: Build classifiers
Objective 1.2: Build regression models
Objective 1.3: Work with textual data
Goal 2: Design cross-functional solutions for business problems
Objective 2.1: Formulate business analytics problems
Objective 2.2: Integrate analytical tools to support business decision making
Goal 3: Evaluate data analytic methods and technologies
Objective 3.1: Evaluate and select regression models
Objective 3.2: Evaluate and debug classification models
Goal 4: Develop skills in modeling and quantifying in unstructured or new environments
Objective 4.1: Understand theories behind novel marketing tools
Objective 4.2: Leverage analytical thinking to address unstructured business problems
Objective 4.3: Apply appropriate analytical rigor to provide recommendations in a timely manner
Goal 5: Develop team and project management skills in a Big Data context
Objective 5.1: Understand the planning function
Objective 5.2: Effectively work in team environments
Goal 6: Communicate analytical findings effectively orally and in writing
Objective 6.1: Give effective presentations
Objective 6.2: Communicate findings in writing
Goal 1: Ivy MBA students will demonstrate effective communication skills
Objective 1.1: Ivy MBA students will communicate through written arguments and the presentation of relevant data.
Objective 1.2: Ivy MBA students will prepare and deliver an effective business presentation.
Goal 2: Ivy MBA students will effectively lead and work in diverse teams
Objective 2.1: Ivy MBA students will evaluate how leadership traits and behaviors affect key stakeholders
Objective 2.2: Ivy MBA students will evaluate how followership traits and behaviors affect key stakeholders
Objective 2.3: Ivy MBA students will recognize and leverage differences in teamwork settings
Goal 3: Ivy MBA students will critically solve business problems
Objective 3.1: Ivy MBA students will demonstrate holistic business knowledge
Objective 3.2: Ivy MBA students will diagnose business problems
Objective 3.3: Ivy MBA students will utilize data to make informed decisions
Goal 4: Ivy MBA students will be able to integrate ethical and global perspectives in decision making.
Objective 4.1: Ivy MBA students will recognize moral dimensions to decisions and actions
Objective 4.2: Ivy MBA students will analyze how business decisions affect firm performance and firm stakeholders.
- Develop Critical Thinking Skills
- Develop a broad understanding of financial concepts
- Problem solving and decision making
- Ethical development
- Acquire practical and theoretical knowledge of multiple disciplines in real estate.
- Demonstrate an understanding of price dynamics and growth potential in real estate markets.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current industry innovations in green technology and practices.
- Demonstrate leadership, negotiation and successful communication abilities.
Goal 1: Teamwork effectiveness
Objective 1.1: MSIS graduates will offer courses of action or alternative solutions that build on the ideas of others
Objective 1.2: MSIS graduates will treat team members respectfully through constructive and professional communication
Goal 2: Critical thinking
Objective 2.1: MSIS graduates will incorporate (explore/investigate) alternate, divergent, or contradictory perspectives or ideas in for decision making
Objective 2.2: MSIS graduates will consider a critical issue/problem to ensure understanding is not impeded by omissions
Objective 2.3: MSIS graduates will develop conclusions that are logically tied to a range of information, including opposing viewpoints
Goal 3: Ethics
Objective 3.1: MSIS graduates will develop an awareness of the ethical dimensions and consequences of business decisions
Objective 3.2: MSIS graduates will explore the ethical effects and consequences from the development and use of new technologies and capabilities.
Goal 4: Written Communication
Objective 4.1: MSIS graduates will use straightforward language that generally conveys meaning to readers.
Objective 4.2: MSIS graduates will demonstrates consistent use of credible, relevant sources to support ideas that are situated within the discipline and genre of the writing.
Goal 5: Oral Communication
Objective 5.1: MSIS graduates will develop a logical argument.
Objective 5.2: MSIS graduates will provide appropriate responses to questions