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Department of Business Administration

The Business Administration Program of the Walter R. Davis School of Business & Economics provides a quality undergraduate education that prepares and develops our graduates for professional careers within the global community.

SBE Learning Goals for All Courses

SBE Learning Goal 1 - Communication - Our graduates will communicate effectively.
Oral Communication Written Communication Receptive Communication
Pronunciation Grammar Asking Appropriate Questions
Projection & Speed Sentence Structure Responding Appropriately to Questions
Dress Clarity Identification of Significant Ideas
Posture Organization & Format
Gestures Use of Technology
Use of Technology
SBE Learning Goal 2 - Critical Thinking - Our graduates will be able to think critically.
Problem Solving Qualitative Methods Using Technology for Decision-Making
Determine elements of the problem Equations & Inequality Spreadsheets
Gather info Dispersion Database Mgmt
Determine criteria to use Probability Search Engines
Rationale for choice made Analytical Thinking General Internet Skills
Creative Thinking
SBE Leaning Goal 3 - Ethical and Social Responsibility - Our graduates will demonstrate ethical and social responsibility.
Demonstrate Civic Engagement
Make ethical decisions
Recognize Roles of Org. in Society
Civil rights & personal liberties
Breadth of Individuality

Program Learning Goals for Finance/Economics

Understanding Financial Management Function - Students will be able to perform and analyze the three basic functions of a Finance manager as it relates to Capital Budgeting Decisions, Capital Structure Decisions and Working Capital Management.

Understanding the Investment Process - Students will understand and apply the techniques, vehicles and strategies for implementing investment goals within the context of risk-return trade-offs.

Understanding the Management of Financial Intermediaries - Students will understand the role of risk management in the management of financial intermediaries and apply various risk management techniques such as credit scoring, credit derivatives, and interest rate swaps, in developing strategies to enhance the growth and profitability of financial intermediaries.

Understanding the impact of the science of scarcity - Students will understand the role of economic policies and principles in the efficient operation of business units and apply the economic thinking model to the business decision-making process.

Understanding the Financial Markets - Students will understand the role and operating characteristics of financial markets in the efficient allocation of resources in a capitalist based economic system.

Program Learning Goals for Management Information Systems

Systems Orientation - Students will acquire skills to view problems and be able to perform problem solving from systems analytical approach.

Computer Programming Skills - Students will acquire essential networking skills.

IT Currency - Students will be exposed to current information technology issues and trends.

Program Learning Goals for Management

Understanding Organizations - Develop student's ability to diagnose and analyze organizational problems and choose and defend resolutions for practical situations by applying management theories and principles learned in their courses.

Problem Solving Using Theories and Knowledge - Students will acquire the skills and abilities needed to solve organizational problems by applying the theories and principles learned in their courses.

Group and Team Interaction - Student will acquire skills in managing group dynamics for successful group and team interactions.

Program Learning Goals for Marketing

Foster Market Orientation - Students will be able to define the relational perspective and develop an understanding of relationships with customers and suppliers within a competitive market context.

Develop a Perspective on Global Markets - Students will demonstrate a global perspective of business and other organizations with particular emphasis on the requisite skills needed for effective marketing in different cultures.

Develop Marketing Research and Analysis Skills - Students will be able to design and apply appropriate research methods for the collection and analysis of data to aid marketing decision making.