Goals and Objectives

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY

Graduate School of Business
MBA Assurance of Learning

Goals & Objectives


Goal 1: MBA graduates will be able to appropriately apply the advanced technical and analytical skills required for effective managerial decision-making.

Assessment Objectives
A)     MBA students will be able to analyze the role of different market structures on firm competitive strategies.
B)     MBA graduates will be able to properly apply statistical techniques, using statistical software, to help undertake more effective decisions.
C)     Develop the understanding of financial theory and how it is applied to capital structure choices, the evaluation of investment projects and the estimation of the cost of capital.
D)     MBA graduates will be able to assess operation’s support for a company’s market and offer suggestions on how to solve any raised issues/problems
E)     Explain and apply pertaining frameworks or models to make informed decisions regarding the management and use of information technology.
F)     To relate key marketing concepts to practical implementation programs.
G)     Students should possess an understanding of managerial accounting concepts and be able to demonstrate managerial accounting techniques, especially as these relate to decision making.  Specific techniques include cost allocation, cost behavior modeling, cost-volume-profit and differential cost analysis, budgeting, and variance analysis.
H)     MBA graduates will demonstrate a users-based understanding of publicly-issued financial statements.

Goal 2: Each Student will be able to integrate ethical perspectives and principles as well as a commitment to the common good into their conception of how business decisions ought to be made.

Assessment Objectives
A)     To appreciate the fact that business is an inherently normative activity aimed at promoting the common good.
B)     To be better able to identify and appreciate the significance of ethical issues and concerns that can arise in business settings
C)     To understand and be able to critically integrate relevant ethical perspectives and principles into their own considerations of business decision-making.

Goal 3: MBA graduates will possess the skills required to effectively manage organizations, which includes; critical thinking, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.

Assessment Objectives

A)     Demonstrate effective oral communication skills
B)     Demonstrate effective written communication skills
C)     Demonstrate capability of enhancing interpersonal relationships within an organization.
D)     Plan and control the development of IT projects.

Goal 4: MBA graduates will understand diverse perspectives and the global reach of business decisions.
Assessment Objectives

A)     To exercise and enhance marketing decision-making, problem-solving and strategic planning activities, internationally.
B)     Be able to effectively manage diversity.
C)     MBA students will be able to identify the effect of trade and trade restriction policies on the domestic market and/or firm.
D)     MBA graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the global supply chain management