Master of Business Administration

 























 

Assessment Report, 2014-2015

COBA, Business Administration (Masters)

Assessment Identifiers


College / School:
College of Business Administration (COBA)


Department:
College of Business Administration (COBA)


Program / Major / Certificate:
Masters of Business Administration (MBAP)


Assessment Coordinator(s)
Stephanie Bradl


Has there been a change to the Assessment Coordinator(s) since the last assessment plan?
No

Person(s) responsible for writing and/or submitting this report:
Stephanie Bradl

 

Program Mission Statement

 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to prepare students for careers in management and leadership in both the private and public sectors. Students acquire a comprehensive foundation in the functional areas of business, the global environment in which they will function, and the analytical tools for intelligent and ethical decision making.

Has this mission statement been revised since the last plan?
No

 

PSLOs

 

1.           Ethical Awareness: Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of and appropriate decision making skills for all shareholders.

2.           Communication and Technology: Students will be able to produce a coherent written statement and oral presentation of the analysis of a complex business issue.

3.           Professional Competence: Students will acquire the broad-based knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill their professional goals. These skills include, but are not limited to: financial theories, analysis, reporting and markets; the creation of value through production and distribution; statistical analysis and management sciences as they support decision-making; and information technology as it facilitates change in organizational structure, management practice work processes, and the roles of individuals.

4.           Critical Thinking: Students will be able to use analytical and decision-making skills in problem solving. These skills may be demonstrated by the ability of students to (a) identify, define, and analyze a business problem; (b) identify relevant facts and determine causes; (c) apply knowledge in new and unfamiliar circumstances through a conceptual understanding of the relevant disciplines; (d) creatively formulate alternative courses of action and/or solutions; (e) explain the basis of the choice; and (f) plan and communicate the implementation of that choice to others.

5.           Diversity Awareness: COBA students will be able to incorporate the cultural diversity dimensions into the analysis of a business problem, and demonstrate the impact of these dimensions on organizational and societal outcomes.

6.           Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a group.

 

 

LINK TO: Assessment Report, 2014-2015 Supporting Documents


 

Assessment Results (PSLOs)

 

SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PSLO

Semester

Professor

Courses

Assessment Artifacts and Instruments

Target Levels

Results and Analysis of Results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

2. Communication and Technology: Students will be able to produce a coherent written statement and oral presentation of the analysis of a complex business issue.

Fall 2014

Setliff

MBAP 6001 Business and Professional Communication

Case study Written Communication Rubric

Class will score a rubric average ≥ 3

TARGET MET

Mean = 4.48. No changes needed

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: No action needed due to program meeting expectations.

Spring 2015

Academic Engagement and Achievement

5. Diversity Awareness: COBA students will be able to incorporate the cultural diversity dimensions into the analysis of a business problem, and demonstrate the impact of these dimensions on organizational and societal outcomes.

Fall 2014

Arora, An

MBAP 6071 Marketing Management

Case study or Group Project Diversity Awareness rubric

Class will score a rubric average ≥ 3

TARGET MET

Mean = 4.26 No changes needed

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: No action needed due to program meeting expectations.


 

Assessment Results (POs)

 

SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PO Goal

Enabling Strategies

Measures

Targets

Results and Analysis of Results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

Increase total enrollment

a.Visit Upper Division courses

b. Attend Open House events

Blackboard Analytics

Graduate enrollment of 35.

TARGET MET

Enrollment for year 2014 2015 totaled 35

OVERALL: TARGET MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: Met target. No additional actions necessary.

Increase graduation rates

a. MBA Office taking more active role in advisement

b. More careful attention regarding course scheduling to ensure program completion

Blackboard Analytics

Graduate at least 10 MBA students annually.

TARGET MET

Graduated 20 MBA Students for 2014- 2015

Target exceeded by 10 students.

OVERALL: TARGET MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: Exceeded target. No additional actions necessary.

Course Scheduling

a. Offer classes more consistently

b. Increase the number of offered MBA courses per semester

c.  Align course scheduling in relation to program completion

Banner

Offer a minimum of 4 MBA classes per semester

TARGET MET

Four courses or more were offered in each semester in 2014-2015

This target pushes the baseline by one additional course offered each semester.

OVERALL: TARGET MET

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: Met target. No additional actions necessary.

An additional goal will be incorporated for AY 2015-2016 on community outreach.