ACCREDITED BY ACBSP
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
School of Business
The value of a university education in business and economics includes the student's resulting mastery of subject matter and the development of thinking skills that will carry the graduate through life as a successful professional and citizen. The School of Business has specified learning objectives for each of its degree programs and strives to offer courses and other experiences that will allow all students to master these objectives. These learning objectives may be viewed by following the links below.
AS Business Administration Learning Objectives
BS Business Administration Learning Objectives
BS Economics Learning Objectives
The objectives for these programs are measured in multiple ways, but primarily through course-embedded assignments and exam components specifically linked to these objectives. Measurement of these objectives began in spring of 2010 and results have been used to make improvements to the programs. Detailed results of these measures will be posted to this site in the near future.
The learning goals and objectives for the BS Business Administration, in particular, are also measured using the ETS - Major Filed Test in Business (ETS-MFT). This is a nationally-implemented standardized exam that tests graduating students in multiple subject areas in business. Since it is used in business schools across the country we are able to compare the performance of our program and students to others nationally. A summary of these results is posted below.
A student's satisfaction with their experience as part of the School of Business is also important for our continuous improvement. Each semester, students graduating from each of our programs are provided with a Senior Exit Survey. This survey covers areas such as the quality of interaction with the faculty, the development of marketable skills (e.g., leadership, critical thinking, computer, etc.), the quality of instruction and classroom facilities, and whether the student would recommend the program to a friend, among other areas. Results from this survey are posted below.
Senior Exit Survey Results
Any questions regarding the information presented should be directed to the Office of the Dean, School of Business at 814-732-2460, or by email to Dean Scott Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.