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School of Business Learning Outcomes

STATEMENT OF REQUIRED LEARNING FOR A MAJOR IN BUSINESS

(Adult Evening and Online Program)

 An Alverno College graduate with a major in business has demonstrated the ability:

  • to discern, plan for and convey an adaptable and ethical professional identity and competence [Entrepreneurial Careering];
  • to use discipline models and theories to analyze the interdependence among systems, organizations and events [Critical Thinking]; and
  • to use team and organizational skills to work effectively with diverse individuals, teams and organizational units to meet stakeholder and organizational needs [Leading].

STATEMENT OF RQUIRED LEARNING FOR A SUPPORT AREA IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT

An Alverno College graduate with a support area in business and management has demonstrated the ability:

  • to take initiative in identifying and solving problems or pursuing opportunities for organizational growth or improvement [Enterprising/Problem Solving]; and
  • to use organizational and management theory to interact effectively in organizational contexts that require leadership of groups or other types of interpersonal interactions [Interacting/Leading].

STATEMENT OF REQUIRED LEARNING FOR A SUPPORT AREA IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS

An Alverno College graduate with a support area in business analytics has demonstrated the ability:

  • to use discipline models and theories to analyze, interpret and structure relationships among data sources, systems, organizations, individuals and events [Analytical Thinking and Action];
  • to take initiative in identifying and solving problems or pursuing opportunities for organizational growth or improvement using appropriate strategies and technologies [Enterprising/Problem Solving]; and
  • to interact effectively in organizational contexts to facilitate strategic and ethical application and use of data, and communicate the impact of technology on individuals, organizations, and society [Technological Fluency].
  • to critique the data, strategies and models of chemistry; and to develop a professional identity and apply her learning in professional settings.

STATEMENT OF REQUIRED LEARNING FOR A MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION

An Alverno College graduate with a major in communication has demonstrated the ability:

Rhetorical Sensitivity

  • to create and deliver messages that consider audience, context, form, style and intention;
  • to frame and adapt her articulation of events, issues and ideas with awareness of cultural, social and political contexts;

Technological Fluency

  • to navigate changing technologies to critically analyze and ethically act in response to diverse needs;
  • to apply principles of usability to design and implement applications, processes, products and systems;

Creativity

  • to engage multiple imaginative strategies, appropriate technologies and effective communication techniques to express and interpret ideas;
  • to pursue innovative uses for communication and information technologies to create purposeful solutions for individuals and groups;

Leadership

  • to apply professional standards and act with integrity when making decisions and when involving others in new initiatives;
  • to imagine possibilities and pursue independent action to address emergent needs and complex challenges in professional and community contexts;

Adaptability

  • to demonstrate professionalism, mindfulness and leadership by adapting, integrating and synthesizing her learning in an ever-changing environment;
  • to independently choose effective learning strategies to develop and modify conceptual frameworks in communication and technology; and
  • to demonstrate independence in choosing, developing and modifying communication and technology frameworks.

STATEMENT OF REQUIRED LEARNING FOR A SUPPORT AREA IN COMMUNICATION

 An Alverno College graduate with a support in communication has demonstrated the ability:

Rhetorical Sensitivity

  • to create and deliver messages that consider audience, context, form, style and intention;
  • to frame and adapt her articulation of events, issues and ideas with awareness of cultural, social and political contexts;

Technological Fluency

  • to navigate changing technologies to critically analyze and ethically act in response to diverse needs;
  • to apply principles of usability to design and implement applications, processes, products and systems;

Creativity

  • to engage multiple imaginative strategies, appropriate technologies and effective communication techniques to express and interpret ideas;
  • to pursue innovative uses for communication and information technologies to create purposeful solutions for individuals and groups;

Leadership

  • to apply professional standards and act with integrity when making decisions and when involving others in new initiatives;
  • to imagine possibilities and pursue independent action to address emergent needs and complex challenges in professional and community contexts;

Adaptability

  • to demonstrate professionalism, mindfulness and leadership by adapting, integrating and synthesizing her learning in an ever-changing environment;
  • to independently choose effective learning strategies to develop and modify conceptual frameworks in communication and technology; and
  • to demonstrate independence in choosing, developing and modifying communication and technology frameworks.

