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Assessment - Student Learning Outcomes

The School of Business and Leadership's Department of Business sets high expectations for our faculty - and for you, our students.

We expect you to learn what you need to know to attain personal success and fulfill your public responsibilities in a global and diverse society. We define educational quality by how well we achieve our mission relative to these student learning outcomes:

  • Student ability to integrate course-specific skills and knowledge with the program-wide values of stewardship and integrity,

  • Student knowledge of current business practice and theory,

  • Student ability to identify and address major issues presented by a business problem,

  • Student ability to identify ethical dilemmas and apply Christian values to resolve those dilemmas, while taking into consideration the impact on God's world.

The Department of Business conducts assessment of student learning outcomes in order to continuously improve the curriculum. This assessment program includes two primary components. The first component is a comprehensive case study administered as a pre and post test in ECON 203: Principles of Microeconomics and BUS 453: Strategic Management, respectively. This case study is a required assignment in these courses and must be completed in order to receive final course grades. The second component is a standardized, nationally normed test administered in BUS 453: Strategic Management. Completing a scoreable test is required in order to complete any major in the School of Business.

Only aggregate scores of these instruments are used for assessment purposes. Individual scores are kept in strictest confidence. Details of the assessment program are available in the office of the dean of the School of Business and Leadership. Since student learning outcomes assessment is a dynamic process, the School of Business and Leadership reserves the right to make changes to this process.