Business Administration Learning Goals and Objectives

Our business graduates are taught:

An entrepreneurial perspective: Students will identify, assess, and shape entrepreneurial opportunities in a variety of contexts.

  • Recognize entrepreneurial opportunities for new business ventures and evaluate their potential for business success.
  • Understand the implementation issues including financial, legal, operational and administrative procedures involved in starting new business ventures

Professional communication and behavioral skills: Students will demonstrate effective communication and professional behavioral skills in business settings.

  • Communicate effectively and professionally in business situations through physical or virtual presence, writing, speaking, listening, and electronic media.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead by using team building skills and facilitating collaborative behaviors in the accomplishment of group goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate good work habits, time management and self-discipline.

An ethical and social responsibility perspective: Students will understand business ethics and issues of social responsibility.

  • Recognize basic concepts and theories related to business ethics and social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical behavior appropriate to specific business situations.

Analytical and problem solving skills: Students will demonstrate problem solving skills supported by appropriate analytical and quantitative techniques.

  • Identify and analyze business problems and opportunities and formulate recommendations for courses of action.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative tools and methodologies to support organizational decision making.

A broad knowledge of the functional areas of business and an understanding of the diverse contexts of business.

  • Demonstrate awareness of the global economic, environmental, political, ethical, legal, and regulatory contexts of business practice.
  • Assess how organizations create value in their global supply chains through the integrated production and distribution of goods, services and information.
  • Describe the concept of competitive advantage and how it may be achieved through strategic and tactical methods.
  • Analyze the information content of organizational processes.
  • Define markets and apply marketing concepts and principles using a customer focus to effectively sell products and services.
  • Recognize and appropriately respond to ethical, legal and strategic concerns relating to human resource and organizational management.
  • Apply accounting concepts and methods to interpret financial statements for evaluating the financial position and performance of organizations.
  • Interpret and analyze accounting information for internal control, planning, performance evaluation, and coordination to continuously improve business processes.
  • Make basic investment and financing decisions for a business using financial management concepts, and methods.