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Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.

Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills
  1. Evaluate the global impact of business decisions.
  2. Assess leadership skills & develop personal leadership plan.
  3. Examine the environmental impact of business decisions.
  4. Solve business problems using critical thinking skills.

Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed by papers, cases, projects and exams in MAN 6266, MAN 6807, GEB 6895 and other MBA courses.

Communication Skills

Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills by:

  1. Employing the conventions of standard written English.
  2. Selecting a topic, and developing it for a specific audience and purpose.
  3. Selecting, organizing, and relating ideas and information with coherence, clarity, and unity.

Communication skills are assessed by written assignments in GEB 6895 and additional MBA courses.

Critical Thinking Skills

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the global impact of business decisions.
  2. Synthesize interdisciplinary knowledge to make strategic decisions.
  3. Solve business problems using critical thinking skills.
  4. Apply critical thinking skills to ethical scenarios.

Critical thinking skills are assessed by papers, cases, projects and exams in MAN 6607, GEB 6895, FIN 6406 and other MBA courses

Updated August 2013