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:
- Demonstrate effective communication skills.
- Demonstrate the skills to be an effective team member in an organizational setting.
- Demonstrate effective leadership practices by applying the principles of Management as a Liberal Art (MLA).
- Apply analytical skills in the global environment.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students earning an MBA from CiAM will:
- Demonstrate verbal communication skills through effective delivery of presentations.
- Demonstrate visual communication skills through effective use of technology for presentations.
- Demonstrate written communication skills by producing professional-quality business documents.
- Collaborate with diverse teams in achieving common goals in a timely manner.
- Integrate concepts of societal impact and human dignity through application of Management as a Liberal Art in business settings.
- Apply the principles of business ethics in managerial settings.
- Create value for clients through consulting processes.
- 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 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 most recent group of graduates, verifying that students from CiAM’s MBA program 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.