Student Learning Outcomes

Today’s institutions of higher learning are being asked to document that they are producing value to their students.  Quality graduate business programs must identify what they expect students to be able to do or what skills they are expected to learn in their courses.   These Student Learning Outcomes link to the overall mission of the institution.

At CiAM, our Outcomes are as follows:

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Based on Peter Drucker’s philosophy, graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate the skills to be an effective team member in an organizational setting.
  3. Demonstrate effective leadership practices by applying the principles of Management as a Liberal Art (MLA).
  4. Apply analytical skills in the global environment.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students earning an MBA from CiAM will:

  1. Demonstrate verbal communication skills through effective delivery of presentations.
  2. Demonstrate visual communication skills through effective use of technology for presentations.
  3. Demonstrate written communication skills by producing professional-quality business documents.
  4. Collaborate with diverse teams in achieving common goals in a timely manner.
  5. Integrate concepts of societal impact and human dignity through application of Management as a Liberal Art in business settings.
  6. Apply the principles of business ethics in managerial settings.
  7. Create value for clients through consulting processes.
  8. Recommend appropriate solutions to identified problems through analysis of evidence and/or application of industry research.

Students are assessed at the program level through signature assignments and assessments. Additionally, students in each of the courses at CiAM are provided a survey instrument at the beginning and at the end of each course. The 4-point survey instrument askes students to reflect upon the Course Learning Outcomes (CLO’s) of each course. The range of responses are (1) “I know nothing about this topic”; (2) “I have heard of this or can do the task with significant research”; (3) “I can do this with a boost”; and finally, (4) “I can do this task fully, right now”. Upon completion of the surveys, an analysis is conducted to determine the average change in perceived student learning for the CLO’s of a course. The CiAM goal is to have the “Post Knowledge” average score to be at least one point higher than the “Pre Knowledge” average score. This was achieved in the majority of CiAM’s courses, which covers the timeframe from January 2020 through August 2020. This helps to validate that students from CiAM’s MBA program and concentration courses are able to identify that they have achieved a level of skills or increased knowledge by enrolling in, and completing, each of the courses in the CiAM MBA program.

Course Number

Title

Pre-Knowledge Results (Mean)

Post-Knowledge Results (Mean) Increase

ACC501

Accounting for Decision Making

1.99

3.27

1.28

BA501

Database for Business Analytics

1.58

3.50

1.93

BUS501

Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making

1.97

3.16

1.19

DRU502

Innovation and Entrepreneurship based on Drucker's Principles

1.26

3.43

2.17

DRU503

Managing One's Self and One's Career based on Drucker's Principle

2.22

3.95

1.73

DRU505

Ethical Leadership

2.05

3.44

1.39

FIN501

Corporate Finance

2.28

3.14

0.86

GB501

Global Business Concepts

2.45

3.49

1.03

IS501

Management of Information Systems

2.08

3.03

0.95

MGT501

Management and Organizational Behavior

2.11

3.03

0.92

MGT511

Strategic Management

1.97

3.49

1.51

MKT501

Marketing Management

1.94

3.17

1.22

OPS501

Operations Management

1.72

3.48

1.77

PM501

Project Management Fundamentals

1.82

3.40

1.58

PM502

Project Management Fundamentals

2.02

3.50

1.48

PM503

 Organizational Project Management

2.55

3.90

1.35

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(Graph reflects courses with response number of at least 10 students)