Student Learning Outcomes
In support of the South College mission statement, the mission of the Masters of Business Administration program is to provide a high quality graduate online business education that challenges students through curriculum and collaborative interaction. The program’s curriculum focuses on student learning and development of skills that prepare them for the demands of the global business environment. The MBA program is designed to provide businesses with managers who are able to critically analyze and identify business problems and opportunities. This includes being able to communicate information to influence an organization, integrate decision making across all business functions, and develop effective strategies while understanding the importance of ethical decision making.
The School of Business Administration seeks to contribute to the business community through professional involvement and applied intellectual contributions. The program was determined as needed due to the desire for professionals in the business community to progress in their educational goals. Graduates completing the program will accomplish the following outcomes:
- Analyze and evaluate appropriate business strategies, practices, and theories that inform and guide organizations to ensure sustainability.
- Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product or service by integrating marketing concepts, strategies, research, and distribution principles.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of accounting in order to ensure alignment with organizational goals and strategies.
- Devise a capital budgeting strategy based on the principles of capital budgeting, capital structure, cost of capital, corporate financing, and asset valuation.
- Devise planning and control activities to effectively produce and deliver goods and services.
- Summarize emerging trends in management and leadership theories through research of academic literature.
- Create business reports that effectively communicate business strategies, practices, and goals using emerging technology and management theories.
- Design a solution to a business dilemma, incorporating management practices and theories with principles of marketing, economics, accounting, operations management, and finance.
- Apply descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics to business problems for input into management decision-making processes.