STATEMENT OF REQUIRED LEARNING FOR A MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

(Adult Evening & Online Program)

 An Alverno College graduate with a major in communication studies has demonstrated the ability:

 Rhetorical Sensitivity

  • to create and deliver messages that consider audience, context, form, style and intention;
  • to frame and adapt her articulation of events, issues and ideas with awareness of cultural, social and political contexts;

Technological Fluency

  • to navigate changing technologies to critically analyze and ethically act in response to diverse needs;
  • to apply principles of usability to design and implement applications, processes, products and systems;

Creativity

  • to engage multiple imaginative strategies, appropriate technologies and effective communication techniques to express and interpret ideas;
  • to pursue innovative uses for communication and information technologies to create purposeful solutions for individuals and groups;

Leadership

  • to apply professional standards and act with integrity when making decisions and when involving others in new initiatives;
  • to imagine possibilities and pursue independent action to address emergent needs and complex challenges in professional and community contexts;

Adaptability

  • to demonstrate professionalism, mindfulness and leadership by adapting, integrating and synthesizing her learning in an ever-changing environment;
  • to independently choose effective learning strategies to develop and modify conceptual frameworks in communication and technology; and
  • to demonstrate independence in choosing, developing and modifying communication and technology frameworks.
  • to act with professional values as a situational decision-maker, adapting to the changing needs in the environment in order to develop students as learners [Integrative Interaction].

STATEMENT OF REQUIRED LEARNING FOR A MAJOR IN MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

[This program will sunset beginning in Fall 2017]

An Alverno College graduate with a major in management accounting has demonstrated the ability:

  • to integrate principles from accounting and management theory with liberal arts learning to interpret and analyze business situations and to effectively communicate with others in a variety of contexts [Analytical Thinking and Action];
  • to use accounting frameworks to initiate and implement problem solving and process improvement in organizational contexts [Cooperative Organizational Thinking and Action];
  • to use management theory to interact effectively in professional contexts that require leadership of groups or other types of interpersonal interactions [Developing Others and Perspective Taking]; and
  • to respond to management and accounting issues in a manner consistent with personal and professional codes of conduct [Developing Self and Acting with Integrity].

STATEMENT OF REQUIRED LEARNING FOR A MAJOR IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT

 [This program will sunset beginning in Fall 2017]

An Alverno College graduate with a major in marketing management has demonstrated the ability:

  • to use marketing management models and theories to analyze global opportunities and the interdependence among systems, organizations, individuals, and events [Critical Thinking/Communicating];
  • to apply marketing and management principles to develop and deliver quality products or services [Enterprising/Problem Solving]; and
  • to use team and organizational skills to work effectively with diverse individuals, teams, and organizational units to meet stakeholder and organizational needs [Interacting/Leading].

STATEMENT OF REQUIRED LEARNING FOR THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

An Alverno College graduate of the Master of Business Administration program has demonstrated the ability:

Strategic Analysis

  • to use knowledge of proven and emerging business principles and strategies to navigate complexity; and
  • to recognize the defining areas of distinctiveness of different enterprises and how to leverage them to advantage in the marketplace.

Execution

  • to know how to get the right work done in the right way to get results; and
  • to take a disciplined, reality-based, and focused approach to translating strategy into action, using the resources of the organization and the team wisely to produce results.

Innovation

  • to integrate and apply business knowledge to create and deliver inventive business solutions to customers and stakeholders in ways that create and add value to business processes, products, and services.

Global and Cultural Competence

  • to use interdisciplinary knowledge and enhanced cultural competence to interact with, manage, and lead individuals, teams, and business units within a variety of cultural and global contexts to develop relationships, resources, and markets.

Ethical Managing and Leading

  • to identify competing values in business decisions and act with a commitment to integrity in interactions with stakeholders that lead to the development of trustworthy relationships with customers, colleagues, suppliers, and other key business partners.
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