Graduate Learning Goals
Professional Master of Business Administration (Professional MBA)
- Exhibit effective presentational and interpersonal communication skills.
- Exhibit effective critical thinking skills.
- Exhibit the capacity to effectively marshal human resources, both in a leading and in a collegial teaming role.
- Exhibit the ability to identify, measure, interpret, and incorporate relevant information in analyzing problems and making effective business decisions.
- Exhibit the ability to recognize ethical and legal issues and to respond appropriately.
Bridge Master of Business Administration (Bridge MBA)
- Understand, integrate, and apply substantive knowledge in a global context.
- Identify opportunities and problems, generate alternatives, and justify recommendations.
- Recognize and address moral and ethical challenges, and defend a course of action.
- Communicate effectively across audiences and modes.
- Develop self-awareness, demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, and identify one’s vocational purpose.
Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
- Quantify the relation between risk and return and apply it in value-maximizing financial activities of individuals and corporations (in global, ethical context).
- Choose and be proficient in applying financial tools and analytical methods to improve financial decision-making.
- Effectively communicate and justify, in both written and oral form, results and recommendations of financial analysis to audiences having varying degrees of financial sophistication.
Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)
- Analyze and evaluate costing systems, prepare master budgets, evaluate managerial performance, evaluate management control systems, and provide decision support for cost management, and other operational and strategic managerial decisions.
- Analyze transaction cycles and accounting processes, evaluate risk, and recommend internal controls for accounting processes.
- Use software to improve efficiency and internal control, analyze data, and support decision-making.
- Analyze and communicate the effects of tax rules on partnerships and corporations, and prepare advanced tax returns based on research of pertinent authority to answer tax questions.
- Prepare and evaluate financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles and identify, explain, research, resolve, and communicate related accounting issues, including ethical implications of alternatives.
- Perform in-depth analysis of financial systems and statements, and write a report on the performance, financial condition, management effectiveness, financial risks, and valuation.
- Demonstrate skills and abilities relevant to the accounting profession, including effective writing and oral communications and working effectively in teams.
- Be sensitive about and involved with the needs of communities beyond the boundaries of their professional community.
Leadership Executive Master of Business Administration (LEMBA and HLEMBA)
- Students will demonstrate strategic decision-making capability.
- Students are capable of rigorous analysis of data and stakeholder concerns.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate a vision that will have significant and positive leadership impact (i.e., leading change).
- In business and in personal lives, students will act to preserve or enhance the well being of the commons (global, health, and social justice).
- Demonstrate wisdom through judgment/decision-making that integrates the needs of multiple stakeholders and adapts personal behavior appropriately.